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Bobby D's

607 Merchant St, Emporia, KS 66801
620-342-1990
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Ranked #1 of 66 restaurants in Emporia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

had pulled barbecue sandwich with slaw and beans . excellent , all items. friendly atmosphere with lighting quick service ( thank you Mazie). most people appeared local. town has nice, interesting buildings and enjoyed walk after dinner. highly recommended.

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I had the 3/4 rib diner based on other reviews. The ribs were OK. Seemed rather fatty, but tasty. I was surprised that for some reason the dinner only came with one side as I wanted to try another side and additional side orders were $5. I would definitely go back but probably just order a sandwich or the daily... More

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Stuttgart
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I stopped in during my weekend trip to Emporia. This was my 3rd trip to the restaurant, and it has never been anything short of fantastic. Great atmosphere, absolutely fantastic food. and very attentive and prompt service. I had their brisket, and it was mouth watering, as were the side items. Followed it up with a serving of raspberry cheesecake.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I like the bbq sauce, which makes a huge difference. They have specials each day but a couple of my favorites are the smoked chicken and the grilled salmon. I have also had the steak and it was one of the best one that I've had for quite awhile. The staff is always friendly and the prices are reasonable.

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Morton, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The BBQ Ribs are amazing! They use St.Louis style ribs and use a dry rub to season them. Some of the best I have ever had for sure! YUM...........

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Perkins, Oklahoma
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great food, good service in historic downtown Emporia. Try the ribs, chicken wings, and pork loin. The cheesy potatoes are yummy!

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Emporia, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Side street, comfy and a little busy at supper time. The BBQ is served pretty quick, tasty traditional sides, but their sauce is where it's at for me. I'm a big fan of their brisciut sandwich and spicy BQ sauce.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I live in Kansas City and enjoy the good BBQ. I visited Bobby D's one evening and ordered the Ribs and Chicken Wings. Ribs were above average and tasty, however the wings were plump, juicy and perfect. They would stand up to any Kansas City BBQ restaurant!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I got the recommendation for Bobby D's from the hotel and it was a GREAT one! Fun BBQ place atmosphere in a cute Kansas town. I sat at the bar was recommended the ribs and cheesy potatoes so that is again what I got and was NOT disappointed. Great ribs, signature cheesy potatoes and homemade cole slaw! The special that... More

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Chico, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

BBQ is good, the pork and brisket were good. Turkey dry. The cheesy potatoes are yummy. Just cut to the chase and order a double.

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