If you’re in the mood to pig out on some scrumptious food, then you just might be in the mood for a plate or two of tasty barbecue. Here’s a look at 10 Arizona restaurants that serve some delicious ribs, brisket, and pulled pork in humble hole in the wall settings. Yum!
1. Bubb’s Grub, Catalina
Located on the road between Oracle and Tucson, this barbecue joint is one little restaurant in small town Arizona that is perfect for a pit stop. You’ll find a huge menu where you can select your choice of juicy, savory meat in a style similar to Central Texas barbecue. If you really want to make your meal unforgettable, start your meal with a serving of Wisconsin cheese curds!
Address: 16010 North Oracle Road, Catalina
2. Grumpy Jake’s BBQ, Lakeside
In spite of the name, you won’t leave this restaurant feeling grumpy! The ribs are tasty and tender, the sauce is sweet and tangy (perfect, if that’s what you like), and the pies here are divine. You’ll also find delicious steaks and fried okra.
Address: 3973 West White Mountain Boulevard, Lakeside
3. Floyd and Company Real Pit BBQ, Kingman
This restaurant specializes in several different varieties of barbecue, including Memphis and St. Louis styles, but you’ll find the food absolutely delicious. The portions are also huge so make sure you arrive with an empty belly.
Address: 420 Beale Street, Kingman
4. Hickory’s Smokehouse BBQ, Flagstaff
If you think that pulled pork above looks tasty, wait until you get your fingers on the ribs and fried okra! The food here is both photogenic
and delicious, so you won’t want to waste one morsel.
Address:1435 South Milton Road, Flagstaff
5. Honey Bear’s BBQ, Phoenix
This restaurant serves their barbecue Tennessee-style with meat so perfectly flavorful and tender. The sides are also delicious; make sure the mac and cheese makes it on your plate!
Address: 5012 East Van Buren Street & 2824 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
6. Lulu Belle’s BBQ, Ash Fork
If you’re traveling along Route 66 and craving a meal that’s just a little different from your run of the mill diner, then check out this barbecue restaurant! You’ll find high quality food that is as tasty as it looks.
Address: 33 Lewis Avenue, Ash Fork
7. Mr. K’s Original BBQ, Tucson
If you like taking a nap after your meal, make sure to dine at this restaurant. This Tucson favorite serves huge portions of ridiculously good barbecue and you won’t want any bite of this to go to waste.
Address: 6302 South Park Avenue, Tucson
8. Susie’s Q Barbeque, Payson
You know a restaurant sells tasty, quality meats when they close after running out of meat for the day. Make sure you arrive during the lunch crowd to be guaranteed a plate of tasty ribs and stop by the adorable pink smoker before you leave!
Address: 1103 South Beeline Highway, Payson
9. Texas BBQ House, Phoenix
If you like Texas-style barbecue but don’t want to commit to a trip to the Lone Star State, be sure to check out this South Phoenix restaurant. Like other barbecue restaurants, be sure to arrive early if you want to get your favorite dishes!
Address: 5037 South 24th Street, Phoenix
10. Waldo’s BBQ, Mesa
This East Valley favorite feels like it has been open forever, a testament to its delicious food. Be sure to check out their daily specials, get some endless sides, and bring the kids because they can eat free if they are 12 and under.
Address: 4500 East Main Street, Mesa