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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Diner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed June 23, 2022

This is basically a meat-n-three place with ice cream but the food is consistently good, the servers all nice, and the ambience a few steps up from most places serving this type of food. The only reason I don't give it five stars is that...I feel it's slightly overpriced.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 15, 2022 via mobile

Milkshakes, Banana Split and pie A La Mode perfect. We ate our dessert first. Shrimp PoBoy, Philly cheesesteak PoBoy were both very good. Great service and great tea was a bonus. We were there at 4:30, by 5:30 on a Monday night it was getting...crowded.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 20, 2022 via mobile

I have for years been eating gumbo from BigTime Diner. It was once wonderful. I have told everybody that the best gumbo in town is at Big Time Diner. The last several times I have eaten it, it seems to be getting a little worse...each time. Tonight it has reached the point of inedible. I will never eat Big Time Diner gumbo again. I don’t know what has happened but it is a sad day in my restaurant world.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 9, 2021

Big Time Food And Big Time Toilets. YESSSSS Five Guys??? NO BIG TIME DINER BABY This is the spot guys. Take a trip and ask for Local Hero Trenten Mace.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 28, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I visited on a whim and after reading good reviews stopped by. He got the Philly and gumbo and both were really good! And I got a blue plate w grilled chicken, green beans, greens and fries and all were really good...also. We will go back! Next time getting desert tho!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 2, 2021 via mobile

The best food I've ever had ! Staff was awesome! Atmosphere was great!!! Interior very well kept!! I will definitely be coming frequently!!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed April 24, 2021

Ate here two days in a row because it’s so good. Fried fish plate with corn bread stuffing and turnip greens is what I had. My son had the kids shrimp. We also had the fish po’boy, grilled fish, fried shrimp and it was all...delicious!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed January 15, 2021 via mobile

This was a first time visit. This restaurant is awesome and a great place to eat. Huge portions and a great variety to choose from. The desert we got was a chocolate sundae. It was great. Staff were so friendly.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed July 14, 2020

Had a great hamburger here on a recent visit to Mobile. Perfect flavor and cooked just right. My wife had the club sandwich and is still talking about it today. Definitely have to get dessert next time as they all looked good.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 13, 2020 via mobile

First timer- asked someone what was good and they said everything. So ordered fried crab claws appetizer- delicious. Then ordered Blue Plate special. Wow a lot of food and also delicious. Grilled white fish, turnips, peas and small salad along with cornbread. All very good...and great service as well. Certainly the place to come back to when in town.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

I’ve eaten at several different diners across the country this one pretty good. Not the best, but still very good. I’ve both the chicken tenders and the roast beef, I liked the roast beef better. The sides were very good as well. Stay away from...the corn bread! It’s sweet but very very dry. That is the only thing that I didn’t care for.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 29, 2020

One of our favorite places to eat. Their meat and 3 never disappoints and Their hamburgers are delicious, not to mention their must-have milkshakes! I love their grilled fish and grilled chicken. Always moist and tender. Great family atmosphere at a reasonable price.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2020 via mobile

I went here with my husband and parents for lunch. I am glad we got there early because the place filled up quickly. The grilled shrimp were amazing and plentiful. Everyone else said their turnip greens were the best that they had ever eaten. Our...server Barbara was so friendly and super efficient. I can't wait to go back but I need a nap first because the portions are huge.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

In town for Mobile half marathon from Boise, Idaho. This place is recommended by the locals, so we had to give it a try. The food is really like homemade. So so good. Amber our server did an amazing job.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

Ok, so first of all looking at the outside of the building,we probably would have drove on by. So glad we read the reviews. The place was packed. The food was awesome! Blue Plate Special was amazing. We each got something different. We definitely recommend...the Roast Beef, Club, Fish, Chicken tenders, Chopped Sirloin and all the sides. Fanta Float AMAZING! Don't forget the ice cream Sunday is enough for two!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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I have lived in Mobile almost 20 years and coming here as long. With regards to watered down salad dressings I'll speak to the blue cheese dressing which is the only one I ever get. Unlike most blue cheese dressings that are... More
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Big Time Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4