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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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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great service, great people. We really enjoy this place and go here often. We always know that it will be good when we go in!

Thank Lindsay D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Ate at Bobby D's while in Emporia. BBQ was good, the spicy sauce was excellent. Out of blackberry cobbler but cherry was very good. Would return.

Thank Allen E
Kansas City, Missouri
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious! Great bbq in a nice setting. Very popular even on a midweek evening - and for good reason. Good food, reasonable prices, and topped off by terrific service. We will definitely be back when we are in the area....

Thank Vinalhaven65
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I came with a party of 8 we all ordered something different we all enjoyed the food. The staff was very attentive but not breathing down your neck. I highly recommend coming here!!!!!

Thank Colleen B
Emporia, Kansas
1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Very good barbecue and everything was excellent. Kansas friendly and emporia was great too. Right downtown with parking close. Cool shops and nice downtown.

Thank johnwdoan
Plymouth, MN
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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
Reviewed 4 March 2017 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
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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
Reviewed 16 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 2 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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?