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Waldo's BBQ

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4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
+1 480-807-1645
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Calgary, AB Canada
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135 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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

Thank MarilynandGary
1 review
Reviewed 22 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 the bus boy and our check from the manager. Dining experience was not good due... More 

Thank Greg H
Mesa, Arizona
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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
St. Albert, Canada
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142 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 sauce was great. Coleslaw, corn. Read and sweet potato fries were fresh. Nice touches all... More 

Thank MisterMikeTheGreat
Barrie, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
Fremont, California
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 for your food to arrive. Will definitely return next time I'm in Mesa.

1 Thank Jim H
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Waldo's for the first time - you know you come to a good BBQ place when you walk in and it's packed - had to wait about 15 minutes until a table was open to go sit - had a lot to choose from so I try the sampler..... oh you have to try it so good -... More 

Thank M G
Paw Paw, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Great food and friendly staff.heard about the place from someone else so decided to try it out.no reservations but did not have to wait long for a table even tho they were very busy.price was very reasonable.

Thank cpmers88
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

When in Mesa, Waldo's is a great place to eat. Their meats have a wonderful smoked flavor and their BBQ sauce isn't just brown sugar and vinegar. There is a wide gator choices and so far each time we have beds here the quality of the meals has bee top notch.

Thank Kim A
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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379 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Yes, it's been at the same spot for many years now but it is as popular as ever. For a good reason too, because it is consistent and reliable. A lot of local "flavor" as well, unlike Famous Dave's. Waldo's is unique, not a chain restaurant. Go and enjoy!!

Thank hansulricha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 65
American, Barbecue
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 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?