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Shelby's Bistro

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19 Tubac Rd, Tubac, AZ 85640
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice lunch

I enjoyed my lunch on the patio. I had the Wine Country Salad which was good. Nice waiter brought me a map of Tubac and pointed out my hotel location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Little Rock, AR
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Little Rock, AR
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my lunch on the patio. I had the Wine Country Salad which was good. Nice waiter brought me a map of Tubac and pointed out my hotel location.

Thank ARTravelinsue
Bermuda Dunes, CA
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Shelby's Bistro for a late lunch during a day in Tubac, and we were so glad we did. The food and service were both excellent. I had a wonderful Wine Country Salad that in addition to a generous amount of field greens, gorgonzola, dried cranberries, pecans and a raspberry salad dressing, included the hearty addition of a... More 

Thank skistopalms
Petaluma, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch salads two days...Spinach and El Greco. Both really good. Would have liked a bit more spinach in the spinach salad, but good portion size overall. Also had some food that was catered from Shelby's for a party. Awesome curry chicken salad and shrimp kabobs.

Thank Carmen a
Rio Rico, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never been disappointed in anything I have ever eaten at Shelby's. Always very tasty and attractively plated. I'm always asked by visitors where I like to eat and Shelby's is always my first choice.

Thank Christine L
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on a recent visit. It was a beautiful day, so we ate on the patio and had a wonderful view of the mountains. Two of us had the wraps which were delicious. We split so we could taste the two. The coleslaw was some of the best I've had. Our other companions had the Italian... More 

Thank GailandSteve R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoy the view of the mountains from Shelby, the service was good and the food is excellent. You can have salmon salad, Italian Grilled Pepper Grinder and good pizza. A very nice menu and food/drinks and right in Tubac where there is great shopping.

Thank cliff19
South Dakota
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's always a pleasure to go to Shelby's - can count on the food being fresh. The outdoor seating is fun. Menu changes between lunch to dinner, its just a pleasure. Can be crowded during the winter - reservations might be helpful! Give it a try!

Thank blackhillslady
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been going to Shelby's for 18 years and it has the best food in town. We had a salad once that had too much dressing on it and the owner apologized profusely and replaced it immediately. You can cut the filet mignon with your fork, it's that tender! Try it! You'll love it!

Thank John S
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177 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The day we went to Shelby's there was a festival going on in Tubac and things were pretty busy. Despite that we were seated promptly if not a little abruptly. But the service evened out after we were there for a bit. A number of items were sold out but our waiter made alternative suggestions and offered to customize other... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Well I can't tell you what the food is like here as after more than 45 mins we still didn't receive our lunch. We arrived at 12.50 for lunch. Our order was taken at 1pm. After 20 mins we reminded the waiter that we still hadn't had anything to eat. Tables that came in 10 to 15 mins after us... More 

Thank Lizanne69

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine


Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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