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Honey Bears Barbeque

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Encanto
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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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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Decent BBQ for Central Phoenix

If you are in the mood for barbeque in Central Phoenix, and willing to accept the fact that your are NOT in Texas, this place has something on the menu for you. We are talking ribs, chicken or beef served with endless quantities of tasty BBQ sauce. The setting is informal and the food is served... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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  • Dining on a budget
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jusserchn
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I have eaten at Honey Bears for years and the pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw and cowbro beans keep calling me back. The food is fresh and service is friendly. The downtown location gets really busy on weekdays during lunch. Also try thier hotlink sandwich, it's great. Highly recommend.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you are in the mood for barbeque in Central Phoenix, and willing to accept the fact that your are NOT in Texas, this place has something on the menu for you. We are talking ribs, chicken or beef served with endless quantities of tasty BBQ sauce. The setting is informal and the food is served on red plastic trays.... More 

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Temecula, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice little walk up BBQ place the Pork ribs were incredible. Now this not some white cloth table place and the tables are from a old chain restaurant the had moved on.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I happen to be out near downtown Phoenix and was looking for BBQ and saw that they had a location in the downtown area and I'm glad that I decided to go as I really enjoy BBQ food and their location on Van Buren is amazing this location is identical. the food to taste everything is amazing.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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22 reviews
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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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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 37 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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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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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?