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Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant

#189 of 1,541 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southwestern, American, Bar
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198 West Cushing Street, Barrio Viejo, Tucson, AZ 85701-2219
+1 520-622-7984
16:00 - 20:30
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Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've enjoyed dinner and jazz for many years on Saturday evenings but lately it has been very difficult to get a table where you could enjoy the music.As we were given a table in the bar the last time where patrons are not interested in the music so talk loudly we recently called the previous Saturday specifically requesting not to... More 

Thank reiseonkel
Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were there while two events were going on in the TCC Complex. The Gem Show was in the main hall and the opera "Madame Butterfly" was playing in the Music Hall. We had a reservation thankfully or else there would have been over a two hour wait for a table. All tables had guests so the wait staff was... More 

1 Thank Norbert D
Tucson, Arizona
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170 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We have enjoyed this restaurant in the past, so we invited some friends to join us recently. How embarrassing, when our waiter, after having taken all our orders, came back twice to say they were no longer serving 3 of the items ordered off the menu!!? Either he really wasn't told or he was not being truthful. (He did inform... More 

Thank mjt520
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Jazz and setting are very nice. While menu was interesting. Food, however, was hit and miss. Many of the dishes were bland. Ceasar salad dressing did not have any taste of anchovies and most of the dishes lacked any intense flavors.

Thank Richard B
Tucson, Arizona
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A friend and I chose Cushing Street to have dinner before seeing a play at the AZ Theatre Co. Convenient location and good parking for our needs. Service was friendly and helpful. We decided to share small plates and we're delighted with the grilled cheese triangles and stuffed mushrooms. Wonderful decor of times past.

Thank susangsays
Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Went to celebrate a birthday & really enjoyed it. One of our guests had a hard day but said she instantly felt relaxed & comfortable in the lovely old world surroundings. Service was great, bartender Michael really knows his stuff and Chef Jessie is amazing! All our meals were exactly as ordered, very tasty, well presented and filling. Don't miss... More 

Thank Sapphicat
Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Decided to go here on a whim and wasn't disappointed. Friendly staff and great service. The food was loaded with flavor (even though the portions were small), I recommend the shrimp scampi. Saturday nights is live jazz, starting at 7pm. It made for a very enjoyable evening. I will definitely visit again.

Thank vincent a
Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Stopped in for happy hour on a Friday afternoon and were immediately greeted and seated. Truly delicious margaritas; my test of a good hangout. The burger was yummy and cooked to my request. Hubby's mushrooms were equally delectable. The service was attentive, but not overbearing. My only wish was for more gluten-free offerings on the happy hour menu. Oh, and... More 

1 Thank GreatLifeCoach
Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

better get a reservation if there a big act downtown as it will fill up fast. that means no room at the bar, tables or garden.

Thank patman47
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

The bartenders are very knowledgeable. I wanted a "Wisconsin Brandy Old-fashioned Sweet" fully expecting him to be baffled. He smiled, and asked if I'd like cherries or olives! Very impressive, and made just the way Treu's Tick Tock in Wausau, WI makes them!

Thank 838nancyr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Southwestern, American, Bar
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 West Cushing Street, Barrio Viejo, Tucson, AZ 85701-2219
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-622-7984
Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant is located adjacent to the Convention Center in an 1860's Landmark adobe. Guests enjoy uptown comfort food & classic cocktails while dining alfresco on garden patios or in 19th century interiors furnished with period antiques. The building was originally a country store and private residence. Party and meeting spaces accommodating 12 to 150 guests are available. Jazz 7-10 p.M. Saturdays. Family owned since 1972. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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