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Whitts Barbecue 1

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1397 E Elm St, Athens, AL 35611-5318
+1 256-232-7928
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Harvest, Alabama
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love this place. No getting out of the car, just drive up and pick up food. Good amount of food at a fair price.

Thank cynthiahomer85
Decatur, Alabama
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Whitts is located in several north Alabama Cities. I usuall eat at the one in Decatur, Alabama or Hartselle, Alabama. Also located in Athens, Alabama and Ardmore, Tennessee. Understand, there other locations. Barbecue only and take out only. Price is reasonable and the barbecue is very good. I usually buy a pound of barbecue or a stuff potato. Does have... More 

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Athens, Alabama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Just not the type bbq that I am accustomed to. Soggy texture that seemed steamed instead of being cooked on a pit. Sauce was a vinegar based, thin sauce that was tasty but would have been better on a "drier" meat. Side items were ok but just not that real Southern flavor that I like. Will ship around for a... More 

Thank Lynn G
Athens, Alabama
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Joe Whitt operates the best barbecue drive through in Athens and North Alabama. Food is too perfection and service is the greatest always. Thank you Joe.

Thank Betty R
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202 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Good barbecue. Has a good flavor and a good choice. Very good for a quick pickup and carry home for supper.

Thank Chris L
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Can't beat their bbq and prices. Haven been in a while an still the best around its a must stop place if you haven't tried them.

Thank Randall S
Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

This is the place if you are in the mood for a bbq sandwich. I visit whitts at least 4 days a week. I eat the beef, pork and turkey. All are fantastic but the turkey with mayo and lettuce can't be beat. And it doesnt hurt they have the best sweet tea around. If you are in the area... More 

Thank pesby
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

ALWAYS great! You can depend on it. The best BBQ anywhere. Locally owned and operated by a family that still takes pride in putting their name on a product. The prices are reasonable and it's the quickest service, bar none! I love Whitt's! It is drive-through or walk-up only. They have picnic tables, if you want to "eat in". When... More 

Thank Carol M
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

I visit Whitt's at least twice a week for lunch. You can't beat their barbecue pork or turkey sandwiches, and the sweet tea. It is very convenient, fast service with great quality food. I recommend it to everyone!

Thank 711lean
Huntsville, Alabama
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

The only thing that Whitt's offer that I like is the vinegar slaw.. I don't care for the pulled pork. The few times we have bought it it has been big chunks with lots of fat and gristle. That is a big no-no for me and a big turn off for a return visit.

Thank AutumnFlame1005

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1397 E Elm St, Athens, AL 35611-5318
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 256-232-7928

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