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Arizona BBQ SHACK

8471 E McDonald Dr, Park Scottsdale Shopping Center, Scottsdale, AZ 85250-6335
+1 480-948-4227
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“baked beans” (3 reviews)
“half rack” (2 reviews)
“ribs” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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8471 E McDonald Dr, Park Scottsdale Shopping Center, Scottsdale, AZ 85250-6335
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My son and I went here tonight, a Monday night, and if we wouldn't have been patient and understanding that they had a brand new computer system they were trying to learn, then I could've dropped a bad rating on them. But we aren't, they...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We Wisconsinites enjoyed an evening at Arizona BBQ Shack with our granddaughter who now lives in Tempe. She grew up in Texas and is choosy about her barbecue. When she heard ABS uses dry rub, she was rather enthused. We enjoyed an excellent meal, with...More

Thank DCandVC
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Went to dinner here. Called ahead as there was confusion on their web page. No answer but a message saying they were busy. good I thought. Drove there, went in, and realized that 3 people working there were unable to take care of the 25-30...More

Thank Patrick M
Management response:

Saturday night, 7-8 pm, Scottsdale at the height of the busy season... Only one server available to work that night (2nd server not available) with me (the owner/chef) trying to help both dinning room and cook in the kitchen kitchen.... Yes, we were very busy...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

We revisited this fine place after they reopened following a major remodel. Very nice job. The great food continues and server Joyce does a wonderful job. We try to eat light, but the food makes up for that with excellent pork and chicken bbq. Prices...More

Thank Roadapple032
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Finally a place that truly understands the true concept of BBQ. The owner and staff are tremendous. I tried several different items and couldn't find anything but high praise for everything. The run away winner on the menu however was the brisket. Cooked to perfection...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The barbecue is frozen and microwaved when ordered. The sides are over priced and servings are small. The menu isn't customer friendly. There are no options for larger side servings if you purchase meat by the pound. Very chintzy. Won't return.More

1  Thank R J
Management response:

I am sorry that you felt "disappointed" re your visit to Arizona BBQ Shack. I would hope that the outstanding quality and flavors of the food was some consolation to your lack of understanding how to order side dishes from the menu. The basic side...More

Reviewed 4 September 2016

We returned here after a few week absence and found the place had just reopened with new ownership. The food is even better than before. No longer Russian food added on Saturday, but very tasty BBQ and even some specials at very modest prices. 15%...More

Thank Roadapple032
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Had a Full rack of ribs Wow!!! Great tasting and fall off the bine. Had the small Ceasar salad and it was big. The large was enough for 2 people. I want to go back. Located in a shopping center, not real impressive from the...More

Thank Patrk7194
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Wife and I had dinner here, because we wanted some good barbecue. We shared the rib and pulled pork combo. Both the pulled pork and ribs were excellent. The combo comes with two sides. We had mac and cheese and the baked beans. The beans...More

Thank mustardsquid
Valentina E, Owner at Arizona BBQ SHACK, responded to this review

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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

You have to look hard for this place (back left corner of the plaza), but it is absolutely worth it. Pulled pork of amazing taste and quality. Portions are very satisfying. The homemade Cole Slaw and Cornbread are superb. Roman, the waiter and bar tender...More

Thank Paul W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8471 E McDonald Dr, Park Scottsdale Shopping Center, Scottsdale, AZ 85250-6335
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-948-4227
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Description
Authentic BBQ! Brisket! Ribs! Pulled Pork and much more! Dry rubbed and smoked low and slow for the taste you crave! Homemade side dishes- EVERYTHING is fresh made from scratch! Comfortable casual dinning room with full bar featuring craft beers and a good selection of spirits- especially bourbon!