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Satchmo's - BBQ, Cajun & Catering

2320 N 4th St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-3709
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Ranked #5 of 280 restaurants in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Description: A funky little joint, that cooks with love. Ribs, Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Jambalaya, Gumbo and Veggie options just to name a few! A killer selection of craft brews; New Belgium, Odell, Mogollon, Dogfish Head, Stone & New Castle. We understand it may not taste just like your Grandma’s Gumbo or just like Pop’s BBQ. But what we do understand is cook’n with love, just like Grandma and Pop’s did. Good for your soul food!
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93% Recommend
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English first
San Luis Obispo, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The reviews sounded good so we headed out with our handy GPS. Satchmo's is located in an old building attached to other old buildings, but we were able to park right outside. As we entered, we were greeted with by a nice man behind the counter. We told us to pick up a menu next to the door and come... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

On a recent lunch, I ordered the small size of Gumbo and Jambalya. Perfect amount of food. Both were excellent!! For a moment I thought I was in New Orleans. Will definately go back.

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Gilbert, Arizona
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I went here last night for the first time. We went because of reviews on Yelp. There were those who loved the place and those who were not impressed much at all. Having had BBQ in Memphis, St. Louis and Little Rock/Hot Spring, I must say this is so - so. The ribs were tender but dry... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Easy to drive by, and you might decide to take a pass on this old storefront unless you know about the tasty food inside that awaits you. Nothing fancy about the decor, but we truly LOVED the Jambalaya. Not a soup or stew, but a dish of great flavors that is very unique...eaten with a fork. We shared that and... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Came here because of the great reviews for this restaurant and had high expectations. We were surprised to see that this high-rated restaurant was right next to a gas station! The inside had dated decor and very few people. The meat was questionable because of its processed texture, and the only decent food was the tater tots. The servers were... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A key test is consistency. Well Satchmo's passes with flying colors. Ribs are fall off the bone smoked and sauced to perfection. We have been here several times now and have never been disapointed. Funky and fun, great service, wonderful personalities and a sense of humor.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

To me, BBQ and Cajun are totally separate genres of food, but now that I've experienced Satchmo's, my mind has changed forever. Restaurant is cute, love the jazz murals, the employees appeared to be having fun, but the food was the star. Ribs were fantastic, set apart by the seasoning (little sweet, little Cajun spice). Pulled pork, jambalaya and sides... More

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Saint John, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Our GPS had problems finding this place, but we're so glad we found it. The catfish po' boy was excellent! However, the sides are even better - great smoked beans! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Food is great, prices are reasonable - highly recommended.

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Flagstaff, AZ
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you did a drive by after seeing the outside, you would miss out on an amazing meal. Located in a small strip mall, the food more than makes up for the unassuming exterior. Best ribs I've had in a long time, fall off the bone tender, with a smoky sweet flavor. Everything is good, but the ribs, wow! Nice... More

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Goodyear, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

You certainly don't want to miss eating at Satchmo's. What better way to celebrate my 70th birthday then having hubby take me here. Jamie went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and what a joy talking with him about his previous location (which we were at) and the new one. This young man knows what he is... More

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