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“Great BBQ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bob Sykes Barbeque Incorporated

Bob Sykes Barbeque Incorporated
1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
205-426-1400
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Ranked #2 of 80 restaurants in Bessemer
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Barbecue, French
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South Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Was in Birmingham and was told by my son-in-law (grew up in Bessemer) that we had to go here for BBQ. I love BBQ and this was some of the best I have ever had. We had ribs, beef and pork. All outstanding. Slaw, beans, corn on the side, again all good. Had pecan pie, flakey crust, to die for. Friend had red velvet cake, also very good.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Central Louisiana
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Excellent BBQ with country flavor dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Stopped here on recommendation of our hotel desk clerk. BBQ was great. Very tasty, large portions, and moderate prices. Will definitely try this place again on our next trip through.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hueytown, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Bar-B-Que”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

If you want excellent bar-b-que, this is the place to go. Their slaw (and other sides) is outstanding. My husband loves their cheeseburgers as well as the bar-b-que pork, beef and chicken.

Visited June 2013
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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77 reviews 77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Slice of life and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Ours was a nostalgia trip from Birmingham down to Bessemer. There are a few "do not miss" places in Bessemer and this is one of them. I would say it is one of my all-time favorite bar-b-que places. The smells alone are to die for and the experience only gets better when you sink your teeth into the juicy smoked meat they cook in open pits. My husband and I each had a bar-b-que sandwich plate with baked beans and coleslaw, shared an ear of yellow corn and helped ourselves to unlimited soft drinks. (This is a place where you order up front and seat and serve yourself.) Our son and his wife each had a bar-b-que plate with baked beans, potato salad and Texas toast. They said their meat was tasty and extremely tender, the beans very good and the potato salad, creamy and nicely balanced. Our daughter-in-law also had the potato salad and added steamed squash, which was a disappointment because it was mushy. Three of us agreed that the meat seemed a little fattier than usual-a fact that could change depending on who is doing the pulling in the kitchen, but one we hope not to repeat.
The general atmosphere is deep South and always fun. We will return when we get the chance. Hopefully, next time we will leave room for the yummy cream pie.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Great Bar BQ & family owned”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Very friendly atmosphere. Along with great bar bq
they have great sides and desserts. They also sell
home-cracklings by the bag.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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