And the winner is…
100 E. Congress St.Tucson, AZ 85701
Neighborhood: Congress Street
Envision Grill as the backdrop for a film noir flick; the P.I. loves the strong coffee, crispy tater tots and beefy burgers but grumbles about the hit-or-miss service. And he just keeps coming back.
4231 E. 22nd St.Tucson, AZ 85711
Tops among its competitors, the service is fast and friendly and the home-cooked food is consistently good—chicken fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, chocolate cream pie, all the classics are done right.
4980 S. Campbell Ave.Tucson, AZ 85706
The usual diner fare is filled out with Mexican staples, so if you want huevos rancheros and your buddy wants waffles, everyone's covered.
7010 E. BroadwayTucson, AZ 85710
This diner takes its '50s theme hostage and never lets go.
220 S. Plumer Ave.Tucson, AZ 85719
The tucked-away, homey diner, in an old house, serves truck stop-style food and serves it up right: homemade and on the cheap.
Best of Metromix Tucson 2010
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