Joe's Real BBQ

homemade root beer

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Positive 8

  • Their homemade root beer is great too. - Terence
  • Also love the homemade root beer. - Kendra
  • Another great surprise was the homemade Root Beer. - Paige
  • Loved the homemade root beer. - Amanda
  • The homemade root beer was amazing. - Kat
  • I don't consider myself a Root Beer drinker but the HOMEMADE Root Beer was the perfect drink to wash down my excellent meal. - Paige
  • Homemade root beer and lemonade are a favorite and a nice break from the sodas! - Jim
  • I almost forgot that I washed everything down with homemade root beer; that complemented the meal perfectly! - Nader

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meat

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Positive 15

  • Then, you choose which magnificent meat you'd like piled on top. - Samantha
  • The main items have all been excellent, but a favorite lunch is just their huge baked potato with meat on top. - Randy
  • My favorite is the two meat plate with pulled pork and hot links. - Sam
  • Super delicious, I usually get a potato with meat. - Toryanni
  • But whoa whoa there, don't stop at the meat. - Eric
  • Joe's bbq sauce has a great tangy taste to it and the meat is always tender with a great smokey taste to it. - Mike
  • Great meat, fun place, tasty sides, good for lunch and dinner, are there drawbacks? - Jeff
  • The meat was the best BBQ I've had. - Angela
  • Fresh meat prepared daily so get there early! - Adam
  • i like the meat and seasoning. - Derrick

Negative 15

  • The smoke flavor overpowered the meat. - Jane
  • I must say the bbq sauce was ok but the meat was tough and chewy and I was extremely dissapointed. - S
  • Now we finally get to eat and the meat was dry and it was obvious the sides were boxed/canned and just warmed up. - Nathan
  • Pulled pork sandwich bun was stale, and actual meat on sandwich was dry. - Nicole
  • Skinny ribs Seriously - ribs CAN have meat on them - they don't call those little animals pigs for nothing - and these were not meaty at all. - Karen
  • Easily the worst bbq I've ever had, all the meat was dry and the chicken tasted like kerosene. - Donovan
  • They need to put some more rub or baste accordingly, because all meat was very much lacking. - Cory
  • In the end, I go to BBQ restaurants for the meat not the sides, which means I might not be back to this place. - Erik
  • I don't know if it doubles as a room for cooking the meat but it sure is odd. - Jon
  • The bread was hard and the meat was dry. - Michael

pork sandwich

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Positive 8

  • Pulled pork and hot link jumbo sandwich are my favorite. - Ronald
  • Pulled pork sandwich was great! - Kristi
  • My wife loves the pulled pork sandwich. - Adam
  • I love the pulled pork sandwich. - Kelly
  • This place served me the best Pulled Pork Sandwich I've had in my life. - Stephen
  • And I love the ribs and pulled pork sandwich. - Stephanie
  • I guess 3rd time is the charm, but the pulled pork "jumbo" sandwich and sides were amazing this time around. - Matt
  • Pulled pork bbq sandwich with coleslaw and bbq pit beans were awesome! - Julie

Negative 2

  • Pulled pork sandwich bun was stale, and actual meat on sandwich was dry. - Nicole
  • Went mid afternoon order a pulled pork sandwich, rack of ribs... wouldn't consider this place authentic by any means... - Nicole

bbq sauce

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Positive 12

  • I love Joe's bbq sauce, it is perfect, sooo much better than many other places. - Joni
  • The pecan-smoked ribs are mana from heaven...indeed "delightful" as is the hot BBQ sauce. - Jack
  • Drench in their famous BBQ sauce and smile. - Samantha
  • BBQ Sauce is awesome. - Eric
  • i can't say enough about your sweet bbq sauce. - Jessica
  • Joe's bbq sauce has a great tangy taste to it and the meat is always tender with a great smokey taste to it. - Mike
  • Their BBQ sauce is really good. - Michael
  • Their BBQ sauce is SO good. - Angela
  • The home made BBQ sauce is great. - Brandon
  • One is their regular sauce the other is the hot bbq sauce. - Michael

