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Dreamland BBQ

5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 758 8135
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Ranked #15 of 232 restaurants in Tuscaloosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great ribs. Come here if you want some big delicious southern smoky ribs bathed in vinegar based sauce with some more sauce on the side along with some white bread. A couple days after you recover from your feast you'll crave them again! They also have sausage, potato salad, beans, banana vanilla wafer pudding and soft drinks and beer (note:... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

In town for business, and my host suggested Dreamland BBQ - the original location. Classic barbecue experience. No real diversity on the menu. Half rack or whole? I love it!!! We had a couple of whole racks as well as beans and cole slaw for slides. Ribs were very tasty as were the sides. Service was fine, nothing exceptional but... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Some of the best ribs I have ever had! Great taste, texture and sauce. I had the 1/2 slab of ribs, cole slaw and potato salad. The sides were ok, but nothing amazing like the ribs.

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Oh my goodness! I have heard the rave reviews about Dreamland! I wanted to go to the original place which is Tuscaloosa. We were not able to "eat in" because of traveling with our pet so I ordered ribs, bread and drink to go. We stopped at a rest stop and stuffed ourselves and as I write this I long... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

while having dinner found a dead fly floating in my ice tea ...after bringing it to my waitress attention i was told flies are everywhere ..the manager never came out to address the issue ...they were nice enough to take $5.00 off..i won't be back

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Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Oh, these are fine, fine ribs! Very meaty, tender and topped with a tangy sauce that you just can't get enough of. Great atmosphere - down a winding road, dimly lit interior with license plates on the walls. Do not miss banana pudding. Take it home if you are too full from ribs and enjoy it later. It is phenomenal.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is the original Dreamland and is an authentic Alabama BBQ joint. Not the best in the state, but close (Bob Sykes in Bessemer is still #1 in my opinion). Don't go here if you are looking for a lot of variety. The only meats on the menu are ribs and sausage. There are 4 sides, potato salad, baked beans,... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a true southern original Bar B Q place. We love it and taking guests there to eat. You can eat in or take out. The restaurant is small but as far as I'm concerned some if the best are small. The bar b q sauce is some if the best. Unique place to visit.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Haven't been here in a while so we decided to stop in. It is still the best of all the Dreamland BB-Q places (hard to beat the original). The ribs were tender and juicy, the sausage was amazing and the sauce still has the right amount of kick to it. My wife even commented on how good it was. Definitely... More

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Looking at the reviews on tripadvisor I circled Dreamland BBQ as a must stop while in Tuscaloosa, AL. The seating is limited and we had to wait 15 min. which was no big deal. The dinning room was pretty neat with a style of its own. We got a side of ribs, tater salad and beans and they were OK... More

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