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Waldo's BBQ

4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
+1 480-807-1645
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cornbread” (43 reviews)
“pulled pork” (36 reviews)
“ribs” (57 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
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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
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We visited with two other couples for supper. They had cornbread with peppers in it for starters. Tasty! We got a combo plate and I liked the brisket, my wife liked the ribs. They make their own sauce. Very good! We all had onion rings.crunchy...More

Thank Brad E
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Went to Waldo's with a friend about a week ago...Ordered ribs and fries...The ribs were the best that I had in years...Traveled from Arkansas to visit friend in Mesa...Arkansas BBQ restaurants need to go there to lear how to make good BBQ ribs...The wait staff...More

Thank Airdog13
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Waldo's can do BBQ!!! I have only been once but from the menu I could go again and be happy with whatever I might select. My head was turning every time the wait staff went by with a plate for someone else. It all looked...More

Thank Ldawg3
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Solid meal with a nice homemade bbq sauce. Homemade sauce is mustard base with good flavor. Tried Baby Back Ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and sausage. All were excellent and done well. Smoke flavor throughout.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Everyday run of the mill barbecue joint, similar to what McDonald's is to hamburgers. Service is good but they need to send the barbecue master to Memphis and get some serious culinary expertise. Brisket was dry and tough. Baby back ribs undistinguished and blah. Sides...More

Thank dhughespistolpete
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We stop in for BBQ as soon as we arrive in Mesa. We love the ribs, the brisket, and my son is very partial to the mac & cheese side! Great service and always a good meal!

Thank lindastandre
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, really good service, this is a good BBQ place. The prices are really good and portions are huge. The only thing that prevents a 5 star review is the fact that both times I have eaten there the meat was a little over...More

Thank CDN2UK
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Craving some good barbeque and had driven by this establishment previously. Ordered a sampler platter to go with pulled pork, brisket, chicken and baby back ribs. Decent portions and it was all tender and smokey. My only issue was it all lacked flavour. Maybe it's...More

1  Thank toester51
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Was craving a good bbq pulled pork and this place was recommended by the locals. It was a big disappointment. Their "home made special sauce" was basically just vinegar with a dab of ketchup for coloring! The pork wasn't cooked in any sauce so it...More

1  Thank jerzeyjoyce
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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