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Tinderbox Kitchen

34 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5737
+1 928-226-8400
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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34 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5737
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All started out well, nice service, drinks and apps. My Butter fish was excellent. Unfortunately my wife's chicken was way over salted (and we like salt). Server offered to redo but as the chicken is brined overnight, we thought the others would taste about the...More

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Kevin H, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

psbun, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is a good teaching tool. Please let me know the next time you make a reservation I would like to make the situation right. Regards, Maura FOH Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful dinner here with great service. Decor is lively and servers are attentive. Everything on my plate was well prepared, enjoyed my filet and my partner had butterfish.

Thank jfd
Kevin H, Owner at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

jfd, Thank you for taking time to write a review. We certainly appreciate your feedback! I will pass on your comments to our staff and kitchen. Cheers, Maura FOH Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grits and ribs are awesome and I don’t even like grits. Very friendly staff along with a neat atmosphere. Also, my wife loved the ratatouille.

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Kevin H, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello fellow mid-westerners, (I'm a former Cheesehead).. Thank you for taking time to write a review for Tinderbox Kitchen. We appreciate your feedback. I will share your comments with our Chef. Safe travels. Cheers, Maura FOH Manager Tinderbox Kitchen

Reviewed 18 April 2018

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

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Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 15 April 2018

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

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Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

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 10 April 2018 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

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Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

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 6 April 2018

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 8 April 2018

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 30 March 2018 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 7 April 2018

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

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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

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 28
Meals
Dinner
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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