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Shelby's Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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19 Tubac Rd, Tubac, AZ 85640
+1 520-398-8075
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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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172 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank travelingmomnh
Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice place.. Had two Shelby Burgers. Both cooked nicely. Service was by Laura. Great service. Nice little place in downtown Tubac.

Thank AZGT350
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

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 November 19, 2016 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 November 15, 2016

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 November 9, 2016

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


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