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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
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Delicious BBQ

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Remi H
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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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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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AZ
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177 reviews 177 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The place is a dive - that well known but on this occasion the cashier ho took the order was rude and unhelpful. The soda machine only dispensed lemonade, all other choices were out of order. Food was OK - it used to be better. Overpriced $6.99 plise tax for a small pulled pork sandwich. Unlikely to go again.

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Groton, CT
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181 reviews 181 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This place has some very dedicated fans and one gave me a raving recommendation to visit during a trip through Phoenix to Tucson. I’m sorry I took the time because the product is below average and the place is a dump. The men’s room was the worst I have seen in years and the staff was at best indifferent .... More 

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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114 reviews 114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place looks like it's been here for 40 years. Basic BBQ menu. Very good food. Prices were reasonable. We were visiting the Tovrea Castle across the street. I had a bbq beef sandwich with beans and a drink when I saw the combo plate I wished I had ordered that.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

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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201 reviews 201 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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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: American, Barbecue
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?