Shari's First Ave Drive In (Reported Closed)

(520) 623-5385

2650 N 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ | Directions   85719

32.254901 -110.960833

Open Hours

Mon-Sat 10am-7pm

Sun 11am-6pm

Restaurants, Dessert Shops, $  more

Tags: Cheap Eats, Date Spot, Family-Friendly Dining, Lunch Spot, Outdoor Dining

Cuisine: Hamburgers

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Keeling, Ward 3


From The Owners of Shari's First Ave Drive In

Burgers and shakes are the specialty at the restaurant that serves hot dogs and low-carb breads and offers outdoor covered seating.

Reviews for Shari's First Ave Drive In

over a year ago

Great Food But A Little Overpriced – This is my first review so I hope I can be of some help. I had always heard of and driven by Shari's but never eaten there. Tonight, I was feeling like a burger and wanted to try something new. Shari's is kind of hard to see at night but should not be missed. It closes kind of early which is a minus, but it is understandable since it is a small business. I read the reviews on this site about it, and I was on a teeter totter. I said heck with it and I tried. Since I have only been one time, here are my reviews.

Fries: The fries are very good. I do not enjoy those fake tasting fries, such as the ones at McDonalds. I like to actually know I am eating a potato fry. And you know this when eating Shari's fries. Most of the fries still have the potato skin on them. If you dont like the potato skin on your fry, dont order them. They are salted very nicely and not soggy at all.

MilkShakes: One of the best shakes I have ever had!! It is very thick but not thick enough to get stuck in the straw. Also, I saw the lady make it in front of me so I know it is fresh. I only had the chocolate but it is amazing!

Cheeseburger: It is a normal cheeseburger. except that the pickles, lettuce and tomatoes are on the bottom bun and the burger and cheese are on top. I found that a little odd but it did not take away from enjoying the burger. The cheese is melted very nicely and the lettuce/tomatoes/pickles were fresh.

Overall: I found Shari's a place to stop by whenever I want a milkshake! The burger and fries are a little overpriced but who can blame them. I mean, McDonalds had a $1.00 double cheeseburger and frankly, im not sure if its even beef. And with the new opening of In-and-Out, im sure they raised their prices. Either way, I am sure I will go there again to try a different shake and a different burger (they have a nice selection)

I give it a 4 out of 5...If the prices were more reasonable, EASILY A 5 OUT OF 5

over a year ago

Editorial Review by Christy Buena – Burgers and shakes are the specialty at the restaurant that serves hot dogs and low-carb breads and offers outdoor covered seating.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Not sure what's so great about this place. – After reading positive reviews of Shari's, my family decided to try it. Our first experience there was lackluster...the burgers are somewhat small and a bit pricey, the fries were not very good, but the shakes where delicious.

Since then, we've been back twice hoping that the first occasion was just a bad night. We've still not gotten what we'd consider a good burger, the fries were even worse the 2nd and 3rd times, and we left feeling that we most certainly had NOT gotten our money's worth. Feeding my family of 3 cost us nearly $20 for a double cheeseburger and fries, a bacon cheese burger and fries and a corndog for my son. The burgers were quite greasy and the fries rather cold, although my 3 year old son seemed to enjoy the corndog.

All in all, I just can't see what all the hype is about. Next time I take my family out for a burger, we'll steer clear of Shari's and pay a visit to Carl's Jr. for a better burger and save some cash.

over a year ago

Nothing To Shout About! – I was a little disappointed by my experience at Shari's. From all the reviews, it sounded like I was going to have a really "great" burger. I found the burger to be "ok". Certainly not great! The chile cheese fries were really good though. I woundn't go out of my way in the future to return. I've had a lot of burgers much better than the one I had there. Don't get me wrong. The food was good, but nothing to shout about!

over a year ago

Best Hamburger's In Tucson – It has drive thru; with awesome food. There are a couple of picnic tables. It's voted one of Tucson's Best.

over a year ago

User review by oneye702 – This is the best place in Tucson to get a berger and fries

over a year ago

The beauty is in the burger – While atmosphere is not Shari's high point, they instead put that effort into making a great cheeseburger & fries. This place is a Tucson institution and should have rated higher.

over a year ago

Oh yum!! – Shari's is a great place to eat! Not only are the burgers great, but so are the fries, and the milkshakes are to die for! It's not that great sitting in front of a crowded street, but the way it's set up downplays the traffic, and it's convienient!

over a year ago

Yummy – The food is fresh. The food is yummy. The wait is a lil long because everything is made at the time of order.


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Won for:
French Fries (2009)
Burger (2005)
Nominations Nominated for:
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