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Shelby's Bistro

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19 Tubac Rd, Tubac, AZ 85640
+1 520-398-8075
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A quaint little Bistro that offers again selection of Mexican Cuisine. This Bistro has a small inside seating area and a larger outdoor patio. Food is prepared fresh from locally grown produce.

Thank Q1746UYericb
Cave Creek, Arizona
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533 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for lunch with friends. We didn't poll our friends but they seemed to enjoy their lunches. I ordered the rosemary, blue cheese burger with sweet potato fries and my husband had the Mediterranean pizza. I asked for a medium burger and mine was far from medium. One of our friends had his burger well done and I think... More 

Thank SalfromIL
Worthington, Indiana
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133 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a late lunch and they weren't very busy. That was a good thing because it still took some time to be seated, table cleaned, waited on, then served. My main complaint was that although they have glass-topped tables they seem to be unable to find Windex to clean them with. A bus boy brought out a SLIGHTLY damp... More 

Thank jaf1944
Winston Salem, NC
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes.. it was a busy day during an arts festival. We expected to wait for a table. We dis not expect, after almost 1 hour and 45 minutes to sit longingly looking at the burgers growing cold on the pass through in the kitchen, while the wait staff flipped through a note pad looking puzzled. Food never came....

Thank allthenamesareused1
New Yorker
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard rave reviews of this restaurant and was really looking forward to lunch there with 3 friends. On arrival, we were told that a table would be available in 30 minutes, so we decided to wait. After a 60 minute wait we were seated. Our waiter was neither friendly nor informative, and after taking our drinks order (3... More 

Thank winmar04
Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice lil restaurant with outside seating if you want. Food is very good. I have to say I tried the Chicken Picata and it was fabulous...better than the Picata I had in New York. Chicken sandwiches are great too. The grab and go is an awesome deal....great food. Chef Anthony is not only a great chef but a very nice... More 

Thank DawnR S
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Shelby's for lunch today. Shelby's is a bright bistro with indoor and outdoor seating. We sat inside the small, but bright bistro. Food, while priced a bit high, was very good. I had a salad and breadstick. My husband had "the best chicken sandwich I have had in a long time" and their waffle fries. While the... More 

Thank Peggy A
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173 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sit outside, enjoy the view, a glass of wine, and Shelby's great food. I've been there numerous times, never disappointed. Can't say that about too many places. Great salads, enormous burgers, their Mediterranean pizza is another favorite. Give this one a try!

Thank blackhillslady
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Popular lunch spot on this sunny Saturday in January. Outdoor tables were full, so service was a bit slow. Waiter was good, explained pizza oven was out of service, and recommended alternate choices. Out Shelby burger was very good as were the sweet potato fries. Nice side salad which we didnt see on the menu. We will go back.

Thank Fran C
new england
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Shelby's is not a place I can recommend. The food is overpriced i.e. chicken salad for $13.99. We had the waitress from hell.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $12
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Tubac Rd, Tubac, AZ 85640
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
  • Phone Number: +1 520-398-8075

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