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
139 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (80)fit for foodies (56)special occasion (54)neighborhood gem (53)great for lunch (50)kid-friendly (35)hot spot (32)great for outdoor dining (24)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (13)great for brunch (13)romantic (12)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Good BBQ
    FayR
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We were looking for a local BBQ joint and found it. We had the Hog's Heaven, perfect for the two of us to share. Brisket was fantastic, chicken was smoky and tender and the St. Louis Ribs fell off the bone. Good sides, beans were the best. Would go back for a casual BBQ experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor dining experience
    truthteller74
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This was our 3rd visit to Bobby Q's. We went to dinner with another couple and ate outside. The table and chairs had debris from the trees/plants and the Hostess sat us without any attempt at wipling the seats or the table. We ended up brushing the debris off before our friends arrived. The service was terrible. We were interrupted at least 6 times during dinner. They would walk up to the table while we were in the middle of conversation and interrupt. It was so rude and surprising. Even the manager used the same type of approach so apparently it is considered acceptable there. The food wasn't very good. It was bland and unappetizing looking and plating was poor. Very disappointing meal all the way around.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We really appreciated the friendly hostesses and servers. That back table was really nice for a gathering where we could talk without too much noise around. The servie was really good and the food ws delicious! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We had Burger,(Awesome), Ribs, Brisket, Pulled Pork all fantastic. Very friendly Staff!!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Always an amazing evening at BOBBY Q! Everything is always delicious, and the service is great. We have been there several times now, and have always enjoyed it. We recommend this restaurant to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had to eat baby backs with a fork.
    ArizonaPopi
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Baby backs, brisket, sausage all very good. Maybe best BBQ we've had in Phoenix. We've had Gates and Salt Lick and this BBQ is different and very good. Had to eat baby backs with a fork when the meat fell off the bone. Nice touch was hot cinnamon mini doughnuts at end of meal. Busy place so recommend reservations. Used Open Table which worked fine. Outside covered dining space. Dining room had great atmosphere and easy enough to talk. Nicole did a nice job. Wouldn't do margaritas again . Girlscreally liked strawberry "coladas". Handy to the freeway. Definite go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best In Arizona!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    One of the best restaurants in Arizona, they have amazing waiters & waitresses. The cornbread they give you start off with is amazing and same goes with the food & bar service they provide. They are doing it right all the way around. Sometimes noise level gets a little high but it's to be expected at a popular place. They are even great when you take kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful BBQ and great service
    LeapingLVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Although I had a reservation, I sat at a table in the bar area. What a GREAT choice! The waitress/bartender was fantastic. Great knowledge of the food, personable, and attentive. I got the sampler of BBQ and it was hard to choose which 3 of the 6 to get. It was so good that I wish I had gone with someone else so we could have tasted all 6.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bobby Q is a great place to
    skewg
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Bobby Q is a great place to go for lunch or dinner. We love the food, the service and the atmosphere. Great for small or large groups. Prices are fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good...
    Ribeyeexpert
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I am a ribeye aficionado. If I wanted a steak any better I'd make it myself. I rank Bobby Qs ribeye steak the best over Ruth Chris, Capital Grille, Ztejas, Sierra Bonita, Lone Star, TexAZ, to name a few. I found this ribeye to be the best in Phoenix and the price can't be beat. The mac n cheese also ranks high in my book. Great place to take out of towners to show them Phoenix makes great BBQ!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best BBQ in Phoenix
    yaledad
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Great BBQ with multiple styles of ribs and sauces, fabulous brisket, chicken and steaks. Make reservations as the line gets long. Come hungry, leave satisfied. Reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The food was good but not great. Cornbread was delicious and the pork ribs too. But everything else lacked any spice or personality.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST RIBS IN TOWN
    LADYTRUCKER
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We tried The Texas Roadhouse just to compare - there is NO comparison - we will never go there again. Too loud and the ribs were over-cooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My expectations were exceeded!
