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Tinderbox Kitchen

34 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5737
+1 928-226-8400
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
34 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5737
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First visit to Flagstaff so when driving in we googled dining spots. The menu for this place had our mouth’s watering 50 miles out! Fresh ingredients, on interesting menu choices. Great service and surprisingly good Colorado Chardonnay! It seems like there a lot of spots...More

Thank John890000
Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

John, thank you for visiting Tinderbox Kitchen. We are thrilled that you loved your dinner. Safe Travels, Maura FOH Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Live music outside the bar. And separate barn for private parties. Was here for wedding rehearsal dinner. Had gourmet popcorn and signature shandy to start. Baked chicken with pulled pork and bacon mac and cheese. All of it was delicious and staff very attentive.More

Thank Jill4069
Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jill, thank you so much for your review of Tinderbox Kitchen & our cocktail bar The Annex. So glad you enjoyed the food, music and The Shed. It is truly a one of a kind venue for very special events. It was fun to have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the beginning, it was taking awhile for our order to be served but once the manager was made aware, she went out of her way to make it right. The butternut squash soup is outstanding and the creme brulee is to die for! Definitely...More

Thank TravelGlo4
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

TravelGlo4, thank you for your review. We are here to please our customers. Glad we turned your visit into a positive dining experience. Please say hello the next time you visit. Happy Boating! Cheers, Maura FOH Manager

Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Ok, this review may be a little slanted. Once we met the owners and found out we grew up 1,000 miles from Flagstaff just a few blocks from each other everything got fun! From the wine selection, the pork belly appetizer and the decidant butter...More

Thank Bob H
Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Bob, so sorry it took so long to send a response. It was a fun night having such a large Rock Chalk contingent at Tinderbox Kitchen. So pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. Come say hello the next time you are in Flagstaff, Cheers!...More

Reviewed September 19, 2018

We had the bbq ribs, pork belly, strawberry sald, and dessert. Everything was delicious but the favorite was the cheescake that tasted like "Christmas"! You must go.

Thank krg999
Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

krg, thank you for your nice review. I will share your compliments with our Chef. I have to agree, that cheesecake was delicious. I hope that is a special dessert again soon. Cheers, Maura

Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Went here for an early dinner with family while staying in Flagstaff for our Grand Canyon visit. We did make last minute reservation and would definitely recommend them especially during the busy season. Service was excellent and every dish was delicious!!!! We shared the pork...More

Thank steve3mm
Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Steve, thank you for taking time to write a review of your dining experience at Tinderbox Kitchen. I will be sure to share your comments with our Chef & serving staff. Hopefully you had a trip of a lifetime to the Grand Canyon! Regards, Maura...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

This small but high-quality place serves excellent food with outstanding service. A little bit noisy because we sat near a big family group, but we had a wonderful dining experience which we will repeat on our next visit to Flagstaff. One suggestion: Please serve the...More

Thank Luis S
Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Luis, thank you for taking time to write a review. We have those decanters for our custom blended house wine from our partner winery that we carry on tap. However, we will happily decant your wine next time you visit, Just ask your server. Hope...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018

This restaurant was recommended to us by one of the guests at the hotel we were stopping at. A good choice of menu. The waiter recommended the chicken mac and cheese, as we hadn't had this before, we decided to share a portion of this,...More

Thank Angela F
Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Angela, many thanks for taking time to write a review of Tinderbox Kitchen. We love the Chef's Mac & Cheese of the day. Especially when we get to taste it before service! :) Thank you for the kind words about our front of the house...More

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Took my wife here to celebrate our anniversary and dinner at tinderbox was the perfect way to celebrate. They have a great cocktail and drink menu. The pork belly appetizer was great as well as the filet mignon was cooked perfectly. We ended our meal...More

Thank Dominique J
Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Dominique, Happy Anniversary! And, thank you for celebrating at Tinderbox Kitchen. You may want to come in next month to try our new fall & winter menus. I am not sure what the Chefs have planned, but I am sure it will be delicious. Cheers,...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018

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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Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

bike-n-ski, Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are so glad you like the food & drinks at Tinderbox Kitchen. And, we strive to have a friendly yet efficient service team. We look forward to you stopping in during your next trip through Flagstaff. Please...More

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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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  • 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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
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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