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Cox Bros BBQ

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223 McCall Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502-5027
+1 785-539-0770
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ordered for 8 online and our meal was ready for pickup and accurate. Generous portions and variety of barbecue sauces.

Thank Terry43323
Manhattan, Kansas
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bud and Bobby Cox have run a number of restaurants in Manhattan. Their BBQ is the real thing. Its all good. I like the pulled pork, link on the side with the pineapple slaw. The brisket is also great.

Thank Richard S
Reston, Virginia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I'm at home, I make sure to visit Cox Bros at least once. The brisket is my favorite, but truly everything is great. Staff is really friendly and helpful. If you like BBQ, this is a must-try if you are in the area. (If you don't want to eat in the restaurant, you can purchase by the pound... More 

Thank Rhonda W
Manhattan, Kansas
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good selection of BBQ (chicken, pork, beef) and sides with reasonable prices. The convenient location is also a plus. The combo platters are great for trying different the different BBQ items along with the variety of sides.

Thank jeffrey_hagio
Appleton, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We decided to drive thru on our way out of town, not a good idea! Waited 25 minutes for a semi hot soggy brisket sandwhich! Never again:(

Thank Anon1284
Cody T, Guest Relations Manager at Cox Bros BBQ, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for feedback on your recent visit to Cox Bros. BBQ. It sadness us to know that your experience was not up to par and not what other guest have come to expect of our genuine BBQ. Would you be able to provide us with with more information regarding your visit? Please feel free to... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Love the pulled chicken and broccoli salad. Friendly fast and delicious! Husband had the Philly and daughter had pulled pork..great food!!!

Thank Tamara M
Altus, Oklahoma
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I'm real picky about BBQ. I had a brisket sandwich and it was good. I would go back for another one.

Thank okiedawg
Lawrence, Kansas
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162 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We had carry-out with quick and courteous service. Ribs were meaty and delicious. Great slaw recipe had pineapple in it - very tasty. Medium cut fries cooked just the way I like them, not too greasy, but good. They provided extra salt, ketchup, BBQ sauce, even little wet wipes!

Thank HobNobbin
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

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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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $39
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 McCall Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 785-539-0770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?