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Bobby D's

607 Merchant St, Emporia, KS 66801-2858
+1 620-342-1990
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (23 reviews)
“baked beans” (11 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
607 Merchant St, Emporia, KS 66801-2858
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bobby D's is a frequent spot for us. We love the servers and the food, but the decor could use an update.

Thank Ashlie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch. It's an old fashioned restaurant. The decor is nothing fancy. The service was superb. The BBQ was some of the best I ever had. The others in our group had burnt ends and pulled pork. They both said it was great....More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 11 May 2017

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
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
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
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
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Cindy0607
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........More

Thank Isellkeys
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...More

Thank Willard F
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Nearby Attractions
Historic Downtown Emporia
22 reviews
1.04 km away
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13 reviews
.71 km away
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is your bbq gluten free?
11 April 2015|
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Response from Marilyn B | Reviewed this property |
In response to the whether or not the bbq is gluten free: Contact information for Bobby D's: Attn: Bobby Doudican 607 Merchant, Emporia, KS 66801 620-342-1990
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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