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The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market)

9393 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1500
+1 480-513-8186
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (66 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (6 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00 Hours
American, Diner, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
9393 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1500
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market)
1. Love this place!
"Don’t miss this place!"
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2. Best @@chili@@ ever.
"Fun place. The staff was friendly and helpful"
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3. Best bbq you'll ever eat
"Everything was very delicious"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Casual dining, great food,(especially the brisket) Featured in an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dive. Unique location is sandwiched in the same building between a gas station and car wash. Don't let that scare you away.

Thank Walter G
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to the Phx metro area my Bff and I found Toms Thumb. We were looking for places on the DDD show with Guy Fiere... TT is Scottsdale jewel in the desert. Who would have thought in a gas station/car wash?? Upon...More

2  Thank bobbic200
The_Thumb, General Manager at The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market), responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Hi Bobbi - Sounds like we can add you and your BF to the long list of "raving fans" of The Thumb! "Best BBQ Ever...Holy Cow...and Wow" - you've said it all! Thanks and I know we'll see you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 2 days ago

I first visited in Oct 2017 on my own. The 2nd time around I brought 11 of my friends as this was the last stop of our golf trip before we hit the airport. Once again, it did not disappoint and I was excited to...More

Thank Polishpal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I came to have my car washed and had dinner while I waited. I had the pulled pork platter with BBQ beans and macaroni & cheese. There was also corn bread. All were delicious! The pulled pork was so tender and flavorful. The beans and...More

Thank Rivercitykitty
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the second time I’ve gotten the Pulled Pork sandwich and I can’t get excited about it like others seem to. Both times, the pork has good flavor but is dry, inconsistent (hard, burnt bites followed by decent bites followed by chunks of inedible...More

Thank ccollman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever been to The Thumb? It is a truly unique location in North Scottsdale. Right next to the Ice Den, it looks (from the outside) like a gas station and car wash, but inside is a wonderful restaurant, a from-scratch bakery, a wine shop, a...More

Thank mhkolmanaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun atmosphere. Did get the car washed while we waited for our order of really good bar-be-cue! Truly laid back, but would have liked more comfortable seating for our eat-in order. Nice options for my vegetarian wife!

1  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my son, his wife and my grandsons after a hockey game at the Ice Den. Joshua ( my son) ordered the Cuban Sandwich (Smoked pulled pork, ham, Swiss, mayo, mustard, pickles on ciabatta roll).…Judson (grandson) ordered the two-meat platter that was served with...More

1  Thank lkph48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw this place on Diners Drive Inns & Dives and had to give it a try. So yummy and fun. Pigs & grits are great & my hubby had the 3 tacos which were great too. Good service and great people. Really fun gift...More

Thank Marilyn P
The_Thumb, General Manager at The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market), responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Marilyn - I have nothing to add...other than thank you for the detailed review. This really allows others a glimpse into all we do here at The Thumb. Much appreciated and see you soon! Mike.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first time there ,very different for resturant food was great ,will go back again,car wash,gift shop its all there

Thank marty1440
The_Thumb, General Manager at The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market), responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Marty - Great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you soon, and please tell a friend! Mike.

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Dave J
28 December 2017|
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Response from Dave J | Reviewed this property |
so after all that hype that they always want to make things better. still no response after givi g mike the manager my email address. this is hilarious
lynda B
22 November 2016|
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Response from The_Thumb | Property representative |
Yes we do! Come by and see us - thank you for the inquiry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9393 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1500
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-513-8186
  • E-mail
Locally owned and operated, our Award-Winning BBQ Bistro and Car Wash are worth the trip. We make the ordinary - extraordinary! The common question - "Tell me how this all came to be?" It all started with the vision of Kipp - owner of The Thumb. Every day on his travels, either taking the kids to school or just doing daily tasks, Kipp passed by this vacant gas station here on Bell Road in Scottsdale. The idea - serve World Class BBQ in a gas station, and with a full-service car wash to boot...really?? Everyone thought he was crazy. You'd hear - "It'll never work," or "Great idea, but not here in Scottsdale." After some creative thinking, Kipp was up for the challenge of creating something truly "One-of-a-Kind." Well, he did just that, and the rest is history! Guy Fieri from Diners Drive-Ins and Dives calls us the "Funky Gas Station dishin' out da' bomb brisket!" Wayde and Brett from Tanked love our Brisket Stack and claim our BBQ is "second to none!" Established 2012.
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