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Cooter Brown's Rib Shack

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$$ - $$$
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8464 Al Highway 204, Jacksonville, AL 36265-5607
+1 256-435-1514
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Anniston, Alabama
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111 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch and it was on a Friday. Bad idea !! The place was so busy and had no available seating right away, so, it took us awhile to get a seat. It is very cramped inside and has the smallest booths that I've ever tried to sit in. There is an upstairs, but... More 

Thank jimandlo23
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I work at the local Hampton and I send guests there all the time, and they love it. South African's, Asian, European, city people, everyone loves Cooter Brown.

Thank A1268BUemilyf
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Some of the best Ribs ever. Pulled pork and authentic bbq in a rustic setting. Friendly service and great sauce.

Thank Curtis B
Atlanta, Georgia
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197 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

After a great meal and wonderful experience at Cooter Brown's, my husband and I discussed how to rate this spot. We seldom give ratings of 5. But, we agreed, that this place - the overall experience - deserves one of those rare 5s. We take weekly road trips in search of obscure, good bbq places in the Southeast. We agreed... More 

Thank 2395Deb
Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

A must if you're in the area. I normally don't like BBQ ribs but this joint change my mind. I had 1/2 slab of both the wet and dry rub and they were both great but prefer the dry more. The serving is plentiful. The sides are $2.00 extra which I think not worth it. Also was charged .50 for... More 

Thank Lii47
Jacksonville, Alabama
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A cozy atmosphere and cold beer like you hope to experience in a college town. The big difference is that the food is good, especially the ribs. Not in the same class as Dreamland but they are very good and always tender. I have eaten here many times and it is consistently delicious. Another plus, the building was remodeled to... More 

Thank halcyonbays
Jacksonville, Alabama
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The ribs I had, the meat was so tender, it was melt in your good! Of course it is like any restaurant , one might not like the ribs, but there is other tasty items there. My biggest compliant was the smoke in there. Could not stay, had to get carry out.

Thank jadestar62
New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Took us a few to finally get an opportunity to eat here, and boy do I wish we'd done it sooner. We went on a JSU football night, which was perfect, as no wait for a table. The ribs were amazing --didn't even want the sauce. Hubby had the smoked wings n added the Hot BBQ sauce, but loved my... More 

Thank FML831
Little Rock, Arkansas
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117 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I'm from the south and have a high standard for BBQ. Cooter's has wonderful BBQ the ribs and pulled pork are wonderful. However, the building is small so don't bring a large party with you. Definitely would come back!

Thank Patrick M
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We did not eat here. We waited for a table and were shown a small booth we wouldn't fit in. We said we would rather wait for a table. Other customers came in and were shown to tables upstairs. We even asked about being served at the picnic tables outside, and were told they don't service those. I won't waste... More 

Thank Karen J

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?