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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 220
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Best family restaurant in the White Mountians

I grew up and Pinetop and often go back to visit family- This is one of two restaurants we always go to- The service is great and they have the best homemade rolls and pies. We always get the chicken fried steak one the of best I've ever had. The fish and chips and burgers are also great. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Michael P
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I grew up and Pinetop and often go back to visit family- This is one of two restaurants we always go to- The service is great and they have the best homemade rolls and pies. We always get the chicken fried steak one the of best I've ever had. The fish and chips and burgers are also great. They have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went for Breakfast with our parents. Our parents have been there 5-6 times before this visit. Mom kept talking about Darbi's and how nice the owner was as well as the whole staff. Portions are beyond generous. Food was great and if you leave there hungry you must be from another planet. A MUST STOP ANYTIME IN PINETOP AZ.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We ate there for a lunch and a dinner during a weekend spent in Pinetop AZ. Lots of choices, homemade tastes. Homemade desserts that we were too full to try. My husband enjoyed an overstuffed egg salad sandwich, while I had the chicken Quesadilla for lunch. We returned later for the soup and salad bar in the evening as our... More 

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Bloomington, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We always love going to Darbi's and everyone loves the atmosphere and food. There is usually a small wait to get in, especially on Sunday's after church. We live the patio area outside in the trees when possible. They have a great soup and salad bar also plus all the great food to order which is huge. The staff is... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

went there based on several locals recommendation. the place was nice, the service was really good and friendly and the protions were large.and reasonably priced.... my friends meal looked good and he said it was excellent but i had the biscuits and gravy - they were huge, bigger than i expected but could have also doubled as hockey pucks -... More 

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Show Low, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Always busy because the food and service is good. Nice salad bar and varied menue. Desserts are homemade and hard to pass up. Splitting is a great option. There is always plenty. Setting is in the pines. There is an enclosed porch open all year. You can't go wrong here

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Chestnut Ridge, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We ate there twice during our week stay. The first time it was crowded but no wait and the second time there was a short wait. I had the omelette the first time and the crunchy French toast the second. The omelette was very good but the French toast was awesome. It must have been about 4-5 inches thick! My... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Darbys is a very welcoming, country, wonderful place. Whatever you are in the mood for you most likely will find it, or if you ask one of the very kind and friendly servers, they can arrange it. It's a good idea to go very early or toward the last hour of service, as the restaurant is so popular. Parking is... More 

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

You are wonderful! What a great review, and one that makes me think you should be in the PR business with such flattering descriptions. Thank you so very much. You even thought to include our crazy hours. :) However, I did just want to point out that while they can seem confusing, they actually are the same year round. We... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We tried this restaurant for dinner and went back for breakfast. The menu is quite comprehensive. There are a number of very low-cost choices for those who are on a budget or are not very hungry. Our food was very good. We also enjoyed the baked goods - really yummy. The patio (actually a second-floor room without glass in the... More 

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

Hi Carol, Thanks for the awesome review, and you're right about the patio, it can get quite noisy while providing tons of fresh air and a gorgeous view. I too wish there was a solution the city could provide, but this is (and always has been) a main street town that is quite busy. There is simply no way to... More 

Sedona
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Super sandwiches, soups,baked goods served inside or the covered patio. Very busy for lunch, extending until about 2 p.m.

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

Thank you so much for the great review, and I am sorry about the crazy parking. On one hand, I would never want to lose any of our customers; And yet, I know the parking can be tough and my hands seem tied. We just have no where else that we can expand the lot. We do hope this won't... 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, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?