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2833 SW 29th (in brookwood shopping center), Topeka, KS
785-273-7300
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Ranked #72 of 312 Restaurants in Topeka
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Topeka, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The restaurant is under new ownership within the last year. Previous owner ran it into the ground and allowed the Friday and Saturday night bar crowd to be over run by the local criminal element. New owner is doing better with keeping that crowd out. Food is getting better and is worth a stop. I always try and support a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Went here on recommend of the hotel as best in Topeka and an award winner. Disappointed the meat was dry and the coleslaw was very heavy on mayonnaise. Baby back ribs nothing to write home about, same with the unremarkable brisket and pulled pork, not very hot! You can do better. Next time I'll try Famous Dave's chain, never been... More 

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Marion, Illinois, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very good ribs in a tasty sauce. The BEST sweet potato fries I've ever had! We did need to look extra close for the sign - drove past it.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not our favorite style. They have plenty of awards hanging on the wall, but the times we've eaten there the ribs are rather dry. Sides are okay. Service was okay, wait time to be seated was okay. But there are other joints - if given the choice - I'd barbecue at instead. (could be that living next to a barbecue... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Once again the food at Boss Hawg's did not disappoint. Although they no longer have burnt ends on the menu, rib tips were a fine substitute. I love that Boss Hawg's puts heated BBQ sauce, both sweet and spicy, right on the table so I can have as much as I want. We had rib tips, BBQ sandwich (turkey and... More 

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Midland, Canada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went out last night in Topeka to a BBQ spot recommended by the Info booth at the Mother Earth News Fair being held in Topeka. She assured me it was fabulous, I took her word for it. As I walked in I noticed that Boss Dawgs BBQ had Tiffany Lights with a dragon fly motif. That struck me as... More 

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sparks nv
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I went here to get take out to take to a relative's house who was house bound. The server was so, so helpful in helping me choose what to purchase. It only took 10 minutes or so to get our order ready. She included their wonderful butter for the cornbread. We had pulled pork and one pound served four of... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We made a quick weekend road trip to Topeka. By the time we got checked in to the hotel, we were famished. A friend had recommended Boss Hawg's, so off we went. The atmosphere was good, the wait staff was great, but the food just didn't measure up. The veggies and coleslaw were the stand-out dishes, which should never be... More 

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Lagarde, France
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Unassuming place in the back of a strip mall. But the service was quick with our party of 11. The pulled pork was terrific as was any type of spareribs. Nicely done sides including the fresh veg. The coleslaw was my fave

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Enjoyed our supper of BBQ with fantastic cornbread, fresh veggies and a wonderful cookie. Pulled pork-slaw sandwich is great. There is a Restaurant.com offer to enjoy.

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Additional Information about Boss Hawg's

Address: 2833 SW 29th (in brookwood shopping center), Topeka, KS
Phone Number: 785-273-7300
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Barbecue

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