Best of Phoenix Eating and Unique AtmosphereJoe's Front Entrance

Where do you go to find a unique local restarant that serves award winning BBQ?  Head south on Gilbert Rd. to Joe’s Real BBQ in the historic section of Gilbert.  Joe’s opened for business in January 1998 and has been satisfying cravings for barbeque brisket, pulled pork, pit ham, pork ribs, chicken and turkey breast ever since.  The food is award winning and you’ll also appreciate the old-style atmosphere that is one of a kind.  Where else will you find a  1948 John Deere tractor in the middle of the dining area?  The New Times awarded Joe’s the Best of Phoenix for Old-Fashioned Charm. If you are into sauces, you  have your choice of spicy, or “we dare you” hot which uses habanero peppers to turn up the heat.   My favorite lunch time meal is the BBQ sampler with over 3/4 lb. of ribs, chicken, pork and beef.  Most plates are in the $8 – $12 range.  Joe’s also features a comfortable and large outdoor dining area. 

A Gilbert favorite in historic downtown

Joe's Real Barbeque Main LobbyJoe’s Real BBQ is within short walking distance of the Hale Centre Theatre and Water Tower Plaza, home of the iconic Gilbert water tower landmark.   Across the street is another Joe Johnston eating establishment, Liberty Market and Restaurant.  You may have also heard of Joe’s Farm Grill located in south Gilbert, also owned by Joe Johnston.  After visiting these three restaurants, you’ll be convinced that Mr. Johnston knows how to please hungry patrons!

Joe's Menu

Location of Joe’s Real BBQ

If you live in Gilbert or are just passing through, Joe’s Real BBQ is definitely worth a visit.  You’ll have to come to Gilbert, because this family owned BBQ specialty restaurant in historic Gilbert is one of a kind and not a franchise. 

My recommendation is the BBQ sampler and homemade root beer!  Be sure to leave a comment after you visit Joe’s Real BBQ.

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