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Our Latest Reviews

David 15 days ago

Our Famous Fish & Chips

Best I'v had ((:

Connie about 2 months ago

Our Famous Fish & Chips

Delicious, as was the steak dinner my wife ate. The music was the best. The dancing was fun to watch. The staff was top notch!

Lindsaycrane26 2 months ago


Loved Handlebar J!! Great service, fun atmosphere and delicious food. Bringing all my girls here at the end of October on our girls trip!

Stanleygerber 3 months ago

Buffalo Wings

First time customer. Take out wings and onion rings. First class. Ready on time and even got told I was charged to much online and they handed me the money. I would never have known. Will be back because of the food but even more so because of the way they treat their customers.

Nicole 3 months ago

Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Melt in your mouth buffalo chicken tenders! Perfect not too crispy, not too soft, and the sauce is just enough kick for me to enjoy with a big side of ranch (not overly blistering like some places and I can't even taste my food after that!). I moved here from NJ and had a favorite buffalo wings/tenders place back there that I miss oh so much; I'm so glad I found this place tucked off the main road so now I can get my buffalo tender fix out here!

Skygirl2 3 months ago

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

The hamburger sliders with grilled onions were fabulous!!

Bcamaz 4 months ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

I feel a special connection to HBJ and to Gwen. When I first moved here in 1997 from New England, I wanted to hear some good live country music. Someone told me about HBJ. I called and spoke to Gwen. She was so nice to me, and gave me great directions to find it. Since then, every time I went in, I always spoke to her. I'm so glad the family has carried on, as there is no other place like it. The food is spectacular and the music can't be beat.

Benjamin 4 months ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

The staff is great and the food choices are also great. Of course the live music is over the top.

Bobby 4 months ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

Handlebar J's has been a favorite spot of mine since 1998 and we do miss Gwen dearly. But Ray has taken Handlebar J's to another level of excellence with delicious food and awesome entertainment. We all appreciate you for a fun night out and looking forward to many more fun times in the future. Hopefully when things get back to normal we can have that beautiful big dance floor again... Please 🤠

Alh8684 4 months ago

Our Famous Fish & Chips

I've had this dish 6 times. Always delicious! Tastes really fresh .. delicious coleslaw!!

Ifyourhappy 4 months ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

I LOVE the food and the band is awesome. I think I've got a thing for a keyboard player. LOL but really, you must try the food and excellent customer service. Many thanks for always coming through for me when i need food to go. Ooh those ribs, Rocking ribs!!! Best biscuits this side of the world. Mashed potato are YUM.

Kathy 6 months ago

BBQ Pulled Pork

The food was absolutely AMAZING. The service staff was very prompt and courteous. We absolutely love the music of J. David Sloan and have known him over 50 years. Your other entertainment is above par. We so enjoy our visits to your restaurant. KUDOS to the Staff for a job well done with consistency.

Conniebigelow 6 months ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

Fall of the bone ribs just like my grandpa used to make them...maybe better! Sorry grandpa! Very generous portion of ribs with a choice of sides. I would highly recommend!

Clwamsley1 6 months ago

* Cowboy

Perfectly cooked and served warm with an abundance of hot skinny fries. It was delicious. I saw lots of good choices on the menu and can't wait to try some new dishes soon. Loved the patio atmosphere with tables that are far enough apart to feel very comfortable in the setting.

Logger3399 9 months ago

Buffalo Wings

Fantastic wings, meaty, great texture and taste. And of course throw in cold beers and live music, a great way to spend an afternoon on the patio.

Sheilapajevic 10 months ago

BBQ Pulled Pork

I loved it. I'm not one to like coleslaw but your coleslaw was delicious . Your BBq pork is cooked to perfection.

Larmstrong1885 10 months ago

Signature Riblet Sampler

Fabulous food and so much fun learning the Twp Step!!

Nickarcan 11 months ago

BBQ Pulled Pork

This sandwich melts in your mouth with full smoked bbq flavoring.

Milanjirka11 11 months ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

never have eaten better ..., really something special,

Kornelia 12 months ago

Our Famous Fish & Chips

Awesome Food Awesome Country music Entertainment . Staff always Friendly Love going there

Ashley about 1 month ago

Baby Back Ribs

They were delicious!! Fell right off the bone. The BBQ sixes is so good too.👍🏼

Sheilapajevic about 2 months ago

"Them Potatoes"-AKA Steak Fries

I have to say their steaks are amazing along with the BBQ beans. If you want a first class steak and amazing entertainment Handle Bar JS is the place to go

Britney 3 months ago

Chips and Salsa

This is my all time favorite place for Happy Hour, live music and dancing. The atmosphere, drinks and food is like non other and I take all my friends here whenever I can!

