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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%
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“brisket” (111 reviews)
“cheesy potatoes” (48 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I don't even like BBQ that much, but this place is amazing. Their sides are SO GOOD. Potatoes, beans, Mac and cheese, all the delicious things. The brisket is my fave of all the bbq'ed meats. And they have home-brewed Root Beer. AND they give...More

Thank jdub21Phoenix
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good BBQ, in fact in my opinion better than the "Famous" chain. Wide variety of foods to compliment or have as a meal on their own. Family style seating, self serve sort of cafeteria line, but makes for great casual atmosphere.

Thank JDM1954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, I’ve never eaten inside this restaurant. I always use the walk up window to order something when it’s mine or my kids birthdays. With identification you get $10 of free food on your birthday. It’s awesome!

Thank Tami C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to eat at Joe's Real BBQ at least twice a month but for the past couple of times that we have been there, we have been served with cold or old sandwiches. The meat wasn't fresh and it seemed that it was frozen...More

Thank Mehr M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joe's BBQ has been around for a long time. If a restaurant has been around for a long time you know they have to be doing something right! It is good home cooking BBQ. I am a fan of the Jumbo Sandwich which is 2...More

Thank BrandonFitFoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped for lunch while visiting and they recommended joes. The prices are right and we had the pork and beef. along with beans, potatoe salad and cheesy potatoes. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I was surprised to find great bbq here.

Thank stgard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful environment. Service was amazing. Staff was fast and welcoming. Best BBQ I've had and reasonable price. I will definitely come back.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed May 10, 2018

We stopped here during their quiet time of the day (mid-afternoon). There were 4 of us. I had pulled pork with potato salad. Another had smoked turkey with a side salad. And, two others enjoyed their beef brisket - one with coleslaw and one with...More

Thank 2004Retired
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

This place has not only REAL imported Idaho bakers for dinner, Joe often hisself greets you and makes sure you are a happy customer. Homemade root beer is good, almost as good as my own. Love this place.

Thank Riley L
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here a few times and have never been impressed. The brisket is always dry, the macaroni and cheese is bland, everything is overpriced for the quality. Honestly the bread was our favorite part.

Thank Andrea E
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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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