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5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 758 8135
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Ranked #11 of 239 Restaurants in Tuscaloosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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OKC, OK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Great first impression because we were greeted by super friendly servers. We were told to seat ourselves wherever we wanted. The place is very down home with sentimental memorabilia hung all over. The iced tea was absolutely southern sweet, not as we'd been told here, and we know what sweet southern tea is! The ribs were delicious, but not falling... More 

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Oxford, England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We came 4000 miles to eat here - and it was worth the journey. The atmosphere should be bottled and sold as a cordial. Lovely, friendly staff, and a menu that says it all - ribs, half ribs, quarter ribs, sausage, slaw, beans, potato salad, banana pudding. That's it - utter focus. We ate there 3 times in two days... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Go back in time as you enter the original Dreamland! Sitting at the long picnic table with my family, everything served family style with paper plates and paper towels, it's magic!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Unique out-of-the way setting, classic old, cluttered family restaurant, excellent ribs. Small menu, but when you do it right, why bother with anything else? Barbecue Ribs, baked beans, and banana pudding - perfectly done. This is hearty food served on plastic plates, with a roll of paper towels on the table. Two slabs fed four people (1 adult & 3... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been to other Dreamland locations in Birmingham and Huntsville and have always been very happy with everything. But getting to try the original was a fantastic treat. Everything was amazing. It was the perfect start to a great day of Bama football! Roll Tide!

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Columbus, Mississippi
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Anytime I come to tuscaloosa by myself I try to come here. When I was young my dad and I use to come here to eat. My wife does not care for it like I do. All I can say I love her but she just does not like good bbq

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went to Dreamland based on recommendations from friends. They did not disappoint. Good food and good service. Limited menu (hence the lack of a 5th star), but the food that is offered is good.

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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Truly a hole in the wall place. Only serve ribs and sides, but the ribs were really good! Will definitely go there again when in the area.

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Orem, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I was told that I "have to go to this place" by multiple people while I was on a trip to the area.. I did think the food was good and the atmosphere was good, but I've had much better on both. It is a little out of the way too so that makes it a little tough. Definitely a... More 

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Hanover, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It's been over 20 years since my first visit, and it was even better than I remembered. It is a very casual restaurant, but the service was excellent. Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful, and the manager visited each table to check every customer was genuinely satisfied with their meal. Yes, the menu is somewhat limited, but it's better... More 

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Additional Information about Dreamland BBQ

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

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