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The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market)

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Barbecue
9393 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1500
+1 480-513-8186
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (72 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Diner, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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9393 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1500
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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

Good gas station food. Order at the counter. Quick service. Good coffee. Good pulled pork with Mac cheese and corn. Salad with apple cranberry nuts good but blue cheese left off. A chance to shop for overpriced nik naks and get your car cleaned. Cool...More

Thank Nlenigma
The_Thumb, General Manager at The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market), responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good afternoon Nlenigma - Thank you sharing and hope to see you soon. Tell a friend! Mike.

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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 4 days ago

For brisket served in a variety of ways--for breakfast or lunch or dinner! Fun store and decorations

Thank sjanderson6
The_Thumb, General Manager at The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market), responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sjanderson6 - Great feedback - thanks for sharing! See you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 1 week ago

have always wanted a better bbq experience, having had great stuff in Texas, Memphis, St. Louis and of course kansas City. This place is kind of like a combination gas station, car was/detail center, souvenir shop, restaurant. Heard their bbq was good so stopped in....More

Thank Tom M
The_Thumb, General Manager at The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tom - We appreciate the honest and well-detailed feedback. This really allows others insight to all we do here at The Thumb. By the way - our BBQ was inspired by all the places you mentioned! Hope to see you back soon. Mike.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent time. The brisket and the pulled pork is absolute must. I had the breakfast tacos. Outstanding!

Thank ReneApack
The_Thumb, General Manager at The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rene - Great feedback - thanks for sharing! See you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is obvious that the food is the draw, but it is also a working gas station, which seemed to also be a busy place. Ordered a platter with 2 meats- the brisket was excellent and the pulled pork was good, a little dry. The...More

Thank photoqueenmn
The_Thumb, General Manager at The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Photoqueen - We appreciate the constructive feedback as it can only make us better. Hope to see you soon. Thank you. Mike.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place! A gas station, car wash, market, souvenir stand, and BBQ joint all in one. The BBQ was top notch. The brisket sandwich was delicious (get it chopped). The side of BBQ beans was the best I have ever had - it...More

Thank joefromcincy1961
The_Thumb, General Manager at The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Joe - Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with us and others. Top notch BBQ - that's us...and in a gas station. Who knew! See you soon and please spread the word to your friends in Cincy! Mike.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, a gas station with a BBQ joint inside? Yep! A damn fine one too! Don’t confuse this place with a run of the mill gas station/C-store. This place is a first class place. No it’s not a 5 Star fine dining establishment with tux...More

Thank Ed B
The_Thumb, General Manager at The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI Ed - We appreciate the wonderful feedback! I have nothing more to add, other than thanks! See you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best dinner we had on our trip. Don’t be fooled by the gas station attach to it. Go in and eat! Simply the best Mac and cheese I ever had. Fries, brisket and chicken very good as well! The weather...More

Thank medwards40
The_Thumb, General Manager at The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi medwards40 - We love it when happy customers spread the word about us! We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love a good BBQ place and if you combine food with the shopping/atmosphere you have a fun restaurant here. A few things could be improved (staff interaction for example) but overall I hope to return here again on my next trip to AZ. A...More

Thank CanadaTravelGuy_9
The_Thumb, General Manager at The Thumb (Tom's Thumb Fresh Market), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi CanadaTravelGuy_9 - Great feedback and well-detailed! While we love the compliments, we focus on the areas of concern. We will be better with our food recommendations - we need to be more helpful...especially when we pride ourselves in excellent customer service! Quick note -...More

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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
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 14
Meals
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
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
Description
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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