    tavie88
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Probably some of the best BBQ and mac & cheese that I've had! The meat was so tender and fell right off of the bone. I had brisket, St. Louis Ribs, sausage, loaded mash potatoes, and mac & cheese. It was all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasantly surprised
    love2eat
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Bobby Q was a great experience. Service was very attentive and fast. Food was delicious, we were in the mood for bbq and this place did not disappoint. We got the whole hog which gives you plenty of choices to choose from on different type of bbq, and three side dishes. Mac and cheese is the real deal not boxed and is the best I've had in a long time, line homemade. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic barbecue
    BobB
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    From the staff to the food to the ambience this place is a gem Bobby-Q's has probably the best barbecue in Phoenix as well as the best baby back ribs. My family and I will continue going back to the restaurant If you haven't tried it, give it a shot you'll be well satisfied. The Q bar is also a happening place music (DJ) dancing and great drinks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Kaylarp8
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The food was great! And so was the service! Really made an outsider feel welcomed! Thank you Arizona deliciousness!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummo x 2
    Jeancm
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We ate here twice in 4 days. They have a huge variety of choices, my husband had the ribeye both visits, my son had a steak sandwich & burger, I had a brisket sandwich & prime rib. The prime rib was really flavorful and tender, my son lived the steak sandwich. Portions are big. Donuts are a nice finish & unique
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Popular spot on Friday night
    AlDeepCreek
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Justifiably busy - great food and service. Very attentive server who even managed to have a flickering overhead light fixed for us. Rustic atmosphere and specialty is bbq (hence the name) but seafood is great too. Steak and crab legs was marvellous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was ok
    1stTimeLastTimeCustomer
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Well to start of with my reservation was at 6:00pm, we didn't get seated until 7, when we actually say down I explained how unhappy I was to see many more parties seated before me even though I had a reservation. My little past of 3 was overlooked. The manager said how dory she was that it happened and offered an appetizer on the house. When we ordered the did it came fairly late and my first scoop of the house beans had a long hair in it. The manager took them away and have me a new bowl of beans(in which we didn't eat) When the bill came we were charged the full amount plus the "on the house appetizer" we paid and left. The won't be going back. It was very expensive too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of My Favorites
    BCAgee
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We haven't been in Phoenix long, but we've already found several great restaurants. After several people recommended Bobby Q, we finally tried it for the first time a few weeks back. That experience was awesome in every possible way. Service was prompt and courteous but not intrusive. The food was outstanding and served in generous portions. We returned the following week and had what we thought would be impossible: an even better experience. Despite a packed house, our reservation was honored on time and our server, Jessica, was incredible. She was helpful, friendly, and on top of everything. Furthermore, other staff members stopped by regularly to make sure we were having a good time. We were, by the way. Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night Out
    Rettaree
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    A reservation is the only way to get a table on Friday night. The crowded parking lot was a testament to the quality of the restaurant. Even though we showed up about 15 min. early, we were seated right away. Our drink and appetizer order was taken and served quickly. The Q-rolls are awesome. Our server returned in good time to take our dinner order, but didn't hover. He even assisted in going off menu, substituting an appetizer for an entree. The menu is not large, two full pages; but it is extensive, covering beef, chicken, pork, and seafood. It was all excellent. Drinks were refilled without our ever having to ask. As with the appetizer, one dessert was ordered to be shared by the table. It arrived with enough spoons for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great barbecue, great staff
    DL3039
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    This is a barbecue joint that's been around for a while. Used to be owned by Bobby McGee. He closed them all up, but a manager for him bought this location, and has kept it going. This place is an amazing find. Wouldn't think to stop for BBQ in Phoenix, but this is a must go. 4 of us went for dinner, had a drink at the bar first, the bartender was very engaging with everyone and made for a great atmosphere. After a short wait, our table was ready. We had the onion loaf, which is to die for, and then we all shared the hog heaven. It may not look big, but 4 of us couldn't even finish it off. Everything was perfect, ribs were fall of the bone tender, brisket was fall apart tender, and the pork was melt in your mouth amazing. Must go if in PHX.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fall off the bone ribs.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Great BBQ. Wonderful service & the little donuts are to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Words fail me
    ShallowHal
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Some of the best barbecue I have ever eaten in my life (and I wouldn't say I'm a connoisseur by any stretch, but an enthusiast) for sure. Everything was on point at this restaurant - the decor, the service, and the food is moist, flavorful, and delicious. Our server, Justin, and the manager, Jo, did their jobs exactly as you would hope they would. We only get to Phoenix once a year in March, but this is now one of our family "must visit" restaurants. The only people I could possibly imagine not enjoying this restaurant are people who don't like barbecue, people who are barbecue snobs and think only the style that they like is good, or people who dare to go to this restaurant on a drop-in basis and brave the line without a reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • content
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We have been in this establishment over 20 times and only once did we have a complaint. We have also taken two of the large bbq catering offer and all were filled and happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    devheartsmacs
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The BF was craving BBQ, and since he's almost vegetarian, anytime he wants meat I pounce, because it won't happen again for a while. So, a quick Google search and the PHX New Times lead us to Bobby Q! The meal was fantastic! We split the Whole Hog, and had plenty to eat plus leftovers for days. We got St. Louis Ribs (yum), Texas XL Beef Ribs (double yum), the pulled pork (super yum), and the BBQ chicken (best cooked chicken, I thought it a tad too saucy). We also had the Q Rolls as an appetizier, and they were amazing, but just a little greasy (but really, fried rolls so I'm not complaining). Didn't have my ID on this visit, but I'm looking forward to trying the Sangria next time. Just make sure you have a reservation! Wait times are crazy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 in a row...
