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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Off the wagon, and into the Sauce....

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Alan T
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Birmingham, Alabama
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our last day in Birmingham and we were directed to Dreamland for lunch on a Sunday. What a great, authentic southern experience. One in our party had a pulled pok sandwich: the rest of us split a slab and 1/2 of ribs, a smoked sausage, coleslaw and baked beans. Everything was perfect. The ribs were meaty and flavorful. The sausage... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Go and eat the ribs! Dip the white bread in the sauce and prepare to be amazed at how good it really is! The ribs are meaty and flavorful with the right amount of smoke and a spicy sauce. Don't forget the banana pudding to end the meal...even if you have to get it to go because you are so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Dreamland was my office's pre 4th luncheon. All I can say is yum! Ribs chopped pork and chicken were the main dishes with baked beans and potato salad on the side. Hickory smoked nirvana!! Banana pudding was the dessert option and oh it makes my mouth water to think of it! Eat it every time and any time you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My husband and I went to Dreamland in Tuscaloosa before going to an Alabama football game. I had never been there before, but he had been several time. The ribs were delicious and the sauce was as well. Some of the best ribs I have ever eaten.

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great place, best BBQ ever! Love the ribs and all the sides are very tasty. I also like the atmosphere :-)

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place serves the best BBQ in Alabama! Famous for ribs, but Dreamland offers chopped pork, chicken, sides and their famous banana pudding. Service is fantastic, and atmosphere is laid back. Perfect place to bring your out of town friends and family!

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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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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children

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