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Top Hat Barbecue

8725 Old Hwy 31 N, Hayden, AL 35079
+1 256-352-9919
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (5 reviews)
“catfish” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
8725 Old Hwy 31 N, Hayden, AL 35079
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I heard about this place from watching James Spann do the weather on Birmingham TV whenever a tornado warned storm passes through that area. I finally got to try the Top Hat after all these years. Probably the best of the Birmingham area Barbecue area...More

Thank akt85
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

First time visit. Tried the small bbq plate, which is a nice size serving,with fried okra and slaw. The okra was ok and the slaw had a good taste to it. The red sauce was good. You have to ask for more if you need...More

Thank avmccall
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love their catfish and BBQ!!! They give you big portions. Come hungry and leave full. It is about 30 minutes from our house and is well worth the drive.

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Been going to Top Hat for 40 years and never had a bad meal. Barbecue is the best. Moist and delicious with a real hickory flavor and great sauce. I have never found a piece of fat in a serving. Slaw is great. Get a...More

Thank Flashstar
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This place has great food. There are so many choices and everything we have tried is good. My son loves the catfish, i love the bbq baked potato.

Thank Ralph L
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We saw Top Hat on Man vs Fire on the food channel a few weeks back. Decided to try it out, not disappointed!! The unique setting around the Top Hat is very pretty. We, 4 people, order small plates and sandwiches. We did not go...More

Thank Maggie-946Sept
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Now this place is where its at. You will not find any better BBQ anywhere around. Do yourself a favor and get some fries, a salad whatever you got to get to put some ranch dressing on it... The homemade ranch will leave you speechless.

Thank Beachin_B
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I had the ribs and pulled pork plate with onion rings and baked beans. Barbecue was OK but had no smoke taste. For all I know it was cooked in a crock pot. Ribs were fall off the bone over done. Defiantly not cooked on...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 18 September 2016

There are many more items on the menu but I always have barbecue. The plates come with a basket of white loaf bread. It never disappoints. We have been stopping at Top Hat for barbecue for 40 years +. Many people order the catfish, also.

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Go here a lot & normally get take-out. The food is always very good, but take-out is never hot when you pick it up. Once you warm it when you get home it's still very good, but would like to see them serve it warm!...More

Thank John E
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What time does this restaurant close on Sundays?
14 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, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
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
  • E-mail
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