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Starlite BBQScottsdale and Whiskey Bar is a casual neighborhood restaurant with a full service bar offering specialty cocktails, craft beers and wine. In addition to a wide variety of BBQ items.
US$8 - US$32
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Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
American, Barbecue, Pub, Gastropub
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and cool drink selection. Drinks were a little pricey but good if you want to splurge. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed. We ate outside. Friendly staff as well.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 23 July 2021 via mobile

Detailed Review: First off, finding a restaurant to please a family of four with varying tastes is difficult, but this one did. Loved everything about it. It's a small restaurant with outdoor seating (maybe only about 4-5 tables inside so I imagine it can get...crowded, we went on a weekday so it was fairly empty. Food- great selection of options, obvious southern barbecue in theme, but with enough variety to have something for everyone. Definitely not cheap but moderately priced (main course about $20 upt to mid $30s but sandwiches about $17) with nice portions. Cornbread is provided for the table, warm and so very good. We ordered wings and cornbread with fried chicken for apps and we ate every crumb. Service was impeccable, really only a server and bartender so again on a busier night it could be different. Worth noting - I also chose this place because it was well stocked with whiskey and brandy, which is right up my husband's ally. It was and the drinks were perfection. I had a drink called C'est La Vie (heaven, must try if you go). Location - not in downtown Scottsdale so you would drive. About 10 minutes away.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 7 July 2021

Stellar service! Good food, and cocktails. Decent sized portions, a variety of menu items to choose from.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Amazing! Everything from the cocktails, to the food and the great exceptional service. The Lima con coco, was by far the one of the best cocktails I have had. It was refreshing, smooth and nothing like I’ve ever had before. Complimentary cornbread before your meal,...which was nice and hot. I had the Pulled Pork Sandwich and it was good to the very last bite. Our server was attentive and very knowledgeable of the cocktails and sauces available. Our only regret is not coming here sooner.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 28 March 2021

Dined here for happy hour drinks/appetizers, and then dinner. These guys know what they're doing, and do it so well-- casual, friendly yet expert service. Loved the grilled sweet potatoes and grilled cauliflower-- must haves! Unique Sangria-- a bit too intense but still good; loved...my lean but tender brisket, but hubby's meatloaf was a bit too salty for us. Still, we're looking forward to returning again next year when we pass through this area. It's a gem!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 19 March 2021

Had the chopped brisket sandwich. While they call it chopped, it's really a sliced brisket sandwich but regardless, it is very good. Had Mac & cheese and an order of jalapeño grits. Everything was good and I'll be back. The bar is comfortable and a...great spot for an early happy hour.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 12 March 2021 via mobile

We were staying at an Airbnb walking distance to this restaurant so we ordered takeout. The fried chicken dinner was not good. Blah and dry, no seasoning at all. The cheeseburger on the other hand was delicious. I would recommend going somewhere else!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2021 via mobile

we are all out of towners and have had some great meals while in the Phoenix area, but we really wanted bbq. Found Starlight on Yelp and it was all that and a side of Mac and cheese!! We had the cauliflower appetizer, which, btw,...is an entire meal if you are vegetarian, the baby back ribs, brisket and hot fried chicken. All of it was superb! The service was equally great. Attentive and friendly but just got the feeling everyone really cared that you had a good time and enjoyed the food. To anyone considering their meal, don’t think twice, just go. You will not be disappointed!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 9 February 2021 via mobile

We went to Starlite BBQ because we saw they have a lot of gluten free options. Wow!! We had the gluten free fried chicken and the brisket. You would never know the chicken was gluten free and the brisket was so tender you could cut...it with a fork. Seriously heavenly food! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 March 2020

An open front bar with long picnic type tables out front. And really excellent BBQ ribs, both beef and baby back. Melt in your mouth corn bread. Very decent prices. Nice people.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes, Starlite BBQ offers takeaway services.

Yes, Starlite BBQ offers delivery services.

Starlite BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4