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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner
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Menu

Menu #1
Consist of: choice of two meats (excluding ribs), two sides, bread, iced tea or lemonade & cookies: substitute pie or cake for cookies for more
Menu #2 Consist Of
Choice of two meats (including ribs), two sides, bread, iced tea or lemonade & cookies
Menu #3 Consist Of
Choice of three meats, three sides, bread, iced tea or lemonade, homemade pies or red velvet cake.
Meat Choices
Barb-q pork, barb-q ribs, barb-q chicken fillets, smoked turkey, smoked ham, whole barb-q chicken (bone-in)
Side Choices
Cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, steamed corn.
Buns or Barb-Q Bread
All Paper Supplies, Pickles, Lemon Wedges, Ice (if Needed)
Minimum of 25 people
25.00 -45.00 delivery fee
DINNERS​
Barbq Pork
Barbq Beef
Barbq Ribs (4 Bones)
Hamburger Steak
1/2 Barbq Chicken
Chicken Filet
Combo Plate (Ribs & Pork)
Large Rib Plate (6 Bones)
Our dinner plates consist of barbq & choice of two side items & bread.
Big Bob Special
Large barbq, drink & choice of two side items
SANDWICHES​
Barbq Pork
Barbq Beef
Big Bob Bq
Big Bob Bq Beef
Hamburger
Cheeseburger
Hot Dog
Smoked Turkey
Smoked Ham
Barbq Chicken Filet
SALADS​
Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cheese, Carrots, Croutons, & Choice of Toppings: Pork, Chicken, Turkey, or Ham
Medium
Large
SIDE ORDERS​
1/2 Chicken & Bread
Homemade Onion Rings.
French Fries
Reg
Lg
Baked Beans
Cole Slaw
Potato Salad
Corn on the Cob
Whole Dill Pickle
Plain Potato
Barbq Potato
W/chicken or pork
HOMEMADE PIES​
Chocolate, Pecan (Seasonal), Coconut, & Our Famous Lemon Slice
Whole Pie
Junior Pie
FAMILY ORDERS TO GO​
Pound Pork W/Sauce
Pound Beef W/Sauce
Slab of Rib W/Sauce
Pound Chicken Fillets W/Sauce
Working Mom Special
Consist of 1 lb. Barbq, 4 buns, sauce, pint of 2 sides, & 1/2 gallon of tea
Feed 5 People
Consists of 1 1/2 lbs. Barbq, 8 buns, sauce, pint of each: slaw, beans, & potato salad, & 1 gallon of tea
Feed 10 People
Consists of 2 1/2 lbs. Barbq, 12 buns, sauce, quart of each: beans, slaw, & potato salad, & 1 gallon of tea
Potato Salad
Pint
Quart
Cole Slaw or Baked Beans
Pint
Quart
About
Bob Sykes Bar B Q is a family owned local tradition since 1957. Three generations of the Sykes family has proudly served authentic southern barbecue that literally goes from the pit to the plate. The late Bob and Maxine Sykes founded the restaurant and today their son Van runs the family business with the help of his nephew, Jason Jewell. Bob Sykes has received numerous awards and recognition over the years. Bob Sykes began in 1957, serving classic bbq and burgers with only curbside service and was one of the first restaurants to open Drive-Thru service in Alabama. Times may have changed but nothing has changed in the way Bob Sykes prepares and serves their famous barbecue, sides, and desserts.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Drive Thru
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been eating here since i was a kid. It is a family tradition for us. The food and atmosphere simply gets better and better each time. A wonderful place to eat.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed April 10, 2020

We had them for lunch last week and loved our food. Of course we had to order drive-thru because of this dern virus, but otherwise, everything ran smoothly. The pork sandwiches were great and we enjoyed everything we ordered, including the pies.

Date of visit: April 2020
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2020

Thank you for visiting and we're happy that you enjoyed it We do hope to serve you again soon. Thank you for the support. Take Care!

Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Christmas dressing order turned out to be a dud, $30 for a pan that was DRY, HARD and wasn't worthy of totally finishing ... Latest BBQ chicken sandwich order wasn't ORDERED as 1" cut cubes but that's how my 4 USUALLY WHOLE FILET orders came...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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pit2plate, Marketing at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We apologize you were not pleased with your previous orders. When there's an issue we hope you will tell us immediately so we can resolve the issue and make it right. We do hope you...More

Reviewed January 28, 2020

great bbq, one of the best i have had in the area, rib combo plate, a little bit high but so are all the bbq places. big meaty ribs and i had the bbq pork to go with it, potatoe salad is good and slaw...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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pit2plate, Marketing at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We're so happy that you enjoyed your meal and we appreciate hearing feedback from our customers. We look forward to serving you again soon and be sure to save room for dessert next time!!!

Reviewed November 6, 2019

The food at Bob is always good. The BBQ ribs are the best. Service can be slow if they get busy.The staf is most friendly. I do recommend Bib Sykes

Date of visit: May 2019
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pit2plate, Marketing at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're happy that you enjoy our food and staff! We appreciate hearing all feedback and we look forward to serving you again very soon.

Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

Bob Sykes is the best BBQ! When we have company we always take them to experience the best in the South! The smell hits you when you drive up, the sight of it cooking on the open pit when you walk in, then the taste...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

THANK YOU for the great review and comment! We truly appreciate your feedback and we're happy that we gave our Spain friend a taste of the South! We look forward to serving you again very soon!

Reviewed October 1, 2019

We have eaten here several times. It has always been wonderful. I especially love the 1/2 chicken with double potato salad.

Date of visit: September 2019
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

THANK YOU for the great review and comment! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

I love the ribs here. Usually very meaty. My favorite bbq sauce around. Onion rings are so good!!!!!

Date of visit: August 2019
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

THANK YOU for the great review and comment! We truly appreciate your feedback and thank you for being part of our BBQ family. We look forward to serving you again very soon!

Reviewed July 18, 2019

This was one of my first stops when I came from out of town!! And it didn't disappoint super delious as I remember it 20 years ago

Date of visit: July 2019
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

THANK YOU for the great review and comment! We're happy that we were one of your first pit-stops in Alabama! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed July 18, 2019

Ordered takeout. Food was available, but the person at the window was terrible. Had an attitude. Another person ahead of us in line, had the same terrible experience. Really need to learn some manners. Sandwich was not cooked all the way, and the ribs were...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We value your business and we apologize on your experience. We have made our staff aware of this complaint and will make sure that this doesn't happen again. Your feedback helps us get better. We...More

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566cliffp
January 2, 2018|
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Response from redisbetter | Reviewed this property |
No,Bob Sykes does not serve alcohol,only fountain drinks and sweet/unsweetened tea.Been a patron since I was a teen.
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wookwookie
May 18, 2016|
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Response from bigbobr | Reviewed this property |
No idea being from up in Minnesota. They have a website.
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