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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%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (44 reviews)
“pulled pork” (35 reviews)
“ribs” (59 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

About a month ago, my wife wanted a change of pace from our normal BBQ spots. So we went back to Waldo's. A nice spot a couple took us too many years ago. We haven't been back since. It's not all that far, but to...More

Thank AJVaughnDOTcom
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Great food very large portions, you can split most dinners with someone. You get fresh cornbread before your meal and all the vegetables you can eat but save some room for desert. The bread pudding is great.

Thank schotz
Reviewed 21 August 2011

I would never go there again. The food was terrible,they ripped us off by charging triple on our credit card and the manager didn't have the Balls to speak with us even over the phone. They still haven't corrected the so-called error from charging us...More

1  Thank ATucker61
Reviewed 21 August 2011

If you like your food served in a puddle of grease this is the place for you. I ordered a Sampler which was chicken pulled pork and beef brisket and my wife ordered a Tennesse Sampler that included their "Famous" ribs. Both meals were recieved...More

2  Thank djmtck
Reviewed 11 August 2011

This is my favorite BBQ joint. Whenever I have family or friends in town, Waldos is always on the schedule for at least one dinner. Brisket is always delicious as is the Pulled Pork. The fried okra is the best I have eaten. To top...More

Thank racola111
Reviewed 6 September 2010

Rib joint with some of the best pulled pork and ribs we have had, at a really great price. Recommended

Thank avklevens
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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 19 December 2009

It's barbecue!!!!!!! And the all you can eat sides are awesome!

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Reviewed 30 January 2009

Me and my family are in Mesa for the week, we got into town last night. I drove around the area just trying to find something quick to eat. I noticed Waldo's a little place and not a likely place i would normally go to,...More

1  Thank Jarhead_Surveyor
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Queen Creek, Arizona
Reviewed 25 August 2008

Great BBQ. Best in the Valley!

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Reviewed 31 March 2008

My in-laws who winter here drive clear across town (which in the Phoenix area is no small fete) for this barbeque - and I completely understand why! The food was fantastic and reasonably priced. The service was attentive and the ambiance was spot-on for a...More

2  Thank chefgraves
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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