Honey Bear’s opened in Phoenix in the '80s and locals have been singing its praises ever since. Its menu is simple, but the items on it have been perfected and its dessert selections are the perfect match to its meats. It boasts great prices and offers its food in individual servings or by the pound or gallon, which makes it great for families, or those who want to taste bit of everything.
Honey Bear’s BBQ first swung open their doors in 1986. And since then, these ‘cue experts have been dishing out Tennessee-style barbecue to the masses. Pitmaster Mark Smith has been skillfully manning the smokers behind this Van Buren barbecue shack since the beginning. And all that time perfecting his craft has certainly paid off. Honey Bear’s lineup of smoked eats includes classics like combo plates packed with wood-smoked proteins, hefty sauce-drenched sandwiches, and all the standard fixings including collard greens, Cowbro’ Beans, and the unmissable, uber cheesy, Meaty Mac topped with your choice of pulled pork, beef brisket, or shredded chicken. Don’t miss housemade sweets like the golden crusted peach cobbler and Honey Bear’s iconic sweet potato pie.