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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 - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Waldo's has sawdust on the floor and the walls are covered with old fashioned signs, puns, and knick-knacks. THe cornbread is excellent and I don't think there is a bad choice of meat or sauce. It's a good place to take the kids, ot to grab takeout on the way home - though if you do that, you don't get... More 

Thank Jim T
Phoenix, Arizona
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 August 12, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 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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242 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

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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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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

Thank DaninMesa

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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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?