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“Best barbecue in the area”

Bryan's Black Mountain BBQ
Ranked #4 of 78 Restaurants in Cave Creek
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Prairie Village, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Best barbecue in the area”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Although it is hard to find ANY in the area. Being from the KC area ourselves, we are always hesitant to even try BBQ out of town, because it is so often disappointing compared to what we are used to. Someone told us about this place, so we gave it a try. To our surprise, it was very good. This place could succeed in KC, and that is saying a lot. Pulled pork sandwich was our favorite. Very casual place, but nice and clean.

  • Visited April 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Tasty, Tender and Terrific”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Found this place to be very good. Yeah it's a bit pricey but it's worth it. I always get the beef brisket and fries. Tender and the BBQ sauce is super tasty. Tried the ribs twice, not as good a little tough. The pulled chicken is also good. The Owner is always there cooking and making sure everything is up to standards. They also have the amazing coke machine where you can choose from many, many different drinks. You can sit inside where they have old western decor and an old western movie running or you can sit outside, there are table then there is a bar that circle a saguaro. A must eat at place!

  • Visited May 2014
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Excellent bbq!”
Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Excellent BBQ! Moist, good flavor. Loved the sides! Potato salad really good. Sweet jalapeño had a little bite but contrast good. Lots of meat on the ribs, pulled pork excellent,

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Crystal Lake, IL
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best in AZ?”
Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

A few key factors for a place I really wanted to rate higher because the service was excellent.
1. If you are accustomed to and prefer the kind of BBQ sauce you get back east then you will be disappointed. Here it is more of a tomato paste-like sauce and not , say, Famous Dave's.
2. The pulled chicken was dry, and it had too little amount of sauce.
3. When you think "rolls" think hamburger buns, and they were on the dry side.

I'd recommend both the beef brisket and the potato salad. The brisket was very tender and flavorful. The potato salad is dill-based and not too creamy. The beans? My wife loved them but to me the sauce was odd.

Overall it was OK and I might even go back. But if this is the best in Arizona then there is plenty of opportunity in this state.

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Thank StuwArt
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Westport, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice surprise in such a small town”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Based upon the recommendation of friends who live locally, we visited Bryan's on the last night of our vacation and we are glad we did. We tried the pulled pork sandwich and the pulled pork and brisket meal. Portions are large and prices are reasonable. The potato salad is great - just enough dill so as not to overpower. My husband got the coleslaw with his meal - neither of us cared for it, and when he told the person on the counter, they happily gave him fries instead. The fries are hand cut and fresh - and again, a large portion. If you are in the mood for great barbecue in a pretty town, Bryan's is the place you are looking for!

  • Visited May 2014
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