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Fat Bob's Smokehouse

) #17 of 813 Restaurants in Buffalo $$ - $$$ American, , Barbecue
41 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202-1323
+1 716-887-2971
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (31 reviews)
“hush puppies” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
41 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202-1323
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1 - 10 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed dinner with my boyfriend and dad.. I had the 2 meat option with Brisket and Ribs with 2 sides which were the hush puppies and mac and cheese and OMGoodness, everything was amazing.. My boyfriend had a burger that had mac and cheese on...More

Thank Patti J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not been to this venerable restaurant in years after things had gone down hill from their excellent food in the early years. A family request for a return to Dinosaur BBQ, left us searching for a slightly less managed/chain experience. we were not...More

1  Thank bflobear11
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We ate here on a Friday night and the place was full. We didn't have a reservation but we able to get in any way. It looks like this is a good place for the office workers to come to and unwind because there were...More

Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I am a huge fan of BBQ I probably don't get it enough but this place is top of my list of best BBQ I have had. great local vibe and cool area to visit. Try the sides .. amazing good food they don't disappoint

Thank Brenda A
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My wife and were looking for a decent place downtown for a date night with an outdoor space and Fat Bob's fit the bill perfectly. The outdoor seating area is outstanding, shaded so you aren't getting scorched by the sun but a great place to...More

Thank ejs0186
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Went with friends last night..but wasn't hungry enough to finish those large portions of southern comfort food. Had a little trouble getting the right martini but the server made up for it with her personality. The food from the appetizers of crab cakes, pork bomb,...More

2  Thank Jim K
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I'm embarrassed to say that I've lived in Buffalo for 12 years and had never visited there until today, Mother's Day. My husband asked where I wanted to go and I said somewhere I had never been before and the name just popped into my...More

Thank 716amyf421
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

A cup of gumbo comes with corn bread and is 3.99, a very good deal because it has great flavor, vegetables are cooked, not mushy and abundant meat. Had the dinner plate of brisket with grilled vegetables and sweet potato fries. Something on the plate...More

Thank Suzyopin
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Stopped by for lunch based on positive reviews and they were correct. This place is great. I had the Franklin sandwich, a "pork bomb" (Italian and andouille sausage wrapped in bacon) with onions and provolone on a brioche. OMG, amazing. Great onion rings, fries, wings...More

Thank 5Psi
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Excellent menu, lots of choices and boy, is that barbecue good! The wings are excellent and they have some really neat items like the the sausage wrapped in bacon "Pork Bomb" - WOW! The mac and cheese with the barbecue is also fabulous. Delicious food...More

Thank RYC88
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Questions & Answers
Marge W
21 January 2017|
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Response from pmryan | Property representative |
Yes we offer 1/2 off bar food menu M-F as well as $2 Labatt drafts, $2.50 well and domestic bottles. Hope to see you soon!
Rickie D
24 April 2016|
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Response from Bill S | Reviewed this property |
Jenny G
14 November 2015|
Response from pmryan | Property representative |
We accept reservation for parties of 5 or more. Smaller tables we have a call ahead list. If we know you are coming at a particular time and we start going on a wait, we add your name to the wait list before you arrive... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202-1323
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-887-2971
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Fat Bob's Smokehouse has been locally owned and operated for over a decade in the historic Allentown district of Buffalo, New York. Since its start in the late nineties, Fat Bob's stives to bring Allentown and the entire Western New York area delicious, authentic Southern Style BBQ made completely from scratch. Our customers mean a lot to us. To provide our guests with an amazing experience, we take immense pride in our service and award-winning food. That's why our customers keep coming back.
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