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Tinderbox Kitchen

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34 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
+1 928-226-8400
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my daughter for a light supper. We shared some appetizers...The artichoke dip was simply fantastic!

Thank Andrea P
Norwalk, California
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small and quaint but the food was delicious. I enjoyed watching the chef as he prepared the plates. I hope to return one day :)

Thank justdelirious
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Who would have thought that swordfish in flagstaff would be so fresh??? And I didn't know that wild boar stroganoff could be better than in Charleston SC??? Crisp and intelligent service was really cool (Eilen) completed the evening. Don't want to leave!

Thank Brownvincent
dallas texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just loved this place. I got a pumpkin soup which was SO different---it was extremely spicy (almost too spicy really), but I tolerated it. lol. Also got honey grits with pickled onions on top and it was VERY good. I would love to see them offer that often. Got a french bread with a cheese fondue--also excellent. Good job. Will... More 

Thank nancyadams
San Angelo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small menu but all 4 dishes our party had were wonderful. Perfectly cooked and very flavorful. Chefs are available and a delight to talk to.

Thank Sheila T
Solon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had an overnight in Flagstaff and didn't expect much. We found Tinderbox on Trip Ad and decided to try it. We recently paid extra money to go to highly regarded restaurant in Fulton Market in Chicago to observe the cooking. Well we got a BETTER show at Tinderbox and a better unique meal. Small comfortable setting and great service.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Cosy place and with good acoustics. Fantastic food a bit out of the ordinary and reasonably priced. Reason for 3 stars and not 4 is poor service (slow at clearing the table, not attending refills), and that wine by the glass was served very short.

Thank Mick2900
Ridgecrest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This dinner was the first in s 12-day road trip of the Southwest. And it was also the best dinner on the trip. DW and I shared a Duck Live Pate' starter and loved it. This was followed by the Duck Leg Confit with Quiona in a savory broth and tender greens. Full of flavor and nice chunks of tender... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We visited on a week night with a reservation. The restaurant has been restored with character. Small bar in one room and tables in the other room with opoen views of the kitchen (would recommend eating in this area). We started with venison ribs as an appetizer. They were excellent. Although an appetizer, the four ribs were like an entree.... More 

Thank GiseppeGord
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We spent 4 nights in Flagstaff around our trip to the Grand Canyon and we ate at Tinderbox 2 of the 4 nights. The food was outstanding. Excellent service by Ilia. It was fun to watch the 4 man operation in the open kitchen work with focus and precision. We could see the chef in his winter wool cap using... More 

Thank pinkpeace2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
  • Phone Number: +1 928-226-8400
Tinderbox Kitchen is "American Comfort Food Redefined", located on the Southside of Historic Downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. We offer a fine dining experience in an unpretentious, courteous and lively atmosphere. With an often-changing menu, you can always find your old favorite meal twisted to showcase the season's freshest offerings. We offer a full bar and wine selection as well.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?