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Tinderbox Kitchen

34 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
+1 928-226-8400
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“venison” (37 reviews)
“grits” (5 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
34 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner with my niece who lives in Flagstaff. The menu was very different from the standard American fare. The waiter was attentive and the food was very good.

Thank Larry V
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Larry, thank you for dining at Tinderbox Kitchen. We hope you come back next time you are in Flagstaff.

Reviewed 1 week ago

In order to get a 5 star, a restaurant needs more than just great food, which Tinderbox has in abundance. What puts this establishment over the top is the service, both from Management and the Servers. We had booked on-line and mentioned it was our...More

Thank rcooper_12
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words. We were honored you chose to celebrate such an auspicious occasion with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is usually really busy but reservations are easy to make on line. It's noisy but a fun place to eat with friends or as a couple. We got the house salad, which they conveniently split for us. It was beautiful, fresh, and delicious....More

Thank Judi E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is memorable, the staff friendly and helpful. No one in Flagstaff is more serious about their food than the Tinderbox. The restaurant is simply decorated, it's rather small, comfortable and pleasant. They have interestingly named and unusual cocktails-try the Afternoon Delight- and...More

Thank rcatesby
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Our hotel had this plAce on their"Fine Dining" list. If this is what Flagstaff considers fine dining they need to do a bit more travelling. Fake leather bench seating along the stucco wall. Wood tables on a fake wood floor. No bread service etc. I...More

Thank RIsailer
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Cocktails are excellent. The Annex is a fun family oriented place. It was raining so we stayed inside. Service was excellent. I wouldn't recommend the food.

Thank meredith6262
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Tinderbox serves fresh, local produce and meats in creative dishes that are full of flavor and far from mundane. They're willing to accommodate dietary restrictions and had several GF options. The drink menu is thoughtful. Great cocktails and good by-the-glass wines. The decor features old...More

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were here in summer of 2016. We were with my 3 kids which I could guess wasn't the best place to choose to go, the waitress was very kind ... In Flagstaff everything is fresh and tasty, but in Tinderbox it was kind of...More

Thank bureacrate
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Went here with 4 others after a business meeting. Local person at the hotel told us about it. Food was great, half chicken with popcorn grits. It's not cheap but was worth the price and would recommend this place to anyone

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place I love the decor The open kitchen they make some amazing bread and the carrot ginger soup was a really good I would definitely go back when visiting Flagstaff

Thank tangelique
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what are the general prices?
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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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
  • Phone Number: +1 928-226-8400
  • E-mail
Tinderbox Kitchen is the heart of the Southside, Historic Downtown Flagstaff, Arizona and the launch pad to our dining block including the Annex Cocktail Lounge and the Tourist Home breakfast and lunch concepts. We offer a fun and lively dining experience in an unpretentious and courteous atmosphere. With a menu offering Stylish Everyday American Fare, you can always find a favorite meal any day of the week showcasing the season's freshest offerings. We offer a full bar and wine selection as well. One visit and we will quickly become your eating habit!
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