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Tinderbox Kitchen

34 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5737
+1 928-226-8400
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
34 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5737
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried to get into Lumberyard Brewing, but they had an hour wait, so we went down the street to Timderbox Kitchen, which was busy, but no wait. ( The kitchen was backed up, but we weren't in any rush.) Everything was fresh and the waitress...More

Thank JudyBethesda_MD
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Judy, thank you for taking time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback. Hopefully you told your server about the steak, we want our customers to get what they want for their meal. Hopefully you will get to visit Flagstaff again. Safe travels. Cheers!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant had a small but nice selection of entrees to suite any taste. Our order of fish was extremely delicious. The best part was our waitress who really knew what she was talking about and made recommendations we followed. Flagstaff is famous for breweries...More

Thank DukeNJ
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Duke, thank you for your wonderful review of Tinderbox Kitchen. Your recognition of our serving staff is much appreciated. I will share your comments with the staff. We hope to see you back in Flagstaff soon. Make sure to visit our sister restaurants The Annex...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were in town for just a night. We googled restaurants and Tinderbox came up. The menu looked good so we called and had a table 15 minutes later (party of 5). We are so glad we did! This restaurant is within...More

Thank Dawn S
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dawn, thank you so much for taking time to write a review. We always appreciate customer feedback. The winery that we partner with is Sutcliffe, located in McElmo Canyon, CO. We are very proud to actively participate in the blending of our private label wines....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed all the small plates available. We had a vegetarian with us, so we ordered a plethora of small plates, salads and one salmon main course. Everything was exceptional. Not even a mediocre plate among them. It was a filling, healthy meal and...More

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Jeremy L, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Marlynne, thank you for taking the time to write a review of Tinderbox Kitchen. We very much enjoy taking care of our guests. Regards, Maura FOH Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by an outstanding meal while passing through Flagstaff. We are New Yorkers and are accustomed to fine dining. This restaurant could hold its own in NYC even if they charged twice as much. Excellent bar tender, serving premium liquor. Chef does an outstanding...More

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Jeremy L, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

vzbc197, thank you so much for your review of Tinderbox Kitchen. We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. Safe Travels! Cheers, Maura FOH Manager

Reviewed 6 March 2018

In Flagstaff overnight. Early dinner at Tinderbox. Brannon was our server. Very nice and offered great recommendations. Great portions and an OUTSTANDING House Chardonnay. We had the pork belly appetizer and the Mac and Cheese. Highly recommended. Enjoy!More

Thank Graham954
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Hi Graham954. I recognize that area code. I love south Florida. Thank you so much for dining with us. The Pork Belly with Cheddar Grits is addictive. So glad everything met your expectations. I will be sure to share your feedback with our Chef &...More

Reviewed 21 February 2018

We only spent 2 nights in Flagstaff but I'm so glad we tried out Tinderbox Kitchen! We did not have reservations but were seated quickly. I had my eye on the Daily Mac & Cheese but it contained seafood which I can't eat. Instead I...More

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Jeremy L, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hello jfoles04, you are my new BFF! Thank you for the glowing review. We love it when our guests have a great dining experience. I will share your feedback with our head Chef & our Pastry Chef. Please come visit us again. Safe travels. Cheers!...More

Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were given a gift card to Tinderbox. Our experience started at an oddly deep, very narrow table. My wife prefers to sit side-by-side, which was not possible until the restaurant cleared out later in the evening. We ordered Brie and Crab...More

Thank john b
Jeremy L, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

John, what a shame that you did not enjoy your recent visit to Tinderbox. I certainly hope you informed your server that you didn't care for your meal. All of our staff is empowered to make a situation right for our guests, as their livelihoods...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018

Came to Flag for just one night, didn’t know where we going to eat. Ended up at Blendz wine bar (give it a go, friendly and great wine flights) bar tender recommended and this place didn’t disappoint. Great food! Fantastic service by Francesca! A wonderful...More

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Jeremy L, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Dear htibs1, Thank you for your shout-out to Tinderbox, Francesca and our neighbor Blendz. Please call me for a reservation the next time you are in town. Safe travels. Cheers, MauraFOH Manager 928-226-8400

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This meal did not disappoint. I had the Mac and cheese of the day which was truly amazing. The service was great! Highly recommend.

Thank Brenna W
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Brenna, Thank you so much for your kind words. I will happily pass this along to the Chef & the serving staff. Cheers! Maura

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5737
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
  • Phone Number: +1 928-226-8400
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Chef Schmitz serves up well-executed spins on reimagined American fare like: Pan Seared Chicken Breast. Braised Pork Shoulder, Pan Seared Butterfish, 12oz Grilled Ribeye, Grilled Pesto Salmon Fillet and many other entrees, starters, soups and salads. The wine selection mirrors the Tinderbox menu; ever-changing. The bottle list is global with full renditions of varietals selected to match that evening's menu. The by-the-glass list is a special selection of wines made along with their Companion Sutcliffe Vineyard in McElmo Canyon, Colo. The wines are selected and even specifically blended to add and compliment each dish. "Tinderbox Kitchen is at the epicenter of the Flagstaff culinary awakening." --New York Magazine. "Best Restaurants in Flagstaff," Arizona Republic.
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