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J Rodgers BBQ

$$ - $$$
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1444 Industrial Pkwy, Alabama 158 West 1/2 Mile off I-65 that's Exit 13, Saraland, AL 36571-3903
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its a family practice that when friends come in from out of town that we buy a slab or two or whatever it takes to feed them . We like to take ours home where we can get comfortable and not worry about too many manners, because eating the ribs with your fingers is the best way. We had friends... More 

Thank johnfromalabama
Shenzhen, China
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The buffet at lunch is the way to try alot of the different meat. They smoke ribs dry rub, wet rub and yes they fry ribs. They are delicious!!! Lots of sides, mash potatoes, turnip greens, beans, cornbread dresing and more. The dessert may include banana pudding, pecan pie etc. This is down home southern slap your mama cooking. Go... More 

Thank Carla K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meat was not very smoky, and the BBQ sauce was very vinegar tasting. A lot of locals really like this place but it is just not to my taste. Service and ambiance were what you would expect in a BBQ joint

Thank Bobby S
Millry, Alabama
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Been eating J Rodgers for decades. Visited with another couple for lunch today. Lunch plate much cheaper than buffet but still all that you can eat. Ribs served BBQ on meat which is the way we prefer. Food and service great. Booths small. They serve a large lunch crowd. Not far off interstate and easy to access. Location however is... More 

Thank cepjwp814
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. Read that this was the best bar-b-q in Alabama and I can honestly say that every other bar-b-q place I have eaten at in Alabama is better. Very, very disappointed! CHEAP food, but still isn't worth it.

Thank Jim S
Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Simply the best ribs in town. We come from Nashville and actuality freeze a slab to take back with us. We love the ribs but jave never tried the sides.

Thank TravelStarr007
Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Went in for lunch- got the BBQ buffet. It was awesome. Tasty BBQ ribs- both with and without sauce. Sausage, Fried Chicken and even Fried Ribs! Plus creamy Mac and Cheese. Other dishes included all the Southern Favorites. Sweet tea as well. For dessert they had Banana Pudding along with fresh fruits and cakes. Place was busy and none of... More 

Thank dgnuttree
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Great! Ribs so big ( half the size of your arm) & tender. Sides all perfect. Soul food at its best. Staff so friendly and warm. I really enjoyed this. I drove an hour to get here and would do it again in a heartbeat. Could see the smoke before we pulled in and smelled the food tempting us!. Don't... More 

Thank Cassandra W
Brandon, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

I stopped in on a road trip and passed on the buffet, but it looked great! I was looking for a pulled pork sandwich, beans and slaw. I got exactly what I wanted! Now, I am one that likes that bit of vinegar in the slaw and I like slaw ON my sandwich. I opened my sandwich and piled that... More 

Thank Travelerfrank79
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

We stopped in with a group on Tuesday night. We had been told of this place by some locals who loved it. We were not disappointed, the buffet is not extensive but all of the items were delicious! The ribs were tender and well seasoned, some of the best I have had, the chicken was equally as good and the... More 

Thank Sea C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1444 Industrial Pkwy, Alabama 158 West 1/2 Mile off I-65 that's Exit 13, Saraland, AL 36571-3903
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Saraland
  • Phone Number: 251-675-3282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?