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Whitts Barbecue 1

1397 E Elm St, Athens, AL 35611-5318
+1 256-232-7928
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  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“vinegar slaw” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
“pulled pork” (4 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
1397 E Elm St, Athens, AL 35611-5318
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Okay, seriously. Whitt's BBQ is the best barbecue! When those from Athens have moved out of town and come back to visit, they load up on Whitts to take back with them. No joke. Their sweet tea is truly 'southern' sweet tea, their barbecue is...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Not the worst, truly far from the best. Pulled pork plate and beef plates ordered, they were NOT bbq'd !! Maybe oven cooked but neither bbq'd. The sauces both left much to be desired. The slaw, if you can call it slaw, was no more...More

Thank Dixiemusicman
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Best Pulled BBQ around. Smoked Turkey, Smoked Ham. Delicious..Service is always great. You have to try the desert .

Thank LLPepper77
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

LOVE LOVE LOVE Whitts BBQ. The pulled pork is good but it is the sauce that makes this so special. Oh and the slaw... so unique and delicious. Never ever miss an opportunity to go to Whitts BBQ in Athens AL.

Thank Janmac77
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Live in the town with famous Gibson bbq but have to say without reservation Whitts BBQ beats theirs every which way to Sunday as we say in the south 😉!!! Absolute must if you love BBQ! Just a reminder though they don't open on Sundays.

Thank Bobbie S
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Possibly the best bar-b-cue sandwich anywhere. Nothing fancy, fresh white bun, smoked pork, vinegar slaw and a pickle slice. It is very good. The optional sauce is vinegar and red pepper. The hot variety has extra red pepper and a touch of butter. A must...More

Thank Bighog33
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love this place. No getting out of the car, just drive up and pick up food. Good amount of food at a fair price.

Thank cynthiahomer85
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Whitts is located in several north Alabama Cities. I usuall eat at the one in Decatur, Alabama or Hartselle, Alabama. Also located in Athens, Alabama and Ardmore, Tennessee. Understand, there other locations. Barbecue only and take out only. Price is reasonable and the barbecue is...More

1  Thank 250RichardB
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Just not the type bbq that I am accustomed to. Soggy texture that seemed steamed instead of being cooked on a pit. Sauce was a vinegar based, thin sauce that was tasty but would have been better on a "drier" meat. Side items were ok...More

Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Joe Whitt operates the best barbecue drive through in Athens and North Alabama. Food is too perfection and service is the greatest always. Thank you Joe.

Thank Betty R
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Jessie B
29 August 2017|
Response from Janmac77 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the location.
Sandy H
24 March 2017|
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Response from cynthiahomer85 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know because I have never had their pie. I get only their BBQ and I think it is the best in the area.
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  • Address: 1397 E Elm St, Athens, AL 35611-5318
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 256-232-7928
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