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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, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • 54
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  • 16
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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
What was once stellar has become just another BBQ place.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
astro005
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Rockland, Maine
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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Rockland, Maine
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Forever it was ribs and white bread with their unique BBQ sauce. Expanded menu now. Stick to wonderful ribs, sweet tea and white bread to dip in the tangy red sauce.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

some of the biggest ribs I've ever had, I took down a whole slab and thought I was going to go into a coma (in a good way). Don't expect stellar service, but if good BBQ is what you are after, this is a good one.

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great ribs. Side dish selection is limited. A very good rib eatery. Parking is easy in lot or on the street in front. Well established second generation owner. Great place to go after game or event. Plenty of TV's to watch games.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed the ribs. Located on the southside area of Birmingham. Parking is the only problem we had.

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Trussville, Alabama, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of our favorites, Dreamland is tacky in it's decor, but the ribs are fantastic. The ribs are served with bread and sauce on the side. Our last visit we found the usually fresh bread to be somewhat stale and instead of the stack of bread, only two pieces each. With the price of pork going astronomically high, I can... More 

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Ballard, Wv
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere. Wonderful waitress. Wonderful food! All the staff was welcoming. Our food came quickly and was everything we hoped for. It's always great to ask local folks where to eat.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Everyone at our table loved their food. On a Saturday afternoon there was no wait to be seated. Our server was very attentive. The prices were cheap and the portions were pretty big. I am not a big dessert eater, but I loved the banana pudding! Make sure you save room!

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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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