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Waldo's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
+1 480-807-1645
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, it's been at the same spot for many years now but it is as popular as ever. For a good reason too, because it is consistent and reliable. A lot of local "flavor" as well, unlike Famous Dave's. Waldo's is unique, not a chain restaurant. Go and enjoy!!

Thank hansulricha
Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with friends today. Extensive menu with great choices, with appetizers, entrées and dessert. And, several choices of BBQ sauces. Pork, shredded beef, brisket, chicken, ribs and sausage. If they don't have it, you don't need it.

Thank TxWaccamaw
Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you pass this terrific restaurant by, you'll be making a BIG mistake. The food is outstanding and so is the service. Lots to choose from - I highly encourage you to try their brisket - yummy!

Thank MesaBarb
Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this is perhaps best barbecue I've ever eaten. You need to just enjoy the signs and not take offense. This place is not serious. Excellent value for the prices! Wonderful that they serve sauce on the side and you use what you wish...

Thank Linda R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Servers were a little rough around customers, not sure if they planned it that way or just the ones we have had.

Thank Surrey18643
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on a Friday night; wait wasn't too bad. We loved the cornbread that was served while waiting for the meals. We both got a full rack of "wet" baby back ribs. Huge rack; couldn't eat it all- half rack next time! Falling off the bone delicious! Green chili mac and cheese was highly recommended by other reviewers,... More 

Thank frenchfiona
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the real deal! We have tried the baby back and St Louis ribs the brisket sandwich and brisket Reuben. All were good, tender meat and nice amount of smokiness. The pan of warm BBQ sauce is a nice addition.

Thank Shirley S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was very good. They bring a cute little cast iron skillet with warm BBQ sauce on the table for your group.

Thank Terri V
Las Vegas
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323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from Kansas City where BBQ is in abundance and fabulous I must say that Waldo's does not quite compare. The meats are good and cooked well, but the sides are average. I had the corn on the cob and it was a bit overcooked and not piping hot...just warm. The sweet potato fries were good, but not crispy and... More 

Thank nvlinks
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206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the sampler plate and all the meats were really good and my husband had chicken also good. We looked online and found this place which led us to believe it was like a buffet all you can eat for the sides.......which is kind of true. Its all you can eat on certain sides but you can only pick... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$65
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?