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Tinderbox Kitchen

34 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5737
+1 928-226-8400
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
34 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5737
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We live in Phoenix so come through Flagstaff at least 3-4 times annually. Since discovering Tinderbox, we will not stay in Flag without eating here. The manager is friendly and conversant. She runs a tight ship, the staff are efficient and friendly. It's a tiny...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A dinner at Tinderbox is everything you seek in a dinning experience; friendly and knowledgeable staff, seasonal variety and originality of the menu (but not too much of either), reasonable prices, comfortable and eclectic ambiance, acoustics for talking with your dinning companions. My sister and...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious! AND let me also say that I have an autoimmune condition that makes me eat a very limited diet. Not only did the waiter AND chef arise to the challenge, but they were more than helpful and careful in what was...More

Thank akekich
Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Our Chef is always willing to find a way to feed people with dietary restrictions. So glad you enjoyed your meal. Call ahead the next time you are coming for dinner so the Chef can plan ahead! Cheers, Maura

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great casual dining out with friends. Food was delicious and really well-prepared. And our waiter Brannon was excellent and helped make the evening fun. Definitely will return next time we visit Flagstaff.

Thank Lewis B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to eat! We both had the chicken breast with spaetzle. It was awesome. The chicken was crispy on the outside and so moist and juicy on the inside. We also went for the strawberry shortcake with basil syrup for dessert. OMG!...More

Thank Arlene R
Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Arlene, thank you! I told you we don't judge and you can lick the plate. :) We look forward to your next visit. Cheers, Maura FOH Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner there with the whole family. Excellent food, very friendly staff also to the kids. I’d have liked to eat there every night!

Thank ckoebe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best restaurant we have visited in Arizona since we moved here. Food was so flavorful and so delicious. Great cocktail selection too. We will be back when we next come to Flagstaff.More

Thank sallyjn
Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sally, thank you & welcome to Arizona. We strive everyday to provide top quality food & drink as well as exceptional service. It is much appreciated when a customer takes time to give us a compliment. We look forward to seeing you again. Make sure...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved everything about Tinderbox! For me it starts and ends with the food, and all four of our choices were superb. My entree was the salmon fillet and it was perfectly cooked - and as a New England native, I'm a bit particular about...More

Thank Richard P
Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Richard, thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate getting such positive feedback. I will share your comments with our Chef and serving staff. Regards, Maura FOH Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first dinner at Tinderbox and we will definitely return for more. Both the food and service were great. Wine list was excellent, I had the seafood special and my husband the pork ribs and we can recommend both. Our waitress was charming...More

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Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jackie, what a great story. Thank you. We are flattered that you chose Tinderbox for your post Canyon dinner, Make sure the next time you visit you check out the great patio at our sister restaurant next door The Annex Cocktail Lounge. Please introduce yourself...More

Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I spent the night in Flagstaff. We went to The Tinderbox on recommendation of friends. We were delighted by the experience. It is small and fancifully decorated. The menu is creative. I had the vegetarian paella with added chicken. The smokey sauce...More

Thank Gregg S
Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Gregg, many thanks! We genuinely appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your dinner and dessert. Come see us if you are in Flagstaff again. Cheers, Maura FOH Manager

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February 24, 2015|
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Response from Teresa W | Reviewed this property |
Two entrees, one appetizer, water, and three (2.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon - the high point of the meal) was $93.00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$16 - US$28
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5737
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
  • Phone Number: +1 928-226-8400
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Chef Schmitz serves up well-executed spins on reimagined American fare like Pan Seared Chicken Breast. Braised Pork Shoulder, Pan Seared Butterfish, 14oz Grilled Ribeye, Mushroom and Gruyere Burger, and many other entrees, starters, soups, and salads. The wine selection mirrors the Tinderbox menu; ever-changing. The bottle list is global with full renditions of varietals selected to match that evening's menu. The by-the-glass list is a special selection of wines made along with their Companion Sutcliffe Vineyard in McElmo Canyon, Colo. The wines are selected and even specifically blended to add and compliment each dish. "Tinderbox Kitchen is at the epicenter of the Flagstaff culinary awakening." --New York Magazine. "Best Restaurants in Flagstaff," Arizona Republic.
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