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Best Phoenix Barbecue Restaurants

From smokehouse to hoghouse and roadhouse, we've rounded up the best in barbecue. Sure, preferences abound when it comes to matters of the grill. So maybe it's a pulled pork sandwich on squishy white bread you crave or Texas brisket with a side of coleslaw and sweet tea. One day you might like your ribs slathered and glazed in tomato sauce; the next day rubbed with special spices; and the next marinated and drenched in tangy vinegar. Whatever your pleasure, try these smokin' spots for the best barbecue around in Phoenix.


Don & Charlie's Steakhouse
7501 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Quality, all-American fare is served up to patrons that include fun-loving regulars. More...

Honey Bear's Barbecue Barbecue
Quick Bite
5012 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
On the weekends, there are lines out the door at this plain-Jane ’cue joint, which offers plenty of room for families as well as a small bar. More...

Honey Bear's Barbecue Barbecue
Quick Bite
2824 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
This tiny but effective sequel to the original Honey Bear’s serves up great barbecue lickety-split. More...

Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse
10426 E. Jomax Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
This Valley institution still has plenty of rustic charm, as well as mesquite-grilled steaks, country music and a great patio for enjoying the desert in good weather. More...

Rawhide Steakhouse & Saloon Steakhouse
5700 W. North Loop Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85226
Rawhide offers mesquite-grilled steaks, ribs and chicken, kid's menus and entertainment. More...

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