5251 S. Julian Drive, Tucson, AZ, US, 85706
- Phone: (520) 294-5250
- Fax: (520) 889-1982
According to owner Keith McNesby, the best submarine sandwiches are made on the East Coast, and the best subs on the East Coast are from Philadelphia. Be that as it may, after 40 years, Keith has finally brought his family sub shop to the West, where it is being appreciated by a mostly young college crowd. Most prominently, the menu features the Irish sub, made famous by his grandmother in Philly. Other choices include regular sandwiches, tortilla wraps, and a variety of chicken dishes.
Seems like everyone knows everyone else here, and the cozy and fun atmosphere at this bar and grill makes it easy for you to get to know them. This is one of the favorites of the college crowd. It does get loud here, especially during Happy Hour when people have to raise their voices to be heard while the TVs are running, but that's what you might expect at a sports bar. The fare consists of burgers and sandwiches with an entree of ribs. Both domestic and imported beers abound, while the wine list is rather limited. Breakfast is served on weekends only. Two patios are available for outside dining.
Located next to the campus, this bar is one of the favorite hangouts for fans of the U of A sports teams. The draw here are the specialty drinks, which change daily and are available all day, not just for a few happy hours. The main fare is big-size burgers, served with a generous amount of fries, house-made potato salad or pasta salad. The menu also features sandwiches, munchies and assorted Mexican dishes. There is some apparel on display, such as t-shirts and caps with the company logo printed on them. While the beer selection is satisfying, the wine list is somewhat limited (although you may be served Dom Perignon champagne upon request). Outside seating is available on a covered patio facing busy Speedway Boulevard.
The biggest plus point of this American grill-cum-saloon is its location. Perched in the university area, it is far from empty on any given day. Casual setting, generous portions, late open hours and delicious steaks are just a few of its characteristics. The menu is highly elaborate, with sections for seafood, sandwiches, salads, beverages and a separate kids' menu. With so much to choose from and a full service bar serving ales and beers, the patrons have nothing to complain about. Come between 3p and 7p to avail of the happy hour offers.
This is not pizza pie in the sky: it's the real thing. Zachary's brings you pan pizza from the heart of Chicago, complete with homemade crust. A hint of olive oil, a dash of spice and lots of toppings heaps the windy city's best blend on your plate. The Big Z is a neighborhood favorite, topped with "the works." A large size is $21.95 and worth every penny. Chase your dinner with a variety of quality draught beers including Guinness and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, or choose your favorite soft drink.
Stop at this small midtown restaurant, meet the Trang family and have them cook an authentic Vietnamese meal for you suited just to your tastes. One of their favorites is the charbroiled pork or beef served on a rice noodle bowl. Do not miss the excellent pho soups that the family is famous for. Mr. & Mrs. Trang will take every effort to make their customers happy and you will leave well-fed and with a new appreciation of Vietnamese hospitality. Beer and wine are available.
This restaurant is one of the most valuable contributions the long-established Chinese-American community has made to cultural culinary life in Tucson. Its Chinese cuisine, both Mandarin and Szechwan, stands out among the city's many mediocre Oriental restaurants. It's a local favorite with fast and friendly service. Chicken, pork, and beef Szechwan style. A wide range of vegetarian dishes including noodles, bean curd and vegetable mixes are available.
Chicago transplant and former rock musician, Rocco DiGrazia, brings a bite of the Windy City to Tucson at Rocco's Little Chicago. The choices include double-crusted pies and thin-crust, square cut options. With names like the Heart Attack—piles of meat and tons of cheese, and Fungus Humongous—mega-mushrooms, it's obvious this isn't health-conscious dining, but it's a delicious indulgence. A few sandwiches—also of mammoth proportions, are also offered and beer and wine are served. Quite likely, Rocco himself, will prepare your pizza.
It's easy to miss this minute East African restaurant in a converted cottage on Broadway, but once you've tasted the exotic offerings, you'll want to mark it on your map. The menu is almost as limited as the number of tables (be prepared for a wait), but the sampler platters give you a good grasp of the gastronomic style of the region. Wats, Ethiopian-style stewed dishes, is the focus here. Choose from Doro (chicken), Yebeg (lamb), Zighi (beef), Yemisir (lentil) or several other exotically seasoned dishes, eaten in hand using the spongy Injera bread. No alcoholic beverages are served but, because of the size of the restaurant, you're allowed to bring your own wine or beer.
This pub's slogan is, "Have a Firkin Great Time." And you will at this University of Arizona area British-style pub. Live music, billiards and darts round out the pub experience. Come lift a pint of one of their more than 70 imported beers, many on tap, and pair it with a Firkin Pie (pizza) or one of their British-inspired specialties. About those brews, you'll find one of the area's best selection of imports and domestics. Salads and sandwiches are named to honor British notables from King Arthur and Queen Anne to Lady Di. Other specialties include Big Ben Meatloaf, Shephard's Pie, Welsh Rarebit and Cornish Pasties.
Just a block from the University of Arizona is Tucson's oldest, original brewery. A winner of many awards for its beers and ales, including Best of Show at the 1998 Las Vegas International Beer Festival, Gentle Ben's Brewing Company is also a favorite for its innovative cuisine. Would you expect to find Spinach & Artichoke Dip or a Asian Chicken Wrap at a brewpub? You will here, along with an interesting selection of salads, sandwiches, pastas and appetizers. Its seven brewed-on-premise beers run from pale ales up to porters and are available by-the-glass, as sampler "flights" and even by the jug or keg to take out.
In what was once the Geronimo Hotel guest-house, this cozy and comfy college-area cafe serves light fare at equally light prices. The cafe itself is quite serene, with white-trimmed dark green walls, mellow music and umbrella-covered patio tables out front. The menu starts the day with bagels, muffins and specialty coffees and then moves into soups, salads, sandwiches and quiches. The House Club is a satisfying specialty of turkey, bacon and cheese. Beverages include coffees, teas, juices and soft drinks.