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Fat Bob's Smokehouse

) #15 of 820 Restaurants in Buffalo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Barbecue
41 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202-1323
+1 716-887-2971
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (33 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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great find in Buffalo new york. It is down a quiet street where you would not expect a restaurant to be. Hannah was our server and was an absolute joy. The MOST attentive server I have ever experience. Ask for her for...More

1  Thank Bonnie N
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Enjoyed dinner with my boyfriend and dad.. I had the 2 meat option with Brisket and Ribs with 2 sides which were the hush puppies and mac and cheese and OMGoodness, everything was amazing.. My boyfriend had a burger that had mac and cheese on...More

1  Thank Patti J
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had not been to this venerable restaurant in years after things had gone down hill from their excellent food in the early years. A family request for a return to Dinosaur BBQ, left us searching for a slightly less managed/chain experience. we were not...More

3  Thank bflobear11
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We ate here on a Friday night and the place was full. We didn't have a reservation but we able to get in any way. It looks like this is a good place for the office workers to come to and unwind because there were...More

Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I am a huge fan of BBQ I probably don't get it enough but this place is top of my list of best BBQ I have had. great local vibe and cool area to visit. Try the sides .. amazing good food they don't disappoint

Thank Brenda A
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My wife and were looking for a decent place downtown for a date night with an outdoor space and Fat Bob's fit the bill perfectly. The outdoor seating area is outstanding, shaded so you aren't getting scorched by the sun but a great place to...More

Thank ejs0186
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Went with friends last night..but wasn't hungry enough to finish those large portions of southern comfort food. Had a little trouble getting the right martini but the server made up for it with her personality. The food from the appetizers of crab cakes, pork bomb,...More

2  Thank Jim K
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Questions & Answers
Marge W
21 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
14 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
US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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