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J Rodgers BBQ

1444 Industrial Pkwy, Alabama 158 West 1/2 Mile off I-65 that's (Exit 13), Saraland, AL 36571-3903
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Ranked #2 of 44 Restaurants in Saraland
Cuisines: Barbecue
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- Sep 13, 2014
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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231 reviews 231 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I LOVE J. Rodgers BBQ... it is like going to an old family cookout with great smoked meats, southern veggies and great atmosphere.... The staff is great too...

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41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The good news - generous portions of delicious BBQ. The bad news - closes at 7pm, so come early! Don't be fazed by the external appearance of this place. It's what's inside that counts, and you won't be disappointed. They seem to do more take-out than eat-in but we were treated graciously even though we were the only ones at... More

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Satsuma, Alabama
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

I have enjoyed J Rodgers BBQ for several years now. The recipes have not changed nor has the staff. I appreciate no surprises! The ribs are absolutely amazing. My favorite item has got to be the macaroni & cheese. The vegetables are superb as well. There isn't a single item on the menu that's store bought. The owner also has... More

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