Kingfisher Bar & Grill reopens its dining room with a new menu & limited seating

Reservations are required to ensure a safer environment

The midtown restaurant has been keeping things fresh for more than 25 years now and they’re still going strong with the tides of change.

After a temporary closure, Kingfisher Bar and Grill has reopened its dining room for lunch, dinner, and the new dishes they’re excited to share with big appetites.

Macadamia Nut Crusted Hawaiian Fish at Kingfisher (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Macadamia Nut Crusted Hawaiian Fish at Kingfisher (Credit: Jackie Tran)

New menu to dive into

Chefs Jeff Azersky and Jim Murphy are pumped about the new menu, which features Cedar planked Salmon and Kingfisher Bouillabaisse. Many of the favorites have stuck around, too, like the Macadamia crusted Hawaiian Fish, Alaskan Cod Fish and Chips, Sriracha Steamed Black Mussels, and Prickly Pear Baby Back Pork Ribs.

The same goes for Kingfisher’s regional oyster selection and the ever-growing wine list, and the restaurant’s focus on keeping things fresh.

Macadamia Nut Crusted Hawaiian Fish at Kingfisher (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Macadamia Nut Crusted Hawaiian Fish at Kingfisher (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Hours of operation

Kingfisher’s dining rooms and bar will be open for limited seating by reservation only for lunch from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday – Saturday, and then dinner is from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Tuesday – Saturday.

With the limited seating, they’re recommending that reservations are made a few days in advance since the seating is extremely limited, and they ask if you keep your parties to nine people at the most.

Interior at Kingfisher (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Interior at Kingfisher (Credit: Jackie Tran)

If dining in the restaurant isn’t your cup of tea, they’re still offering curbside pickup. Kingfisher has a couple of parking spots reserved for those taking their food home.

Kingfisher released the following about the reopening in a statement:

“Guests will be delighted to see that most of the ‘family’ of the Kingfisher staff has returned. Many have been with the restaurant for a large part of their 27 years. They are all looking forward to seeing their “regulars” and welcoming the Tucson public.”

As clean as a whistle

The following safety measures are currently in place at Kingfisher:

  • All guests must wear masks to enter the building
  • Daily cleaning procedures in both front and back of the house
  • Tables are sanitized between each guest
  • The common areas are cleaned on an hourly basis
  • There are hand sanitizing stations throughout the restaurant
  • Restaurant is professionally sanitized weekly with an Aerosolized Anti-Bacterial

Kingfisher is located at 2564 E. Grant Rd. For more information, call (520) 323-7739 or visit

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