Stables Ranch Grille - Tubac Golf Resort

4.1
312 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Perfectly situated between the beautiful Fountain Courtyard and the famous Island Green is Stables Ranch Grille, the resort's signature restaurant. Named for its historic significance, Stables' rustic dining room and lively bar were favored by Hollywood's most famous western movie stars including John Wayne and Stewart Granger.

In 1996 the resort was again in the limelight, hosting notables Rene Russo and Kevin Costner during the filming of 'Tin Cup'. The gathering place of this fabulous resort hideaway, Stables is known for its simply perfect steaks, fresh fish and unique Mexican specialties. Executive Chef John Wooters creates the menus, directs the kitchen and enjoys planning banquet and specialty wine and tequila dinners. Stables is known throughout the region for its ambiance, cuisine and hospitality.
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4.1
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vipBritB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Very limited menu. Menu has not changed in sometime. Friday night with Angel performing on the patio is really nice. Servers were pleasant, but menu needs to change from time to time. Would not recommend due to limited menu.

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AZKarin1
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Nice atmosphere, fair to good food, slow service

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

3 out of 4 luncheon entrees were very good. The fish tacos were just good. The luncheon menu is pretty limited, probably because of COVD. Eating outside on the patio is tough to beat. Stables will remain as one of favorite spots for special occasions.

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BobO
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful server and very good dinner. We sat outside and listened to some great music playing on the patio. I look forward to visiting again soon. Thank you

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Foodie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The dinner menu is too limited. The food, service was just "okay". Value? Given the area, probably also okay, but in a more competitive area they might have difficulty. The property is very nice.

Breakfast on the patio was very good. Lovely views, good food. Service sketchy. Would recommend with these reservations.

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RHGNAresident
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service is extremely slow. Food was lukewarm after waiting a long time. At least the bread was tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visiting the Tubac area and picked out from reviews. All was good. Only minor issue is noise, which I tend to be more aware of as I age and my hearing goes.

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SallyW
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I was very excited to dine here & the menu sounded great when checking their website. We had a reservation & were seated on time. The service was a little slow but adequate. The ambiance was very nice & this was the best part of of the dining experience. I ordered the chicken breast & my husband the meatloaf. My chicken breast was rather tough & also dried out, even though covered in a sauce with peppers. I felt like it was not a very good quality piece of chicken. My husband had the meatloaf, which he said was ok but nothing special and has had much better. All in all, eh...ok, but frankly shocked this is rated as a top restaurant by AZ Highways.

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GlennE
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Very consistent with nice ambiance

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CarolC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Used to be a favorite.... very disappointed with prices, service, seating arrangement

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BillH
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We like to die in here while it is still light outside. The view from the windows of the dining room is quite beautiful. The dining room itself is rustic rather than elegant. Also, when the dining room is filled to capacity the noise level is uncomfortably high. The food and service are excellent, however.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our annual trip to Arizona to visit the in-laws always includes dinner on the patio at The Stables. The setting outside is fantastic as the sun goes down. The waitstaff is attentive and the drinks are fun. The food this visit was disappointing, including one steak that was difficult to cut, much less chew. My hope is this was just a bad night because the Stables has been a tradition we look forward to every year. This is such a beautiful little desert resort.

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LindaH
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Lovely place, however our service was slow. Our waiter, Carlos, was great- very attentive. However, the food was slow to come out. We ordered a hot appetizer but it didn’t come before our entree. It was served with our entree and it was cold. I ordered the Sea Bass and it was excellent. My husband ordered the ribeye steak and it was just mediocre- wasn’t hot and sizzling and wasn’t the cut of meat we expected for the price. The bread pudding dessert was amazing. Carlos took the appetizer off our bill, which we appreciated. We’ll give them another try, but won’t order the steak next time.

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LanceH
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Thank heaven for Carlos! We had been seated for fifteen minutes with water and menus but no waiter. The waiter for the table next to us was catering to every little request of theirs without aver acknowledging our existence.

Finally Carlos came over and said”I don’t know why no one is helping you but I’ll take care of you”. After that his service was outstanding and the food was excellent.

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BarryD
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wait staff needs more professional training. The setting is beautiful and the ambiance is wonderful.

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MitchG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was very poor. Server did not attend to us at all. Food was only warm when served. Food was very good.

I felt the server tried her best but was over matched in terms of the demands.

I would return as we have been pleased in the past.

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DouglasW
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Christopher's excellent and friendly service made the food and overall experience even better than our previous visits.

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BiagioR
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been here many times and always pleased with the friendliness of staff.
The food and drink is good with a wide selection to choose from.

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ooolala
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The resort grounds are reason enough to go to this restaurant, but the food was what made the night. I was pleasantly surprised. Creative takes on traditional dishes. Not your typical gold club food. The only downside was the cleanliness. Our table had food and silverware underneath it when we arrived, there was a horrible septic smell coming from somewhere, and through I asked twice, there was never any hand soap in the ladies room. Little things like that make me worry about kitchen cleanliness, and seem especially egregious when one considers how much one pays to eat there.

