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223 Mccall Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
+1 785-539-0770
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 26
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Oh the sauce

The pulled pork and sauce is mouth watering. My son had the beef sandwich and hot sauce, way to hot for me but he liked it. They have a good selection of beers cool down the hot sauce.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Otis A
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Kansas City
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Luganville, Vanuatu
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I returned to the States and was delighted to find that Cox Bros. had re-opened their excellent BBQ restaurant after several years of hiatus. They try to imitate the regional styles of Carolina, Memphis, Texas and KC. I have lived in two of those places and visited the other two. Cox has the best pulled pork I have found anywhere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My wife and I go here often. Cox Bros is the best BBQ in Manhattan, KS. Local place... Started in Manhattan, KS and has 2 other locations. I enjoy the ribs, brisket, and sausage. Sit out in the patio area if the weather's nice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We threw a party for our graduating daughter. The Bluemont Hotel has a list of approved caterers. Cox BBQ was our daughter and her roommates hands down favorite. So we went with that. I worked with them on the phone to set this all up. They had very good recommendations for me. We ordered the correct amount of food. We... More 

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Fort Riley, Kansas
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Everyone talked so much about this place so I decided to pay it a visit. I was not impressed at all, don't get me wrong the food is ok but not that great, if you looking for good barbeque I would recommend trying out Famous Dave's is way better, but that's my choice

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The pulled pork and sauce is mouth watering. My son had the beef sandwich and hot sauce, way to hot for me but he liked it. They have a good selection of beers cool down the hot sauce.

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Billings, Mt
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My partner and I visited for dinner while in Manhattan on business in early April 2015. We both really like BBQ, and we both agreed that Cox Bros is pretty average. The service was great, actually above average. Portions were not great for the price. Taste was ok, and sauces were ok. I'll try something different next time I'm in... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My friend recommend this place and I am so glad she did. It has a pretty small menu selection, but the prices are decent. The portions were fulfilling and the food was great. The staff was very attentive and went out of their way to make sure our service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this place if you are... More 

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USA
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Been several times and it actually seems to be getting worse. I don't particularly like the sauce selection but that's more of a personal or geographical issue with me. The quality of the Q isn't in line with the prices charges. I will give them that the place is usually nice and clean.

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Marysville, Kansas
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Stopped in for lunch with my wife. The decor is nice and it smelled great in there. Ordered some kind of platter and was told if I wanted brisket it would be an upcharge because brisket is a premium meat?? Seriously?? Brisket is a "premium" meat...since when? Ordered my side item and was told that would be an upcharge because... More 

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Tampa Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I was expecting a sit down meal with a menu and was a little concerned that there weren't many people dining at this restaurant but I had a good experience. You walk up to the counter to order and the food is delivered to you. There is a self serve soda machine. The food was tasty and there are several... More 

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Additional Information about Cox Bros BBQ

Address: 223 Mccall Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone Number: +1 785-539-0770
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 39
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 223 Mccall Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 785-539-0770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 39
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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?