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Grumpy Jakes BBQ

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3973 West White Mountain Boulevard, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85929
(928) 368-4227 ‎
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 6
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great service and tasty brisket

We arrived late to the Rainbow Forest RV park up the street, and decided to check this place out instead of making ourselves something to eat. Even though the restaurant was closing in 15 minutes, they seated us and took our order. We were rewarded with tender, delicious brisket that made us glad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
Lou A
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

best BBQ on the mountain. my neice comes here every time she goes to her time share. they love it and family friendly

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Thank mommadukes22
Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We arrived late to the Rainbow Forest RV park up the street, and decided to check this place out instead of making ourselves something to eat. Even though the restaurant was closing in 15 minutes, they seated us and took our order. We were rewarded with tender, delicious brisket that made us glad we stopped in, and topped it off... More 

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Thank Lou A
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a great local business with quality food and a down home atmosphere. I enjoy the Jakes salad with moist chop chicken with their specialty BBQ sauce. meals are always served with corn bread and butter!

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Thank Leana R
Phoenix, Arizona
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place was supposed to be open until 7 PM on Sunday. We stopped by at 6 and they were close. Okay, we gave them another chance on Monday evening. I almost wish they had been close then as well. First the good. The corn bread, which you have to ask for was very good. We had an appetizer called... More 

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Thank Woody L
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fish Friday's - don't miss this night - great fish and side dishes. Also the fried shrimp basket is good.

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Thank ArizonaYuma
Scottsdale, Arizona
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I was not sure what to expect from the mixed reviews but my experience was stellar. The jalapeno bites stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon were awesome. We ordered a large variety plate and were not disappointed. We shared one order and still had some to take home. The BBQ sauce is excellent and chicken/ pork/brisket etc was... More 

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1 Thank linda8201
Tucson, Arizona
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Well. Had the BBQ Ribs and Brisket combo. Ribs were so so. Got the tip so I did not really get ribs. Got cartilage. Either they get cheap meat or are too cheap to trim the meat. The brisket did not seem like brisket but the taste was fabulous. Really really good! Cowboy beans were not spectacular. Corn bread was... More 

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Thank GeneT60
Prescott, Az
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a very small building on the main street that I initially drove by. Inside is dark and has an old building musty smell. The service once seated was outstanding. Other than that, it was an average meal in a small town. My companions and I sat ourselves after standing awkwardly at the door and then having a gal... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

First visit here on a Saturday night, got a table quickly and the wait staff was attentive, helpful with the menu and truly appeared to be happy to be there. My soda was in a large mason jar and we were given warm cornbread before we even made our selections. The half rack of ribs were tender, meaty and not... More 

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Thank TallestLeprechaun
North Park Colorado
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We ate here last year, and decided to come back, because it was so good. The pulled pork was delicious. Fries were fresh & hot. We had the Miss Piggy pie for dessert, and it was also very good. We will come back when we get back to the area. Waitress was friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3973 West White Mountain Boulevard, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85929
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Pinetop-Lakeside
  • Phone Number: (928) 368-4227 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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