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Bunyan's BBQ

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901 W College St, Florence, AL 35630
(256) 766-3522
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: 256 766-3522 zip is 35630

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Great BBQ and chicken to go

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
southeastern U.S
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Florence, Alabama
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Grits100
southeastern U.S
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32 reviews
11 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

Thank southerntraveler2
Florence, Alabama
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

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 

Thank CatPat22
Union Bridge, Maryland
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146 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

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 

Thank Gary M
Florence, Alabama
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170 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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 

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Talladega, AL
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I often say, “You can’t please everybody. And, if you do, you’re really not doing your job right.” I think this is the case with Bunyan’s BBQ. Wifey, Mom-in-Law and I had lunch there June 4th. We read all sorts of wonderful reviews. We had their BBQ sandwiches with slaw, Hotdogs with slaw and BBQ half chicken. For sides we... More 

Thank Bookmon
Florence, Alabama
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The absolute best hot dogs on the planet. Get them with extra slaw. The Rib sandwich or the large BBQ is excellent as well. You can get a family pack to go and not have to worry about cooking.

Thank Coach C
Florence, Alabama, United States
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Bunyan's pulled pork sandwich with mustard slaw can't be beat! Get one and take it down the hill to McFarland Park for a picnic. One of life's little pleasures!

Thank MEUS50
Athens, Alabama
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a hidden gem.My favorites are the pool room slaw,hot dog and you can't go wrong with the pork sandwich,topped with their wonderful slaw.You can also, just buy the slaw for later.

Thank capstone57
Tucson, Arizona
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I grew up in Florence, Al and moved away in my early twenties--33 years ago. Off and on throughout the years, I've craved a Bunyan's hot dog soo bad! And the sandwich--both covered in their incredible hot slaw. Finally, on a recent trip, I had time to find Bunyan's again, and get my fix! Once was not enough, so before... More 

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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


256 766-3522 zip is 35630
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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