Bobby Q
Bobby Q

Bobby Q

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bobbyq.net/
  • Phone: 6029955982x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday - Monday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday: 4:00pm -9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Mark Hittle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full Service Catering Department.
    Takeout and Delivery also available!
  • Private Party Facilities: Call for details
  • Private Party Contact: Laura Hogan 6029955982x
  • Entertainment: TV's in the bar and patio area for sports viewing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1-17 between Dunlap & Northern
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large private well lighted parking lot
A word from Bobby Q
The creator of Bobby McGee’s brings you Bobby Q. With Meats smoked up to 20 hours, to our in house, hand-cut steaks, you'll have no problem finding a meal to appeal to your appetite!! Reservations are taken for the dining room only.
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Bobby Q reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (77)fit for foodies (57)special occasion (52)great for lunch (50)neighborhood gem (49)kid-friendly (34)hot spot (34)great for outdoor dining (24)vibrant bar scene (16)great for brunch (14)late-night find (13)romantic (12)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Best Ribs
    Mike
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    WOW! The other reviews online are correct. These are the best baby back ribs that I have ever had. The brisket is amazing as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a surprise!
    SusanW
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've lived in Phoenix for 18 years & had never been here until last weekend. I've driven by it hundreds of times and I never had any desire to go until my brother-in-law went for lunch one day. He wouldn't stop raving about it. With our Open Table reservation, we waited less than 5 minutes on a pretty busy Saturday night. The food was fantastic, real southern style BBQ, and a variety of comfort foods. We ordered: Sirloin, 3 meat combo (split), and the kids ribs w/ fries. Sides of pecan cole slaw and Mac & cheese, both excellent. The biggest surprise was the building-it's really cool! Inside and out, it's an eclectic mix of old and new, rustic and refined; like a ride at Disneyland -- very well done. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Looks corporate, eats better!
    EdMuldoonVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We're on the road when we eat here (i.e., the company is paying), so we could easily go to more high-end places, but we keep coming back here! The combo platters are definitely not helping America's obesity problem, but they are a treat. The BBQ sauce is as good as any we've tried and there are a few varieties, so sampling/sharing is a lot of fun. Tons of good beers to accompany and friendly (as well as cute) waitresses. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    AS BBQ GOES WOULD NOT RECOMMEND. BRISKET WAS WAY WAY OVER COOKED WAS JUST A PILE OF MUSH. PULLED PORK WAS FLAVORLESS. THE ST LOUIS RIBS WERE ALSO WAY OVER COOKED. THEIR "CAROLINA BBQ SAUCE WAS A JOKE. ABSOLUTE HORRIBLE FLAVOR AND IN NO WAY REPRESENTS A TRUE CAROLINA SAUCE (ABSOLUTLY NO VINEGAR) WHICH BRINGS ME TO THE REALIZATION THAT THERE IS NO DECENT BBQ JOINTS IN PHOENIX. THE ONLY ENJOYABLE PART WAS THE BEGINNING( CORNBREAD) AND THE END ( SUGAR DONUTS)
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  • great food
    Tjnurse93
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    food was great as it usually is when we go. Music was so loud we had to 'holler' across the table to be heard. Left quickly due to this, instead of having dessert. had online reservation and seated promptly upon arrival
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bar Bee Cue Heaven
    AndrewH
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Smokehouse Barbeque heaven awaits at Bobby Q! Its not a great location but you hit this place for the amazing smokehouse barbeque food. The ambience is good and service is attentive. Take a few friends and enjoy a night of ribs and dips or the amazing pulled pork. Overall,.... highly recommended. :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Extremely good service and hosts who check throughout the meal that everything is all right. Might be a good idea to train waitress a bit more on the items from the bar. Either that or have someone more knowledgeable handle the bar options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We took friends for their first time visit as we have said it is the best BBQ in the Phoenix area. After the experience, they agreed. Food was great, so was service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great food will be back very soon. Liked the rustic vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome....
    Jamie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Bobby Q's has the best Bar B Que in town. We have searched high and low and have finally found our place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm a little deaf . . .
