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Waldo's BBQ

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4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
480 807 1645
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My girlfriend and I met some family members of mine for lunch here. It's a very unique place. From the outside you would never know that it's a BBQ joint. That all changes once you walk in. The whole building is decked out with crazy sayings and pictures. This is what makes this place its own. We all enjoyed our... More 

Thank slarocca02
Mesa, Arizona
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always enjoy eating here. Good pulled pork sandwich, tried the pulled pork baked potato too. Very nice. Coleslaw changed from last year, too much dressing for us. Drinks come in HUGE jars. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank rvlifeisgood
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cuban sandwich BBQ style..... green chili Mac and cheese Hog Heaven....great down home Kansas City BBQ WITH home made everything

Thank Bliss G
Mesa, Arizona
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the time we order take out from Waldo's although our PickleBall group have eaten inside. I usually order the pulled pork sandwich with fries. It is a large portion which I make 2 sandwiches out of and the fries are large portions as well. They have 2 different sauces one hot and 1 mild. I like them both.... More 

Thank Jeffrey B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, good people, good prices, fast service! Saw dust on floor and very casual setting. We can't wait to go back.

Thank Lourufulou
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always great and consistently great food. Try their fries and ice tea also. Reasonable prices. Great place to take family and friends when visiting.

Thank gowrieman
Mesa, Arizona
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237 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for supper and had the 3 meat sampler plate. Pulled Pork, Brisket and Sausage Link. They all tasted good, but were a bit dry. BBQ sauce made them taste real good. Prices are about average for a BBQ restaurant in the area, so no complaints there. Next time I will try the ribs.

Thank Bill R
Mesa, AZ
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is good at Waldo's. Never been disappointed. Great beer selection also. Casual dinning at it's best.

Thank DaninMesa
Scottsdale, Arizona
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been here for several years, but sure glad to rediscover the outstanding BBQ and excellent sides at modest prices. Huge portions. Even the beverages come in quart mason jars. Very casual atmosphere, but the food and good service are what counts when it comes to eating super-smoked BBQ ribs (meat falls off the bone and saves you from messy... More 

Thank Roadapple032
Arkadelphia, Arkansas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to try Waldo's BBQ in Mesa, AZ based on the numerous positive reviews but came away a disappointed. The service was excellent and very friendly. I tried the pork riblet special with green chile mac & cheese and fried okra. My wife had the smoked turkey plate. The turkey and the riblets were extremely dry. If it wasn't... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $65
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?