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Tinderbox Kitchen

34 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5737
+1 928-226-8400
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
34 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5737
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Flagstaff overnight. Early dinner at Tinderbox. Brannon was our server. Very nice and offered great recommendations. Great portions and an OUTSTANDING House Chardonnay. We had the pork belly appetizer and the Mac and Cheese. Highly recommended. Enjoy!More

Thank Graham954
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Graham954. I recognize that area code. I love south Florida. Thank you so much for dining with us. The Pork Belly with Cheddar Grits is addictive. So glad everything met your expectations. I will be sure to share your feedback with our Chef &...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only spent 2 nights in Flagstaff but I'm so glad we tried out Tinderbox Kitchen! We did not have reservations but were seated quickly. I had my eye on the Daily Mac & Cheese but it contained seafood which I can't eat. Instead I...More

Thank jfoles04
Jeremy L, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello jfoles04, you are my new BFF! Thank you for the glowing review. We love it when our guests have a great dining experience. I will share your feedback with our head Chef & our Pastry Chef. Please come visit us again. Safe travels. Cheers!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were given a gift card to Tinderbox. Our experience started at an oddly deep, very narrow table. My wife prefers to sit side-by-side, which was not possible until the restaurant cleared out later in the evening. We ordered Brie and Crab...More

Thank john b
Jeremy L, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

John, what a shame that you did not enjoy your recent visit to Tinderbox. I certainly hope you informed your server that you didn't care for your meal. All of our staff is empowered to make a situation right for our guests, as their livelihoods...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came to Flag for just one night, didn’t know where we going to eat. Ended up at Blendz wine bar (give it a go, friendly and great wine flights) bar tender recommended and this place didn’t disappoint. Great food! Fantastic service by Francesca! A wonderful...More

Thank htibs1
Jeremy L, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear htibs1, Thank you for your shout-out to Tinderbox, Francesca and our neighbor Blendz. Please call me for a reservation the next time you are in town. Safe travels. Cheers, MauraFOH Manager 928-226-8400

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This meal did not disappoint. I had the Mac and cheese of the day which was truly amazing. The service was great! Highly recommend.

Thank Brenna W
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Brenna, Thank you so much for your kind words. I will happily pass this along to the Chef & the serving staff. Cheers! Maura

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

After traveling around Arizona see Monument Valley, etc. we were ready for fine dining. Tinderbox was such a pleasure. We were there on a Monday night so it was quiet, bu5 the food was exceptional. We had the filet mignon and the butterfish entrees, and...More

Thank Miamispike
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Miamispike, THANK YOU! Our goal at Tinderbox is always to exceed customer expectations. Our entire team appreciates your kind feedback. Please come and visit the next time you are in Flagstaff.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Outstanding food, service, and drinks. This unassuming, hip little place has some of the best food I've ever enjoyed, and the service makes for a delightful evening. Oh, and the cocktails also good. I would go back in a heartbeat. Filet mignon with scalloped potatoes...More

Thank Kelly P
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Kelly P, thank you for your kind words. We are very pleased that you and your husband had a delightful evening. That is the goal!

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Had a great meal at Tinderbox kitchen. Friendly service, well prepared food, awesome desserts, and a nice red blend (Merlot/Cab. Franc) made especially for the restaurant by a Colorado wine maker. (who knew they made win in Colorado?) Enjoyed my ribeye steak wih a stuffed...More

Thank tripdokta
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you tripdokta! Sorry we didn't have a shirt for you. If we get more in stock I will let you know. I love your contact photo! It is cold and windy in Flag today, palm trees are a nice diversion. Check out Sutcliffe Vineyards...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017

Tinderbox is the best dinner in Flagstaff and that is where I take folks who visit from out of town. Last Thursday my cousin from Philadelphia got married at the Grand Canyon. I of course suggested Tinderbox for the celebratory meal for our party of...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Tinderbox last night for dinner after not going for a few years. We loved it. It has a trendy but casual environment. The service from the hostess, to the server, to hearing the kitchen staff was outstanding and friendly. Then...More

Thank TPY_13
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

TPY_13, not only are you good looking, but you have great taste in food! Thank you for the props. We are wicked proud of our cocktail program, our creative menu and excellent service. Please say hello the next time you are in. And, be sure...More

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24 February 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
  • Food
  • Value
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, Local cuisine, Romantic
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, 12oz Grilled Ribeye, Grilled Pesto Salmon Fillet 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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