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Last modified on January 11th, 2019 at 3:38 pm
Fourth Avenue is one of Tucson’s most popular destinations. Home to locally owned clothing stores, barber shops, salons, nightclubs, and boutiques, Fourth Avenue is Tucson’s version of San Francisco’s Haight Street.
Of course, it offers a large variety of food options, too.
If you’re looking for somewhere to eat but can’t decide what you’re in the mood for, Fourth Avenue is overflowing with choices. You’ll find classics — like sandwiches and burgers — in addition to ethnic cuisines such as Greek, Italian, Latin, and Mexican.
So, whether you’re a meat-seeking carnivore, a vegetarian, or a vegan, we’ve got you covered.
Below is our guide to 30 restaurants and bars on Fourth Avenue.
Founded in 2013, guests at the 4th Avenue Delicatessen can dine in, take out, or cater to a party. The deli is iconic for their sandwiches and hot dogs.
In previous years, the deli celebrated Independence Day with a Hot Dog Shoot-Out — an annual hot dog eating contest.
For more information visit 4th Avenue Delicatessen.
Authentic Greek restaurant, Athens, has served Fourth Avenue since 1993. The family-owned restaurant prepares dishes with locally grown vegetables, imported cheese, olives, and wine.
For more information, visit Athens on 4th Ave.
Serving Tucson since 2002, B-Line is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Desserts are made in-house and were previously featured on the Food Network. B-Line also serves coffee and espresso from local coffee roaster, Exo Roast Co.
For more information, visit B-Line.
There’s no question that Bison Witches Bar & Deli is a favorite for sandwich lovers. The restaurant features enormous sandwiches, five different soups in bread bowls, salads, and a bar with wine and beer on tap.
For more information, visit Bison Witches Bar & Deli.
This recent addition to the Fourth Avenue food scene opened after a successful experience at Tucson’s 2018 Winter Street Fair.
The separate, larger “secret” bar in the patio at the back of the building is still in the works but promises to feature a mix of classic and modern cocktails.
Scratch-made Menu Highlights:
For more information, visit blindtigeraz.com.
Taco queen Maria Mazon relocated BOCA to the space that formerly housed Delectables. The larger kitchen expands BOCA’s repertoire with more weekly specials and the constantly changing Guacamole Duo.
For more information, visit bocatacos.com.
Brooklyn Pizza Company offers handmade pizza by the slice or pie, daily happy hour, pasta and wings, gelato and Italian ice. Guests can pick up, dine in, or have pizza (or beer and wine) delivered.
For more information, visit Brooklyn Pizza Company.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Cafe Passé offers coffee, espresso, beer, and cocktails. The real gem is their hidden patio with seating in a garden of trees.
Keep up with Cafe Passé on Facebook.
Family-owned Caruso’s was founded in 1938 and offers homemade Italian food. Four generations later, the restaurant’s cooking techniques remain unchanged.
For more information, visit Caruso’s Italian Restaurant.
Offering Old-World country cooking, The Coronet’s menus are crafted by co-owner Sally Kane and chef Moody Albarasi.
While other restaurants on Fourth Avenue focus on casual dining and comfort foods, The Coronet is a touch more sophisticated. And if you’re curious about the building, it is located in what was once the Coronado Hotel, built in 1928.
For more information, visit The Coronet.
The Drunken Chicken keeps it simple with a small quirky menu. Chicken and beer-battered waffles star with the rotating dips and maple syrups.
For more information, visit The Drunken Chicken.
Family-owned since 1994, Epic Cafe not only serves coffee, but pastries, salads, and sandwiches too. Epic Cafe also grows vegetables in their garden and makes their own compost.
Epic Cafe Favorites:
For more information, visit Epic Cafe.
Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar offers a wide selection of craft beer and wine, both on tap and in bottles. Ermanos also serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, and features a late-night menu to satisfy late-night munchies.
For more information, visit Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar.
Food Conspiracy Co-op isn’t a typical restaurant. First and foremost, it’s a grocery store and has been offering natural foods and ingredients since 1971. There is also a hot and cold bar for lunch and dinner.
