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Luke's Italian Beef

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1615 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
+1 520-747-8399
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Had lunch here today. I went with the meatball sandwich. Other friends went with the Italian beef and Ribeye. These are large sandwiches with a ton of meat. I had 3 large meatballs. I should offer a warning here, these are not simple easy sandwiches, these are up to your elbow messy sandwiches. These are very good with lots of... More 

Thank wayneusd
Tucson, Arizona
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I like their Chicago Dog its my favorite!! Their fries are also very good. Service is okay. Usually crowded during lunch time. Indoor and outdoor sitting.

Thank tbjones2017
United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank Eddie G
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Thank Roger W
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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!

Thank Ewittner
Bronx, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

Thank Marc S
Benson, Arizona
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 

Thank VJC1958
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200 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 

Thank DixieJ
San Juan De Aznalfarache, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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!

Thank LreChicago

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?