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Cox Bros BBQ

223 Mccall Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
785-539-0770
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Ranked #11 of 145 Restaurants in Manhattan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
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Lafayette, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We decided to go out this evening even though we were tired. I wanted something good, unpretentious, without a long wait. This is it! I walked in ordered a pulled pork platter with pineapple slaw and potatoe salad and a pulled pork sandwich with onion rings. As we waited for our meal, there were several tvs to watch. The staff... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

All I've heard from friends and coworkers since they found out I'm in Kansas for a week. It's the best pork or beef BBQ anywhere. As stated our NC brisket isn't great, but then neither is this. I didn't try the pork, and won't based on the beef. Not that it was terrible, just no flavor. Very lean cuts of... More

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Kansas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My kids and I ate here for the first time based on reviews and location. We had the pulled pork plate. The meat was pretty dry. The bbq sauces (big variety) and sides were all good. Employees were friendly and helpful and food came out quick. We would definitely eat here again but would try something different.

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Lyons
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was our first time eating at this place and it was fantastic! The food was excellent. The portions were big. They had many sauces to pick from. It was a great meal.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

BBQ, beans, potato salad, etc. All good. Not a fancy place, but nice and clean. The service is fast.

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San Clemente, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Prompt service, good choice of BBQ meats and excellent variety of sauces, plenty of food. Very friendly place quick service in receiving your meal after order. Variety of choices for your meats and sides are terrific. Good Kansas BBQ!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a great place to get quick and delicious BBQ. It's not a fancy place for dinner. Think a cross between fast food and Famous Dave's.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I am a Texas girl through and through but now live in Chicago. I was in town to visit my in laws and Cox's brisket has been the best I have found outside me flying home. The whole place smelled wonderful and the sauces are really good as well. Will be back next time I am in town.

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Killeen, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Love this place any time I'm at Ft Riley I eat here. So far everything on there menu is great. Also love the pineapple coleslaw, the pineapple adds the perfect sweetness to the slaw! A must stop if your in the area!

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Mentor, Ohio
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Truly better than the famous places in Kansas City. Leaner meats and better tasting sauces. We actually got a tour of the two smokers in the back room which gave us appreciation for the entire process. Thank you Kim, from the guy's from Cleveland.

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