Caldwell County BBQ
Located in Gilbert, just to the northeast of Mesa Gateway Airport, Caldwell County BBQ offers some of the best barbecue in the Valley. Look for a red weathervane declaring “BBQ,” and you’ll be in for a treat. Park out back, and you’ll walk past giant smokers puffing out mouthwatering aromas as you make your way inside. There, you’ll find a cozy modern-yet-country-style space with wooden picnic tables and tin trays. Slide up to the counter and ask what’s available, as popular items sell out quick. Mesquite-smoked prime brisket, complete with a large-grain peppercorn crust, is a must as is the juicy turkey breast marinated in apple juice and butter. Meats are served by the pound; in sandwiches such as the monster El General Patton that includes brisket, pulled pork, and sausage all on one roll; and on sampler platters that allow customers to try a little of everything.
18324 E Nunneley Rd., Gilbert, 85296