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Dreamland BBQ

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5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 758 8135
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 121
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    Very good
  • 42
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Satisfying BBQ Feast

The place had BBQ ribs and sausages, not a lot of varieties. However, the food was very satisfying for me. It was not the best BBQ meal for me, but it was very good nevertheness. The decor was not very classy; but I was okay because I came for the food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
watsonk
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Pittsburgh
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Birmingham, Alabama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We left Hoover Saturday morning and drove to Amory Ms to watch our son play guitar at the Railroad Festival. Afterwards we decided to drive out of the way and go to Dreamland for some BBQ. So glad we did, the ribs were great and so were the sides! The waitress was excellent and enjoyed getting to know her. (We... More 

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Pittsburgh
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85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The place had BBQ ribs and sausages, not a lot of varieties. However, the food was very satisfying for me. It was not the best BBQ meal for me, but it was very good nevertheness. The decor was not very classy; but I was okay because I came for the food.

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Beaumont, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've been eating here literally all my life, 23 years. When you bussed your own table and drinks were in cans, the only thing you got was ribs and bread. The building hasn't changed much, if you don't like rustic this might not be the place for you but you will be missing out on THE best ribs in the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

After a visit to Tuscaloosa, it was decided that we would go to the ORIGINAL location(off Jug Factory Rd) I mention "original" as I have heard the other Dream locations offer more variety. The place is small, with a license plate decor and it was packed. As we were being seating I was taking a peek at the ribs and... More 

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Pavo, Georgia, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The original Dreamland BBQ in Tuscaloosa is all that you would ever expect! Ribs is what they serve, but when you've found BBQ perfections, what else could you want? Served with white bread and the sides of your choice it don't get no better than this! If you need a little something sweet to end on, you won't go wrong... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Finally got to the Original Dreamland in Tuscaloosa and it was all I expected. A plate of white bread and Ribs all served on styrofoam plates was great. The history on the walls of Alabama football and other sports and celebrities is cool. its small which explains why we came in March during softball season and not during football season.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

While watching Alabama football on TV I have always heard the announcers talk about this place. I had the chance to try it out while passing through on vacation. This place is awesome, not only are the ribs awesome, but there is a lot of history here. The atmosphere, the service, the sauce, everything about this place is awesome. Even... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Whenever I'm craving BBQ this is the ONLY place I'll go! The original is the very BEST!! I'm surprised this place isn't on more Road Trip shows! :)

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Dreamland BBQ is a icon in Tuscaloosa so I jumped on the chance to take my family there during a recent visit to Alabama. The restaurant is located in an old neighborhood in the hills of Tuscaloosa. The setting is exactly what you would think of in a "hole in the wall" BBQ restaurant. Very few tables are located in... More 

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Columbiana, Alabama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The service was great, very friendly & attentive! The food was average, maybe it was just an "off" day. I would recommend getting a bigger serving than a single, it was pretty good!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: (205) 758 8135

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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