Looking for a fun meal, homemade fixings, and fun attractions? Look no further. Tucson, Arizona, offers a wide variety of diners complete with unique menus and atmospheres.
Sitting on the historic Sunshine Mile in Tucson, the Welcome Diner features the original mid-century modern architecture and decor that earned this two-mile stretch on Broadway a historical designation. Check out the hotels in Tucson featuring distinctive geometric designs and glass fronts.
The Welcome Diner prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients for its authentic Southern food, including Cajun and Creole dishes. From shrimp and grits to fried chicken, the diner offers a complete menu of comfort food. The menu also features a varied selection of vegetarian dishes, such as jackfruit fries, roasted carrots, and cauliflower au gratin. And don’t miss the highly recommended green tomato sandwich.
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Bobo’s Restaurant offers mouthwatering huge pancakes almost a foot in diameter, with toppings including pecans, chocolate chips, and fresh fruit. Omelets include the traditional fare plus varieties such as the unique liver-and-onion omelet and a Rueben sauerkraut omelet. The diner serves breakfast and lunch until 2 p.m. and offers home delivery. Reasonable prices coupled with a cozy traditional atmosphere means Bobo’s is one of Tucson’s top breakfast spots. Plus, after a hearty meal, you can walk off the calories at the nearby Tucson Botanical Gardens.
If home cooking is what you crave, stop by Robert’s Restaurant. This diner prepares everything from scratch, including its famous cinnamon rolls and baked bread. Plus, the restaurant grinds and tenderizes its own meats for burgers and chicken-fried steak and uses no unhealthy additives or preservatives. Since 1978, the aroma of fresh pies greets customers daily. No premade food or pre-frozen food here. Just good old home cooking.
Pappy’s Diner serves a wide variety of food at very reasonable prices. The portions are large and the service top-rated. Try the biscuits and gravy. A single order is enough to share, and diners claim it’s the best gravy in the Southwest. Pappy’s also features stuffed hamburgers, filled with foods like corned beef hash or Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese. Start off your meal with an international flair by trying the border spanakopita, featuring spinach and feta cheese in filo dough, wrapped in a tortilla, fried, and topped with cheese and sour cream. Then top off your meal with a slice of pie a la mode.
Little Anthony’s Diner
Voted the Best Diner in Tucson in 2015 by FourSquare, Little Anthony’s Diner features the award-winning Grandma Tony’s pizza. The 50s-style restaurant also offers a famous peanut butter milkshake and enormous banana splits. The menu includes rock-and-roll themed items like the Wild Thing and Blue Suede burgers. There’s even a section labeled “Things Elvis Wouldn’t Eat,” offering salads, fruit plates, and soup. Plus, the diner hosts a car show on the first Saturday of every month.
No matter where you go in Tucson, tasty food is just around the corner, so check out a diner next time you visit.