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Joe's Real BBQ

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301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
+1 480-503-3805
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casual, comfy, and great food in a large, well organized BBQ joint. I had to get the sampler so I could try a variety of the meats. All of them were quite well done. My only regret it that I couldn't get through the platter, and didn't get to eat the leftovers before leaving Arizona

Thank Carol K
Chandler, Arizona
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed their Arizona style BBQ. If you don't mind cafeteria style , the home/ family atmosphere is good. Is it just me, or did the portions shrink, as the prices rose?

Thank TheFoodAvenger
Phoenix, Arizona
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128 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. The meat is slow cooked to perfection and I'm a huge fan of the BBQ sauce; which you can get sweet or spicy. Don't let the long line scare you - it goes fast. Great friendly service. The only thing I would love for them to do differently is to put the drink fountain somewhere where... More 

Thank NaomiBTravelin
Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joe's has great reviews on Google and Tripadvisor for a reason...it's really good BBQ at a very decent price. The location is in Gilbert in a very unique area that has some other fun restaurants so there's a nice vibe overall. The restaurant itself has a ton of inside seating and plenty of outside seating. I had the brisket and... More 

Thank aclone
Gilbert, Arizona
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite place to eat. The ambiance is refreshing; the people working there are extremely friendly and the music is so soothing. The food is awesome, the meat is always flavorful.

Thank KalliMilli
Blm, il
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As far as barbecue, it does not get any better. It's a must stop when passing through or regular visit for those in the area. My one and only suggestion would be do not sit in the booths running along the wall from the door. When the line for ordering backs up along the booths, people are hip to your... More 

Thank RizMz
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great family place and excellent barbecue- for the guys they wished they could have had a beer with that delicious meat!

Thank KEButler
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best BBQ in Phoenix in the quaint downtown Gilbert. My favorite is the sliced beef brisket. I like it best since there is just a little bit of BBQ sauce but of course you can add more. It gives you more options. Whereas the regular maximum BBQ has the sauce already added. Has great sides too.

Thank Donna L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and quick service. The walk-up take out window is a welcome option for those who call ahead so they don't have to wait in line to pick up their order inside. The line does move extremely fast so don't get discouraged from trying this place if you see it wrapping around the building.

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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Don't try the "I dare you" hot sauce unless you really, really like it HOT. Staff was friendly. Would go back

Thank Richard S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Gilbert
  • Phone Number: +1 480-503-3805

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?