Honey Bears BBQ in Phoenix

I was in Phoenix for spring break. My brother-in-law and son were out and about at lunchtime and decided to get some lunch.

I was hungry for BBQ, so my brother-in-law took us to Honey Bears BBQ. I had heard him talk about Honey Bears several times, so I was happy to get a chance to experience it for myself.

As we pulled up, I could tell it was going to be good. It was about 1:30 and the whole parking lot was full. In the back there was a smoker and it was going full blast! You could smell the BBQ meat cooking as soon as you got out of the car.

They served up the typical BBQ fare, BBQ Sandwiches (pork and beef), chicken, ribs, slaw, fries, beans, corn, and cobbler for dessert. They also serve up Catfish and Sweet Potato Pie.

My brother-in-law ordered first and got the BBQ Pork Sandwich. I love pulled pork so I got the same thing, with an order of slaw and an ear of corn. As he was getting a handful of napkins, he grabbed a fork, although he only ordered the sandwich. As I got my meal, I could see why. There was so much sauce smothered all over the sandwich that it was a lot less mess to just eat it with a fork.

It was great! The sauce is a 50 year-old family recipe from Tennessee. Their motto is: put a little bit of South in your mouth!!

The pulled pork was awesome! The sauce was tangy, but not too tangy. Sweet, but not too sweet.

Occasionally, I have been to a BBQ restaurant as I travel and the meat is really good, but the sides are just OK. At Honey Bears, even the sides were delicious.

It was a great lunch - I would definitely go back. You can even order the sauce by the gallon if you desire.

Let me know if you have a great BBQ restaurant in your area!

Happy eating!


  1. Brian, another thing I'm lerinang more and more is to not pay attention to anyone else when you know your cooker and what you need to do. Just because no one else is putting brisket on at 5:30 doesn't mean I shouldn't if it I think that's when they need to go on. You have to learn to trust yourself a bit.

  2. I like to serve it with Sweet Potato fries, or tomato salad.One large pleefrabry garden tomato, thinly slicedOne cucumber, thinly slicedOne garlic clove, smashed, then chopped4T olive oilNatures and Italian seasoning to tasteIce cubesToss together and let marinate for 20 minutes or so.Best served with warm bread to soak up the juices.I've even diced the veggies up and served over rotini to make a cold pasta dish for hot days for Danny at work, I call it Bruschetta pasta, you do the same thing, but, I marinate the pasta with the rest overnight and its amazing! Eileen(I still haven't figured out the administrator thing, if you could help that would ROCK!)