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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, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Exactly What I Was Looking For!

I go to Birmingham multiple times every year for work and every time I visit when I get back I get asked if I had BBQ. Well, this place is exactly the kind of BBQ I think of when I think of authentic Southern BBQ. The place smelled amazing, the ribs fell off the bone and I loved the spicy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Katie F
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Long Beach, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I go to Birmingham multiple times every year for work and every time I visit when I get back I get asked if I had BBQ. Well, this place is exactly the kind of BBQ I think of when I think of authentic Southern BBQ. The place smelled amazing, the ribs fell off the bone and I loved the spicy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Dreamland is always a treat! Birmingham has many good BBQ restaurants, but Dreamland has the best and most consistent ribs in town. We frequently take out of town visiting guests there for a real southern tradition.

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trussville, alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The original is still in Tuscaloosa Alabama. But This location can hurt you too. Since the 60 s with Bear Bryant and Broadway Joe Namath Dreamland has been BBQ ing some of the best big ole ribs in the South. No rub needed on those thangs . A tomato based sauce with a little pickle juice in the base and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

One of the best places to go in birmingham. I highly recommend it. You can't beat the good food and the local atmosphere while drinking some good beer. A must visit while you're in birmingham.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Had four slabs of rib - best of the best. you will not leave hungry. must try the bake beans and chicken

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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

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