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Shelby's Bistro

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19 Tubac Rd, Tubac, AZ 85640
+1 520-398-8075
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shelby's is a cool spot. We had a great brunch on Sunday morning of the December Festival Weekend. I'd go again next time we are in Tubac. It is located by two very cool stores so the shopping after brunch was great too.

Thank mountaintrekker1234
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent salad and whopper burger!! Offering many menu items including wraps and pizzas. Everything out of the kitchen looked awesome. Very personable staff with outdoor dining.

Thank Linda C
Mesa, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A super place to eat lunch or dinner. Delicious menu, and a wonderful patio to enjoy your meal on. Our waitress Vanessa was very friendly and took some extra time to chat with us about what to do in the area. If you're visiting Tubac make sure you stop in at this very special place. You won't regret it.

Thank cbunchbob
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weather was nice enough to eat outside. Soup and entrees were good along with a nice wine. We think the wait person was new as he was unsure about how to pour the wine and needed help from another wait person. Still the total evening was fine and we'll go back again

Rio Rico, Arizona
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shelby's Bistro is a very comfortable place for good food. Seating inside and outside is a pleasant choice during the abundance of good weather in Tubac. The menu is eclectic and all dishes that I have tried are tasty and nicely prepared.

Thank TomDinTubac
Anchorage, Alaska
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284 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having been here before, I knew that Shelby's was the only place to take my visiting brother and his wife for lunch during our leisurely visit to Tubac. We sat outside where one has a lovely view of the adjoining desert draw and the flowers. There was a light breeze and we watched the huming birds and other birds nearby.... More 

Thank PaulAK2011
Glendale, Arizona, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Shelby's is a great place for lunch or dinner. The food and the service are awesome. Have been going here the last 6-7years and always have had a good experience. I can't recommend any one thing, as everything we have had has always been really good. The staff is so friendly, and makes you feel right at home.

Thank Diane O
Tucson, Arizona
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531 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We spent the morning walking at Pena Blanca Lake and Tumacacori National Park so we were hungry and ready to relax when we stopped at Tubac. After consulting Tripadvisor for vegetarian-friendly options, we decided to try Shelby's. It's a little hard to find - tucked in the back of an alcove between shops and art galleries. Follow the path through... More 

Thank CrankingChick
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Was a little hard to find...over a walking bridge. But well worth it. The service and food were top notch.

Thank AlamoGQ
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Found a real jewel of a restaurant in tubac, az. Amazing food, top quality, and a wonderful environment on the patio. What a special place.

Thank Barb R

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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?