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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 191
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best BBQ in town!!!!

Love this place! Don't let the long lines detour, it moves quickly and tons of seating. The ribs will make your mouth water. My kids love the bbq chicken. All of the side dishes are delicious. This place is a definite must do.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Paigepants0219
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South Elgin, Illinois
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
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324 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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South Elgin, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Love this place! Don't let the long lines detour, it moves quickly and tons of seating. The ribs will make your mouth water. My kids love the bbq chicken. All of the side dishes are delicious. This place is a definite must do.

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Fairfax, VA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Ok, it's a little hipster for my taste, but the BBQ is pretty good. I'm waffling between 3 and 4 stars, but I'm sticking with 3 for now for a couple of reasons. I travel a lot around the country and spend a lot of time eating bbq. I know Phoenix isn't known for it's bbq, so I'm biased. Joe's... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The food was very good but the waiter was horrible he charged us double for the food. The wait time was horrible they told us 30 mins but we waited and 1 hour. If they would have told us that in the beginning we could have went somewhere else.

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Mesa, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Any reason we get, we love to go to Joe's Real BBQ. The food quality is always top notch no matter what is selected. It's mostly cafeteria style/self-service with efficient bus persons so if one isn't satisfied, they only have themselves to blame. Food prices are quite reasonable considering the quality of food. We highly recommend Joe's BBQ.

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Brunswick,Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I can not believe the great reviews for this place. Extremely tasteless, cold & not worth the wait. Something should have tipped me off when I saw so much food left on empty tables. This is definitely not real BBQ . They lack staff serving& cleaning . It's cafeteria style so you're going to stand in line for a while.... More 

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Kiel, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were visiting the Gilbert Arizona area and googled restaurants. Joe's came up first. When we got to old downtown Gilbert -the old saying " Nobody goes there - it's too crowded " came to mind. The line was long - but it moved quickly. The atmosphere is very casual - indoor and outdoor seating. No problem getting a table.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Joe's has been the heart of old town Gilbert, AZ for nearly 17 years. Casual atmosphere, large portions and friendly service all describe Joe's but YUUUUUMMMMM! says it all! (cafeteria style, great for families, couples, friends, business, well priced) We were some of the first customers and continue to visit whenever we can, a must for out of town guests.... More 

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Gilbert
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great ribs, beef and other stuff to go along with it. A Gilbert landmark. Not a fancy restaurant. Stand in line, place your order from a variety of choices, pick up and pay. No table service, so no waiting. Great place to take visiting carnivors...pete

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We took our family of 4 to Joe's BBQ in March 2015. We got there a little before the normal dinner rush (around 6PM) and there was already a line inside the restaurant all the way to the door and it took about 20 minutes to order our food. The BBQ itself was very good and there was an assortment... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Love this place! The barbecue is awesome. Love, love, love the pork ribs and brisket. One of my favorite BBQ places anywhere.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?