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LawLers Barbecue

1506 Highway 72 East, In front of Cracker Barrel, Athens, AL 35611
+1 256-233-1818
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“stuffed potato” (23 reviews)
“pulled pork” (23 reviews)
“turkey” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1506 Highway 72 East, In front of Cracker Barrel, Athens, AL 35611
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in today for lunch. We previously read all the positive reviews and knew we were up for a treat. We were greeted by a sweet young lady named Elise. She gave us her recommendation. Half slab rib plate, pork sandwich, and a half...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank leigha c
LawLers B, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Now that is a Fantastic review! We are tickled pink we could tickle you pink. Look forward to seeing you next time. God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've tried a few of the local bbq joints, but none has blown me away like Lawler's. The Stuffie potato is to die for, and the pork.... oh, the pork. I can never decide if i want to pile it on a plate and eat...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NotTheTomato
LawLers B, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

How can we ever thank you enough for all the kind things you have shared with the TripAdvisor world? We are certainly blessed to have employees like Lindsey. And we have many of them just like her who LOVE our customers and are here to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best BBQ around. Their stuffie potatoes are phenomenal. This restaurant is right off the interstate and has sit down or drive through.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank camabernathy
LawLers B, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We would never claim this butt we sure are tickled pink when YOU do camabernathy! See you next time. God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Thursday night. We were suggested to split ribs and a stuffed potato, so we did. We ate for in under $30 for the both of us and it was very filling. Best service in Athens! We will be back soon.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank W5315TGleannec
LawLers B, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So glad you stopped in to eat with us. Glad you experienced our "Tickled Pink Service". We believe you deserve it! Hurry back now ya hear? God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed December 6, 2018

This was probably our 30th trip to Lawler's in Athens, Al in the past year and a half since moving year...and like each time, it was AWESOME. The food, Brunswick Stew this time, was great. I had never had it and will again. The service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CHRIS F
LawLers B, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Thank you Chris F for your kind words and loyalty to our business! If you are driving to Athens from the Shoals area watch for our newest location to open in early January. We will be in Muscle Shoals on Avalon Avenue. God bless and...More

Reviewed December 6, 2018

Great food and service. Love the stuffie potato! Highly recommend, if your close to a Lawlers, you should try it out!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Valentina F
LawLers B, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

THank you so much Valentina! Hurry back to see us. God bless and OINK OINK and Merry Christmas.

Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Awesome bbq!!! Super friendly staff and great food to eat in or carry out. Our whole family of 10 were very happy. Thanks!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TimandDianeIM
LawLers B, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Glad that you brought the family...and that is a BIG family! Hurry back to see us. God bless and OINK OINK and Merry Christmas.

Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for the first time on Nov 16, 2018 ordering several different entrees. Great stuffed potatos, bbq plates, clean restaurant, very nice employees! We will be back, good Lord willing.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Keith P
LawLers B, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Amen. Hurry back to see us. God bless and OINK OINK and Merry Christmas.

Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This has been my favorite barbecue joint for years now. The food is served hot, that has been a problem at other barbecue places. Good serving size, a variety of meat to choose from, and a cozy atmosphere all make this somewhat of a hidden...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank jdbeers
LawLers B, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Thank you for making LawLers YOUR barbecue place for years now! God bless and OINK OINK and Merry Christmas.

Reviewed October 13, 2018

After a long day of traveling, we stayed at the Hampton Inn. This restaurant was walking distance and rated #1, so we thought we would give it a try. We both got a 1/2 rack ribs plate (2 sides) and a soda for $32. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank MichiganMimi4
LawLers B, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

So sorry you were expecting full service. Thank you though for trying us...and for leaving a review. Your opinion matters to all those who read these reviews. God bless and OINK OINK and Merry Christmas.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1506 Highway 72 East, In front of Cracker Barrel, Athens, AL 35611 (Formerly Lawler's Barbecue Express III)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 256-233-1818
  • E-mail
Description
We are a chain of locally owned quick service barbecue restaurants that feature slow smoked hand-pulled bbq meats and southern sides. You order at the drive thru window (no speaker system!) so you get our full personalized attention. Inside diners order at the counter and your order is usually ready before you get your drinks. Rustic fishing decor theme. We strive for excellence in all we do and are here to serve YOU! Col. 3:23 Because we are just a "little barbecue joint" …not near as fancy or as famous as some…we know we must try harder to earn your business. We want to be faster, cleaner, and tastier. We cannot be everything to everybody, so we just want to be everything to YOU. LawLers Barbecue...Taste the difference! If you haven't tried us yet…what are you waitin' for?
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