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Bob's BBQ Emporium

8164 US Highway 14, Arena, WI 53503-9548
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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8164 US Highway 14, Arena, WI 53503-9548
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

Bob’s BBQ Emporium catered our wedding and our guests just raved about the food. Bob and the crew even made sure that our vegan guests had delicious options and were very helpful in planning the menu and setup for the event. Bob’s passion for good...More

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed July 26, 2016

We had the Saturday Special chicken and ribs! Very good have a choice of several BBQ Sauces for the ribs or you can order it dry and put your own on at the table! We got there early!! 4:45 and got in right away!! By...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a dive bar with excellent food! (one minor issue, the mac and cheese was still cold in the center, but the brisket was so outstanding that I didn't even mind) My husband ordered the prime rib, said it was really good but regretted...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good food. Good Service. No frills. Simple & delicious! You'll start making a weekly visit! Don't take my word for it, stop in and witness it for yourself.

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed April 20, 2015

Being on the highway at the edge of a very small town and not looking like anything special on the outside, we didn't know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised at both the food quality and hospitality. Also it was bigger inside than we...More

Thank Northwoodsman52
Reviewed September 28, 2013

I'm a Bobs regular and have always had the pulled pork sandwiches, in every style, pulled, the Cuban and the Once around the Pig. They are always hot and delicious.The meat is always tender and seasoned perfectly, absolutely delicious, this place is worth the stop!...More

3  Thank smartestgal
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Great place! Bob is a great host, they make you feel very welcome there right when you sit down. Good beer selection and excellent food. They are working hard there, and the customers tastebuds are reaping the rewards. When they can work out some better...More

1  Thank springgreener
Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We tried Bob's based on other on-line reviews that said their BBQ was great. We found the ribs to be overdone and dry, and a bit cool by the time they got to the table. Same with the pulled pork. Seemed odd that fries are...More

Thank Beeguy
BobsBBQ, Owner at Bob's BBQ Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2013

As you can see from the reviews of other customers, your experience at "Bob's" is certainly atypical. If you had made your waitstaff aware of a problem with your meal we could have addressed any issues while you were here. Unfortunately there is little we...More

Reviewed August 22, 2012

We've taken vacations to Texas and KC focused on trying as much bbq as possible. We've also had a fair amount off bbq from Memphis. So, we have something to base our opinion on. The giant pig picture on the sign out front tells you...More

1  Thank KimberlyWI
Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

The best bbq we have ever had. Try the sampler platter that has brisket, ribs, chicken and pulled pork..you will love it. The baked beans taste like they were cooked all day.

1  Thank mysharona1970
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8164 US Highway 14, Arena, WI 53503-9548
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Arena
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