Negative 4

  • Again I was wrong to assume that BBQ sauce was supposed to be thick like ketchup and not pour like water. - Nathan
  • I must say the bbq sauce was ok but the meat was tough and chewy and I was extremely dissapointed. - S
  • NO bbq sauce on the side! - S
  • The BBQ sauce is ketchup-based and sickly sweet. - Jamie

mac n cheese

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Positive 9

  • The mac n cheese is amazing also its crunchy on the top its great. - Mike
  • They have classic baked Mac n cheese with the crust on top, and their baked beans are just like my grandma used to make. - Sam
  • Mac N cheese side was good. - Barnabas
  • Their Mac n Cheese was EXTREMELY good. - Michael
  • I especially enjoyed the Mac n cheese. - Katy
  • Joe's also offers a variety of sides, with the best mac 'n cheese in the country. - Adam
  • The mac n cheese and beans were both amazing! - Sheena
  • The sides were all wonderful - the coleslaw and beans were A++ with the mac n' cheese, and corn a solid A. - H
  • Along with fantastic pulled pork sandwiches, beans, and Mac n' cheese! - Kaylin

Negative 2

  • Sides of cheesy potatoes was ok, mac n cheese pretty sad. - Nam
  • 2 stars are for the Mac n Cheese...which I must say was burnt just right. - Andrea

joe's real bbq

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Positive 8

  • So imagine my supreme joy upon finding Joe's Real BBQ. - Randy
  • Check Joe's REAL BBQ out for a nice atmosphere and delicious food! - Britt
  • Best bbq in Arizona along with great menu options, gives Joe's Real BBQ five stars. - Mike
  • Joe's Real BBQ is a great! - Britt
  • Joe's Real BBQ is one of my favorite places. - Jessica
  • Joe's Real BBQ is the best in the valley. - Val
  • Decided to try out Joe's Real BBQ - as a celebration for passing my final dental boards - the last step before being Dr. D! - Mindi
  • Joe's Real BBQ is the best bbq that I've had in Arizona. - Mike

Negative 1

  • Unfortunately Joe's Real BBQ just misses the mark. - Bruce

side

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Positive 6

  • All the fresh side dishes I tried were solid. - Dave
  • Mac N cheese side was good. - Barnabas
  • The ribs were REALLY good, and the side were awesome too. - Barbara
  • ), the side dishes are better. - Audrey
  • ) On the side I had slaw and potato salad, both of which were good, but tasted pretty standard. - Nader
  • They serve their burgers with side items like beans and coleslaw. - Michael

Negative 9

  • took family here for lunch,pork was dry,coleslaw gross and,side add ons are small,we all left (HUNGRY! - Rob
  • NO bbq sauce on the side! - S
  • ) were distant to the point of being rude... on the plus side, it's cheap and they have big portions. - Anna
  • The side dishes were incredibly small, about three or four bitefuls to be exact. - Jane
  • For a side we both had the cheesy potatoes, which were not that great. - madstop
  • The portions are very small, and the side dishes are mediocre at best. - Dr G
  • I parked in the 15 minute parking conveniently located right in front of a walk up window on the side of the restaurant. - Elina
  • The side was probably the best thing that I got out of the deal. - Colin
  • I got Mac and cheese on the side and it was good but hardly any reason to go there. - Michael

order

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Positive 2

  • Looks like they make it real easy to call in, pick up grub or just order to go. - Robert
  • I'm glad I didn't order the baked potato because they're huge and roughly the size of a Nerf football. - Paige

Negative 6

  • So I get my order and I mention they were really light on the sauce. - Nathan
  • After two more tries she finally is able to understand my order. - Nathan
  • The order taker gave a choice of sliced pork or chopped of which I prefer chopped. - S
  • She failed to give me a napkin or a fork to use to eat my to go order, but luckily I was headed home to eat anyways. - Elina
  • Went mid afternoon order a pulled pork sandwich, rack of ribs... wouldn't consider this place authentic by any means... - Nicole
  • Horrible service "I would like to order a carry-out. - Andrea

everything

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Positive 16

  • Great food selection, and everything tastes super fresh. - Blake
  • Everything is fresh and cooked perfectly. - Emily
  • Everything was phenomenal and a great environment too. - J
  • Everything was delicious! - Cathy
  • everything was fresh and piping hot!!! - Sheena
  • Everything else is awesome too. - Samantha
  • Everything is absolutely heavenly. - Lauren
  • Although everything I've tried here is good. - Natalie
  • Everything just tastes homemade and perfect. - Samantha
  • The menu at Joe's is extensive and everything is delicious. - Adam

