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Kingfisher Bar & Grill

It's 10 on Friday night and you're hungry, but you don't want to wolf down your food while the staff stands around yawning. And you think you might like something of a briny nature. Well, you want Kingfisher, a little corner of New Orleans sensibility planted among the lumberyards and automotive shops on East Grant Road. Everything there is ridiculously delicious, but seafood is the standout--always impeccably fresh and prepared with love. We go for the mussels steamed in white wine and garlic, a dish of such virtue that, for once, words fail us. Every year, Kingfisher hosts a Mardi Gras party that kicks off with The World's Shortest Mardi Gras Parade--two doors down to Nonie and back. It's about the most fun you can have in Tucson.

Runners up:

2. Red Lobster, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd., 5061 N. Oracle Road

3. Mariscos Chihuahua, Various locations

Sign of the impending Apocalypse: Kingfisher beat Red Lobster by only one vote.

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