Rim Country BBQ

2021 | Payson, Arizona

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With Robert’s direction and April’s experience at the bar, we believe we’ve created a great management team. We look forward to bringing Payson a fabulous new place for family and friends to relax and enjoy a great meal at reasonable prices, in a fun, casual setting.

​It is our pleasure to bring World Class BBQ to beautiful Payson, Arizona. Rim Country BBQ is a place where our guests can share our love for great food. Our goal is to consistently deliver the best BBQ you’ve had each time you visit our restaurant. We believe Rim Country BBQ will soon be the best BBQ restaurant not only in Payson but the best in Arizona.

Payson, Arizona

Our Story

Robert Santoro, Owner & General Manager

Robert Santoro retired from the Motion Picture/Television industry. Working closely with the Food Network Channel, he designed and supplied high-end, commercial mobile kitchens to many popular Food Network shows. Throughout his dealings with some of the best restaurateurs in America and entering BBQ competitions in his free time, Robert knew he would eventually open his own restaurant. Now that his dream is reality he brings his experience to Payson, making the best BBQ in Arizona!

April Lynn, Bar manager

April Lynn is a long-time resident of Payson. She has planted her roots here and is a proud member of the Payson Pro Rodeo Committee. She brings over thirty years of bartending and management experience to our saloon. Her amazing personality brightens every room she steps into. As the inventor of many of our Founder’s Cocktails, she has shown how creative she is. Stop by to see her in action behind the bar! You won’t leave disappointed.


The heart of our BBQ! Sliced and Chopped Brisket, Spare Ribs, Burnt Ends, and our Jalapeño Sausages.


Smoked Turkey is served in our salads, sandwiches, and sample plate. Be sure to try this bird out!


Be sure to check out our Salmon Salad & our Alderwood Smoked Salmon!

Quality, Expertise, Mouth- Watering Goodness

Our Mission

Here at Rim Country BBQ, our passion is all about great Barbecue! Each menu item has been crafted by our award-winning pitmasters to deliver amazing flavor with every bite. From the best cuts of tender meats to our decades-long pursuit of the perfect rubs and sauces, not to mention our wonderful side dishes. We believe you will be feasting on the best BBQ you can find in Arizona.

Our vision

Bring everyone down to relax in our historic family-friendly restaurant or on our expansive outdoor patio. You will enjoy our great food and beverages served at reasonable prices. Need some more tantalizing refreshment? Kick your boots up in our Saloon and order a cocktail, margarita or your favorite ice-cold beer. Located on historic Main Street in the heart of Payson. Rim Country BBQ knows the history of our amazing town and the people that live here. Cheers to the next chapter of our small town, big flavor!


“Five Stars!”

Had the Sample Platter yesterday! Took most of it home!! Sounds like I might be getting my Christmas Prime Rib from RCBBQ! ~Garry M

Just had the Prime Rib dinner and a side of brisket last night and it was AMAZING!! ~Melinda L

Best brisket ever !! ~Dawn M

We served your smoked turkey and it was delicious! Rave reviews by all! Perfection. Bless you all. ~Kris M

Great food and everyone loved the catering at our Pins for Paws last night at the Bowling Alley! ~Cathy B

Love the additions to your menu! Especially the charcuterie board! ~Liz B

Good job! Let’s see the other side with the adult beverages with 3 Sheilas Wine & Spirits addition!! ~Jane C

 tried the salmon salad on Saturday night, it was fantastic! I also love the sampler platter, Turkey & pork belly burnt ends. Oh and the Carolina sauce for dipping the garlic bread. ~Michelle B

Best BBQ!!!! Everything is Delicious ~Carla B

Best barbecue in Arizona hands-down ~Patty S

Fantastic Ribs!!! ~James B

I was treated to the peach pie ala mode! Deliciousness! ~Luann C

The food is delicious! Staff friendly and attentive! A great place for Payson! ~Phyllis M

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Get IN touch

(928) 472-2BBQ (227)

Rim Country BBQ
202 W Main St
Payson, AZ 85541

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We are located across the street
from Sawmill Crossing's on Main Street

Restaurant Hours

Tues-Sat: 11AM - 8PM
Sun-Mon: Closed