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Cooter Brown's Rib Shack

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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8464 Al Highway 204, Jacksonville, AL 36265-5607
+1 256-435-1514
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Jacksonville, Alabama
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food good bartender, warm environment that makes one want to come back, everyone is so friendly one of the best places to eat in Jacksonville a must stop.

Thank Joyrab
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten BBQ all over, and read the reviews. Being from Texas, we love our cue. I am sorry to report that the ribs ranked at an all time low for me. Hoping it was just a bad day, if not, well it's time to do something else.

Thank Dean D
Anniston, Alabama
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122 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kept hearing how good this place was, so, we tried it. Last time, we ate inside in a booth that seemed to be made for kids ( we are seniors and are not skinny any more ) ; we just could not enjoy our meal. This time, we ordered takeout. I had dry ribs with onion rings and corn on... More 

Thank jimandlo23
Rome, Georgia
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neat little restaurant/bar in a college town. The food is really good. I had the bbq plate while all the others had different types of hamburgers. Everyone said theirs was really good as well. I think the only hamburger any of us didn't order was called the "Angry Cooter" Lol. I believe our waitress name was Katie, and she was... More 

Thank Tony P
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199 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having dinner at Cooter Brown's Ribbon Shack in Alabama. Drove by a beautiful campus (Jacksonville State University) on the way here. I have ribs in nearly every state that makes them, from Kansas City to Rendezvous in Memphis TN. The ribs here are as good (if not better) than any other have EVER had. Order them dry and get the... More 

Thank Louis S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I have had many different things off of the menu... from ribs to hot wings. My favorite is the ribs and their bbq sauce is awesome... get the hot!!!

Thank coopmama
Jacksonville, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Great food and great people. Be sure to check them out. Ribs are hard to beat. The grilled chicken club is also very good. Be sure to try the cooters cob.

Thank onefast800
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Was in Anniston for classes. This place is a legend. Half rack ribs, dry, with sauce on the side. Corn nuggets. If it wasn't a 12 hour drive I would go every week.

Thank Caroliangirl05
Jacksonville, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

the ribs are always fantastic ! the only minus I have is not enough common brews on tap but most favorites they have in bottle.

Thank G6737EGrogers
South Portland, Maine
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The ribs were great and the atmosphere was priceless. They make really great drinks and you can learn what a pickleback is. The ribs were really tasty and also very greasy which was good, but also very bad.

Thank Emily M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8464 Al Highway 204, Jacksonville, AL 36265-5607
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-435-1514

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?