Tombstone restaurants are scattered about town. Most are somewhere along Allen Street, within the "downtown" area. A few more are on Allen Street, but a little farther out. Others are downtown, but not right on Allen Street.
With these choices of restaurants in Tombstone, you may wonder where to grab lunch. Or go out to dinner. Enjoy a terrific steak meal - Read More>. Or if you're staying over, where you can get breakfast.
We can help you out! Since we live in Tombstone, we've checked out most restaurants here. We'll give you our opinion, and our recommendations. We also know how our local friends feel about places to eat. We'll clue you into what they say.
They're organized by category. Even a section for Snacks/Event-Eats. And finally - we'd like Your Feedback on your experience in any Tombstone restaurants. We hope you've received good service and satisfactory to excellent food. But we want to hear your honest review. Compliments too! If you need to critique anyone - please give a suggestion for improvement!
Local List of Tombstone Restaurants
A lot more Tombstone restaurants are open at lunch-time. Some are only open certain days of the week, though. We'll go over the details for you...
Crystal Palace Saloon - Kitchen opens every day at 11 a.m. On Allen Street, Northwest corner of 5th. See More Details> They serve the typical burgers, nachos, salads, BLT, fish sandwich, etc. They have pizza, steaks, even a salmon platter. They make cute little milk-shakes for kids. Their wait staff is very good. Sometimes, though, they're really busy. If you come in then it may take a few minutes to greet you. If regular patron, Bob, is there at his corner seat at the bar - he may very well help you out, voluntarily! He might even give you a little history detail. We eat here often enough, as this is our regular place to meet up with friends. It's not our favorite restaurant, but it's good. We like to sit in this historic site - Read More>
Want to Get the Best Pizza?
Johnny Ringo's Saloon - A little off the main beat of town - but well worth it for their pizza. Available every day. Absolutely the best pizza in town. We generally get together with friends to have it once a week. Open every day for lunch about 11:30 a.m. Drive East on Allen Street to 10th - it's right behind the Depot Steakhouse.
Depot Steakhouse - Same owner as Ringo's above. This is the best restaurant in town. Their steaks are fabulous! Never had a bad meal here, and often have great food! Their Mexican food is the best. Especially the chile relleno, taco salad and their combo meals. Address is 60 South 10th Street, at the corner of E. Allen Street. Head East on Allen Street from town. They have parking. Open Saturday & Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Weekdays for a late lunch: Wednesday through Friday, open at 3:30 p.m. Closed Mon. & Tues.
Big Nose Kate's - A fun touristy place to eat. The owner has done cool stuff to draw you in. The Movie Tombstone is always playing on TV. You can take Western style photos to bring home - they have gear to wear: cowboy hats, wild rags, etc. You can get hung! Then have your meal. Many weekdays there's entertainment by Raleigh. The food isn't bad. I don't care for their pizza, but I love their salads. Their history is skewed, as there never was a saloon called Big Nose Kate's. The building was the historic Grand Hotel - but it burnt down in the May 1882 fire. Only the arches in front survived, and the bar from the basement saloon. Open every day at 10 a.m.
OK - Coffee, Tea or Sarsaparilla?
The O.K. Cafe - Also mentioned in the Breakfast Menu. Open until 2 pm weekdays, until 4 pm Saturday & Sunday. At 220 E Allen Street. Ask about daily specials. They prepare with better ingredients like olive & canola oil. They don't use MSG. They do use natural spices and flavorings in their cooking. Menu items feature the usual burgers, steaks, soups, etc. They carry Tombstone Sarsaparilla!
Have a Seat at the Longhorn
The Longhorn Cafe - Mentioned in the Breakfast Menu as well. Open until 9 pm every day. Waitress will mention specials. Their food can be hit & miss. We've had dinner here often enough. Sometimes quite good, sometimes not very - usually in between. I wouldn't ever say it's excellent. Prices are average, service is good. They serve alcohol. Right in the center of town, corner of 5th & Allen.
Bill Says Come In for Some BBQ
Puny John's BBQ - Something a little different! And it's good, we've eaten here quite a few times. We definitely recommend it. Between Fremont and Allen Streets - at 11 South 4th. They're closed on Wednesday. All other days they open at 11 a.m. Friday & Saturday til 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday til 6 p.m. Ribs, chicken, brisket, pulled pork. 6 kinds of barbecue sauce. Plates, sandwiches, sides, soft drinks, beer & wine. And more!
ADDITIONAL CURRENT NOTE FROM PUNY JOHN: Closing Sunday 13 May (2018) at 3pm and will open Friday 18 May at 11am. Effective 21 May we will open at 8am with a full espresso bar and breakfast burritos. We will close at 3pm weekdays until further notice.
Cafe Margarita - At 151 S. 5th Street, corner of Toughnut. Open Thursday through Sunday only, at 11 a.m. They have Mexican food, Italian food, and American type choices like burgers, etc. An assortment, for sure. Plus alcoholic beverages. Prices & food just okay - acceptable. Most of our friends avoid it. The building is historic. We've eaten here a few times. Read More>
Come in to The Old West for Some Grub!
Old West Chuckwagon - Also in the Breakfast selection. Burgers and sandwiches - come with potato chips. Switch for fries for $2. Deli salad - choose a large or small size. Soft drinks including Tombstone Sarsaparilla.
Tombstone Mercantile Ice Cream Shop - This is a cool little place that takes you back in time. Reminds you of the old-timey drug store "soda fountains" of the 50s. Besides ice cream (which is the only thing we've had - yummy!), they have simple menu items. Hot dogs, soup, sandwiches, soft drinks. Reasonable prices. Sit at the vintage bar transported from 1913 Warren (Bisbee). On Allen Street, near 6th.
