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Bobby Q
Barbecue Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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8501 N 27th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85051
8501 North 27th AvenueUSArizonaPhoenix85051
(602) 995-5982bobbyq.net
Barbecue Restaurant, BarToday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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From the creators of Bobby McGee's comes Bobby Q, an upscale restaurant offering the finest BBQ you have ever tasted!
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Family-friendly eatery serving steak, BBQ ribs & other American comfort items in a rustic setting.- Google
"I recommend the baby back ribs full rack with mash potatoes and roasted corn."
"The Mac and Cheese was super duper cheesy!"
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nate costley
3 months ago
I had a wonderful dinner but after spending over $250 on dinner. We were told that are close with too baggy. Correction I'm sorry I was told that my clothes were too baggy because I was African American. When I was wearing polo khakis dress shoes and a button up polo t-shirt all slim fit. But I must say that the food was four star but on Saturday nights African Americans are not welcome
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Nate, I am glad you enjoyed your dinner at Bobby Q. We dont have a dress code in the restaurant, so I am guessing you probably are talking about the Q Lounge. They do enforce a tight dress code on certain nights, Im sorry you got caught up in it on a Saturday Night. but All the best, Chef Mark
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Rob Pierce
a month ago
Where do I start? Wonderful... Let's start with a perfect atmosphere, appropriately adorned with the right amount of rustic meets darker lit urban spoon, loft style dining "palace". We were greeted well at the door which continued throughout our stay including a sincere visit by the manager. Our server, Mateo was awesome. Attentive to our first visit needs and meeting my one pet peeve by always keeping our drinks full, even before the glasses were empty. On to the food...ok stop there and let's just say cornbread!!! Had to order another basket, not too dry, not to moist...delightful. The family ordered a variety to meet our equally distinct tastes. The filet was perfectly prepared, the pulled pork and beef brisket was cured and seasoned just right and the cat fish was to die for, even though I must lather it in their spicy BBQ sauce...sorry chef. I equally enjoyed the grilled corn and my wife's hand mashed potatoes was a must share. For the cons...the portions are big and I felt really guilty not being able to eat everything and clear the table. Well, I'm sure our take home will make great left overs. Thank you to the entire staff for making our first visit impressionable and we will be sure to return. Rob
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Response from the owner - a month ago
Wow, Rob. Where do *I* start? I can't thank you enough for this awesome, detailed review. I'm glad you loved it all so much! And don't worry -- put as much BBQ sauce as you want on anything you want, that's what it's for! Seriously, though, thanks again. Hope we see you again soon! Take care, Chef Mark
Robert Itokazu
a week ago
I've been to bobby q 3 times now and I can't get enough of this place! The staff is very friendly every time I come in. The last time I was there I ordered the baby back ribs with Mac and cheese and mashed potatoes. When I got my food and picked up a rib the bone fell out clean. Great food, great staff.
Response from the owner - a week ago
Love this review, Robert! Thanks very much for taking the time to let me know what you think. Hope you'll be back soon for some more ribs! Take care, Chef Mark
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D. Gonzales
2 months ago
Ok I am going to try and get through this fast because I am heading into a food coma and quick. So my friend and I had dinner tonight and we were seated by the lovely manager Rennie who was just so delightfully cheerful. Then we got the best server in the place Jack. I decided to change it up and get something other than the ribs so I chose the two meat combo. OMG the pork and brisket was to die for and I was not disappointed at all. My food was full of flavor and the meat was tender and juicy you could cut it with a fork. I had chose this plate because my friend ordered the same and she made it sound so good and I was not sorry for not ordering the ribs which are oh so delicious as well. Jack was quick and on top of keeping our drinks filled and making sure we were taken care of so if you decide to dine here ask for him. When we had finished our meal we were pretty full and had opted not to have dessert but Jack was such a sweetie and came out with this heavenly chocolate ice cream cake. I was so full but this cake was just so darn good. I am home now happy and full with my puppy who is licking my bbq scented face lol. I had an extraordinary dining experience and will undoubtedly be back very soon. Sorry no pics were taken because the food was too good I forgot :) next time though.
