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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” (102 reviews)
“cheesy potatoes” (47 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joe’s is in a renovated 99-year old store in old Store in downtown. Food is great and moderately priced. Unique farm atmosphere

Thank Hal G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I went to lunch as we were in the area. It is buffet/cafeteria style service. No servers. Good decor and atmosphere. I ordered a full Rack of ribs with coleslaw and she ordered smoked Turkey sausages with fruit. We shared both. The...More

Thank Stephen1952a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection of BBQ meats including chicken, pork/ham, beef and turkey, all pecan smoked. Excellent selection of homemade salads, sides and desserts. They also have kids meals making Joe's Real BBQ a great place for all of the family! Have never had a bad meal...More

Thank Z1478FFterryg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pulled pork or chicken, this is quality smokehouse fare. Th slaw is unique and delicious. Clean and tidy too.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a ia the real thing. Deep South barbecue isn’t any better than this place and it’s right here In Gilbert’s downtown district. Great value and good portions. If you love barbecue and haven’t been here, you need to rotate this place into your plans.

Thank 47MCAS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe's has been in Downtown Gilbert for as long as I can remember. Great establishment, free meal on your birthday, free meal day, solid BBQ, and the lemon cake is awesome!

Thank James R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their BBQ pulled pork is excellent and the other choices are very good too. Fun place to be at - indoors or outdoors. Expect it to be busy but goes fairly quickly because it is cafeteria style. You can always call in orders to go...More

Thank DarDar13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything on the menu is laden with sugar: meats, sides, drinks, desert.... basic food. Good for families with children as there is room to run around outside and be noisey.

Thank buckskinboots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family owned and operated in a historic part of downtown Gilbert. Delicious food you can’t go wrong with anything you choose.

Thank nandrella00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great. It does get crowded, so go early. The BBQ is super good, but I would suggest the Baked Potato. It's HUGE. A great meal. It is noisy at times and it is cafeteria style, but yummy food.

Thank richardjO627AM
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Questions & Answers
Sandy S
7 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
7 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!
9 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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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