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LawLers Barbecue and Catfish - CLOSED

Hobbs Street, Downtown, Athens, AL
+1 256-232-2677
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
23 Apr 2016
24 Oct 2014
“Good barbecue”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue, Seafood
Hobbs Street, Downtown, Athens, AL
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Best bbq in Alabama hands down...I am from Alabama so i can say that. Top 5 of all my bab places I've been.

Thank James T
Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

My husband used to eat here when he was traveling for his job and had been wanting me to try it. We finally got a chance and I will say it was very good. We had the pulled pork plate with baked beans and potato...More

Thank 601kusha
Reviewed 7 October 2014

If you don't like Lawler's on Hobbs Street, you probably have a personal agenda associated with another restaurant. My family eats at Lawler's 3 days a week at lunch for 4 years. We have tried everything on the menu and love the buffet. The service...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 29 September 2014

The Staff Is not friendly at alllll!!!!!! And I am very particular about what I eat!!! I don't like crescent roll sandwiches!!

Thank Jo Ann W
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

We enjoy the Hwy 72 location. Their combo plates, pulled pork, or chicken are so good. We were in the area of Hobbs Street so decided to try it out. Less than desirable atmosphere. Tables, seats, and all fixtures need to be replaced. Just felt...More

Thank Nommie2
Reviewed 29 May 2014

You can't beat their deal on pulled pork with sides, plenty enough to feed 4-5 people for cheap. Today I wanted ribs so we split a slab with sides. Not bad, just not that good, much better ribs at 306 BBQ. Other than the pulled...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

I ate at the one near police station. The service is horrible and the nachos were gross. I couldn't finish food and left.

Thank 1hap
Reviewed 3 April 2014

This Lawler's location was one of our go to places when we wanted pulled pork sandwiches and fries. They had great crinkle cut fries that were always fresh, hot and cooked to order. Was just there tonight and discovered they have gone to a gross,...More

Thank coastermeister
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Lawler's Barbecue and Catfish is on Hobbs Street near Athens State College. From the outside Lawler's looks like a fast food drive in. However, despite the fast food appearance Lawler's Barbecue and Catfish actually sports a good sized dining room. Lawler's system works like this:...More

Thank Seascot64
Reviewed 5 July 2013

I recently visited Lawler's because I was curious. My opinion is that there are better barbeque restaurants available over this one. The cole slaw was too vinegary and the pork barbecue tasteless.

Thank Leonard S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hobbs Street, Downtown, Athens, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 256-232-2677
  • E-mail
Located just across from Athens State University and only two blocks from downtown Athens.
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