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Cox Bros BBQ

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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding BBQ

Cox Brothers BBQ has always been a favorite of mine and today's visit reinforced that belief. I had the Smokestack Special for just under $9 which included 2 sides and a drink. Awesome! I usually order a 2 meat platter with either turkey, pulled pork, or sausage. Worth the stop while in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
phatjazzkat
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Lindsborg, Kansas
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United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Meats were Tinder. That's it. "I like to be able to eat BBQ with or without sauce. This place from the Chicken, Brisket, and pulled pork was bland. I personally am not a fan.

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Wamego, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This restaurant used to be a favorite for our family, but in my opinion their meat (especially beef) has decreased in quality. My last two visits I haven't finished my sandwiches because of all the fat in the meat. Same story with the pulled pork. :-( The staff and facility is still very nice. We love to support local small... More 

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Saint Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The first thing we noticed when we pulled in to our hotel was the great aroma of smoked meat in the air. Immediately after we checked in we walked over to Cox Bros. for lunch. The food was freshly prepared and hot. The sauces were great, as was the atmosphere. One of the best BBQ meals that I have eaten!... More 

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Lindsborg, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Cox Brothers BBQ has always been a favorite of mine and today's visit reinforced that belief. I had the Smokestack Special for just under $9 which included 2 sides and a drink. Awesome! I usually order a 2 meat platter with either turkey, pulled pork, or sausage. Worth the stop while in Manhattan.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was right next to our hotel and we ordered food for a group. The brisket and blue salad was to die for and the macaroni and cheese was the perfect mix of creamy and spicy. They were very quick to get food ready for our group of 30.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is great BBQ. Ribs, hot links, pulled pork & what have ya all w/ fries. It's all delicious. It has a great bbq house feel. You won't go away hungry.

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Luganville, Vanuatu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?