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Outside Inn

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4907 S Highway 92, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650-9599
+1 520-378-4645
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 13:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming restaurant in an older home. Knowledgeable staff, great food, good cocktails. The owner goes out of his way to make sure your drinks & meal are very satisfying. Lovely room with fireplace & patio dining.

Thank lindajjensen
sunnygirlArizona, Owner at Outside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and 5 star review!! We are happy when our guests react so favorably. We look forward to seeing you again. David Bain Owner The Outside Inn More 

Chandler, Arizona
Level Contributor
277 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only "negative" about this wonderful restaurant is that it is closing. The owner is going to give this restaurant to a person who submits the best essay! On to the restaurant. When we arrived at the restaurant we did not have reservations and the place was packed. The owner chatted with us for a while and comped my brother-in-law... More 

Thank ackvil
sunnygirlArizona, Owner at Outside Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much. It was a pleasure getting to chat with you while waiting for your table. and to treat you to a Balvenie Carribean Cask was my honor. Possibly you will make a return visit before we no longer are the owners. Thank You once again. It is indeed our delight to serve such wonderful people. David Bain, Owner More 

Worthington, Indiana
Level Contributor
148 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a little hidden gem, well on the south side of SV. It truly deserves to be #1 in these listings. The staff is so friendly and helpful. They do the absolute best they can to make you feel welcome and comfortable, and that you enjoy your visit. We had our anniversary lunch with them and it was a... More 

Thank jaf1944
sunnygirlArizona, Owner at Outside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your stellar review of our restaurant. We really appreciate when our guests enjoy our restaurant the way that you did. My wife Dawn was one of your servers for lunch, and I was your chef that day. Glad to know I was doing a good job! While we would like to be ranked higher, my understanding of... More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My daughter took me out to dinner. I had the mahi-mahi with melted cheese and yummy sauce. My daughter had the scallops with pecans. I was impressed how good everything was. I decided before I left for home I would come for lunch. I was blown away at the lunch menu fantastic array of salads and sandwiches all at super... More 

Thank GramNancy
sunnygirlArizona, Owner at Outside Inn, responded to this review

Thank You very much for spending time with us while you were in Sierra Vista visiting. It was a pleasure to have you dine with us and I know my wife really enjoyed speaking with you. Reviews like yours make our hearts joyful. We look forward to serving you again. David Bain More 

Sierra Vista, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Best food in county. Steak, seafood, veal or lamb, it's all cooked perfectly to order. Soups and deserts home made and excellent. Service is superb. Even some rare spirits behind the bar. Ambiance is classy yet casual. Don't miss!

Thank pattyb777
sunnygirlArizona, Owner at Outside Inn, responded to this review

Thank You very much for your kind review. It makes what we do all the more rewarding. David Bain Owner The Outside Inn More 

Saratoga Springs NY
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217 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Wife & I went on a Tuesday night and it was about 1/2 full. Interior is understated but pleasant. We ordered an appetizer Filet tips with gorgonzola in a pastry with a Bearnaise sauce - one of the best apps we've had. They chose to serve a very nice salad before our appetizers which was somewhat unusual. My shrimp and... More 

Thank 22man
sunnygirlArizona, Owner at Outside Inn, responded to this review

Thank You for your kind words. The sauce on your Gorgonzola Puffs was homemade Bordelaise not a Bernaise, we are very proud of the depth that sauce displays. I am glad that you and your wife enjoyed everything, and we look forward to your return. David Bain More 

Stafford, Virginia
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I travel often and try to eat at local, non-chain restaurants. Outside Inn was recommended by my business partners and got favorable ratings in Trip Advisor. It was a pleasant surprise in Sierra Vista. The restaurant is on the small size which is okay. Very comfortable. I had the daily special -- a spicy Mahi Mahi. The sauce was spicy... More 

Thank Eugene S
sunnygirlArizona, Owner at Outside Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words Eugene. We are glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Many folks are pleasantly surprised to find a restaurant of this caliber in our area. We look forward to you joining us again when you are in town. David Bain Owner More 

Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to try this place, it wasn't bad. The food was good, with the exception of my lobster, it was spoiled. They credited my dinner, otherwise everything was good.

Thank HeikeMB
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016

When my husband I were first married, we saved to go here for our anniversary. It was well-worth every penny! We adore The Outside Inn! Restaurants come and go in Sierra Vista, but The outside Inn has been a constant for the last 23 years. When we have a special occasion, this is where we head. You can be guaranteed... More 

Thank ZAngel W
Hereford, Arizona, United States
Level Contributor
152 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

David and Dawn always go the extra mile. For my birthday David prepared my absolute favorite, Beef Wellington, with a pate coating inside the pastry crust. MMMMNNNN... Yumm!

Thank Bill C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4907 S Highway 92, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650-9599
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sierra Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 520-378-4645

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?