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Fat Patties

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611B S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901-2816
618-529-3287
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10:30 am - 12:00 am
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Always make Fat Patties part of your Carbondale visit.

Always, so very good. Super casual, good quality food. So may choices. Of course the burgers are great, but every other menu item we tried was too. Ultimate Carbondale.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
MEGHAN C
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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English first
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to sit back and enjoy some eatin. Easy to get to and friendly staff even when very busy. I really enjoyed this place

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Marion, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have eaten lunch at Fat Patties several times and never leave hungry. It's a unique burger joint on the strip and they highlight local products from local farms, breweries, etc. Personally, I think it's a bit on the pricey side (keeps it a 3-star rather than 4) but I don't mind splurging every-once-in-a-while.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Always, so very good. Super casual, good quality food. So may choices. Of course the burgers are great, but every other menu item we tried was too. Ultimate Carbondale.

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Southern Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Great burgers served to you in a dump of a restaurant. If you are not particular about how clean the place is, go there for the locally grown beef burgers. The turkey burgers are good too.

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Murphysboro, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Great little burger joint! The staff is always super friendly. The last time my family went there, one of the workers took the time to grab us a highchair before we even finished placing our order- he was on his break, too. If we aren't sure of what we want, they will suggest different variations on what we could put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

One waitress never felt ignored even with tge phone ringing. She was courtiers and delightful. I'm not a huge meat eater, I'm local, yet I crave this place and it's fantastic food and always get what I want . You won't be disappointed! Even a boisterous family of 7 nearby couldn't take away my burger joy.love the local artists flair... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Best Hamburger place in the area. Indisputable Fact. Variety of hamburgers available including locally produced meat. Relaxed decor. The owner is a good guy

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Burgers were excellent great hole in the wall place, good fries and home made chips very authentic burger joint good stop on our travels

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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Interesting place with great burgers. There is a wide variety of burgers and brews in the small campus restaurants. There is entertainment on the week ends. Don't miss out on the bison burger!

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Carbondale, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

I just made it simple with a bacon cheeseburger and chips. The burger was absolutely delicious, one of the best I've had. The joint is small and has lots of local flare to it. I will be going back.

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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
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

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