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Big Jim's Bama Q

10339 Alabama Hwy. 117, Mentone, AL 35989
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Ranked #3 of 12 restaurants in Mentone
Cuisines: Barbecue
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86% Recommend
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English first
Martinez, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We made a detour on the way to Decaur, Al. We saw it on Robert Irvine's Restaurant Impossible and wanted to try it out. I'm glad we did. We travel with our dog and was pleased to find a covered area with picnic tables. The food was great and the staff was extremely friendly as well as helpful. We don't... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stopped there this weekend just to check out the new décor and the food we heard about from watching Restaurant Impossible. We were not disappointed at all. The food was fresh and delicious. We had the sampler platter and my husband and I shared it. All the meat, chicken, pulled pork and the one rib, had the smoky flavor,... More

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Rocky Face, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ordered to go for a family dinner. Excellent service! Excellent food! Wish we lived close enough to eat there more often!

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Franklin, NC
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155 reviews 155 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stopped here after a local referral while at the five state yard sale. We apparently hit the restaurant at the perfect time, as a huge rush had just left. BBQ was really good and the Hickory Fries were scrumptious. Who wouldn't like french fries piled high with BBQ, sour cream, and cheese?! Interior was super cute and did not... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

On our way to our cabin, we happened to pass by and spur of the moment stopped. Walking in, I was pleasantly surprised at how cute the inside was. It was not expected at all from the outside. The waitress told us Restaurant Impossible had just recently in last month or two been there. I was very excited thinking...oh this... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I recently volunteered to help during the Restaurant Impossible episode here. Several weeks later, I thought I'd stop in and see how the remodel turned out and try the food. I had the dry pork sandwich with collard slaw, corn relish and homemade fries. It was DELICIOUS!!! My daughter had a grilled chicken sandwich, mac and cheese and fries. She... More

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Huntsville, AL
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We stopped based on the reviews. We wondered when we saw a sign that it had new owners, but we went anyway ordered half chicken and pork bbq. While waiting I heard the guy at the next table say he felt like everything needed salt. When our meat came out the girls wasn't sure which sauce was in which bottles... More

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Calhoun, Georgia, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Have not been able to try the ribs, they often sell out, but the half smoked chicken is killer! Could wish for salad as a lighter side, but others are delicious. Love the baked beans.

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Valley Head, Alabama
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Food is always good but they run out of stuff a lot and is very disappointing if you were craving something particular.

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Cloudland, GA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The BBQ is consistently good, but the service is consistently spotty. I've been here several times, and the waitresses seem to be pretty busy talking to each other or other staff, checking their cell phone, etc. instead of making sure the customers are well-taken care of. If you're not in a hurry, and don't mind waiting to get a refill... More

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