New Look – Same Great Food!!Brown Bear BBQ proudly serves our AWARD-WINNING BARBEQUE in the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon /Queen Creek / Gilbert / Mesa areas daily. We are available Valley- and state-wide for catering of corporate gatherings, birthday parties, community events and your special occasions.

Watch for our catering trailer in the area at local events like those below. Stop by and try our mouth-watering meats and side dishes – if you like what you taste, (and we know you will !! ) book us for your next family, community or corporate event!

Come visit us On the Plaza at 300 W Apache Trail in Downtown Apache Junction!


It’s COOLER now, and we’re out most Fridays.  Watch for upcoming Locations below or CALL (480) 298-0301 to PICK UP your favorite BBQ Items and Special Dinners.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Sep 2
11:00am – 5:00pm
10th Annual Springerville Rib Throwdown -Labor Day Weekend - Starts September 2nd and runs through the 5th, 2021 https://www.facebook.com/AZBarbequeClub/photos/gm.148206073937376/10159073222848168/ -- Family Friendly; Kids Competition; Appetizer and Dessert Contest' Open to Public; Friday nite Charity BBQ Dinner open to the Public;; Saturday Team BBQ Competition and Kids Contest; Prizes and Raffles; Enter your Competition BBQ Team or just come for a day of FUN in the cool mountain air!



Phil started his cooking career over 30 years ago working up from a helper to Sous Chef at the Officer’s Club while stationed at Fort Ritchie in Maryland. Phil continued to follow his passion for cooking in many different settings across the country, venturing west into Wyoming, then north to Alaska.

Needless to say, during his 17 years living in Kodiak, Alaska it was tough to come up with the great woods like apple, hickory or pecan so he had to be content with smaller BBQs using chips of the wonderful woods. He did, however, perfect the art of smoking so well that some summers found him working with lots of wild Alaska salmon for friends and neighbors!

BBQ Masters at Work After leaving Alaska for the warmer, drier climate of Arizona, Phil was able to pursue his BBQ passion year ’round! Phil began catering for private parties, weddings, birthdays, high school fundraisers, corporate BBQs and neighborhood gatherings. After observing and cooking with other teams at several competitions, Phil became Pit Master of his own competition team and has been winning awards around Arizona since.


Let Us Provide On-site Catering For Your Next Event

Let us put the FUN and FLAVOR in your next event!! All the fixin’s will be SMOKIN’ GOOD when we cater for you!! We offer On-site Catering and BBQ for:


Click here for our current Catering Menu

Click here for our Events and Ideas Flyer

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Brown Bear BBQ
Apache Junction, AZ