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Fat Man's Bar-b-que

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10179 US Highway 231, Cropwell, AL 35054-4025
(205) 525-5255
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Montgomery, Alabama
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited fat man's BBQ today. It was the first time in over 35 years that I have eaten at this particular place. The sauce that comes on the barbecue sandwich is phenomenal. It is not too sweet and has a slight tinge to it. Just enough spice to warm up your mouth but not give you heartburn. The baked... More 

Thank Gorf_1
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Me and a couple of buddies took a little road trip down to Fat Man's BBQ and I got a large pork Texas style BBQ with fries and it was terrific!! We rolled into the parking lot at around noon and the place was hoppin' My buds got onion rings with their BBQ and said they were really good. Highly... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

I arrived around 4:30 pm and the place was already busy both sit down and take out. You order your food at the counter and then take a seat at a booth or table until your number is called. I ordered a 1/2 pound of ribs, onion rings, fried mushrooms and a piece of coconut cream pie. I wanted to... More 

Thank bigbobr
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We read all the awful reviews,but when we went the food was great,fast service,and friendly people.Not too awful on price either.Try the chocolate pie

Thank Taylor J
Sugar Land, Texas
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Rustic environment. Can eat inside or out. Delicious barbecue and sides. Friendly staff. Order at the counter then pick it up when number is called. Food comes quickly. It is a hit with the locals. Worth the trip!

Thank Linda B
Birmingham, Alabama
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

I was in the mood for some BBQ for lunch today. This place is pretty good but pricey. Considering were we live options are limited on a time restricted lunch. Portion size is pretty good. I just had the salad, not enough meat for the $8 salad. May go back may not. Full Moon is better but further away.

Thank 1JeepGuy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We send our guest from Treasure Island Bed and Breakfast here for great BBQ. They all give Fat Man's great reviews.

Thank imtheduke
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Very good food, happy staff, quick and good portions. We really liked it. Don't be put off by the look of it from the outside - that's half the charm of the place!

Thank 2FK
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you go on a Friday or Saturday night, expect to wait at least 15 minutes before getting to the register to order. They only have one register and it takes them a long time to take the orders. I believe this is on purpose though, as to not overflow the seating and their cook staff. Food is pretty amazing... More 

Thank Brandon J
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Delicious, smoke-filled country style pork ribs with plenty of meat and great tasting BBQ sauce. French fries and slaw are good, too. This is BBQ the way it was intended to be. Not too far from Pell City, out in the country along the side of U.S. 231 across from Lake Logan Martin. Place your order at the front counter,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10179 US Highway 231, Cropwell, AL 35054-4025
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Cropwell
  • Phone Number: (205) 525-5255

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