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Dreamland BBQ

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5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-6816
+1 205-758-8135
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“banana pudding” (137 reviews)
“ribs” (470 reviews)
“baked beans” (61 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-6816
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place won't be on the top of my list when I come back....slow service, staff wasn't the friendliest not to mention they were understaffed. Quality of the food wasn't the best either.

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 3 days ago

So I am willing to try BBQ anywhere and a gentleman in Birmingham told me I absolutely had to eat here. This place started the same year Bear Bryant started coaching at Alabama and he would get an order every Saturday before the game. On...More

Thank Karl M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place. I got the sand which with coleslaw and pickles. Highly recommend. Good price, good service, and local fare.

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the greatest BBQ you'll ever have but still a must do once while visiting Tuscaloosa. Limited menu but great atmosphere.

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here with my husband. They start off by bringing you slices of white bread (yup, right out of the bag white sandwich bread) to dip in their vinegar based BBQ sauce....odd and not very tasty. He ordered the full rack of ribs and...More

Thank Lorine G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I love this place for ribs. We order a full rack each and leave few of any. Sides are simple and food is served on paper plates. Dress is very casual and the restaurant looks like a dive but don't let that...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The same year Paul "Bear" Bryant came to Tuscaloosa to coach football, Dreamland BBQ opened up. Both are what legends are made of. Known for the pork ribs, white bread and their famous bar-b-que sauce, the nostalgic establishment kicks off your meal with white bread...More

Thank susant771
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They start with bread and a spicy BBQ sauce for dipping. We had the half slab of ribs and mac and cheese. The ribs were tasty and cooked perfect! The BBQ sauce was excellent. the waitress told us to try sprinkling some of the dry...More

Thank Danny G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with colleagues while in town for work. Started with a pound of sausage that was quite good, but lacked any accompanying sauce, cheese, or cracker. Also tried the BBQ nachos with rib tips. Later were most but without a bark and the cheese sauce...More

Thank easystreets1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and visited the midtown location for lunch. My wife had never been to Dreamland and I wanted her to give it a try. She had the pork sandwich and I had ribs. I wanted this to be a good meal because it has...More

Thank casualdiner90
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: +1 205-758-8135
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