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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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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 181
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
A Gilbert icon

We've been eating there since it opened. Quality is very good and consistent. They use Pecan wood to smoke their meats, adds a nice flavor. Their baked beans are my all time favorite! Lines can be long.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
steve N
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Gilbert, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
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309 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gilbert, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We've been eating there since it opened. Quality is very good and consistent. They use Pecan wood to smoke their meats, adds a nice flavor. Their baked beans are my all time favorite! Lines can be long.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Joe's Real BBQ has always been a winner! Since its opening when I was a Valley resident, till now when I STILL am drawn back to this hometown restaurant, it's been consistently excellent. The food, the service, dine-in or take-out, it is always a winner with myself and my entire family. Literally when my mother-in-law suggests "Joe's" for dinner when... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Downtown Gilbert, AZ the best restaurant there. Great atmosphere. Joe comes by once in a while, he is a very pleasant guy. The food is great, none better. He has three other ones but this is my favorite.

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Gilbert, AZ
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We love Joe's BBQ. The food is great and the restaurant is very family friendly. It's cafeteria style, with indoor and outdoor seating. There's also a grassy area with trees for the kids to play. We love this because the kids can eat fast and then go play while the adults can finish their meals at their own pace and... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful Pecan Smoked Ribs, Fun Place to take out of towners real western atmosphere. In a rush pick up from outside window!

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My family and I love Joe's Real BBQ I love pulled pork smoked with pecan wood and Joe's nails it i also enjoy thier sauce both the standard and hot we have been going hear for years and will continue for years to come. So why 4 stars I would like the dinning room to be less rustic and standing... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Walk-in, grab a menu or look at the LARGE menu right in front of you in line. Get a tray, utensils, and a drink. Try the home-made root beer! You stand in a line, cafeteria style, pick your sides, and order your meat. All the meats are delicious and made on the premises. Ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken,and hot... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have eaten here on many occasions. The pulled pork is the best I've ever had. The beef is also great. But the "cue de gras" is the bar-b-que sauce. As they say...The sauce is the boss and that is certainly true at Joe's....Joe's sides are also great, just too much to mention here. Get out there and give this place... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The atmosphere was not very enticing, but then it is a Barbecue Joint after all. The ribs were fall off the bone tender, something I don't care for, but many people do. I like my ribs chewy, these weren't. Some else might rate Joe's higher simply because of the way the ribs were prepared. Not my kind of place. My... More 

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Mansfield
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went into Joe's after a baseball tournament... great food. The staff was very friendly and served us quickly. The brisket was absolutely the best. I'm a Texan and appreciate good BBQ. This is the place. If I'm in Gilbert again. I certainly will go back

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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?