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Luke's Italian Beef

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1615 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
+1 520-747-8399
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

If coming here, make sure you're super hungry. The Italian steak sandwich with the fries and lemonade was super yummy! You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Eddie G
Georgetown
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Lukes is just about the best Italian sandwich shop this side of Chicago. They use legendary Vienna meat products flown in from the windy city. Go there hungry, as the portions are huge and just delicious. Our hosts, Luke and his lovely bride are a gracious couple. Always with a smile and handshake and a "Glad to see ya". If... More 

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Thank Roger W
SEATTLE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

The Chicago dog with fries and the pastrami sandwich were our choices and they were very good. The service at the ordering counter is quick and efficient. The portions were big and the roll for the pastrami was substantial and held the juices without falling apart.

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Thank CIVANOSEATTLE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I'm originally from the Chicago land area. Love great Itailian meatball and Itailian beef sandwiches. Luke's has the best I have had since leaving Illinois 20+ years ago. My mother in-law enjoyed her Chicago styled hot dog! She grew up on Addison St. in Chicago. I would highly recommend Luke's for a little Chicago in Tucson!

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Thank Ewittner
Bronx, New York
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

This is one of the best places that I have ever eaten at. The food is unbelievable! You definitely need to stop in if you are visiting Tucson! It is a little hole in the wall joint with tons of character.

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Thank Marc S
Benson, Arizona
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

I first went to Luke's expecting a wanna-be Chicago Style Food place, when I stepped into the restaurant and smelled the food cooking I was impressed. But how is the taste, well I ordered a Italian Beef Sandwich with Hot Peppers/Sweet Peppers and extra juicy(Which is what most people from Chicago order extra juicy or dip-it). After my first bite,... More 

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Thank VJC1958
Tucson
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200 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

My husband has been a huge fan of Luke's Italian Beef for years. We went today to sample the cuisine. Luke's is a true dive, is full of police officers and happy patrons. I can see why. I had to laugh at the T Shirt Luke the owner had on which had the Luke's logo on front and on back... More 

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Thank DixieJ
San Juan De Aznalfarache, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Luke is always there to great and take your order. We are from Chicago and this is the first Real Chicago roast beef sandwiches we have found! Love them! The Chicago pictures remind me of home. Glad I have a send ones home in AZ!

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Thank LreChicago
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Been a customer of Luke's for over 30 yrs, since they were located on 29th St. east of Alvernon, now located on Alvernon, just north of 29th St. They make the best Italian beef sandwich in Tucson. There are other Luke's, but this one is the best. I've heard they have a great meatball sandwich and great Chicago dog. The... More 

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Thank dianna1962
Bend, Oregon
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435 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Just got back from a golfing trip to Tucson. On the way from the airport to our condo we stumbled upon Lukes. There were a group of police officers having lunch on the picnic tables in front of the restaurant. That was enough to tell us to stop and eat. And we did and the beef sandwiches and fries were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Fast food, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1615 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-747-8399

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