Little Miss BBQ

4301 East University Drive

The crew behind Little Miss BBQ got its start as a competitive barbecue team. Now they run this small but highly sought-after joint where lines often wrap around the block (and yes, it’s completely worth the wait). As with all quality barbecue spots, ordering is a simple and straightforward experience: Pick your meat (brisket, pulled pork, ribs, turkey, or sausage), tell them how much of it you want, and then select your sides—ranch-style beans, jalapeño cheddar grits (seriously!), potato salad, or coleslaw. There’s only one option for dessert and that’s really all that’s needed, because Bekke’s Smoked Pecan Pie is simply glorious.

More Recommendations

Little Miss BBQ...

A guy named Scott Holmes decided to open a real BBQ joint in Phoenix. Did his homework. Practiced in his backyard smoking BBQ for two years. Then, he opened Little Miss BBQ. It’s award winning and worth the wait in line.

Information on this page, including website, location, and opening hours, is subject to have changed since this page was last published. If you would like to report anything that’s inaccurate, let us know at

Nearby highlights
Sign up for our newsletter
Join more than a million of the world’s best travelers. Subscribe to the Daily Wander newsletter.
More From AFAR