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Cox Brothers BBQ

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812 E Chestnut St, Junction City, KS 66441-9406
+1 785-579-6606
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Altoona, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel through Kansas on a regular basis. Junction City is a preferred stop and Cox Brothers BBQ is one of the main reasons. The food is always excellent, the service is great, and the prices are reasonable. What else is there!

Thank pack4az
Junction City
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considering that this is approximately 2 hours from Kansas City, this is the best authentic BBQ in the area. There is a wide selection of meats including beef, pulled pork, all types of ribs, burnt ends, ham, etc. In addition, there are many sides and sauces to choose from, and everything has an authentic smoked flavor. The prices are very... More 

Thank rayt100
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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146 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived about 20 minutes before closing. Place was empty and food was ready in 10 min. The brisket was very good for an additional $1. I thought the red-skin potato salad was excellent as a side. Good place for a bite.

Thank GreggeryPeccary
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome food, awesome peoples after 5 hours driving the best place to stop by. The only thing they can improve it's by opening one in Florida where we came from. Stop here you will not regret it.

Thank Julie S
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

It's not the down home southern BBQ, but it will hold you over with their dishes. Good smoky tender meat. Just not southern if you know what I mean.

Thank Valen I
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great place, great staff and GREAT pulled pork! The brisket is mighty fine, but the pulled pork with original sauce is what you want! Add some mac and jack (mac and cheese) and you will not have time to take pictures, just eat!

Thank Zac S
Huntsville, Alabama
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had the Carolina BBQ sandwich with cole slaw on the side. Just amazing. I tried different sauces on it and never really picked a favorite, but the sandwich itself was just great. Will be back!

Thank Tim E
Abilene, Kansas
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of my husband and I's go-to date places. Everything is delicious, but my favorite is the mac and cheese. He loves the Memphis Nachos. The servers are very friendly as well.

Thank JandEplus3
Junction City, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have stopped several times to pick up food to take home and the ribs have been excellent and the potato salad is very good.

Thank beardog1937
Manhattan, Kansas
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The Cox boys know how to smoke meats. Everything I have tried at their restaurants is wonderful. Smoked chicken, pork, beef brisket, you name it, it's great.

Thank FlatlanderUS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 39
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 812 E Chestnut St, Junction City, KS 66441-9406
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Junction City
  • Phone Number: +1 785-579-6606
This location is temporarily CLOSED while we take some time to perfect a NEW style of BBQ. Catering services will, however, continue to be available throughout the Flint Hills during this time! When we decided to open a BBQ joint years ago, we couldn’t decide which kind of ‘Q’ we loved the most… so we just decided to offer it all. Now, we’re working on a one-of-a-kind "Cox Bros. style BBQ" that will be unique to our region, but we feel like we can only do this effectively at one location first. So we’re starting in Manhattan, KS. Then we’ll bring it over to Junction City after it’s been perfected. We look forward to being back up and running in Junction City sooner or later.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?