For more information, visit Food Conspiracy Co-Op.
Serving a blend of Mexican and Native American cuisine, La Indita’s recipes are handcrafted by Maria Garcia — a native Tarascan from Michoacan, Mexico. La Indita serves a variety of authentic dishes, including Tucson’s rare molé.
La Indita Favorites:
For more information, visit La Indita.
Lindy’s takes the “art form” of burgers to the next level. You might remember when the twelve patty burger was featured on Travel Network’s Man vs. Food in 2009. But if you aren’t that into burgers, Lindy’s also offers Philly cheesesteaks, chicken sandwiches, and vegetarian options.
For more information, visit Lindy’s on 4th.
At Magpies, guests can build a pizza or choose from the menu, but the pizza joint also offers calzones, subs, and salads. Plus, the restaurant offers complimentary popcorn as you wait for your entrée. And like many restaurants on Fourth, Magpies offers a wide selection of beer.
For more information, visit Magpies Gourmet Pizza.
Martin Fontes wanted to open a restaurant that didn’t require a fryer or freezer. His dream was made possible when Martin’s Comida Chingona opened in 2001. Martin’s menu includes authentic Mexican food and is one of the few restaurants in Tucson that offers molé.
For more information, visit martinscomida.com.
O’Malleys may be known for its nightlife, but they also serve food. With burgers, sandwiches, and salads, guests have a large number of options to choose from.
For more information, visit omalleysonfourthtucson.com.
TallBoys call themselves “breakfast AF” with eggs, tots, and other breakfast-inspired items available daily from 9 a.m.
Keep up with TallBoys on Facebook.
For over 16 years, Che’s Lounge has firmly anchored itself as the premier dive bar meets neighborhood hangout. At the heart of Fourth Avenue, Che’s Lounge is open until the bars close daily, frequently hosting live music and events.
For more information, visit Che’s Lounge.
With tropical drinks and live music, The Hut Tucson is a fun place to be. The Hut’s Moai Tiki head is said to be the largest in the continent and was moved from its previous location at Magic Carpet Golf. It’s hard to miss this iconic Fourth Avenue landmark.
For more information, visit The Hut Tucson.
IBT’s is equal parts dancing, drinks, and if you’re lucky, drag. They have a bar menu — offering burgers, quesadillas, tacos, sandwiches, and more — and their karaoke and events are updated online.
For more information, visit IBT’s Bar + Food.
Pleasantly rough around the edges, Mr. Head’s offers a wide selection of beer, drink specials, live music, and karaoke.
For more information, visit Mr. Head’s Art Gallery and Bar’s Facebook Page.
Although Maloney’s offers food, they’re better known for the bar and drinks. Established in 1991, it’s is a popular place for the college crowd.
Keep up with Maloney’s Tavern on Facebook.
The Shanty is Arizona’s oldest continuously licensed bar. They offer an extensive selection of beer, including imported liquor.
For more information, visit The Shanty.
This astronomy-themed sister bar to Brooklyn Pizza Company is solar powered and offers open mic nights, DJs, live music, and telescopes on the patio. Sky Bar features coffee, smoothies, calzones, and pastries in the morning.
For more information, visit Sky Bar.
Established in 2004, Surly Wench Pub is known for its bar, food — including burgers and tacos — events, and better yet, burlesque. With regular events, daily happy hour, and two burlesque shows every month, Surly Wench is an important stop on Fourth Avenue.
For more information, visit Surly Wench Pub.
The Wreck is a Southern-themed bar blending country and southern rock. Instead of serving drinks like martinis, The Wreck features whiskey, beer, and bourbon.
Keep up with The Wreck on Facebook.
Chocolate Iguana is a cafe meets sweets shop. Along with pastries, sandwiches, and coffee, Chocolate Iguana features unique gifts and greeting cards. You’ll want to snag a spot to sit outside on a cool day.
For more information, visit Chocolate Iguana on 4th.