Downtown Tucson is a highly popular destination in Arizona that is filled with a variety of local restaurants, activities, shopping, and hotspots for you to enjoy. Wherever you live in Tucson or you’re just visiting, the excitement of the vast downtown area is just a short drive away from any major destination and residential community in Tucson. When you’re searching for the latest local hotspot or cafe that will fit your tastes, you’ll find a wide array of options for you to consider which extend from fine dining and gastropubs to delectable local eateries. Enjoy all that the city has to offer with a delicious tour of downtown Tucson’s restaurant scene. Below is a detailed list of our top 10 favorite downtown Tucson restaurants!
10. The Fix, Arizona’s Mac n Chz Headquarters
The Fix is a unique mac and cheese shop in Tucson that specializes in comfort food and craft beer. When you want to relax and have an enjoyable dining experience, The Fix is the place to go. Their menu is primarily comprised of American cuisine and includes a wide variety of macaroni and cheese dishes. The two dozen classic cheddar macs include such local favorites as the meat lovers and surf and turf options. There are also more than a dozen creamy Alfredo dishes like Italian hangover and chicken Parmesan.
If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, The Fix caters to these lifestyles with numerous dishes. You can also select your choice of sauce, veggies, meat, and additional toppings to create the dish yourself.
The Fix Location
The Fix Hours
11:00AM-9:00PM Sunday through Thursday
11:00AM-10:00PM on Friday and Saturday
Happy hour takes place every day from 3:00PM-6:00PM
9. 5 Points Market & Restaurant
The 5 Points Market & Restaurant is a modern restaurant and grocery market that offers a range of New American dishes and espresso drinks. They specifically serve breakfast and lunch and mainly make dishes that are comprised of natural ingredients. Many of their dishes would be classified as vegetarian. A favorite dish on their breakfast menu is the frittata, which is served with kale, fresh basil, and Gruyere.
You can also choose to build your own breakfast plate from dozens of different sides. Their lunch menu focuses on five different dishes that include a smoked torta and a smoked beet sandwich. Keep in mind that the menu will change slightly from season to season.
5 Points Market & Restaurant Location
5 Points Market & Restaurant Hours
8. OBON Sushi Bar Ramen
The OBON Sushi Bar Ramen is a Japanese eatery that mainly offers ramen bowls, sushi rolls, and delicious cocktails in a hip, modern setting. The casual atmosphere makes it a great restaurant to visit for socializing with friends or watching the game. This restaurant has proven to be very popular, which is why you should make reservations if you plan on visiting during the weekend.
Although they specialize in sushi rolls and ramen, they also offer a variety of entrees, crudos, steam buns, and starters. Along with the numerous cocktails, beers, and wines that they provide, you’ll also be able to choose from a selection of sake beverages.
OBON Sushi Bar Ramen Location
OBON Sushi Bar Ramen Hours
11:00AM-11:00PM Monday through Wednesday
11:00AM-12:00AM on Thursday and Friday
4:00PM-12:00AM on Saturday
4:00PM-11:00PM on Sunday
7. Senae Thai Bistro
The Senae Thai Bistro is an upscale bistro that specializes in Thai cuisine and offers a range of classic Thai dishes. While the food is upscale, the atmosphere of the restaurant is somewhat relaxed and laid back with a chic layout. If you’re visiting the restaurant for lunch, they offer a number of special noodle bowls and rice plates for you to sample. The curry dishes offered at the Senae Thai Bistro are considered to be favorites of the locals, which include grilled steak curry and roasted chicken curry.
Earlier this year, the chef at Senae Thai Bistro earned one of the top culinary honors by the Government of Thailand. The restaurant itself is considered to be among the best of its kind to offer Thai cuisine in Arizona.
Senae Thai Bistro Location
Senae Thai Bistro Hours
11:00AM-2:00PM & 5:00PM-9:00PM Tuesday through Thursday
11:00AM-2:00PM & 4:00PM-10:00PM on Friday
4:00PM-10:00PM on Saturday
6. 47 Scott
The 47 Scott restaurant is a bar and restaurant combo that provides visitors with a menu of New American cuisine and a lively atmosphere that is always energetic. When you’re making your reservations, they are only open for dinner and happy hour. While visitors to this restaurant enjoy the comfort food found on the menu, the cocktail menu is the main draw and features dozens of different types of cocktails.
