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Al's & Son Bar-B-Q

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1810 S Gregg St, Big Spring, TX 79720
+1 432-267-8921
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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143 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

At 10.99 for a half pound of sliced brisket Al's is more expensive than the world renowned Franklin's in Austin. Hard to see anyone in Big Spring standing in line for this near tasteless treat. Ribs were very good however. 33 bucks for a two meat plate and a sandwich.

Thank hoopsman86
El Paso, Texas
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

What else do you need to know? Had the pulled pork sandwich with side of some creamy potato salad and both were very good. You order "cafe style" so all the food is visible and you can pick and choose based on your likes and their presentation style. Very friendly staff and good location only a mile or so from... More 

Thank jsawyer169
Big Spring, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

I can't imagine anyone that does not like Al's. It is, without any doubt, my favorite place to eat in Big Spring, TX. Country cooking (like I grew up on) at its finest. It is just a little more expensive, but worth every penny.

Thank Willytheriot
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Al's offers the best BBQ in Texas. Their mouth watering brisket, ribs, sausage. Ham. Chicken, and even hamburgers are delicious. While Al's is a little pricey it's worth every penny. Don't pass thru Big Spring without trying Al's.

Thank Bigspring432
Fredericksburg, Texas
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

My friend and I were so hungry and were traveling from a long road trip. BBQ sounded so delicious. The brisket was dry but had good flavor, the sauce was okay. The sides were HORRIBLE. The finely mashed cold potatoes were inedible due to over salting. I was just bad with the side dishes. The service was friendly and helpful... More 

Thank Adventure715
Buda, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Growing up in Big Spring, you become a 1 BBQ joint family. We are an Al's BBQ loyalist. I've eaten in more than 30 of the Texas 50 Best BBQ joints. Ranks right up there. We had a Class Reunion BBQ and I brought the Potato Salad--it is a must--You won't taste any better than this.

Thank John H
Houston, Texas
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481 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

I was safe and ate the Chopped beef and a side a macaroni salad. It was okay no flavor for the salad and the chopped beef was okay nothing to brag about. I had a piece of Chocolate cake it was dry and heavy. I was confused it's self sever then a waitress comes over and asked if I needed... More 

Thank Ann M
Big Spring, Texas
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

The grease from the barbeque sandwich soaks the bread! Had a wonderful time in the loo. Constipation is no longer a problem. Wait staff are below standards and unconcerned whether you stay or leave.

Thank Diane S
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Overpriced, low quality food. Place is a dump. It's a waste of money. Staff was okay. Food was cold and meat was dry.

Thank catchthetruth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Delicious meats and sides, including ice cream. Good service and a traditional BBQ experience in west texas. Thank you.

Thank Elena C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 19
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1810 S Gregg St, Big Spring, TX 79720
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Big Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 432-267-8921

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