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Original Ben's Jr

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552 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532-2616
+1 251-928-1211
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Eagle River, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us ordered two combo platters to share - ribs, chicken, beef, and pork, with coleslaw and onion rings. The ribs were burned, the chicken overcooked and dry, and the coleslaw had a watery, flavorless dressing. We all left wondering how this place could get such high ratings - perhaps it is the only bbq place around. None of... More 

Thank CandE_Brunner
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, tried this place because it was recommended by a friend. The service was bad. I had to go to the front to ask for dressing for my salad and a refill on my iced tea. The sweet tea is excellent! The man bussing and waiting tables was unfriendly and didn't seem concerned that I was out of tea. The... More 

Thank Kimberly H
Fairhope, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BBQ here is great. It looks like a hole in the wall but the food is amazing. The sweet tea is fixed just right. The food is always hot and fresh. The meat is tender and tasty. They have some great hamburgers and the fries and onion rings are just right. They always have a line when you can... More 

Thank Cara M
Macae, RJ
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This is the type of place you just drive by and don't even look back. In doing so it is such a waste! Though the place is not very much on display the food is really good! I had the pork barbecue with some of that delicious sauce, along with crispy french fries. I'm glad we went to this place... More 

Thank Priscila S
Altamonte Springs, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Wow! Was looking for something for lunch that might be different and did we ever luck out. Doesn't look like much from the front, but looks can be deceiving. Rather than the barbecue, we each ordered the fried seafood platter. Only problem was we should have just ordered one. More than enough for two people! Fried scallops, shrimp, oysters, whole... More 

Thank KBR0229
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by appearances. This looks like nothing special but you'll be surprised. Great bbq, good service. You order at the counter and food is delivered to your table. Downhome friendly food and service

Thank Cathy H
Orange Beach, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Been eating here a long time and will continue to eat here for a long time to come. They never disappoint.

Thank Gulfcoastgs
Breckenridge, Colorado
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The sign said it all. We locked up the brakes and spun in! The smell let me know I was in the right place. The owner pointed out that I could get a better deal with the special, plus more food! Bonus! I loved the sauce and I wish they sold it by the bottle. We never ate in because... More 

Thank Spirit80420
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick lunch. We were very glad we did. They had fried green beans which were awesome and it greasy. The hamburgers were amazingly big , fresh . Onion rings were great! Tea was large also but perfect. When we return we will share a hamburger plate and still be full. A little pricey 33$ for... More 

Thank Gail H
Fairhope, Alabama
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Ben's BBQ has been around for many years, and is a favorite by locals and visitors alike. If you don't want to get hindered with the downtown parking situation from 11:00 - 2:00, then I suggest that you head up Section St. just north of the downtown area (about 1/2 mile) and enjoy a leisurely lunch at Ben's. They carry... More 

Thank Linda C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 552 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532-2616
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: +1 251-928-1211

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