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Bobby Q

Certificate of Excellence
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North Mountain
Bar, Barbecue
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8501 N 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051 (1-17 between Dunlap & Northern)
+1 602-995-5982
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The creator of Bobby McGee’s brings you Bobby Q. With Meats smoked up to...
The creator of Bobby McGee’s brings you Bobby Q. With Meats smoked up to 20 hours, to our in house, hand-cut steaks, you'll have no problem finding a meal to appeal to your appetite!! Reservations are taken for the dining room only.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 373
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a Queue.

This place is extremely busy, and for good reason, the food is amazing. The ambiance, inside and out is also great. If you're into BBQ, Bobby Q is the restaurant for you. Bring some patience, it's worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
protravel1
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This place is extremely busy, and for good reason, the food is amazing. The ambiance, inside and out is also great. If you're into BBQ, Bobby Q is the restaurant for you. Bring some patience, it's worth it.

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Mark H, Manager at Bobby Q, responded to this review

Wow, thanks very much for your endorsement! It's true that we do get crowded occasionally, but I'm glad that didn't stop you from enjoying your meal. Hope we'll be seeing you again before too long! Best, Chef Mark More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Was in town for business and made plans to meet a cousin and his wife for dinner on my last night. I check TA and Yelp and this place was near the top on both. Very close to my hotel, so that sealed the deal. We had reservations and when we arrived the place was packed for dinner with a... More 

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Mark H, Manager at Bobby Q, responded to this review

Glad you thought we lived up to our ratings! Seriously, thanks a lot for writing up the detailed review. Sounds like all our food really hit the mark, and as the chef obviously I'm thrilled to hear it. I do apologize for the confusion with your drink orders, but I'm glad that was resolved so quickly. Looking forward to seeing... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We have been eating there for years. The is some of the best BBQ in the Phoenix area. Its a little hard to find but well worth the effort. My office is a couple miles away so we go for lunch a couple times a month. The food is always great and I can't tell you my favorite because I... More 

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Mark H, Manager at Bobby Q, responded to this review

Glad you've always been such a big fan, Robert! Thanks very much for the ringing endorsement -- it seriously means a lot to know you've never once been disappointed in us. Looking forward to seeing you again! Best, Chef Mark More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

OK, it is what it is. Good food and drink, decent service, friendly environment. A little too close to the freeway for a 'country' environment, but still comfortable. They have their own beer and their own bourbon...not bad. Servings are appropriately sized. If you are looking for BBQ in a relaxed setting, why not?

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Mark H, Manager at Bobby Q, responded to this review

Glad you liked it, Chuck! Thanks for being a fan. It's true that we're kind of close to the freeway, but I hope that didn't detract too much from the experience. Sounds like you really enjoyed the meal, and that's what matters the most, so thanks! Hope we see you around again so we can show you an even better... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I stopped into Bobby Qs for a quick bite. My first time in Phoenix, and they are rated high. Their rating is deserved! I had a 2 meat combo with brisket and baby back ribs. They were both smoked to perfection and I didn't even have to use a knife (the way great BBQ should be). There was just enough... More 

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Mark H, Manager at Bobby Q, responded to this review

Glad you appreciated what we do -- thanks so much for the stellar rating! Great choices on the brisket and ribs, gotta say -- definitely some of our specialties. I see you're from Florida, but I hope you'll be back again before too long. Thanks again! Best, Chef Mark More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place was such a suprise. The manager gave us complimentary ribs because I ordered a rib eye steak by mistake. This steak was the best piece of meat I had ever put into my mouth. The best food that I have had the pleasure of consuming. I couldn't believe my luck at finding this place. I so recommend this... More 

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Mark H, Manager at Bobby Q, responded to this review

Wow. I can't thank you enough for this rave review. Seriously, this means the world to me. We try to make the best meat possible, but the best meat you've ever tasted? That's so great for us to hear, and we'll be sharing this with everybody else here too. I know they'll love to hear what you thought. Hope you'll... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have been coming here for years, despite the goofy name. The food is very good and most of the time there is a wait to get in (to be expected). The ribs, pulled pork and beef are outstanding. Basically all the food is very good and smoke is used in the way it's meant to be!! The only bummer... More 

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Mark H, Manager at Bobby Q, responded to this review

First off, thanks for being a fan for so long, man. I really appreciate your business and the fact that you took the time to leave this review. I'm sorry if you've ever felt like we were rushing you, though. That's not our intention, and I apologize if that's the way you felt. We want everyone to feel relaxed and... More 

South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We try the best reviewed BBQ where ever we go and Bobby Q is at the very top of the list. My wife and I were hungry so we ordered the "Hog Heaven". It included the Baby Back Ribs (half rack, fall off the bone tender), Texas Beef Ribs (two bones, just ok), Beef Brisket (delicious and tender), BBQ Chicken... More 

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Mark H, Manager at Bobby Q, responded to this review

I'm loving this review! "Best we have ever had. Anywhere. Period" is probably my favorite group of words in any review, and I sincerely appreciate it. I see you're from Minnesota, but I hope you'll be back again soon before long! Best, Chef Mark More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I love this place great food great service friendly staff good for family or hang out with good friends. If your in the area stop for good BBQ you will leave with a smile promise :)

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Mark H, Manager at Bobby Q, responded to this review

Great review, Cherie! Thanks for being a fan of our BBQ -- can't wait to see you again! Best, Chef Mark More 

Escondido, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great food and service!! The happy hour snacks are terrific, I would go there even if it was not close to home!!

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Mark H, Manager at Bobby Q, responded to this review

Great review, to go along with the food and service! Thanks so much for letting me know how much of a fan you are -- I'm looking forward to your next visit. Hope it's soon! Thanks again, Chef Mark More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8501 N 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051
    (1-17 between Dunlap & Northern)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > North Mountain
  • Neighborhood: North Mountain
  • Phone Number: +1 602-995-5982

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Bar, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The creator of Bobby McGee’s brings you Bobby Q. With Meats smoked up to 20 hours, to our in house, hand-cut steaks, you'll have no problem finding a meal to appeal to your appetite!! Reservations are taken for the dining room only.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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