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Honey Bears Barbeque

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2824 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1019
+1 602-279-7911
10:00 - 20:00
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow, this place really surprised me. Went there for the first time during mother's day and we were very impressed with the food. The place itself is a little old and not in pristine conditions but the staff was very nice and the food was incredibly good. I ordered to go and only had to wait about 7 minutes. The... More 

Thank Angel M
west point
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Expected a lot better quality. The food was hot, but the sauce was sweet & hot, but very little flavor. The collard greens were salty and very spicy. Potato salad was too "soupy". Expected much better.

Thank gilliwag
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Arrived about 1800 for dinner and they were out of brisket. Got the pulled pork sandwich instead and it was the longest wait ever for something that is pretty much already made. Really slow and it did not seem to be because they were busy. There were very few patrons. As I waited I could overhear others asking for the... More 

Thank David H
Seattle, Washington
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I don't expect much from my BBQ Joints as far as decor goes, it's about the food after all, and sometimes the funkier the better. But an abandoned IHOP?? Sorry, we should have taken the hint. From there it just got worse, did we mention the rude staff? , sorry, just try to put a smile on it ok? absolutely... More 

Thank goamazon
Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Always get a rack or two ribs to go. Throw in some potato salad and greens. A family go to every other month. Too far!! Come to Laveen!

Thank Twinshadie
Phoenix, Arizona
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953 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 512 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We just returned from a week in North Carolina, and whined that all we did was fine-dining, and had missed most of our BBQ fix points. OK, we had one BBQ lunch, which was mildly disappointing, but we pined for Carolina BBQ. My wife stopped by Honey Bears (we have been clients for well over a decade), and picked up... More 

2 Thank The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I had relatives visiting from Texas and before they left I suggested we try Honey Bears BBQ as I had heard good things about it being great BBQ. To say that we were disappointed might be an understatement. To start, the cashier taking our order was less than friendly or helpful. We had several questions about the menu and what... More 

Thank drb19662016
Phoenix, Arizona
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450 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I have eaten barbecue all over America – – how great, I thought, that this was right down the road from me. I couldn't of been more wrong. On a recent visit, my first, I opted for several of the meat only selections and my colleague had a sandwich. In each of the meat selections there was no less than... More 

Thank beeedell
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My first time here . Owner suggested a steak hoggie. Was great with lots of flavor. Friendly staff. Order over the phone for faster pickup. It gets busy at lunch time...

Thank Beits L
Tempe, Arizona
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I like to go to the Honey Bears at 5012 E East Van Buren in Phoenix. You get plenty to eat and I've never been disappointed. Always very tender and tasty With plenty of sides to choose from.

Thank John B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 16
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2824 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1019
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
  • Neighbourhood: Encanto
  • Phone Number: +1 602-279-7911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?