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Shelby's Bistro

19 Tubac Rd, Tubac, AZ 85640
520-398-8075
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Ranked #3 of 16 Restaurants in Tubac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $12
Cuisines: American, French
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Tubac, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We live locally, so sample many of the restaurants in the area regularly. Shelby's is a stand out. Whether we are eating in or taking out - they have great "grab and go" specials in the summer- the food is always fresh, well prepared and delicious. They have some of the best ribs in the area and a chicken picatta... More

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The Villages, Florida
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371 reviews 371 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

All six in the party seemed pleased. Interesting variety from burgers (including a black bean burger) to inventive attractive salads. Andrea was an attentive server in a clean and cute venue.

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Tucson
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Today (7/31/14) I visited Shelby's and ordered a Shelby Burger, I I found that it was OUTSTANDING. The restaurant had a sense of home while not being cluttered. The staff on hand were very kind and said to make myself at home. One of the main reasons I enjoyed Shelby's so much was it didn't have the loud atmosphere that... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Three friends and I had dinner here last week. Once again it was excellent. The service was excellent even though they were quite busy on a Friday night. My friend's martini was one of the best he'd ever tasted. When he asked our server who made it she admitted she had and did a special job because her grandmother drank... More

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Green Valley, AZ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have dined at this restaurant off and on for more than 10 years, and have always found the food excellent, and the service and ambiance good enough to make the meal a delightful experience. The last time I ordered a gin martini which was so good I called the server (a very nice gal named Melonie) to inquire as... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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84 reviews 84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What a perfect evening to eat outside overlooking the mountains. We sat at an empty table and were quickly welcomed by the staff. We started with a bottle of their house Chilean wine. What a great deal with 1/2 price on their wine through the entire summer! I had the Thai curry mussels. They were tasty & tender. Our next... More

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

When I visited shelbys, I ordered and outstanding burger (Shelby Burger). The service was amazing and I could not be more glad I visited!!

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We went to Shelby's Bistro for a light supper and got so much more. The garden atmosphere for the outdoor seating is a nice haven in the desert. Happy hour specials made it fun and affordable to try something new. The Thai Curry Mussels with pita bread was fantastic! It was mild curry, but full of flavor! And the calamari... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

While shopping in Tubac, a few of my friends decided to try out this bistro. We were seated quickly and given the perfect amount of attention from the staff...not overbearing, nor forgotten. The food arrived quickly and was fresh. I ordered pizza and it appeared to be made from scratch. Others at my table ordered salad or wraps, and all... More

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Scottsbluff, NE
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The restaurant was a little difficult to drive to as there was a sign that said "Pedestrians only" but we followed another car and decided it was ok to drive on that road. Good service and their shrimp special in wine sauce was delicious. Hamburger was great also.

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