We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bunyan's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
901 W College St, Florence, AL 35630
(256) 766-3522
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: 256 766-3522 zip is 35630

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 73 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding BBQ

Nationally known BBQ restaurant with outstanding plates and sandwiches. Very small, but quick service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
kenhotlanta
,
Florence, Alabama
Add Photo Write a Review

73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Florence, Alabama
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nationally known BBQ restaurant with outstanding plates and sandwiches. Very small, but quick service.

Helpful?
Thank kenhotlanta
Griffin, Georgia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must try when visiting in Florence! Loce their bar b que! Slaw on the barbque is what makes the sandwich. Its not your typical slaw. Hotdogs are good also.

Helpful?
Thank Sherry W
Sheffield, Ala. usa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bunyan's is a local family owned BBQ restaurant in Florence located 1 block from ECM Hospital. The son of owner runs it an family cooks an helps out. They are very nice friendly folks. The place is clean well kept up. The food is prepared to perfection an sauces are home made by owner the taste is out of this... More 

Helpful?
Thank lureestaples49
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten BBQ all my life. Bunyan's in Florence, Alabama is hands down, THE BEST! I saw a cable tv show in NYC that was discussing BBQ in the deep south. They claimed Big Bob's Gibson's BBQ in Decatur, Alabama was the best. I was in the area and tried it yesterday. It was good, but didn't compare to Bunyan's.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Scott M
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

OMG! This place is soooooo good. There hotdogs are to die for. There BBQ are amazing. A must eat at place. The staff are very friendly people.

Helpful?
Thank Andie C
Florence, Alabama
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Good food. They have mustard based hot slaw. Can get hot or mild. I always get a sandwich or slaw dog. To go is the way to get your food here. Very little seating inside. Staff not friendly.

Helpful?
Thank Grits100
southeastern U.S
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Always great pickup for bbq, slaw dog or smoked chicken. Not a sit down place but great to carry home or take down to McFarland by the river

Helpful?
Thank southerntraveler2
Florence, Alabama
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Bunyan's BBQ is not much to look at and even though it has a few tables, most food is ordered for take out. The pork is hickory smoked to perfection and the hot mustard slaw makes a perfect pair. There is also slaw hot dogs, ribs, fried pies, beans, potato salad, etc., to complete the meal. Bunyan's is close to... More 

Helpful?
Thank CatPat22
Union Bridge, Maryland
Level Contributor
147 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on a Saturday. Judging from the steady stream of customers, Bunyan's is a local favorite. We had the pulled pork and the rib platters. The ribs were large and meaty, the pulled pork tender. I prefer a more smokey flavor but great hot sauce made up for the lack of smokiness in Bunyan's BBQ. The mustard... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gary M
Florence, Alabama
Level Contributor
181 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Very good but . . . in Florence, Alabama folks divide mostly into 2 main groups (much like the entire state does with football Alabama & Auburn). With barbeque it's either Bunyan's or Dick Howell's. I'm on the Alabama and Dick Howell's team. However, Bunyan's is very good and both of these establishments have the same type barbeque. Both have... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BusterYukon

Travelers who viewed Bunyan's BBQ also viewed

 

Been to Bunyan's BBQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 W College St, Florence, AL 35630
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: (256) 766-3522

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

256 766-3522 zip is 35630
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bunyan's BBQ staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?