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Waldo's BBQ

4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
+1 480-807-1645
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (39 reviews)
“sampler” (21 reviews)
“pulled pork” (32 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Solid meal with a nice homemade bbq sauce. Homemade sauce is mustard base with good flavor. Tried Baby Back Ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and sausage. All were excellent and done well. Smoke flavor throughout.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everyday run of the mill barbecue joint, similar to what McDonald's is to hamburgers. Service is good but they need to send the barbecue master to Memphis and get some serious culinary expertise. Brisket was dry and tough. Baby back ribs undistinguished and blah. Sides...More

Thank dhughespistolpete
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stop in for BBQ as soon as we arrive in Mesa. We love the ribs, the brisket, and my son is very partial to the mac & cheese side! Great service and always a good meal!

Thank lindastandre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, really good service, this is a good BBQ place. The prices are really good and portions are huge. The only thing that prevents a 5 star review is the fact that both times I have eaten there the meat was a little over...More

Thank CDN2UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Craving some good barbeque and had driven by this establishment previously. Ordered a sampler platter to go with pulled pork, brisket, chicken and baby back ribs. Decent portions and it was all tender and smokey. My only issue was it all lacked flavour. Maybe it's...More

Thank toester51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was craving a good bbq pulled pork and this place was recommended by the locals. It was a big disappointment. Their "home made special sauce" was basically just vinegar with a dab of ketchup for coloring! The pork wasn't cooked in any sauce so it...More

Thank jerzeyjoyce
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I saw the place from the road and decided to give it a try for dinner. It has a nice variety on the menu, including ribs, chicken fried steak, and fried chicken, among other things. We decided to split an order of...More

1  Thank Domhan-Taistealai
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This is a fantastic place to eat BBQ...Have been there several times now and never disapointed. I have had the ribs, brisket, pulled pork and just melts in tyour mouth. The sauce is especially tasty too.

Thank David P
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped on a Friday evening with friends. Tons of great BBQ at a good price. Pulled pork was super tender. Our friends had brisket and were very happy and full. Deserts sounded great, but no room for any more. Drinks in Mason jars. Lots of...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The food is mediocre BBQ at best, servers and Catering manager talk badly about other staff to customers, and their business to business ethics are very low. Please support other local BBQ establishments that support your local community and take pride in what they do.

Thank DesiraeB52
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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