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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 #1 of 44 Restaurants in Saraland
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
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19 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Reviewer
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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227 reviews 227 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Flavor exploded in my mouth. Loved the candied yams, sausage, coleslaw, ribs and fried chicken. Thank you Ms J, "Katherine Jackson" look alike "smile".

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Daphne, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

the sign on the building says soul food and it lives up to the name, great buffet, not open on Sundays is the only negative, best to go around lunch time and be early and watch the food come out, sometimes ribs have a lot of ends mixed in but sauce is great and the side dishes are like grandma... More

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