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Joe's Real BBQ

301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
480-503-3805
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Ranked #2 of 321 Restaurants in Gilbert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Gilbert, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great place for BBQ! I love that you can choose a sampler instead of just one meat. Sauce is terrific and side item choices are also very good, but the baked beans are the best!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stayed night in Gilbert. Tried Joe's based in reviews. Was outstanding! Excellent brisket, ribs, pulled pork and chicken. Yes I had the sampler. It was excellent! Ribs were lean yet tender. Pulled pork tender and juicy. I am a BBQ, BGE foodie, and this is some of the best I have had. Beans are awaresome as well. Only drawback is... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Always a good place to visit, I'm not a big meat eater but I just love the history of the building and everything about this place. All the food I had, has been so good , and love the soda's they offer,but sad they dont have the ice cream thing anymore. Over all one of my favoriate and will be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Went to celebrate my husband's bday and his daughter's bday. The wait was short, food was awesome and the staff is very nice.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We are regulars at this local restaurant. This is Gilbert native Joe Johnson's 1st restaurant in Gilbert. We love the flavor that the pecan wood gives their meet. Our current favorites are the pulled pork sandwiches but any of their meets are wonderful. We always take out of town guests here. They are do catering-we had them do my mother-in-law's... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lets talk about proper barbecue - slow cooking is the key - the ribs are obvious but the turkey is amazing- worth trying - Pecan smoking is fabulous

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Yum, yum, yum ...the food here is awesome and be sure to wear old clothes so you can smother yourself in their homemade barbecue sauces. I had the sampler plate and brought home leftovers...brisket, chicken, ribs and pork. The homemade root beer was a hit with the kids and adults alike. Loved that we could sit outside altogether instead of... More

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Crown Point, Indiana
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This review is for the location within Terminal 4 of Sky Harbor Airport (currently can't find that one available for review). It was a tough decision as this is next door to LoLo's Chicken and Waffles but as I saw a plate of a customer before me, I decided to give it a spin. I went for the BBQ sample... More

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place had very good BQ type of food---and quality was similar to what you would find at a Texas BQ place

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Apache Junction, Arizona, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

What a huge disappointment! I had heard so many good things about this place but it fell way below all expectations. They ran out of ribs by 1pm so I had the beef brisket which was okay but nothing to write home about. The bbq sauce tastes like an average Walmart special that can be purchased for $1. My side... More

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