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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 - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Great barbecue

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Christy H
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

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.

Thank Christy H
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

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 

Thank enrique A
Gilbert, Arizona
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

Thank Tom S
Arizona City, Arizona
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

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 

Thank lmeastlack
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4 restaurant reviews
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.

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

Thank maudetteari
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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

1 Thank Jason F
Holbaek, Denmark
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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.

1 Thank Gorgonzola_DK
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248 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank TravelinSuz
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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113 reviews
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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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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
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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