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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 317 Restaurants in Gilbert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Where do I start? The fact that this is quite possibly the best BBQ I have ever had in my life? OR, that I am a proud Texan, AND I THINK THIS IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE BEST BBQ EVER?! There I have said it. I have been visiting Joe's whenever I am in the greater Phoenix area for the past... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, great food. Perfect family gathering spot. Joe's does a great BBQ. You have the option of sitting inside or outside.

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Lincoln, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is my 2nd time here and loved. Both times I've had the loaded baked potato with shredded beef brisket and it is absolutely wonderful. Very filling but great food . Went with family and new found friends and what a great place to sit and talk. Can't wait to go again.

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Baldwinsville, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Fantastic BBQ at reasonable price. Fall apart brisket....delicious. Homemade root beer too. Cafeteria style, seat yourself and go through the line.

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Surrey, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you and your family like BBQ - you must visit Joe's Real BBQ in Gilbert AZ. They have a huge selection of choices and all of them are great. The inside has a nice farm style atmosphere with a service counter where you order and you can add so many different sides to you meat order. The ribs and... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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60 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I recently moved to the area and was looking for a great BBQ place and I think I might have found it. You walk in and it is quite a spacious and just has a great feel. I went a bit before dinner so I avoided any long lines and after a few short minutes was able to walk up... More

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Burbank, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Casual dining, pulled pork is at its best, beef sandwich is also very good. The sides are very good and taste like mom made it. The house root beer is the best in the west. It is my first stop every time I'm in the area. The veggies are local from the owners farm. Keep in mind, that it is... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After reading so many great reviews we couldn't wait to try this bbq. Be prepared to wait in a long line & go through a cafeteria line. Pulled pork was dry, almost the worst I've had. Cornbread was also very dry and only luke warm. I'd also pass on the mac n cheese. Atmosphere was nice. Don't sit in a... More

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