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Bobby D's

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607 Merchant St, Emporia, KS 66801-2858
+1 620-342-1990
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Plymouth, MN
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everytime we are driving through Kansas and stay in Emporia, we go to Bobby D's. They are absolutely the best ribs we have ever had! Also, a great value. The atmosphere is casual and very friendly. We each ordered a bucket of ribs and had half the next day for lunch on the road.

Thank Cindy0607
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best and most enjoyable place to eat. Great food and great service. I eat there at least once a week. Friday night is usually my "prime rib" night!!! Everything is yummy! You may have a 15 / 20 minute wait on a weekend..... But, it's worth it!

Thank Isellkeys
Herington, Kansas
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I walked into Bobby D's about 30 days ago to see a guy that I saw go into this cafe back then to just talk to him a minute so I didn't have time to eat there that day. But decided that the next time in Emporia when I had time I'd try it out. So, today Feb 18th 2017... More 

Thank Willard F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The barbecue was amazing the restaurant and restrooms were very clean. I don't know so much that it is handicap accessible the restaurant is not very big and it was very crowded. There's also a bar you can sit at if you just want to have a nice conversation and Order a beer and enjoy some ribs or a sandwich.... More 

Thank Michelle W
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Make it a point to schedule my business trips to Emporia for the Wednesday Special of smoker cooked meatloaf.

1 Thank nickj058
Tooele, Utah
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Kansas is full of BBQ places, and Bobby D's certainly is a credit to them. The food was hot, served quickly and in a friendly manner, and the prices were reasonable.

Thank Bill B
Emporia, Kansas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Great barbecue at great prices! Nice, family friendly atmosphere. The staff works hard, they are fast and courteous. It doesn't take very long to get your food (except if you order the grilled salmon on special). Grilled salmon is wonderful if you're willing to wait a while. Try the wings! The meatiest wings you've ever had and you can actually... More 

Thank Krista R
Emporia, Kansas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Good service as always. That's this places best card. The food is good BBQ, not great but good. Usually busy which is a sign of little competition and good service. Mom n pops place and a good joint to visit, if you like a break from the chains. Eat here every few weeks and have never had poor service.

Thank 1kscouple
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Went here because of the recent raving reviews on trip advisor. Which are usually very helpful. My smoked chicken came out drenched in barbecue sauce. Yuck! My salad greens were iceberg lettuce. My hubbys burnt ends also sauce drenched. The beans were average. One bright spot was the service. Derek was fast, friendly, and professional.

Thank AKChickatHeart
Kansas City, Missouri
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great place. If you are from out of town, a DO NOT MISS, no-brainer. The best barbecue, cheezy potatoes and broccoli salad anywhere. For a differnt tast don't miss the Cuban Sandwich, a real treat, just missing the Cuba Libre!

Thank Rod N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?