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Al's & Son Bar-B-Q

1810 S Gregg St, Big Spring, TX 79720-5401
432-267-8921
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Ranked #4 of 53 restaurants in Big Spring
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Trophy Club, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have eaten here a couple of times and the barbecue is good but a little over priced. The quantity is great for a big appetite but too much for smaller appetites. The service is excellent.

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Loved the BBQ! Ribs are very tasty, brought some home with us! :) The service was awesome! They checked on us and we even got complimentary homemade ice cream! Haven't had homemade ice cream like that since I was little. Would definitely stop by again if we passed through sometime!

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Big Spring, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Brisket sandwich is always good. Do not forget the potato salad. Love the potato salad. ALS is one of the best places to eat in big spring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

I highly recommend the catfish and the chicken. The home style fries were not that good. Potato salad is good.

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Hobbs
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

prices were high ! portions were small ! and the smell and taste of vinegar was more than I could stand ! if you looking for good BBQ ? go somewhere else !!

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Midland, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Sandwich and drink was $12-$15.00, was overrated for the price. I made a comment and the lady said, so go somewhere else and since than I have. I live here and can get more appreciation for my $$ elsewhere.

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Chuck B, Owner at Al's & Son Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

I am deeply concerned about our staff not helping you with your concerns about the pricing of our sandwich. I have addressed this problem severely and will strive to have our staff be professional and courteous to all customers and handle customers concerns with care and importance. Please accept our deepest apology for this. As to our pricing, I am... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

As visitors from Canada, we thought barbecue meant cooking meat over hot coals. So we stopped when we saw the Al's & Son Bar-B-Q sign. We discovered that what was on offer was a variety of slow cooked and smoked meat that was very tender and tasty. I chose the ribs and was very pleased. My husband had the braised... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Ordered the brisket with 3 sides. Brisket nothing special, maybe a little dry and for me, overly smoky tasting, but there wasn't a smoke ring. The sides were very disappointing and somewhat limited. Of everything on my plate, I found the carrots were the best tasting item..... Kind of sad for a BBQ joint. Won't be going back...

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houstonburbs
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208 reviews 208 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We needed a quick place to eat as we traveled.... As BBQ fans, we expected good West Texas really great food. This place just did not get it. Friendly staff, but this did not make up for the mediocre food served. Sorry...this place did not do it for us....disappointed travelers!

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Fort Worth
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is a cafeteria style restaurant with sides available for the dipping and based on the meal that you bought. There is free vanilla bean ice cream provided by the wait-staff (vanilla flavor is very strong). I had the chopped beef sandwich--it is good-sized, flavorful and filling.

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