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Martin Luther King Blvd, Northport, AL 35476
+1 205-345-6861
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sliced pork” (4 reviews)
“ribs” (28 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Martin Luther King Blvd, Northport, AL 35476
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a sit down place to eat. Pick it up and take it home. If you are drawn to hole in the wall places, this one is hard to beat. Even more so than the original Dreamland. BBQ is always good, sauce is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tony S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I were on a barbeque trip through Alabama and one of our stops was Archibald's, the original site. Stop, park, get out and go in... The food is just nasty good! I got the large combo plate and ate it all.... It...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wallismx
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Crispy and fall off the bone at the same time. Everyone says try one of the more famous places; but you can’t beat the original smokehouse roadside rib shack. It’s like Syracuse Barbecue- Alabama style. 11/10; the ribs and sauce are truly in a class...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FiveStarsOnlyRates
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

If you want great bbq this is the place. If you want a fancy restaurant go somewhere else. Forget sides, best bbq meat in the world. Slow hickory smoked the way great bbq should be. Pulled pork sandwich between light bread with Tangy Carolina thin...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank gstrickland706
Reviewed July 9, 2018

If you want fancy and upscale, keep driving. If you want the best ribs you'll ever eat in your lifetime, hit the brakes and stop here.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank briscoedarling
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Had a whole slab of ribs with the family and it was all enjoyed to the very last one! Place is nothing fancy, picnic tables outside, a lot flies surrounding them unfortunately, we were there right at 10:30am, would of been nice if they attended/...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Danny00782
Reviewed April 7, 2018

From Ohio and was here visiting family, Archibalds always a favorite. I always get the pork sandwich or wings. Sauce is good, more on the vinegar side. Not very big place to eat, so better order and take home. We visit the place every couple...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank nicksN730GF
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Exactly what you’d expect. A tiny place, basically in a backyard. The food was perfect. Limited menu, we didn’t even get sides. The pulled pork was great, and it was fun to have both, but you wouldn’t be wrong to just get ribs. They were...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Gabe D
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Most of the time, simple is better. There is nothing fancy or upscale here, it's just simple and good. If you like a vinegar base sauce, you will love this. This is true Southern BBQ! I highly recommend this.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank wlollar
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

The sliced pork shoulder was very good. Side items baked beans and banana pudding were even better. I prefer pulled to sliced but to each his own. I prefer Full Moon and Dreamland but Archibald's has the hole in the wall barbecue joint nailed. I...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Scott B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Martin Luther King Blvd, Northport, AL 35476
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Northport
  • Phone Number: +1 205-345-6861
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