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Fred's Arena Bar & Steak House

) #1,065 of 1,552 Restaurants in Tucson $$ - $$$ American, Steakhouse, Bar
9650 S Avra Rd, Tucson, AZ 85736-2123
+1 520-883-7337
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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“steak dinner” (4 reviews)
“baked potato” (3 reviews)
“shrimp” (3 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar
$$ - $$$
9650 S Avra Rd, Tucson, AZ 85736-2123
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 8 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
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...More

Thank doormaal
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...More

Thank Donald S
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Caroline T
Is Fred's Arena smoke free?
3 August 2016|
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Response from tapusmc | Reviewed this property |
Credit cards excepted...
Caroline T
I would like to know if Fred's is smoke free.
3 August 2016|
Response from RandAinIndiana | Reviewed this property |
No one was smoking inside. Smokers did seem to gather outside to smoke.
Maria C
Do they accept credit cards?
1 May 2016|
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Response from ORFranP86 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Good for
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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