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Al's & Son Bar-B-Q

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1810 S Gregg St, Big Spring, TX 79720-5401
+1 432-267-8921
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Big Spring, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent barbecued brisket and chicken, tender and flavorful. Potato salad unique and wonderful. Cafeteria style line allows inspection before ordering to select on the spot.

Thank Rip P
Redondo Beach, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

This reminds me of a throwback type of place. You go through a buffet-style line to get what you want, yet there are things you still have to wait for a waitress to bring you after the fact (including free homemade ice cream for dessert which is cool if you like dessert!). BBQ mostly good but I have had some... More 

Thank Bedfordse
Big Spring
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Average food. The brisket is bland. You have a choice of brisket chicken ham sausage. Then you can add three sides. The sides are runny potatoes salad, macaroni salad, red beans or green beans corn on cob or sweet carrots. Not a great selection . Food is bland

Thank Cynthia W
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I had sliced brisket and rib combo with potato salad, green beans and banana puddin. Meat had no flavor and was tough! If it wasn't for the mediocre BBQ sauce I couldn't have choked it down. Potato salad was was blended and had a Wang to it, green beans were decent. After tasting the banana puddin I remembered how my... More 

Thank TOSOM3
Dallas, Texas
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

Sliced beef sandwich had very little flavor. Sides did not look appealing. The price of a sandwich and a piece of pie as my one “side” was over $13. That's ridiculous. The pie was good, but it appeared it was purchased from a third-party.

Thank John B
Yukon, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Stopped on our way home for some barbecue. A little way off the highway but worth the drive. I got the rib basket for $14.99. It came with Texas toast and a side. Could have fed two people in my opinion. Ribs fell of the bone-very tasty. Ordered a banana pudding just because I'm a banana pudding junky. It hit... More 

Thank MrsBlevins
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from Colorado to Rosenberg for a quick bite to eat. The restaurant was clean, staff was friendly and the ribs were mouth watering, to die for! Definitely will stop here again.

Thank Veronica C
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131 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

At 10.99 for a half pound of sliced brisket Al's is more expensive than the world renowned Franklin's in Austin. Hard to see anyone in Big Spring standing in line for this near tasteless treat. Ribs were very good however. 33 bucks for a two meat plate and a sandwich.

Thank hoopsman86
El Paso, Texas
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173 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

What else do you need to know? Had the pulled pork sandwich with side of some creamy potato salad and both were very good. You order "cafe style" so all the food is visible and you can pick and choose based on your likes and their presentation style. Very friendly staff and good location only a mile or so from... More 

Thank jsawyer169
Big Spring, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I can't imagine anyone that does not like Al's. It is, without any doubt, my favorite place to eat in Big Spring, TX. Country cooking (like I grew up on) at its finest. It is just a little more expensive, but worth every penny.

Thank Willytheriot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $19
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1810 S Gregg St, Big Spring, TX 79720-5401
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Big Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 432-267-8921

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