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Waldo's BBQ

4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
+1 480-807-1645
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sampler” (21 reviews)
“cornbread” (37 reviews)
“pulled pork” (29 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While my favorite order is Baby Back Ribs with fried okra, the BBQ sauce is to die for. Cannot get enough of it--good thing they bring a cast iron skillet full upon request. So good. Also recommend the sweet potato fries and mac & cheese...More

Thank slkendall2012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good smoked brisket with sauce on the side. You get to decide how much sauce you want! Ooh, so good! While waiting for your order you can read some of the signs covering the walls.

Thank 834bettye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to Waldo's fairly often. The BBQ is good - a great selection for everyone (my favorite is the pulled pork). Good sides too. And the price is very good.

Thank Fsh4Fn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here twice for lunch over the last two weeks. Great service in this funky tourist trap strip mall. Prices are unbelievably low. Nice crowd both times. Giant iced tea, huge slice of cornbread as a courtesy side dish. I had the pulled pork...More

Thank johnvback
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner with family. Menu was wonderful had something for everyone. The Blackened Catfish was wonderful, the pulled pork and country ribs were to die for, the sides of coleslaw, fried okra horseradish mashed potatoes were very tasty. Great margaritas and cold beer... only...More

Thank cherbear6000
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Waldo's always has Good BBQ. The signs on the wall are always worth a trip for lunch. Brisket is great and probably their best BBQ option.

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 4 August 2017

First timer at Waldo's and much disappointed in a few things but very surprised by others. I placed a take-out order tonight for the Super Sampler so we could try several meats. The pros: 1/4 lb. baby back pork ribs were amazing! I dislike ribs...More

Thank Joeysdoll
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Gotta love Waldo's!! Be sure to browse and enjoy the visit... read the signs, chat with neighbors and enjoy a fine meal in a relaxed environment. Take home some for later...since the craving will remain...

Reviewed 1 July 2017

I stopped in for my first time. I got a regular sized brisket sandwich and a regular sized pulled chicken sandwich. Both cost $9. I also got a side of potato salad and a side of cole slaw. The meat was tender and juicy and...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We've been Waldo's customers for a couple of decades and the BBQ has always been top notch. Certainly not as good as some BBQ joints in TX, but still decent for the Phoenix area. Stopped in over the weekend and was disappointed at how unappetizing...More

1  Thank AzDEAT
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Tom S
25 March 2017|
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Response from MisterMikeTheGreat | Reviewed this property |
The kind of smoky-semi-sweet that pairs perfectly with the ribs and brisket!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-807-1645
  • E-mail
Best Local Barbecue in the State of Arizona. Smoked meats that make your mouth water; side dishes that are never ending; and a friendly staff to boot! Come on down to taste it for yourself!
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