Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar

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Barbecue
Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar is located at Starr Pass Country Club. The difference at Catalina BBQ Co. is that we use fresh, never frozen meats with no artificial additives, just pure wood smoke. You don’t have to be a judge at a barbeque competition to get competition quality barbeque, just come visit us at Catalina BBQ Co. for lunch or dinner any day of the week. Enjoy Happy Hour from 4:00 pm To 6:00 pm daily. Catch all of the days action in sports on one of 14 HDTVs located throughout the restaurant.
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vipJohn
Phoenix
164 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Wasn’t a typical bbq setting. No real issues

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RicknNeen
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food were really good. Love the ribs, so moist. Recommended. Will be back for sure.

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vipJane
New England
42 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The setting of this restaurant was beautiful.
We sat outside and had a great meal. We enjoyed it so much that we went back the next night.

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JayceeM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant evening with delicious BBQ. We each ordered the double meat plate and had plenty left to take back home with us. We were there for happy hour and the house margarita special was a good deal. Our waitress was very friendly, and we got excellent service. She checked with the chef to make sure everything I ordered was gluten free. She even pointed out that one of the three BBQ sauces that came with the meal had gluten in it and to avoid that one. The atmosphere was also pleasing. It was a long drive to get there, but we would definitely go back and probably order the same thing.

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jeannetteg
Tucson
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The food was OK (BBQ beef was tough but the rest of the meat was tender and tasty) but the service was not good. Our waitress was very friendly but a terrible waitress. It did not appear that she had any training as a server. There was a long time between when we ordered and when we got our food. Dirty plates were left on the table when the desert came. The whole experience was no where near Starr Pass’ usual standards.

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WesleyD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the area and the view of the golf course, my family and I had and very happy fathers day. Thank you all

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vipLindaG
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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JenH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The kids mac n cheese was in fact penne pasta with a little cheese sauce and some shredded cheese - the pasta wasn't cooked properly and was still crunchy! We sent it back and it came back slightly less crunchy but it has clearly been microwaved based on the state of the grated cheese. Our BBQ food was mediocre - beef brisket was dry, ribs were ok, chicken was good. Disappointing overall.

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vipNYMike
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Location (if you sit outside) in the evening is awesome. That where it goes downhill. Ordered wings, mac n cheese, 2 meat plate (brisket and pulled pork). Dried out brisket, no flavor. (2) children plus myself.......$160.00. There is a reason it was empty on a thursday night.

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hummingbird
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. The staff was very accommodating as we had originally requested a table inside but when we arrived we changed our mind and wanted to dine on the patio. They quickly cleaned a table for us and made it happen. Our waitress was extremely pleasant and attentive. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The decor is basic and the atmosphere was more of a lunch experience then a fun dinner out. The food was decent but overall there was no wow factor. The staff was friendly, however the overall experience was boring. This place is probably best for lunch.

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Nancy
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Catalina Barbeque.
Great food and friendly service.
👍💕
I highly recommend it.

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gandjmont
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I would not recommend to another visitor based on this visit alone. However this was our 4th visit and the others were great. They were busy but not as busy as you would expect for a Valentine's dinner so service should not have lacked.

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vipTOeatorNOTtoeat
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant is located at the JW Marriott Starr Pass. Aside from the view of the golf course, it's a very cold atmosphere. They didn't put any effort into decorating. For dinner, I ordered the half smoked chicken with baked potato and added a side of coleslaw. I had specifically asked if it was prepared with BBQ sauce and was told that it was. However, when it arrived it was completely plain. The server set down the BBQ sauce for us to add ourselves. The dark meat was tender but the breast was extremely dry. It was also just room temperature. My dad's brisket was the same. We sent back our baked potatoes because they were cold. Also, the coleslaw tasted like it was originally bagged. It was gross. My son ordered bacon Mac and cheese and loved it. That was the only good dish we tried. I ordered apple cobbler to go. It was so bland and lacking in flavor. After 3 bites I ended up throwing it out. Overall, not impressed!!!

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vipBdowgiallo
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought out of town guests here to watch the Super Bowl game and we stayed for several hours to watch the pregame and the game till its conclusion. Our waitress was attentive to our needs and never rushed us. She was very accommodating when we requested to move our table away from a loud speaker. Nice way to watch the game.