    BBQFiend
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    So I always struggle in conversation at Bobby Q's; the ambient room volume is busy and constant. That said, the food was excellent, as always, and our server was the best, so it always makes up for it. Everybody is fun and friendly. I had had her before and I use all her recommendations. I brought two newbies with me, one of whom was convinced that Phoenix did not have a decent b-b-q joint. He loved it. Next morning he texted me that the leftovers were great for breakfast too. My guests both loved the banana pudding pie. A quieter room or a meeting room would make the experience perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, good times, good friends
    OMG2
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great place for having friends, family and co-workers. Lots of energy, spacing is good, adequate service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE Boby Q's!
    CarolinaGirl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The best BBQ in town! Awesome food, ambiance and service! Add this to your list of places to try so you don't miss you! (I've been in Phoenix for two weeks and have been 3 times!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising
    JboyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Antique storm shutters, silver place setting lamps, & castle doors from Prescott are just a couple of the details that make up the ambiance. Food is why you come though, and portions are generous and the BBQ is top notch. The ribs could be served as a desert as they are succulent and delicate to the touch. The smoked prime rib is to die for, with a salt and pepper rub on the outside and smoke on the inside. The complimentary corn bread may have been the star of the show, if I didn't so love my side of mac-a-cheese and smoked corn off the cob. Sauces were amazing but really an after thought due to the flavor in every bite. When I think BBQ I typically think local dive, but why? Bobby Qs makes BBQ fine dining and I was amazed at the results.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very impressed
    Caston
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service was phenomenal, the food was fantastic, we did have to wait a little longer than our reservation time but only by about 15 minutes. The staff was very apologetic about that. Overall, we had an excellent evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Be back soon
    DiscerningDiner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We will be back soon! Great food. Terrific service. The server and manager both interacted with us and our kids and made us feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best smoked prime rib EVER!!
    Happydiner
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    That says it all. The smoked prime rib was the BEST I have ever had. Great flavor, tender, and moist. It was PERFECTION!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat
    BetterBBQ
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Whether you like BBQ, Steaks, or Chicken; there's something on the menu. Good food, good service, reasonable prices! Recommend dining for 2 or a group of people. They can meet your needs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will recommend to everyone
    greatfood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good idea to make reservations, service was outstanding,food wonderful,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food Lousy Service
    rockhead1960
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Enjoyed our evening out as a family. Daughter in from College - she liked the pulled pork and my wife enjoyed the prime rib. I had the BBQ baby backs and they fell off the bone - maybe a little too much as I couldn't pick them up to eat them - had to use a knife and fork. Service was lousy - girl was incompetent as she was always confused when she came by the table. Then when clearing the table - which she did in a 15 minute period clearing one person at a time though we were all done - she spilled the contents of one plate on me. Go for the food - be tolerant of the service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always good
    annie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    However it came before our water and drinks. An extra side appeared at the table that we did not order. We had to ask to have it removed from the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Semi-hidden gem
    NCentralPhxfoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great bbq! And good barbeque is hard to find in Phoenix. Really nice atmosphere. The brisket, mac and cheese and corn bread are awesome. The cole slaw was about the best I've had too. Service was phenomenal. Server explained the menu and gave recommendations. She was very accomodating for our toddler too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great BBQ
    Dr111VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    What a great find. Best BBQ in PHX. Had the ribs and they were fantastic. Service was great. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best BBQ
    BBQfan2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Service is great and food is delicious. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BBQ! Great Service!
    PamB
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Went there with a big group from out of town training class. The service was great. And, the BBQ was great. Had the baby back ribs. Fall off the bone good.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish as always
    smkarizonaVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Never disappointed with a meal at Bobby Q's. The servers are all friendly and I can't remember a meal where the manager hasn't stopped by as well to make sure we're happy. This is the service I like and appreciate. Now, bring on the donuts!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bobbilicious
    BruceCT
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Tender meat and great sides. Some BBQ foodies may want it hotter but I liked it all . reasonable prices and great servise
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Barbeque
    chuckmoka
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Dry aged steaks, smoked/roasted chicken and amazing ribs, sausage and brisket. Bobby Q's has it down perfect. Have been going since they opened and have never been disappointed. Want Flintstones sized beef ribs? They have them!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    carlonrt66
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This place clearly has the best BBQ in Phoenix. The brisket was moist and tender, the ribs fell off the bone, and the macaroni and cheese was out of this world tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HOLY SERVICE!
