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Bobby Q's

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1070 N Washington Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-1834
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Cookeville, Tennessee
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79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We love the food at Bobby Q's and the "new" location is nice but service can be hit or miss. Always ask about their specials as they are quite good at reasonable prices. Examples: small sandwich, baked beans & slaw $6. House salad with grilled chicken $9. Fountain drink, tea or fruit tea $1.95. Best things on the menu are... More 

Thank LabCruiser
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162 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Just took a chance and it turned out very well. It's a small place but locals kept going in. I wasn't sure what smoked meat was rather than brisket, but I found out. It's not brisket. Anyway, it was okay. The ribs, however, were very good and tender. The pulled pork was very good as well. My favorite, however, was... More 

Thank Michael E
Cookeville, Tennessee
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156 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

It has been a while since I have eaten at Bobby Q's. I took some friends there that were visiting and I was a little hesitant as I had heard that the quality has gone down. I ordered pretty much my usual with some extra sides and everything I had was very good. The service was not the best as... More 

Thank TnOakTree
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while we were riding around simply because we hadn't been yet. My brother in law lives in Cookeville and says it always smells amazing. We sat down in a very comfortable and cozy atmosphere and was greeted by a splendid waitress with light purple hair. (I'm so sorry I didn't get your name, I know you told me... More 

Thank Heather S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 

1 Thank xlr8or
Bradenton Beach, Florida
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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426 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

1 Thank Sharon D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, 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?