We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Lunch, Dinner
Wheelchair Accessible
Reviews (11)
Filter reviews
11 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
See what travelers are saying:
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed May 17, 2020

I really wanted shredded pork. I decided to go by Big Ed's and was really dreading the wait in line because of drive thru only at this time. The process was smooth, really no wait time. I ordered and pulled around the building to get...my food. 3 minutes total and the food was delicious. I just wish they took debit cards.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

Probably the very best shoulder I have ever eaten! Sides great as well! Very affordable too! Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Best BBQ in the South. The ribs, porkchops and chicken are fantastic. Food is always great and you get a lot of it

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Not only are they serving Red Boiling Springs but now they are in Lafayette also. One of my favorite things to eat is their shoulder (dipped hot) with green beans and slaw. Never dissatisfied with anything that I have tried.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 12, 2017

I guess if you like REAL sweet bbq, this is your place. The shredded is so sweet you just about get diabetes from one sandwich. The beans and slaw also have a ton of sugar also. The shoulder is okay, however sometimes dried out and...always too salty. Shoulder is sliced too thin (just like all barbecue joints in Macon Co.) The best shoulder in Macon Co. comes from Hometown Foods in Lafayette. It's about $2.30/lb and is cut thick. I smoke this at home. Pretty much all barbecue joints in Macon are too sweet and too salty. They smoke their meat but you cant even taste the smoke due to all the salt and overly sweet sauce.More

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Really good barbecue. My favorites are the hamburgers and shoulder, potato salad and baked beans. They are also well known for their french fries, which are a little on the spicy side. You can dine in or carry out. A meat with 2 sides is...$8.00 I think.More

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Looking for great food ,clean and friendly.This is the place.Our first time but I hope not the last.

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I was first introduced to sliced shoulder in the mid 90s. Apparently, it's more of a northern BBQ style but when I heard this place had it, there was nothing to stop me from getting it. Most places pull or chop the shoulder meat but...when it's sliced, it has a unique texture with flavor to spare. I got this order on a take out but the place looked great if you wanted to stay and eat. Can't wait to go back. Southern hospitality at its finest.More

Date of visit: May 2016
Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had pork Chops, vinegar slaw and green beans. The service was fast and the food was very good. We ordered take out.

Date of visit: April 2015
Reviewed April 21, 2015

We eat here about every 2 weeks. Food and sides are always excellent. Staff are very prompt and very friendly.

Date of visit: April 2015
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hearthstone Inn
37 reviews
10.84 miles away
Tompkinsville Inn
31 reviews
15.55 miles away
Quality Inn
19 reviews
25.22 miles away
Quality Inn
105 reviews
31.42 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Agave's Mexican Resturant
35 reviews
10.52 miles away
Dairy Burger
8 reviews
4.78 miles away
Gibson's Cafe
30 reviews
9.84 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site
10 reviews
12.49 miles away
Cordell Hull Lake
6 reviews
18.44 miles away
T.B. Sutton General Store
59 reviews
18.53 miles away
Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese
8 reviews
19.54 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Big Ed's BBQ staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Big Ed's BBQ

Big Ed's BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4