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Waldo's BBQ

#14 of 797 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Barbecue, Diner, Hamburgers
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4500 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
480 807 1645
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Best Local Barbecue in the State of Arizona. Smoked meats that make your...
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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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrible experience overshadowed good value for food

At our latest experience at Waldo’s, a predicted 15-minute wait turned into 45 minutes (it’s peak season, not uncommon) and we were already hungry after golf. After being seated there was even more waiting. We showed the beverage server our coupon, their only coupon, from their own website... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Greater Palm Springs, California
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Greater Palm Springs, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

At our latest experience at Waldo’s, a predicted 15-minute wait turned into 45 minutes (it’s peak season, not uncommon) and we were already hungry after golf. After being seated there was even more waiting. We showed the beverage server our coupon, their only coupon, from their own website, displayed on our smartphone. It’s for the Tennessee sampler including a beverage... More 

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Arkport, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I went to Waldo's for the first time in years, yesterday. The service is the best. The servers are friendly and do exactly what you want: take the order quickly and serve you quickly and accurately while being very pleasant and personable. I wish they took reservations, though. We had to wait around 30 minutes. I would suggest going early... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Pulled Pork is the best in the city! If you like good food and good prices this is the place to visit.

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Mesa, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Waldo's has the best pulled pork sandwiches I've ever eaten. When we first started going there years ago for lunch, there was just one size to their sandwich. Now there is a small and a large, with your choice of a side., and if you finish the side and want another one, they'll bring it free of charge. The sweet... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There was a long wait for a seat which was encouraging that the food would be incredible. We ordered a rack of St. Louis ribs and the sample plate. Each meal came with 2 sides, so coleslaw of course and handcut fries and sweet potato fries. The sampler came and looked really good with pulled beef, brisket and pulled pork.... More 

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milwaukee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Chicken and ribs - The best bar-b-que ever hands down!!! This place is a must for anyone visiting the area. A bit noisy and if you go around dinner time there may be a line but the wait is well worth it. Generous servings too. Could only eat half of my meal and the rest went home with me for... More 

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Ranchester, Wyoming
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

You want a great bar-b-q? Go to Waldo's!!! One of the best I've had! Plenty of food great prices. Pi ck your meat, pick your unlimited side dish!! Awesome cornbread too. You wont leave hungry and most lickly with a go box! Bring your appetite!

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for the real deal in barbecue in the Mesa area, your search is over. The meat needs no sauce and the sauces offer a great addition. The Cowboy Beans and Fries are particular good sides. Why bother with bread when the 1/3 pound skillet offers more of the memorable pork or other meat for only $1... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Late lunch was the best time for us to eat there. Pork was delicious along with sweet potato options. I loved their Bbq sauce, it is the best.

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Ft. Qu'Appelle, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A great BBQ place tucked in the corner of a small strip mall on Main St. Mesa,AZ. Great ribs and you can split an order and the two sides (a good idea unless your appetite is huge).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4500 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: 480 807 1645

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 65
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Diner, Hamburgers

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!
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?