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Al's Bar and Grille

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8301 Magnolia Estates Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-8050
+1 704-987-6582
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11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Denver, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Went to Al's last night (Saturday Oct.8) Tables open and not cleared. Sat in a booth. People next to us cleared their own table by placing dirty dishes on table beside them. Bus boy came out and cleared table beside us but ignored table we were sitting at. After 15 min a waitress came to our table and picked up... More 

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Thank 1234abc2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
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617 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I don't get to come here often enough, but when I do, man those wings are just the best in town. Consistently good, I think you'll be hard pressed to find better wings in Buffalo.

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Thank jrobba
South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

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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332 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

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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469 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 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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389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 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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617 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Italian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8301 Magnolia Estates Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-8050
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: +1 704-987-6582

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