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Bill Johnson's Big Apple - CLOSED

3757 E van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-6903
+1 602-275-2107
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good52%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Jul 16, 2015
“Please have the Biscuits and Gravy!”
Jul 7, 2015
“Birth day celebration ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3757 E van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-6903
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Reviewed July 16, 2015

We and dinner there and their BBQ is great. However we went in the morning too and that was FANTASTIC! Everything was wonderful and so was the service. Please have the biscuits and gravy, it is the best I have ever had!

Thank ahbaggins
Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Great place. Have eaten here for years. Great place for steak and barbecue ribs. My favorite is the all you can eat ribs or steak.. and the bake beans are great. Wester style food relaxing environment. .

Thank Kanapolibob
Reviewed May 23, 2015

We went here on a Friday night and had the all you can eat fish & chips (fries) and the fish tasted so good and the batter nice and crispy. It is such a shame this place is closing down as it has a nice...More

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Fantastic barbequed chicken and all types of beef, brisket, & ribs. The barbeque sauce is one of the best ever, as are the leek mashed potatoes and homemade deserts. Yes the décor is somewhat dated but the pictures and history are amazing.

Thank Islanders2006
Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Back in the days of the Old West, ranch hands needed to fill up on carbs and proteins that would sustain them throughout a hard day of labor. By today's standards it just seems gluttonous. However, Bill Johnson's Big Apple caters to those with a...More

Thank MichelleJC7747
Reviewed March 31, 2015

We tried this place based on TA reviews. The decor....umm, must be original to the early 70s? The place was in dire need of a good cleaning. The tabletops were probably original, but just everything was dark and well, dirty. The pulled pork sandwich was...More

Thank chs80
Reviewed March 23, 2015

I came in for a quick lunch before a meeting. Ice tea was very fresh Their smoke house club on I guess Texas toast? Was one of the best clubs I have eaten. The place is old school western with really nice service

Thank Steven N
Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very fun retro decor, makes you feel you're in a fifties Western-style diner but we had fun looking at all the cool stuff they have. And omg, the food is great. Beer came with ice cold mugs and the BBQ Brisket was excellent. Crisp perfect...More

Thank Blondiemom64
Reviewed February 23, 2015

This 'classic' Phoenix restaurant still serves delicious food -- and lots of it. It's furnishings show their age, the 'knick-knacks' are a bit dated, but the barbeque is superb!

Thank RichardB562
Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We love going here. It's all around great food and family oriented. Something for everyone, although you'll be disappointed if you don't get the BBQ!

Thank IMO00
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  • Address: 3757 E van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-6903
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-275-2107
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