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Cole's Bar-B-Q

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1022 W Commerce St, Fairfield, TX 75840-2420
05:00 - 22:00
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Plano, Tx
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184 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Traveling from Houston to Plano, TX, I stopped for a sandwich to go for dinner. I was pleased that this was a local place and not a chain. The beef brisket looked very good and I ordered a sliced beef sandwich with sauce on it. The size was very generous. I found the brisket was a little salty for my... More 

Thank jimandbevh
Rowlett, Texas
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80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on the way to Houston. Exit 198 on the NE corner of I-45 and FM 27 in a Shell station. The sliced brisket BBQ sandwich is HUGE (see pics) and their French fries are fried in onion ring batter. They also have all varieties of meats and sides typical of BBQ places. This place also has homemade fudge,... More 

Thank JimmyCrackKorn
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Stopped here during my visit. I do visit this city alot the food was great will always stop by during my adventures. Thanks.

Thank sheila921
Mexia, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Bar-B-que is great. Next door to our Hotel. Great service,clean and neat. Lots of canned Jams and Jellies.

Thank pattymehringer
Bay City, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Cole's used to be our favorite bar-b-q place to stop when traveling north to Dallas for the past 6 years. However this past Sunday was very disappointing. The brisket and ribs were dried out and did not have as good of smoke flavor. The pinto beans had sugar in them. The coleslaw, potato salad and bar-b-q sauce were way to... More 

Thank jlrsrr
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is almost the worst BBQ ever! Or at least tied for last. I ordered 1# of sliced beef but got only 3 pieces. The rest was full of fat, and some of it was green tinted. The 3 pieces I got were probably because that's when I walked up to see what the girl was cutting. She moved briskets... More 

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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460 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Driving from Houston to OKC we needed a bbq break and there was Cole's! Tucked into a gas station is this bbq joint with some damn good brisket! Order at the counter and pay for it at the front, they will call your name when it's ready. There is a room with booths to eat in or you can take... More 

Thank BinMcKin
Red Oak, Texas
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We had stopped by there before smelled aroma, promised ourselves would be back. I couldn't be more impressed ate a lot of BBQ, but this was amazing flavorful, fork tender, nice smoke ring, smoke was not overpowering, potato salad is perfectly balanced, Coleslaw is perfect, forget white bread get the cornbread. Nice setup we sat in front area, wasn't crowded... More 

Thank JohnOlthoff
Tyler, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This place was hard to find because it was in a convenience store and gas station. You ordered from a lady paid for it and they called your name. Your order was received in a brown paper sack. You could either take it with you or enjoy it in the nice seating area they had in another room. I had... More 

Thank Linda H
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Set up is very confusing, more signs would be appreciated. Bbq was average. Desserts seemed high priced but looked good. In a convenient store, so very little seating

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1022 W Commerce St, Fairfield, TX 75840-2420
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fairfield

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