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Tom's Thumb Fresh Market

) #49 of 950 Restaurants in Scottsdale €€ - €€€ American, , Barbecue
9393 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1500
+1 480-513-8186
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (56 reviews)
“grits” (16 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
9393 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a restaurant / coffee shop / gas station / liquor store / gift shop / car wash The restaurant - great BBQ, interesting dish combos, and friendly service. The brisket is pretty good, but the pulled pork blew me away. Yum. The guy...More

Thank Lisa J
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lisa - Sounds like we hit a "home run" with our Award-Winning BBQ! Seeing "Great BBQ" and "Excellent" about our coffee/pastry shop really let's us know we are on top of our game. On to the Car Wash - Well, I wish you'd have...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Hard to believe this gas station/ car wash/ eatery has some of the best BBQ in the Phoenix area. I've eaten at BBQ places all over the valley trying to find one that cooks brisket like some of the best BBQ joints in central Texas....More

Thank Paul B
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Hi Paul, Wow - what a great way to start my day. Reading "Best Brisket in Phoenix" is such a wonderful compliment. Mexicorn - I agree, sooo good! Please share your comments with others! See you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent trip to the Phx metro area my Bff and I found Toms Thumb. We were looking for places on the DDD show with Guy Fiere... TT is Scottsdale jewel in the desert. Who would have thought in a gas station/car wash?? Upon...More

Thank bobbic200
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bobbi - Sounds like we can add you and your BF to the long list of "raving fans" of The Thumb! "Best BBQ Ever...Holy Cow...and Wow" - you've said it all! Thanks and I know we'll see you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was close to my hotel and I saw that it had been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and decided to give it shot. This place is a gas station, general store, and restaurant all in one building. I had to try the...More

Thank Ghost251
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ghost - We appreciate you venturing from your hotel, and walking in this heat! Thanks for the detailed review and make sure to give the Sweet Baby James BBQ sauce a try on your next visit. It is vinegar based with a Carolina flair....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the best you can walk in and get some great BBQ. While doing that you can get your car washed or detailed. I love getting my car detailed there they do the best job ever.

Thank Bryan T
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bryan - Best car wash and great BBQ - music to our ears! See you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hands Down Tom Thumbs has the best Car wash in North Scottsdale, they offer amazing food for Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great place to get desert as well with it's own full-time desert chef and chef cooks. Tom Thumbs was also feature on Food Network...More

Thank James G
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi James - Thank you for "Rave review!" We appreciate the feedback. See you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We love watching Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and this restaurant was featured in the show so we decided to visit... We got our car washed while we had lunch, food was great and our van nice and clean. Service was a bit slow and...More

Thank Elba R
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Elba - Great food and a clean van - sounds like we added another family to our list of "Raving fans!" See you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The place has southern big Tex BBQ dialed in. Great lil stop, super friendly staff and family operated. You will not find better BBQ in Arizona! The pricing is affordable as well. I wish they had more locations in AZ...

Thank Travis B
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Hi Travis - Wow! Please don't keep us a secret! See you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I must have driven through some fresh hot road tar and had it splattered all over the one side of my car. I took it into the car wash one Sunday around lunch time and asked the guys if they could get it off for...More

Thank KATE W
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Hi Kate - Thank you for the wonderful feedback! "Great BBQ...and great job on the car washes" - sounds like we are on top of our game! See you soon. Mike.

Reviewed 21 June 2017

Found out about this place from a local. I love good BBQ and live in Kansas City, so, I had to try this place out. It was featured on the television show "Drive-ins, & Dives, With Guy Fieri. Now that I have eaten here, I...More

Thank Ge0rgetravels
The_Thumb, General Manager at Tom's Thumb Fresh Market, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Hi George - So glad you found us! "Fantastic BBQ" and "Simply outstanding BBQ sauces" lets us know we are on top of our game. Thank you for the wonderful feedback, and I agree - we do rival Kansas City BBQ! Please spread the word!...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9393 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1500
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-513-8186
Description
Pardon our dust! We are renovating our BBQ Smokehouse and will be closed until mid to late August. Please sign up for email updates by visiting our website and receive updates, along with a special invitation to our "Renovation Reveal Party" - coming this fall!

Tom's Thumb Fresh Market is dedicated to making many of the mundane daily activities of life extraordinary. Whether it is filling up the car with gas, getting the car washed, grabbing a cup of coffee, catching a quick bite to eat or just picking up a bottle of wine for dinner at home, we want to make your time spent extraordinary. Have your car pampered with a hand wash and wax. Order a cup of specialty coffee made by one of our expert baristas. Browse our artisan gift market, a market that is open everyday. Enjoy one of the best hand-crafted meals in the area (breakfast, lunch, or dinner). Take home authentic hardwood smoked BBQ. Select a cheese and a bottle of wine or craft beer recommended by our knowledgeable staff and store managers. All on one corner, under one roof, with one simple mission....making the daily mundane into the extraordinary.
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