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Dreamland Bar-b-que

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1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5416
205-933-2133
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We went to Dreamland on August 25 while down in Birmingham visiting our daughter at Samford University. Had heard of it for years and the food was pretty good. Service was excellent. I would say service probably better than the pulled pork sandwiches but a decent value overall for what we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Lewis_Gretchen
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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went to Dreamland on August 25 while down in Birmingham visiting our daughter at Samford University. Had heard of it for years and the food was pretty good. Service was excellent. I would say service probably better than the pulled pork sandwiches but a decent value overall for what we had. We have a lot of great BBQ here... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Staff was great! Yummy cold beer and sausage appetizer!!i had the tips and chips platter which was just ok! The tips were a bit chewy for my likings! My husband had the big daddy pulled pork sandwich which was phenomenal. The potato salad and the banana pudding was to die for! I would go there again!!

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Reidsville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went for dinner as a result of a co-workers "must visit" recommendation. At best it was average. Ribs were slightly overdone and the service was lack luster. BBQ sauce was really good, but the meal/service execution was lacking. Photos are ribs, bread and sauce "appetizer " and bbq nachos

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You should never ever have to use a knife to eat ribs. I understand it's hard to find good bbq in bham but I wouldn't eat here again if it was free.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great pork ribs! I always ask for small ends only when ordering a slab. They are smaller but have less fat and to me a better taste. Gotta say I go only ribs and bread. unlike when they operated just outside Tuscaloosa in their start up years , they now carry side items.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fancy it is not. Crude it is. It has a "no farting " sign plus lots of local kitch. However, the bbq ribs and pork shoulder is cooked in a pit that is inside the restaurant, making the place smell like you died and went to hickory heaven. The meats are cooked to perfection. The sides, like fries, cole slaw... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I recently took some more out-of-town clients (from California) who wanted to try some "Southern" Bar-B-Q. While my homemade is still the best, you can't beat the ribs or atmosphere of the Southside location.

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Fulton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you have not had a rib from Dreamland Ribs, you MUST get one soon. To begin you get bread to dip into the best ever, barbecue sauce. We got a rib sandwich which consisted of 4 ribs, bread and sauce. Open pit ribs,Yummy! A great place to eat.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a variety of things to eat. We ordered the ribs, pork sandwich and the Brunswick stew. All were delicious! The stew is FULL of meat! The potato salad was also a great side. We finished with banana pudding and it was fantastic! We would definitely return if in the area.

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easley, sc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had heard of Dreamland for years, but never went when traveling in the area until now. It is no frills, ribs and loaf bread, chicken and all of the typical sides such as slaw and beans. The meats are drenched in what is without any doubt the best BBQ sauce that I have ever had. You have to get some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5416
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 205-933-2133

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

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