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Tom's Thumb Fresh Market

) #57 of 927 Restaurants in Scottsdale ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Diner, Barbecue
9393 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1500
+1 480-513-8186
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (53 reviews)
“grits” (16 reviews)
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American, Diner, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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9393 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1500
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Reviews (204)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fun place to go. Funky items including wonderful cards, barbecue themed items and just great items. The barbecue was excellent. It was an enjoyable spot.

Thank EilAird
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'd heard a lot about this place but had never been. Went for lunch with a friend arriving around 1:00. It was BUSY. We ordered the Brisket Sandwich meal with a side and a drink. It's a bit spendy - almost $17.00 - But the...More

Thank pamgro
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pull into a gas station, get a car detail and then eat some fantastic bar-b-que. Sounds a little strange? Not at Tom's Thumb. I admit to being a Diners, Drive Ins and Dives fan and that led us to Tom's Thumb. We were not disappointed....More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw this eatery on Guy Fieri's diners, drive ins, and dives a while ago. Traveling in the area, my wife and I searched for a close spot for lunch and looked up TA and there it was - we had to do it. There's...More

Thank Disneybus
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this review

Hi Disneybus - So glad you found us. Great food, friendly staff, and Guy Fieri - what a combination! Please spread the word - all the way back to Jersey! See you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent BBQ hidden in a gas station/combo market. The food and all of their sauces here are great! The lunch line can be long SOMEtimes so give yourself a few extra minutes. Even on the busiest days the food comes out quick. Their BB@ platter...More

Thank aaronlargo2001
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this review

Hello Aaron - Wow, thank you for the wonderful feedback! Please spread the word about our 'Excellent BBQ" to friends and family. Word of mouth is HUGE for us! See you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Convenience store, gas station, bakery and a great place for breakfast, lunch or takeout. I had scrambled eggs with pulled pork---delicious. They do a lot of barbecue foods and of course there is also a car wash on site The little store is full of...More

Thank Jeffrey L
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this review

Hello Jeffrey - "Crazy Good" - sounds like we have another raving fan of our BBQ! Thanks and see you soon! Mike.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to believe this gas station/ car wash/ eatery has some of the best BBQ in the Phoenix area. I've eaten at BBQ places all over the valley trying to find one that cooks brisket like some of the best BBQ joints in central Texas....More

Thank Paul B
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Wow - what a great way to start my day. Reading "Best Brisket in Phoenix" is such a wonderful compliment. Mexicorn - I agree, sooo good! Please share your comments with others! See you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me tell you a story about a place formerly named "Tom's Thumb" The Thumb. If nothing more, ya gotta try it to say you had lunch or dinner in a Car Wash/Gas Station. The kind of place that makes you want to pass the...More

Thank j w
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this review

Hi J W, Thank you for your fun and well-detailed review...and humorous! So - sounds like we have "Smoked Gold" here...Texas BBQ! We love the feedback and please tell your friends about us. See you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read the reviews, heard about it being on DDD. Does not disappoint. I too had the 'Pigs and Grits', if you are hungry it will satisfy you, if not you can always get something from their bakery. Grits were nice a creamy as everyone indicates....More

Thank A7036ARbarbarap
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this review

Hello - Thank you for dragging your sister to our "eclectic" gas station! We appreciate the feedback, and please make sure to come by often! See you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and incredible BBQ and sides. Staff was so friendly and also knowledgeable about my gluten free diet and had several options for me. So many sauces to choose from!

Thank Susan Y
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this review

Hi Susan, We appreciate the kind comments - incredible BBQ and friendly staff...what a great combination! See you soon. Mike.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
lynda B
Do u allow dogs on patio?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
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
Pardon our dust! We are renovating our BBQ Smokehouse and will be closed until mid to late August. Please sign up for email updates by visiting our website and receive updates, along with a special invitation to our "Renovation Reveal Party" - coming this fall!

Tom's Thumb Fresh Market is dedicated to making many of the mundane daily activities of life extraordinary. Whether it is filling up the car with gas, getting the car washed, grabbing a cup of coffee, catching a quick bite to eat or just picking up a bottle of wine for dinner at home, we want to make your time spent extraordinary. Have your car pampered with a hand wash and wax. Order a cup of specialty coffee made by one of our expert baristas. Browse our artisan gift market, a market that is open everyday. Enjoy one of the best hand-crafted meals in the area (breakfast, lunch, or dinner). Take home authentic hardwood smoked BBQ. Select a cheese and a bottle of wine or craft beer recommended by our knowledgeable staff and store managers. All on one corner, under one roof, with one simple mission....making the daily mundane into the extraordinary.