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Honey Bears Barbeque

Camelback East
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5012 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-7007
(602) 273-9148
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Honey Bears for local BBQ goodness

Honey Bears was recommended to us by the clerk at the archeological museum for great local BBQ. For a group of 7, it was either here or Haps, but local won the day so off to Honey Bears we went. The food was good and alcoholic beverages were available ... So combo #3 and a beer was my choice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Honey Bears was recommended to us by the clerk at the archeological museum for great local BBQ. For a group of 7, it was either here or Haps, but local won the day so off to Honey Bears we went. The food was good and alcoholic beverages were available ... So combo #3 and a beer was my choice. The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Love their ribs and bbq sandwiches. Brings back the good ol' days. Get takeout and go to nearby Papago Park for a picnic. Peach cobbler is delightful.

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Thank Christy H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

If you had the worst experience here, man your life is good. If you don't eat food Mexicans cook, man your probably starving. I like this bbq spot. Friendly staff every time I've gone in with fam, friends, and solo. Honey bears has been around for a while and hasn't let me down yet. The only thing is, it's a... More 

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Thank enrique A
Gilbert, Arizona
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Small portions, pricey compared to other BBQ places nearby, uses a vinegar-based sauce which I really hate, kinda dumpy inside.

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Thank Tom S
Arizona City, Arizona
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to eat. The food was good. It's a hole in the wall type place, but the staff was friendly, the price was reasonable and they give extra sauce for those of us that like allot of sauce. Just remember, you're not in Texas when you eat here so don't expect Texas style BBQ, expect a... More 

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Thank lmeastlack
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They are fast and efficient during a busy lunch. Food is as good as I had heard. I would recommend it.

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Thank Remi H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Customer service was terrible food nasty Mexicans cooking fake BBQ never waisting 14$ here rather be at golden corral

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Thank maudetteari
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Ribs were great definitely a local spot nothing glamorous about the restaurant but the food was very good the sauces were traditional sweet sauces but the ribs/chicken was fall off the bone. It's very pricy for what it is as I have had comparable for a fraction of the price. . Overall though I was very satisfied with the place

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Holbaek, Denmark
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This place will not get any awards for decor, but there is no denying that their ribs are top quality. It's not baby-back size ribs, but they are very tender, juicy and tasty. Wouldn't mind having these ribs some other time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

There's a small handful of very popular restaurants that I don't understand why it's popular, Honey bear is one of them. All the food is average to me. If your office has a party it's likely it'll come from here. People go crazy for the beans which taste like corn syrup, sugar and bean texture to me. But don't take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5012 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-7007
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
  • Neighborhood: Camelback East
  • Phone Number: (602) 273-9148

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?