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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (27 reviews)
“cornbread” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (43 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

this is perhaps best barbecue I've ever eaten. You need to just enjoy the signs and not take offense. This place is not serious. Excellent value for the prices! Wonderful that they serve sauce on the side and you use what you wish...

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Servers were a little rough around customers, not sure if they planned it that way or just the ones we have had.

Thank Surrey18643
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We ate here on a Friday night; wait wasn't too bad. We loved the cornbread that was served while waiting for the meals. We both got a full rack of "wet" baby back ribs. Huge rack; couldn't eat it all- half rack next time! Falling...More

Thank frenchfiona
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This place is the real deal! We have tried the baby back and St Louis ribs the brisket sandwich and brisket Reuben. All were good, tender meat and nice amount of smokiness. The pan of warm BBQ sauce is a nice addition.

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Everything was very good. They bring a cute little cast iron skillet with warm BBQ sauce on the table for your group.

Thank Terri V
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Coming from Kansas City where BBQ is in abundance and fabulous I must say that Waldo's does not quite compare. The meats are good and cooked well, but the sides are average. I had the corn on the cob and it was a bit overcooked...More

Thank nvlinks
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I had the sampler plate and all the meats were really good and my husband had chicken also good. We looked online and found this place which led us to believe it was like a buffet all you can eat for the sides.......which is kind...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017 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...More

Thank Diana L W
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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...More

Thank Susie W
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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
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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
US$4 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • 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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