Grandma Fudpuckers - 525 E. Allen Street. Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nice that this one's open a little later than most. They have ice cream and fudge for your sweet tooth. But now they're carrying an assortment of lunch items. We've only had their sweets! (Oh no!) So can't say how their food is - would like to hear yourReview!
Stay for Dinner
Crystal Palace's Taco Salad
Crystal Palace Saloon - See more details in the Lunch suggestions. They stay open every day except Christmas & Thanksgiving. The kitchen serves until 8 p.m. 436 East Allen Street.
Johnny Ringo's Saloon - Want pizza for dinner? They have the best in town! All the locals know this!! See further details in the Lunch Area. They're open every day of the week until about 10 p.m. On 10th Street, between Allen & Fremont Streets.
Chips & Salsa to Start at The Depot
The Depot - More info under "Lunch." Platters, salads, burgers, great Mexican food, seafood, fabulous steaks! Open Wed., Thurs. & Sun. until 8:30 p.m. Open Friday & Saturday until 9:30 p.m. At the corner of Allen & 10th Streets.
Puny John's BBQ - A great barbecue place. Take a look at their special board! See more details under the Lunch Column. Highly recommended - locals eat here on a regular basis also. 11 South 4th Street.
STARTING MID-MAY THEY HAVE NEW HOURS - Only Dinner-time on weekends.
Big Nose Kate's Saloon - 417 E. Allen Street. Serving dinner every day but Thanksgiving & Christmas. A nice variable menu, usually pretty good. We've eaten meals here often enough. See More Details under the Lunch Heading. The Saloon is open until midnight.
At the Longhorn Cafe
Cafe Margarita Entry
The Longhorn Cafe - Open every day (except Thanksgiving & Christmas) until 9 p.m. A good variety in their menu, plus specials. We've sampled a number of items. Sometimes they're pretty good, on occasion not very good. Many in town think they're A-OK! You'll see locals in there for dinner fairly consistently. More details under "Lunch." 501 East Allen Street.
Cafe Margarita - Try it only on Thursday through Sunday. 131 South 5th Street. Open til 8 pm on Friday & Saturday. Open til 7 pm on Thursday & Sunday. We've eaten here a few times. Check our info under Lunch.
Doc Holliday's Saloon - Not suitable for kids, it is mainly a bar. They have a little bit of food - hot dogs & pizza. It's a stop when all else are closed. They open at 9 a.m.
O.K. Cafe - Try It!
The O.K. Cafe - At the Northwest corner of Allen and 3rd Streets. The place where many locals meet for breakfast. Reasonable prices for good food. Nice that they have extra napkins right on the table. Varied selection on the yummy breakfast menu. If we go out for breakfast, this is almost always where we go. Same with our friends, who are there almost every early morning (not us! And I'm too grumpy at that time of day to be social & sit with them!!). They also serve lunch 'til 2 pm on weekdays. Open til 4 pm Saturday & Sunday.
The Longhorn - In the middle of town, the Southeast corner of 5th and Allen Streets. They have all the typical breakfast menu items a Tombstone restaurant should have. Most visitors end up here. Generally good, but can be quirky. We've had breakfast here when family members come to town. Our son likes their breakfast. But Bill's pancakes seem to disintegrate on the fork! Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday. Available for every meal of the day, everyday of the week!
Old West Chuckwagon - On Toughnut, as you enter Old Tombstone Wild West Park, at the South end of 4th Street. The ownership is relatively new, since about mid 2017. We went for breakfast after they'd been in there a few months. The staff was quite friendly, trying to please. The main problem I saw was the cook not cooking food long enough. I see that with reviews. In town I hear good and okay comments. See A Menu. I think it's worth a try.
Puny John's - 4th Street, just mid-block North of Allen St. Now (starting May 21, 2018) open at 8 a.m. with a full espresso bar and breakfast burritos. Close at 3 p.m. weekdays until further notice.
Breakfast at Moe's Place - A very small breakfast only restaurant in Tombstone. It's behind the Stampede RV Park. Around the block at 18 Toughnut Street, just West of Sumner. I heard it's pretty good, from somebody (??). Trouble is, it's so small, it's hard to get a spot. We went in there on that recommendation - but it was packed, so we went elsewhere. If you ever get in - let us know how it was!!
Miscellaneous Options - No - these aren't Tombstone restaurants. But you can always pick up coffee cakes or doughnuts, plus coffee at local convenience stores. Check out their locations Here>
Snacks, Treats & Specials
Try a Beers 'N' Balls Sampler Plate?
Thought we'd add this section even though they're not quite Tombstone restaurants! But it could be this is what you want!
Lily's Tombstone Sweet Memories - 514 E. Allen Street. Specialize in frozen yogurt. It's good. You have all kinds of options - creating it yourself. They have other snacks, soft drinks, hot chocolate & coffees, too.
Beers 'n' Balls - During April the Four Deuces Saloon sponsors this unique event. Local volunteers cook up "Rocky Mountain Oysters" into an assortment of dishes. You can vote for the dish you liked the best! If you're not up for that, they also have regular grilled items. Located at the Southwest corner of 4th & Allen Streets. They occupy part of 4th St. to make room for a band and dancing. For details and exact dates - check our Events Page.
Step Inside for a Cool Treat!
U Scream 4 Ice Cream - Located on the East side of 4th Street, just around the corner from Allen Street. On warm summer days, they sure have a line! People screaming for ice cream!! They also have Italian ice and some other snacks and soft drinks. Had their ice cream a time or town. Can highly recommend it. Lots of flavors to choose from.
Your Reviews of Tombstone Restaurants
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