Have a hankering for a hearty helping of grilled meat? Head to the West Valley. Eric’s Family Barbecue Dillon’s JJ’s Louisiana BBQ
This new barbecue joint specializes in Central-Texas-style brisket, rubbed with little more than salt and pepper and smoked over mesquite until it reaches a lovely ratio of carmelized bark to fatty flesh.
12345 W. Indian School Rd., Avondale
This rambling, down-home restaurant is beloved for its barbecued ribs and chicken, pecan-smoked and served with comforting sides including mashed potatoes, steak fries, macaroni and cheese, barbecue baked beans and potato salad. Fish sandwiches and platters are awesome, too.
20585 N. 59th Ave., Glendale
Specializing in slow-cooked Southern-style meats, this hole-in-the-wall barbecue haven offers hot links, rib tips, pulled pork, brisket and a slew of stellar home-style sides including potato salad and macaroni and cheese.
5601 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
Have a hankering for a hearty helping of grilled meat? Head to the West Valley.
Eric’s Family Barbecue
JJ’s Louisiana BBQ