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Arizona BBQ SHACK

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8471 E McDonald Dr, Park Scottsdale Shopping Center, Scottsdale, AZ 85250-6335
+1 480-948-4227
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North Bend, Washington
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I went here tonight, a Monday night, and if we wouldn't have been patient and understanding that they had a brand new computer system they were trying to learn, then I could've dropped a bad rating on them. But we aren't, they apologized for the issue, made it right for us (beyond right in my opinion!), then... More 

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Thank Matt M
Cadott, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Wisconsinites enjoyed an evening at Arizona BBQ Shack with our granddaughter who now lives in Tempe. She grew up in Texas and is choosy about her barbecue. When she heard ABS uses dry rub, she was rather enthused. We enjoyed an excellent meal, with friendly service. We used Trip Advisor to select where to eat tonight. Well done, Trip... More 

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Thank DCandVC
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to dinner here. Called ahead as there was confusion on their web page. No answer but a message saying they were busy. good I thought. Drove there, went in, and realized that 3 people working there were unable to take care of the 25-30 customers present. Got menus for ourselves and realized that 4 tables were upset that they... More 

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Thank Patrick M
Management response:

Saturday night, 7-8 pm, Scottsdale at the height of the busy season... Only one server available to work that night (2nd server not available) with me (the owner/chef) trying to help both dinning room and cook in the kitchen kitchen.... Yes, we were very busy and behind the eight ball..... So I do apologize for less than snappy service.... (and... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We revisited this fine place after they reopened following a major remodel. Very nice job. The great food continues and server Joyce does a wonderful job. We try to eat light, but the food makes up for that with excellent pork and chicken bbq. Prices are very fair and they also have specials.

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Thank Roadapple032
Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Finally a place that truly understands the true concept of BBQ. The owner and staff are tremendous. I tried several different items and couldn't find anything but high praise for everything. The run away winner on the menu however was the brisket. Cooked to perfection with homemade dry rubs that you can savor in every bite. I've traveled this country... More 

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Thank Mark G
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The barbecue is frozen and microwaved when ordered. The sides are over priced and servings are small. The menu isn't customer friendly. There are no options for larger side servings if you purchase meat by the pound. Very chintzy. Won't return.

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1 Thank R J
Management response:

I am sorry that you felt "disappointed" re your visit to Arizona BBQ Shack. I would hope that the outstanding quality and flavors of the food was some consolation to your lack of understanding how to order side dishes from the menu. The basic side dish portion is a half pound. Maybe some extra hearty appetites would find that "small",... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We returned here after a few week absence and found the place had just reopened with new ownership. The food is even better than before. No longer Russian food added on Saturday, but very tasty BBQ and even some specials at very modest prices. 15% Senior Discount on Mondays. No soup in the summer, and we do miss it...even during... More 

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Thank Roadapple032
College Station, Texas
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Had a Full rack of ribs Wow!!! Great tasting and fall off the bine. Had the small Ceasar salad and it was big. The large was enough for 2 people. I want to go back. Located in a shopping center, not real impressive from the outside but just order the ribs - you'll agree.

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Thank Patrk7194
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Wife and I had dinner here, because we wanted some good barbecue. We shared the rib and pulled pork combo. Both the pulled pork and ribs were excellent. The combo comes with two sides. We had mac and cheese and the baked beans. The beans could have been thicker but was still very good. The unexpected surprise came when we... More 

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Thank mustardsquid
Valentina E, Owner at Arizona BBQ SHACK, responded to this review

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Tucson, Arizona
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161 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

You have to look hard for this place (back left corner of the plaza), but it is absolutely worth it. Pulled pork of amazing taste and quality. Portions are very satisfying. The homemade Cole Slaw and Cornbread are superb. Roman, the waiter and bar tender provided great service, professional, friendly, and attentive. Well worth a stop if in Scottsdale.

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Thank Paul W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8471 E McDonald Dr, Park Scottsdale Shopping Center, Scottsdale, AZ 85250-6335
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-948-4227
Description
Authentic BBQ! Brisket! Ribs! Pulled Pork and much more! Dry rubbed and smoked low and slow for the taste you crave! Homemade side dishes- EVERYTHING is fresh made from scratch! Comfortable casual dinning room with full bar featuring craft beers and a good selection of spirits- especially bourbon!

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