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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Very Tasty, Very Casual Local Fare

If you are more interested in sophisticated ambience than a variety of delicious burgers, then Fat Patties is NOT for you. Customers order at the front counter from a blackboard menu and then take a seat at a picnic table. Instead of a beef, bison, or pork burger, I chose their large house salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
Marcia S
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Carbondale
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Carbondale
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

If you are more interested in sophisticated ambience than a variety of delicious burgers, then Fat Patties is NOT for you. Customers order at the front counter from a blackboard menu and then take a seat at a picnic table. Instead of a beef, bison, or pork burger, I chose their large house salad with house dressing for lunch. My... More 

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Thank Marcia S
Carbondale, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

The food is high quality and delicious. The only downside is the poor ventilation in the restaurant. It's usually a bit smoky from the grill.

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Thank MrsChelseaJoy
Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Love their soups and home made potato chips. All sandwiches are very filling & if you like a great bean burger theirs is the bomb! Prices are a little high if you add chips, soup, and a drink to your sandwich, but you won't walk away hungry & you'll have plenty of leftovers.

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Thank worltraveler2009
DeSoto, IL
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is one of my grand daughter's favorite places to eat in Carbondale. Great tasting burgers I must say!

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Thank yellowdriver
Edwards, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We had a fantastic dinner with a local friend at Fat Patty's, great food, interesting menu and beer options, great hospitality.

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Thank Sarah J
Deerfield, IL
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We ate dinner here with our college bound son who loves this place. I had the brisket sandwich, which was very respectable, but a little bit shy on meat. just a couple of more slices would have raised it to outstanding. Also shared the deep fried corn nuggets which were very nice and the fried green beans, also a nice... More 

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Thank irisarbor
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Toestedagin
Marion, Illinois
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143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank ANR_78
Elmhurst, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank MEGHAN C
Southern Illinois
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13 reviews
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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Thank RangerAl

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?