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Dreamland Bar-b-que

1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5416
205-933-2133
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Ranked #20 of 864 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Cranford, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was told that if you are a rib lover, dreamland is a must stop when in Alabama. We chose the Birmingham location as it was closest to our hotel. I was not disappointed. Not the best ribs I ever had but close, however the sauce was.....not to thick and not too thin, taste was spot on. Ribs were a... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Dreamland BBQ was a cool atmosphere and in a cool part of town, across from a little park in the university area. The service was great and the food good. Here's the deal, BBQ is different, in different states and Alabama BBQ is of the tangy and vinegary persuasion. Not my kind of BBQ, I learned I am of the... More

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Whitefish, Montana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Went here even though the reviews were mixed as I was hungry for ribs. Don't understand the ranking here. It should be fixed. The ribs were nothing special and the service was equally lame. Do not go out of your way on this one. Stick with Saw's and don't deviate like I did.

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Sorrento, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A work colleague steered me toward this BBQ place when I asked her for a place locals love. She grew up in Birmingham. It was delicious. Not fancy, but down home good and off the beaten track. I had the Mac n cheese with my pulled pork. Husband had fries and a salad. Banana pudding was highly recommended and was... More

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Austin, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A colleague of mine and I visited Dreamland for dinner because of the reviews it seems to get online. The BBQ sauce was great and so was the banana pudding. It's a vinegar based sauce so don't expect the sweet barbecue taste. The ribs, however, were average at best. You could probably order the same ribs at your favorite wings... More

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alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My first visit to Dreamland was to thge original location in Tuscaloosa. This was a must stop for all the TV folks covering the Crimson Tide. They had ribs, white bread and something to drink. No sides, but you could bring your own.There are a number of loactions and the one in Birmingham as with the others serves a wide... More

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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152 reviews 152 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

this is one of the best BBQs in AL. there are not a lot of choices, so if you don't like pork ribs and sweet tea, you may not have many other choices, but if you are a BBQ lover, you need to try it.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Outstanding atmosphere and the smell of smoked pork in the air is mouth watering. Love the chopped pork and ribs. The sauce is great and can be purchased. If you love Bar-b-Que you will love this place.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We had been hearing about how good Dreamland was and decided to give them a try. Was totally disappointed in how tough the ribs were and the Mac & cheese was horrible. You had to pay separately for the ribs & sides. Go to Saw's, Full Moon or Johnny Ray's.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great BBQ ins cool part of town. Urban setting near UAB. Worth the 10 minute diversion from I-20. Chopped pork was great. Got there early so service was obviously great. Must stop spot. Very clean and comfortable.

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Additional Information about Dreamland Bar-b-que

Address: 1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5416
Phone Number: 205-933-2133
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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