10 Best Restaurants in Tucson's Midtown: Delicious Eats in Central Tucson

Tucson's sprawling midtown is home to several excellent eateries, including one of our favorites, Feast. This relaxed bistro is always full of surprises, with menus that change often to reflect what's fresh at the market. No matter what time of year you dine here, prepare to be surprised and enchanted with unexpected and tasty food pairings. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list. 

For a traditional fine dining experience, try Kingfisher, a seafood restaurant with a late-night menu of lighter fare. Come for the fresh Gulf of Mexico shrimp and oysters, stay for the lively atmosphere and impressive wine list. 

Speaking of fish, when you're craving great sushi in midtown Tucson, check out Kazoku. The restaurant delivers a sushi menu full of classic and unique rolls, all hand-rolled fresh. Kazoku also offers great lunch specials daily until 2:30 pm, including vegetarian bento boxes. 

For those days that you're craving made-from-scratch comfort food, try BoBo's, a long-time Tucson diner known for its greasy spoon grub. Don't miss the freshly-made buttermilk biscuits!

Another good option for breakfast or lunch is Frank's, a true Tucson original diner that is open early for breakfast and closes at 2 pm after the lunch rush. For breakfast, you'll find Mexican specialties like huevos rancheros, egg sandwiches and French toast topped with powdered sugar. You simply can't beat the combination of fast service, great value and savory flavors that you find here. 

"Quirky" is the word that comes to mind when describing Pastiche Food/Drink. As its name implies, this midtown restaurant brings together an eclectic palette of flavors, textures and culinary traditions. You'll find a large selection of gourmet...  Read More

"Outstanding vegetarian options" is not just a slogan here--Lovin' Spoonfuls offers an array of delicious, freshly-prepared vegetarian dishes that even die-hard meat-eaters can love. Whether you're an omnivore or vegan, almost everyone will find...  Read More

You won't find elegant dining rooms at Frank's, but that alone is part of this mid-century diner's charm. A long-time Tucson staple and one of the oldest diners in town, Frank's Restaurant is famous for its fast, friendly take on breakfast and...  Read More

Bobo's Restaurant in Tucson offers home style and country breakfasts in a friendly neighborhood dining environment. This local greasy spoon is a favorite with breakfast-lovers looking for hot, tasty breakfast platters. You'll find the usual...  Read More

The number one rule for dining at Pinnacle Peak is "No Ties Allowed." Should you arrive sporting one, it will be promptly chopped off and added to the ever-growing collection hanging from the ceiling. Folks love the fun Old West ambiance here,...  Read More

North Tucson

Tucked away in an old house, Blue Willow is renowned for its comfortable, home-style cooking and its charming patio. Shaded in the summer and heated in the winter, it's the perfect spot for a fun weekday lunch with friends or a relaxing weekend...  Read More

"Kazoku" means family in Japanese, so it's no wonder that this midtown Tucson gem is a family-run enterprise. Co-owners Chef Youn and Uni Vawser, nephew and aunt respectively, are the talent behind this popular midtown sushi restaurant, which...  Read More

This quirky seafood favorite serves up a great menu of fresh fish in a stylishly eccentric environment. The food says upscale but the vibe is fun and upbeat. Excellent wines, juicy rotisserie meats, hip martinis, hand-bottled bourbons and live...  Read More

Chef Steven Schultz and Maudi Gourdin share their passion for organic, high quality food with the Wild Garlic Grill. Chef Schultz, a former chef at Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort, has created a restaurant that specializes in "California French"...  Read More


People don't simply talk about Feast, they enthuse. The concept seems simple enough: excellent gourmet food (but nothing too experimental), reasonable prices, and the option to dine in or take out. The menu changes every month – call ahead or...  Read More


Meet Patricia Escarcega

Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

She received her MFA in Creative...  More About Patricia

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