We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 234 Tuscaloosa Restaurants

Dreamland BBQ

5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 758 8135
Improve this listing
Write a Review

239 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Fantastic ribs. The original 15th street restaurant is a step back in time. Great Alabama memorabilia everywhere. Loved finding the old Alabama car tags from when I was a child on the wall. Looking for upscale dining? This is not the place. Old booths, big long tables. But great ribs, juicy, big, great sauce served with white bread and sauce... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Went to Dreamland for the A&M vs Bama game. This place is a must while in Tuscaloosa. Ribs were good but to be fair, the sausage and baked beans stole the show. And make sure you get some of that home made banana pudding. Wow!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grant, Alabama
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

For years we've heard how great Dreamland is and that you have to go there when in T-town. I guess the build up is what led to the dissapointment. The menu was limited to ribs and sausage with a few sides and the price for 3 people with sodas and 15% tip was $60, which was IMHO excessive for the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I am from the Memphis area, so I know what great bbq taste like. This was good, very different from what I am used to, but still good. Maybe I am a little biased, but my taste buds told me that it is NOT Memphis! I would eat there again though. Restaurant had a cool atmosphere and the servers were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Stopped thru on way to La 6/13...... as my lady loves bbq, we had to stop. Was taken aback w/bread n sauce side dish n was like, "OMG this ish is like liquid crack!!" The bbq was great , but that sauce was awesome!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas, USA
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

LaQweesha (ms?) took great care with us and our order. Even though we live in Austin, Texas, my husband has been talking about the fabulous ribs he ate at Dreamland. We just had dinner there and the flavor did not disappoint. The meat fell off of the ribs and was perfectly done. The sauce was flavorful. The potato salad, cole... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

First, bear with me, this is our first trip back to 'Murica in over two years. Our stateside-vacation-food-bucketlist included, Chick-Fil-A, sweet iced tea, and pork. Followed by more pork, chased with buckets of the aforementioned sweet tea. Oh, and Waffle House. Back on topic now, Dreamland is a famous rib joint in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, (Aka "The promised land" to Crimson... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went to Tuscaloosa for the first time for the Florida/Bama football game. We had a couple of people tell us "you have to go" to Dreamland BBQ. So, we went... And it was very average. We were seated immediately and had a very friendly waitress. The service was good. We ordered ribs, not real meaty and a little bit tough.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

All I have to say is out of this world experience! My first experience was in the spring of 2014 after the Alabama Tide Spring Football game. It is a staple to hit once in the area. It is off the beaten path off Jug Road. It is well worth it! It is a small older building but don't let... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yakima, WA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It's pretty tricky to find, and the site is humble and aging. But it's the history and the experience inside that is worth the trouble. The mementos and pictures are really compelling. The menu is only a few items, unlike the other locations. The barbecue is pure Alabama style, and explains why Dreamland is famous and long lived. Great people... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dreamland BBQ also viewed


Been to Dreamland BBQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing