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Cole's Bar-B-Q

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1022 West Commerce, Fairfield, TX
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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    3.5 of 5 stars
fine BBQ other meals too pricey...wife ordered me a doublemeat burger to go..$7.41...

best BBQ ever eaten...anywhere... easy off n on from Interstate 45...friendly help....Mr. Cole, now deceaased was a drivnig force for Fairfield....fine fare...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
charles b
Fairfield, Texas
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Fairfield, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

best BBQ ever eaten...anywhere... easy off n on from Interstate 45...friendly help....Mr. Cole, now deceaased was a drivnig force for Fairfield....fine fare...

Thank charles b
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Every time that we journey to Dallas, we always stop at Cole's! The Bar-B-Que is fantastic! But the very best is their desserts and candy! Good selection of fudge and pies! This is on of our secret places that we don't want to revile to the rest of the world. All of the employees are friendly!

Thank Haden L
Cypress, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

On a recent drive to Dallas from Houston we were hungry and decided to stop and get a candy bar or snack. We pulled into what we thought was a small gas station with a little store. It was actually Cole's Bar-B-Q in Fairfield,Tx. After walking in and smelling the wonderful aromas coming from the small restraunt we decided to... More 

Thank Jackie G
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We did a BBQ crawl from Chicago to Houston back to Chicago. This was my top pick for pulled pork sandwich!

Thank nanhbh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My favorite thing is the Cole special which is chopped beef and chopped sausage links together on a sandwich. They also have great desserts. I haven't tried anything else there I am stuck on the Cole Special.

Thank bturn205
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We decided to try Cole's on our way back from College Station to Dallas. Unfortunately, it was not a good experience all the way around. The employee taking the order at the BBQ counter had a chip on her shoulder. It was like we were doing HER a favor by ordering. The process of checking out was odd too. So... More 

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Dewey, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Very generous portions, yummy sauce and lean meats. This location is great for visitors staying in the nearby hotels.

Thank Martha B
Conroe, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I stopped by this place on my way to Corsicana. It looked like a Shell Gas Station and was just a little place inside. A walk up window to order and they made it on the spot. We had brisket sandwiches. The meat was tender and the sauce was okay. It was not the best but okay for a quick... More 

Thank BevTripp
Forney, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Some of the worst BBQ I've ever eaten. The pulled pork didn't have any smoke flavor at all and the sauce they put on it wasn't good at all. I've always said, I don't do BBQ from a gas station and this just confirmed it. Pass on by if you're looking for good BBQ. This isn't the place.

Thank Oldguitarmike
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

I'm travel between houston and dallas a lot and so does a friend of mine. so when I told her that I was on my way back to houston she suggested I stop at this little barbeque place in fairfield, so I did. I ordered the 2 meat plate rib and sausage with beans and potato salad. For $11 the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1022 West Commerce, Fairfield, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fairfield

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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