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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 or booth and shortly after we were met by our server, Charles. After scanning the menu, I ordered the 4 bone rib meal with coleslaw and a beer... More 

Thank Bgreenard
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 

Thank Felecia H
Johnstown, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant very popular. Parking was a bit difficult and the place was busy. I was in AL on business and was told it was the best BBQ in town. I ordered a half slab of ribs and the banana pudding. The ribs were dry and the meat does not fall off the bone. Very tough, like jerky. Then a... More 

Thank Devin P
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We remembered this place from our last trip to Birmingham for the bowl game. Dinner was great, highly recommend the banana pudding.

Thank Carrie E
Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cool place to eat BBQ. We are from NC and like vinegar based buy this was quite good. It is very quick and easy. The parking can be tough but not crazy. We really enjoy the atmosphere. Try it best in Homewood.

Thank Rookie1111
Pulaski, Tennessee
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started going to Dreamland when I was in college at the university of Alabama. This Dreamland is as good as the original one. Clean and great service. Cold beer!

Thank CatherineCardin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to eat. Unlike the original Dreamland in Tuscaloosa, this location has chicken, as well as ribs. It's bare bones (pardon the pun); your meat of choice, cornbread and slaw. I've been there quite often and have never been disappointed.

Thank BosleyAlderman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The original Dream Land BBQ is in T-Town. But the downtown ribs are great. White bread, sauce, napkin, and time is all you need. Very good food and will fill that "meat craven we all get sooner-or-later! I DO NOT recommend a white-shirt.

Thank S S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love bbq, so I was excited to visit Dreamland, as it was raved about everywhere I looked online. My boyfriend and I drove an extra 45 minutes out of our way to visit this restaurant. Parking was free, so that was good. The atmosphere inside is great. It has a laid-back, retro feel to it. They offer beer, but... More 

Thank Kate N
Helena, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had the good fortune to have lunch with friends at Dreamland. Let me be brief: great food, great service and this is what bar-b-que is supposed to be! My lunch party all agreed with me. Don't miss this great experience.

Thank Robert R

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?