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Top Hat Barbecue

8725 Old Hwy 31 N, Hayden, AL 35079
+1 256-352-9919
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (12 reviews)
“ribs” (6 reviews)
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10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
8725 Old Hwy 31 N, Hayden, AL 35079
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I have heard of Top Hat BBQ before but never got the chance to go until the other day. The BBQ was good and the service was great too. I will probably be back when in the area .

Thank Mjack96799
Reviewed 20 January 2018

At first glance, I was not sure about this place, but thought, why not. I had heard from several people about the excellence in the barbeque here, and was not disappointed. The service was great, The atmosphere is good. Historic photos, wonderful decor. This place...More

Thank jadestar62
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We eat at Top Hat on a regular basis. Usually we have great service and hot food. Tonight we waited 40 minutes after placing our order to get food. I had specifically stated (to two different employees including our waiter) not to put hush puppies...More

Thank Tammymomoftwin
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My first time eating here. First impression just a country old fashion place. We were seated right away and the waitress was friendly. I ordered the vegetable plate which was good and my husband ordered the BBQ plate.

Thank Trudy S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I saw a story on TOP HAT on a local and state wide program. If the restaurant has BBQ in its name, then I must try the BBQ. First of all, they offered no ribs - there was tape over part of the menu and...More

Thank Roy S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This restaurant may not seem like much from the outside, but the food is really good. We have eaten here in the past, and wanted to eat here again after watching it's feature on Man, Fire, Food on tv. The kids love their burgers, and...More

Thank KristyB77
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Traffic rerouted me and I was going right in front of this old restaurant. I had to stop . It was a few minutes wait to get my hamburger. ( I usually get the BBQ but this time I just wanted a good hamburger). As...More

Thank Greg Y
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My son and I went to this restaurant after seeing it featured on Absolutely Alabama TV show. We arrived about 4:05 and was seated then placed our order. I ordered the small BBQ chopped plate with fries and baked beans. My son ordered a hamburger...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I heard about Top Hat Barbecue restaurant through AL.com when planning my family trip to the Birmingham area. After visiting the Rickwood Caverns my family and I drove a short distance (approx. 7 miles) to the restaurant. We were immediately welcomed upon arriving and holding...More

Thank shortnurse2015
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful ride through the country side to get here. Great service. Salad was large and a one half salad is available at a discounted price. Barbecue plate was delicious with two sides to chose from many choices.

Thank Richardlowrider
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13 August 2016|
Response from Larry P | Reviewed this property |
8 PM is advertised. Hope that is correct.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8725 Old Hwy 31 N, Hayden, AL 35079
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hayden
  • Phone Number: +1 256-352-9919
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