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Outside Inn

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4907 S Highway 92, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650-9599
+1 520-378-4645
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 13:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Outside Inn has been a hidden jewel in Sierra Vista for many years. I've had business lunches, friends lunches, and romantic dinners at Outside Inn many times. It's in my opinion the best restaurant in town. I love the chef salad, cobb salad, and too many of the sandwiches to list. The monte cristo is out of this world! Although... More 

Thank rebeez
sunnygirlArizona, Owner at Outside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this wonderful review. We really appreciate the kind words. We always suggest to people that they make a reservation if they think they are coming. Being so small has advantages, but it also comes with disadvantages as well. For your information, the kitchen will stay open later if we have guests waiting at our normal... More 

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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

My wife and I attended a farewell/thank you dinner for the retiring choir director from out church at the Outside Inn. This is probably the fourth time we've eaten there, and we have never had any complaints. Others in town have said the food is hit-and-miss. I have to agree. This time around I had the Shrimp Carbonara. The portion... More 

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Bisbee, Arizona
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

I've been to Outside Inn for lunch and dinner several times. The service is always outstanding and the food is superb. This is one of the nicest, if not the nicest, restaurant in Sierra Vista. The wine and beer list is well organized. They have a nice selection of both, and also have a full bar. The menu is broken... More 

Thank 685millie
Carbondale, PA
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2014

This restaurant is sooo charming and the food delightful! We were quite pleased! This was our first time here and couldn't be happier. My husband said the clam chowder was the best he ever had and has had it in Cape Cod, but didn't compare. The service was excellent also. We will definitely return to this restaurant the next time... More 

Thank DebinCarb
Yuma, Arizona
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150 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

This little place was recommended to us by the good folks at Lazy Dog Ranch and it did not disappoint. The food was great and the service was terrific.

Thank jack L
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We normally go to the Outside Inn for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. Every meal that we have there is special, with host David Bain taking such excellent care of us! This meal was no exception; it was a dinner for one of our special friends. The food was truly exceptional, as was the service (thank you Sonja).

Thank William H
Columbia, Missouri
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671 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

I hadn't been to the Outside Inn for 5 or 6 years. Memories of good food and service enticed me in for lunch. It was even better than I had recalled. I had salmon with a cream sauce that truly was one of the best I've ever tasted. The salad and house dressing were excellent. Then came the dessert tray... More 

2 Thank Edge W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We chose this place for our anniversary dinner because other reviewers raved about the food. When I called ahead to make a reservation I told them this was our anniversary. Most nice places will acknowledge a special occasion. While we loved the food, it was quite disappointing that no one even said "happy anniversary", much less the usual token cupcake... More 

1 Thank Gfranma
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

A family owned restaurant, the Outside Inn has graced our town for over twenty years. In our small small desert town, the Bains family always deliver an eclectic menu, superb cooking, an impressive wine cellar and a comfortable ambience. They pride themselves on using fresh ingredients. The diverse offerings will normally include very creative salads, game, a southwest entire, a... More 

1 Thank Anon85635
Sierra Vista, AZ
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135 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This one of a kind small place has wonderful lunches and gourmet dinners. Servers make you feel special as your taste buds delight in special dishes. Reservations are recommended as it is limited in seating.

Thank kokapelli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4907 S Highway 92, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650-9599
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sierra Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 520-378-4645

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?