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Rainbow City, AL
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97 reviews 97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Was treated to lunch by a colleague at local sandwich shop that one of his favorites, a reall "hole in the wall" near the campus. The atmosphere is one of hang out for the college students, food is tasty and large servings for the price. I got the Son of Italian with fries. Great sub, loved the fries as well.... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Went for lunch, great sandwiches. One of those hole-in-the-wall type places that has really good food. I will definitely go back.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Had a chance to check out Fat Sam's today since the reviews were so positive. However, I must say I was totally disappointed. It's so hard to find a good philly cheesesteak in Birmingham and I really thought I had found the perfect spot. But I must say this was not what I expected at all. I ordered a philly... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

I decided to visit this place for breakfast before class. Since I have been a native of Birmingham and aware of this place being here for years, I decided to give it a shot. Bad idea. This place is filthy on the inside. There is only one person working so I'm Assuming that he does not have a lot of... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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141 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Fat Sam's is a local shop, not a chain. That being said, I much prefer the sandwiches at Fat Sam's to those at the chain sandwich shops around town. My personal favorite is the chicken philly (they also have the traditional steak philly sandwich), but I've tried many different things on the menu, and I have never been disappointed. Usually... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011 via mobile

I loved my Philly and my husband loved his reuben. He got a bag of chips with his and mine came with fresh cut French fries. This plus two drinks was $16. Would definitely go back if in the neighborhood. It is a hole in the wall place with plenty of character and characters!!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

I've been a B'ham resident for 25 years and a Fat Sam's customer for 5 years. Nothing better when you're looking for a sandwich shop, no matter what craving you have. Philly is the only one in town that my Philly native friend will eat (he's a picky chief but that doesn't stop him here). My personal favorite is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

What a nice place to spend your lunch hour, unless you've got the afternoon to spend here, too! The sandwiches offered are one-of-a-kind, and the meat and cheese is sliced right in front of you, so you know you're getting the freshest of fresh. Oh yeah, they even slice your french fries straight from a potato for you.... you ain't... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

Definitely a hole-in-the-wall, but that's what makes it so lovable. Nothing fancy. Just a great little sub place with an owner who'll act like he's known you a lifetime. Very Southern hospitality. :)

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Auburn, Alabama
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18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2008

Sam is very personable and will make you a damn good sandwich. You will probably either really like or dislike the service, but I like the neighborhood feel. Check out the Fetta Finger -- a chicken tender sub, smothered in lettuce and melted feta cheese.

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Additional Information about Fat Sam's Sub Station

Address: 1154 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5236
Phone Number: 205-252-2300
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

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