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Handlebar J Restaurant and Saloon

$$ - $$$American, ,
7116 E Becker Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5210
+1 480-948-0110
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (11 reviews)
“fish fry” (2 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
7116 E Becker Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5210
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Went there on a Friday night. Sat out on the patio. It was very nice. My husband had the ribs and he said they were the best he has every had. I had a salad and it was also very good. After we finished our...More

Thank nicknnancy1
Ray H, Owner at Handlebar J Restaurant and Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you NicknNancy1 for the stars and great review! We love that you both enjoyed the food and the live music on your recent visit in! We hope to see you both back again very soon! -Ray Herndon, Owner handlebarj@icloud.com

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Have been going to HBJ's for years. Good food, great service, professional wait staff and the bar pours great drinks.The Band comes on around 8:00 pm and plays great music, worth the cover charge on the weekends. At times you might see country music stars,...More

Thank JeffSuzette
Ray H, Owner at Handlebar J Restaurant and Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hi JeffSuzette, thank you for your review! We love hearing that you have been coming in for years and enjoy yourself with the live music. We look forward to seeing you again soon! -Ray Herndon handlebarj@icloud.com

Reviewed 30 November 2017

They had a way of demeaning us with "all their rules". We couldn't sit down and feel relaxed ...they had several rules to offend us and make us want to leave...I even spoke to an owner and he was just as bad as his manager...Handlebar...More

1  Thank Sue B
Ray H, Owner at Handlebar J Restaurant and Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Hi Sue, please reach out to me personally, I'd like to offer a bit of explanation and apologize for your poor experience. Thank you. -Ray Herndon rayherndon@me.com

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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I randomly stopped her with my boyfriend to have a few drinks. Its a little bar with a country theme . There was a live band and they were pretty good. It was an older crowd and good people watching while everyone danced. The bartender...More

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Management response:Responded 6 September 2017

Thank you for the review, we hope you stop back in the next time you're in our neighborhood!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Stopped in one Friday, no reservation and the bar, restaurant was packed. Greeter got me a table and I was able to have dinner and a couple of cocktails. Ordered the fish fry. Was good but the second serving was better than the first. First...More

Thank docmbroker
Management response:Responded 6 September 2017

Thank you for the input, we hope to see you in again!

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Don't let the exterior fool you. This place had some if the best food ever. I had their grilled pepper. It was amazing. I also tried their brussel sprouts too which were very good. Every one else in the group enjoyed their meals as well.

Management response:Responded 6 September 2017

This is our "best kept secret" that isn't much of a secret anymore, thanks for your visit!

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Went here with 2 other couples on a Tuesday night. They were out of their famous ribs and it was line dancing lesson night. We had barbecue chicken which was ok and came with 2 potato wedges and cole slaw. Service was fair and the...More

Thank Ken I
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This restaurant is in its original location but may be hard to spot because now it is nestled within a strip mall. Don't let that fool you. It has a beautiful outdoor patio and is an authentic cowboy bar. The ribs are excellent.

Thank John B
Reviewed 9 February 2017

It's fine for those over the age of 60++. Good live music and outdoor bar area. The crowd was fun, but much older than us. Average crowd age was over 60. If you want some younger fun, go across the street to the Dirty Dogg...More

Thank KevinE-wisconsin
Reviewed 24 January 2017

came in for Barrett Jackson, heard good things so we came. Food was top shelf, ribs, chicken and steaks good., Atmosphere was off the charts. Great band, fun dancvefloor, and strong drinks. Definitley has a old west feel. Locals are great for people watching!!

Thank JeffLowney
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Rose V
13 March 2015|
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Response from hd_ride | Reviewed this property |
yes, a great place! You may not want to stay after 930 or 10 on a weekend with kids unless everyone enjoys watching everyone else dance. it becomes pretty much a dance club after that. have a great time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7116 E Becker Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5210
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Central Scottsdale
  • Neighbourhood: Central Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-948-0110
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