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Fat Man's Bar-b-que

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10179 US Hwy 231, Cropwell, AL 35054-4025
+1 205-525-5255
10:00 - 20:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here because it was suggested by the locals, and we made the right choice! So good, great portions for your money, would definitely recommend!

Thank Jen H
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My aunt and uncle who live local took me by here for dinner. I'd been traveling for two days, eating nothing but BBQ along the way, so I have to say that it's a little hazy exactly what I had, I'm thinking probably pulled pork. Two things I do remember. It was crammed with locals, there was a teen fishing... More 

Thank Eric M
Irondale, Alabama
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I always enjoy a hamburger from Fat Man's. Lately we've also discovered their great onion rings also. It's a great combination and such a nice place to eat in, outside or to go.

Thank gburden
Cropwell, Alabama
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place has very good barbeque, but my favorite meal selection is their Fat Man Cheese Burger. It's better than anything you can make at home. It's sloppy and good. Their homemade ranch dressing is excellent and should be bottled. They get very crowed at times and with only one register waiting can be an issue, although the girls in... More 

Thank dab712
1 review
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to skip my large rant, read the next sentence. The Manager is terrible, end of story. ----------------------------------------------- I've been going to this restaurant since I moved to Alabama two years ago. Don't get me wrong the majority of the food here is wonderful, but the problem lies within the staff. Over the past two years, I've been... More 

Thank James J
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have eaten at Fat Man's my entire life! This restaurant has been around for over 45 years and the food has remained constant. BBQ is really delicious and their hamburgers are wonderful! Lots of food for a great price!

Thank 535diannae
Cropwell, Alabama
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The food is great and so is the service. Very friendly.the ladies at the counter know me by name we order there so much.

Thank christym936
Montgomery, Alabama
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 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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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 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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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10179 US Hwy 231, Cropwell, AL 35054-4025
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Cropwell
  • Phone Number: +1 205-525-5255

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