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Homer's Smokehouse in San Tan Valley, Arizona

Homer’s Smokehouse BBQ Creates A Buzz In STV

If you head East out of Queen Creek on Ocotillo, you’ll find Homer’s Smokehouse BBQ on the corner of Ocotillo and Meridian. Technically you’ve wondered just outside the Queen Creek city limits and entered San Tan Valley, AZ. Homer’s offers a Southern-style BBQ experience and does it well.

We had family in town the first time we tried Homer’s, and sometimes (not often) we don’t feel like firing up the grill. To be honest, if it weren’t for the fantastic reviews on Google and Yelp, we would have likely just chilled out in the backyard drinking our favorite local beer and playing the boombox. Ha! Fine, we would’ve been fighting over playlists that were streaming via WiFi through our wireless speaker system.

Anyhow, we were undoubtedly influenced by the local reviews and decided to see what all the fuss was about. So we jumped in the car and drove to Homer’s Smokehouse BBQ…here’s what we ordered:

– 2lbs of Sliced Brisket
– 2lbs of Shredded Pork
– Super Loaded Fries Fried in Duck Fat
– 16 ounces of Potato Salad
– 16 ounces of BBQ Beans
– 16 ounces of Coleslaw
– 6 Slices of Texas Toast
– 6 Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls

We brought the food home and kept it warm in the oven for a couple of hours until we were ready to go at it. Which brings me to an important point, Homer’s Smokehouse BBQ is open from 11 -7 Wednesday through Saturday, and will close early if/when they sell out. So we were being proactive and made sure we got the goods before they sold out.

The overall consensus was positive. I preferred the shredded pork, but honestly enjoyed everything we ordered. The smokey flavor was prominent, and all the sides were allowed to shine without a heavy dose of sodium. I have found that many BBQ joints like salt, a lot of salt. Homer’s lets the food do the talking, and lets the user do the salting. The meats were tender and the BBQ sauce did its job by staying out of the way. It’s a light sauce that accompanies the meat and fries nicely. In conclusion, the reviews were spot on in this case. At the time of this post, the Google reviews show a 4.8 star rating.

Stay tuned for more articles on Homer’s Smokehouse BBQ as other World Of Arizona contributors weigh in.

  • Doug Greer
    3 weeks ago
    I have been eating at Homer's for a few years now. I am a BBQ fanatic and love smoking my own brisket, pulled pork, etc. In my backyard. I have been to some of the best and most famous BBQ joints in the country; Franklin's in Austin, Joe's in Kansas City, Central in Memphis, Little
  • Drew Armstrong
    4 months ago
    This place is exactly why I search out family owned restaurants! All the 5 star reviews are for good reason. The owners are down home friendly! You can definitely tell they are passionate about their craft! We had a hard time narrowing down our choices; we ended up having the brisket, pulled pork, and ribs.
  • Taylor Niemela
    4 months ago
    loved everything about this place. The owners (husband and wife) were SO sweet and warm. They guided us through the menu and gave us so much attention. The food was AMAZING. My family is from Alabama, so I know good BBQ. Everything we ate was great. The sides were fresh and tasty. Couldn’t recommend this
  • Marisela Tellez
    4 weeks ago
    Let me put it this way.... if I was on death row and had one request for a last meal. THIS would be the place! Lol It’s AMAZING and the staff is SO friendly! The pulled pork and fried corn are my favorites! Cinnamon rolls are to die for!
  • Brian Ellis
    5 months ago
    Dang...son! This food is scrumptious. Forgot I was in Queen Creek. Great food and nice people. If you have not been here...shame on you. Make it here fast!
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