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Waldo's BBQ

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4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
+1 480-807-1645
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Place is fantastico, pleople are very good, the meat and beer is delicius... Only the side orders are not so good. A must go!!!!!

Thank Luca L
Richardson, Texas
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208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It looks like a find your own table type of place, but it is not. They seat you. The staff were really nice. They let me pick my own table. I had a shocking $5 soda! I could have had 2 beers for $4!!! The cornbread was good. The salad was excellent. The mac and cheese was probably the best... More 

Thank Karen B
Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Can never decide what to order so have to have the sample platter and take home for second meal! Sides are great!

Thank Lil C
Charleston, Illinois
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Pretty common BBQ in my opinion, have wanted to try this place for 3 years - did the other day and was really let down - barbecue sauce was the only decent flavor on my plate.

Thank Robert D
Gold Canyon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This is a fun place, because of the decor and the friendly service. Humorous signs abound, and sawdust adorns the floor. But the food is the best pulled, stretched or hammered BBQ meats the valley has to offer. The sampler will more than fill you to capacity, and send your taste buds into backflips. Eat there soon!

Thank Alashisan-aka-Storm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I had a half rack of ribs, guest had a variety of tacos. This is an old diner in a small old strip mall. The food is well worth it. I'll be going back again and again. There is quite a variety of sides to select with the meals. Good prices, Good service, old interior.

Thank Robert A
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

If you aren't looking for this great BBQ resturaunt you will be sad that you missed it. Everynight they are busy. A favorite local hot spot.

Thank 845ceceliab
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The food is good. During Snow Bird season there is a wait typically to get in, but the food is good and worth the wait. It is not a fancy place, it is about food and atmosphere, and local tradition. Cornbread is good.

Thank Marcia W
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Very large meaty portions at good prices. Meals consist of more meat than anybody needs with delicious unlimited sides. Very large beers at good prices. Excellent french fries. Worth the trip for the fries alone.

Thank wndnns
Stirling, United Kingdom
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I went with a few friends after a round of golf and it was fantastic - real bbq I was told and I wasn't disappointed. The service was great, the atmosphere was too. I had chicken and baby ribs and they fell off the bone. The sides, slaw and French fries seriously tasty. If you're in the area please call... More 

Thank Kenneth_Smith

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $65
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-807-1645
Best Local Barbecue in the State of Arizona. Smoked meats that make your mouth water; side dishes that are never ending; and a friendly staff to boot! Come on down to taste it for yourself!

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