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Honey Bears Barbeque

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Camelback East
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5012 E van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-7007
+1 602-273-9148
10:00 - 20:00
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Edgewood, Washington
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

ate dinner, and they had corn bred, but no honey? how silly espically with their name, the pulled pork sandwich was great, the wings were not very good. prices were high for what we got.

Thank xcrunner1985
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My first time trying Honey Bears and I'm impressed. I got the honey sandwich and it was real good. The sauce is real good too. I will come back to try more...

Thank michaelwM2028YB
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Had brisket for lunch. I don't eat buns usually so I ate just the meat. Marginal at best, lots of fat, tasteless and the bun which I didn't eat was like a wonderbread sandwich. Waste of time and money.

Thank dogflyr
Pendleton, Indiana
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited this establishment on the recommendation from AAA in our travel book. This was your typical roadside dive that usually proves to be a nice surprise. BUT we were disappointed instead! They did serve generous portions but what makes a great BBQ is the sauce. This sauce was not thick and had a "wang" to it... More 

Thank scoll1111
Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Pork sandwich was smoky clean and tasty. Sauce is Memphis style and pretty sweet. Mac and cheese was excellent. Plus they have RC on fountain. I was passing through on business but was very satisfied except for the few flys that buzzed around.

Thank Ray4343
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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358 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Well I had a pulled pork sandwich and collards. The collards were great the pork was good but the sauce was boring. No spicy sauce in the house. Kinda spartan not bad just not great. I would go back, not a bad place just average.

Thank Bones83
New Mexico
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Returning to the Van Buren Honey Bears is like a pilgrimage for me. For years I've told friends that some of the best bbq sauce could be found in Phoenix of all places. So I looked forward to my lunch yesterday after a couple of years being away. Given my reverence for this bastion of Tennessee bbq, I will only... More 

Thank FuserABQ
Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016

If you like BBQ, you will love Honey Bears. Nothing fancy except the food. Great lunch place for out of towers on their way to the airport.

Thank elynch44
Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

On the way home from Phoenix Zoo stopped for lunch. The food is so good, large portions, took home and had lunch the next day also. The ribs are the best I ever had and the sauce is heaven. The sides are large also, I chose the mac n cheese and red potato salad and they kept well. Must try... More 

Thank Nora E
Toledo, Ohio
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Instead of Mexican food, try this BBQ joint; very close to Heard Museum; nothing too fancy, but very good Southern BBQ; we also tried the Mac and Cheese side. It was delicious! Not too creamy. Real cheese they used. They also added a tint of coarse black pepper to give it a good kick. We loved it!

Thank Meadbakes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
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Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5012 E van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-7007
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
  • Neighbourhood: Camelback East
  • Phone Number: +1 602-273-9148

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?