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“Can't go wrong here”
Review of Cox Brothers BBQ

Cox Brothers BBQ
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $39
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: This location is temporarily CLOSED while we take some time to perfect a NEW style of BBQ. Catering services will, however, continue to be available throughout the Flint Hills during this time! When we decided to open a BBQ joint years ago, we couldn’t decide which kind of ‘Q’ we loved the most… so we just decided to offer it all. Now, we’re working on a one-of-a-kind "Cox Bros. style BBQ" that will be unique to our region, but we feel like we can only do this effectively at one location first. So we’re starting in Manhattan, KS. Then we’ll bring it over to Junction City after it’s been perfected. We look forward to being back up and running in Junction City sooner or later.
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Description: This location is temporarily CLOSED while we take some time to perfect a NEW style of BBQ. Catering services will, however, continue to be available throughout the Flint Hills during this time! When we decided to open a BBQ joint years ago, we couldn’t decide which kind of ‘Q’ we loved the most… so we just decided to offer it all. Now, we’re working on a one-of-a-kind "Cox Bros. style BBQ" that will be unique to our region, but we feel like we can only do this effectively at one location first. So we’re starting in Manhattan, KS. Then we’ll bring it over to Junction City after it’s been perfected. We look forward to being back up and running in Junction City sooner or later.
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Can't go wrong here”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Love their fries! The quick service is a plus and the BBQ is just great. My husband and I went to the Manhattan location while out on a motorcycle ride. The food was great!

Visited July 2012
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Minneapolis, Kansas
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Just average BBQ. had the pulled pork. Good- and lots of sauce choices, but I didnt care for any of the sauces. Good thick meaty beans though! Onion rings are huge with huges peices of onion that stay in the breading while eating.

Visited August 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fine, but nothing remarkable.”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

This restaurant is nearly identical to a chain we have in Illinois, Hickory River BBQ. You order at the counter, pay at te register, and wait for them to call your name to pick up your food. The meats are smoked and served without sauce. You add your choice from four sauces by the drink machines, ranging from Carolina, Sizzlin' Texas, Kansas City Sweet Jazz, and Original. Basic, nothing exceptional, but everything we had was reasonably good.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent experience”
Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

Stopped in Junction City on the way to Denver. The hotel front desk clerk recommended Cox Bros when asked about a local restaurant. Had the brisket, it was excellent. The place is very clean and well maintained. Give it a try.

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Kansas City, MO
Level 6 Contributor
664 reviews
527 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the BBQ!”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Stopped at Cox Bros for lunch yesterday, and thought it was quite good. My wife had the smoked chicken and I had the "smokehouse" which is beef burnt ends and pork. A real treat were the sweet potato fries that I got. They have four different sauces that you can try -- I recommend the Texas Spicy. All in all, a very good fast food meal. Try it!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank KaneoheBoy
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