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Darbi's Cafe

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American, Café, Hamburgers, Family Fare
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235 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935
928-367-6556
Today
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 165
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Worth the wait

I am a biscuit and gravy Gurl so I had to go with the bacon, 2 eggs, Hasbrowns and coffee...and I was not disappointed!! Their whole menu looks amazing, great variety and has a good look to the food...... I will be back!! The place is small so it can get very cramped, if you don't mind eating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Amanda H
,
Cottonwood
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cottonwood
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am a biscuit and gravy Gurl so I had to go with the bacon, 2 eggs, Hasbrowns and coffee...and I was not disappointed!! Their whole menu looks amazing, great variety and has a good look to the food...... I will be back!! The place is small so it can get very cramped, if you don't mind eating close with... More 

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

Thank You Amanda, so glad you enjoyed everything and found it to be worth the wait. If you are a "biscuit and gravy gurl", you may want to check out the chicken fried steak omelette next time you are up this way. YUM! :) More 

Tucson, Arizona
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Came in for a mid-morning breakfast and it was a bit busy, but we had no wait. The menu had a nice variety of choices. the accompaniments to each of the dishes were many and more than generous in portion. The food was good, but nothing so special that I'll remember it forever. I'm sure that they had been busy... More 

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

While I am very grateful for such a nice review, I am sorry you found us to be a bit below standards in some areas. I can't deny that I thought the carpeting would hold up better than it has, as it is not very old. Although we clean it regularly, it certainly doesn't seem to reflect it the way... More 

Saint Johns, Arizona
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice rustic decor, good food at a decent price. The parking lot can be a bit tricky in bad weather. Good range of entrees from breakfast to dinner. Decent service inside. Plenty of seating.

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

Thank you so much for the nice review. We agree that the parking can be a bit tricky at times, and we appreciate the patience of all our guests as we have expanded this as much as we can without removing trees. More 

Stevensville
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Arrived at dinner time and were seated in the "heated" patio of the restaurant. We were warm the whole time in spite of the chilly weather outside. Super generous portions of their fish special which included 4 shrimp and 2 HUGE cod filets, plus salad bar and potatoes. We could not eat it all.

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

Yea for Best Western, we love them. So happy to hear your dinner exceeded your expectations. It is true, our portions are larger than most as we want our guests to be full and happy when they leave, sounds like we achieved our goal. :) Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review with us, and everyone else. More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was in the area on business and had not a few people tell me I needed to eat at Darbi's before leaving town. On my way home I went a bit out of my way to make good on that promise to visit. The food did not disappoint. The bacon has to be some of the best I have... More 

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

James, you are amazing! Your feedback was every bit as satisfying to me as your breakfast was for you, thank you! We do take so much pride in "the details", so it is wonderful when someone notices and points them out. All of us promise that we will never "skimp" on any of those little things so that our customers... More 

Peoria, Arizona
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This quaint little town has the best restaurant around. You get huge portions at a very reasonable price. We ate on the patio & watched deer, in the forest, across the highway.

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

Awe, thank you so much Gerry! Not only am I always thrilled to read such a wonderful review, I am happy to hear that even the deer were out for your visit! More 

Tucson
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My Husband and I ate at Darbi's Cafe 2/2015. The "Homestyle" cooking is delicious! It's full of calories, butter and etc... just like the old days. The Cinnamon Rolls are the largest I have ever seen and didn't disappoint! If you don't mind eating all your daily allowed calories for the day in one meal this is the place for... More 

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

Ha, I love it. While I wish we could deny these allegations, I am afraid they're true! Our menu is full of "comfort food" with a dash of healthy. :) Really happy you came to see us, and even more thrilled that you enjoyed it, and even shared your thoughts with the world. We absolutely appreciate it and hope you... More 

Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

The food is dependable American food. The patio has nice views. I had the wings and they were good. We usually get the onion rings for appetizers and they are always fresh. Others at the table had salads and they looked plentiful and fresh.

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

We are glad you find the food consistently fresh, we do strive for that. Happy that Spring is here and soon the panes will come out of the patio windows once again! :) Hope to see you again soon. More 

Turlock
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The burger was amazing, grass fed beef with all the works. The sweet potato fries were exceptional too, and the staff helpful and friendly.

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

Thanks so much! :) Yes, I too love the local beef. When we considered adding that to the menu I wasn't convinced there was that much of a difference, I could not have been more wrong. So glad you enjoyed it as well and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

You have to try the Cinnamon Rolls with nuts! If you love "The Place" in Flagstaff you will love this place. The cinnamon roll was as big as a kids face! Warning you may want to split a breakfast if you order the cinnamon roll first. From what we could eat the breakfast was awesome as well. We didn't eat... More 

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

That is awesome Jerome, so glad you enjoyed it and shared your opinions with others. All of us at Darbi's Cafe sincerely "thank you" and hope to see you up here soon! :) More 

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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, Café, Hamburgers, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?