    wendywendy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was really good (a bit overpriced) but holy cow the service! I have never had too much service in my life before this meal. I went with a group of friends I had not seen in a while, and we really couldn't get a conversation going! every time we would start talking again (after being interrupted again and again asking how we were doing) she would come back and interrupt us while we were speaking to ask if we were ok. It started to really irritate me and my guests and to top it all off only seconds after being interrupted by the waitress we were interrupted again by the MANAGER! TOO MUCH BOTHERING GUESTS IS NO GOOD! The server & manager interrupted us at least 15 times during the 2 hours we were there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The barbeque brisket and meats are great. Macaroni is good, other items so so. Our waiter was very nice, but he kept forgetting things and he had drooped our drinks. I think he was new. It was a little hot and i think a night club was going on because the music was very loud.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you like barbecue......
    WinstonVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Bobby Q is definitely a good barbecue spot in Phoenix. Don't expect to lose weight at this restaurant nor get a good selection of vegetables. However, for good ribs and mac n cheese, then you have come to right spot. Friendly people.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular!
    Amazing
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Hands down by far, the BEST food and service we've had in years! This place is a MUST!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good comfort food...
    Ribeyeexpert
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We're not new to B-Qs and this place remains our top choice for steak and ribs. I love the macncheese...kids love the burgers. Nice place to be for a casual nite out or dressed up for a special event. Husband orders his ribeye cooked medium but charred on the outside and he says he hasn't been let down yet! Good portions leave enough for lunch the next day and the cinnamon donuts at the end are worth saving room for! I love bringing out of towners to this place to show off how Phoenix does BBQ!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday party
    patricia
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were a party of 9 for my husband's 61st birthday. We had the most fantastic time with our grandkids, our neighbors, and our children. My husband said it was his best birthday in years.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ at its finest!
    Octobermum
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This place is amazing! It is hard to believe that a place with BBQ this good is located near downtown Phoenix. It's definitely a must try for AZ residents as well as people who are visiting from out of town. Be sure to order the Whole Hog Heaven... you won't be disappointed! The portion sizes are unbelievable and the service.. oh the service... I cannot remember the last time I have been to a restaurant that had the whole package.. delicious food, amazing service... just an all around great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally!
    newtophoenix
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Since moving to Phx we have been searching for a good BBQ restaurant & finally found one. Bobby Q is rather hidden away on a frontage road, but worth the effort to locate. It's a large, busy place with really good baby back ribs (also have St. Louis style, etc.) & we enjoyed the sides (we chose coleslaw and roasted corn) as well. Portions are generous, there is a full bar and menu includes choices for non carnivores. Service very attentive & pleasant. We read of this restaurant because they won a top slot in 'best bbq in the country.'
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • medicro
    Mooo
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was decent and the service was fast. The servers weren't rude or disrespectful BUT I felt like I was on an assembly line. If it wasn't for the lack of customer service this would've been a perfect 10.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some of the best BBQ I've had
    louis
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    First time here and was craving BBQ, so I looked up what was in the area. This place is no joke. The service was absolutely wonderful and the food was even better. We had a young waitress, which usually means a lot of inexperience, but she was on point; able to answer anything thrown at her as a first-time customer, perfectly attentive, friendly and made us feel very welcomed. Overhearing some of the other tables, they had similar service. My wife who isn't a big BBQ fan loved the food and said she would love to come back again. Win and win. Will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nursesmall
    Nursesmall
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Bobby Q's did a great job accommodating our large party size. We were seated immediately upon arrival. The staff was both friendly and helpful. Our party was very happy with the variety of food options that were on the menu. The food seemed to arrive faster than we expected. The corn bread at the table was a hit for all our family members. Our party ordered two appetizers before dinner, and each one was devoured in minutes. The large portions of each menu item allowed many of our family members to take the extra food home. Our lunch time was at 11:30 am. I would recommend having reservations at this quieter time at this restaurant. I will encourage my friends and relatives to visit Bobby Q's for a great dining experience!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.