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Honey Bears Barbeque

Camelback East
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5012 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-7007
(602) 273-9148
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

On the way home from Phoenix Zoo stopped for lunch. The food is so good, large portions, took home and had lunch the next day also. The ribs are the best I ever had and the sauce is heaven. The sides are large also, I chose the mac n cheese and red potato salad and they kept well. Must try... More 

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Thank Nora E
Toledo, Ohio
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Instead of Mexican food, try this BBQ joint; very close to Heard Museum; nothing too fancy, but very good Southern BBQ; we also tried the Mac and Cheese side. It was delicious! Not too creamy. Real cheese they used. They also added a tint of coarse black pepper to give it a good kick. We loved it!

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Thank Meadbakes
Mesa, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Good food reasonably priced, convenient to visit, friendly staff, good service. I visited a couple of times in the past with friends.

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Thank Mike N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Honey Bears was recommended to us by the clerk at the archeological museum for great local BBQ. For a group of 7, it was either here or Haps, but local won the day so off to Honey Bears we went. The food was good and alcoholic beverages were available ... So combo #3 and a beer was my choice. The... More 

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157 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Love their ribs and bbq sandwiches. Brings back the good ol' days. Get takeout and go to nearby Papago Park for a picnic. Peach cobbler is delightful.

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Thank Christy H
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

If you had the worst experience here, man your life is good. If you don't eat food Mexicans cook, man your probably starving. I like this bbq spot. Friendly staff every time I've gone in with fam, friends, and solo. Honey bears has been around for a while and hasn't let me down yet. The only thing is, it's a... More 

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Thank enrique A
Gilbert, Arizona
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Small portions, pricey compared to other BBQ places nearby, uses a vinegar-based sauce which I really hate, kinda dumpy inside.

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Thank Tom S
Arizona City, Arizona
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to eat. The food was good. It's a hole in the wall type place, but the staff was friendly, the price was reasonable and they give extra sauce for those of us that like allot of sauce. Just remember, you're not in Texas when you eat here so don't expect Texas style BBQ, expect a... More 

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Thank lmeastlack
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They are fast and efficient during a busy lunch. Food is as good as I had heard. I would recommend it.

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Thank Remi H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Customer service was terrible food nasty Mexicans cooking fake BBQ never waisting 14$ here rather be at golden corral

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5012 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-7007
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
  • Neighborhood: Camelback East
  • Phone Number: (602) 273-9148

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?