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>. Or if you're staying over, where you can get breakfast. Well, here you are - choose what you need...
[RIGHT NOW - WITH THE PANEDEMIC: Only some are open, bars are closed. Only take-out for Ringo's/Depot. OK Cafe has Take-out & so does Puny John's BBQ on 4th. Mario's Bakery Cafe is open, so is the Longhorn. Las Margaritas is now open, with entertainment. Seems like maybe the Stampede Breakfast Place might be open (quite small). For all their particulars & hours, recommend you contact them - see more info below.
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We can help you out! Since living and having a business in Tombstone, we've checked out most restaurants here. We'll have our opinion, and our recommendations. We also know how our local friends feel about an assortment of places to eat. We'll clue you into what they say.
They're organized by category, by meal time. Even a section for Snacks/Event-Eats. And finally - please give Your Feedback on experiences 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!
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Local List of Tombstone Restaurants
Get Lunch in Tombstone Arizona
Most Tombstone restaurants are open at lunch-time. But some are only open certain days of the week. We'll go over the details for you...
Crystal Palace Saloon - On Allen Street, Northwest corner of 5th Street. See More Saloon Details> They serve the typical burgers, fish & chips, sandwiches, kids' menu, etc. Starting at 11am. They have pizza, & daily specials. They make cute little milk-shakes for kids. Very good wait staff. Sometimes they get 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've eaten here often enough, it's our regular place to meet up with friends. Not our favorite restaurant, but pretty good for lunch. We like gathering in this Historic Site>
Crystal Palace's Taco Salad
Johnny Ringo's Saloon - 520-457-3404 for take-out orders. 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 often have pizza night here with friends. Open every day for lunch about 11:30 a.m. Drive East on Allen Street to 10th Street and turn left. It's right behind the Depot Steakhouse.
Want to Get the Best Pizza? Try Ringo's
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: 60 South 10th Street, corner of E. Allen Street. Head East on Allen from town. Lots of parking. See Their Contact Info>
At the Depot: Philly Cheese-steak & a Side of Mac & Cheese
The O.K. Cafe - Call to place your take-out order: (520) 457-3980. 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. No MSG. They use natural spices and flavorings in recipes. Menu items feature the usual burgers, steaks, soups, etc. They carry Tombstone Sarsaparilla!
OK! - Coffee, Iced Tea or Sarsaparilla? At the OK Cafe!
Big Nose Kate's - A fun touristy place to eat. There's cool stuff to draw you in. The Movie Tombstone is always playing on TV. Take a Western style photo 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 love their salads. Their history is skewed, as there never was a saloon called Big Nose Kate's. And "The Swamper"?? Hmmm. The building was the historic Grand Hotel, but it burnt down in the May 1882 fire. Only the front arches survived, and the bar from the basement saloon. Open every day at 10 a.m. 520-457-3107
The Longhorn Cafe - Mentioned in the Breakfast Menu too. Open until 9 p.m. every day. The wait staff usually mentions specials. So ask, if they don't. Their food can be hit & miss. We've had dinner here often enough, but not lunch. I believe it's the same menu. The food is sometimes quite good, sometimes not very. Usually in between. I wouldn't ever say it's an excellent Tombstone restaurant. Our friends mostly agree. Some rate it a little higher than we do. Prices are average, service is good. They serve alcohol. Right in the center of town, corner of 5th & Allen. 520-457-3405
Have a Seat at the Longhorn
Puny John's BBQ - Something a little different! And it's good, we've eaten here quite a few times. Can recommend it. Between Fremont and Allen Streets, at 11 South 4th. Ribs, chicken, brisket, pulled pork. Six kinds of barbecue sauce. Plates, sandwiches, sides, soft drinks, beer & wine. And more! NOTE: For current details, best to call (520) 457-2396 or check Their Puny Website.
Bill Says Come Order Some BBQ
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. Assorted, for sure. Plus alcoholic beverages. Prices and food okay to acceptable/not bad. Most of our friends avoid it, actually. We have eaten here occasionally. The lot, and the building to an extent, though, Is Historic> (520) 457-2277
Mario's Bakery Cafe - Call for the latest details: (520) 266-9101. A unique lunch menu, check their board for delicious types of hot sandwiches, paninis and pizza. They center on Italian style! Open at 11 a.m. As a bakery, they have daily specialized delights! Yummy! We've eaten here, and it's wonderful! There's indoor seating, and some outside on the patio next door. They also do catering, and can arrange some specialty dieting items, like keto and vegetarian. Open until 10 p.m., except Tuesday closed at 4 p.m. Easy to find on the South side of Allen St., between 5th & 6th.
