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Dreamland BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-6816
(205) 758 8135
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We revisited Dreamland BBQ, Tuscaloosa, AL, after about 25 years. It was better than we remembered. Easier to find, tender delicious ribs, very good friendly service, unique atmosphere. The banana pudding was an unexpected plus! It was definitely worth the trip there!

Thank bettysKnoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the original Dreamland and it was terrific! Just great food! It's not very large so you may have to share a table. The ribs were wonderful. The have a few sides but it's mostly about the meat!

Thank pc t
Columbus, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After trying this place several years ago and having pretty bad food . We decided to try once more just in case we caught them on a bad day . There wasn't anyone hardly in the place we sat down and ordered ribs and tea . The boy brought out our drinks and after about 15 minutes brought the worst... More 

Thank Michael B
Goose Creek, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I often stay in Tuscaloosa on my way to Texas for work. The man I work with has recommended Deamland for many years. I wish I had stopped sooner. The ribs were fantastic, tender and the homemade sauce was great.

Thank John T
Geismar, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to Dreamland over 10 years ago and still had a positive memory of it. So last week, on a motorcycle ride up to the mountains, my friend and I stopped off for lunch. Since the friend had lived in the area prior to this, he was more than a little familiar with it. We pulled in around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've stopped in Tuscaloosa before just to go to the original Dreamland, but while at U of A, we tried the newer location not far from campus. The menu is much more varied, but the Q is just as tasty! Never been? Get the ribs. Branching out? Try the Tips and Chips.

Thank Laura K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I ate a late lunch during a visit to the University of Alabama. Great service and a fun atmosphere (must be awesome during Bama football games). The sauce and white bread were good and an interesting appetizer. Pulled pork was also very good. We thought the ribs were only ok, tough and had too much fat. Overall... More 

Thank Jim K
Decatur, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad this was suggested. Menu is limited but that is not a problem. Sausage was very good and ribs were exceptional! Beyond fork-tender and perfect flavor. Staff was friendly, fun and entertaining.

Thank Tculloo
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good. Had the rib tips. Coleslaw was awesome. Waitstaff are trained well and attentive enough to get what you need but let enjoy a casual dinner. I will be a regular!

Thank Michael R
Richmond, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My bride and I stopped in for lunch; I was unimpressed. We tried both the ribs and the sausage, and while they weren't bad, they were 'way over-priced. Lunch for two, with two sides each, without dessert and with a tip, came to $31.00. We won't be back.

Thank Eric G

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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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-6816
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: (205) 758 8135

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