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Honey Bears Barbeque

5012 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-7007 (Camelback East)
(602) 273-9148
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Ranked #563 of 2,569 Restaurants in Phoenix
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Neighborhood: Camelback East
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Neighborhood: Camelback East
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56% Recommend
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English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

My husband has raved about this place for years - I have to say if I saw it in the side of the road I'd never gone in. However this place is one of those local joints that's a best kept secret - the sauce is amazing - pulled pork sandwich and side of beans were amazing. I'm usually pretty... More

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New York City, New York
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160 reviews 160 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Ok, so it won't win the "best place for a romantic occasion" contest anytime soon, but this place is all about barbeque - the real thing. We split a a pound of BBQ pork and whole order of ribs and they were both great. Great place for a quick lunch

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HB, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Order at the counter. Plenty of tables when we went. The pulled pork was delicious and the service was terrific. We'll definitely be back!

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Chandler, Arizona
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163 reviews 163 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The way BBQ should be. Counter service, but plenty of tables. My wife & I split a full order of ribs. This was a 3 day supply for us seniors. We both had cole slaw sides, my wife had the beans and I had the mac and cheese. Everything was very good. I have eaten there, or gotten take out... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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67 reviews 67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Lunch at Honey Bears BBQ today. Arrived at 11:15 with four parties seated and three in line in front of me - good sign. I ordered the BBQ pork, hot link, a side of slaw and a drink. He changed it to the # 1 value meal to save me money but it still came to $10.28. Meal arrived in... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We went out of our way to lunch at Honey Bears Barbeque. The pork sandwiches were only OK. Old-fashioned fast-food seating area. No big deal...

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Taos, New Mexico
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Terrible attitude of staff, poor quality food, I do not get it. This place was recommended as great, but the ribs ready to eat at the grocery store are better, you cannot order a mixed plate, the ribs were not cooked through, and the brisket is a crime, dry shredded boiled beef. Even a good sauce could not cover this... More

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South Phoenix, Arizona, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

now the reason I say my wife loves it its because I have a allergy to onions and I can not eat here with her. so she goes with the girls or by her self. sks being me. I did taste was better than good.

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Rochester, NY
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369 reviews 369 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Some BBQ joints are charming dumps - this one is just a dump. And with no beer! Anyway the ribs were pretty good and tender with a good sauce. The slaw was creamy and tasty the potato salad not as much so. I'd look for better BBQ in the area before returning.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Mouth watering BBQ that will literally have you in tears! I have been to several parties for which they catered, and left fat and happy from each one. Good ol' homestyle cookin with flavors that will knock your socks right off! Best in the West and I stand by that claim!

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