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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 202
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    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 BBQ around

I love BBQ. We've tried quite a few places through the years but Joe's is the best, hands down. Expect a long line but check out the historic building and the drawings on the walls and it moves pretty quickly. You'll pick up a tray, your silverware, big napkins, and packaged clean up wipes. Grab a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I love BBQ. We've tried quite a few places through the years but Joe's is the best, hands down. Expect a long line but check out the historic building and the drawings on the walls and it moves pretty quickly. You'll pick up a tray, your silverware, big napkins, and packaged clean up wipes. Grab a couple, you're going to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is the best BBQ we've had in the Phoenix area. We've lived in Texas and the KC area for years, so we know good BBQ. Joe's is definitely our go-to BBQ joint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Can't go wrong here, best barbeque in Phoenix. Need to get the sampler platter. This is one of the best BBQ values around.

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Tempe, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Phoenix area is not know for great BBQ. I found only found a couple of places worth going to. Joe's is one of them. I love ribs and they are great at Joe's. Prefectly prepared with a couple of very good sauces to choose from. The place is very casual. You order at the counter. There is plenty of... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a favorite for my wife and I. It is a barbecue style restaurant. The sandwich's are absolutely delicious as well as the side dishes. The barbecue sauce is the best we have ever tasted and the meats are smoked right there. It is not a typical sit down and order style. You walk up and order from a... More 

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Central Coast California
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188 reviews 188 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
548 helpful votes 548 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Not cheap, but what bbq place is? The food is pretty good, and the long line out the door speaks for it. I like the spicy jalapeno sausage or the large baked spud with a heaping scoop of chopped brisket on top. They have side fixings, relish bar, and free drink refills. The only thing that is annoying is they... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food and service. Atmosphere is great and convenient. Best BBQ in Gilbert......................

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Joe's Real BBQ here in Gilbert is an icon and definitely a destination meal while visiting. One of the best BBQ's I've tasted in many years, and the environment is awesome and friendly.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We have a small family of four (2 yr old and 4 yr old) and we love this place. 1) The food is excellent. 2) The price is very reasonable (we get a meat sampler platter and maybe one side of beans and that feeds the whole family delicious food for about $15. The meat is so tender and delicious...... More 

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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

You have to know about this place as it is off the beaten path. From the crowd and long line, this place does good business and the good is good. I thought it was a little pricey, but worth it.

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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
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?