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LawLers Barbecue

1506 Highway 72 East, In front of Cracker Barrel, Athens, AL 35611
+1 256-233-1818
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“turkey” (12 reviews)
“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
1506 Highway 72 East, In front of Cracker Barrel, Athens, AL 35611
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is not a chain but does have several locations in the area. Great ribs with no waiting, yummy sides, and 4 kinds of sauces. We would go back!

Thank Rj D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time there and it was wonderful. Friendly people and fast service. Had the half slab of ribs and sides and pulled pork sandwich. All of it was great. Would highly recommend !

Thank Hoosier69
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for stopping in to eat with us all the way from Indiana! We are so thankful you found us. Please tell your Hoosier neighbors to put us in their GPS before they head down I65. God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not being from Huntsville, we stop every time we go by on I65. Great white BBQ sauce...as well as many other types. Monday special...2 for $12 pulled meat dinner plates; Tuesday 2 for $12 Stuffies...see my pix...huge stuffed potatoes with pulled pork, cheese....Wednesday $5 BBQ...More

Thank Benita D
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Benita D you are one of our favorite regular customers! We do appreciate so much your taking time to review us. God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat at Lawlers on a very regular basis. The food is always great! Fast, friendly service. We definitely recommend them.

Thank hschibb
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We love you too! Regulars like you are what keep us coming to work. We are here to serve YOU. See you again soon. God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food at excellent family price. Nice environment, friendly service, and big portion sizes. Can't beat the sweet tea and BBQ!

Thank Lea B
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Lea B we are tickled pink you stopped in. Next time take you a cold pack back home for the refrigerator? God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We went as first timers to this restaurant. The staff was very friendly. The food was good. I had a pork sandwich and potato salad. My spouse had a pork potato. Both were very good. The sauce is watery, but it tasted good.

Thank Leigh710
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dad gum watery sauce? Must have been the mild vinegar sauce. Glad you found everything to your liking. Please come back soon. God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Best experience with a bbq restaurant. Staff were helpful and friendly. Ribs were extremely tender with delicious dry rub. Tasty pulled pork. Amazing baked potato. Portions were huge. The negative reviews are shocking. Great atmosphere,price and food. Dont miss this place!

Thank KYVanessa
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad someone else besides us thinks negative reviews are shocking. OINK OINK Butt we do mess up every now and then. Remember though...taste is highly subjective and very personal. Thanks for telling the world the good news. God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Lawlers is your typical bbq place with the smoky smell. It is ok but not great. Decent beans, slaw, and potato salad but nothing just outstanding. Typical. Worth trying but I doubt I go back.

Thank TownsendTraveler
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Oh well. We are just thankful you stopped in. If you change your mind we would love to have you back again. Really. God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Nothing bad, but just average restaurant chain food. Don't understand all the hype. Nothing extraordinary.

Thank Scott B
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

What would make it "above average restaurant chain" food we must wonder? We strive for consistency. What hype? Did we miss it?? Thanks for the review. God bless and OINK OINK

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Picked up an order that my wife phoned in. They had it all ready and perfect. Wonderful food. Wonderful staff. You can't find a more friendly place.More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad we could tickle you pink and glad we had it ready and perfect. We did our job. And we will do it again next time you stop in. Thank you for your great review and thank you for making LawLers YOUR barbecue place! God...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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