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The 15 Best BBQ Restaurants In Phoenix

Updated: August 22, 2022

Send your taste buds on a trip with BBQ styles from St. Louis to Texas at these Phoenix BBQ spots. After scrutinizing millions of critic and diner reviews from top sites we give you the list of Phoenix’s best BBQ. Head to these spots for some of the tastiest brisket and burnt ends your taste buds can imagine!

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Little Miss BBQ-University

American, $$, South MountainAmerican, $$Phoenix, South Mountain
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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Bobby Q

New American, $$, North MountainNew American, $$Phoenix, North Mountain
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

Texas BBQ House

American, $$, South MountainAmerican, $$Phoenix, South Mountain
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip 101, 2020

    10 Best BBQ Joints In Phoenix, Arizona

    Trip 101, 2020
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

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    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Little Miss BBQ-Sunnyslope

$$, North Mountain$$Phoenix, North Mountain
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip 101, 2020

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    Trip 101, 2020
  • Vacation Idea, 2021

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Pork On A Fork

American, $$, Deer ValleyAmerican, $$Phoenix, Deer Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2020

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    Trip 101, 2020
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

Cookin On Wood

$, South Mountain$Phoenix, South Mountain
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020

All My Favorites’  BBQ

Food Truck, $$, South MountainFood Truck, $$Phoenix, South Mountain
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Taste My City

American, $$, MaryvaleAmerican, $$Phoenix, Maryvale
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Naked BBQ

American, $$, Deer ValleyAmerican, $$Phoenix, Deer Valley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Kahu Hawaiian BBQ

Hawaiian, $, MaryvaleHawaiian, $Phoenix, Maryvale
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Phat Turtle BBQ

American, $$, Desert ViewAmerican, $$Phoenix, Desert View
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse

American, $$, Paradise ValleyAmerican, $$Phoenix, Paradise Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • City Seeker

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    City Seeker
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Danky's Bar-B-Q

American, $$, Paradise ValleyAmerican, $$Phoenix, Paradise Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2020

    10 Best BBQ Joints In Phoenix, Arizona

    Trip 101, 2020

Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

American, $$, Camelback EastAmerican, $$Phoenix, Camelback East
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2020

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    Trip 101, 2020

Frasher's Smokehouse

American, $$, Camelback EastAmerican, $$Phoenix, Camelback East
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2020

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    Trip 101, 2020

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how tough it is to find the best Barbeque in Phoenix. We analyzed 692 lists and articles from top sources like City Seeker and Trip 101, 11589 Phoenix restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. We cross-referenced with top lists, like City Seeker - Best American in Phoenix, Trip 101 - 10 Best BBQ Joints In Phoenix, Arizona and City Seeker - Best Barbecue in Phoenix. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. The ten options above are the best of Phoenix Barbeque.

Most common questions

Seoul BBQ & Sushi and Sizzle Korean Barbeque are the highest-rated upscale spots for barbeque in Phoenix.

Little Miss BBQ-University, Little Miss BBQ-Sunnyslope, and Bobby Q are the highest-rated barbeque spots that are good for groups in Phoenix.

Little Miss BBQ-University, Little Miss BBQ-Sunnyslope, and Bobby Q are the highest-rated barbeque spots for dinner in Phoenix.

There are 54 barbeque spots in Phoenix.

Little Miss BBQ-University, Little Miss BBQ-Sunnyslope, and Bobby Q have outdoor seating and barbeque in Phoenix.

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • The perfect complement to pork


    Experts often pair pork with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

  • Sauvignon Blanc with your pork ribs with a barbecue rub

    Sauvignon Blanc is acidic and this makes it a great drink to have alongside your pairing_Dish_name. The pairing_drink_ingredients in the drink play nicely with the pairing_Dish_flavour_profile flavours in the food.

  • Go for Rosé with grilled turkey burger

    For an elevated experience, pair your grilled turkey burger with Rosé. This combination works particularly well because this pink wine battles the grilled flavours.


Factoids about Barbeque

  • A match made in heaven: The Arnold Palmer Cocktail & Southern barbecue

    If you’re gonna be eating Southern barbecue, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice The Arnold Palmer Cocktail.

  • A taste for luxury

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

  • The fastest eater

    At the KC Burnt Ends Battle Eat-Off, Jamie McDonald ate the most burnt end in modern history, finishing no less than 9 pounds.

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