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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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    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
BBQ was decent, service only ok, fries cold

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
muklukmary
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Whitehorse, Yukon
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Whitehorse, Yukon
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206 reviews 206 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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300 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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296 reviews 296 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Overpriced, occupy an old IHOP building, fast food bar-b-q, very forgettable meal. Go across the street to Panera or Lennys.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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?