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Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar

Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar is located at Starr Pass Country Club. The difference at Catalina BBQ Co. is that we use fresh, never frozen meats with no artificial additives, just pure wood smoke. You don’t have to be a judge at a barbeque competition to get competition quality barbeque, just come visit us at Catalina BBQ Co. for lunch or dinner any day of the week. Enjoy Happy Hour from 4:00 pm To 6:00 pm daily. Catch all of the days action in sports on one of 14 HDTVs located throughout the restaurant.
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26 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(26 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 26 reviews
5 stars
(6)
4 stars
(14)
3 stars
(3)
2 stars
(2)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Noise Level
1.4 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.2 / 5
(Very Good) 3.2 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for outdoor dining(14)
  • scenic view(11)
  • great for lunch(7)
  • fit for foodies(6)
  • good for groups(6)
  • neighborhood gem(6)
Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar Reviews List
Review 1 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

BBQ fix

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Our food was delicious., and we are here more than once during our stay. We enjoyed some great craf beers when we came for dinner. We tried the ribs, the salad with smoked chicken and a quesadilla. All very good.
Do plan to split each entire, they are ginormous! Each side easily serves 2-3 as well.
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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2013
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 2 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"A bit out off the beaten path; Came for the ribs but was disappointed in that they were fatty and the sauce or seasonings they were cooked with was not good either, was expecting more for the prime cost. They did serve a side of sweet, vinegar, and hot sauces which might have worked better if the ribs were not already cooked with sauce. Tortilla soup was a good appetizer. Only a few other tables filled on a weekday evening, with both bar area and main dining room seating."
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2010
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Review 3 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Ok food, huge portions

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I liked that it was close to our hotel. The service was very friendly and good. The beer was flat, the food was ok and the portions were huge. I would have loved to be there in when it warmer and one can sit outside."
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2016
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Review 4 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2005
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Review 5 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
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Review 6 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food is getting more consistent

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The brisket was very good when we were here last month. Tonight, everything was really good: the chicken tortilla soup was excellent, as usual (it's our daughter's favorite goto dish) and both burger were cooked as requested (one med rare, one med well). The onion jam was delicious, but too much of a good thing because it made the bun soggy, so be sure to ask them to go light on that. Killer pickles - the best anywhere. The biscuits and cornbread were cold this time, but the butter was warm so it was good (sometimes it's the other way around). We eat here at least once a month, and more often than not it's terrific."
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 7 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 8 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Catalina BBQ a shadow of it's former self

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"This place has been a favorite of ours for the past 5 years since we moved to Tucson. Sadly, recent changes have knocked it down to Average, and no longer worth the price-point. The pulled pork is no longer luscious and savory, instead now being your average overly-sweet commercial food-service fare. Gone are the pretzel rolls and good chow-chow style pickles, and the BBQ Enchiladas were practically inedible (Barbecued blintz, anyone? Sweet tubes of goo bathed in a mealy sauce with super-sweet pulled pork piled on top? No? Yeah, me neither...) I don't know if the management changed, if staff was cut, or if cost-cutting measures were implemented. Frankly, I don't care because we won't be returning.There are a dozen or more reasonably priced and well appointed BBQ joints in Tucson to choose from. Don't waste your money. Your pancreas will thank you."
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2009
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Review 9 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/26/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/24/2015
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Restaurant

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"This is one of the few restaurants in the Tucson area that we jump at going when we can get a coupon. Otherwise we feel its a little high priced. Their food is excellent. My husband's ribs
were excellent. I would like to get a little refills on soda and coffee however. Their staff always
has a great attitude. We enjoy the little ride up the mountain to get to them.
You have a view of one of the hundreds of golf courses that use up the water from the Colorado river here. 100 years from now, there will be no golf course.
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Dined on 9/04/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always eat BBQ ribs on Labor Day

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"But just now I don't want to cook them myself. Catalina is ever so much better and I don't have to clean up afterward. The service was outstanding. The ribs were delicious, very, very spicy, though it would have been good to have some bread. The cole slaw was marginal. My husband had a brisket plate with home fries. Delicious. Thanks Catalina."
Dined on 9/07/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view
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Review 13 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/05/2015
 2006
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2006
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Review 14 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/07/2015
 2009
Special Features: great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Neighborhood gem

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Located on Starr pass golf course this bar and grill has great view good and varied menu we had meatloaf and barbecued chicken and brisket. Pleasant casual environment, good food reasonably priced, will definitely go there again and take our out if town guests."
Dined on 7/05/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 16 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Average

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Baby back ribs were tasty but undercooked. Far from falling off the bone! The Mac and cheese was very strange, basically just pasta with cheese melted on top. Bowl it was served in had been put under broiler to melt cheese so served way too hot. French fries were real good. Very few diners when we were there."
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2012
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 17 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Sooo disappointing

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food was over-priced and just plain awful. Super dry brisket and a side of 'garden veggies' that consisted of lots of sauteed sliced onions, canned enoki mushrooms and a few cherry tomatoes--greasy and tasteless--obviously out of veggies! Our waiter was superb, but couldn't make up for the poor quality of food."
Dined on 5/28/2015
 2013
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Review 18 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/14/2015
 2008
Dined on 4/14/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/14/2015
 2008
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 19 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/12/2015
 2012
Dined on 4/12/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/12/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 20 for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Still excellent BBQ

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"One of the best BBQ places in Tucson, especially since the new Mr. K's has closed. The side dishes are also really good, especially the muffins and cornbread, pickles, and sweet potato fries."
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Based on the average of (6) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
5 out of 5 recommend this product
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
1.3 / 3
Moderate