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vipKarenD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Servers were very attentive.

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gandjmont
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome place and excellent service! Will return for the yummy food soon!

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vipmollys
Tucson
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our wait staff, Ayla, was excellent. Food was tasty and plentiful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good barbecue and good service. Will go back and try it again.

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SheriM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nestled on the far west side, Catalina Bar-b-que is an ideal location when you want a sit down meal without having to drive across down. Excellent meats and classic sides. Our meal was prepared exactly as requested and was enjoyed by everyone in our party.

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SteveZ
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to be the best brisket I’ve ever had - smoked 12-16 hours and melts in your mouth! And our server, Elvia, made us feel welcome, made great suggestions, and helped us enjoy ourselves. Thank you!

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vipJEPizarro
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

There weren't that many people there when I went. I would say the menu is basic, geared to hotel guests tastes. They have chicken fried steak on the menu..at a bbq place?. Bottom line someone got creative with the name, but its a standard hotel restaurant, just located at their golf course clubhouse.

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vipVandra
Tucson
238 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great but pricey barbecue!

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deblaur
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waitress was pleasant. Drinks and food arrived quickly.

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donnac
Tucson
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food excellent as always. We always partake of their bbq. The server was stiff, I was wanting a cocktail and since it was Happy Hour he insisted I had to have something on special. I did change to a beer, but I thought I was ordering what I wanted???? Rather pushy fellow.......

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here with my family and all of the food was delicious, including the complimentary bread. Part of the reason this restaurant is such a good value is because of the huge portion sizes. Between 6 people we only ordered 3 entrees, one side dish, one appetizer, and a half salad and we were stuffed! Great comfort food in a beautiful setting.

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MaryK
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Good food overall but slow service. Patio could have used some fly control but was more quiet than the dining room which is VERY noisy

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ArleneR
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. This time we took friends with us after a theater matinee. The service was excellent and the BBQ selections are unique and tasty. We also enjoyed the sides offered (Bourbon Corn, Coleslaw, Mac and Cheese, et. al.). The portions are generous. If it's not too hot we prefer eating outside overlooking the scenic golf course and downtown Tucson in the distance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall4food3service2ambience2

The food and service were decent. Not as good as the restaurants in the JW Marriott, but for a quick bite, this place isn’t bad.

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vipPerfect
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Just not very good. Service was very spotty. Food below average.

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vipRobertC
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Server was almost robotic....food was really poor quality..beans were like soup ..burnt ends were not true burnt ends...very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I ordered a combination plate of brisket, which was very dry, and burnt ends, which were overcooked and thick with a ridiculously sweet bbq sauce I would never have chosen. When the (tiny) baked potato is the best part of your meal, it’s time to close the book on a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome night at Catalina BBQ. The views were beautiful, the food was delicious, and they had lots of options to choose from. I had a green chile mac n' cheese topped with burnt ends that was amazing. Highly recommend.

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Danr
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow great BBQ! Try the burnt ends and you will not be disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food

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Milo
Boise
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A quiet Tuesday evening following the thunderstorms - sat on the beautiful patio despite the remaining puddles and admired the colors as evening fell. Service was fantastic. Sampled most of the BBQ options, sharing with my colleague. Really it was all quite tasty but the burnt-ends stole the show from everything else! Weren't overly crusty, still tender but with amazing flavor! Brisket was quite good, pulled pork pretty good. The smoked chicken was our least favorite - kind of dry. Loved the 3 BBQ sauces they bring for you, with different flavors and heats. The bourbon corn side was yummy but didn't really have any bourbon flavor profile. Beans were QUITE good. And the mescal smoky margarita rocked! I'll be back!

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vipPapillon
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very average BBQ. Smoke was barely present. Sauces were unremarkable.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Morgan was a great server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
317 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good, as usual. I had the carne asada quesadilla which was too greasy this time, but tasty. My husband had his usual pulled pork sandwich which was very good, and his buddy had a burger. The fries and cornbread and muffins were hot and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I'm really upset at the waitress we had. There was only 4 adults and one child in my party and the waitress had the nerve to add gratuity when it was not a party of 6. That is against the law to do. I had contacted the restraunt on Monday and they did nothing about it. Such a bad experience and the worst service ever. Never will I go here again

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Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 791-6260.

Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

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