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Joe's Real BBQ

301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
+1 480-503-3805
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (98 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
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Reviewed yesterday

Having not been here for a while, decided to visit for lunch. Had the meat plate with Pit Ham and Pork Ribs. Both were excellent, tender and tasty. The serving of corn bread was generous, and the coleslaw was great as well. All in all,...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a wonderful meal at Joe's, everyone in our party was completed satisfied. My ribs had a lot of meat that fell right off the bone. The ham was also very flavorful. Sides and a cookie rounded out the meal. Recommend.

Thank memberat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I personally smoke alot of BBQ at home. I have served groups in the 300 range. Making good BBQ is easy Making great BBQ takes some talent and outside the box thinking. This place has ok BBQ but I can get ok at Applebees. It...More

Thank Bappy44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, I've been spoiled by the BBQ at Little Miss, but don't have the time to spend 2 hours on lunch to eat there. Enter Joe's where the BBQ is very good, the prices are reasonable, and the staff friendly. Personally, I like the brisket,...More

Thank Don N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you find a place to park the service at Joe's is fast and friendly cafeteria style. The the ribs and brisket are very tasty though the brisket needs sauce added. The chicken was a little dry.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband's bq makes this place look pathetic. It is always crowded...but after visiting many times, I have yet to figure out why. way overrated.

Thank gilbertgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for some good BBQ. The atmosphere is fun, the service is quick, and friendly. The food is good comfort food.

Thank christyp250
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great downtown Gilbert destination for fantastic food! Awesome Joe's BBQ sauce. Must try if you are in Gilbert. Remodeled vintage grocery store, complete with full size John Deere tractor inside. Fun AZ artwork that tells of the history of the area.

Thank MikeAtGI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome fun family atmosphere. Food is delicious and customer service is great. A place for all ages to enjoy

Thank richardas2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always outstanding! Been going here for 20 years. Worth the trip to Gilbert if looking for good BBQ.

Thank Steve A
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Questions & Answers
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!
10 February 2016|
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Response from Phillyta | Reviewed this property |
Most of the menu is gluten-free (except rolls and mac/cheese)
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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