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Bobby D's

607 Merchant St, Emporia, KS 66801-2858
+1 620-342-1990
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheesy potatoes” (61 reviews)
“brisket” (29 reviews)
“baked beans” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
607 Merchant St, Emporia, KS 66801-2858
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Doesn’t smell like a BBQ place but the food is good. Daily specials - good spot for families. Good portion sizes. Not too much. Cheesy potatoes are good - not wonderful. Pulled pork - you can add your own sauce.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wiscmom2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My colleague brought me there. It was my first time. It was really really good! I had the 3 + 1 meat and wow! Next time I will get the same. Fast service, clean restaurant. Easy to park. Not too expensive.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Darthfather
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we stopped in here for a quick lunch after an event at Emporia State University. I had the burnt brisket ends, with cheesy potatoes (house specialty) and baked beans. It came with the lightest fluffiest yeast roll. The brisket was delicious, especially after I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank O3344ZFwendyg
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Spent one night in Emporia on our road trip and had a fantastic dinner here. Reasonably priced and the food was outstanding 👍

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank burgessbear
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We were on a road trip and it was suggested to stop here. Good choice! The interior fits bbq with old time signs and corrugated tin panels. Our friend said the burnt ends was exceptional and it’s true-shred and chunks with perfect smoke and tender....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank patriciahS8480SX
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Passing through Emporia around lunch time and checked Trip Advisor for restaurants. We decided to give Bobby D's a try even though it meant exiting the interstate and driving a few miles into town. What a great choice! The place was jammed which was a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank gary r
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Inside, it's a much different feel than the diminutive storefront would let on. I expected a cramped deli-type place. Nope. The main dining room is a decent size, with more of a small town diner feel to it. Most of the decor is centered around...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Jared K
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This place never disappoints! The meat is good and all the side are exceptional. Excellent service and nice variety of seating.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JoeyOzark
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

I come to Emporia every few months to visit my son. I never leave without stopping here! I've tried many items abd I'm never disappointed.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ptrull
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Service is generally good...they use set menus for set days on many items, and once used they will run out...steaks and prime rib are excellent,usually with a hint of "smoked"...temp selection usually correct on center, sides are ample...try for sure cheesy potatoes...they will always offer...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank marc g
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11 April 2015|
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Response from Marilyn B | Reviewed this property |
In response to the whether or not the bbq is gluten free: Contact information for Bobby D's: Attn: Bobby Doudican 607 Merchant, Emporia, KS 66801 620-342-1990
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 607 Merchant St, Emporia, KS 66801-2858
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Emporia
  • Phone Number: +1 620-342-1990
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