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1444 Industrial Pkwy, Alabama 158 West 1/2 Mile off I-65 that's (Exit 13), Saraland, AL 36571-3903
251-675-3282
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best BBQ in town

I absolutely love this place. It has the best BBQ ribs, vegetables and mac n cheese you will ever eat. Come for the lunch buffet - it's worth your while!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2014
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Satsuma, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Went on a Friday evening, got there about 20 minutes after a college baseball team show up. Several items wiped off the buffet and not replenished during our visit. Ribs on buffet tough .. Might have been better to order off the menu, suspect the ribs were "rushed" because of baseball team wiping out the cooked rib supply..

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Satsuma, Alabama
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I absolutely love this place. It has the best BBQ ribs, vegetables and mac n cheese you will ever eat. Come for the lunch buffet - it's worth your while!

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Saraland, Alabama
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34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Everything they serve is excellent. I have not eaten anything I did not like. Best way to enjoy J Rodgers is to come at lunch for the buffet and enjoy it all. YoJo beans are wonderful. If you can get the Chicken Salad it's the best. Also, love the turnip greens.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

As we walked in we were asked for our drink orders and told to sit anywhere we'd like. We decided to eat off the buffet. Our waitress greeted us by saying "y'all gon eat off the buffet right?" We said yes. She put our drinks down and said "yall can get up" then walked away. The buffet consisted of ribs,... More 

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Can you say SOULLLL Food! Great "mixed crowd" (only reason I say that is that I want EVERYBODY to feel comfortable go in and enjoying the fabulous food and atmosphere). This place is the REAL DEAL! In addition to GREAT BBQ, Ribs, Sausages, Chicken, Pork Chops, Chicken & Dumplins, Greens, Cabbage, Sweet Potatoes, Black Eyed Peas and Okra, Mac n... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife loves herself some ribs . She tried the lunch buffet and enjoyed a bit of everything they had to offer. I had a meat trio and enjoyed that plus the sides. The kids went through some napkins taking in their food.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Went to lunch here with a client. The place is very mom & pop buffet. The smoked rubbed ribs were worth the trip. The sausage was good but greasy and a bit salty. The BBQ Sauced ribs were not a big hit with me. The deserts were pretty good, but nothing to write home about. The rest of the stuff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Some of the finest I've tasted anywhere in the Southeast US. I'd challenge anyone to find any better. Wow!

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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284 reviews 284 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I had heard many raving compliments on this place and had an opportunity to stop by just at opening time. Saraland has got a rare gem hidden here. Among their many items, were some excellent sweet sauce wet ribs offered up with several amazing Southern comfort side items. This is a "gotta get it" kind of place. Completely down home... More 

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SW Florida
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27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

They talked me into getting the buffet instead of a slab of ribs. That was a great decision. Fresh food on the buffet, ribs included, Greens, sweet potatoes, fried chicken, sausage. All of it was great. Fresh cut watermelon for dessert. Friendly service, my tea was never more than an inch below the rim. Wish they were open on Sunday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1444 Industrial Pkwy, Alabama 158 West 1/2 Mile off I-65 that's (Exit 13), Saraland, AL 36571-3903
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Saraland
  • Phone Number: 251-675-3282

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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