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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, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Some of the best barbecue in Birmingham

Great barbecue, comfortable setting. Very enjoyable for lunch or dinner. Have been to Dreamland on a number of occasions and have enjoyed each visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
stevejal
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I'm a big barbecue fan but this restaurant just didn't work for me! The give you a plate of bread and sauce while you wait. The sauce was great but a bit spicy! The ribs my wife had were really tough but she loved the sauce. I had a the regular everything pork sandwich and it was pretty bland! We... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great barbecue, comfortable setting. Very enjoyable for lunch or dinner. Have been to Dreamland on a number of occasions and have enjoyed each visit.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Food was excellent and service was outstanding! My favorite was the Banana pudding it is seriously like no other!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I've been here a few times now. The sauce is amazing but the last time I had ribs here they were a bit tough. I mentioned this to my waiter and showed him. He agreed, apologized and said they had to rush some of the slabs because they had sold so many that day. Other than that one experience, I... More 

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USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Ribs very tender...great flavor...sides were very good...great service and atmosphere located in a great location close to downtown town..nice that they sell the rub flavoring.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I couldn't agree more with all the four and five star comments. This place is the real deal for barbecue. What I really want to spotlight is our waitress, Ayana. She was an absolute delight. We were a group of seven guys in the area for golf. Ayana couldn't have been more attentive. She has a smile that can light... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The sauce on the ribs is phenomenal! Best BBQ sauce I have ever eaten. The atmosphere was laid back and welcoming- felt like we were at a picnic in a sports bar. Nice family picnic-style atmosphere with throw-away plates, cups, and paper towel napkins.

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Dahlonega, Ga
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108 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Happened to be passing through Birmingham and my Alabama bar b q app went off that we were near Dreamland Bar B Q. Went in and atmosphere was really nice and our waitress Taylor was excellent, but I came for the Q. First they brought out white bread and BBQ sauce to snack on. Wife had BBQ nachos that she... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is the kind of place you go for the food. The atmosphere and service are kind of by the wayside when that plate of BBQ is set in front of you. Dig into the ribs, forget about keeping clean, and enjoy the beauty of tasty perfection. All I can really say is GET THE RIBS!

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Topeka, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I remember Dreamland being the top-shelf of BBQ of the region. Not sure if it warrants that moniker anymore. I order the ribs - the item Dreamland is most noted for. The ribs were fatty and tough. While the flavor was good, they were a chore to eat. Definitely not in the top shelf of ribs I've eaten. The sides... 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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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