The signature cocktails include such options as the Moscow Mule and the Vagabond. A favorite dinner option is the pistachio crusted salmon with a side of bacon wrapped dates. The waiters are known to be friendly and will regularly check up on your table during the course of the evening.
47 Scott Location
47 N Scott Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
47 Scott Hours
4:00PM-10:00PM Tuesday through Saturday
4:00PM-9:00PM on Sunday
5. Maynards Market & Kitchen
Maynards Market & Kitchen is a casual French eatery and wine shop that’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They offer an ample amount of outdoor patio seating that lets you take in the views while you eat and socialize. When you stop by for lunch, their menu consists of a number of hot and cold sandwiches for you to select from, all of which are available as half or whole sandwiches. Some of the dinner favorites among locals include dishes like the sweet pea risotto and whole grilled trout. Many of the dishes they provide consist of some type of seafood.
If you’re a lover of wine, Maynards Market & Kitchen was provided with the Wine Spectator’s 2018 award of excellence for the many varietals of wine that they have on hand. Their many red and white wines hail from as far away as New Zealand or as close as Arizona.
Maynards Market & Kitchen Location
Maynards Market & Kitchen Hours
7:00AM-8:00PM Monday through Thursday
7:00AM-12:00AM on Friday and Saturday
9:00AM-8:00PM on Sunday
4. HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery
The HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery is a hip and energetic restaurant that caters to a younger crowd and plays live music on a regular basis. This destination is unique in that half of it is outfitted as a classic ice cream shop with the other half looking like a standard bar with numerous flat screen TVs for watching the game. Their lunch and dinner menus are comprehensive and are known for their delightful burgers. The favorite Hub burger comes with Swiss, pastrami, and coleslaw.
If you are considering stopping by the ice cream shop after you eat, you can select from a dozen staple flavors that are available all year round and more than a dozen additional flavors that rotate seasonally. Some of the more distinct flavors to choose from include Mexican wedding cookie, vegan chocolate, and oatmeal cookie dough.
HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery Location
HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery Hours
11:00AM-12:00AM Every day
3. Charro Steak
Charro Steak is a stylish steakhouse with an industrial layout and atmosphere alongside an American cuisine menu with a slight Mexican twist. Their menu is simplistic in approach yet includes an extensive amount of dishes. A couple of the favorite entrees that are available for dinner include the pork chop with a prickly pear glaze and Tucson’s favorite t-bone. You’ll also want to check out their craft cocktail menu that includes drinks like Monica’s secret martini and Julian Drew’s silver Cadillac.
The portion sizes they provide are substantial and the servers commonly provide visitors with a exciting history of the venue, which is the oldest Mexican restaurant in America that’s still operated by the same family.
Charro Steak Location
Charro Steak Hours
4:00PM-9:30PM Sunday through Thursday
4:00PM-10:30PM on Friday and Saturday
2. Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails
Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails is a modern restaurant with a bustling and outgoing atmosphere. They offer an eclectic global menu with dishes from countries all over the world. When you step inside, you’ll notice that the layout of the restaurant is divided into three separate sections that include one for the bar and two for seating. There are dozens of different bottles of wine that you can select from as well as numerous cocktails.
The main dinner menu is broken down into appetizers, entrees, and desserts with anywhere from 5-9 options in each section. The pork shank brosato is a particular favorite among locals. If you want a more elegant experience when dining there, consider selecting the fixed price menu, which allows you to choose one appetizer, one entree, and one dessert from a small selection of dishes.
Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails Location
Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails Hours
5:00PM-9:00PM Monday through Thursday
5:00PM-10:00PM on Friday and Saturday
4:00PM-9:00PM on Sunday
1. The Coronet
The Coronet is a stylish eatery with New American fare and a separate late-night menu. Their dinner menu focuses entirely on starters and entrees with the former offering some highly unique options like a seared duck heart flatbread and steelhead toast. The summer chicken entree is a favorite among locals as is The Coronet burger.
If you are used to a particular diet, you can ask the waitstaff to make any dish vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free. Although there’s an ample amount of indoor seating, many visitors enjoy eating dinner on the outdoor patio, much of which is shaded for your comfort.
The Coronet Location
The Coronet Hours
5:00PM-9:00PM on Wednesday and Thursday
5:00PM-10:00PM on Friday
9:00AM-10:00PM on Saturday
9:00AM-9:00PM on Sunday
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