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Waldo's BBQ

4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
+1 480-807-1645
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (36 reviews)
“pulled pork” (27 reviews)
“ribs” (43 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Waldo's always has Good BBQ. The signs on the wall are always worth a trip for lunch. Brisket is great and probably their best BBQ option.

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 5 August 2017

First timer at Waldo's and much disappointed in a few things but very surprised by others. I placed a take-out order tonight for the Super Sampler so we could try several meats. The pros: 1/4 lb. baby back pork ribs were amazing! I dislike ribs...More

Thank Joeysdoll
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Gotta love Waldo's!! Be sure to browse and enjoy the visit... read the signs, chat with neighbors and enjoy a fine meal in a relaxed environment. Take home some for later...since the craving will remain...

Thank DROEAZ
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I stopped in for my first time. I got a regular sized brisket sandwich and a regular sized pulled chicken sandwich. Both cost $9. I also got a side of potato salad and a side of cole slaw. The meat was tender and juicy and...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We've been Waldo's customers for a couple of decades and the BBQ has always been top notch. Certainly not as good as some BBQ joints in TX, but still decent for the Phoenix area. Stopped in over the weekend and was disappointed at how unappetizing...More

1  Thank AzDEAT
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We keep discovering good grub in the Valley of the Sun. This time we found Waldo and he serves some excellent smoked riblets. We asked for the all you can eat special but she recommended getting the regular order first and if we were still...More

Thank Kahnster
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Driven past this little restaurant many times so finally stopped in. Chicken was smoked well. Ribs fall off the bone. Brisket was still very tender. Pulled pork excellent. Hot link tastes identical to one sold at the nearby meat market. Potato wedges have excellent seasoning...More

Thank HikerGail
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We come to this place when we visit family! They are friendly, and they are fast! The cornbread is really good, as well as the horsey spuds. The portions are large, you can easily share.

Thank MrsMarzan
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We eat here often, and always take visitors here. Best BBQ at a very fair price. You will for sure get your Monies worth here.

Thank antiquegalpat
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Food is outstanding but the place is amazing...you can't stop looking for new things to see and read

Thank richierich231
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Tom S
26 March 2017|
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Response from MisterMikeTheGreat | Reviewed this property |
The kind of smoky-semi-sweet that pairs perfectly with the ribs and brisket!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$65
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 20:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-807-1645
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Description
Best Local Barbecue in the State of Arizona. Smoked meats that make your mouth water; side dishes that are never ending; and a friendly staff to boot! Come on down to taste it for yourself!
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