Diners are, by definition, restaurants with personality staring back at you from the sides of the ketchup bottles and napkin dispensers. Diners are more than just a place to eat; they're the nexus of small-town communities, a place where any member of the gang can go and know at least someone will be there, drinking coffee, eating tater tots or drowning their sorrows in a cold one. Grill is the ultimate downtown diner, right down to the strange holes in the bathroom doors where the vent should be. They could serve you tires with a Windex béarnaise and you'd still go. Tucson's own special little twist on a theme Americana, Grill is where you can not only get fries with that, but many memorable moments shared with friends, too.
3. TIE Frank's, 3843 E. Pima St.
3. TIE Little Anthony's, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.