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Dreamland Bar-b-que

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5416
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
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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Nashville, Tennessee
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I stopped by here on our way home from the beach this weekend. It's right off the interstate by UAB, which is convenient. The restaurant is clean, open and anchored by a large bar. There were lots of college kids which always makes a place seem more fun. Service was excellent and the prices very reasonable. We... More 

Thank JBrackett-Nashville
Birmingham, Alabama
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If it's ribs you want than Dreamland is the place for you. Their ribs are hearty and meaty. The sides are ok but the ribs are excellent. Excellent banana pudding.

Thank DTL0323
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the privilege of living across the street from this restaurant for a year, and we kept our windows open whenever possible. Their spare ribs are the BEST in town. Their sauce is the second best in my opinion (Ollie's is #1). The sides, and pork BBQ are average. I appreciate that they take the time to put a... More 

Thank Scott H
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ribs in the south! This as long as I have been living here in Alabama has always been a top spot if you are looking for excellent ribs and Bar-B-Q. You definitely will not be let down between here or the original in Tuscaloosa!

Thank Mike A
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is upbeat and fun and the service is second to none! The neighborhood is a little sketchy and the BBQ is a little too sweet for my taste but it's still a solid dinner choice.

Thank Qtinks
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would drive way out of the way to stop at Dreamland. Their ribs are so good you'll find yourself on a Tuesday dreaming about them and planning on when you can get there. The menu is full of every BBQ lovers dream, great food, great atmosphere, and reasonable prices.

Thank James J
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great BBQ (ribs and wings are a must), great atmosphere and great service. Well worth a visit if you're in Birmingham!

Thank ebtraveller2014
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218 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is in my opinion just as good as the original in Tuscaloosa. They were very hot and fresh. The sweet tea is just the same wonderful tea. The service for lunch was slow. We kept having to get attention for refills. Triple Forks Hunting

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Helena, AL, United States
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Dreamland Ribs are the best ribs you will ever put in your mouth from a restaurant. The ribs are large pork spare ribs cooked on wood right in front of you. I've eaten BBQ in every "BBQ State". I've had pork in Kansas City and All over Texas. No one does ribs like Dreamland. I have taken people who don't... More 

Thank Roger K
Longwood, Florida
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226 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Ordered a full slab of Beef Ribs and while the portion was huge (managed to get through 5 of the ribs and took the other 7-8 home), but found them to have a bit too much fat. Soup Stew as an appetizer was ample and almost a meal by itself. A good place for family and friends to gather and... 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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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: 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?