Jtapeusa 3 months ago

Baby Back Ribs

Great ribs. Tender and tasty.

Rbrown222 3 months ago

* Ranch Hand

"HandleBarj's", the most authentic because it is Country Western in the heart of the Scottsdale, Arizona. It's a place where cowboys roam, love under the wide open sky and tie up thier ponies to posts to grab a whiskey at the full bar. The grub (Ranchhand menu) at HandleBarj's was gracious portions, prefectly seasoned, a treat for this here boy who's usually satisfied with grits and cornbread!! The Live Musicians on stage set the mood for fun...Line Dancin', Two Steppin' romantic night!! I fell in love with HandleBarjs' past, present and future!! Sincerely, Renee Bakes 480/200-1473

Jhogle8 3 months ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

The ribs are amazing and I love the kick it has with just the right amount of spice! Amazing.

Raina 4 months ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

We love the food, friendly staff and WOW...the music makes the Covid mess melt away.. dancing and singing!! Thank you all for making our lives better!!!!

Sneeekiepete 4 months ago

* Ron's Steak & Enchiladas

Great meal, the steak was spot on and the best enchiladas I've ever had. Great atmosphere and excellent service. The music awesome to boot. TY, Peter Bernal

Dantyh78 4 months ago

Our Famous Fish & Chips

Great Atmosphere! Nice Patio! Great service, super friendly. I had the fish and chips. I'm not a huge fan of fish but these ones were perfectly battered. Sometimes I stop by just for the amazing Church Music IPA on tap. It's also a great location right on the border of P.V. and Scottsdale and close enough for me to walk home, haha Your car will be safe there. I hear they have some pretty good bands that come through and dancing is available if you're into that. LOL No offense.

Bhorton98 4 months ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

I have unfortunately moved to AR and can no longer relish in their ribs. I spent many a birthday at HJ and miss it a lot. The ribs are fantastic. Haven't found anything to compare here. You used to have a side, bbq sauerkraut. If you still have the recipe would love to have it. Please. ❤️

Cinrod50 5 months ago

Deep Fried Onion Rings

The best onion rings ever, nice and crunchy!

Cwynar 6 months ago

Enchilada Platter

While known for their ribs you are not going to be disappointed with any menu item, but I need to show respect to the Enchiladas!! Yee haw someone knows how to give them the flavor that will leave your taste buds wanting more! I have been coming to this family own restaurant since we arrived from Cody, Wyoming in 1979. Everyone owes it to themselves to become acquainted with the terrific menu, outstanding music and the Herndon hospitality that has kept this establishment the rare Arizona jewel it is!

Samshimel03 6 months ago

Chicken Tenders & Skinny Fries

Really good food love them my fam owns this place Charles Herdon Family

Marbyp 7 months ago

Our Famous Fish & Chips

Really loved your delicious fish and chips and coleslaw. Looking forward to being able to come back inside to enjoy the music, food and drinks again soon. Marby

Badbilly1960 9 months ago

BBQ Pulled Pork

Me and my wife love this dish and would and will recommend to everyone as Handlebars Has been my favorite place to go in Scottsdale for over 40 years . Great food , music and dancing ( fun ) and good people ( friends ) good friends, food and fun equals good life and isn't that what we all want !!! God bless and God bless America !!! See you soon Billy and Lisa

Crosswind76 10 months ago

Buffalo Wings

I recently shared the mild wings with a dancing date at HJs. They were delicious!!! and who knew that eating wings with a date could be sexy, even with mild sauce, Lol. Try it, you won't be disappointed. :) I would order them again.

Joyceszeliga 10 months ago

Build Your Own Cowboy Burger or Grilled Chicken

The cowboy burger is to die for. You add what you'd like a true build it your own. Always cooked to perfection. The fries are thin and crisp. Yum

Jalves6 11 months ago

Build Your Own Cowboy Burger or Grilled Chicken

the only thing I wanna know is : when is the Ray Herndon Trio playin' again ?

Enwagj 12 months ago

* Cowboy

P. S. My husband & I had the cheese crisp as an appetizer, based on how yummy it looked online. We'd found 1 made in a similar way in Payson so I was THRILLED to find 1 here. I like jalapeños on my cheese crisp, while my husband doe not & the kitchen staff made it half & half. Sooo yummy & so much closer when I'm craving 1. Also excited to learn about the country dance lessons. Seems like the Handlebar J has pretty much everything WE enjoy. Great find.

Kglica 12 months ago

BBQ Pulled Pork

Delicious fall off the bone baby back ribs, the very best in the state. The ribs are consistently great along with a choice of many sides. Highly recommend Handle Bar J for its food,atmosphere and fun


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