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Al's Bar and Grille

Bar, Italian, American, Pub
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8301 Magnolia Estates Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-8050
+1 704-987-6582
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great little place with a nice patio on the side. We had burgers, fries - with and without cheese, fried shrimp dinner. The wings were excellent and the fried shrimp had just the right amount of breading on them. One person had hot wings, the other had honey habanero. One had a mac and cheese burger which was interesting and... More 

Thank Kathleen P
Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We met up with friends at Al's for the first time after hearing a lot about it. The restaurant and bar area were very clean, the bartenders and wait staff friendly. The drinks are super cheap (well compared to NY)! We ordered a salad and chicken wings for dinner, the quality of the food was amazing, however it did take... More 

Thank 713crystala
Naperville, Illinois
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107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great friendly waitress, lots of TV screens for sports watching and an extensive menu or great bar food. While we were there, our waitress greeted thee sets of customers by name. So, this is a friendly local establishment. My husband, the hamburger hound, loved his burger and the bun stood up well to the grilled onions and barbecue sauce. He... More 

Thank booklover93
Denver, North Carolina
1 review
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 

Thank 1234abc2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
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792 reviews
523 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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.

Thank jrobba
South Bend, Indiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Jim H
Huntersville, North Carolina
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334 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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!

Thank niteowljune
Cornelius NC
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548 reviews
462 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 

Cornelius, North Carolina, United Statesf
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 !

Thank Steve B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Italian, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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?