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301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
480-503-3805
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Ranked #3 of 323 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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Gilbert, AZ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

went just for the homemade rootbeer cake, after being to dinner at another reaturant in the neighborhood. Have been several other times for the bbq also. Does not dissapoint.

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Rochester, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Not a whole lot needs to be said about this restaurant other than just… Go! Nothing pretentious… wear your shorts, jeans, flip-flops. Bring the kids, and grandma too. And don't forget to order the barbecue beans. You won't be sorry. Oh, and also the homemade root beer. If you like coffee? You will be able to get a cup for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We went to Joes with my brother in law that was visiting from the UK. The set up is very simple and canteen like, you go up, pick your drink up, then pick the sides you want, pick the meat and get a plate which you pay for at the register at the end. There is home made root beer,... More 

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Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I travel a lot and to me this is the best brisket - moist, tender and smoky. Do not miss the best root beer float in the world! Homemade root beer. Beans are better than a dessert.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place is like going back in time, celebrating Gilbert's farming heritage. The casual restaurant is located in a old restored brick storefront on Gilbert road in downtown Gilbert. It is decorated farm-style, complete with a John Deere tractor inside the restaurant! Dress is casual (shorts and flip flops) are fine. The food is served cafeteria style. After you wait... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I recommended this place to group of 8 professionals on business travel. I knew it was informal, self serve, no alcohol, just good food....they were all ok with trying it. Everyone cleaned their plates! We didn't miss the beer/wine as they had wide selection of drinks like homemade rootbeer and lemonade, many sodas -- diet and regular...but no diet coke....The... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Coming from a local, you can take it for granted - Best farm style BBQ of Gilbert without doubt. We go there almost every month since we first discovered it one night strolling through gilbert downtown.Their meats are smoked with pecan and are DELICIOUS!!! Only last night i realised, they have a 10 dollars off if its your bday !!

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Lawndale, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a fun place to go. It's just like being in school again, waiting in line for the cafeteria (well, 50 years ago anyway). The owner greeted us in line and we had some laughs. Everybody in our party had the sampler. The salad was good and fresh as well. It is a good place to take young kids... More 

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Queen Creek AZ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Always love to take out of owners here. There is always a line, but the food is great! The building is like stepping back in time. Older people love to go here too. When we are taking older family members, we look at an online menu, as once you get up to ordering things are at a fast pace. Picnic... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were always on the hunt for kid-friendly places when the kids were young - food they like and a place to run around. The bonus is the scrumptious homestyle BBQ food. It's soooo good, cooked all day, and those perfect hometown sides. It's deli/buffet style so you order up at the counter and get it right then. So it's... More 

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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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