A friend recommend Papa Joe's BBQ in Manteca to me recently and after stopping in for an afternoon BBQ I can officially say this one is a place you can skip. The chili beans may be from a can and the "salad" featured bag salad, pickles from a jar, shredded chips, and crunched up corn chips. All of that would have ben forgivable if the BBQ was good but mine was dry and had too much char to it. I'd say this one is worth skipping although the smell in the parking lot might make you think otherwise.
The decor was rusty, dusty old farm and stable equipment inside with an old fashioned wooden bar and clunky old wooden tables. It was pretty quite and the service was good. Too bad I can't say the same for my sampler platter... I wish them better luck next time. I'd be willing to try it again if someone else said they had better luck with the tri tip or the burgers.
Has anyone else tried Papa Joe's?
Pa Pa Joe's BBQ & Steak House
128 East Alameda Street, Manteca, CA