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607 Merchant St, Emporia, KS 66801
620-342-1990
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Ranked #2 of 69 Restaurants in Emporia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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English first
Andover, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Been to Bobby D's several times since moving to Emporia. Always friendly service, but not the fastest. Food is mostly good...never had a bad side and only one time had some tough rib tips. Everything else has always been excellent. Cheesy potatoes are a must! It can be quite crowded at times because it is a good, simple, hometown feel... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We're driving from Mn to Tx....Emporia was a good place to stay. Thanks to TripAdvisor reviews we had the best ribs I've ever had! Service was good. We had the sample platter to try all of the meats...they were all amazing...ham, turkey, pork, brisket. Only 1 rib so we ordered a extra order...truly the best

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We walked in and saw the sign "Seat Yourself" which is a positive first impression for us. It's a good thing we arrived before 5:30---we had three seating choices. Shortly after being seated there were people standing, waiting for a table to open. The service was crisp and friendly. The waitress had an excellent knowledge of the menu. The food... More 

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Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Nice restaurant with good food. Favorites are the bbq pork and the prime rib. Also have good onion rings.

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Kansas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This was the best BBQ i had in a while! We were staying at Budget Host Inn Emporia, KS (The hotel was good value & nice) and the owner recommended us to this as "best place in emporia & you have to try it if you are passing by emporia" We weren't disappointed by the owners recommendation! The atmosphere was... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Can't miss with almost anything you order. Everything is so yummy and always fresh. Meat lovers paradise.

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Had lunch with a crew of guys during a busy day. The brisket was . .ok not the best but ok, one of the guys had the chicken wings and couldn't finish because they were so big, they didn't go to waste. In the KC area you expect wonderful bbq. This bbq is good in other parts of the country... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Best place to get some bbq!!! Best cheesy potatoes! Try the Wednesday night special, smoke meat loaf! This place rocks!!!

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Emporia, KS
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The best barbeque ever and friendly service as well. I always take my out-of-town guests to this Emporia icon. I like that you add your own sauce to the meats so I can have as little or much, spicy or mild -- my choice. Great choice of sides. Their daily specials are good too. I especially like the meat loaf... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Pretty good place to eat at, love their meaoaf and their sampler plate. Staff is nice and a great place to eat and catch up with friends!

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Additional Information about Bobby D's

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

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