Joe’s Real Barbecue 301 N. Gilbert Road

Joe’s Real Barbecue

301 N. Gilbert Road


Joe’s Real Barbecue

301 N. Gilbert Road



Joe’s Real Barbecue has been keeping it real since 1998, serving up the best pecan wood-smoked brisket, ribs, chicken and spicy hot links you’ll find anywhere.

At a lot of barbecue joints, the meats are the stars and the sides seem like an afterthought. Not here. Families adore the homemade applesauce, coleslaw, pit beans and gigantic baked potatoes.

Kids and parents also love the delicious homemade root beer and enjoying their meals out back in the picnic park. The interior of the downtown 1929 brick building, a Safeway back in the day, pays homage to Gilbert’s agricultural roots with a larger-than-life mural and a restored vintage John Deere tractor.


Second Place

Famous Dave’s

2206 E. Williams Field Road, #101



Third Place

Arizona BBQ Company

1534 E. Ray Road, #110


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