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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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 17
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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
Most recent review
Classic Southern BBQ- awesome!

Close to downtown and the campus of UAB, you can easily find Dreamland. There's a small parking lot attached to it and we found a spot on a weekday around lunch. The staff was very friendly and we were seated immediately. You can tell what history it has by the pictures on the wall. On the wall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
HanKelly
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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307 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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351 reviews 351 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Close to downtown and the campus of UAB, you can easily find Dreamland. There's a small parking lot attached to it and we found a spot on a weekday around lunch. The staff was very friendly and we were seated immediately. You can tell what history it has by the pictures on the wall. On the wall opposite the entrance... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Came here on recommendation of a friend. As a native to Memphis, TN my BBQ expectations are ridiculously high. The ribs were tough. We sent them back and another set came out that was marginally better. I do not recommend this restaurant based on the toughness of the ribs, using kraft easy mac and cheese. I did enjoy the tea... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Great lunch experience food was the best . The half of rib was a lot of meat had to share to finish. Meat fell off the bone .The service was the best refilled our drinks before we wear done we had a large party of nine and the food all came out together the waitresses worked as a team. This... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Service is very quick! I love coming here because the food is great and I know I won't be waiting long for my meal. Perfect for lunch breaks!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

After reading great reviews of this restaurant, we considered it a must visit. Upon food arrival, one friend had cool macaroni and cheese as well as her chicken entree. Had to send it back and still arrived luke warm. Another friend asked for sliced pork but received minced pork. Order of ribs and 1/2 pound order of pulled pork was... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I would visit again. Brunswick stew was great for a cold day. I wasn't a fan of my pulled pork sandwich, but the ribs (the main attraction) were fantastic. I'll look forward to chowing into those ribs again. Sides were ok.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I loved this place! It's not the healthiest of places in terms of cholesterol and saturated fats, but it's a good place to go if you want delicious ribs (see photo) and pulled pork and Texas toast (in moderation of course). So, NOT for vegans, because it's delicious and a good place to treat your guiltier side. Also, if you... More 

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Rockland, Maine
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46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was exposed to Dreamland many years ago during a trip to Tuscaloosa. It was simplicity itself. Big Daddy was at the pit. The menu was ribs, Wonderbread, sauce. The side was a small bag of Golden Flake potato chips. I was thrilled when the B'Hm southside location opened. The place didn't have the vibe of the original in Tuscalloosa;... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Dreamland in Birmingham is nothing like the old legendary Tuscaloosa Dreamland from back in the day (and that one may be terrible now too). The bbq is sub-par. The ribs are downright awful. It is all hype. If you want a large quantiy of below average food, you'll be in heaven. Otherwise, don't go. If you are in Birmingham... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Skip this one if you are interested in healthy food! Actually haven't been in years but am aware of their current menu.

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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