Negative 5

  • Unfortunately, they put it on everything and ruined the sampler platter. - Jane
  • Almost everything about this place and what it stands for annoys me. - Colin
  • The buffet style ordering is deceiving considering everything is ala carte. - Jeff
  • It seemed like everything that was served to us was sitting for quite a while besides my chicken. - Layne
  • A kind of high school cafeteria atmosphere, buffet style service was ok. Could of maybe used a little more spice on everything. - Pete

place

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Positive 49

  • Very comfortable and friendly place. - Val
  • The long and short is the food is good, the service is great, and the place is well worth a visit. - Michael
  • A good place to eat if you're craving good BBQ. - Michael
  • Great place for kids too. - Angela
  • Friendly service,and good prices.Makes it a family friendly place to eat. - William
  • I can't say enough good things about this place. - David
  • My fav BBQ place! - Bethany
  • My favorite place to eat =) Their food is sooo good. - tera
  • It is a great, casual, fun place to eat. - tera
  • The place was perfect. - Padraic

Negative 16

  • Boy, was this place a disappointment. - Jane
  • Had to pick one star, this place deserves a 0 star rating. - Donovan
  • This place is nothing to write home about. - Jane
  • On the combo place the chicken was dry as were the meats. - S
  • In the end, I go to BBQ restaurants for the meat not the sides, which means I might not be back to this place. - Erik
  • I realize we all want a good place close to home but Joe's simply doesn't do it for us. - S
  • I should preference this rating with when I first moved to the Valley of the Sun this place was so hyped to me by so many people. - Charlie
  • This place is just ok. My wife and I went there and both got beef brisket sandwiches and they were not that good. - Michael
  • Almost everything about this place and what it stands for annoys me. - Colin
  • Went mid afternoon order a pulled pork sandwich, rack of ribs... wouldn't consider this place authentic by any means... - Nicole

food

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Positive 48

  • Comfort Food Galore! - Paige
  • Great western decor, outstandingly delicious food, good old-fashion hospitality! - Cristina
  • Great food selection, and everything tastes super fresh. - Blake
  • Great food, great prices. - T
  • Best BBQ food I've had- fresh corn bread, happy employees, and the best food in town!! - Karen
  • Great food. - Kelly
  • Great Staff Great Food Great Atmosphere - Michael
  • Comfort food in a comfort environment served by friendly people - just the best. - Jessica
  • Amazing food. - John
  • Excellent food. - Susan

Negative 20

  • The food was pricey and fatty. - Jodi
  • And I do realize food is a preference and I am a very picky person. - S
  • The food we had was pulled pork, cheesy potatoes, corn. - Jon
  • So I get to stand in line with the hungry crowd again and walk past all the prisoners guarding their food to refill at the only soft drink station. - Nathan
  • You by pass people with heir food already who are hunched over their food like prisoners. - Nathan
  • The food tasted watery like it had been steamed to keep it moist. - Bruce
  • Cant say I enjoyed the food. - Ron
  • It was way overpriced for the food quality. - Michael
  • Average food and pricey too. - Dr.
  • Not sure what happened this time, but didn't feel the love in the food or the people. - c

root beer

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Positive 19

  • Great brisket and BBQ chicken with really good root beer. - William
  • The root beer is awesome, the sides are awesome, the service is awesome. - Alyssa
  • Home made root beer was great! - Kristi
  • Their homemade root beer is great too. - Terence
  • Also love the homemade root beer. - Kendra
  • Love the root beer. - Don
  • Another great surprise was the homemade Root Beer. - Paige
  • Loved the homemade root beer. - Amanda
  • The homemade root beer was amazing. - Kat
  • It originally tasted kind of like a liquid root beer dum dum. - Sheena

