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Waldo's BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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332 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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