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Al's & Son Bar-B-Q

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1810 S Gregg St, Big Spring, TX 79720
+1 432-267-8921
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Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good BBQ...with homemade ice cream available

What else do you need to know? Had the pulled pork sandwich with side of some creamy potato salad and both were very good. You order "cafe style" so all the food is visible and you can pick and choose based on your likes and their presentation style. Very friendly staff and good location only a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
jsawyer169
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

What else do you need to know? Had the pulled pork sandwich with side of some creamy potato salad and both were very good. You order "cafe style" so all the food is visible and you can pick and choose based on your likes and their presentation style. Very friendly staff and good location only a mile or so from... More 

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Big Spring, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I can't imagine anyone that does not like Al's. It is, without any doubt, my favorite place to eat in Big Spring, TX. Country cooking (like I grew up on) at its finest. It is just a little more expensive, but worth every penny.

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Thank Willytheriot
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Al's offers the best BBQ in Texas. Their mouth watering brisket, ribs, sausage. Ham. Chicken, and even hamburgers are delicious. While Al's is a little pricey it's worth every penny. Don't pass thru Big Spring without trying Al's.

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Thank Bigspring432
Fredericksburg, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My friend and I were so hungry and were traveling from a long road trip. BBQ sounded so delicious. The brisket was dry but had good flavor, the sauce was okay. The sides were HORRIBLE. The finely mashed cold potatoes were inedible due to over salting. I was just bad with the side dishes. The service was friendly and helpful... More 

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Thank Foodwriterjr
Buda, Texas
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Growing up in Big Spring, you become a 1 BBQ joint family. We are an Al's BBQ loyalist. I've eaten in more than 30 of the Texas 50 Best BBQ joints. Ranks right up there. We had a Class Reunion BBQ and I brought the Potato Salad--it is a must--You won't taste any better than this.

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Thank John H
Houston, Texas
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325 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was safe and ate the Chopped beef and a side a macaroni salad. It was okay no flavor for the salad and the chopped beef was okay nothing to brag about. I had a piece of Chocolate cake it was dry and heavy. I was confused it's self sever then a waitress comes over and asked if I needed... More 

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Thank Ann M
Big Spring, Texas
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14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The grease from the barbeque sandwich soaks the bread! Had a wonderful time in the loo. Constipation is no longer a problem. Wait staff are below standards and unconcerned whether you stay or leave.

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Thank Diane S
Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Overpriced, low quality food. Place is a dump. It's a waste of money. Staff was okay. Food was cold and meat was dry.

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Thank catchthetruth
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Delicious meats and sides, including ice cream. Good service and a traditional BBQ experience in west texas. Thank you.

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Thank Elena C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We were surprised to find good barbecue along with fabulous fries. And then treated to wonderful homemade vanilla ice cream that took me back to childhood. But leave the banana pudding alone it was the disappointment of the meal.

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Thank Pitts D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1810 S Gregg St, Big Spring, TX 79720
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Big Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 432-267-8921

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 19
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?