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$8 - $32
American, Barbecue, Pub, Gastropub
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All reviews baby back ribs brisket fried chicken mac and cheese fries sandwiches complimentary cornbread gf options entire meal outdoor seating main course happy hour server tender yummy bite appetizers
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Placed my order through a delivery app. Ordered the beef ribs and wings. The quality of the ribs was excellent. The ribs were not full of fatty meat which was great and the portion was generous for the price. Unlike some restaurants that provide a...one bone rib that is full of fatty meat. Flavor and seasoning is excellent. This is a must try if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 10, 2022

Loved the food! Loved the service! Lots of yummy gluten free options! Our server was Alise and she was so friendly and knowledgeable! This restaurant has gluten free options like fried chicken and she happily answered all our questions! It’s hard to find a place...that almost everything on the menu is gf. We had the pulled pork sandwich-yum! Friend chicken-so good! Fried green tomatoes-delish! They have an extensive drink menu too! Fun spot!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

Best cornbread I’ve ever had. Server was fabulous. All food really good. Loved the baby back ribs. Enjoyed the patio. Recommended

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed February 21, 2022

Terrible service and bland, cold food. Drinks were not brought out until 30 minutes after we sat down. We had to ask another server if we could get the tap beer we ordered. Pulled pork sandwiches were very bland and cold. Asked for mac and...cheese with bacon added. Server went back to the kitchen to check on it and never came back out! We were charged for it. We also had to ask for the sauces to be placed on table. Food expensive for the quality. Would never recommend to anyone!! Go somewhere else.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed November 21, 2021 via mobile

Great food and cool drink selection. Drinks were a little pricey but good if you want to splurge. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed. We ate outside. Friendly staff as well.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed July 22, 2021 via mobile

Detailed Review: First off, finding a restaurant to please a family of four with varying tastes is difficult, but this one did. Loved everything about it. It's a small restaurant with outdoor seating (maybe only about 4-5 tables inside so I imagine it can get...crowded, we went on a weekday so it was fairly empty. Food- great selection of options, obvious southern barbecue in theme, but with enough variety to have something for everyone. Definitely not cheap but moderately priced (main course about $20 upt to mid $30s but sandwiches about $17) with nice portions. Cornbread is provided for the table, warm and so very good. We ordered wings and cornbread with fried chicken for apps and we ate every crumb. Service was impeccable, really only a server and bartender so again on a busier night it could be different. Worth noting - I also chose this place because it was well stocked with whiskey and brandy, which is right up my husband's ally. It was and the drinks were perfection. I had a drink called C'est La Vie (heaven, must try if you go). Location - not in downtown Scottsdale so you would drive. About 10 minutes away.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 7, 2021

Stellar service! Good food, and cocktails. Decent sized portions, a variety of menu items to choose from.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 3, 2021 via mobile

Amazing! Everything from the cocktails, to the food and the great exceptional service. The Lima con coco, was by far the one of the best cocktails I have had. It was refreshing, smooth and nothing like I’ve ever had before. Complimentary cornbread before your meal,...which was nice and hot. I had the Pulled Pork Sandwich and it was good to the very last bite. Our server was attentive and very knowledgeable of the cocktails and sauces available. Our only regret is not coming here sooner.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed March 27, 2021

Dined here for happy hour drinks/appetizers, and then dinner. These guys know what they're doing, and do it so well-- casual, friendly yet expert service. Loved the grilled sweet potatoes and grilled cauliflower-- must haves! Unique Sangria-- a bit too intense but still good; loved...my lean but tender brisket, but hubby's meatloaf was a bit too salty for us. Still, we're looking forward to returning again next year when we pass through this area. It's a gem!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 18, 2021

Had the chopped brisket sandwich. While they call it chopped, it's really a sliced brisket sandwich but regardless, it is very good. Had Mac & cheese and an order of jalapeño grits. Everything was good and I'll be back. The bar is comfortable and a...great spot for an early happy hour.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 12, 2021 via mobile

We were staying at an Airbnb walking distance to this restaurant so we ordered takeout. The fried chicken dinner was not good. Blah and dry, no seasoning at all. The cheeseburger on the other hand was delicious. I would recommend going somewhere else!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 6, 2021 via mobile

we are all out of towners and have had some great meals while in the Phoenix area, but we really wanted bbq. Found Starlight on Yelp and it was all that and a side of Mac and cheese!! We had the cauliflower appetizer, which, btw,...is an entire meal if you are vegetarian, the baby back ribs, brisket and hot fried chicken. All of it was superb! The service was equally great. Attentive and friendly but just got the feeling everyone really cared that you had a good time and enjoyed the food. To anyone considering their meal, don’t think twice, just go. You will not be disappointed!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 8, 2021 via mobile

We went to Starlite BBQ because we saw they have a lot of gluten free options. Wow!! We had the gluten free fried chicken and the brisket. You would never know the chicken was gluten free and the brisket was so tender you could cut...it with a fork. Seriously heavenly food! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed March 1, 2020

An open front bar with long picnic type tables out front. And really excellent BBQ ribs, both beef and baby back. Melt in your mouth corn bread. Very decent prices. Nice people.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 14, 2020

My wife picked this when our first choice was booked up. Very happy with the ribs. She loved the fried pickle chips. We were both disappointed with the Mac N Cheese with jalapeños. Bland and boring, and the jalapeños were sweet, not spicy or even...vinegary. IMHO jalapeños should NEVER be sweet, they should provide spice & bite. With the blandness of the dish the sweet jalapeños simply added insult to injury. But don’t let that deter you if you like bbq.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Starlite BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4