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Fred's Arena Bar & Steak House

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9650 S Avra Rd, Tucson, AZ 85736-2123
+1 520-883-7337
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Knoxville, TN
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 ordered the same thing (not knowing about the first order) and ended up with one,... More 

Thank tntvlr525
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 a fancy place but the food is good and average priced.

Thank Karen K
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 was not worth the effort to get there.

Thank Steve063
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 local customers, very clean restrooms (which are in a different building which may be important... More 

Thank Robin G
Steamboat, CO
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 a "good ol' boys" kind of atmosphere (which we do). We sat next to the... More 

Thank mimsgram
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 be nice. Very western decor (including dead carcasses of desert animals.) You might see a... More 

Thank cat w
Tombstone, Arizona
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 the weekends !! makes his own spicy sausage and it is great . want to... More 

Thank ironcowboy52
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We went to Fred's Arena in July, when we holidayed in Tucson; someone recommended this authentic cowboy steakhouse to us and we decided to find it. We had to do two takes, as it is quite "out of the way" on a dirt road in the desert ... the first time we couldn't find it ... It was worth persevering... More 

Thank doormaal
1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The atmosphere was definitely rustic. Some might use the words run-down. The food was OK, but not worth the trip with all the great steak houses in the Tucson area. The sausage steak was said to be spicy, but in fact was extremely hot. Hot to the point that you couldn't actually taste the pork. A real disappointment.

Thank Donald S
Green Valley, Arizona
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Wow we found this Steak house on the internant, went there for my Birthday ordered the Serlion stak with shrinp, baked potatoe and sald, then I had cup of there homemade chilly awesome I will go back again. TRY there steak.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?