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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: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 294
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 15
    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
Best ribs

This is good eating if you want a rib dinner. Not fancy but good. This is a good idea after to enjoy the antique store down town

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is good eating if you want a rib dinner. Not fancy but good. This is a good idea after to enjoy the antique store down town

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Thank bobbia627
Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely worth a try for any BBQ lover. We had the sampler plate which allows you to try a variety of finger licking goodness (the pulled pork was sub par). The homemade root beer is excellent.

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Thank Frank_Fazz
Mesa, Arizona, USA
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat here several times a year before attending the nearby Hale Theater or entertaining out of town guests looking for real BBQ. The ribs and the beans and Mac and cheese on the side are superb. Expect long, but fast moving lines. The food is that good and worth the drive to this suburb of Phoenix.

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Thank MARK W
Allison Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Joe's is a seat yourself walk up to the counter and order authentic BBQ, don't let that stop you, head to the back of the restaurant and get your tray, I had the sampler which included chicken, ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket, and 2 sides, price in the low teens. I highly recommend the beans. I am not a... More 

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Thank Mary Ellen B
Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Reasonable value family focused local BBQ. BBQ is not as good as one would get in TX. Décor is nice, which is good as there is a 5-20 minute line every time I go there.

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Thank Panglosian
Maricopa, Arizona, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been several times living in the area. This is such a great place to eat. Lemon cake is on point. Their loaded baker is so good it just sings in my mouth. Go on your birthday with id and you get $10 with of food on them. Really great food.

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Thank Stephanie C
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had some local colleagues take me here & I was not disappointed! Massive line of people (see pic) but tons of seating including inside and out, plus the line moves really quickly. Try the BBQ sampler (see below) with 2 sides (beans & Mac N Cheese) & their homemade root beer for a hearty taste of great BBQ at really... More 

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Thank ApplesP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a fan of BBQ, but this place is my only exception. The pulled pork is by far my favorite. Don't pass up the corn bread either! But pass on the coleslaw, very bland. Definitely get the homemade root beer. Expect long lines at lunch- moves pretty quickly though. A tad expensive- but huge proportions.

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Thank CheewyBrooke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most reasonable, and family oriented restaurants I have ever eaten at. It is a must try if you have never been there.

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Thank DALE E
Maricopa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is among my favorite places to eat and judging from the many who eat here it is a winner. Just the smell of the real barbeque cooking wets the appetite. The flavor is outstanding, the portions are generous, the variety is great and the price is so affordable. What's not to love.

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Thank deithraw

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?