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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
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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Holden, Missouri
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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I travel through Emporia on my way home from my business trips to Wichita. I usually try to stop for some ribs and other goodies to take home. I enjoy the ribs, but am very particular about the sauce I use, so even though their sauce is ok, I prefer my choice. I've tried several other meats and can't complain... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I usually have this place cater my meetings in Emporia. They give out huge portions and the cheesy potatoes are fabulous!

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Arkansas City, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This restaurant came recommended by some locals during a recent visit. We were so pleased with our meal. Best ribs I've ever had. I caught myself eating the bone and didn't even care. Great location, great service, great food!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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