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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Tucson

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for Tucson’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Tucson eateries below.

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Tito & Pep

New American, $$, Peter HowellNew American, $$Tucson, Peter Howell
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Commoner & Co.

American, $$, TucsonAmerican, $$Tucson
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

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    USA Today

Smokey Mo

American, $$, Mountain First AvenueAmerican, $$Tucson, Mountain First Avenue
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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    Hoodline, 2019

The Jackrabbit Lounge

American, Ocotillo OracleAmericanTucson, Ocotillo Oracle
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

    The 15 Hottest New Restaurants in Tucson Right Now

    Eater, 2021

The Parish

Southern, $$, Casas AdobesSouthern, $$Tucson, Casas Adobes
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021
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    Eater, 2013

Maynards

New American, $$, Pie AllenNew American, $$Tucson, Pie Allen
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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Flora's Market Run

American, $$, Sam HughesAmerican, $$Tucson, Sam Hughes
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Graze Premium Burgers

American, $$, Blenman-ElmAmerican, $$Tucson, Blenman-Elm
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Divine Bovine Burgers

American, $$, Thunderbird Heights-Wilmot Desert EstatesAmerican, $$Tucson, Thunderbird Heights-Wilmot Desert Estates
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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    Hoodline, 2019

Ermanos Bar

Peruvian, $$, Iron HorsePeruvian, $$Tucson, Iron Horse
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Blue Willow Restaurant & Gift Shop

New American, $$, Campbell-GrantNew American, $$Tucson, Campbell-Grant
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • City Seeker

    Best American in Tucson

    City Seeker
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Check out the 5 most popular spots in Tucson's Campbell-Grant neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Kingfisher Bar & Grill

American, $$$, Blenman-ElmAmerican, $$$Tucson, Blenman-Elm
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Flaps and Racks

American, $$, TucsonAmerican, $$Tucson
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Fullyloves Bar and Grill

American, $$, West UniversityAmerican, $$Tucson, West University
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

The Coronet On Cushing st

American, $$, Barrio ViejoAmerican, $$Tucson, Barrio Viejo
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0
  • USA Today

    Best Romantic Dining in Tucson

    USA Today

How does it work?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best American restaurants in Tucson. We pored over ratings for 2296 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Tucson and 188 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Eater, USA Today and Hoodline had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Eater - Los Angeles' Best Weekday Breakfast Restaurants, USA Today - Best Romantic Dining in Tucson and Hoodline - Check out the 5 most popular spots in Tucson's Campbell-Grant neighborhood. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

The Parish, Fullyloves Bar and Grill, and Guilin Chinese Restaurant are the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurants in Tucson.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Tucson are Commoner & Co., The Parish, and Flora's Market Run.

Commoner & Co., The Parish, and Kingfisher Bar & Grill are the highest-rated American restaurants for a date night in Tucson.

Commoner & Co., The Jackrabbit Lounge, and The Parish are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Tucson.

Commoner & Co., Kingfisher Bar & Grill, and Charro Steak & Del Rey are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for American cuisine in Tucson.

Drink pairing tips

  • Margarita and grilled burger


    When considering what goes best with grilled burger, we recommend a glass of Margarita, it truly complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • Chardonnay and shellfish


    Try coupling shellfish with a white wine like shellfish to balance its creamy flavours.

  • The ultimate drink pairing for fried chicken


    Knowing what to pair with fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

Fun facts

  • Craving some burger?

    Takeru Kobayashiate the most burger in the world by finishing no fewer than 12. Who’s up for breaking this record?

  • The priciest dish

    The most expensive hot dog costs a whopping$169! Would you be willing to pay$169 for a fancy Juuni Ban?

  • For the love of hot dog

    hot dog lovers in The United States indulge in hot dog come July to celebrate National Hot Dog Day.

Parking information

Parking in Tucson can be a challenge. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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