Gilbert >Food & Dining > Joe's Real BBQ and Dairy Bar
301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ | Directions 8523433.355044 -111.789531
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Arizonas best bbq – This place is great! Love the atmosphere, the cafeteria style food pick up, and the incredibly efficient staff. We got there and the line was nearly out the door, within 15 minutes we were eating our food. I have been going there for nearly 10 years now and have never been disappointed.
Picnic at Joe's – Love to sit out on the picnic benchs under the trees and enjoy the best bbq in the Phoenix area. MMM MMM!!!
Best BBQ I've had... – Quite simply the best BBQ I've eaten. I've been lucky enough to try great BBQ from coast to coast as I've driven cross country numerous times, and Joe's is as good as it gets. For the record Joe's actually ?dethrones? my childhood favorite, Tyler Texas (or Dr. Hogley Wogley's Tyler Texas in Van Nuys, CA) as my new #1! Great food, great atmosphere, and dirt cheap to boot. You really can't go wrong at Joe's.
Nothing like it! – This is by far the best place to eat. Their meats are slowly barbecued with pecan wood and smothered in their special sauce; every bite just melts in your mouth. My particular favorite is their pulled pork. It's always hard to pass up their baked potatoes, too...I usually don't even like baked potatoes! But they fully load these giants, and when you top them off with their sweet onions, barbeque sauce, and a nice portion of pulled pork, it's enough to convert anyone. Their home-made root beer is a must-try, and every single one of their desserts is phenomenal.
The atmosphere is nostalgic, a back to the good ol' country days feel, and I love to just sit back and relish in it.
I moved from Arizona a few years ago, but every time I visit, I go out of my way to eat here.
Average fare – Nothing special here, no wait... the lemon cake was good. So was the black bean corn relish. Otherwise, go somewhere else for good BBQ.
A barbecue success story. – In Short
Located in an old brick building dating back to 1929, Joe's Real Barbecue was turned into a cafeteria-style rib restaurant that's really far too clean to call a "joint." There's a mural of agricultural Arizona on one wall, a John Deere tractor parked in the middle of the room and picnic tables outside. The menu includes pecan-smoked meats, homey side dishes and house-made desserts. Cookies are baked fresh every hour.
I HATE BBQ... – ...but I LOVE JOE'S! The only thing that would make it better would be pitchers of ice cold beer. You get a lot of bang for your buck--not the most romantic setting, but folks, it's BBQ! I suppose it could have it's own date charm if you did it right. Large portion servings; meats are tender and flavorful; great sauce that you can spice up as mild or hot as you want; the side dishes...beans, which I normally avoid like an STD--to die for; cheesy potatoes...even the corn is specially tasty. And let's not forget the condiment bar; the sweet-heat of the onion relish really adds a wonderful dimension of flavor to everything on the menu. Famous Dave's has nothin' on this place!
Disappointing – Smells good, but it ends there. Why people line up for this stuff is beyond me. The food is bland and the experience forgetable. If you want good BBQ, go elsewhere.
Best BBQ ever to date – The ambience is ecclectic with down-home on the farm old-time charm. The BBQ is excellent and I highly recommend the pulled beef brisket sandwich. The baked beans are wonderful. Even the drink menu, although simple, is great. They offer both fountain home-style root beer which has a very strong flavor reminiscent of sasparilla and red cream soda which is unparalled in my book. I eat there often with my family and carry-out after work for a great homecooked meal when I am too tired myself.
try the beans....The are soooo worth it. – The place reminds me of eating at the fair as a kid. The food is absolutely great. The pecan flaveored meats are very tasty and portions are great. The rootbeeer and cream soda are great too. The beans are the best of all. My husband and I come for the beans and ham. The loaded baked potatoes are great too. One thing is for sure. You don't leave hungry.
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