A really late lunch has just ended and I thoroughly enjoyed the offerings at Joe's Real BBQ in Gilbert, AZ. Located south of Guadalupe on Gilbert Rd, this old store serves pecan-wood smoked meats and I found the pulled pork to be meltingly tender. Parking in the back of Joe's gives you the best introduction because the smoker is located there and you're greeted by an enticing smell of something wonderful. A self-serve food line gives you several choices and I had the BBQ pulled pork sandwich with a side of potato salad. Homemade root beer is featured at Joe's and it was a treat. The "regular" soda lineup is available as are several varieties of hard-to-find selections stashed in an ice-filled cattle feed trough. More self-serve stands have a selection of chopped onion, pickles, jalapenos as well as a choice of two BBQ sauces, "regular" and "we dare you hot". Joe's is for the "Do It Yourself" fan as there is no table service.
Picked up a couple of bottles of Joe's BBQ sauce for use at home. Definately plan to return and I'm not alone. Joe's Real BBQ regularly makes "The Best of Phoenix" lists and now I know why.