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Joe's Real BBQ

301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
+1 480-503-3805
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (109 reviews)
“cheesy potatoes” (48 reviews)
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301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here during their quiet time of the day (mid-afternoon). There were 4 of us. I had pulled pork with potato salad. Another had smoked turkey with a side salad. And, two others enjoyed their beef brisket - one with coleslaw and one with...More

Thank 2004Retired
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has not only REAL imported Idaho bakers for dinner, Joe often hisself greets you and makes sure you are a happy customer. Homemade root beer is good, almost as good as my own. Love this place.

Thank Riley L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times and have never been impressed. The brisket is always dry, the macaroni and cheese is bland, everything is overpriced for the quality. Honestly the bread was our favorite part.

Thank Andrea E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Everything is great but we really love the cornbread! My kids love sitting outside at the picnic tables. Also great for takeout! Love the pick up window. It's so convenient!

Thank andriacs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My in laws took us out for lunch and when they said we were going for BBQ in AZ my expectations were not very high. I was never so happy to be wrong before. It was amazing!!!! I got the sampler platter, I think it...More

Thank Teabop12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was PACKED when I visited there, and there was very long line snaking around the block leading into their door. When I snooped around, I found out that they're giving out free dinners to customers on their anniversary. The lines moved reasonably fast...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

While you might not consider Metro Phoenix a BBQ me a, don’t miss Joe’s Real BBQ in Gilbert. An institution for over 20 years it only seems to get better. All of the meat is pecan roasted and it could not be better. The sides...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

First time to the Gilbert area and I was told I needed to try Joe's BBQ. The food was good but a little pricey. I had the bbq sandwich pulled pork and corn. I didnt care for the potato salad though. I will definitely make...More

Thank oda01
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I love this place! This is the first place I eat every time I’m in town. I have never had a complaint about the food or service and I’ve eaten here several times a year since 2000.

Thank wandayb
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful meal at Joes. I had the shredded brisket in sauce and it was delicious. My husband had the ribs and he really liked them. The sides were coleslaw and the beet salad. They were both very fresh but the flavors were average not a...More

Thank Liz H
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20 December 2017|
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Response from joesrealbbq | Property representative |
As others have pointed out, the shortest lines are between lunch and dinner (230-430). But don't be alarmed by long lines. The crew keeps things moving along and we know you'll be seated - with your food - well before any... More
Sandy S
8 May 2017|
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Response from tennore | Reviewed this property |
No reservatios are allowed you must wait in line to eat the .line moves quickly ,plan on waiting 10 minutes to several hours
Sandy S
8 May 2017|
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Response from Douglas A | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations. Sometimes, the line winds half-way around the block, but it's worth the wait! And it moves pretty quickly. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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