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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 good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (35 reviews)
“pulled pork” (25 reviews)
“ribs” (42 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
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11 - 20 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We went to Waldo's twice in a month and had different dishes every time. You usually have to wait for a table (no reservations) but they do move people through well. I don't usually order fish in a restaurant however, I had the blackened catfish...More

Thank LoftyVictoria
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We have been vacationing in Mesa for the past 14 years and Waldo's is our favorite place to eat. Your drinks are served in a Mason jar and you get a big piece of cornbread with every meal. The pork sandwiches are piled high and...More

Thank Debbe S
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner. We had the brisket and beef ribs. Both excellent. Cole slaw, sweet potato and corn bread very great too. Food was served quickly. Our waiter Scott was very attentive and made some good suggestions. This was our first visit as...More

Thank Lloyd K
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I admit I am a barbeque snob. I have eaten bbq all over the South and Southeast US. This was my third visit to Waldo's in Mesa, the first time (6 years ago) was great - food and service was good. The second time, not...More

Thank two-seater
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Delcious , fall off the bone ribs served with horseradish spike mashed potatoes and great coleslaw! Wonderful meal!

Thank MarilynandGary
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The food was good. I ordered the sampler. The one drink was fine. The waitress should have stayed home not friendly right from the time we arrived. Very poor service. We are not demanding by any means. Had to get the to go boxes from...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This establishment is not fancy. The food was good but the establishment was very crowded. We enjoyed the experience but would not return as we enjoy a little space when eating. Staff were great.

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We had been here last year for a BBQ rib meal, not the greatest, but today was terrific, service was top notch and efficient, server and busser were awesomely friendly, food itself had a great smoky flavour and the cast iron pan full of BBQ...More

Thank MisterMikeTheGreat
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great BBQ and funky casual atmosphere. Can be busy - be prepared for a bit of a wait! Yummy ribs with a variety of barbecue sauces.

Thank Lulla2729
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Looking for a good barbecue restaurant in Mesa and found it at Waldo's. Meat was tender and succulent and portion sizes were appropriate. Fairly extensive menu, friendly staff, and the prices were very reasonable. Artifacts hanging from the wall will keep you entertained while waiting...More

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Tom S
What kind of BBQ sauce do they have ?
25 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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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