We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fat Patties

Certificate of Excellence
American, Hamburgers
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
611B S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901-2816
618-529-3287
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 50 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Burger, a lot of selection

I liked the fact they had a lot of different burgers to pick from. It was also nice they had some brews from the area to pick from. The restaurant had that college town look and feel to it. Overvall it was fun, good, and great atmosphere. I would go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
RbnH00d
,
Bloomington, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hermitage, Tennessee
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Although a little pricey, the 'real' food received is worth it. Each of the sandwiches we have tried has been great. The fresh potato chips are crisp and tasty. The servers are all efficient, friendly and helpful. The man who delivered our meal even gave suggestions for sauce combinations for each item. We have eaten there twice and wouldn't hesitate... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carbondale, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

An hour after the order was placed I received a call that the one of the items was unavailable, and I was asked if I wanted to replace it with something else. I said I'd just like my money back for the item. They informed me that would be too difficult, and instead I would just get fries. 40 minutes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carbondale, IL
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We have ordered these amazing burgers a countless number of times, and are always so happy! I always get the single cheeseburger and fries, it's definitely filling for a smaller person. We also tend to order the Blue Ribbon BLT, or The Matty Plummer is also a winner! If you have a few extra bucks to spare, please try the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington, Illinois
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I liked the fact they had a lot of different burgers to pick from. It was also nice they had some brews from the area to pick from. The restaurant had that college town look and feel to it. Overvall it was fun, good, and great atmosphere. I would go again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Location is great but store is a little small. The food however is worth the while, great burgers, local ingredients, great fried green beans and most of all Kool-Aid is an option, couldn't be better.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Delicious selection from their brisket, porkchop sandwiches, burgers, and sides. Everything I've eaten here has ever disappointed me. It can get a little pricey, but you will enjoy every bite of your meal. They are vegetarian friendly as well. Just great foods!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carbondale, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am addicted to the fried green beans ! The burgers and salads are great. They offer some really unique items, including bison and locally produced grass-fed organic beef and a really good veggie-burger made in-house. Cool atmosphere with picnic tables and live music on the weekends.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
759 reviews 759 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
536 helpful votes 536 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Fat Patties caught my attention for two reasons: (1) the name, of course, and (2) it produces one of the best burgers in Illinois, according to one respected survey. If you have been or currently are a student at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, you don't have to be introduced to Fat Patties. It is as popular as McDonald's, only... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Murray, Kentucky
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This little burger joint has the best burger I've had in Southern Illinois. The atmosphere is quint, and they have live music in the back corner, which was nice. I would def recommend this place!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Arnold, Missouri
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Went to Fat Patties 3 or 4 times while a student at SIU; really wish I would have gone more often. I think it's a little on the expensive side, but definitely worth the price. Their burgers are really good and have a nice, distinct char taste to them. I would highly recommend their bison burger. They have local musicians... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Fat Patties also viewed

 

Been to Fat Patties? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 611B S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901-2816
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: 618-529-3287

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fat Patties staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?