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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 44
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  • 20
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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
To go order

We ordered ribs and a pulled pork sandwich to go. When we got back to our hotel we noticed they forgot the sandwich. I called them and they apologized and if I came back they would throw in an order of banana pudding. Of course I was going back because I had already paid for the sandwich and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
ShirTay
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ordered ribs and a pulled pork sandwich to go. When we got back to our hotel we noticed they forgot the sandwich. I called them and they apologized and if I came back they would throw in an order of banana pudding. Of course I was going back because I had already paid for the sandwich and I goty... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

best ribs ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! be prepared you just get ribs and sliced bread but you will not be disappointed and you will not go hungry.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Everything is pretty good at Dreamland; especially the Ribs and Banana Pudding. Huge portions:-) I rarely eat in but the take out service is great. It doesn't take long at all to get the food.

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Avon Lake, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I think most of the folks who live near this BBQ place are mostly over it, so you might not get a recommendation to eat here. But, you should visit this restaurant. Great atmosphere and great food. They only serve Ribs, Sausage and sides at this location. Very Neat.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Haven't been here since school days in the 70's. Looked exactly the same as then but the ribs were another story. Wanted my family to experience the tradition and was embarrassed when they were served dried, over cooked ribs which were not as good as what you can get in almost any rib joint. If they didn't have a reputation... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It is a limited menu at the original Dreamland BBQ but what they have is delicious! Ribs, sausage, coleslaw, beans and potato salad for dinner and banana or chocolate pudding for dessert! Ribs are big and delicious!!

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Avon, Connecticut
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Love this place. Great ribs!!! Got a kick out of the fact that there are no napkins .... instead they give you a roll of paper towels.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

These are the kind of BBQ joints that I remember growing up in the south. Great dive atmosphere. They only serve ribs, slaw, beans, potato salad and banana pudding. So forget about pulled pork. And, the ribs are full cuts (not baby back). To be honest, it is not my favorite style. But, it is done right with the requisite... More 

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Spokane, WA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The menu is simple. Ribs. White bread. Sauce. Beer. Banana pudding with Nilla wafers. All was delicious!! Left with full bellies and greasy fingernails- totally worth it!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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64 reviews 64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place is legendary and worth the visit. Ribs and white bread. Not much else. I have an in law that always tries to get us to bring back ribs whenever we visit Tuscaloosa. He doesn't care that it's a three hour drive back to Chattanooga. Anyway, you must go to say you've been there. Most I know go back... More 

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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?