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Big Time Diner

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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4936 Cottage Hill Rd, Mobile, AL 36601
+1 251-666-2141
10:45 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 10:45 - 21:00
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Mobile, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Every time I go to the Big Time Diner the food and service is phenomenal. The service has always been tip notch and the staff are always very helpful and friendly.

Thank Chris W
Slidell, Louisiana
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256 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I posted back in August 2015 that it had been years since we were in Mobile and had eaten at TBD. We have worked on that deficiency and have eaten there a number of times since last summer. Yesterday my wife had a veggie plate. I had the roast beef along with two veggies. WOW! Now don't laugh when I... More 

Thank CoastalDog
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very very good gumbo! And corn bread muffin, and onion rings, and turnip greens with amazing flavor! Those top the list. Tender roast beef. A huge amount of shrimp. Great place and really good prices. I wish I had enough room for dessert.

Thank Jaqijoy
Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great home cooking. Roast beef dinner was large portion with good sides. Would go again if in the area

Thank debra p
Theodore, Alabama
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We will usually go here when we want some gold ole home cooking food. The service is excellent and the meals are always great.

Thank Fred A
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Big Time Diner never disappoints! It's the closet thing to home cooking that you can find in the area.

Thank Brandi B
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Food was most excellent and had great prices. My only complaint is the building is a little old and could use a facelift.

Thank Samantha H
Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Dined there twice before in the past and was always not impressed. After several years of witnessing their parking lot packed I decided to give it another try. Disappointed again. You will not get sick or die from their food but it was nothing great either. Will not be returning. It is apparently a favorite local dining place but not... More 

Thank harford165
Pensacola, Florida
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The food and service are really good. I like the 50s atmosphere. I had a hamburger and my husband had the fried fish. We both really liked our food. All of the staff are very friendly. We will definitely go back when we're in Mobile.

Thank LSmith1010
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The food and service here are always wonderful. The chicken philly and onion rings are awesome. The milkshake are worth the stop only.

Thank Jay M

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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
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:45 - 21:00
10:45 - 21:00
10:45 - 21:00
10:45 - 21:00
10:45 - 21:00
10:45 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4936 Cottage Hill Rd, Mobile, AL 36601
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: +1 251-666-2141

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