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Bob Sykes Bar B Q

1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
+1 205-426-1400
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (34 reviews)
“fried okra” (18 reviews)
“pork” (18 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was just somewhere in the middle. We had ribs which were really good. I did not like their barbecue sauce. I had mac and cheese which was good and onion rings which were bad. Hubby had baked beans and fried okra which he...More

Thank CinDen2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don;t know exactly HOW you do it Mr. Van but the chicken filets in my sandwiches today were NICE 'n TENDERLY MOIST, unbelievably because with that said the OUTSidES of the large breasteseses were somewhat HARD and Chewy, burnt in places so perhaps we could...More

Thank wvlngth10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of the locals we asked recommended Bob Sykes. I love BBQ so was very excited to try a place of such high local regard. Wow! What a disappointment.

Thank tkwitt
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This place has good BBQ but the cakes are the best. I visit this place whenever I have a sweet tooth. I would recommend their food to everyone.

Thank Sha W
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a very nice place to eat the food is very nice. Very crowded at times best time to eat is 11:30 or 12 p.m. or you get it to go you will not be disappointed

Thank Walter D
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Rib sandwiches are wonderful homemade onion rings pies red velvet cake is all very good call ahead and order a hamburger steak I are cooked to order an absolutely wonderful

Thank carla-mina
Reviewed July 21, 2018

What can I say everything was good all the way from the pickles to the strawberry shortcake. We had the 1/2 baroque chicken with two sides and FYI it is plenty to share. The Mac and Cheese was awesome as was the home cut fries...More

Thank LaurelLye
Reviewed July 2, 2018

The family owned BBQ restaurant prepares their meat in an open pit. We call ahead for lunch and it will be ready upon arrival.

Thank christine h
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Wonderful food, clean eating area, a lot of choices in food and beverages and homemade desserts..a must for anyone in the area.

Thank Paula2221956
Reviewed June 18, 2018

My overall experience with Bob Sykes is it's ok for something quick. The ribs were too dry for me and did not have a good BBQ style taste. The best part of my order was the chicken and my cake. The chicken is very moist...More

Thank Marcia Lady Red G
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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.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: +1 205-426-1400
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