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Fred's Arena Bar & Steak House

#893 of 1,575 Restaurants in Tucson
€€ - €€€American, Steakhouse,
9650 S Avra Rd, Tucson, AZ 85736-2123
+1 520-883-7337
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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“steak dinner” (4 reviews)
“dirt road” (11 reviews)
“mesquite pit” (2 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar
€€ - €€€
9650 S Avra Rd, Tucson, AZ 85736-2123
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

This is a unique desert dirt road experience. Great mewquite ateak in a middle of the restaurant unique grill. Very resonable price. Great cowboy atmosphere. Not fancy but food is good. Have been many times. Better mesquite than pinnacle peak.

1  Thank carole1245
Reviewed 20 September 2017

A ramshackle building at the end of a dirt road off an isolated country highway is the opening image of this remarkable dining experience for those seeking to be engulfed by the western experience. Large enough for a stage coach surrounded by antique western paraphernalia...More

1  Thank dick520
Reviewed 6 May 2017

If you’re hungry just after a tour to Kitt Peak National Astronomical Observatory, you might want to try Fred’s Arena Bar and Steakhouse. It’s south of AZ Route 86 about half way between Kitt Peak and Tucson and fifty miles from the Mexican border. Turn...More

1  Thank Tom A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our group of 16 made a reservation and upon arriving were seated together. There were three waitresses working our group, but the members of our group got conflicting information i.e.: one ordered a T bone steak and was told there were no more, later another...More

1  Thank tntvlr525
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Unusual place out in the Arizona desert that used to be a horse farm and arena. Now it is a full service restaurant with a western horsey atmosphere. Their specialty is steaks cooked on a grill in the middle of the big dining hall. Not...More

1  Thank Karen K
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Three of us drove 22 miles to eat at this steak house and were greatly disappointed at the quality of the food, the time it took to prepare the food and the slow service. The restaurant was not busy when we were there. It definitely...More

Thank Steve063
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here as it was the only place in the area as I was passing through on a Friday night. The locals told me that is the only reason any of them go there. The positive: low key local bar diner like atmosphere, really wonderful...More

Thank Robin G
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We invited friends to join us at Fred's for a steak dinner. They had never been and followed us out there. They were sure we were lost. The dirt road is rough and the parking lot is dark, but its great inside, if you like...More

Thank mimsgram
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Outside the bar (perfectly safe for kids) is a rodeo ground with carved wooden statures, horses, western wagons of all kinds, really neat stuff to look at. You can eat outside as well. Inside, is outdated booth and tables to sit at. New upholstery would...More

Thank cat w
Reviewed 6 September 2016

people you have got to stop out at freds sometime and have some o f his great food and hospitality . lots to see , very interesting . place in back to park rv if you want to party and dance to the band on...More

Thank ironcowboy52
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No one was smoking inside. Smokers did seem to gather outside to smoke.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$699 - US$2,099
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9650 S Avra Rd, Tucson, AZ 85736-2123
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-883-7337
Fred's Arena Bar & Steakhouse, thin crust Chicago style pizza, Hamburgers, family friendly, music Saturdays 6pm-10pm
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