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LawLers Barbecue

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1506 Highway 72 East, In front of Cracker Barrel, Athens, AL 35611 (Formerly Lawler's Barbecue Express III)
+1 256-233-1818
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10:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we are in Athens, we always eat at Lawlers. We travel a good bit, and I always find a BBQ spot, in the town, we stay, and this spot, is what I use to judge others. Nuff said.

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Thank bryneyedcajungrl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pulled beef plate was fabulous. Very tender and full flavor. Not fatty at all. Baked beans were good, but not unique. Straight from can. Same with potato salad and mac&cheese. I liked the selection of BBQ sauces. The "HOT" was great, but sneaky hot.

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Thank Donnie W
Athens, Alabama
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

always excellent service whether drive through or eat in. Great friendly service, great food, wonderful prices

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Thank swterry
Athens, Alabama
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great flavor! Not quite as tender as I prefer but the flavor is spot on. Chicken is very tender and delicious. Recommend trying if you haven't.

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Thank marklX1685XX
Newburgh, Indiana
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187 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone was super nice. The nachos are great! Turkey is a good especially on a baked potato and the ribs are decent. I liked the pound options.

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Thank creole6684
Cleveland, Tennessee
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, the staff was incredibly friendly and kind! My husband got the loaded potato, and it was amazing! I got the turkey plate, which I enjoyed as well, but I highly recommend the loaded potato! Also they have great potato salad!

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Thank Kathryn D
Florence, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience and a great meal. BBQ was not dry, it was very "tasty". We will be back! We bought extra to take home.

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Thank _ddeanrn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Between Montgomery and Nashville, just roll on by the other BBQ joints. But a stop at Lawlers is a must.

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Thank Karen K
Harvest, Alabama
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Sorry but I do not like their food. I think it is overpriced. They have a good variety but it is dry. They do offer sauces but the sauce overpowers the flavor of the meat.

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Thank cynthiahomer85
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you don't like our food Cynthia. We are thankful so many do. More 

Citrus Springs, Florida
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126 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Just an average BBQ place. Nothing special. I was a little disappointed. No BBQ ribs, just pulled pork, beef and ham.

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Thank nursnanc
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this review

You must have accidentally posted your review to the wrong bbq place. Our menu definitely includes tender St. Louis style bbq ribs and we are also one of the few bbq places to offer smoked bbq turkey as well as pork, beef, and ham. With as much traveling as you must do, living in California and getting all the way... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 15
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 20:00
Thursday
10:30 - 20:00
Friday
10:30 - 20:00
Saturday
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1506 Highway 72 East, In front of Cracker Barrel, Athens, AL 35611 (Formerly Lawler's Barbecue Express III)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 256-233-1818
Description
Located at Exit 351 on Interstate 65...a favorite stop for anyone headed North or South on the interstate. Just across from McDonalds. GPS address is 1506 Highway 72 East, Athens AL 35611 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?

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