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vipDavidG
Portland
42 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The place is nice inside and out, the food was above average but there was a table with several older men who were loud and used to many expletives, and there were children and women in the eating area and the none of the service people were bother by it or said anything.
I did not intervene, bad, very bad.

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TimM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome environment, the entrees were outstanding, and our sever was attentive without being overbearing. We will DEFINITELY be back again

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pickyicky
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance of the Stables Ranch Grille is rustic warm and authentic. Everyone in our party of three thoroughly enjoyed their meal. My husband and I had the ribeye and they were perfectly prepared to med rare+. Service was prompt without being burdensome. The only suggestion I offer is to not have the golf cars parked outside the dining room in front of the pond, hence ruining the view! The view is beautiful with the pond, green grass, mountains and animals...the golf cars do nothing but distract from enjoying what makes the grille a wonderful place to dine.

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vipValerieG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food!

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JennyW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, wonderful cozy, rustic atmosphere with a great view.

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vipFixer
Tucson
24 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice get together to celebrate a birthday with friends. Excellent cocktails and wine list. The menu had many diverse choices. Dessert was the molten lava cake to share. Wonderful experience.

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azjohnny
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a great experience. Food good a usual as is the service.

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JaniceS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to dine at the Stables Restaurant was one of the most enjoyable experiences in dining than I have had in a very long time. I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys fine dining!!

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vipBeckyS
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We love this resort and this restaurant. We have dined here many times. We noticed this time that the waitstaff seemed rather distraught and not very happy. We also feel that they need to up their game on their menu. For example: What was listed as flatbread was actually a frozen pizza. The margaritas were fabulous!

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vipJudyS
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service average and food good but not over the top. We ordered a bottle of wine but she only poured the first glass and didn’t offer to cork the remaining wine as we were staying at the Resort but did not finish the bottle of wine. It was my husbands birthday and I told them that when I made the reservation but nothing special was done for him from a desert perspective. We did order a blueberry bread pudding which was very good, I had chicken pasta dish and my husband had the beef stew. Both were good. I think more effort from the waitress would’ve made the difference.

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Johnm
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stables remain one of our favorite restaurants. Western atmosphere, great food and excellent service. Mid day patio dining is great as well with views of the golf course.

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vipNikki
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food was not what we ordered and awful. Husband ordered Blueberry Belgian Waffle with a side of bacon and I ordered Strawberry Banana Candied Pecan French Toast. We waited a very long time (mind you they were not busy, it was a Thursday between breakfast and lunch). The nice waiter came out and said cooks dropped his waffles and it was last of the batter and what else did he want. Um, so you can’t whip up more batter? Wow. So he orders pancakes. A while later out comes the food. Husband’s pancakes are so-so (not fluffy at all) and his bacon is like beyond dead. Dark brown and devoid of flavor or meatiness. Just blah and disintegrated when touched. Then comes my French toast (inner two cold, outer two warm) with NO candied pecans. I ask politely for them. The gal (new to us) says she will bring a side dish of them. Our male waiter comes back with cold walnuts. I am allergic to walnuts and note I would have ordered something else had I known they didn’t have the nuts. The strawberries were white. Ew. So all in all it was terrible. The waiter was nice, the view was awesome and they didn’t charge for my French toast. But we won’t be back which is a shame. Years ago the food was great and matched the great view so it was a wonderful restaurant; now...skip it!

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ChicaDia
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We repeatedly return for big events like birthday celebrations. Have never been disappointed with food or service. When we go in December, we get to see the Christmas decorations. Love walking the grounds. As with most public places, noise level is hard for those with hearing disabilities and hearing aids. Too late, we thought about having asked for a table away from the other diners for possibly more quiet (this last visit that may have been an options). As all visiting family enjoys this locale, we will be returning.

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vipwalleyewizard
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stables is always a winner, the Prime Rib on Wednesday night is fantastic!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very difficult to find after dark! Area not well lit at all!

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vipEllenTH
Tucson
118 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I knew my cousins would be thoroughly impressed with dining at Stables. Everyone loved the ambience, the food, and great service. This is my favorite place to dine in all of Arizona.

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vipMarkB
Tucson
37 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The server Guillermo saved the day. It appears as if the staff was unable to handle the pace of work. Although Guillermo was not assigned room our section. He was the only one diligent and accommodating. Dessert options were great and the view of the golf course

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PatO
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and made all the better by Marta our server. She is special! Please let her supervisor know from us!

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BarbaraW
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect! Great server.

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AZgal
Tucson
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this location is lovely, the food and drinks exceptional, and Monica is a really special bartender! We 4 ladies thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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RodneyH
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very Nice !

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Stables Ranch Grille - Tubac Golf Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 398-3515.

Stables Ranch Grille - Tubac Golf Resort is rated 4.1 stars by 312 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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