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Joe's Real BBQ

301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
+1 480-503-3805
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (110 reviews)
“cheesy potatoes” (49 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Being a Texan, I expect a lot when talking about real barbecue. Our family tried Joe’s and came away impressed. The hot links were very good,as was the brisket and sides. Their stuffed baked potato was done to perfection. Good selection of sides and drinks....More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is the barbecue worth the trip. Joe's pit beans and mac and cheese are fantastic. This is one of Gilbert's best family restaurants.

Thank karen l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Joes. Bbq is amazing. Brisket is so good and tender. Ribs are great. All the sides are good. I've never had a bad meal here. And the tea is so good. What Ebert you eat here you will enjoy. And if you go on...More

Thank Celeste S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite is the pulled pork stuffed potato, but everything there I’ve had is good. I also love the brisket platter and on your birthday you get a free entree. Really busy on weekends, I prefer week day lunch, less crowded.

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I got married, I relocated to Gilbert. Once if the first places my wife introduced me to was Joe's BBQ. I have traveled quite a bit, from Florida, Georgia, Washington state, ...too many to list here, along with several places overseas. The taste of...More

Thank davidpadgett1967
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy the food and interaction with other patrons. Excellent barbecue and love the homemade root beer!!

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed July 9, 2018

OK, I did give 2 stars for the side dishes. The beans and cakes are quite good. But hey, Joe, If you are going to call your product "Real BBQ", you need to visit the southern states and taste some! Your pulled pork product is...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed July 8, 2018

I ride the canal trail from Tempe, AZ out past Gilbert, AZ when the temperatures are cooler. There are more and more restaurants now right off the canal bike path, but Joe's was the only restaurant my friend and I stopped at during one of...More

1  Thank Bill H
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Plans changes for the 4th of July so we decided to go to a place that had barbeque. Good prices for the portion. Food was very good. The only drawback was the drink refills were on the same line to get your food so it...More

Thank Janetscats13
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Love the baked potatoe with pulled pork on top. The ribs are always good also. The people working there are always friendly and the restaurant has a relaxed, family atmosphere.

Thank gtmsunsail
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Questions & Answers
December 19, 2017|
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Response from joesrealbbq | Property representative |
As others have pointed out, the shortest lines are between lunch and dinner (230-430). But don't be alarmed by long lines. The crew keeps things moving along and we know you'll be seated - with your food - well before any... More
Sandy S
May 7, 2017|
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Response from tennore | Reviewed this property |
No reservatios are allowed you must wait in line to eat the .line moves quickly ,plan on waiting 10 minutes to several hours
Sandy S
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Douglas A | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations. Sometimes, the line winds half-way around the block, but it's worth the wait! And it moves pretty quickly. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Gilbert
  • Phone Number: +1 480-503-3805
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