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Big Time Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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4936 Cottage Hill Rd, Mobile, AL 36601
+1 251-666-2141
10:45 - 21:00
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Mobile, Alabama
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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293 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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156 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 9 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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273 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 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 23 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
Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Great home cooking. Roast beef dinner was large portion with good sides. Would go again if in the area

Thank debra p
Theodore, Alabama
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We will usually go here when we want some gold ole home cooking food. The service is excellent and the meals are always great.

Thank Fred A
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Big Time Diner never disappoints! It's the closet thing to home cooking that you can find in the area.

Thank Brandi B

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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?