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Darbi's Cafe

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235 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935
928-367-6556
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 73
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently good!

We always have breakfast at least once at Darbi's when in Pinetop. Whether it's the omelettes, skillets, or pancakes, the food is as close to home cooking as you can get out. Service is quick and friendly. To avoid the morning rush, get there after 9:30am.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Arizona_RoadRunner
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Phoenix, AZ
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Phoenix, AZ
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We always have breakfast at least once at Darbi's when in Pinetop. Whether it's the omelettes, skillets, or pancakes, the food is as close to home cooking as you can get out. Service is quick and friendly. To avoid the morning rush, get there after 9:30am.

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Goodyear, Arizona, Usa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Fresh and almost too much to eat...sit inside or out on a patio.Plenty of parking and easy in and out.Would go there again and again for all meals...

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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The decor was cute. People were nice enough Food portions were huge Prices were high for what was served. Honestly, the food was not very good. Palatable at best because we were so hungry. I don't unsweetened the hype. I'll go back to Sweetheart cafe in Show Low the next time we're up here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I love the prime rib salad! Portions are great. Flavor is amazing. I don't often have to wait in line and the service is pretty good.

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Phoenix Az
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have never been to Darbi's without a wait! I don't like to wait! I always stay and wait at Darbi's because the service and food are worth the wait! We stop at least once evry trip to the area. Never disappointed and highly recommended!

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Darbi K, Owner at Darbi's Cafe, responded to this review

Wasn't sure what to say as I was reading this....thank you! Lol I am sorry that you have to wait, GRATEFUL that you always do, and LOVE that you find us worth it! All of us are so flattered and appreciate you being such a big part of our success! Thanks so much for waiting. :) More 

Surprise, Arizona
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121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Good food but very slow service. Food had been sitting and was lukewarm. I had to ask for an extra napkin twice. Very busy on a Sunday, but server was not very attentive.

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Darbi K, Owner at Darbi's Cafe, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that your service was slow and lacking Tom, I am not sure what happened as my servers are generally much more efficient. My hope is that when you find your way in Pinetop again you will give us another opportunity to show you that. More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

After last year's visit, we just had to come here again. Yep, it was a good as last time! The cran-turkey sandwich with sweet potato fries were fantastic! My husband had meatloaf and that was just as good. My youngest boy wanted mac-n-cheese, and it was homemade mac-n-cheese, not the box kind we got in a fancy restaurant in Flagstaff.... More 

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Darbi K, Owner at Darbi's Cafe, responded to this review

Awe, thank you so much Stefanie, always fabulous to hear that we are consistent. Thank you for coming back to see us again, and thank you so much for the wonderful review. See you soon! :) More 

Gilbert, Arizona
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

update I have given this place 5 stars all the time and everytime we come up north we always make darbi;s a must on our list for food stops a few times.... breakfast is wonderful... this time we went for lunch What a disappointment .... my husband ordered meatloaf it came barely warm and the potato's and gravy were cold....I... More 

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Darbi K, Owner at Darbi's Cafe, responded to this review

I was just so sorry to see this, really I know we are human and can disappoint at times for whatever reason, but t hear your server didn't make it right just saddened me to the point that I sent you a private message. Please look for that and respond so that I may have the opportunity to try and... More 

Mesa, Arizona
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place is right next to the Whispering Pines Resort and is a nice local place where you can find great meals at great prices and if you eat inside you will be able to listen to the local fisherman tell their tales. If all are true the fishing in the local lakes must be tremendous.

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Darbi K, Owner at Darbi's Cafe, responded to this review

That is awesome!....I am guessing you sat at the counter and enjoyed some real "local company!" :) I have to admit, although I am a native of this area, I never found those fishing holes either. Lol Really happy you enjoyed it all though, and please come back and see us again the next time you need a great meal... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Had breakfast here before a day of sight-seeing in the White Mountains. The restaurant was busy at 8 AM, but I was seated immediately, and enjoyed my eggs/toast/ potato pancake meal very much. The décor is mountain chic with knotty pine paneled walls, lots of chickens, roosters, and cute country touches. Waitstaff friendly and efficient, prices about average. Coffee great!

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Darbi K, Owner at Darbi's Cafe, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear Cinda! Thank you for sharing this, and I am so happy you enjoyed everything! Hope to see you next time you're looking for that escape from the city. :) More 

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Additional Information about Darbi's Cafe

Address: 235 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935
Phone Number: 928-367-6556
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Pinetop-Lakeside
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Pinetop-Lakeside
  • Phone Number: 928-367-6556

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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