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Dreamland Bar-b-que

1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5416
205-933-2133
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Ranked #17 of 907 restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $18
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
Monrovia, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW 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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Smiths Grove, Kentucky
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Had a party of 8 from kids to great grandparent, other than some slight mix ups by the new waitress everything was great. I can't knock the place for a few little newbie mistakes. The only reason I did not give the 5th star is because while we all go to BBQ to eat BBQ, not everyone likes so much... More

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Pegram, TN
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232 reviews 232 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This is always a stop for us on the way to/from the beach...my kids love watching the ribs cook, and I love eating them! We can get a full rack with a couple of sides and EASILY feed the whole family. The ribs are delicious and some of the meatiest ribs I have ever had. We will be stopping here... More

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South Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stopped here on our way to Memphis and were very pleased. The pork was tender and tasty. The beans were very good too. We headed to Memphis and expected the BBQ to be fabulous but were comparing them to Dreamland and they came up short. We would live to return.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband had the chicken wings and the ribs, and I had the pulled pork sandwich. We also got the banana bread pudding for dessert. Our waitress Dion was very friendly and fun and advised us on the food (as we're not from the USA and things are worded a bit differently for us). The food was so tasty, the... More

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

June 27 we ordered 8 slabs of ribs for a club meeting with about 32 people. The ribs must have been cooked days before. They were tough and dry even with the sauce. Very disappointing for us to serve especially considering the amount of money we had spent to purchase. We will never order from there again. Gotta be better... More

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Alabama
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181 reviews 181 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Their Tuscaloosa location is great, Birmingham not so much. Ribs are mediocre at best. Sides are average. Go to Full Moon or Golden Rule unless you are willing to drive to T Town

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great ribs. Very tasty. Price was right too. Easy to find--- you can see the BBQ smoke billowing up from a mile away! We had excellent service at our recent visit. The only knock against Dreamland is its use of nothing but disposable plastic and foam serving plates, bowls, cups and utensils. What a burden on the environment!

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Great Midwest
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100 reviews 100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

All I can say is WOW!. The place will knock your socks off if you are looking for true authentic bar b que. I dined here for a business lunch on June 5, 2015 and my customer took me here. They start you off with a load of bread and bar b que sauce. You may be thinking bread and... More

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