#NationalBBQDay is finally upon us! Gilbert is full of delicious hidden treasure BBQ restaurants that you have to know about. We checked out 5 of them and trust us when we say- you will regret not trying them!

Arizona BBQ Company

Arizona BBQ Company joined Southwest Favorites and BBQ Classics to create a menu that everyone loves. Honoring the best of both worlds, Arizona BBQ Company combines great local flavors like habanera and green chili with classic BBQ flavors. Arizona BBQ Company gives back to the community in many ways including teaming up with schools for fundraisers, participating in charity events, and giving discounts to first responders! If you are looking for a restaurant with that at home, full of love feel, look no further… Arizona BBQ Company is the place for you.

Caldwell County BBQ

If you’re looking for a mixture of Texas and Arizona BBQ, you’ll find it at Caldwell County BBQ. Their BBQ incorporates both Texas and Arizona, where you’ll taste hints of citrus and green chile. Try their beef brisket, pulled pork, or St. Louis ribs. Plus they have three different sauces for you to choose from; the House, an amber mustard, or their Hot n Sweet sauce. 



Joe’s Real BBQ

Joe’s Real BBQ, located in the heart of Downtown Gilbert, is a great very family friendly BBQ choice! Joe’s is perfect for large groups with quick cafeteria-style ordering and open seating both inside and outside. Joe’s is known for their flavorful meats that are cooked using only Arizona pecan wood and no gas or electricity! This is a must try for everyone who comes to Gilbert.

Rudy’s Country Store BAR-B-Q

Founded in 1989 in a small town in Texas, Rudy’s serves delicious and authentic southern BBQ. With only two locations in Arizona, Gilbert is lucky to have Rudy’s apart of our community! Cooking their meat with fires fueled from 100% oak while using a dry spice, Rudy’s promises their BBQ is perfectly ready for you! Don’t forget to try their famous “sause” when you are checking out this Gilbert favorite!

Waldo’s BBQ

Founded in 1993, Waldo’s BBQ was founded by Clay Caldwell an Arizona Native Pig Farmer. While Clay is no longer the owner of Waldo’s, his legacy, recipes, and humor are still found throughout this mouth-watering BBQ joint! Waldo’s slow cooks their BBQ over mesquite wood and serves original desserts and side dishes that you have to try for yourself. At Waldo’s everyone is welcome, comfortable, and happy with a belly full of barbeque!



Did we miss one of your favorite BBQ restaurants!? Message us your favorites and we will include it in our next round of BBQ Must-Trys!

Written By: Amelia Dennie (@amelia.dennie)