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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 good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cornbread” (44 reviews)
“pulled pork” (35 reviews)
“ribs” (59 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Yes the meat falls off the bone yet it’s not spectacular, just average. All the sides we had were disappointing: corn cobs tasted old, coleslaw super super runny, corn bread tasted very doughy and floury. Fries average. Excluding the corn cob,which didn’t apply, there was...More

2  Thank MoogaBDN
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Started off with as dinner salad and corn bread, both large and good. Main course was Baby Back Ribs, pulled pork & pork ribs plate, and a ham platter. All where very large portions and the ribs where the best we have had in years....More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The pink pig out front and the hordes of people waiting to be seated on a Wednesday evening was a big clue this was going to be really good. It was falling off the bone good. Sauce was perfect. Spicier sauce was even better. Meat...More

1  Thank Karerenea
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped by on a Monday evening after a high school baseball game and pleasantly surprised by our find. Place was full and had to wait about 20 min and well worth it. Had real smoked brisket and chicken. Should have ordered the onion rings as...More

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Wonderful BBQ sandwhich with beef and pork, half and half, served with Cowboy beans, and cornbread...so very good. You can drink a soft drink, or beer, or a cocktail there...Cute tin signs on the walls, and various ads...One I liked was "Eat pork everyday and...More

Thank W7905VYbarbaran
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Had a great brisket sandwich. The BBQ sauce is delicious. Nice balance of the BBQ flavor and sweetness. My wife shared her ribs with me. The ribs were absolutely the best. The sautéed vegetables is a great side. Server seemed in a hurry even though...More

Thank SamuelK139
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We have been to Waldo's several times this winter. I usually get the pulled pork, or a sampler plate. This time I decided to try the ham. It was an excellent choice. Very tasty (and I had already had a ham sandwich for lunch). I...More

Thank Fsh4Fn
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Waldos i thinknis know for the best Bar B Que anything in the area...they have beef, pork and shredded chicken. A cute place with good prices.

Thank Rose O
Reviewed 9 March 2018

The pulled pork was good, but my ribs were so fatty I couldn't eat them. When I told the waitress she went to talk to the manager. When she came back she said that I could have another meal, even a to go meal, so...More

1  Thank imvet4u
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We played 18 and then gathered at Waldo’s for dinner. All of us were very hungry and had a hard time waiting 65 minutes. That’s from door to good food on our table. All pleased with the food and our server but unsure we would...More

Thank walhoodca
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Tom S
26 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
USD 4 - USD 65
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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
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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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