Trail Dust Town
Trail Dust Town
Pinnacle Peak steakhouse, a division of Agro Land & Cattle Co., Inc., is one of the oldest and perhaps the most popular restaurant in the State of Arizona. The history of Pinnacle Peak and Trail Dust Town go hand-in-hand.
In the early 1950s, Tucson was a sleepy desert community of approximately 45,000 people. It was then as legend has it, well outside of the Tucson City limits, several 'Old West' buildings were constructed as a set for a Glenn Ford movie.
Afterwards, this conglomeration of buildings developed into a Western themed commercial complex known as Trail Dust Town. Pinnacle Peak steakhouse quickly gained popularity and became the anchor of this complex.
Pinnacle Peak's prosperity paused briefly in 1970 due to a devastating fire. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, Pinnacle Peak and its' Silver Dollar Saloon were relocated to a more advantageous location on the property and rebuilt, bigger and better than ever. Pinnacle Peak's immense popularity acted as a magnet drawing numerous other restaurants to Tanque Verde Road serving as the catalyst that transformed Tanque Verde Road into Tucson's "Restaurant Row."
Due to popular demand, Pinnacle Peak has undergone several expansions. The charming Savoy Opera House was built within Trail Dust Town and serves as a memorable banquet facility. Over the years, additional dining rooms and outdoor seating have increased seating capacity to over 1,000 diners.
Often copied but never equaled, Pinnacle Peak is the originator of the mesquite-broiled Cowboy Steak™. Year after year diners enjoy the reasonably priced steaks, ribs, chicken, and sides that have kept Pinnacle Peak as popular as ever.
Upon entering Pinnacle Peak's 2-story lobby with its' oversized, antique couches and chairs, guests gaze as six foot high flames leaping from the massive grills (where the steaks are cooked over huge mesquite logs) and marvel at the thousands of neckties hanging from the rafters. The food, along with the atmosphere, keep both locals and visitors returning year after year.
In a Pinnacle Peak signature tradition, there are NO TIES ALLOWED! If a guest is 'caught' wearing a necktie the tie is summarily cut-off with great fanfare and hung from the rafters (all in good-natured fun). Possessing authentic Old West atmosphere, quality, service and value, Pinnacle Peak perpetually wins many top honors in Tucson's annual Culinary Awards.
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