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Joe's Real BBQ

Joe's Real BBQ

BBQ Joint$$$$
Heritage District, Gilbert
  • Brent B.
    "Great BBQ, but the homemade root beer is the best!"(9 Tips)
    Charlene K.
    "If you love rootbeer you must try their homemade rootbeer."(4 Tips)
    "The root beer cake is super yummy"(4 Tips)
    Yessenia G.
    "best bbq in Az!! beef brisket and baked potatoes are the best"(3 Tips)
113 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • root beer
  • mac & cheese
  • pulled pork
  • ribs
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  • Tim R.
    Tim RoanSeptember 2
    Try the sampler platter, mac n cheese, and cheesy potatoes. So delicious!!!
  • Betina
    BetinaJuly 22
    Been here 5+ times
    Never a disappointment. the house root beer.Don't be intimidated by long lines, they move fast.
  • Kenneth M.
    Joe's Real BBQ is a very unique experience. I love the food and the rustic restaurant in the heart of Gilbert's Heritage District.
  • Lilli F.
    Pulled pork, brisket, roasted turkey & chicken, ribs, max & cheese and the cheesy potatoes - yum! The bbq sauces are divine!
  • Nick B.
    Nick BastianFebruary 26
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the sampler plate. SO good.
  • Cari J.
    Cari Jaksha CanningDecember 17, 2015
    Awesome brisket, ribs, great staff!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SNovember 28, 2015
    Everything here is pretty great, although their prices are a bit high. My personal favorites are the hot links and sauced brisket, with mac and cheese. Ribs aren't amazing b
    Upvoted Sep 24
  • Nin N.
    Nin NOctober 21, 2015
    Love their sauce and also you get ten bucks for your birthday
  • Olivia M.
    Olivia McGannSeptember 29, 2015
    The mac and cheese was really good! Also cornbread all day.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HollerSeptember 19, 2015
    Root beer cake
  • Andy F.
    Andy FrancoJuly 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best BBQ I've had in Arizona! The pulled pork sandwich, ribs, stuffed potato baker, the meat combo, Mac and cheese, baked beans, and apple cobbler are all great. Try the root beer!!!
  • Andy L.
    Andy LJune 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite BBQ spot. I always get the chopped brisket and pulled pork, w/ a homemade root beer, it's consistently very good. Also, the mac & cheese is the best in town. Worth a stop.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Lucia D.
    Ribs and their bbq sauce❤️ it.
  • Jenifer L.
    Jenifer LambertApril 14, 2015
    The chicken is unbelievably moist. BBQ sauce is one of the best I've ever had. Not too sweet.
  • Eddie K.
    Eddie KoranekMarch 31, 2015
    The chicken was super dry. Everything else was delicious! Awesome Mac n cheese!
  • Heather B.
    Heather ButlerMarch 20, 2015
    Everything is fantastic
  • Michael D.
    Michael DryerFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Sampler Platter
  • Angela H.
    Angela HFebruary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome Food!
  • Matt R.
    Matt RileyFebruary 1, 2015
    Truly the best BBQ in town. Worth the drive where ever you live in the valley.
  • Ed B.
    Ed BakerJanuary 28, 2015
    Ribs very good along with cheesy potatoes.
  • Brent B.
    Brent BrooksDecember 20, 2014
    Great BBQ, but the homemade root beer is the best!
  • lauren M.
    lauren MichellsDecember 18, 2014
    Kids meals are the best. Best family atmosphere and great food
  • Lisa D.
    Lisa DamstraNovember 27, 2014
    The loaded baked potato with brisket is delicious! Best BBQ around!
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchulzNovember 18, 2014
    The pulled pork sandwich was solid. The massive piece of cornbread with butter that I can only assume is derived from crack was a game changer.
  • Megan
    MeganNovember 16, 2014
    Amazing food! I LOVE their coleslaw. Awesome atmosphere.
  • Taylor O.
    Taylor OrtliebSeptember 14, 2014
    Their homemade root beer was a total surprise that made my day!
  • Yessenia G.
    Yessenia GarciaSeptember 7, 2014
    best bbq in Az!! beef brisket and baked potatoes are the best
  • Nick B.
    Nick BastianAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Mac n cheese shouldn't even be legal... #yum
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesAugust 5, 2014
    Ribs: Think of them as meat lollipops thick with tangy barbecue sauce, tender from being lovingly slow-smoked over pecan logs, and served up with mac 'n' cheese and/or any of a number of other sides. Read more
  • Susie M.
    Susie MartynMay 17, 2014
    Go anytime--but when the weather is beautiful, sit on the patio
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DulanskyApril 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They have gluten-free buns now!!
  • David L.
    David LearyFebruary 1, 2014
    If you are in a hurry.... Use the outside walk up window!
  • Tim H.
    Tim HeuerDecember 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Two meat turkey/ribs is the winner. Love the turkey. Don't be a wimp and be sure to try the hot sauce!
  • Jacob-Kiki H.
    Jacob-Kiki HantlaDecember 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The only problem is that it is always packed. Lines regularly going out's that good
  • Megan C.
    Megan CampbellNovember 18, 2013
    Sit outside for extra room to spread out. The soda machine is inconveniently placed, but the homemade root beer is to die for!
  • Taylor H.
    Taylor HoutsNovember 17, 2013
    By far the best BBQ I have ever had! I love ordering to go, and picking it up at the cute little window outside! The people are hilarious and their chicken is the best you'll ever have!!
  • Luke M.
    Luke MooneyNovember 13, 2013
    Joe's BBQ is a VERY popular place in Gilbert (and for good reason). As a result, it is often quite crowded. I recommend going for lunch or early dinner, if possible, to avoid the evening rush.
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesNovember 4, 2013
    You won't go wrong no matter what you order, but popular items include the ribs, ham, baked beans, and of course, the homemade root beer. Read more
  • Anthony
    AnthonyOctober 10, 2013
    Best Mac & Cheese you'll ever have!!!
  • Betina
    BetinaSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always worth the ride from Ahwatukee and worth the wait. Should there be a line, sometimes to the door or out, it moves quickly... and it's so worth it!!
  • Danica K.
    Danica KumlerAugust 12, 2013
    Love The Walk-Up Window! Pulled Pork Is My Fav. W/ Mac N' Cheese & A Root-beer Float!
  • Bill J.
    Bill JayAugust 7, 2013
    Great ribs
  • Keaton
    KeatonAugust 4, 2013
    You will be amazed by the root beer cake and you can only get it at Joe's BBQ.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SwartzAugust 4, 2013
    "The pulled pork here is the best. Also, if you don't know what you want, just get the sliders (chicken/turkey/pork) -- some of everything. Oh and food is free on your b-day."
  • Per R.
    Per R.July 28, 2013
    Love their homemade root beer! Their cheesy potatoes and Mac n cheese were good too!
  • Melissa
    MelissaJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The root beer cake is super yummy
  • Shaun S.
    Shaun SawyerJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food! Love the homemade root beer.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BantonJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The best ribs and pork. Get this picture.
  • Doug B.
    Doug BruhnkeJuly 4, 2013
    Mesquite smoked sausage is the best there is.
  • Grace C.
    Grace CaliseJune 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Disappointed. . We ordered Mac and cheese to be told the wait was 5 min after 3 trips to the counter to be told 5 more min ea time. We finished out meal and still no Mac n cheese. No more joes for me
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