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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” (44 reviews)
“pulled pork” (37 reviews)
“ribs” (57 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
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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
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I saw the place from the road and decided to give it a try for dinner. It has a nice variety on the menu, including ribs, chicken fried steak, and fried chicken, among other things. We decided to split an order of...More

1  Thank Domhan-Taistealai
Reviewed 10 January 2018

This is a fantastic place to eat BBQ...Have been there several times now and never disapointed. I have had the ribs, brisket, pulled pork and just melts in tyour mouth. The sauce is especially tasty too.

Thank David P
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped on a Friday evening with friends. Tons of great BBQ at a good price. Pulled pork was super tender. Our friends had brisket and were very happy and full. Deserts sounded great, but no room for any more. Drinks in Mason jars. Lots of...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The food is mediocre BBQ at best, servers and Catering manager talk badly about other staff to customers, and their business to business ethics are very low. Please support other local BBQ establishments that support your local community and take pride in what they do.

Thank DesiraeB52
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Waldos is a family friendly, no frills, great BBQ joint. Highly recommend the 3 meat sampler platter. I chose the pinto beans and coleslaw as my sides, but there are many others from which to choose. Nice selection of beers to go with the BBQ.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I love local restaurants! Waldo’s has excellent bbq and a great atmosphere. The prices are more than reasonable for the quality of food. The green Chile macaroni is a must have. We will be visiting every time we visit Mesa!

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 7 December 2017

While my favorite order is Baby Back Ribs with fried okra, the BBQ sauce is to die for. Cannot get enough of it--good thing they bring a cast iron skillet full upon request. So good. Also recommend the sweet potato fries and mac & cheese...More

Thank slkendall2012
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Very good smoked brisket with sauce on the side. You get to decide how much sauce you want! Ooh, so good! While waiting for your order you can read some of the signs covering the walls.

Thank 834bettye
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We go to Waldo's fairly often. The BBQ is good - a great selection for everyone (my favorite is the pulled pork). Good sides too. And the price is very good.

Thank Fsh4Fn
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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