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Dobbs BBQ

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2636 South Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36301-5682
+1 334-794-5195
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140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

driving through my hometown i decided to get a quick lunch at one of my favorite places back in high school. I ordered a chopped pork platter and they must use a blender as i do not recall eating a manwich or sloppy joe but this was basically that kind of meat. I believe i could have used a straw.... More 

Thank bamafutbal
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While traveling to Tallahassee... I happened past Dobbs Famous BBQ. I was wanting some slow smoked brisket... to enjoy as I traveled. Dobbs DOES NOT have brisket. I was told brisket was a cheep cut... and they used a higher quality beef. I was told the beef they used was a better cut of meat... and had better flavor... and... More 

Thank Richard L
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Asked whether we were looking for a national chain or a local BBQ, we opted for the local BBQ and our hosts recommended Dobbs. We found it just as we wanted: quick service, great food, friendly and homey. Husband enjoyed a BBQ platter while I enjoyed a turkey salad.

Thank Barbara T
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Informal ma and Pa restaurant, not a chain. Decor is fish trophies and paintings and photos. Kind of fun. I had chipped pork with stew. Both were very tasty. The homemade hot sauce was Tabasco like, but more flavorful. Highly recommend for local atmosphere and good food.

Thank Paul T
Myakka City, FL
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy or frilly, but amazing barbecue! Hands down a super friendly place. Service was fast. Food was served fast as well. So glad we stopped here.

Thank Joybug1952
Tallahassee, Florida
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a big fan of bar b q , but if you want the most deelish cake ever, this is the place to go. It's not fancy at all, but homey

Thank LovinglifeinItaly888
Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Title states it all!! Family owned over generations over 100 years ago. Love this place and another "must go" place to have the best BBQ.

Thank msmandy2016
Columbus, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Have heard about this place for years and decided to try. Was not my favorite. I tried the combination platter with fries and the camp stew. I was pleased with the fries, very fresh, but the meat was not my favorite. I know a lot of people enjoy Dobbs and I am glad you have a strong following, however not... More 

Thank BBQ Fanatic s
Flowery Branch, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We always , as a family of 8 stop to eat lunch on our way to Destin It has now become a tradition after 6 years. The adults usually order pulled pork sandwiches with slaw and baked beans or brunswick stew and it is always delicious! My grand daughter loves and always gets their ribs. So it is safe to... More 

Thank tessiemae33
Dothan, Alabama
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Dobbs has been a favorite my whole life. The BBQ cant be beat! The brunswick stew is a must for every trip here. And, dont miss Mrs Dobbs delicious strawberry shortcake.

Thank Bruce P

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Restaurant Details

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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2636 South Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36301-5682
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Dothan
  • Phone Number: +1 334-794-5195

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?