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“Great barbecue in fast-food atmosphere”

Brushfire BBQ Co East
Ranked #309 of 2,023 Restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

The barbecue here is excellent. Very tender; falls off the bone. The atmosphere is a bit noisy and the decor is like a large McDonald's. As with a fast-food joint, you order at a counter. But then a server brings your order to you. Unlike fast-food places, there's an excellent selection of draft beer. Great value and really good food. We'll be coming back soon.

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Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I'm a Famous Dave's kinda guy. However, this is hands down, the best BBQ joint in Tucson! Fair prices and great portions. You will not leave unsatisfied or hungry with this place. There really is no easy way to describe how good the BBQ is. Just trust me. Go try it! You'll love it! Oh and try the cinnamon tea! ;-)

Thank R. Thomas A
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Ok didn't get BBQ. Had ice cream. Couldn't add it in here but next door is an amazing place. They are connected and owned the same people.
They have a pork belly ice cream that is very interesting to say the least. But I went with half and half chocolate salted caramel malt. Yum!! Add a shot if whiskey and it's a Texas style desert

Thank Ash A
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

BBQ in Tucson - yeah, we have some One of the better places is Brushfire BBQ. Have eaten there in both locations and have never been disappointed. That probably why I continue to go back. No need to say more.
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Thank Mike R
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

This place came highly recommended by locals. Always a good sign. We were there simply to ask about catering but the place smelled heavenly and we were anxious to get our task done so we could eat. The owner personally sat down with us, walked us thru everything and then ordered sample platters for us so we could try everything and decide on our menu. Free! So, we basically enjoyed a free meal with the owner as he described each item. All the recipes are his and his partners. Simply fabulous. Everything we put in our mouths was outstanding. It was very difficult to choose. The owner offered very good advice about how to choose based on his years of experience. What is normally a frustrating, difficult task became a memorable event! We loved it so much that we went back for platters to take to a picnic the next day!

One thing that impressed us is the unique take on bbq they have. It is all authentic bbq developed here in Tucson. You can have any menu item dry or wet -with sauce on the side. There are several sauces to choose from. We loved the smokey chipotle and the sweet molasses, although all the sauces were fantastic.

There were several beverage choices including RC products and teas, including my favorite - prickly pear!

After our tasting we went next door for a scoop of ice cream. They make their own based on their own recipes. They will even customize orders for you. The encourage you to be creative! We had heard the "candied pork belly with maple and macadamia" was amazing. It did not disappoint! It is candied bacon pieces in maple ice cream with macadamia nuts. We thought it was a great finish to a great new bbq meal!

Every employee we encountered was very helpful and attentive. They all seemed to really love working there.

We can't wait for an excuse to go back!

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Thank G S
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