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“Great BBQ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big John's Texas BBQ

Big John's Texas BBQ
153 S Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ 86040
+1 928-645-3300
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Ranked #6 of 48 Restaurants in Page
Price range: $5 - $17
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Big John's Texas BBQ is a family owned barbeque joint who brings a BIG taste of Texas to Arizona. We slow smoke our meats on wood for hours...
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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31 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

A nice surprise in the middle of Page. Good food and pleasant service. Nothing like sandwiches at a gas station!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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“What a great surprise! Yummy, fun, & a great deal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We took a ride down the main drag to fins a place to feed our family of five and came across this former gas station turned restaurant. What a great place. It's basic, delicious, and a great deal. We were there on a tuesday nite, and they had great live music that set the mood brilliantly. Picnic tables are under the original canopy. We ordered pulled pork sandwiches with cole slaw & the best pork n beans we've ever had, the kids had $5 kid meals which were smaller versions of the regular menu, not the usual garbage found on a kid menu. To feed a family of five well for $35 is a rare thing indeed.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I have eaten at this place twice. It was ok. The beef brisket is a little tough. I thought the side dishes were better than the brisket. Price was not bad for a in season tourist town $9 for a sandwitch and two sides.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Casa Grande, Arizona
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Nothing special about the barbecue. The sauce is a little warm, which is OK, the beans were very good, service is slow.

Visited August 2012
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Page, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“I was wrong”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Clarified with Big John's that they don't use MSG and have eaten there many times since with no similar feelings. Chow remains great. This Trip Advisor system wouldn't let me enter an update until 30 days had passed. No clue why?

What I like about Big John's over the other BBQ place in town is that Big John's DOES NOT preseason the BBQ. I get to choose how I wanna season it and for me that's leave it plain. The BBQ itself is succulent without seasoning.

Not sure why folks say there are small portions. My pork BBQ sandwiches always have an extra handful or two of pork falling out of them.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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