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Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar B Q

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1908 11th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35205
205 320 1060
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Statesville, United States
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We just finished dining at this dump. The service was HORRIBLE. Took about 15 minutes for someone to acknowledge us waiting for a table. Then, he "cleaned" our table off by brushing the fries off into the floor with his hand. Our waiter barely showed up to take our order, then didn't come back. I had to serve myself my... More 

Thank Cindy F
Decatur, Alabama
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Second visit to same restaurant. This place is consistent. Food terrific. it was interesting to see all the photos on the wall of Birmingham in days gone by. The presentation was fantastic! It was a little odd to see servers sharing food at a table next to us.

Thank Alabama-mom306
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We walked here from our hotel. Got a table right away on a Saturday night. We ordered brisket, ribs, and chicken tenders (one sensitive eater). Everything was very tasty; like other reviewers, we couldn't get enough of the bisquits. Our server, Tammy, even popped some extras into our basket. BTW, Tammy really knows her stuff. Attentive and funny with good... More 

Thank Lona S
Mobile, Alabama
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a "not such a chain restaurant" and we were not disappointed! They started giving us these sweet cheese biscuit which was slightly addicting. I'm funny about my ice and they had some really good little ice. My daughter got the ribs and it was really good. I ordered the drummettes for my other daughter and that was super... More 

Thank Tina M
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read a few reviews and saw this place nominated as top 5 restaurants in Birmingham by Andrew Zimmerman and had to try it. I was not impressed, I've had better. Service was great, restaurant was clean and beautiful.

Thank BPandFam
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadly, we were hit up for money twice while walking just across the street, where we parked, by homeless people. Our server was excellent. She had a great attitude and made recommendations. The food was very good. It was just what you would expect from Jim ' Nick's. The restaurant was nicely appointed and clean. Again, nothing new to see... More 

Thank Rick L
Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After trying another BBQ restaurant in town I thought I'd try Jim 'N Nick's since a few people at the hotel had recommended it. My server made great recommendations on what to get and was very attentive. The meal was pretty good overall, I actually just had a sampler of different sides and they were all really good. The complimentary... More 

Thank kchides
Lexington, Kentucky
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant as part of a wedding rehearsal dinner...50-60 people. We were served several varieties of BBQ on large platters along with countless side dishes. Flavor was excellent as was the speedy and efficient service! Fantastic meal and would return without question if passing through.

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Helotes, Texas, Usa
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're into the smoked BBQ, then this is the place for you. The food was good, but not great. If you are used to Texas BBQ, that is moist and juicy, then I would skip. But if you are used to North Carolina BBQ, then you will enjoy this restaurant.

Thank Scotty456
Sebastian, Florida
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this place not knowing that it was a chain. The food is outstanding. The service and people were attentive and on top of our needs. I had the 1# of the Ribs. 2# might have been better but I was full by the end of lunch. Ribs were not sweet with just the proper amount of seasoning that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1908 11th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 205 320 1060

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