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Top Hat Barbecue

8725 Old Hwy 31 N, Hayden, AL 35079
+1 256-352-9919
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (11 reviews)
“ribs” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
8725 Old Hwy 31 N, Hayden, AL 35079
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

My first time eating here. First impression just a country old fashion place. We were seated right away and the waitress was friendly. I ordered the vegetable plate which was good and my husband ordered the BBQ plate.

Thank Trudy S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I saw a story on TOP HAT on a local and state wide program. If the restaurant has BBQ in its name, then I must try the BBQ. First of all, they offered no ribs - there was tape over part of the menu and...More

Thank Roy S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This restaurant may not seem like much from the outside, but the food is really good. We have eaten here in the past, and wanted to eat here again after watching it's feature on Man, Fire, Food on tv. The kids love their burgers, and...More

Thank KristyB77
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Traffic rerouted me and I was going right in front of this old restaurant. I had to stop . It was a few minutes wait to get my hamburger. ( I usually get the BBQ but this time I just wanted a good hamburger). As...More

Thank Greg Y
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My son and I went to this restaurant after seeing it featured on Absolutely Alabama TV show. We arrived about 4:05 and was seated then placed our order. I ordered the small BBQ chopped plate with fries and baked beans. My son ordered a hamburger...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I heard about Top Hat Barbecue restaurant through AL.com when planning my family trip to the Birmingham area. After visiting the Rickwood Caverns my family and I drove a short distance (approx. 7 miles) to the restaurant. We were immediately welcomed upon arriving and holding...More

Thank shortnurse2015
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful ride through the country side to get here. Great service. Salad was large and a one half salad is available at a discounted price. Barbecue plate was delicious with two sides to chose from many choices.

Thank Richardlowrider
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Bar-B-Q is excellent. Sometimes go by for a pound to take home. Most of the time my husband and I go, we order the whole catfish..Delicious. The sides are very good. Plenty of seating. Waitresses and waiter is attentive and friendly. My 96 year...More

Thank Dot W
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I heard about this place from watching James Spann do the weather on Birmingham TV whenever a tornado warned storm passes through that area. I finally got to try the Top Hat after all these years. Probably the best of the Birmingham area Barbecue area...More

Thank akt85
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

First time visit. Tried the small bbq plate, which is a nice size serving,with fried okra and slaw. The okra was ok and the slaw had a good taste to it. The red sauce was good. You have to ask for more if you need...More

Thank avmccall
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14 August 2016|
Response from Larry P | Reviewed this property |
8 PM is advertised. Hope that is correct.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8725 Old Hwy 31 N, Hayden, AL 35079
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hayden
  • Phone Number: +1 256-352-9919
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