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Bobby Q's

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1070 N Washington Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-1834
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:45 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, service was outstanding and the servings were more than we could eat. Gotta try the banana pudding!

Thank Matthew P
Cleveland, Tennessee
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a business lunch there back in July. This was the first time I had eaten at Bobby Q's since they had moved from their historic location on North Washington. The ambiance and the service left much to be desired. Both were certainly not up to their previous standards. The pulled pork BBQ was still good though. Unfortunately, the... More 

Thank xlr8or
Bradenton Beach, Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We stopped on a Thursday night with big group of native southerners, midwest and west coast diners, with advance reservations for 12, they quickly accommodated our additions of up to 17 people, from 7 to 83 years of age. With its Americana decor with a some Harley Davidson memorabilia thrown in, that really pleased the Milwaukeeans in our group we... More 

Thank Mary Jo W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We were greeted and seated by a friendly, smiling hostess. She failed to notice the food littered all the way across my booth seat. I used the menu to clean it off. We ordered the sampler platter and the fried bbq smoked chicken. The sampler platter consisted of pulled pork (just ok), beef brisket(dried out and chewy) and the pork... More 

Thank chiefmom
Cookeville, Tennessee
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174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I love bbq. So, when we visit a bbq joint, I am always the critic. My husband took me here because it is known as the best in the town and has been around for many years. I can't say that it's the best I have ever had. However, it is very good!! The best I've had in the area.... More 

Thank judy177
Cookeville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Bobby Q's has been a Cookeville staple for many years and the food has stayed consistently good. Best barbecue in town. Ribs are great and the pulled pork excellent. If you like good barbecue this is the place to be

Thank Sharon D
Knoxville, Tennessee
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We have made many stops to eat in Cookeville at the three exits along I-40. We have never ventured into the true heart of the town to eat. The wife and I decided to try Bobby Q's for lunch on Saturday while seeing the Tini House show. Unfortunately they are not open for Lunch on Saturday so we did the... More 

Thank SOster
Cookeville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

New address of this restaurant is 428 East Broad Street. 526-1024 528-5000 The food at this restaurant is outstanding. I have been going to this restaurant for many years. At least twice per week. Great fish and chicken dishes.

Thank LarryHarkleroad
Bethpage, Tennessee
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106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

I ordered the pork stuffed baked potato. The price was very reasonable, and was a very large portion. The issue I had was - they have moved their location - but haven't updated their address. We placed a large order for pick up (working business lunch)- and when it wasn't at the location on their site - one of the... More 

Thank Lori G
Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Me and a friend started a BBQ weekend in Nashville and Memphis by having some BBQ in town.Although I think RIb City has better sauce I think the actual ribs here are a better value. They were nice big fall off the bone ribs that were a great start to a BBQ weekend. We went on a Friday night and... More 

Thank Zane P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:45 pm
11:00 am - 8:45 pm
11:00 am - 8:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1070 N Washington Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-1834
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
Closed on Sunday and Mondays.

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