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Big Time Diner

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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4936 Cottage Hill Rd, Mobile, AL 36601
+1 251-666-2141
Mon - Sat 10:45 - 21:00
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where the locals go. We love it here. All of the food is prepared fresh. Our favorite a blue plate special. The best greens, cornbread dressing, and fried okra.

Thank smmjohnson2
Cantonment, Florida
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185 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am from Florida and I took a relative to Big Time Dinner because she liked going here. The inside is not fancy but the food is excellent. I ordered grilled chicken, turnip greens, mashed potatoes and a salad for $9.75. Our waitress was Makenzie. She did a great job waiting on us. We also met Robbie who is the... More 

Thank Russell34550
Mobile, Alabama
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic shrimp poboy👍🏻, but of course everything is fantastic!! Sometimes there is a wait, but well worth it.

Thank Nana9752
Mobile, Alabama
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Comfortable family friendly 50's decor serving Southern comfort food. If you go at lunch, you will most likely have to wait a bit. The food is excellent; the service is fast and friendly. Sweet tea is excellent. I can recommend the philly cheese steak on a bed of rice instead of in a bun. Delish!

Thank patriciapL6130RK
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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301 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

You have a great assortment of foods to choose from. I had the seafood gumbo and it was very good but the temperature was no hot enough.. had grilled shrimp, excellent. Turnip greens were excellent and salad was large but only ok. Service was excellent- fun place..

Thank Kwajkid007
Carlinville, Illinois
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161 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Good diner food, in a fun diner atmosphere. It isn't fast food, so prepare yourself to sit down, talk and relax during your meal. I ate too much, but that's what you do in a diner!

Thank bglenn82
Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Driving past on Interstate from NOLA to Tallahassee and trip advised up thus diner. Terrific seafood gumbo, chili and fried green tomatoes. Very friendly staff one of those special road trip discoveries...I don't think they get many Kiwi tourists here.

Thank Andrew J
Mobile, Alabama
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Every time I go to the Big Time Diner the food and service is phenomenal. The service has always been tip notch and the staff are always very helpful and friendly.

Thank Chris W
Slidell, Louisiana
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276 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I posted back in August 2015 that it had been years since we were in Mobile and had eaten at TBD. We have worked on that deficiency and have eaten there a number of times since last summer. Yesterday my wife had a veggie plate. I had the roast beef along with two veggies. WOW! Now don't laugh when I... More 

Thank CoastalDog
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Very very good gumbo! And corn bread muffin, and onion rings, and turnip greens with amazing flavor! Those top the list. Tender roast beef. A huge amount of shrimp. Great place and really good prices. I wish I had enough room for dessert.

Thank Jaqijoy

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:45 - 21:00
10:45 - 21:00
10:45 - 21:00
10:45 - 21:00
10:45 - 21:00
10:45 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4936 Cottage Hill Rd, Mobile, AL 36601
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: +1 251-666-2141

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