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Shelby's Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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19 Tubac Rd, Tubac, AZ 85640
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I go to Shelby's each time I visit Tubac--one of my favorite places in Arizona. Shelby's is a small bistro off the center of the heart of Tubac. It has a great selection of wine and delicious salads, sandwiches, and burgers. The patio is a great place to sit and enjoy a quiet meal while enjoying the desert blooming around... More 

Thank DrDeborah
Deadwood, South Dakota
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Service was good. Although it was not really a comfortable place to bring kids, they did make special food for the grandchildren. Atmosphere was ok. Quite a drive from Tucson but it is a different place to visit from the busy city.

Thank fedupwithhighrates
Belfast, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

we really enjoyed our experience at Shelby Bistro. friendly service. Our waiter was so helpful in making a selection of a new kind of food for us. We are visiting the US from France and the food was surprisingly excellent and our plates were full. We were sitting outside on the charming patio and the view of the mountains was... More 

Thank robtlom
Baldwinsville, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I come here every year and it is always great service and consistent awesome food! This is a must stop for foodie's. Anthony the owner has been a part of the community for a long time and continues to deliver a great experience to this little gem with in Tubac, AZ. Try it out and become a fan!

Thank Specialtyfoodman
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

The food at Shelby's is good! The views are great outside. Nice atmosphere. Hard to find but worth the extra time. Will return.

Thank Traveler85018
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding! I recently dined at Shelby's while I was in Arizona visiting, and it was wonderful. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by our lovely waitress and seated. I ordered the Amelia spicy burger, which was perfectly cooked and outstandingly delicious, it looked beautiful too. All my friends dining with me were just as pleased as I was... More 

Thank r8teaz
Tubac, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

great experience. good service, great food. tyr the pinea rosa, or the ribs. wine selection is excellent.

Thank larryrf8
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

My family and I ended up at Shelby's bistro after A fun day in Tubac. We were tired but the food energized us and we ended up ordering dessert and loved every little bit of it. The service was top-notch. The ambience was perfect. Just what we needed. Go try it you won't be disappointed.

Thank WaverinTucson
Shelbyville, Indiana
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Food was bad. Tasted bland. Price was high. Service was the worst. Couldn't even get a refill on my iced tea.

Thank bassett456
anthony t, Owner at Shelby's Bistro, responded to this review

We strive to have consistently great food and service. We are taking every step to ensure a more positive experience for our guests. Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to let us know that we could do better More 

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Shelby's is an attractive and friendly establishment. The staff was welcoming and helpful. During the summer, the slow season in Tubac, the bottles of wine are half-price. So right from the start, we saved $18 on an Italian Pinot Grigio. My wife ordered the salmon special of the day, and I had the penne with shrimp with capers, olives, and... More 

Thank Bowlby324

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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
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: 520-398-8075

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