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1070 NORTH WASHINGTON AVENUE, Cookeville, TN
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11:00 am - 3:00 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: Dinner
Description: Closed on Sunday and Mondays.

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  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 3
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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
    3 of 5 stars
Definitely worth going to

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Charlene Y
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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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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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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Poughkeepsie, New York
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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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Great BBQ, spicy hot pool room slaw. Always enjoy eating at Bobby Q's. More favorites are the grilled chicken salad, BBq ribs. The banana pudding is the best you will taste.

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Bobby Q's is a really jewel! The proprietor is friendly and welcoming. The lines outside show its popularity. Above all THIS IS GREAT Q! I had the combo platter and it was excellent! Pork: Nice pulled pork. Bits of bark, most, flavorful and a little more smoke flavor than I've been finding at restaurants lately. Delicious! Ribs: Bite-off-the-bone, not fall-off-the-bone.... More 

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Cookeville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I've eat at Bobby Q's for several years. The bbq is good and the catfish is excellent, never greasy like some places. I always get the banana pudding if they haven't sold out. It has a little different twist there with a streak of caramel running through the pudding. It's awesom in my book!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Bobby Q's has been a staple of the Cookeville restaurant scene for many years. Their food is legendary and they have been featured in Southern Living magazine. I took my family for dinner there on Thursday, May 28. Our server, Toni, was efficient. She was helpful in my kids selecting side items. The meal consisting of ribs, chicken, and pork... More 

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Athens, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Bbq, ribbs, slaw,fudge pie. THE SAUCES WERE PERFECT! Will try the catfish on the next visit. The sampler platter is huge, if we get it again, we will get one and order extra bread, to feed two. The banana pudding is different than I've had before, almost a caramel instead of vanilla pudding, but still great, I could only eat... More 

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saint louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Took a detour off Hwy 40 West on our way home to St. Louis just to try Bobby Q's. Great experience and delicious food. We will definitely be back! BBQ beef sandwich and ribs were fabulous. Had to try the hush puppies and bans pudding, must leave room for these!

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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

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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