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Cooter Brown's Rib Shack

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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8464 Al Highway 204, Jacksonville, AL 36265-5607
+1 256-435-1514
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Anniston for classes. This place is a legend. Half rack ribs, dry, with sauce on the side. Corn nuggets. If it wasn't a 12 hour drive I would go every week.

Thank Caroliangirl05
Jacksonville, Alabama
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the ribs are always fantastic ! the only minus I have is not enough common brews on tap but most favorites they have in bottle.

Thank G6737EGrogers
South Portland, Maine
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs were great and the atmosphere was priceless. They make really great drinks and you can learn what a pickleback is. The ribs were really tasty and also very greasy which was good, but also very bad.

Thank Emily M
Danville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both had pork platter special. Turnip greens were amazing. Got the hot sauce on pork..had some heat but didn't drown the taste of the meat. Excellent. Onion rings were crispy with good flavor. Service was total southern charm and thinking ahead. Our Belmont basketball team will have this for dinner after game and they are in for a treat.

Thank sasha1117
Glencoe, Alabama
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Best ribs ever! I have eaten at most of the "famous" rib joints across the south. They don't compare to this place at all. Get the ribs with dry rub and sauce on the side. They have really good sides and a good selection of draft beer. If that's not enough the staff is very friendly too. I highly recommend... More 

Thank TJ188
Pelham, Alabama
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This place is seriously, off the charts! My husband has been on a professional BBQ team before and even he was impressed! Our entire meal was just wonderful. We will be back and bring the kids!

Thank pelhamqueen
London, Canada
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200 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A fantastic atmosphere, great service, and an old-school vibe. Everything from the Decore to the excellent food was worth the time to give it a try. Highly recommended!

Thank Dean T
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148 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Every time I go to Alabama, I always make a trip to Cooter Browns Rib Shack! Dry rub, hot sauce on the side is the way to go. You won't regret this stop!

Thank Jamez N
Bowie, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

One of, if not, best barbecue places I have ever visited. Small, rustic restaurant. I have been there twice and both times ordered the half rack of ribs with 2 sides. You can't go wrong with the dry rub and sauce on the side.

Thank Ryan W
Fort Payne, Alabama
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122 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I'm here to tell you, this is the most brilliant little BBQ joint in the world. This was my college town and a town favorite. I love the smoked wings dry rubbed. The ribs will change your life. It's tiny, like very tiny. But man it's good and worth the wait.

Thank BankerManFP

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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, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?