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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
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 168
    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
Delicious home cooked food at reasonable prices

Fish sandwich with halipenio dressing. Husband had the chile. Kids had hamburgers. Whole lunch was under $40. Delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
mogaard
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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255 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Fish sandwich with halipenio dressing. Husband had the chile. Kids had hamburgers. Whole lunch was under $40. Delicious.

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

Thank You! So happy to hear that everyone had a great time and enjoyed their lunch, we look forward to having you all back again soon. :) More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Ate there each time we visited the Pinetop area. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, the food is always very good and the service is the best you can find in the White Mountains. Prices are reasonable and well worth the value. Highly recommend.

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

Your review is so appreciated! It is obviously a pleasure to hear that people enjoy the food, but the service is equally important to us. On that note, I passed on your kind words to the staff, as I just couldn't do this without them. Thank you, and we hope to see you very soon. :) More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I differ in our tastes, but both of us were happy with our choices at this friendly restaurant. It's sandwiches were delicious.

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

Thank you Camille, really happy we were able to please you both! :) More 

Cottonwood
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?