BBQ is popular in Phoenix, Arizona. It is served in many restaurants, and these places will not be covered below. This guide is focused on places that primarily sell BBQ.
Famous Dave’s is a staple in Phoenix. They have four restaurants in Phoenix and 10 nationwide all of which are located in the Southwest. Famous Dave’s really shine when it comes to side dishes. The portions are generous, and they have a much wider than average assortment of options. Dave’s is a traditional sit down restaurant.
Joe’s Real BBQ
Joe’s is a small, family run business in Gilbert. They have a southern charm with a large John Deere tractor inside as well as having a large picnic area outside. Joe’s is a cafeteria style restaurant where you go through a line, order your food, and then take it back to your table. Customer’s go to Joe’s for the meat. They have incredibly large portions ranging to the sampler platter which as four meats and 12 ounces of meat.
Bill’s was founded in 1956 and is a true Arizona restaurant. They have two locations in the Phoenix area, and their menu has full entrees under $8. Bill’s brings very high quality food for great prices.
Don & Charlie’s
This is one of the original rib restaurant’s in the Phoenix area. They are located in Scottsdale. They have frequent specials and are currently running a deal with the Arizona Restaurant week where you get a three course meal for $30.
Dickey’s is a national BBQ chain with 5 places in the Phoenix Area. They have been franchising for more than 20 years, and are able to use their economies of scale to create some very unique offers. The two that stand our are the Kids eating free on Sundays and the free ice cream.
While the list above provides a listing of several top BBQ places in Phoenix, a more complete, exhaustive list can be found on Azcentral.