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Al's Bar and Grille

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8301 Magnolia Estates Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-8050
704-987-6582
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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South Bend, Indiana
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Al's is tucked away on the corner of the Publix supermarket. My wife and I enjoy going to Al's for a quick dinner and a cold beer. The food is good and the staff is very friendly. The place is a great place to watch a football, have some good food and a cold beer. They have a varied menu,... More 

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Thank Jim H
Huntersville, North Carolina
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303 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bar food with a good hotdog!! Next to Publix market tucked away, but a find. Went to watch a ball game on their big screens!

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Thank niteowljune
Cornelius NC
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367 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Prior to Publix coming in, Al's operated under a slightly different name on the other side of the parking lot with a slightly different address. Tripadvisor still marks them as closed but with the old address and while I have tried to update it several times, it's still marked as closed so I creating a new entry. Some of the... More 

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Thank LKNCHOWHOUND
Cornelius, North Carolina, United Statesf
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Neighborhood bar and grille with great wings, burgers, drinks, and where "everyone knows your name". Widescreen TV's are EVERYWHERE with Sports Programs on. Check it out !

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Thank Steve B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a remake of a differently named pub (Big Al's) in a new setting. The shopping center had a recent makeover, so we were hopeful it would be a good place to grab a quick lunch. The prices are inexpensive and the menu is typical of a grill. 1 star was given for the friendly servers. They were pleasant... More 

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Thank FoodSurfSun
Cornelius NC
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367 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went to Al's last night for dinner. Now that they are open, it's become a very popular spot and is generally very crowded. Still they tend to manage for flow well and service is good. Decided to be a bit adventurous and order the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with Hot Sauce. Good thing that I ordered HOT because it was at... More 

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Thank LKNCHOWHOUND
Charlotte, North Carolina
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578 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If you had wondered what happened to Big Al's Pub and Grubberia, they've moved and they're back as Al's Bar and Grille! The place is definitely gotten quite the facelift with numerous large flatscreen TVs, but one thing that hasn't changed is the food. I called in a togo order for some of those incredible Honey Habanero wings, and they... More 

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Thank jrobba
Huntersville, North Carolina
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Big Al went on a "diet" as the new name is Al's Bar and Grill but they are open again and live music on the weekends!

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Thank mv0geli
Davidson, North Carolina
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The restraint is closed until they finish construction of the new shopping plaza and Publix. They say it should reopen in the fall.

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Thank H_and_L_Traveler
Cornelius, North Carolina
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

this place is ultra casual~ GREAT place to watch football and drink beer/eat wings! Their pizza is also really good.

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Thank teresa g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, Italian, American, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8301 Magnolia Estates Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-8050
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: 704-987-6582

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?