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Luke's Italian Beef

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Great Portions

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Maegan F
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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.

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Shreveport
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 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 

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Albuquerque Metro Area, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is Lukes flagship location and never ever disappoints. There are several other locations, at least one run be Lukes son. I nearly always get the Italian Beef but the other choices are good also. Luke keeps the menu simple so he devote his talents to what he does best. Also this is a gun friendly restaurant. Usually about half... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I have came into this restaurant for nearly 20 years this last time will be my last visit..... I went there Jan 31 around 6pm on my way to work....decided to do the drive thru at Lukes when i was pulling up I noticed 2 people working on an orange truck i came around and ordered and the same young... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I hate having to write this because I have enjoyed Luke's on Alvernon for years. I started going in 1993 and I enjoyed eating JUST the Italian beef sandwiches. I ordered fries one time, but I didn't like them and haven't had them since. My wife was craving a Chicago hot dog (dog) from Luke's and I never had one... More 

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New York City, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The amount of meat and the flavor of the flavor combined with that all important price makes this a place to stop and eat

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Nevada
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9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

If you are in Tucson and do not go to Luke's on Alvernon you will miss out on the best Italian Beef sandwich ever created. Get it with the hot peppers and enjoy.

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

went to 2 different ones the one on la cholla was not as good as alvernon. the fries was awesome and the onion ring were great the place was a little small and dingy but i had the beef and wife had meatball both was great the down fall is no refills .

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

Not a place for a romatic date---but the Pastrami is great---extremely lean and flavorful.

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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
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?