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Fat Sam's Sub Station

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1154 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5236
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Birmingham, Alabama
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220 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby brought us lunch very yummy!!! Subs and chips and Arnold palmers. Can't go wrong with that!!! Sauce is yummy. Downtown

Thank Cocktails_at_Seven
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17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

There have been times when I've gotten multiple Philly Cheese Steaks in a day. The sandwich and fries are just that good. I'm addicted!

Thank Kimi W
Hoover, Alabama
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

French fries are great. The muffuletta is mostly bread. They really skimp on the meat and olive salad. Would not order that sandwich again. Also, they do not have a jar for donations to fat Sam's hospital Bill. Money placed in tip jar goes to employees.

Thank bamba
Birmingham, Alabama
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218 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Pitas. Loaded with meat. Several house specialties. Hot or cold. Awesome fries - gotta try em! Baklava for tjat something sweet. Fat Sam usually on the grill.

Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
Birmingham, Alabama
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218 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Good quality sammies with lots of meat & cheese. Absolutely must have the fries-they are outstanding.

Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
Birmingham, Alabama
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nothing special just good home style cooking if you want something more don't go, this is like being at home décor is again like your house food just like you would cook it price and value is excellent owner sam cooks with a passion try it even open for breakfast

Thank KCMManager
Rainbow City, AL
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238 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Was treated to lunch by a colleague at local sandwich shop that one of his favorites, a reall "hole in the wall" near the campus. The atmosphere is one of hang out for the college students, food is tasty and large servings for the price. I got the Son of Italian with fries. Great sub, loved the fries as well.... More 

Thank BarbeeAL
Birmingham, AL
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147 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Went for lunch, great sandwiches. One of those hole-in-the-wall type places that has really good food. I will definitely go back.

1 Thank jeffbrtr
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Had a chance to check out Fat Sam's today since the reviews were so positive. However, I must say I was totally disappointed. It's so hard to find a good philly cheesesteak in Birmingham and I really thought I had found the perfect spot. But I must say this was not what I expected at all. I ordered a philly... More 

Thank pianoeight
Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I decided to visit this place for breakfast before class. Since I have been a native of Birmingham and aware of this place being here for years, I decided to give it a shot. Bad idea. This place is filthy on the inside. There is only one person working so I'm Assuming that he does not have a lot of... More 

Thank CarrieGPMom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1154 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5236
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 205-252-2300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?