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Honey Bears Barbeque

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2824 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1019
602-279-7911
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Locally owned

Love the small business and that it is locally owned. However I think if the brothers could see how their clients are treated they would re-train the staff. On the up side the chicken sandwich and corn on the cob were good and they have an amazing old school root-beer that you don't find often... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
rootbeerfan75
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Love the small business and that it is locally owned. However I think if the brothers could see how their clients are treated they would re-train the staff. On the up side the chicken sandwich and corn on the cob were good and they have an amazing old school root-beer that you don't find often around here (Sorry don't remember... More 

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Grand Cayman
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I am an experienced barbeque fan having lived in the south and visited many BBQ establishments. This was undoubtedly the worst. I ordered beef brisket to go, potato salad and a pulled pork sandwich. The sauce was on the side. The salad was very acidic and inedible. The sandwich was extremely soggy served on a cheap, white- bread hamburger bun... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great food, I did the brisket and ribs, my friend had the sliders. We were so blessed to find this place. Four days of pizza and overprice hotdogs. Best place to eat and you get a ton of food!!!! We have a conference in October this is already on the plan!.

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Whitehorse, Yukon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The ribs were tasty and shredded chicken sandwich was messy but good. Fries were cold and so that was disappointing and the service was rushed - but we really didn't expect it to be great - but overall for $25 for two people was overpriced for what we got compared with other meals in the area.

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A hole in the ground type place, located in Center St, Phoenix, NOT in any way fancy or glitzy. Found it by accident, we were actually going to another restaurant but, they were closed on Sunday. Wife decided she want to try this BBQ joint so, we went across the street to check it out. Inside, you'll think city sanitation... More 

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South Haven, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We needed some bbque sauce for an upcoming party. Honey Bear was the source for it. At pick up we decided to eat there. It was scrumptious. The owner went around to every table and greeted us. The service was prompt. We will return ! These brothers have a good thing in two locations!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place has been around for years and years. I love their BBQ and it can be messy, but certainly worth it. Of course, BBQ is like a religion and everyone is very dedicated to their own. This is my religion. CowBro beans, links and chicken are good too.

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Eugene, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The food was average at best, certainly not special. The service was great, the location was kind of cool, but the food was just average. We had ribs (below average, firm), BBQ brisket and pulled pork. All of it was just okay.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stopped in for a quick lunch, the place has that smokey aroma that a BBQ would be remiss to not have. I had the 1/2 BBQ Chicken, the meat fell off the bone, it was good. The sauce was runny and more on the tart side, not the same as a Carolina sticky sauce...but it worked. Be sure and show... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Growing up in the south.. I have had lots of BBQ, and some of the best southern food available to man... LOL But I stumbled onto Honey Bears BBQ messing around one day... They Had some of the best Beans a person could make... Just love the Hotdogs in them....!! Haven't had that in many moons. Still just as good... More 

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Additional Information about Honey Bears Barbeque

Address: 2824 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1019
Phone Number: 602-279-7911
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 16
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2824 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1019
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
  • Neighborhood: Encanto
  • Phone Number: 602-279-7911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 16
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
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?