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Reviewed December 11, 2021 via mobile

Service was poor - inattentive , surly and incompetent. Our order was incorrect twice, at which point we simply gave up and ate the sandwiches. The BBQ was essentially tasteless.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2021

Hi Deborah. We apologize you did not have a good experience. We’re always here to make it better for you. Please let us know so we can make it right for you. Thank you for being our guest and we hope to serve you again...More

Reviewed August 3, 2021

We’ve had BBQ from different restaurants back in Michigan where we’re from and never cared much for it but we wanted to try some while we were down south. We got the combo platters so we could try almost all the meat. This place doesn’t...disappoint!! We loved it all (except the baked beans & strawberry shortcake). The ribs were very meaty and tasty! Chicken & pork was moist and beef was good. I loved the onion rings and we all loved the green beans. Seriously fantastic. We are here for another week and I def think we will be back for another visit.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2021

THANK YOU for visiting Bob Sykes Bar B Q and for the 5 star review and comments. We truly appreciate it! We look forward to serving you again before you return back to Michigan!

Reviewed June 9, 2021

I enjoy eating at Bob Sykes anytime. Red Velvet cake is the best! All desserts and meats are great whether you are getting pork, beef or chicken. I especially like the outside cut on the brisket.

Date of visit: July 2020
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2021

THANK YOU for eating at Bob Sykes Bar B Q and for the great review! We look forward to serving you again very soon!

Reviewed April 15, 2021 via mobile

Nice old fashioned BBQ joint, menu has a wide array of BBQ choices... Had the Big Bob BBQ sandwich with slaw and baked beans. BBQ was OK, slaw was very good but the baked beans were just plain ole Baked beans.. nice atmosphere

Date of visit: April 2021
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2021

THANK YOU for visiting Bob Sykes Bar B Q and for the great review. We look forward to serving you again very soon!

Reviewed November 19, 2020

We saw Bob Sykes featured on the TV show Man Fire Food and had to try. We are quite a distance from the store so it would be hard for us to frequent. But when we could no longer get The Golden Rule bbq sauce...in the store, we picked up a bottle of Bob Sykes sauce and got instantly hooked. Now their sauce is a main purchase in our house and we even send some out of state to a friend. One recent Saturday we travelled out to the restaurant and we were not disappointed in the least. Great food, great staff and we even got to say a few words to Van Sykes himself. He was gracious and appreciative of us coming in from the distance we live. We will be back at some point.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2021

THANK YOU for visiting Bob Sykes Bar B Q and for the 5 star review! We truly appreciate the feedback and look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed October 9, 2020 via mobile

The Big Bob special is a good deal. Large sandwich with drink and two sides. The fried okra and Lima beans were excellent and the bbq sandwich was delicious. Very good sweet tea. Got some chocolate pie to go. Didn’t leave hungry. Very friendly staff....Definitely worth checking out.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2021

THANK YOU for visiting Bob Sykes Bar B Q and for the great review! We look forward to serving you again very soon!

Reviewed September 4, 2020

i have been coming here since i was little they have the best slaw and bbq in the world and everytime i come here i spend anywhere from 100 to 200 dollars but i get the feed 8 people and 4 pints of slaw cause...my hole family loves this place and the food is all gone after everyone eats.... IF YOU HAVENT BEEN HERE YOU NEED TO GO TRUST ME YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED!!!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2020

Thank you for the great review and comments! We truly appreciate having you as one of our wonderful guests! We look forward to serving you again very soon.

Reviewed May 26, 2020

I have been eating here since i was a kid. It is a family tradition for us. The food and atmosphere simply gets better and better each time. A wonderful place to eat.

Date of visit: May 2020
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2020

Thank you for the great review and comments! We love serving serving generations of guests and look forward to serving you again soon! Than you agin for being part of the Bob Sykes family!

Reviewed April 10, 2020

We had them for lunch last week and loved our food. Of course we had to order drive-thru because of this dern virus, but otherwise, everything ran smoothly. The pork sandwiches were great and we enjoyed everything we ordered, including the pies.

Date of visit: April 2020
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2020

Thank you for visiting and we're happy that you enjoyed it We do hope to serve you again soon. Thank you for the support. Take Care!

Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Christmas dressing order turned out to be a dud, $30 for a pan that was DRY, HARD and wasn't worthy of totally finishing ... Latest BBQ chicken sandwich order wasn't ORDERED as 1" cut cubes but that's how my 4 USUALLY WHOLE FILET orders came...this time, geez where's the usual consistency here?More

Date of visit: January 2020
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pit2plate, Marketing at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We apologize you were not pleased with your previous orders. When there's an issue we hope you will tell us immediately so we can resolve the issue and make it right. We do hope you...More

Reviewed January 28, 2020

great bbq, one of the best i have had in the area, rib combo plate, a little bit high but so are all the bbq places. big meaty ribs and i had the bbq pork to go with it, potatoe salad is good and slaw...is one of the best around. i didn't get any pies this time but they are some of the best aroundMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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pit2plate, Marketing at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We're so happy that you enjoyed your meal and we appreciate hearing feedback from our customers. We look forward to serving you again soon and be sure to save room for dessert next time!!!

Reviewed November 6, 2019

The food at Bob is always good. The BBQ ribs are the best. Service can be slow if they get busy.The staf is most friendly. I do recommend Bib Sykes

Date of visit: May 2019
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pit2plate, Marketing at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're happy that you enjoy our food and staff! We appreciate hearing all feedback and we look forward to serving you again very soon.

Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

Bob Sykes is the best BBQ! When we have company we always take them to experience the best in the South! The smell hits you when you drive up, the sight of it cooking on the open pit when you walk in, then the taste...when you chow down! It's so good, it don't need sauce, was the remarks from our student visiting from Spain. When asked, where do you want to go for you last meal before you go home, "Bob Sykes" was his answer!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

THANK YOU for the great review and comment! We truly appreciate your feedback and we're happy that we gave our Spain friend a taste of the South! We look forward to serving you again very soon!

Reviewed October 1, 2019

We have eaten here several times. It has always been wonderful. I especially love the 1/2 chicken with double potato salad.

Date of visit: September 2019
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

THANK YOU for the great review and comment! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

I love the ribs here. Usually very meaty. My favorite bbq sauce around. Onion rings are so good!!!!!

Date of visit: August 2019
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

THANK YOU for the great review and comment! We truly appreciate your feedback and thank you for being part of our BBQ family. We look forward to serving you again very soon!

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Response from redisbetter | Reviewed this property |
No,Bob Sykes does not serve alcohol,only fountain drinks and sweet/unsweetened tea.Been a patron since I was a teen.
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No idea being from up in Minnesota. They have a website.
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Bob Sykes Bar B Q is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4