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Dreamland Bar-b-que

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$$ - $$$
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Killer barbecue and atmosphere. Location is also a unique environment. The best sauces known to man.

Thank Shawn A
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here following Iron Bowl Sat. night. Food was as good as the game. Service was wonderful and quick. Best BBQ ever!!!!

Thank TimMcAfee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sauce on meat wasn't that good. The sides were good. The banana pudding was excellent.iwillreturn if you change the sauce on meat. We receive excellent service.

Thank Sherron D
Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chicken and ribs are the specialty at this very busy Birmingham restaurant. The sauce is mildly spicy and the atmosphere is down-home with a very friendly staff. I really enjoyed this place; it's easy to see why it is so popular with local Birmingham residents and tourists.

Thank JGMM
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place is called Dreamland because if they think their ribs are amazing they must be dreaming. Tough and chewy with little meat, these ribs wore me out trying to get the meat off the bone. I had 4 ribs and gave up. In my opinion, the best ribs are moist, meaty, and fall off the bone. None of that was... More 

Thank FormerRezPilot
Odenton, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know if it was just the build up or it really was just average. Expectations were high and we went there after being at Saw's a couple days earlier (and it was very good). Dreamland has a good atmosphere and is decorated nice. It is much more upscale than Saw's. We had the Okra Appetizer, which was very... More 

Thank dgbg100106
Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As always the ribs were amazing! I am not a sauce person on my ribs and tonight didn't disappoint! And then add banana pudding- can't get any better!! Yum!

Thank X46RLcindyr
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in flight, someone recommended me this place. I got by GPS. It's not far from downtown. Loved it. Very nice service and good food. If you want to experience the southern feeling and great bbq, come.

Thank Lucy Q
Birmingham, Alabama
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had the chicken and ribs, with some baked beans it was tasty. The food is always good when I go here. The cole slaw is good too, and the ice tea.

Thank jancarr2013
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

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

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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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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?