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Whitts Barbecue 1

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1397 E Elm St, Athens, AL 35611-5318
+1 256-232-7928
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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
Decatur, Alabama, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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
Athens, Alabama
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 have when in North Alabama and Tennessee.

Thank Bighog33
Harvest, Alabama
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Decatur, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 very good. I usually buy a pound of barbecue or a stuff potato. Does have... More 

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Athens, Alabama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 but just not that real Southern flavor that I like. Will ship around for a... More 

Thank Lynn G
Athens, Alabama
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35 reviews
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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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210 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Good barbecue. Has a good flavor and a good choice. Very good for a quick pickup and carry home for supper.

Thank Chris L
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Can't beat their bbq and prices. Haven been in a while an still the best around its a must stop place if you haven't tried them.

Thank Randall S

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Restaurant Details

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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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