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Waldo's BBQ

4500 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
480 807 1645
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Ranked #19 of 787 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $65
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Diner, Hamburgers
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Best Local Barbecue in the State of Arizona. Smoked meats that make your mouth water; side dishes that are never ending; and a friendly staff to boot! Come on down to taste it for yourself!
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Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Full disclaimer: I am from Vancouver, and as such am not a barbecue authority. You want to talk sushi or seafood or salads, we can do that, but barbecue is a rare treat for me. What I do know is good food and service, and Waldo's has good food and service. Right when you walk in, the smell gets you.... More 

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Alamosa, Colorado
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176 reviews 176 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went for lunch with friends and enjoyed the quirky interior. We all had different choices...pulled pork, brisket and I got the Super Sampler with pork, beef, brisket, plus 1/4 slab of ribs (yes, I took most of it home). It all tasted mighty fine. Everything was very flavorful and tender, in fact, this was the most tender and moist brisket... More 

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Rockaway Beach, Oregon
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102 reviews 102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is some very good BBQ! My second visit to this restaurant was just as good as the first. This time I tried the half slab of baby backs. Not "fall off the bone tender", but instead the correct "chew off the bone tender". Very good! I had BBQ sauce on the side for dipping just the amount that I... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Visited Mesa for an overnighter and found this great local hole-in-the wall BBQ restaurant. My husband had the pulled pork which was extremely tender; I had the beef brisket which was tender as well. Portion sizes were plentiful. The sandwiches included a side which was UNLIMITED. Yes, you read it correctly. The selected side was unlimited. The BBQ sauce, made... More 

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Brunswick,Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great BBQ , delicious jalapeño corn bread. Great value. Nice relaxing atmosphere. Be sure to read the funny signs on their walls.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We've been regulars at Waldo's for years and years and we return because of the delicious BBQ meat. It's always well seasoned and perfectly cooked. Waldo's Q sauce is the best - not too sweet, not too spicy, just right! The servers are always attentive and the atmosphere is casual fun! The winter visitors fill the place so get there... More 

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

very good BBQ. The food is consistently good with great dipping sauce. Great value , lots of food you could share. Full meals come with two unlimited side dishes (yes I said unlimited) Every day there is a special. If your a big eater Mondays are all you can eat. If your not a pork lover they do offer fish... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

stopped in for lunch,it wasn't very busy but yet it took forever to get served.Food wasn't very good so doubt we would ever go back.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Plenty of food. Nothing fancy. Enjoy it but no really healthy choices. A treat. Great for lunch with a group. Guys love it!!

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Tucson, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Ordered a bunch of take out everything from ribs pulled pork and brisket. Everything we had was great and their sauce is even better. If you're in Mesa stop by and try it you won't be disappointed even though it is a little place

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Additional Information about Waldo's BBQ

Address: 4500 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
Phone Number: 480 807 1645
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 65
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Diner, Hamburgers

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