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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
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“turkey” (13 reviews)
“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1506 Highway 72 East, In front of Cracker Barrel, Athens, AL 35611
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to try it out instead of going to Ricks BBQ and let me tell you it was horrible . Ricks is so much better . 1.) portion sizes are super small and barley any meat . 2.) not to many sides to pick from...More

Thank Calbama
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Tell Rick we said hello.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...chain BBQ restaurant. It fit the bill for inexpensive, easy food. Not exactly fast food BBQ, but the service was fast. Not that authentic southern BBQ you would look for in those hole-in-wall, hard find, local BBQ restaurants. It was tasty though.More

Thank Zach W
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Zach W you pretty much got it. We may not be the best you'll ever have, butt we will always be consistent and clean. I guess you can say we are a chain...all locally owned and operated by old Athens boys. Please come back to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had phenomenal food with incredibly kind service from the nicest people! BBQ pork plate with green beans and mac & cheese - it was all delicious. When green beans are memorably good, that's good food. The ribs were the best we have ever had....More

Thank laa0821
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are tickled pink that you took time not only to eat with us, butt to tell the world these kind and wonderful things. Look forward to seeing you when you pass this way again. We love you. Really. OINK OINK

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered food to go to take back to our hotel with us. Hubby and I split the meat sampler plate that came with turkey, beef, pork, and ham. It also came with 3 sides-we choose mac and cheese, BBQ beans, and green beans. 2...More

Thank AmberAmber27
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

AmberAmber27 you are right. That sampler plate is a big ole bunch of food to eat for just one person! So glad you found us to be good food fast...not fast food. We will be watching for you and your hubby. Did we give you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by this lovely establishment on the way back home to Tennessee. Ellise greeted us with southern hospitality and knew her menu. We got the family pack and was plenty for this family of 5 (one mom and 4 hungry men). Worth the stop and...More

Thank mary h
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hope that t-shirt looks good on you mary h. It's kinda like us...not fancy, just plain good? Next time you are on I65 stop back in please! God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy eating here!! One of my all time favorite places to eat in Athens! Excellent staff especially the young lady Ellise very friendly and talkative with really bright personality!! Definitely would recommend the pork potato!

Thank Skip M
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ellise is a special young lady alright. Thank you for mentioning her excellence and caring personality. Especially for the world to see here. Please come back soon. God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Stopped on way to Florida. Excellent pulled pork, excellent chicken (smokey and thoroughly cooked), loaded potato a meal in itself. Sides were generous. Definitely a great non-chain place to stop. Staff excellent, very eager to make us welcome.

Thank David H
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pray you are safe from Hurricane Irma. You are so kind to take time to review us. Thank you. Don't be a stranger ya hear? Put us in your GPS and show up every trip. God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed 17 August 2017

I stopped in to get a couple of pounds of pork on my way to a party and was not disappointed. This was quite possibly the most delicious pork that I had ever eater, moist and so great. I asked for extra sauce and some...More

Thank MJMBama
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

MJMBama thanks for your great review. We strive for excellence always. You deserve it. See you next time. God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Good ribs. Very nice staff. Very helpful for my first time there. Coleslaw is vinegar based,different from most places. Tasty and not overpowering.

Thank padamczyk
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your review padamczyk is subtle...like our vinegar slaw huh? Thanks for deciding to eat with us for the very first time! We have faith it will not be your last. God bless and OINK OINK

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place. We were recommended by a few locals to stop by and it was so worth it. The staff was so pleasant and helpful in finding us something to try. After joyfully helping us, they gave us two free pieces of...More

Thank dinidd
Jim K, Owner at LawLers Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

JOYFULLY helping us. Love it. That is why we do what we do. One customer at a time. You are the reason we exist. Thank you for taking time to tell the world about us. You give us reason to continue in excellence and to...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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