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Fat Man's Bar-b-que

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10179 US Hwy 231, Cropwell, AL 35054-4025
+1 205-525-5255
10:00 - 20:00
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Cropwell, Alabama
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place has very good barbeque, but my favorite meal selection is their Fat Man Cheese Burger. It's better than anything you can make at home. It's sloppy and good. Their homemade ranch dressing is excellent and should be bottled. They get very crowed at times and with only one register waiting can be an issue, although the girls in... More 

Thank dab712
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to skip my large rant, read the next sentence. The Manager is terrible, end of story. ----------------------------------------------- I've been going to this restaurant since I moved to Alabama two years ago. Don't get me wrong the majority of the food here is wonderful, but the problem lies within the staff. Over the past two years, I've been... More 

Thank James J
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have eaten at Fat Man's my entire life! This restaurant has been around for over 45 years and the food has remained constant. BBQ is really delicious and their hamburgers are wonderful! Lots of food for a great price!

Thank 535diannae
Cropwell, Alabama
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The food is great and so is the service. Very friendly.the ladies at the counter know me by name we order there so much.

Thank christym936
Montgomery, Alabama
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We visited fat man's BBQ today. It was the first time in over 35 years that I have eaten at this particular place. The sauce that comes on the barbecue sandwich is phenomenal. It is not too sweet and has a slight tinge to it. Just enough spice to warm up your mouth but not give you heartburn. The baked... More 

Thank Gorf_1
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Me and a couple of buddies took a little road trip down to Fat Man's BBQ and I got a large pork Texas style BBQ with fries and it was terrific!! We rolled into the parking lot at around noon and the place was hoppin' My buds got onion rings with their BBQ and said they were really good. Highly... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

I arrived around 4:30 pm and the place was already busy both sit down and take out. You order your food at the counter and then take a seat at a booth or table until your number is called. I ordered a 1/2 pound of ribs, onion rings, fried mushrooms and a piece of coconut cream pie. I wanted to... More 

Thank bigbobr
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We read all the awful reviews,but when we went the food was great,fast service,and friendly people.Not too awful on price either.Try the chocolate pie

Thank Taylor J
Sugar Land, Texas
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Rustic environment. Can eat inside or out. Delicious barbecue and sides. Friendly staff. Order at the counter then pick it up when number is called. Food comes quickly. It is a hit with the locals. Worth the trip!

Thank Linda B
Birmingham, Alabama
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

I was in the mood for some BBQ for lunch today. This place is pretty good but pricey. Considering were we live options are limited on a time restricted lunch. Portion size is pretty good. I just had the salad, not enough meat for the $8 salad. May go back may not. Full Moon is better but further away.

Thank 1JeepGuy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10179 US Hwy 231, Cropwell, AL 35054-4025
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Cropwell
  • Phone Number: +1 205-525-5255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?