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Dreamland Bar-b-que

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1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5416
+1 205-933-2133
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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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Birmingham, Alabama
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I decided to try the new Dreamland on Hwy 280. I ordered a half rack of ribs. At best they were okay. Too much money for what I got. Good flavor but there was very little meat between the bones. I buy ribs and cook them at the house. The ribs I get from a grocery store... More 

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Thank Billy E
Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were in Birmingham for a couple of days and since I had a taste for some good bbq, we decided to visit Dreamland. Let me preference this by saying that I have eaten at other Drealand locations for years including the original in Tuscaloosa and the ribs have always been very flavorful and tender but this... More 

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Thank stelpaul
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good Food, Kind of pricy, the waitress had an attitude at 1st and wasn't very attentive to our drinks.

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Thank Kim M
York, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Made a wrong turn trying to get back to Birmingham Airport and found this place.. It's a nice 👍 place but the pulled pork sandwich was just average. I definitely had better in Chapel Hill, NC..... Tried there homemade barbecue chips ( not really good).. I liked there banana 🍌 pudding though..

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Thank jamie b
Mableton, Georgia
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ate here around 4:00pm. Not many people in the restaurant at the time. However, the food was excellent and the service was quick. I had the small pork sandwich with a couple of sides. It was more than enough food. This place is in a very old building which gave it a certain cool character. Parking is a bit... More 

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Thank luvboating_99
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Passing through Birmingham and had to try the Dreamland there. Good but Dreamland in Tuscaloosa better. Ordered a full slab of ribs and they were so big could only eat half so took rest home. They were tasty but little tough and dry. Ordered salad which came with meal but would have preferred beforehand. Service was efficient and prompt. Good... More 

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Thank Tom W
Birmingham, Alabama
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have eaten here at least 30 times over the past few years. It is consistently good. Although I prefer the "North Carolina" sauce, which is vinegar with spices and no catsup, if you are into the "red" or catsup-based sauces, this is definitely one of the best. Has a bit more heat than most BBQ sauces. Ribs are definitely... More 

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Thank dantemike1
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat here pretty regular. I have never had a bad experience. The service is on top of things and the food has always been on the top end of the scale. I love their sweet tea and house potato chips with ribs as a main course.

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Thank Adam L
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu has changed a lot to include sides, sandwiches and desserts. We get ribs; both dry and wet. Always good.

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Thank hgathings
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a great location near University of Alabama Birmingham. It has a great neighborhood feel, the staff is friendly and helpful. I am a big fan of BBQ but this fell short. We ordered both ribs and chicken. The chicken was the better of the two. It was juicy and flavorful. The rib meat had a consistency that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $18
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?