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OT: Best BBQ restaurant in Arizona

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  1. BigMac1212

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    I was born in Memphis. I didn't discover Mid-South BBQ (Mid-South is to Memphis what The Valley of the Sun is to Phoenix) until around the turn of the Millenium. So, getting goo 'Q in the Valley can be tough. Does anybody know any good BBQ restaurants in the Phoenix area, or in the Grand Canyon State in general? I don't mind if the 'Q is generic or from some other region of the country. I'm willing to experiment.

    (I didn't go to "Memphis in May," the month-long BBQ fest in my birthplace, because a cousin who lives in the city graduates this weekend. I did LAST YEAR. Maybe next year? )
     
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    I’m a fan of Bobby Q. There are multiple locations in the Valley, though the one I go to is next to the I-17 south of Dunlap.
     
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    +1 for Bobby Q, don't know of any better.
     
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    I really enjoy Rudy's, it's a chain from Texas. The meat is pretty standard but I really enjoy their bbq sauce and their beans. I haven't been to Bobby Q but I now need to go try it.
     
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    Little Miss BBQ
     
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    I may have just the place for you. That thin vinegar based Memphis style is new to me, but someone with a place there opened one in downtown Chandler, called West Alley BBQ (apparently named after his place in Memphis). Worth trying, I liked it... I'm from Florida, so whoever's style we stole, that's what I'm into. When I moved here in the 90s it was all Chicago and Texas style (yuk), it wasn't until the chain Famous Dave's got here we had something worth going for. But others have arrived since. As sorta mentioned in another thread I worked near that metro center Bobby qs, I thought it okay, but pricey.
     
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    Dillons used to be good back in the day but I haven't been back there in years.
     
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    West Alley. That sounds like Rendezvous, a famous Memphis BBQ restaurant that's set in an alley just north of the famous Peabody Hotel. (I don't know if he owns the Rendezvous, but I know the connection.) I will try it out.
     
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    My dad wasn't impressed, but if there's isn't a game on my birthday (and I don't have finals on Dec. 12 at Mesa Community College (MCC)), I'll head over to the Mesa location for dinner.
     
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    Maybe I'm just lame or haven't tried many others, but Joe's BBQ in Gilbert is pretty bomb.

    I am partial to that loaded baked potato though.
     
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    Little Miss is the Best in PHX no question but good luck getting it. Have to show up at 10:30 or so and get in line. When they run out.. they run out. BobbyQs is excellent .. ribs and Qrolls are my favs.. best Mac and Cheese ever. Also try The BBQ company on Broadway and 38th St.
    The Barbecue Company | Award Winning Barbecue Restaurant | BBQ Restaurant Phoenix AZ | BBQ Restaurant WI | BBQ Catering | Barbecue Ribs | Barbecue Meatloaf | BBQ Sauses, Spices & Rubs | Barbecue Pulled Pork

    Honorable mention to Can't stop Smokin BBQ. Awesome peach cobbler and ribs.

    Valleysmokers LLC dba Cantstopsmokin BBQ AZ - Home
     
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    Brother John in Tucson. It's the real deal. The stuff up here just doesn't compare.
     
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    What do you mean real deal? Are you talking about quality of meat or the way it's prepared?
     
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    Came here to say this. One of my closest friends lived in Texas for years, and he says it’s the only joint here in Arizona that stacks up with the best of the best BBQ, in Texas.
     
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    Texas BBQ House
    5037 S 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85040

    Only opened for lunch but by far the best BBQ I have had here. I have tried the likes of Bobby Q, Famous Daves, Little Miss BBQ, Hap's Pit BBQ, etc.
     
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    I love Bobby Q, but I'm a big Kansas City style fan. There's three brands of BBQ, especially concerning restaurants - KC, Memphis, and Texas. But that's also simplifying it all. Bobby Q is closer to KC style than the others
     
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    Susie Q's in Payson is the best I've personally had, if you ever come up here. Like Little Miss they can and do run out so you have to get there early (also only open for lunch).
     
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    Little Miss BBQ is the best BBQ not only in Phoenix but the entire southwest. Check out Yelp and Google reviews on this joint.
    Another favorite of mine in Frashers BBQ on 32nd Street and Indian School in Phoenix. Reasonably priced at Frashers.
     
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    Both. Check it out if you go down to Tucson.
     
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    Closest thing I get to BBQ is Rudy’s.
     
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    It's a popular place, but there's no way that clown has the best BBQ in town. Bob Sikora is an entrepreneur, not a chef, cook or pit master.

    Honey Bears is good, but perhaps too sweet for some. The Barbecue Co, in S. Phoenix is good as well.
     
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    It is quite good. Consistency is an issue. I’ve had very over cooked ribs more than once as well as very over cooked pulled pork more than once. I’ve also had absolutely amazing servings of both. Hit and miss.

    It happens when preparing barbecue and smoked meats. Sometimes the ends get over done and sometimes certain areas in the cooking vessel are hotter than they should be. This is unavoidable. It’s really just a question of making sure those pieces don’t end up on the plates of your customers.
     
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    Surprised not to hear Honey Bears. They have two locations, but neither are in super great areas. Central/Thomas and 48th street/Van Buren. Awesome food.

    Also use to enjoy Thee Pitts Again (59th ave and Bell) but haven’t been in years.
     
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    Honey Bear's is okay. Like their hot link sandwich the best.
     

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