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Bobby D's

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

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Besr BBQ in Town

Great BBQ and good folks to do business with. Nice sized slab of ribs and very tender and flavorful. Good service during our last visit...highly recommend the cheesy potatoes as side dish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Rick J
Bailey, Colorado
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Bailey, Colorado
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great BBQ and good folks to do business with. Nice sized slab of ribs and very tender and flavorful. Good service during our last visit...highly recommend the cheesy potatoes as side dish.

Thank Rick J
Overland Park, Kansas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Pulled pork was delicious, the sauces tangy and tasty and the service impeccable. My companion requested a slight change to his salad and they were very accommodating. The staff is friendly and professional yet down to earth. They make every customer feel comfortable.

Thank JM L
Edina, Minnesota
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Fun place with great staff from reception to waiter to owner. Informal and clean. As good as it gets for smoked chicken and ribs, the real deal is the Friday/Saturday night slow smoked prime rib. Worth a detour.

Thank Stephen D
Emporia, Kansas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Bobby D's is a great place for barbecue! If you like cheezy potatoes and bbq sandwiches, make sure you stop in and give Bobby D's a try. It's a fun place to go to and is very popular with the residents of Emporia, KS.

Thank Lucie828
Emporia, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Country atmosphere, great service and awesome food. Have everything you would want with specials at lunch and every night.

Thank Nancy B
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

The pulled pork is the star here. It is tasty and lean with great texture and spice. Fries are crispy and hot. Also tried the jalapeño sausage, real good but portion was small. The brisket was a low point. Was tough and not very smokey. The cheesy potatoes were a hit with everyone. Beans were good and would recommend them... More 

Thank GolfingBearcat
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

The staff is excellent, the beans are good, the cheesy potatoes are great, but the bbq is average. The best bbq on the menu is the pulled pork.

Thank Leon B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The food and staff have always been great. The prices are really reasonable, especially considering what you'd pay at other BBQ places.

Thank grazza74
Wichita, Kansas
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We loved the side dished. Cheesy potato casserole tasted like grandma's, sweet potato fries were the best I've ever had with a spicy dip. The turkey had no smoke ring and the burnt ends tasted like roast drenched in a honey barbecue no nice crispy texture at all. Pulled pork had no smoky taste but moist and certainly the best... More 

Thank Becky H
Emporia, Kansas
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a place that is pretty much plain inside but good BBQ. The Cheesy potatoes are outstanding. Pulled pork is excellent and his chicken is good as well. It reminds me of Q39 in its presentation, cleanliness and service.

Thank Mike H

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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: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?