Fat Bob's Smokehouse

★★★★☆
  • 41 Virginia Pl

    Buffalo, NY 14202

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  • 716-887-2971

About Fat Bob's Smokehouse

Hours
Fri-Sat: 11:30am-12am, Sun: 3:30pm-10pm, Thu: 11:30am-11pm, Mon-Wed: 11:30am-10pm
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Although the decor is close to spot on for a real barbeque experience, and my hopes were high, this is a dismal display of terrible food. If you have ever been to a great barbeque place in Texas, St. Louis or North Carolina stay away; you will only be be deeply disappointed. Aside from the terrible quality, size and taste of all the food, the prices are outrageous for such poor quality. The good reviews for the sides are only because they are doused in butter; any vehicle for butter seems good if that's your thing. They also advertise happy hour prices that only apply to the bar, though they do not print this restriction(bar only) anywhere on the menu or in the building. I love to be hometown proud and to get others to enjoy newly discovered businesses, revitalizing Buffalo is a must-every neighborhood- but let's give people what they expect. A barbeque restaurant must be just that, not a sad excuse for one.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Although the decor is close to spot on for a real barbeque experience, and my hopes were high, this is a dismal display of terrible food. If you have ever been to a great barbeque place in Texas, St. Louis or North Carolina stay away; you will only be be deeply disappointed. Aside from the terrible quality, size and taste of all the food, the prices are outrageous for such poor quality. The good reviews for the sides are only because they are doused in butter; any vehicle for butter seems good if that's your thing. They also advertise happy hour prices that only apply to the bar, though they do not print this restriction(bar only) anywhere on the menu or in the building. I love to be hometown proud and to get others to enjoy newly discovered businesses, revitalizing Buffalo is a must-every neighborhood- but let's give people what they expect. A barbeque restaurant must be just that, not a sad excuse for one.

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This place does have the feel of a Texas BBQ and the food is adequate, but a far cry from Texas BBQ. Had the "Texas" Beef Brisket and it would qualify for the worst beef brisket in Texas, but still it was ok for WNY.

3
★★★☆☆

This place does have the feel of a Texas BBQ and the food is adequate, but a far cry from Texas BBQ. Had the "Texas" Beef Brisket and it would qualify for the worst beef brisket in Texas, but still it was ok for WNY.

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I have been here many times (wife says TOO many). Favorite is the Texas Beef Brisket but family loves the pulled pork and ribs. Appetizer favorite is the Mussels, a huge dish, but the real star are the side dishes, namely the Mac-N-Cheese. On 3rd owner but now quality is much more consistent and service is quick and efficient. Used to have live music and pool table but some things must eventually change. Definitely not a fancy place, so stay casual. Lunch parking is a pain but no problems in the evening. This third year for outdoor patio and they now have an outdoor bar so service is much faster.

5
★★★★★

I have been here many times (wife says TOO many). Favorite is the Texas Beef Brisket but family loves the pulled pork and ribs. Appetizer favorite is the Mussels, a huge dish, but the real star are the side dishes, namely the Mac-N-Cheese. On 3rd owner but now quality is much more consistent and service is quick and efficient. Used to have live music and pool table but some things must eventually change. Definitely not a fancy place, so stay casual. Lunch parking is a pain but no problems in the evening. This third year for outdoor patio and they now have an outdoor bar so service is much faster.

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Food is always really good. But, I must agree with the users above, the prices have been climbing.

2
★★★★☆

Food is always really good. But, I must agree with the users above, the prices have been climbing.

Pros: Bad parking

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Give your diet the night off and definitely have dinner at this place! Incredible barbequed pulled pork, baked beans, corn bread, and - if you're really in the mood for splurging on calories - homemade mac 'n' cheese. With a cosy, welcoming atmosphere, Fat Bob's is a great place to visit when you're in the mood for some good old fashioned comfort food.

2
★★★★★

Give your diet the night off and definitely have dinner at this place! Incredible barbequed pulled pork, baked beans, corn bread, and - if you're really in the mood for splurging on calories - homemade mac 'n' cheese. With a cosy, welcoming atmosphere, Fat Bob's is a great place to visit when you're in the mood for some good old fashioned comfort food.

Pros: food, food, food!

Cons: parking

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This place has great food, I am a huge fan of pulled pork. The hush puppies are the best I've had outside of the south, and the mashed potatoes are great. The only drawback is the prices - it keeps getting more expensive every time I'm there. But the atmosphere is fun and the service is always great. This used to be my favorite BBQ place until I ate at One Eyed Jack's in Lockport; lacks some of the ambiance, but the food is much better and price is better.

2
★★★★★

This place has great food, I am a huge fan of pulled pork. The hush puppies are the best I've had outside of the south, and the mashed potatoes are great. The only drawback is the prices - it keeps getting more expensive every time I'm there. But the atmosphere is fun and the service is always great. This used to be my favorite BBQ place until I ate at One Eyed Jack's in Lockport; lacks some of the ambiance, but the food is much better and price is better.

Pros: GREAT food, atmosphere, service

Cons: expensive, parking stinks

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Cool eatery, VERY tasty food, decent service ... BUT EXPENSIVE and SMALL PORTIONS. I love the food here and hate the price ......................

1
★★★☆☆

Cool eatery, VERY tasty food, decent service ... BUT EXPENSIVE and SMALL PORTIONS. I love the food here and hate the price ......................

Pros: Good Food, Good Service

Cons: Expensive, Small Portions

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Pulled pork to die for. Love this place. In the heart of Allentown - great bar, great food

2
★★★★★

Pulled pork to die for. Love this place. In the heart of Allentown - great bar, great food

Message from Fat Bob's Smokehouse

If it stands still long enough, we will smoke it!

More about Fat Bob's Smokehouse

Everything on the menu is made from scratch just like Mom's! On-Site, Drop off and Pick up Catering Available. Patio and Patio Bar open all summer long. Drink specials daily!

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As co-owner and chef Bob Mollot explains on the menu, Fat Bob's serves authentic barbecue: slow-cooked basted meats and fowl, not the kind simply drenched in sauce. The decor is decidedly casual, with picnic-style tablecloths and a…

 

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