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120 S Chalkville Rd, Trussville, AL 35173-1453
205-655-4849
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food-Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Golden Rule is our "go-to-place" when we just can't decide exactly what we want. We can't go wrong by heading there for a delicious and reasonably prices breakfast plate (eggs, grits, bacon...) or Bar-B-Que or - my favorite - hamburger steak smothered in gravy and onions. It's a nice homey place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Tina N
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Trussville, Alabama
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BirminghamAL
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184 reviews 184 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We arrived there for our last visit about 15 minutes before closing time and the restaurant was completely empty on an extremely cold winter evening. They treated us like royalty. I had the sliced port sandwich and rib combo and my wife had a hamburger. Both were very good. Their hamburger was a handmade patty and cooked to order. The... More 

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Trussville, Alabama
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53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Golden Rule is our "go-to-place" when we just can't decide exactly what we want. We can't go wrong by heading there for a delicious and reasonably prices breakfast plate (eggs, grits, bacon...) or Bar-B-Que or - my favorite - hamburger steak smothered in gravy and onions. It's a nice homey place to eat where the staff and other customers are... More 

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trussville, alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Usually a BBQ restaurant excels in one thing, BBQ. Not this Mom and Pop . Hamburger Steak smothered in grilled onions and perfect gravy is delish ! Hand cut fries. Cheap Cheeseburgers better than Five Guys. Their meat and two steam table is never disappointing. Great Breakfast , place will be full, cooked to order and fast. Hickory BBQ hand... More 

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Escondido, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

great food, great portions, incredible service, visited with pit bosses and felt at home. when asked for Brunswick stew sample, she brought me a cup. try it, also great brisket. wife would not share ice box pie, chocolate, leave full and happy. did the bean lady retire yet after 50 years?

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Toronto, Canada
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392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Golden Rule BBQ has decent BBQ and sides, but you should find your way here for breakfast. The biscuits, French Toast, and standard eggs, ham, and grits are as good as any you will find. Also, Golden Rule breakfast features many Trussville old timers who have eaten here (or at Big G's, which was here way back) long before there... More 

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BAllentrae, Pelham, Alabaster, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Looked up the menu for a nearby Golden Rule restaurant in Trussville, and picked out some healthier options on a whim, and decided to take my lunchbreak at GR. I get there just after the lunch crowd rush, and its still pretty busy. Average age was 55 or so, mostly men, seated at tables. No counter to sit at or... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The bbq chicken sandwich was dry, like jerky. It was as though it had been chopped and sitting under a heat lamp for some time. The potato salad tasted like pre-packaged, not good. Go elsewhere for good BBQ.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

My dad swears there is something added to their vinegar based sauce to make it addictive. The bbq was good, and all of the sauces were great, but I cannot tell you how amazing the Lemon Ice Box pie was. Oh my goodness.... Also, portion sizes are not so big that you feel miserably full after eating. The service was... More 

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Trussville, Alabama, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

The people wher very nice ,took order promply, food was hot and very good. great location.

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Washington, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2010

Don't have many GOOD BBQ here in the North so I took the opportunity to partake in Pell City. Had such a great BBQ dinner at Golden Rule had to go back for lunch the next day before flight back to Detroit. Glad I did, and when I return this will be one of the first stops.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 S Chalkville Rd, Trussville, AL 35173-1453
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Trussville
  • Phone Number: 205-655-4849

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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