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“Good, Fast Barbecue”
Review of LawLers Barbecue

LawLers Barbecue
Ranked #12 of 185 Restaurants in Madison
Price range: US$7 - US$15
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: The way it is... Using old-fashioned recipes and time honored traditions, we still smoke barbecue real slow in our USDA facility in Tennessee. This insures the highest quality and consistency so that every customer at every location gets the same tasty, tender, juicy barbecue. We have developed systems and procedures that allow us to offer you almost fast food speed of service...yet everything is made as you order! We always have plenty...so if you need a big order at the last minute...we have you covered! In an age where most pork barbecue is cut, chopped, or ground by machine...we still hand-pull or "pick" the meat from the bone. Sure it's harder and takes longer...but our "pickers" (as we affectionately call them!) are our best quality control. Their trained and caring touch leaves only the leanest, moistest pork...lightly sauced to let the great hickory flavor burst through in every bite!! Guess you could say...we keep pickin' so you'll keep grinnin' The truth of the matter... Because we are just a "little barbecue joint" ...not near as fancy or as famous as some...we know we must try harder to earn your business. We want to be faster, cleaner, and tastier. We cannot be everything to everybody, so we just want to be everything to YOU. At LawLers Barbecue we believe in "cooked slow...served fast! We think you deserve Tickled Pink Service! We don't need to win trophies or contests...we win when you become a regular customer! If you haven't tried us yet...what are you waitin' for?
Reviewed 10 November 2016

LawLer's is my go-to place for take out barbecue. Superior barbecue is very rare, and LawLer's doesn't reach that level, but the food is pretty good. For me a good measure of a barbecue place is the quality of the sides (potato salad, baked beans, slaw, etc). LawLer's sides are very good. The sauces are excellent too.

There is a dining room at this location but no table service. You order at the window, and you're notified when the meal is ready. There was only a few minutes wait for our two take out plates. The turkey barbecue is our favorite.

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Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

You are so right...we may not be the BEST bbq you will ever have...butt we are consistently "pretty good" as you so eloquently stated. Glad you like our sides and sauces. Y'all come back now ya hear. God bless and OINK OINK

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

We eat Lawlers a lot and love it. We especially love their pulled pork, turkey potatoes, slaw, beans...well, pretty much everything. They do run special during the summer that come with a 2 liter and they are a GREAT deal. Be sure to stop in and get ya some great BBQ.

P.S. They do state that most items are gluten free. Our son has to be gluten free, so this is a great option. :)

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Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you for this outstanding review that tells others so much about what we have to offer! The special you are talking about KStalli is our #4 SuperSaver that we have now added year round! Hope to see you and your family again soon! God bless and OINK OINK

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

appreciate they close on Sundays; very friendly staff; will let you sample items if not sure if want to order; excellent food; white sauce is amazing; wish they had homemade pies, french fries, and hush-puppies; contributes to the community; clean place; drive thru is fast; hard to decide what to order each time, as so many good things; have to try the stuffie potatoes when you go!

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Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

GRITS from AL you have made our day! We want to do what you have accused us of everyday at every store for every customer! Please hurry back to see us and bring a friend. May we use your review on our website? Oink oink.

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Lawlers is literally around the corner from our new place and it has won our seal of approval. Not the best ever but no need to go far afield because it's close and very good. Service is fast and friendly. Pork and Turkey stand alone or with sauce. Ribs fall off the bone. We enjoyed the Mac and cheese and vinegar slaw. Beans are pretty basic but ok. Our new go to for quick BBQ.

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Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

You know what we say. Good food fast...not fast food. Glad we could tickle you pink and earn your business. Looking forward to seeing you often. Thanks for telling the world about us! God bless and OINK OINK

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Average pork. Do not even have chicken on the menu. My wife does like their huge potato stuffed with turkey. Restaurant dining area is typical BBQ cafe. They do not cook anything on site. They have a central location that does all the cooking and then ship it out to all their restaurants.
Staff is friendly and drive through very fast. OK for a quick meal but better BBQ in the area.

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Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Well steevshirley, not exactly what we wanted to hear BUTT I must say you were very kind in giving us 5 stars for service! Thank you. Yes we do and have for over 20 years cooked at a central location. We believe it affords us consistency and allows us to always have plenty of product. We still cook low and slow for 24 hours just like the "mom and pops"...we just have found a way to cook almost 3 tons of bbq a day, keep it fresh, keep it moist and tender, and most importantly to keep it SAFE. We deliver it to our restaurants often. It is never frozen, never old, and always meticulously hand-pulled to keep out the fat and gristle and bone. Thank God so many customers find our barbecue to be to their taste and embrace the way we do business. Again, we respect and appreciate your opinion and hope you will come back and eat with us again. We realize we may not be the best to everybody and never will be, butt that certainly doesn't mean we don't wish we could be!! Thanks for the review. It makes us want to try harder!

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