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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
bbq at a gas station

wow! Who knew BBQ in a gas station would be so tasty! seating is scarce but that just means it's good! not quite a hole in the wall but close.. i'm learning that isn't a bad thing! bbq was delish! speed of service was quick too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2014
Jessica D
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Arkansas City, Kansas
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Conroe, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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 

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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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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Sedalia, Missouri
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This little BBQ place was just across the parking lot from the LaQunita hotel where we stayed, so it was convenient. The atmosphere is pleasant and the staff is friendly. My husband ordered the sliced brisket, potato salad and beans. I had the "Pulled Pork", onion rings and cole slaw. I say "pulled pork" because although that's what I ordered,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I love dives. BBQ at a gas station is a good thing. When they charge north of $10 for a sandwich and 2 sides they owe you a little effort. Good smoke on the chopped brisket and sausage sandwich - sauce nothing to write home about. Coleslaw was fresh, but no dressing or flavor. Potato salad was a flavorless mash... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stopped here today for lunch and was not dissatisfied. The two meat plate was a plenty. I had the ribs and pulled pork it was GREAT!!!! I'll stop again when passing through.

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Arkansas City, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

wow! Who knew BBQ in a gas station would be so tasty! seating is scarce but that just means it's good! not quite a hole in the wall but close.. i'm learning that isn't a bad thing! bbq was delish! speed of service was quick too.

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Liberty, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by Coles on way from Houston to ft worth. I got the rib special which comes with a slab and 2 pints. This slab of ribs was easily the biggest slab I have ever got. I've lived in kc and eaten ribs in Memphis and other parts of the us and they were massive. Only downside was there was... More 

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Fairfield, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

You will notice that I live in Fairfield. Whenever I want a GOOD BBQ sandwich or plate, or an ole-fashioned hamburger, Cole's is the place I go. Founded by my dear friend the late Monte Cole years ago, Monte was the "real thing" in restaurant owners/managers, and insisted on nothing but the best. His family continues the concept or quality... More 

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Fairfield, Texas, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great BBQ and some of the best peach cobbler around. Always ask for extra sauce and don't forget the condiments they have a lot to choose from. Checkout their canned goods too.

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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
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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