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Bobs Barb-b-q

5290 State Route 281, Cortland, NY 13077-9760
+1 607-753-7098
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bbq chicken” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (9 reviews)
“pulled pork” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
££ - £££
5290 State Route 281, Cortland, NY 13077-9760
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Moved away from this area of NY several years ago and Bob's was one of our favorite spots to dine. Our recent visit to the area found us back at Bob's. It is indeed fabulous. It is an outdoor bbq feast. Picnic tables, a kids...More

Thank d p
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Went there for first time for a Father's day meal. This is a roadside BBQ, very good size. Lot's of outdoor tables and two pavilions if the weather is a little wet. Very nice landscaping. The had a blues band that played (free) for 4...More

Thank msmacher
Reviewed 13 March 2017

As I've said in the past, my wife and I used to buy his chicken halves when he was hawking them from the roadside out of the back of his truck in Homer for three bucks (granted, that was over 30 years ago). You could...More

Thank Chaze110
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Bob's is a great bar-b-que spot. Nicely-landscaped outdoor setting with plenty of picnic tables. Often music on the weekends. Can be crowded, especially on good weather days on the weekends. Typical bar-b-que food: chicken, pulled pork, ribs, brisket, combos; salt potatoes, baked beans, etc. All...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I had to get to bobs before they closed for the season. I love their ribs. I have a smoker and make ribs in it, But not close to the quality that they do. They are juicy, tender have a nice bark on them and...More

Thank chris13209
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I ordered the pulled pork, beans and slaw. My daughter got the Carolina pulled pork sandwich. Good food and the picnic area was very clean well cared for. A nice place to get good food.

1  Thank Eric H
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This place is out a few miles but has a family outdoor, picnic area. No indoor eating. Chicken is usually dry.

Thank margoyager
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Have your BBQ under the pavilion or at a table out in the sun! I personally love the Carolina Pulled Pork and all the sides are great. Smells great just driving by. Don't miss stopping in this summer for a great BBQ with friends.

Thank Bob_Haight
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Bob's reopened last weekend . I could not wait. I arrive late Saturday afternoon to find others could not wait any longer either . The line was long . As we waited the smells coming from the grills made us even hungrier. This opening weekend...More

Thank Fingerlakes09
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I am from the south (Georgia ) and saw a sign on the road for bbq on my way back from Ithaca to Syracuse. Was not sure about getting bbq from up north but decided to go for it. Was really worth it. A little...More

Thank chadc409
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Nearby Attractions
Center for the Arts of Homer
12 reviews
2.00 miles away
The 1890 House Museum
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4.63 miles away
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3.05 miles away
Cortland Rural Cemetery
9 reviews
4.86 miles away
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28 May 2016|
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Response from Joseph W | Reviewed this property |
I have been there and I never have to wait for service at all and they are great people to know
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5290 State Route 281, Cortland, NY 13077-9760
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: +1 607-753-7098
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