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Waldo's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
+1 480-807-1645
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have driven down Main St in Mesa and have seen an unassuming place with pink metal pig out front, you've seen Waldo's. Going inside is a lot of fun to see all the stuff on the walls. I usually do takeout though. They are known for their pork dishes but the beef and chicken are excellent too. Huge... More 

Thank Diana L W
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with a group & EVERYTHING brought to the table was excellent, BBQ chicken, pulled pork, ribs were the best I have ever had anywhere. Even the sides; fresh sweet potato chips, baked beans, coleslaw, grilled veges, were excellent. Warm corn bread with a hint of a pepper. YUM. Strawberry lemonade was good but I have had better. Waiter was... More 

Thank Susie W
Brantford, Canada
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What can you say, we love coming here whenever were in Mesa. Good southern BBQ that is also a great value for the dollar spent

Thank John C
Victoria, Canada
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say this place is fun wish sawdust on the floor funny signs but the food!!! The ribs are the best ribs I have ever eaten and I am serious. OMG a meal you soon forget. service is great food comes out fast and HOT. I am not a spice person and these ribs are perfect you don't... More 

Thank Karen P
Whistler, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went with friends. Very highly rated so wasn't sure what to expect. Food was good. Service was good.

Thank Barry M
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306 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Good food and service, nice atmosphere, casual, nothing exceptional though. Meat was tasty, but we were expecting great food sue to hearing super reviews.

Thank Janet S
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Haven't been here in a while. The BBQ is awesome and they totally ruin your appetite. LOL So come here hungry and you will definitely want a wheelbarrow when you leave.

Thank Jim D
Las Vegas, Nevada
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Been a few times and so far have not had a disappointing experience. The food is great! Check the daily specials. Mondays are all you can eat riblets, incredible! The jalapeno cornbread to kick things off is a great way to gear up for a hearty meal of meat, mac & cheese, beans, bottom-less homemade fries. Top it off with... More 

Thank JLars34
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The Place is fantastico, pleople are very good, the meat and beer is delicius... Only the side orders are not so good. A must go!!!!!

Thank Luca L
Richardson, Texas
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310 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

It looks like a find your own table type of place, but it is not. They seat you. The staff were really nice. They let me pick my own table. I had a shocking $5 soda! I could have had 2 beers for $4!!! The cornbread was good. The salad was excellent. The mac and cheese was probably the best... More 

Thank Karen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$65
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?