Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Phoenix

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July 20, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Phoenix

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Phoenix on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#22. Sizzle Korean Barbeque

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Korean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 21001 N Tatum Blvd Desert Ridge Marketplace, Phoenix, AZ 85050-4206
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#21. Hole-In-The-Wall BBQ Joint

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (213 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7677 North 16th Street #4434, Phoenix, AZ 85020
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#20. Honey Bear's BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (104 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (2.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5012 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-7007
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#19. Honey Bears Barbeque

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2824 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1019
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#18. Shanes Rib Shack

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2501 W Happy Valley Rd Ste 1280, Phoenix, AZ 85085-3701
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#17. Barbecue Company Grill and Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4636 S 36th St, Phoenix, AZ 85040-2904
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#16. HEK Yeah BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Southwestern, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 15044 North Cave Creek Road #6, Phoenix, AZ 85032
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#15. Texas BBQ House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (58 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5037 S 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85040-2604
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#14. Trapp Haus

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 511 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1920
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#13. Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4046 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-7514
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#12. Bootleggers

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3375 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028-3352
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#11. Angry Crab and BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (190 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2808 East Indian School Road #d110, Phoenix, AZ 85016
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#10. jL Smokehouse

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 1712 E Broadway Rd Ste 3, Phoenix, AZ 85040-2400
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#9. Danky's Bbq

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4727 E Bell Rd Ste 31, Phoenix, AZ 85032-2303
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#8. Hap's Real Pit Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4801 E Washington St Ste 3, Phoenix, AZ 85034-2022
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#7. Little Miss BBQ-Sunnyslope

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8901 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020
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#6. Naked BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2340 W Bell Rd Suite 130, West End of Strip Mall, Behind Lamar's Donuts, Phoenix, AZ 85023-3205
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#5. Frasher's Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (75 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3222 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-5012
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#4. Pork on a Fork BBQ & Catering

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (141 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1515 W Deer Valley Rd Ste B102, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2041
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#3. Bobby Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (102 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3154 E Camelback Rd Biltmore Shopping Center, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4502
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#2. Bobby-Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,194 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8501 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051-4063
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#1. Little Miss BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (681 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4301 E University Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85034-7317
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