Phoenix >Hap's Pit Barbecue
4801 E Washington St Ste 3, Phoenix, AZ | Directions 8503433.446573 -111.977677
Overpriced, poor value.. Purchased lunch for 11 employee's - chicken and ribs were small with little meat. I have purchased barbeque - roasted chickens at grocery store with more meat at 1/3 the price. Could have had catered-in lunch, with servers, for same price. Staff sub-substituted peach cobbler for apple, left message while I was going to pick up. Peach cobbler was terrible, had to throw in trash. Several employees complained about under-cooked chicken meat. Stay away – poor value. If I could give negative star, i would.
The owner has potty mouth. Stay way away. I left complaint and owner Dan called and left a message. He called me an a$$ h@93 on my message.
Hap's prides itself as the "real" deal in quality barbecue..
Hap's is little more than a trailer, a smoker and a covered awning outfitted with misters and a couple of picnic tables. But this bare-essentials barbecue joint only cares to be recognized for what it does best. Cook-owner Dan Darroch smokes his St. Louis-cut spareribs over hickory overnight, and his smoky brown sauce has the tang of vinegar and just a hint of heat to accent meat without overpowering it. Sides include sweet coleslaw, beans and a broccoli-cheese casserole that epitomizes the Midwest.
Warning! Business Hours Only. I called to get their hours first, because I read online that they were once voted among the top 24-hour restaurants. They said they were open till 9PM, and while I understand that things change, I wish they would remove any such postings on the web. Nevertheless, I made the drive to the airport area and found them closed. When I called on my cell phone, they told me that the phones forward to their West Valley location when the East Valley location is closed, so I am a bit more than irked at them for not asking me which location I was calling about. Haps is really the pits.
Disappointed. With the new franchise and state-of-the-art BBQ and soul food restaurants going in down in Tempe/Chandler lately, I decided to do a BBQ tour, and Haps was recommended so I stopped there first. This is a traditional BBQ shack, cheap food, but not a place you want to go for a business lunch, and certainly not a place to bring friends. The ribs were pretty good, but the beef was fatty and tough.
Hap's isn't Happening for Me. Hap's is a highly rated barbeque joint by the critics, but I have been there twice without much luck. The first time, I ordered a brisket sandwich to go -- big mistake! Soggy bun, meat the consistency of pulled pork. The second time, I ordered ribs, but all I got was bone and fat and sauce. I love barbeque and will try again, but third strike and your out of here...
Im from out of town and wanted to see what was Phoenixs best BBQ. Over all the BBQ places Ive eaten I would rate this around an 8.5-8.
I had the Meat Sampler, comes with Ribs: (8.0) good flavor, tender but Ive made better not as good as Daddy Bruce Randolf in Denver, Chicken: (9.0) good taste some of the best Ive had out. I chose Pulled Pork: (7.5) was tender, Beef Brisket (8.5) good taste & Hot Links: (8.0) as good as any Ive had out.
Sauce was ok nothing to write home about.
Had old fashion Soda Pops, was cool!
If I was in the neighborhood Id stop by but would not go across town again.
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