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Golden Rule Barbecue

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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 7
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just a Nice Friendly Place to Eat Good Food

This is one of our favorite restaurants in town and we eat here about every week or so. The wait staff is always friendly (especially if you get Stephanie or Shelley) and the food is good. They have about the best breakfast in town, including their homemade biscuits. The BBQ is cooked right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
LoveTravelingOn
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BirminghamAL
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BirminghamAL
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231 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in town and we eat here about every week or so. The wait staff is always friendly (especially if you get Stephanie or Shelley) and the food is good. They have about the best breakfast in town, including their homemade biscuits. The BBQ is cooked right there in the facility and the hamburgers... More 

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Thank LoveTravelingOn
Birmingham, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is the best breakfast in town, hands down. Everything on the breakfast menu is awesome and the prices are great! The half chicken plate is also a bargain for lunch and dinner.

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Thank Scott B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Yes, its you basic BBQ. Still good ole BBQ. With the upswing in pricing its great to still see a business that try's to control its cost and not pass every thing onto the customer. Nothing fancy, just good ole cooking.

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Thank Brad H
Trussville, Alabama
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A good local BBQ place. Lunch/or dinner is very good, but the breakfast is by far my favorite. Large portions and cooked just the way you like it.......service is good as well.

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Thank 2520Watson
Amory, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Son & family live in Trussville & we chose to eat breakfast at Golden Rule BBQ in Trussville! There was such a crowd. Had to wait, but it was worth it! Great breakfast & great server! Hope to eat there again!

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Thank chgreen
BirminghamAL
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231 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 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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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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Thank Tina N
trussville, alabama
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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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Thank camuddiman
Escondido, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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Thank mike m
Toronto, Canada
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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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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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