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Joe's Real BBQ

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301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
480-503-3805
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery

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  • 234
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  • 107
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great BBQ!!

I try to make it to Joe's Real BBQ when I visit family in Phoenix. Very tasty BBQ, side dishes are delicious, and the cornbread - awesome! Inside and outside seating. So glad my coworker suggested I check it out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Bloomfield, New York
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Bloomfield, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I try to make it to Joe's Real BBQ when I visit family in Phoenix. Very tasty BBQ, side dishes are delicious, and the cornbread - awesome! Inside and outside seating. So glad my coworker suggested I check it out.

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Joes is a long time eating experience in Gilbert. Been there any times and never disappointed. Plenty of food for those with a hearty appetite. Also a great place to take the whole family

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent BBQ comfort foods very typical of the Deep South and surrounding states. Just as in those regions, there are limited choices for Vegetarians unless you are satisfied with putting sides together to make a meal.

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Excellent BAR B Q and sides. Plenty to eat, baked potatoes are enormous! Out of town family love this place!

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The best BBQ I have had in a long time... The beans and BBQ together are amazing. Good location it's right in downtown Gilbert and the scenery is just wonderful, its like a nice little family feel ..

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I used to live in Gilbert and would eat at Joe's all of the time. Whenever family visited they also insisted that we had to make at least one trip to Joe's. Everyone agrees it is the best bbq we have ever had anywhere. Now that we live in Maryland, we wish we had a Joe's close by. My husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Food was great Brisket is the best I've ever had. Price is right for a family. Will eat there again.

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Heard about this place and decided to give it a try. It is located in a nice area of Gilbert. The wait was a little long but took the time to take in the experience. It is similar to cafeteria style. Ordered the sampler and all of the meats were tender and delicious. Two sides; Mac n cheese and beans.... More 

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Gilbert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you are looking for a very good smoke pulled pork, chicken or brisket meal, Joe's Real BBQ will make your mouth water. We go there a lot! Prices are reasonable, atmosphere is a small town feel!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wonderful family style barbq restaurant in downtown Gilbert. Nice to order the sampler of different cuts of meat and side dishes. Do not miss out on the cornbread either. Only drawback, is I wish they offered beer to wash it down. It would be perfect with some local handcrafted ale.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Gilbert
  • Phone Number: 480-503-3805

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?