The Chain Buffalo Spot opened on N. Tyndall Ave. near the University of Arizona. 

A California-based chicken-and-ribs chain has opened its first spot in Tucson, launching in the former home of Cup It Up near the University of Arizona. 

The Buffalo Spot, at 760 N. Tyndall Ave., started in Long Beach, California, in 2013 and has locations throughout Southern California, with one in Georgia and one in Phoenix, that opened last summer. 

A third Arizona location is slated to launch next month in Tempe. 

Buffalo Spot’s menu includes Kansas City-style ribs, traditional and boneless wings, and the chain’s signature Buffalo fries, which appears to be a pile of fries topped with a pile of chicken, covered in a wing sauce of your choosing.

It is open from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sundays-Wednesdays, and until 1 a.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. 

Keep up with the restaurant on its Facebook page


Gerald received his journalism degree from the University of Maryland. He has been with the Star for 16 years and has covered a variety of beats. Currently, he divides his time between the presentation desk and as a member of the digital team.