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Big John's Texas BBQ

$$ - $$$American, , Barbecue
153 S Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ 86040
+1 928-645-3300
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (282 reviews)
“potato salad” (128 reviews)
“sampler plate” (116 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
153 S Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ 86040
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a simple restaurant, located half indoors and half outdoors with their grill on the road, produce such an amazing flavorful beef and chicken.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank dmirtyr
Reviewed 4 days ago

I usually drop by this BBQ place when I am in Page taking friends to Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon. We love this place and the variety of the menu choices. We are not BBQ experts, but the dishes were tasty, flavorful and plentiful too....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Arnold C
angiec761, Owner at Big John's Texas BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

WOW, thank you for a great review and for being a repeat customer, we appreciate you!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had heard lots of good things about this place, so I expected it to be outstanding. I’d say it’s pretty average barbecue. They’re only open seasonally (closed for winter), so be sure to check their days open before planning a visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kimgarrison74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fast and friendly service with quality food. Great selection of meats and I really enjoyed the cole slaw (and typically not much of a fan). Definitely worth the stop after a day at the lake or canyon!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tina D
Reviewed December 11, 2018

loved every bit of this restaurant. visited with my family thanksgiving week- 20 minute wait to sit outside was worth it, albeit cold. the atmosphere was great, service was excellent. what a fun, happy, place. keep up the great work...and awesome tasting food!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We came here cause some friends suggested us. All the meat is smoked and cooked on site and it is spectacularly tasty. The servers are great and very friendly, the service was very quick. We had ribs, pulled pork, brisket, slaw and cowboy beans. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Davi85Travel
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely one of the best in the world if you want great food from awesome people this is a must visit everything is fantastic you will not regret it amazing and very tasty

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tonyespin
Reviewed November 29, 2018

We probably are picky on this place coming from Texas! Yes, you get a backet of peanuts to start with, texan artifacts and BBQ. We think that portions are far too small for the price, or price is high for the portion! Service is friendly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank onova2014
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Parking was difficult so we had a short walk to the restaurant. Arrived about 7:30pm and the place was jumping. Approach the desk and they'll ask you if you want to eat inside or out , then direct you to the appropriate queue.We opted to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LiciaW
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Des ribs fumes délicieux, accompagnements excellent (beans). Le service au top. Congrats, keep going! And the waiter was very close, nice and fast.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 406c_dricl
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June 2, 2018|
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Response from Michelin T | Reviewed this property |
I don’t understand French but I think you were asking if you need a reservation. They don’t take reservations however, we were going with a big group and I called to tell them. For big groups tgey like to sit you outside in... More
November 18, 2017|
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Response from angiec761 | Property representative |
Hi We will be closed Nov 27th thru Jan 31st 2018. Thanks, Angie
July 6, 2017|
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Response from JC F | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Friday night and there was a live band next to the patio. You have to call them to see if they allow dogs. I don't remember seeing any when I went.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $17
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 S Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ 86040
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Page
  • Phone Number: +1 928-645-3300
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Big John’s will be closed for the winter from December 1st, 2018 through January 31st, 2019. We will reopen on February 1st, 2019 and look forward to serving you then. Big John's Texas BBQ is a family owned barbeque joint who brings a BIG taste of Texas to Arizona. We slow smoke our meats on wood for hours... You DO NOT need a reservation, just come on down! Our restaurant is closed each winter in December and January.
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