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Chuck Wagon BBQ

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8982 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758-1743
256-772-5179
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: The best of Texas in Madison, AL!

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

Chuck Wagon BBQ has the best BBQ in town. This place is almost always packed. You have to go there after 1.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
jkm007
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Madison, Alabama
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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Chuck Wagon BBQ has the best BBQ in town. This place is almost always packed. You have to go there after 1.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Best Brisket this side of the Sabine river. I'm from NOLA and we know and love food. Yeah, you have to stand in line (the place is small), and sure maybe you have had better Texas BBQ if you grew up on a cattle ranch in Texas but I doubt you will find any better around these parts. The other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Chuck Wagon is a dump, and I mean that as a compliment. I have been there twice, and both times, the meat is high quality and the portions are generous. Today, I had the 3-meat combo: sausage, brisket and chicken. The chicken and sausage were very good. The brisket was tender, but it lacked flavor. The cole slaw, the only... More 

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Ft. Wayne, IN
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Put on an old pair of jeans, baseball cap and tee shirt, you're going to eat BBQ. I knew we were in the right place when everyone was a local, half the people were ordering carry out and there was a line. We both had the brisket dinners and they were outstanding; perfect smoke line, tender as filet, perfect meat/smoke... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The brisket was as it was supposed to be. Good Texas BBQ needs no sauce. The brisket was moist and tender. OMG yum. I would say the sausage and beans were the deciding factor for the 4 rating over a 5. I will return for my long missed taste of Texas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Been meaning to go here for a while now, and I just recently got the opportunity. I left far from being disappointed. I love Texas style BBQ, and I especially love brisket. I went with a three meat platter of brisket, pulled pork, and sausage. The brisket had some great flavor to it, can tell some love and care went... More 

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north_alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I am in general not a big fan of ribs or beef brisket but I had heard about this place from a golf buddy and saw they had lots of good reviews so thought I'd give it a shot. I got a brisket sandwich and 3 ribs which cost close to $16 so I thought it a shade pricy. But... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great food in an authentic atmosphere. The owner does a great job of making the food right and the workers all know their jobs very well. I will stop here again when I am in the area. The open for lunch at 11:00 am for lunch...get there about 20 minutes early to get a good spot in the line,people know... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

After moving to Huntsville from Dallas, a co-worker told me about what he called the best BBQ. Well, we went for lunch and I was wondering where the BBQ was. It is more like BBQ roast. You haven't experienced BBQ until you have Texas BBQ brisket. This place is just ok, but I've found another place in town with great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It may be located in north Alabama but once you walk through the door, you're in Texas. You won't even find an Alabama or Auburn hat hanging on the wall. You will find Texas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. So I repeat. No Alabama. It doesn't appear to irritate the locals, until maybe now if they read this, because there is ALWAYS... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8982 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758-1743
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 256-772-5179

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

The best of Texas in Madison, AL!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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