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Dreamland BBQ

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5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 758 8135
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 47
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  • 21
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  • 13
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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
The only place to go in Tuscaloosa

Not easy to find, but so fun, so charming.. no menu, Servers just ask you the portion you want.. We were there early after a college tour, by the time we left, the place was full!! super fun. DONT MISS IT.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Rhonda321
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I had always heard of the Dreamland so went there one evening with a business associate. The ribs and BBQ were pretty good; but they aren't up to the NC standard.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Not easy to find, but so fun, so charming.. no menu, Servers just ask you the portion you want.. We were there early after a college tour, by the time we left, the place was full!! super fun. DONT MISS IT.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

we planned our trip to hit Dreamland at lunchtime. Hubby got ribs, which he absolutely loved. We both loved their sauce, but I got a pulled pork plate, whereas he got the rib plate. He got 5 really meaty, delicious ribs (which he did NOT share). My pulled pork was mushy, & I was so disappointed! Didn't really even taste... More 

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Mansfield, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I'll start with the last first. The banana puddin' can compete with anyone's on any day. Service was top notch and very warm and friendly. Sides of tater salad and baked beans were above average. Ribs were just OK. Dry and chewy, even with the sauce, which was pretty good. I can say they had a nice smokey flavor.

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Sanford, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A little off the beaten path but worth it. The deliciously bbq smell in the air before walking into the restaurant is just more of a temptation to walk faster! The ribs and sweet tea we're the bomb!! The atmosphere is so cool! It's a definite must to be added to your list of dining experiences while in Tuscaloosa!!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My wife and I took a friend from Delaware to Dreamland for a late dinner. It was a fun experience and my friend really liked it. The next day a customer took us there for lunch and it was better because he asked for slabs right off the grill. I think this made a big difference. My family has enjoyed... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Many times, over many years and the Original Dreamland remains among the Best of the Best. Some things change, your tastes do change. I'll sit in booth #1 and take it the experience. I'm thinking back, the BBQ still has that special sting in the sauce, that first bite and the special taste. It's Original Dreamland in your mouth. You've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The original... Ribs, white bread, and 3 sides.... Can't beat the atmosphere!!! Down South original as it gets!!! Down pass through Tuscaloosa without stopping!

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

What you must get: Ribs Bread with BBQ dipping sauce Banana Pudding Sausage and pulled chicken is great too! It's that simple!

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Northport, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The original Dreamland is definitely the way to go. The atmosphere makes the food tastes that much better.

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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?