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Dreamland Bar-b-que

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5416
+1 205-933-2133
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food!! Great service!! Ribs are never a letdown. Love to stop here anytime coming through Birmingham.

Thank Matt Y
Stuart, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dreamland Barbecue is one of the places that everyone who visits The South should experience! Not only is the food wonderful but the wait staff is friendly. And the food is very iconic to the deep South. Highly recommended and you will not be disappointed.... however do not expect french fries.

Thank KellyStuart62
Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The BBQ was okay but nothing like the following they seem to have. I think they might be coasting on their name sake at this point. The ribs were more like smoked pork chops with a slight burning flavor. The people were very friendly but forgot to add any napkins to our Togo order. Probably not on my places to... More 

Thank Travelright01
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ask Bham natives where to get the best barbecue and nearly all will mention Dreamland. The actual original place in Tuscaloosa is better but still not so hot. They have added some sides and also chicken, but the basic meal is ribs and white bread to sop up the sauce. Which is less than thrilling. Yes I know that is... More 

Thank Susan S
Auburn, Alabama
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose this place to celebrate a big basketball championship, the food was just okay... the atmosphere was friendly and laid back. Just not what I thought it would be

Thank Auburn_mom_of_3
United States
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the outside fool you. The inside is clean and roomy. The servers were friendly and attentive. The salad was big fresh and full of vegetables. The ribs were thick and delicious.

Thank Pamela K
Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ribs! Great atmosphere! You can make a meal out of the white bread and sauce alone. While long time diners will remember the limited menu at the original Dreamland in Tuscaloosa, the new items are a welcome addition. The Dreamland Nachos are incredible and you must save room for the best Banana Pudding you may have ever had!

Thank Mac S
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always make it a point to visit Dreamland when I'm in Birmingham and I'm never disappointed! Outstanding service and over the top great BBQ. Had the ribs and they were the best. Great selection of sides. Cold beer and BBQ...what more does one need ...definitely go if your in town!

Thank YankeeOne
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307 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been over 30 years since my last visit to the famous Dreamland Bar-b-que, so while in Birmingham I decided to scratch my BBQ itch. Once inside we were escorted to our booth and shortly after we were met by our server, Charles. After scanning the menu, I ordered the 4 bone rib sandwich meal with coleslaw and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You must go here if in the city. It has been a Birmingham tradition for many years. Old time barbecue spot. There are no better ribs anywhere! The ribs are served sauced with white bread and there are a limited number of sides to go with them. Great sweet tea and awesome banana pudding! Hardcore rib joint. Employees are very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $18
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5416
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-933-2133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?