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Fat Patties

American, Hamburgers
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611B S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901-2816
618-529-3287
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Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
WOW. Great Burger Joint

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Jeremy C
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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!

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Carbondale, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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704 reviews 704 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
466 helpful votes 466 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 

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Murray, Kentucky
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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!

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Arnold, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Good local restaurant with some nice variety in food. They bring in some small local musicians on weekends. I would recommend the bison burger. Good beer selection as well.

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West Bay, Grand Cayman
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had unfortunately already ate dinner so we will have to come back for their great food. we're just walkin around and decided to pop in. We ordered root beer float and sweet corn nuggets. Sooooo tasty. They have lots of local beer and burgers.

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Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Finally got around to trying this place. Glad we did. Burger was very good. Fries like everywhere else. Sure wish there still existed a joint where you could still get fresh cut REAL French fried potatoes like in the old days.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Definitely an eclectic place with a hipster vibe. Food was really just ok. It was fun though and the staff was friendly.

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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, 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

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