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Tinderbox Kitchen

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34 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5737
+1 928-226-8400
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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385 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
san diego
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here many times in fact we usually eat here twice on our vacation. This was a terrible experience and only got worse when the manager didn't handle it properly. First I must say that the appetizers came out chart and overly burnt and under seasoned. Then the kids food came out again chard and under season barely... More 

Thank madbeaut
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Had the most amazing pork belly starter and duck confit!!! The Duck was tender at every bite which is sometimes hard for a restaurant to accomplish. Oh and the pork belly, so GOOD!!! I almost cried the flavors were so amazing. Definitely recommend!

Thank BrittT105
Tempe, Arizona
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I'm not sure what Progressive American is supposed to be but it must have something to do with being cool. I was not impressed with the menu:pretentious, overpriced and difficult to decipher. We ordered the toast appetizer (bread is an appetizer you order now?) and hazelnut butter has no flavor of hazelnut. The squash soup was a beautiful color and... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
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107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Recently they have taken on a new chef, Chef Derek Christensen who trained in Europe and Asia. We had been to the Tinderbox several times before and were not impressed. We dined there this past week, table of 6 picky diners....each of us was wowed, start to finish. Menu rotates based on seasonal ingredients but trust the chef, he is... More 

Thank rancher28
Mooresville, North Carolina
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153 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Had excellent meal at Tinderbox in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Trout and Duck Breast were excellent. Beets, mushrooms and chocolate cake were all very good. Service was excellent. Recommend.

Thank Robert C
Orange, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The brown butter sage toast melts in your mouth, the flavors were perfect! I could have stopped there and been happy but we went on to have a salad, vegetable gratin and bacon fat poached lobster. Everything was so good I can't wait to go back, the combination of flavors, portion size, price were all spot on except for one... More 

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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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?