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Dreamland Bar-b-que

1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5416
205-933-2133
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Ranked #19 of 904 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $18
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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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English first
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Met friends for lunch on Labor Day, and to say "busy" would be an understatement.Still, seating and service was quick.Wife and friends opted for ribs and I had the large bbq sandwich.I don't usually have the chopped bbq, and thought I would try it for once, besides, I knew I was taking a slab of ribs to go as well.Everyone... More

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Mesa, Arizona
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Labor Day brought us early to this outstanding eatery. Wide open license plate decorated BBQ joint. No pretentious display here. We were seated quickly, the waitress took our orders, and this gave me time to sip my unsweetened iced tea and look around. The license plate collection covers the walls. We ordered a slab of pork ribs, baked beans, cole... More

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Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Came here for my birthday to experience real southern ribs. Was not disappointed! The serving sizes are huge and I couldn't finish a small serve, but they were so good I took them home and ate them the next day.

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Pelham, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Love this place. Ribs and their sauce are amazing. Service is always on point along with the meals. Must go place for an affordable meal with friends and family.

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UK
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204 reviews 204 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I ordered the half rack of ribs with mac n cheese. The ribs were succulent and juicy and the sauce was plentiful. I left plenty of room to try their famous Banana (Nana) pudding- oh wow! I had to order a portion to take away.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Ribs were great (hint take a few bones home and eat the next day, they taste even better). Mac n cheese...horrible, really. Fries were excellent, some of the best ever had. BUT, my niece and I want to highly recommend their nana puddin. OMGsh so good, we drove back before leaving to get a 1/2 pint to take back to... More

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Arkansas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Located near the UAB campus this was a very pleasant find for supper the first night of our vacation. Sandwiches were heaped height with pulled pork and the ribs were meaty and very tasty. The cook said he smoked about 250-300 racks of ribs a night. Our grandson enjoyed talking with the cook and seeing all the racks of ribs... More

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Warner Robins, GA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

You'd never know from the outside that this place has a neat, country atmosphere. The staff is efficient, very friendly and helpful to first visitors like us. Their specialty is ribs. You can watch the cook throw slab after slab on an open wood fire grill. The seasoning is just salt while cooking and an added unique sauce at the... More

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Monrovia, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We were in Birmingham two nights and ate here twice. The staff was friendly and helpful to out of towners. We had sandwiches and two different sides. Everything was very good. They serve banana pudding for dessert and it was creamy and not too sweet. The food was served very fast. Overall a great experience.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I had a unique encounter with this Birmingham location of Not so Dreamy land BBQ! Me and my husband visited this location in turns from his childhood. He always told me how wonderful the food was here. We set our standards high only to be smacked down! From the first 10 steps in the door, the manager was rude to... More

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