Gilbert is a booming suburb southeast of Phoenix, and before I ate at Joe's, I hardly knew where Gilbert was. However, now that you can get from Scottsdale to this southeast Valley suburb entirely on freeways (and in as little as 30 min. if it isn't rush hour), there's no reason not to search out this unique eatery. Designed to resemble a 1950s burger stand and set in the middle of a farm that's part of the Agritopia housing development, Joe's serves creative comfort food and is a huge hit with families. There are big salads with various toppings, barbecued ribs, chicken sandwiches, pizzas, and, best of all, burgers that just might be the best in the Valley. After a meal, be sure to walk next door to the Coffee Shop (tel. 480/279-3144) for a pastry.
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