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Waldo's BBQ

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) #8 of 731 Restaurants in Mesa $$ - $$$, American, Barbecue
4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
+1 480-807-1645
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“cornbread” (34 reviews)
“pulled pork” (24 reviews)
“ribs” (41 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

If you like BBQ you need to try Waldo's BBQ. It's a small hole in the wall place but the food is big time good and the portions are ample. Prices are moderate.

1  Thank cbunchbob
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Waldos makes great BBQ. Pork, Chicken, beef...all good. The in-restaurant experience is fun, because to the quirky decorations, which adorn the interior. I see other folks lament less than sterling service. I have not had that experience. This is not a 5 stars dining establishment,...More

1  Thank 775,123,455,667,775
Reviewed May 24, 2016

If you like barbecue, don't miss this "hole-in-the-wall"! Food is really good and servings are substantial. The restaurant is not fancy, more of a country or "old stage coach stop" feel; prices are inexpensive to moderate. Reservations not required.

1  Thank Rtrudellsen
Reviewed May 21, 2016

When we moved into the area 20 years ago this was the hot place for good BBQ. I was on the run so decided to pick up some to go items. Let me just say that the brisket and pork smelled great in the box...More

Thank 2Travelers43
Reviewed May 5, 2016

This is my first time to Waldo's. Let me say that the chicken and ribs deserve a 5 star rating but the overall experience was a 3 for me. We were seated quickly- it looks like a tiny kind of rundown building and there isn't...More

Thank Tina R
Reviewed May 4, 2016

I enjoy Waldo's for 4 reasons: 1) It is not a chain restaurant, 2) the food is great!, 3) it is a really fun atmosphere with all the unique signs on the walls, and 4) great service!

Thank byuaceman
Reviewed April 26, 2016

When we want good BBQ, Waldo's is our choice. Excellent food, friendly staff and some funky atmosphere make it an enjoyable experience. From the pig by the road to the "sorry we're open" sign, you can get a flavor of their ambience. But don't let...More

Thank Dann L
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Very good food, servers very happy and enjoying their job. Food was delicious, hot when served and didn't have to wait forever to get served, even though they were busy didn't have to wait on a table

Thank Judi H
Reviewed April 25, 2016

My son purchased 2 sampler dinners to bring to my home for us to share on my birthday. That gave us a total of 6 meats and several sides. It all was more than ample for our 2 dinners. He left me with most of...More

Thank brucel641
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Yummy super tender and lived the sauce! Heated up great in the oven in foil. Definitely will go by again to pick up dinner to take home. Cute place too!

Thank BeachWere
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Tom S
What kind of BBQ sauce do they have ?
March 25, 2017|
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Response from MisterMikeTheGreat | Reviewed this property |
The kind of smoky-semi-sweet that pairs perfectly with the ribs and brisket!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $65
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, 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: +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!