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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

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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
Great local eatry.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Trussville, Alabama
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Trussville, Alabama
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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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Amory, Mississippi
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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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BirminghamAL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 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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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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Escondido, California
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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?