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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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Gold Canyon
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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381 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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

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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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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