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Fat Bob's Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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41 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202-1323
+1 716-887-2971
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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New York
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101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Family had BBQ ribs which they raved about I however had the BBQ mac and cheese! Oh my goodness it was amazing !!

Thank teakaym
Orchard Park, New York
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163 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of a hole-in-the-wall place as authentic bbq joints tend to be. The bbq was yummy as were the baked beans. Coleslaw was so-so, but fresh. Our server was not well trained, but at least he was somewhat efficient (could have been a bit more attentive). The cornbread (sweet) was very good and fresh.

Thank Sue K
Umea, Sweden
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with friends. We shared some kind of mixed grill plate. Plenty of food and really good service from our waitress. Their own hot sauce was amazing. I Can really recommend this place

Thank PL6668
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fat Bob's is a come as you are place. Nothing too fancy but the food is amazing, plentiful, and reasonably prices. I am not a fan of BBQ but my husband loves ribs and pulled pork...he gets those, I get their salmon. Go really hungry! The portions are generous...

Thank Margaret J G
Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at this place was AMAZING! We came here in Feb 2017 while on vacation. We both tried the hushpuppies which were delicious. The macaroni and cheese was AMAZING! The brisket and turkey were great too. This place could be well described as soul-food, BBQ. I would highly recommend a visit to this place if you are in the... More 

Thank JennyJ6304
Binghamton, New York
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stop here every time we are in Buffalo. The brisket absolutely falls apart and the ribs are tender, but not sloppy like they came out of a crockpot. Service is great and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Make sure you stop in when you are there!

Thank StillMill
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped on a whim for a late lunch. Laid back atmosphere. Waitress was great. Food very good and lots of it. Leftovers enough for dinner!

Thank uncledommie
Brocton, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The food was incredible. Giant portion. The sauces are so wonderful that you get to try here. Our server did a fantastic job suggesting so many different items to try. We will definitely be back again

Thank rommie1962
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Let me say that I really like this place, but my girlfriend is less then enthusiastic. I find the food to be very good, the beer selection interesting, and the location perfect for an urban environment. Check the opposite for my girlfriend, what can I say. Just thought I'd mention this as it seems to be a guy/girl thing.

Thank 669mike
Palm City, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We where 4 First timers, I'd read about Fat Bob's in a News paper. I wasn't sure what the expect. The service was excellent, no pressure. We ordered the 4 meat sampler, mac and cheese and believe me that was plenty. My son who is the restaurant biz in another city this was the best smoked BBQ he's ever tasted!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?