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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Gold Canyon, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting this restaurant is always an enjoyable experience. The food is great and the staff as well. A favorite place of our to eat.

Thank 797conniev
Gilbert, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I find that the meat, though they have a good flavor...are always dry. The side dishes lack flavor that they deserve...Mac & Cheese is the worst--very lackluster and disappointing. The slaw is beyond help---it so needs pickle juice, pepper and salt.

Thank rawlinsgirl
Tempe, Arizona
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402 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lines get long and extremely quickly. It's a little discombobulated as everything is set up cafeteria style. If you forget anything - good luck trying to maneuver to get it! That includes a soda refill. I will admit that BBQ isn't my one of my favorite cuisines so it's hard to be impartial on something you don't truly enjoy. The... More 

Thank Hannahbears_mom
Sun Lakes
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Joe's is located in downtown Gilbert and has been there for years and years. Many new restaurants have been added but Joe's remains a favorite. You can eat inside or outside. The Beef Brisket is my favorite but everything is GREAT! It is close, easy walking distance, from the Hale Theater so make a night of it - a great... More 

Thank suzannewiggins
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is my third time to this bbq resteraunt and I will sum it up as "consistant ". I love bbq and have not found another local place for good bbq. Living in Alb. I have a local spot that is excellent both for taste and price and I use that as my guide. The sides are excellent even to... More 

Thank garysl2016
St. Albert, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Joe's many times and the food is always great. The location in Gilbert is great for a family meal!

Thank RubenJeff8
Oakville, Canada
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are visiting family in Chandler, Arizona and we ordered from Joe's Real BBQ for our New Year's Eve dinner. It was absolutely delicious! We had beef brisket, roast chicken dark meat, chicken breast, pulled pork and ribs. My favorite was the brisket but really all of it was just great! For me the only negative was the ribs as... More 

Thank VikLawr
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very tasty and large portions. Very long lines during lunch and dinner, but worth the wait. Very nice country setting and seating outside is wonderful.

Thank Michael and Deb... T
Fargo, North Dakota
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good ribs, great pulled pork and salads. Bit of a wait in line. Fast once you get to the counter. Sides were great. Ribs were a little on the dry side. Sauce was excellent, but only 2 choices. Rustic seating on long tables and benches. Lots of outside seating. Only pop and water to drink.

Thank tiwahl
Gilbert, Arizona
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The barbecue was pretty decent, but the sides were unacceptable and bland. The barbecue sauce is excellent! The staff are great. The atmosphere is very laid-back.

Thank Lawdrum

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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?