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Shelby's Bistro

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19 Tubac Rd, Tubac, AZ 85640
520-398-8075
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Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant place to spend a quiet afternoon

We had finished shopping and sought a quiet place for a snack and a perhaps some wine when we came upon this place. We were able to sit on their patio and enjoyed a nice glass of wine and a piece of their pecan pie. The wait staff was pleasant and enjoyable, engaged in conversation but didn't over... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Greg S
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Green Valley, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tubac, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent dining experience. If it's not too hot, sit out on the patio for a beautiful mountain view in this sleepy little artist community. The Ahi Tuna Salad comes with a wonderfully fresh and thick slice of Ahi Tuna. Order it seared for the best flavor. Also, the Portabella Mushroom Sandwich is a great alternative to beef. Very tasty and... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Good food. I had a wrap with chicken, excellent taste, my hubby had a wrap with a mexican flavor. Both had great taste the portions with huge.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had finished shopping and sought a quiet place for a snack and a perhaps some wine when we came upon this place. We were able to sit on their patio and enjoyed a nice glass of wine and a piece of their pecan pie. The wait staff was pleasant and enjoyable, engaged in conversation but didn't over stay her... More 

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Shelter Island, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This place has been a mainstay in town for years and it's still terrific ! The burger was great and NOT overcooked as most places tend to do !

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

What could be nicer for a Canadian than eating lunch outside on a shady patio in Tubac Arizona. View of beautiful trees waving in the breeze. Delicious pizza and a spectacular dessert. Staff were very attentive and friendly. A must for lunch when visiting Tubac.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

very good hamburgers in a casual setting.The off street location is quiet and well serviced.I was only there for luch so I cannot expand this review.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We took our family for lunch on a Friday afternoon in early April. Took 20 minutes to get two glasses of wine and two beers. Took another 15 minutes to get a server to take our order and another t35 to fourth minutes to get our food, which consisted of two shared salads! To add injury to insult, two couples... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have never eaten at Shelby's and was pleasantly surprised-we went for a business meeting and I was along with two people who raved about the pizza. We were lucky enough to sit outside under the shade of an umbrella. The ice tea that they serve is really good and nothing that I have had before. I ordered a chicken... More 

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Sedona, Arizona, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great place fir lunch but reserve a table and sit inside to avoid the sun. Salads are terrific. I had one with smoked Portobello mushroom in it which was delicious. Bread served with the salad is also delicious and served warm. Servers are attentive. Large portions and easy to share plates.

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Victoria, Canada
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200 reviews 200 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

4 of us chose Shelby's as they have a large patio outside and lots of umbrellas. be careful to choose a table in complete shade when there is a lot of sun, or one of you will get burned. we did make a reservation, which saved waiting. both men selected the ahi tuna salad - one well done, and one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Tubac Rd, Tubac, AZ 85640
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
  • Phone Number: 520-398-8075

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 12
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?