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Bobby D's

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607 Merchant St, Emporia, KS 66801
620-342-1990
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brief detour for a great meal

Barbecue ribs and brisket were really good and worth the short drive off the highway. Food was tasty and served promptly by a very friendly wait person. Atmosphere was simple and comfortable. Overall, we're glad we had a little taste of barbecue in Emporia. We will stop on our way through again... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Maribeth M
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Barbecue ribs and brisket were really good and worth the short drive off the highway. Food was tasty and served promptly by a very friendly wait person. Atmosphere was simple and comfortable. Overall, we're glad we had a little taste of barbecue in Emporia. We will stop on our way through again. And oh yes, try the Cheesey Potatoes. Hash... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have passed through Emporia many times and have never stopped to eat. Food and service were great. We will be back and will recommend to all our traveling friends.

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I was recommended this place by numerous people. It looked like a cool spot. Not many patrons. I sat at the bar and the tall young gentleman, who was very friendly and serving the other four or five tables, came up and and immediately got me a drink. He offered the special, but I asked for what the restaurant was... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stopped at this restaurant on our way back to Minnesota. We noticed it was rated number one on trip advisor and they were correct. We had the sampler plate and loved the burnt ends, ribs, and pulled pork. The sauce was excellent. We love the cheesy potatoes as a side dish and also tried the cherry cobbler. Great find!

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Estes Park, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

very good. barbeque is as good as KC. Very busy during the evening time. Serve lunch, but busy also.

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Shawnee, KS
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

You go to a BBQ restaurant for meat, not for salad. The meat was very moist and smoky flavored. I had the Cuban club, which was one of the best Cuban sandwiches I have ever had the pleasure of eating. It was very tasty pork and ham. My wife had the combo sandwich (beef and ham) and enjoyed it very... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

For lunch my daughter and I ordered pulled chicken quesadilla and a pulled chicken club sandwich with cheesy potatoes both were very good and portions were large, leftovers made a very yummy second meal.

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Emporia, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great food! Super great sandwiches and ribs. I really like the fried Okra, just like my granny used to make us! Their cheesy potatos are wonderful also. My sons really like the delicious sandwiches as well. Their favorite sides are the fries without the spices.

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Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great bbque, brisket and pulled pork were outstanding. Great waiter, fast, fun and attentive. We are return customers and loved it both times.

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Emporia, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I eat there often. It is good BBQ and they also have a selection of other items. Always busy. Their cheesy potatoes is a favorite of all.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 607 Merchant St, Emporia, KS 66801
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Emporia
  • Phone Number: 620-342-1990

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?