About Sawmill Run Restaurant

The Sawmill Run Restaurant is named in honor of two sawmills that once existed on this very location. The last one was operated by the owners father Tony Zimmerman who was a Mt Lemmon pioneer. In the tradition of the great generations of old, Tony possessed the skill to get the job done whatever that may be. He was a middle school teacher in Tucson, a bee keeper, he ran a sawmill and built cabins that still stand on the mountain to this day.

Owned by his son Bob and managed by his great grand son Nick, the Sawmill Run restaurant is a true family run restaurant. Both of these guys carry on the same tradition and work ethic that Tony did, and if you happen to be grabbing lunch during the week, keep an eye out for an 80 something year old guy dragging a 2 ton pine tree down the road in his tractor!