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Luke's Italian Beef

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1615 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 747-8399
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Luke's Italian Beef

Been a customer of Luke's for over 30 yrs, since they were located on 29th St. east of Alvernon, now located on Alvernon, just north of 29th St. They make the best Italian beef sandwich in Tucson. There are other Luke's, but this one is the best. I've heard they have a great meatball sandwich and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Tucson, Arizona
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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the best places that I have ever eaten at. The food is unbelievable! You definitely need to stop in if you are visiting Tucson! It is a little hole in the wall joint with tons of character.

Thank Marc S
Benson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I first went to Luke's expecting a wanna-be Chicago Style Food place, when I stepped into the restaurant and smelled the food cooking I was impressed. But how is the taste, well I ordered a Italian Beef Sandwich with Hot Peppers/Sweet Peppers and extra juicy(Which is what most people from Chicago order extra juicy or dip-it). After my first bite,... More 

Thank VJC1958
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My husband has been a huge fan of Luke's Italian Beef for years. We went today to sample the cuisine. Luke's is a true dive, is full of police officers and happy patrons. I can see why. I had to laugh at the T Shirt Luke the owner had on which had the Luke's logo on front and on back... More 

Thank DixieJ
San Juan De Aznalfarache, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Luke is always there to great and take your order. We are from Chicago and this is the first Real Chicago roast beef sandwiches we have found! Love them! The Chicago pictures remind me of home. Glad I have a send ones home in AZ!

Thank LreChicago
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Been a customer of Luke's for over 30 yrs, since they were located on 29th St. east of Alvernon, now located on Alvernon, just north of 29th St. They make the best Italian beef sandwich in Tucson. There are other Luke's, but this one is the best. I've heard they have a great meatball sandwich and great Chicago dog. The... More 

Thank dianna1962
Bend, Oregon
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355 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Just got back from a golfing trip to Tucson. On the way from the airport to our condo we stumbled upon Lukes. There were a group of police officers having lunch on the picnic tables in front of the restaurant. That was enough to tell us to stop and eat. And we did and the beef sandwiches and fries were... More 

1 Thank highdesertbadger
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

While the outside of Luke's is not very inviting and the inside could use a facelift, we loved the ribeye with onions, mushrooms, melted cheese and au jus. We, actually, went back twice and ordered the same sandwiches. It wouldn't take much to make the place more inviting. We had purchased a Groupon coupon or we probably would never have... More 

Thank Diane G
Dallas, Texas
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88 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Had a Groupon to this place. I enjoyed the food and the people working. I had the italian beef sandwich, which surprisingly was very tasty. Lots of meat and dipped. The sandwich was big enough to take some home, so you might try sharing. Worth the trip if your in Tucson.

Thank Maegan F
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was by far one of the worst sandwiches I have ever had! They call it the "Itallion Beef". It was nothing more than a tasteless French dip! The service was just as bad. I should have realized that on a Friday night at 6 o'clock we were the only ones there that there would be an issues. This place... More 

1 Thank tomlandis
Albuquerque Metro Area, New Mexico
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A friend told us we must go try the Italian Beef and the Chicago Dog. So, we found this place through the road construction and gave it a try. The Chicago Dog comes with french fries (lots of them). It was tasty and good. The italian beef was good, but nothing to rave about. This was about the only place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1615 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 747-8399

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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