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Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar

3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ 85745-5115
+1 520-670-0444
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (27 reviews)
“burnt ends” (12 reviews)
“creamed corn” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ 85745-5115
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Reviewed yesterday

So, if you are going to play golf, plan on having something to eat here before or afterwards and you won't be disappointed. If you are staying in the hotel, also worth a trip down here (via shuttle), as the food is very good, with...More

Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here a number of times when staying recently at Marriott's Starr Pass Resort, partly because the resort is remote from Tucson itself. The hotel offers free shuttle service on a regular schedule, so no car needed. The Catalina is very casual with simple...More

Thank CBW47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant excelled in both ambiance and menu selection . Our group was approx 15 adults , we selected a cross section of the menu offerings and wine after having some apies and drinks . The service was great , with all orders delivered as...More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good but the service was bad, bad, bad! Slow and then the bill was wrong! Charged us for 2 beers which we did not order! I won’t come back because of the service.

Thank SAwoman01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch here with our family and all of the food was excellent. I had the bbq brisket sandwich and it was great. The kids meals were also devoured and the salad with bbq chicken was also delicious.

Thank buckybadger4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Catalina when we stayed at the JW Marriott. We loved everything we had. We stated the night with Wings and house Margaritas. I had bbq chicken and my husband had the Burger with pulled pork. We even came back another night for...More

Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Great BBQ at a good price. I recommend either the spare ribs, pulled pork or especially the burnt end brisket. An ice cold pitcher of draft beer for about $20 is a nice accompaniment. Four of us had our fill, drinks and left overs for...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

My husband golfed at the adjacent course and wanted to give it a try. I figured it would be high priced “club” fare but boy was I wrong. He had a burger (he loved it) and I opted for a salad with burnt ends. I...More

Thank KateinGigHarbor
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Was in area at a conference and went off a local recommendation. It was ok BBQ from what I have sampled all over the USA. It may be to notch as far as Tucson goes but lacked the flavor profile I expect with “Award winning”...More

Thank Elmwoodfoodie
Reviewed 10 January 2018

'Elevating' chicken-fried steak is an art. If that is what you are looking for skip this place. However other diners seemed happy with their meat meals. Mine was overcooked as to resemble burnt cardboard, even when sent back it came back completely well done. Beans,...More

Thank Elizabeth247
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Shelley W
13 July 2016|
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Response from Sandy E | Reviewed this property |
I inquired with the chef who advises that although they offer fresh and local meat, it is not grass fed. The Primo restaurant also on this Marriott property does offer grass fed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ 85745-5115
    (Player's Club Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-670-0444
  • E-mail
Tucson BBQ restaurants don’t get any better than this! Featuring competition-style house-made sauces and rubs, the award-winning Catalina Barbeque Co. serves succulent smoked meats and other Southwestern specialties. Open for lunch and dinner daily.
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