We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Bodacious Bar-B-Q

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4706 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71112-4506
+1 318-741-0778
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 56: English reviews
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Bar-B-Q I have eaten in a long time. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. Will definitely be eating here again!

Thank Brie W
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
752 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped to grab lunch while working at Barksdale AFB. Had the Beef Tips with mashed potatoes and gravy. Service was OK although they did not get the order right. Food was a bit better than average. Not a bad stop.

Thank Bruce G
Bossier City
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We finally tried it out after a year of living down the road. The food was pretty good; I'd say it's better than Podnuh's, but not as good as Silver Star. I was impressed by the prices, the portion sizes, and the variety on the menu. I'll be back to try some of the daily plate specials. One complaint: It... More 

Thank Kirk F
Surprise, Arizona
Level Contributor
226 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

I had the chicken, usually safe and this was excellent. My daughter had the Botatoes, Wow! Facility may not look like much but has great food, friendly staff. Reasonably prices. I first saw the Botatoe on another guys plate so I asked him about it, he told me he has dream about it. I am not enthusiastic but sure was... More 

Thank Fred K
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

All I can say is WOW. Friendly staff, clean restaurant and the food is amazing. They have Mint Tea as well and it is delicious.

Thank Amanda H
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

I visited here on my recent trip home and it never fails me. The best BBQ in Bossier... The Botatoes are my favorite. My kids love the chicken tenders and the Cajun foods.

Thank Lrushing82
Roy, Utah
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

They got our food out to us in record speed!!! The best part was that it was delicious!!!! Their homemade barbecue sauce is amazing and so are the chocolate chip cookies!!! So glad we stopped!

Thank Lacefield1990
Wheatland, California
Level Contributor
363 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

While visiting my parents, we ate here on my last night in town. I live in California at the moment and while you can find BBQ there I think true Southern BBQ is better actually in the South. Bodacious BBQ did not disappoint. I usually order pulled pork, but they had run out. Instead I had the brisket po-boy with... More 

Thank Kristen T
Doyline, Louisiana, United States
Level Contributor
45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This place has a baked potato called a "botato". It is huge and filled with chopped meat, cheese, sour cream, etc. and served with their delicious barbeque sauce. They also have bbq plates, burgers, etc along with really good ice tea, with or without mint

Thank Barbara W
Ruston, LA
Level Contributor
89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Locals place. Standard Bossier/Shreveport fair. Probably best BBQ we've had in town. Definitely gets crowded at lunchtime . Has the standard BBQ sides: potato salad,baked beans. The Botato is HUGE (Baked potato filled with chopped meat).. Literally enough for two people. Comes a bit light on the butter and sour cream is in a small packet. The chicken is flavorful.... More 

Thank RustonTraveller

Travelers who viewed Bodacious Bar-B-Q also viewed


Been to Bodacious Bar-B-Q? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4706 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71112-4506
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Bossier City
  • Phone Number: +1 318-741-0778

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bodacious Bar-B-Q staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?