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Joe's Real BBQ

301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
480-503-3805
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Ranked #3 of 322 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, Delivery
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My family has been a major fan of Joe's BBQ in Gilbert for many years. Our last dining experience was very disappointing though. Brisket was overcooked, salty and large chunks of fat throughout. The ribs are always a hit or miss. When they're good, they're very good but sadly when they're bad, they're very bad. Joe's quality is no longer... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We've tried all sorts of barbeque restaurants in the Phoenix area, and Joe's barbeque is by far the best. The smoke their meat using pecan wood, so the flavor is subtle and a little different than others you might've tried. I love their ribs - meaty, tasty and lean. My husband always chooses their "double pork-chop" sandwich but it isn't... More 

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Glendale
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This place was supremely disappointing. The water smells like a fish tank. The brisket was so salty it was inedible. The pulled pork was so overcooked there was no more discernible meat texture left, it was just pure mush. The plates are served with a really weird, soggy, very strongly rosemary herb bread, which might have been ok if it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It is easy to underestimate this "fast food" spot in PHX terminal 4. The menu is ultra-simple, but the quality is excellent. The BBQ sauce has a delicious taste of orange, the cole slaw a hint of clove, the Mac-n-cheese a careful blend of flavors and textures ... this cuisine was designed by a thoughtful and creative cook. The price... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Not only is the food always amazingly delicious but the pick up service is exceptionally fast. Definitely would prefer Joe's BBQ over others.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We'd enjoy getting the Family Pack to go. Great value and huge servings. Inside and outdoor seating with fun retro decor. Best BBQ around with a huge selection of food items!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Located in downtown Gilbert, AZ. The atmosphere is family oriented. There's seating inside and outside that accommodates small and large groups. The food is excellent. The ribs are tender, flavorful and filling with large portions. Everything on the menu should be tried at least once. Can't get enough of this place. Everybody is friendly and welcomes you like family. Highly... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been there a number of times, enjoyed it every time. Good selection of different meats and sides. Can be busy weekend nights.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When you are wandering around the Southwest make sure you stop by Joe's Real BBQ in Gilbert, AZ. They have great food, a wonderful atmosphere and a terrific staff. The menu includes poultry, beef, lots of sides AND homemade root beer! The BBQ sauce comes in two styles: regular and spicy. The spicy is awesome and goes great with the... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

All my relatives from Indiana want to come here when they are in Arizona. Barbecue is good, great sides, homemade root beer and 25 cent coffee.

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Additional Information about Joe's Real BBQ

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

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