The Entrance to Mario's on Allen St.
Choose From Their Wall Menu + Temptations Right in Front of You!
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 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., but sometimes closes at around 5 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 (or an early/light dinner). We've only had their sweets! (Oh no!) So can't say how their food is - would like to hear yourReview!
Some of Grandma's Menu Items
Ethan's Coffee Corner - If you'd like a little sweet treat at lunch-time with a caffeine pick-me-up! Here you go! It's right inside that great Tombstone Antique Mall on Fremont Street. See more details under the Breakfast Section.
Bill With Ethan When We Visited His Coffee Shop
Stay for Dinner in Tombstone Arizona
Johnny Ringo's Saloon - Call 520-457-3404 for ordering info. 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. A little further out, on 10th Street, between Allen & Fremont Streets. But well worth it! That's why we say it's a locals favorite.
The Depot - Same with their attached restaurant, a local's known spot for dinner. More info, including their hours, under "Lunch." Platters, salads, burgers, great Mexican food, seafood, fabulous steaks! At the corner of Allen & 10th Streets.
Chips & Salsa to Start at The Depot
Crystal Palace Saloon - See more details in the Lunch suggestions. They stay open every day except Christmas & Thanksgiving. The dinner menu is currently not as expansive as the lunch menu. The kitchen serves until 8 p.m. 436 East Allen Street, corner 5th.
Steak Dinner at the Crystal Palace
Puny John's BBQ - A great barbecue place. Take a look at their specials board! See more details when you scroll to or click our Lunch Column. Highly recommended, locals eat here on a regular basis also. 11 South 4th Street.
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.
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.
At the Longhorn Cafe
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.
Cafe Margarita Entry
Doc Holliday's Saloon - Not particularly suitable for kids, it's not exactly a Tombstone restaurant in the traditional sense. It's mainly a bar. They have some simple food items: hot dogs, pizza, starter-type items, snacks, etc. It's also a stop when all else is closed, they're open late. They open at 9 a.m.
Breakfast in Tombstone Suggestions
The O.K. Cafe - At the Northwest corner of Allen and 3rd Streets. Call to place your take-out order: (520) 457-3980. The principle Tombstone breakfast restaurant where many locals meet in the morning. Reasonable prices for good food. Much better than just OK!! Nice that they have extra napkins right on the table. Varied selection on the yummy breakfast menu. If we go out for breakfast, we often go here. 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.
O.K. Cafe - Try It!
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!
Ethan's Coffee Corner - Inside the Tombstone Antique Mall, at 720 E. Fremont St. Need that late breakfast wake-up, with your coffee or tea? This is the place! Wonderful selection of pastries, plus fresh baked breads. And of course that morning need: all kinds of excellent coffees & teas. Plus hot chocolate, mocha and so much more. Currently they're open at 11 a.m. Plans in the works eventually for an earlier morning start, though. We've stopped in here and loved it! Also trying it a little later? We have it listed on our Lunch Line-Up!
Monthly Waffle Treat - See FB Events
Coffee Plus - A small coffee shop type of Tombstone restaurant, with pastry options. They're on 4th Street, just down from Allen Street, next to the U-Scream ice cream shop. Heard they open at 8 am - we haven't tried it yet. Also heard their service isn't that hospitable when you finally do get them open. Huh!? Anyone Else tried??
Stampede Breakfast Restaurant - They just renamed themselves & now have small adverts on the street. A very small breakfast only Tombstone restaurant. 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 (can't remember who??). 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!!
Snacks, Treats & Specials
Thought we'd add this section even though they're not quite Tombstone restaurants! But it could be this is what you want!
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>
Beers 'n' Balls - Usually during April the Four Deuces Saloon sponsors this unique event. This bar is not included as a Tombstone restaurant, since it doesn't normally serve food. But for this special 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 updates, check our Events Page.
Try a Beers 'N' Balls Sampler Plate?
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 two. Can highly recommend it. Lots of flavors to choose from.
Step Inside for a Cool Treat!
Your Reviews of Tombstone Restaurants
Give us your thoughts about the Tombstone restaurants you've visited! Did you have any great meals? Where? Any terrific service? Tell us about it. Or [sigh :-( ] were you unhappy somehow. We would like a polite overview of that, too. To shoot for improvement!!