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Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Thanks so much for this amazing review, D! Happy to hear you loved the pork and brisket just as much as the usual ribs, and I'm sure Jack will be really glad you were so happy with his service when I show him this review. Hope we'll be seeing you again soon! Take care, Chef Mark
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Terri S
in the last week
Kudos to Bobby Q's staff. Absolutely EVERYONE was super friendly and attentive. Everyone smiled and made eye contact, and they all seemed genuinely concerned that my needs were being met, and that I was getting what I wanted. I was immediately greeted with a smile when I walked in, and smiled at the entire time I was there. I really did experience 5 star service. But haven't they wondered how such bad BBQ gets so highly rated? I decided on the Platter Sampler, which allowed me to choose three kinds of meat, a side and cornbread. I ordered the roasted corn and an extra side of shoestring fries. Sitting there sipping my iced tea a few minutes later, I overheard a couple of gentlemen at the end of the bar ordering meatloaf. Wondering how I had overlooked that, I studied the menu some more, but didn't see meatloaf anywhere. When I asked, the bartender indicated that they periodically have off menu specials. Since I had come so far, I ordered the meatloaf (only $9.99!) to go. My food came out far more quickly than I had anticipated, and there was a lot of it. Portion sizes were generous. I had opted for a combination of Brisket, St. Louis Ribs, and Spicy Smoked Link Sausage. The roasted corn was not corn on the cob, although the dish was topped off with two slices from the end of a roasted ear of corn. The off the cob corn had kernels that looked like they had seen fire. The juice that the corn was in had a good solid smokey flavor to it. I had anticipated and would have preferred roasted corn on the cob. To my personal tastes, it wasn't great, but it also wasn't bad. The shoestring fries were delicious! They were perfectly cooked, thinly cut, skin on, and nicely salted. It was a HUGE order, that came out in a little pail. Turning to my platter of meat, I was very disappointed. There were several slices of brisket, a generous portion. It was extremely moist, almost mushy as if it had been cooked in liquid, and there was no smoke ring. I've lived and eaten all over the country, including Texas and the Carolinas. I have had good smoked brisket, and this bore no resemblance. It was more like pot roast or meat you would find in stew, with almost no smokey flavor. In fact, the corn had more smokey flavor than my brisket. I would not order the brisket again because I think this must just be the way they have decided to prepare it. Maybe lots of people love it. Maybe they've never had better. I didn't like it. To the eye, the sliced link sausage was missing the usual coarse texture of sausage, with the textures of fat and lean. The mouth feel was as if it has been boiled, or in liquid at a sufficient heat to cook the fat out of it. That left the texture sort of like moist cardboard. The flavor coming through wasn't bad, but the effect was like nicely seasoned boiled cardboard. (It took me the entire drive home to figure out a truthful way to describe it.) Perhaps this batch had just been sitting in warm moisture too long. I'm going to go back and read through the reviews again to see if I'm the only one who experienced this. The St. Louis Ribs saved the day for the meats. Except for being fatty, and a general lack of smokey flavor, they weren't bad. Not very good, but not bad. The best news turned out to be my take-out meatloaf special. My portion of meatloaf was nearly 2 pounds! It was also tasty! It wasn't what I expected as it had more pungently savory ingredients than I am accustomed to in meatloaf, including a degree of heat, although not excessive. It was topped with a generous portion of golden fried onions, and accompanied by a huge serving of skin on mashed red potatoes! The only downside for me was the gravy, which I am grateful came in a separate container on the side. I'm not a fan of tarragon or thyme or whatever it was loaded with. Lots of people at the bar were eating it, but I didn't notice whether or not they used/ate the gravy. I honestly can't give Bobby Q's high marks for BBQ. I don't know where the great reviews come from.
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Response from the owner - in the last week
Terri, like I said over on Yelp and TripAdvisor, I appreciate the feedback. Like I said earlier, I'll be looking into why your meal wasn't what it should have been, and I hope you'll consider giving us another try soon so we can show you why we have all these fantastic reviews. I promise you, we won't disappoint. Best, Chef Mark
KC Pippin
a month ago
We came into town from Albuquerque, NM. While driving down the freeway we could smell the barbeque. My husband said we're eating there! We are sure glad we did. Everything we ordered was amazing! Wish there were bigger portions of meat in the two meat combo. The service was excellent and everyone was so friendly.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Thanks for taking the time to stop in and check us out, KC! Glad you guys loved everything so much. We do have different sizes of meat, so next time we'll be glad to get you more if you need it. Maybe the Whole Hog Heaven to split next time? At any rate, thanks again -- hope we see you again sometime! Take care, Chef Mark
Ryan Reese
2 months ago
Wow! As soon as I tasted the corn bread I knew I was in for a treat! This was exactly what I was looking for when it comes to BBQ. I thought I was at a backyard BBQ. The service was awesome. It was down right friendly. Ashlyn, our server, was the best. She treated us like true guests. I will be back and I advise everyone to try out their Bobby Q.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
I really appreciate this, Ryan! Thanks so much for being such a fan of ours. I'll pass this on to Ashlyn too, I know she'll be happy to hear what you had to say. Hope we see you again soon for more! Best, Chef Mark
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M Mahdi Assefzadeh
in the last week
Awesomest patio... Delicious ribs... Wonderful overall, very friendly staff. They gave us free to go dessert!
Response from the owner - in the last week
Really glad you enjoyed it so much -- thanks for the terrific review! I'm especially happy you enjoyed the Thank Q's, and I hope we'll be seeing you again really soon! - Chef Mark

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