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Honey Bears Barbeque

2824 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1019 (Encanto)
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Ranked #603 of 2,584 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price range: $16 - $16
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Encanto
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Honey Bears BBQ is too strong smoky in flavor for me. There sauce is too thin and lacks real Southern style flavor. A number of other BBQ restaurants have moved into the Valley the last couple of years that serve traditional Southwest and Southern with great slow smoked flavor and tasty sauces.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The BBQ was average. Nothing special. They ran out of macaroni and cheese and some of the sodas were out of order. But things like that happen any where you go so cant really complain about that. I took left overs home and honestly the BBQ tasted better cold than hot out the kitchen. Lol

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Not far from home but not worth the drive everything was just okay even the soda I would much rather go to Hap's Barbeque even though it's twice the distance.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

All the food tasted wonderful and the man at the cashier was so friendly that he even came by and asked if I wanted extra bread because my sandwich was so soggy. Loved this place

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Scottsdale, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Yuk. I've heard about this place for years and finally ventured 'downtown' to try it out using a Groupon. It was horrible. The meat was dry and tasteless, the buns on the sandwhiches were stale, table was filthy. I am shivering in disqust as I write this.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Heard this place is half way decent so had to try. Will say pretty good shared a BBQ pork sandwich with hubby, side of Mac & cheese, and their cowboy beans. Only tired one BBQ sauce didn't know if there was more to choose from (that's all hubby brought to table) but that would b my suggestion to have more... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We flew into Phoenix for our vacation in Sedona and of course airline food does nothing for me so we asked about BBQ we are from Georgia and wanted to see what "good" bbq in AZ meant. We were told that Honey Bears was the best so after getting our rental car off we went. ( side note if you... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had checked out the reviews and decided to walk across the street from our hotel to try this for our last lunch in Phoenix. We gave it a fair shot -- ribs, pulled pork sandwich, sweet potato fries, and the macaroni and cheese. We didn't finish anything. We've both eaten quite a bit of barbecue of various types. This... More 

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henderson, nv
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

average ribs and bbq chicken. not fantastic, but certainly not bad. stayed at hilton, so location was very close.

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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I went here with a large group, as we were told the food was excellent. Most of us didn't finish our food, and all agreed it was certainly not what it had been made out to be. The ribs were tough, and the sides were very standard. The peach cobbler tasted like it came from a can. It also for... 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: Barbecue, Steakhouse

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