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Fat Bob's Smokehouse

€€ - €€€American, , Barbecue
41 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202-1323
+1 716-887-2971
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“mac and cheese” (42 reviews)
“brisket” (34 reviews)
“hush puppies” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
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41 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202-1323
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have enjoyed delicious meals with my family inside during the cooler weather, patio parties with friends on summer evenings, football parties with a wide selection of international beers. I've also attended a beer pairing event where their chef put together a delicious six-course meal...More

Thank TravelingPal2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here when staying in Buffalo for a night. It was excellent, service was good, choice of beers was excellent & the food was superb and all at a very reasonable price. I've eaten barbeque all over the States & Europe but this was...More

Thank 34769pete
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stop at Fat Bob's the place is kind of a hole u the wall, fun out door patio. The food was WONDERFUL, we had the smoked beef brisket sandwich with home fries.Had a lot of craft beer choices. Can't say enough good. Service was great!....More

Thank Pam2328
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

1st time there. I had a combo platter with ribs and chicken. Ribs were very good, chicken was fried, but bland coating. Used their BBQ sauce which were all very good. The wife had the Cajun meatloaf, which she enjoyed. Had the deviled eggs as...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent lunch. Combo platter and pulled pork. Can't go wrong with either. Excellent portions for the price. MAC and cheese is a creamy combination of cheeses and is available gluten free. A true north of the MD line southern experience.

Thank ccp6908
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I visit Fat Bob's in August as part of my journey to find the best barbecue restaurant in Buffalo. The dining area was very busy, always a good sign, and we were seated near the bar. I ordered the beef brisket and a craft porter,...More

Thank rhaydon51
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We had our monthly couples dinner at Fat Bobs last evening 08/19/17. The food was excellent and very tasty. I had the St. Louis Ribs with roasted vegetables and Cole slaw. The ribs were excellent. Fell off the bone, not burnt and juicy. I enjoyed...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Looking forward to good food after reading reviews. Ordered deviled eggs as appetizer. Eggs were dried out. Pulled pork for my main meal with sweet potatoes was also dried out and tasteless. Sweet potatoes were way overcooked. Hard to believe barbecue could have such little...More

Thank kmr47
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this fantastic place with my wife. Brisket was amazing. Fried chicken, Mac and cheese, roasted corn, fresh vegetables....all top notch. Good beer selection as well.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Trendy but delivers on taste: we ordered a two meat platter each ($18.99) but those portions are impossible to finish! It comes with two sides - generous portions again. They have four BBQ sauces on the table and we enjoying sampling them all. From the...More

1  Thank Eva J
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Questions & Answers
Marge W
20 January 2017|
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Response from pmryan | Property representative |
Yes we offer 1/2 off bar food menu M-F as well as $2 Labatt drafts, $2.50 well and domestic bottles. Hope to see you soon!
Rickie D
24 April 2016|
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Response from Bill S | Reviewed this property |
Jenny G
13 November 2015|
Response from pmryan | Property representative |
We accept reservation for parties of 5 or more. Smaller tables we have a call ahead list. If we know you are coming at a particular time and we start going on a wait, we add your name to the wait list before you arrive... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202-1323
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-887-2971
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Fat Bob's Smokehouse has been locally owned and operated for over a decade in the historic Allentown district of Buffalo, New York. Since its start in the late nineties, Fat Bob's stives to bring Allentown and the entire Western New York area delicious, authentic Southern Style BBQ made completely from scratch. Our customers mean a lot to us. To provide our guests with an amazing experience, we take immense pride in our service and award-winning food. That's why our customers keep coming back.
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