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Cox Bros BBQ

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223 Mccall Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
+1 785-539-0770
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
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Good BBQ

Fairly decent BBQ. Love all the different sauce options out of the table. Sweet fries are good. It's a good little establishment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Waterville, ks
via mobile
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't go to a chain when you have great local BBQ right here in Manhattan. Bud and Bobby Cox have been doing it for years. The best ribs in town and if you need some a little lighter, try one of their great salads with some smoked meat to top it off right!

Thank John S
Waterville, ks
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Fairly decent BBQ. Love all the different sauce options out of the table. Sweet fries are good. It's a good little establishment.

Thank QueenBeeLyhane
Manhattan, Kansas
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Bud and Bobby do a nice job with their BBQ. The place is always clean. The staff friendly and Q is good. Meat is wood smoked. Not some electric gizmo. My only complaint is that i wish they'd bring back ham sandwiches. Best BBQ in Manhattan.

Thank Richard S
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I wasn't interested in a meat based meal...and Cox Bros was close. I had a salad which was decent...AND had a lot of meat. Would have loved to have been in a meat-mood...it looked and smelled goooood

Thank Heather0818
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Least amount of food for the money that I have ever experienced at a bbq restaurant. Food was good. Service was good. Just wanted more for my money

Thank Heather J
United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Meats were Tinder. That's it. "I like to be able to eat BBQ with or without sauce. This place from the Chicken, Brisket, and pulled pork was bland. I personally am not a fan.

Thank Aaron M
Wamego, Kansas
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This restaurant used to be a favorite for our family, but in my opinion their meat (especially beef) has decreased in quality. My last two visits I haven't finished my sandwiches because of all the fat in the meat. Same story with the pulled pork. :-( The staff and facility is still very nice. We love to support local small... More 

Thank rnjsmom
Saint Louis
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The first thing we noticed when we pulled in to our hotel was the great aroma of smoked meat in the air. Immediately after we checked in we walked over to Cox Bros. for lunch. The food was freshly prepared and hot. The sauces were great, as was the atmosphere. One of the best BBQ meals that I have eaten!... More 

Thank O4725EKbrianb
Lindsborg, Kansas
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Cox Brothers BBQ has always been a favorite of mine and today's visit reinforced that belief. I had the Smokestack Special for just under $9 which included 2 sides and a drink. Awesome! I usually order a 2 meat platter with either turkey, pulled pork, or sausage. Worth the stop while in Manhattan.

Thank phatjazzkat
Wichita, Kansas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was right next to our hotel and we ordered food for a group. The brisket and blue salad was to die for and the macaroni and cheese was the perfect mix of creamy and spicy. They were very quick to get food ready for our group of 30.

Thank GingerEllis

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 223 Mccall Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 785-539-0770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 39
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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