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Waldo's BBQ

) #8 of 743 Restaurants in Mesa €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
+1 480-807-1645
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (35 reviews)
“pulled pork” (25 reviews)
“ribs” (42 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
4500 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205-7914
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Reviewed 2 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 17 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 9 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
Reviewed 1 January 2017

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...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 27 December 2016

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

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 11 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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Tom S
What kind of BBQ sauce do they have ?
25 March 2017|
Answer Show all 7 answers
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, 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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