    SWBRAT
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Outstanding food & service. Second visit in the same week and the ribs kept falling off the bone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 20 year delayed honeymoon
    Sosuemetoo
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We selected Phoenix to celebrate 20 years of marriage and finally go on our honeymoon. My husband loves BBQ and I found you highly recommended on Trip Advisor. It was everything we could ask for, plus left overs for another quick meal after a long day of sightseeing. Please consider opening a restaurant in Central Illinois! There is nothing like this out there!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best BBQ EVER
    Walker
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised when we stopped into Bobby Q's while on vacation. It was simply amazing - great flavor and service! I guess we should of known by the line out the door - well worth the wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BOBBY Q...GREAT BBQ
    SWBRAT
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    BABY BACK RIBS...PULLED PORK...BRISKET ENOUGH SAID IF I COULD I WOULD EAT THERE EVERY NIGHT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Philip, our server, was the
    BondVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Philip, our server, was the best part of the night.
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  • Great BBQ!
    Dave
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    BBQ food was great. Sliced brisket and baby back ribs were quite good....tender and spicy. Overall, a good place but quite loud and busy on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not my kind of barbeque
    PreserveBarbara
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Bobby D's was a dissapointment. I was looking for someplace to meet between Gilbert and Carefree and found Bobby D's review on this website. The service was excellent, I'll give you that. But the food....what a disappointment. I had the pulled pork which was extremely fatty. The string potatoes were soggy and luke warm. The "pecan" cole slaw was dull and dry with a few chopped pecans on top. Others in my party had steak which they all admitted was also too fatty. Banana cream pie is my favorite dessert and I'm not quite sure how it was made here but it should be given another name. 2 slices of banana on top of what appeared to be an artifically tasting and yellow colored block of fluff. With a crushed pecan crust with no taste.
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  • Excellent BBQ
    DesertDuck
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Great food -some of the best BBQ we have found in the valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing BBQ
    Nate
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The best barbecue I've ever been too. Very good smokey flavor. I had the combo platter which had the ribs, brisket,pulled pork and the meat was very moist with a nice kick in the barbecue sauce. The side I had was the Mac n cheese which was amazing. My dad had the same platter as me but as his side he had the ranch beans which was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bobby review
    Disney1
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    For the most part, we enjoyed our visit to your restaurant. However, the desert choices were very limited as we were there for a special birthday party and all desert came out at various times several minutes apart. Our server was outstanding. Appetizer was very small portion also.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    Steve
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner with my son. We could not have been happier. Terrific food and super friendly service. The place was packed as well. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy, Busy, Busy
    JoHanna
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Glad we took adfvantage of Open Table as the rest of the folks waited 1 to 1 1/2 hours. I would not have waited that long as the food was good at best. Not worth a wait. Tquitos appetizer were very greasy and luke warm. My medium well steak was squishy and even wne I sent it back it still came back red. My fellow diners, those who ordered ribs were pleased. Backed potato was nice. Side salad was good but not worth the extra $2.00.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is always very good.
    TAMHAM
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The food is always very good. starters, cornbread are all excellent. We have had all ribs, some of the shrimp and chicken dishes we are never disappointed. Baby backs are our favorites as they are not as/fatty as the others. One problem is with cocktail orders. There is too much distance between the kitchen and the bar for a server to cover in an appropriate amount of time. This is especially so for a party of eight or more. We found it necessary to walk to the bar and get drinks rather than wait for our wonderful wait person.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.