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Honey Bears Barbeque

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2824 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1019
602-279-7911
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Expected Better

From the beautiful Country style look of the building, to the delicious sound of "Honey Bears Barbecue" I was really excited about dining there, at first. Yet, the moment I walked into a Slow, Sloppy & Rude customer service, that excitement died. Prices were ridiculous, took over 30minutes to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Skippy2Rad
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Canton, Ohio, United States
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Phoenix
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't like pork so I like that this place has good BBQ pulled chicken sandwiches. Also, their fries are great. But make sure if you want fries you go to the one on Central because I'm not sure if all their locations have them. Nice people and friendly service. I'll be back.

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Thank escoop
Omaha, Nebraska
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91 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the ribs and did not like them very much because we like a dry bbq and theirs came covered in sauce and we too fatty for our tastes. The fries and Mac n' cheese were not so good either. We left about half of what we ordered. The service and staff were very nice.

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Thank Beth B
Canton, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

From the beautiful Country style look of the building, to the delicious sound of "Honey Bears Barbecue" I was really excited about dining there, at first. Yet, the moment I walked into a Slow, Sloppy & Rude customer service, that excitement died. Prices were ridiculous, took over 30minutes to get mine &my boyfriends food which was only (2 bbq pulled... More 

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Thank Skippy2Rad
Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The benefit to eating at this restaurant is being served by pleasant staff with good tasting food. There is ample parking alongside the restaurant also.

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Thank Ginny723
Port Huron, Michigan
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156 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We were staying near by and ate here due to convenience. The food is served by ordering at a counter and then carrying to your table. The place was pretty full for lunch but we found a table and asked to have it wiped. The food was very fast. The staff friendly although rushed. Most of our party had the... More 

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Thank Sm00thtravel
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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152 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Disclaimer: I'm from NC, BBQ capital of the world with not one but two unique BBQ styles; Eastern NC and Lexington Style. I was curious as to what I might find in the center of Arizona's largest city as it relates to BBQ. Now, the best BBQ places in my state are not fancy and as a matter of fact,... More 

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Thank Ted K
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

So we go here often. But our last visit didn't go as always. The ribs are smaller and the sauce is a little spicier. The kids taking orders have an attitude of not wanting to be there. The tables were dirty. What's going on here.

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Thank nvmcmarissa
jusserchn
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at Honey Bears for years and the pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw and cowbro beans keep calling me back. The food is fresh and service is friendly. The downtown location gets really busy on weekdays during lunch. Also try thier hotlink sandwich, it's great. Highly recommend.

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Thank jusserchn
Phoenix, Arizona
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you are in the mood for barbeque in Central Phoenix, and willing to accept the fact that your are NOT in Texas, this place has something on the menu for you. We are talking ribs, chicken or beef served with endless quantities of tasty BBQ sauce. The setting is informal and the food is served on red plastic trays.... More 

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Thank IllyCoffeeDrinkers
Temecula, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice little walk up BBQ place the Pork ribs were incredible. Now this not some white cloth table place and the tables are from a old chain restaurant the had moved on.

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Thank PLCMike

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2824 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1019
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
  • Neighborhood: Encanto
  • Phone Number: 602-279-7911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 16
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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

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