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  • Also stick with the Barq's root beer, the home made tastes like a "diet" version. - Nathan
  • Also so called "handmade" root beer wasn't as good as I expected. - Nicole

beef brisket

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Positive 8

  • I had the beef brisket which was lean, tender and fantastic. - Paige
  • I LOVE the beef brisket jumbo sandwich. - Lawrence
  • And the beef brisket was still phenomenal. - Dave
  • ) on their chopped salad (the dressing is super good) and the sliced beef brisket (yummmmmy). - H
  • The Pulled Pork and Beef Brisket were GREAT! - Brian
  • The beef brisket and pulled pork are the best. - Andrew
  • I also love the stuffed baker with beef brisket. - Lawrence
  • I think their pulled pork and beef brisket are the best in town. - Ron

Negative 2

  • This place is just ok. My wife and I went there and both got beef brisket sandwiches and they were not that good. - Michael
  • The best of all the items were the beans and the beef brisket. - Elina

sides

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Positive 18

  • The sides are great as well. - Harry
  • They have tasty sides that perfectly compliment the BBQ. - Eric
  • Joe's is perfect for us - my husband loves their bbq and I love their sides. - Allison
  • Sides were also great. - Katy
  • The root beer is awesome, the sides are awesome, the service is awesome. - Alyssa
  • The sides are wonderful. - Jack
  • The sides are phenomenal as well and different from most traditional BBQ places that only have beans and potato salad. - Breanna
  • On the sides frontier, their beans are excellent, as are the garlic potatoes and macaroni (real macaroni and cheese, not the box garbage). - Jeremy
  • The sides are really good, too. - Jonathan
  • Great meat, fun place, tasty sides, good for lunch and dinner, are there drawbacks? - Jeff

Negative 10

  • Now we finally get to eat and the meat was dry and it was obvious the sides were boxed/canned and just warmed up. - Nathan
  • I did think the sides were okay (mac and cheese, cheesy potatoes, apple crisp), but we came for bbq. - JS
  • In the end, I go to BBQ restaurants for the meat not the sides, which means I might not be back to this place. - Erik
  • I was a little grossed out, and the sides were blah! - Falynn
  • Sides were not particularly memorable. - Lynn
  • The sides are disappointing, loaded with fat and lack much in the way of taste. - Philip
  • Sides of cheesy potatoes was ok, mac n cheese pretty sad. - Nam
  • I'm a big fan of sides at BBQ places, even more than the meat, so when sides disappoint I get sad. - Julie
  • Although the bbq was decent the portions were small and the sides were terrible. - Ronnie
  • The sides were ALL pathetic. - Formicas

ribs

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Positive 16

  • Best BBQ ribs. - Susan
  • The pecan-smoked ribs are mana from heaven...indeed "delightful" as is the hot BBQ sauce. - Jack
  • Ribs are perfect. - Samantha
  • Ribs are my fiance's favorite. - Ronald
  • I still give the Blue Ribbon trophy for pork ribs to Famous Daves. - Ron
  • I love smoked meats and expected to like the ribs the most. - Phil
  • The ribs were REALLY good, and the side were awesome too. - Barbara
  • The ribs were DELICIOUS!! - Barnabas
  • BBQ ribs were tender and tasty. - Linda
  • The ribs were cooked just right and the combination of self serve sauce was excellent. - Shane

Negative 13

  • She insisted their ribs are normally "fall off the bone". - S
  • I enjoy some good "fall off the bone" ribs but what I got was a slab of "pry off the bone" ribs. - S
  • Skinny ribs Seriously - ribs CAN have meat on them - they don't call those little animals pigs for nothing - and these were not meaty at all. - Karen
  • Which could mean only one thing - maybe I need to leave my day job and open a rib joint and show Phoenix how ribs are REALLY done ;) - Karen
  • If I need BBQ that bad, I could go to Chilli's and get the dry-rub ribs. - Keiko
  • The ribs would have been the best part but they had so much fat on them that I ended up spitting half of them out. - bret
  • Went mid afternoon order a pulled pork sandwich, rack of ribs... wouldn't consider this place authentic by any means... - Nicole
  • without the sauce, the ribs and the brisket would have been fairly dry and not worth eating. - Karen
  • Ribs - cooked very well, had a little tug on them as opposed to falling off the bone. - Cory
  • Well, I am a sucker for ribs, but today I feel like just a sucker. - Andrea