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Bobby Q's

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1070 NORTH WASHINGTON AVENUE, Cookeville, TN
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4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:45 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Closed on Sunday and Mondays.

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Nice Small Town BBQ

Me and a friend started a BBQ weekend in Nashville and Memphis by having some BBQ in town.Although I think RIb City has better sauce I think the actual ribs here are a better value. They were nice big fall off the bone ribs that were a great start to a BBQ weekend. We went on a Friday night... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Zane P
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Bethpage, Tennessee
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ordered the pork stuffed baked potato. The price was very reasonable, and was a very large portion. The issue I had was - they have moved their location - but haven't updated their address. We placed a large order for pick up (working business lunch)- and when it wasn't at the location on their site - one of the... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me and a friend started a BBQ weekend in Nashville and Memphis by having some BBQ in town.Although I think RIb City has better sauce I think the actual ribs here are a better value. They were nice big fall off the bone ribs that were a great start to a BBQ weekend. We went on a Friday night and... More 

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Thank Zane P
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been a local favorite for many years. The catfish is outstanding. The hush puppies are very good. I would suggest trying the slaw half pool room and 1/2 regular. The pulled pork and barbecue chicken is also very good. They have a smoker in the back of the restaurant to prepare the deliciousness. The banana pudding is... More 

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Thank Michelle_M_reviews
Deland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

This is exactly what we were hoping for. My son, fiancé and I all ate lunch for $25 bucks, the food was good. This wasn't like brag about BBQ, but it was good and it was smoked in house :)

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Thank JessieLCody
Tennessee
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I love eating at many restaurants in cookeville but Bobby Q's is my favorite and EVERY time I have to decide where we're eating....if they are open, it will EVERY TIME be Bobby Q's!!!! I get the pork plate with double steak fries with hot sauce, every time!!! I have recently discovered that their ranch dressing is also THE BEST... More 

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Thank crossndaughtersfarms
Cookeville, Tennessee
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Maybe I'm being a little hard on the place but their last location had all sorts of ambience that would put Cracker Barrel to shame. The new location is just "ok". But... This is some of the best BBQ in town, particularly if you want to sit down and eat. I've never had a bad meal there and the banana... More 

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Thank Cris C
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

On our way to North Carolina, our family decided to stop in Cookeville for lunch. We didn't want the same old fast food so we decided to give this place a try. It was a dang good decision! We all had the pulled pork sandwich which tasted excellent and it was only 3.50 a sandwich... (Something you can't beat considering... More 

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Thank Claire2593
TN
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place has been consistant in it's quality of delicious food for many many years. It has a nice homey feeling atmosphere. The servers do a good job as well. Any food you order will be delicious.

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Thank foxysilvermom
Poughkeepsie, New York
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Friendly staff. Ribs were delicious. Slaw and beans some of the best we ever had. We did take out. Ribs were still warm when we arrived back at hotel. Beans were not gassy and slaw had mild dressing. Nothing to make a person feel uncomfortable. Would definitely recommend going if in area.

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Thank Charlene Y
Knoxville, Tennessee
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by Bobby Q's for takeout while visiting Cookeville. We had the sampler plate and the pulled pork plate. All the meats were good. The sauce, was great. That perfect combo of spicy, sweet and tangy. I love vinegar based sauces and this had just enough tang for me. The sides were so so, except for the loaded fries which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1070 NORTH WASHINGTON AVENUE, Cookeville, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Closed on Sunday and Mondays.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:45 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?