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“Great BBQ”

Big John's Texas BBQ
Ranked #2 of 58 Restaurants in Page
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $17
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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!
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

A nice surprise in the middle of Page. Good food and pleasant service. Nothing like sandwiches at a gas station!

  • Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“What a great surprise! Yummy, fun, & a great deal!”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

We took a ride down the main drag to fins a place to feed our family of five and came across this former gas station turned restaurant. What a great place. It's basic, delicious, and a great deal. We were there on a tuesday nite, and they had great live music that set the mood brilliantly. Picnic tables are under the original canopy. We ordered pulled pork sandwiches with cole slaw & the best pork n beans we've ever had, the kids had $5 kid meals which were smaller versions of the regular menu, not the usual garbage found on a kid menu. To feed a family of five well for $35 is a rare thing indeed.

  • Visited August 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“nothing special”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

I have eaten at this place twice. It was ok. The beef brisket is a little tough. I thought the side dishes were better than the brisket. Price was not bad for a in season tourist town $9 for a sandwitch and two sides.

  • Visited July 2012
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Casa Grande, Arizona
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279 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“OK”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Nothing special about the barbecue. The sauce is a little warm, which is OK, the beans were very good, service is slow.

Visited August 2012
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Page, Arizona
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“I was wrong”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Clarified with Big John's that they don't use MSG and have eaten there many times since with no similar feelings. Chow remains great. This Trip Advisor system wouldn't let me enter an update until 30 days had passed. No clue why?

What I like about Big John's over the other BBQ place in town is that Big John's DOES NOT preseason the BBQ. I get to choose how I wanna season it and for me that's leave it plain. The BBQ itself is succulent without seasoning.

Not sure why folks say there are small portions. My pork BBQ sandwiches always have an extra handful or two of pork falling out of them.

  • Visited August 2012
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