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Shelby's Bistro

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19 Tubac Rd, Tubac, AZ 85640
520-398-8075
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11:00 am - 4:00 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, Reservations
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
good for casual outdoor lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
maven75
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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Green Valley, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

there are some issues. First of all, the water is terrible. You may want to purchase a bottle and refuse what they serve in your glass. Second, the tables are teeny. Way too small for four people to have room for main plate, salad, bread, drinks, etc. The food was good. We had a couple salmon dishes, sausage penne, and... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very small, but wonderful patio seating. Reminds me of a small wine cellar. The chef is outstanding. We enjoyed our food and the small, quaint atmosphere. Everyone very friendly. Did not like the appetizer: Calamari; it was very rubbery, not cooked properly. Everything else was fantastic.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very snooty people. Just not kind and won't go back. Over priced as well. Treated poorly for the second time. Waitress and manager unpleasant.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

one of our annual rituals while visiting Tucson is a road trip down to Tubac. Our go-to lunch place is Shelby's. Nice café menu, interesting drinks and amazing sweet potato fries. It's always busy, but if you don't want to wait for the patio, there are usually tables inside.

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Kamloops, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The restaurant was very busy but accommodated our request for an outside table in the shade. We were very pleased and surprised that our 2 well behaved med size dogs were allowed. My hamburger was done as requested and was excellent...texture and taste. The bun was toasted and fresh. I asked for a beer with extra lime and received a... 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, Outdoor seating
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?