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Dreamland BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
+1 205-758-8135
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing beats the Original Dreamland. You cannot go wrong with either the ribs or sausage. The banana pudding is SO GOOD!!! Yes, it's a hole in the wall buts it's legendary.

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes, I would describe it as a hole in the wall but one not to be missed. Reminded me of the mom and pop bbq places I ate at as a kid. The menu is short and sweet. The ribs were good. After we ate at the restaurant in south Tuscaloosa we took a drive up to Northport where low... More 

Thank JenzJotz
Cartersville, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did you parents tell you never to go into a "dive"? If they did you may miss the best ribs and food available any where. Blessed as an American success story and business. Serving lunch, dinner, to go. Ribs, platters, sandwiches, sausages. Visited by celebrities from all over and locals since it opened. Two dessert options that are pure southern.... More 

Thank rolsto314
Trenton, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rustic, down home, no frills BBQ. Old school, as they've been doing for years. This is the real stuff. Menu focuses on what they do best, Ribs & sides. Delicious! Tender& tasty & the sauce is fantastic. If you're a BBQ fan, this is the place. Great waitstaff too. The banana pudding also was a hit.

Thank cleowoman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here many times over the years. I returned recently and love everything about the experience. Finding the place is part of the experience. I know there are other locations, but this is the one to visit. From the white bread served with the ribs to the excellent sauce and the wonderfully friendly service this is one of my... More 

Thank Joe T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have made many visits here to the home office of Dreamland and have never been disappointed. The menu is simple. Ribs or sausage. The only question is how hungry are you. I like the fact that the ribs have a little chew to them and the sauce has some bite to it. It is definitely old school in all... More 

Thank Kevin B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My second time at Dreamland, and it was better than I remembered (which is saying something because I remembered it to be delicious). We came down to Alabama for the weekend to cheer on Nick and the Crimson Tide, and had to maintain the tradition of dining here. Dreamland starts you off with a couple slices of white bread to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool place and well worth the visit. However, it was not quite worth all the hype. By far the best thing was the banana pudding. No big complaints, perhaps our expectations where just too high based on all the great reviews.

Thank Timothy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten at several Dreamland BBQS, but the original location has the best ribs. It's not fancy, they don't have the multitude of side selections that the larger locations bearing the same name have, but if you want the best, the original, go to where it all started. They have their signature white bread and barbeque sauce, traditional coleslaw, which... More 

Thank Leslie B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always get the ribs... They were juicy and tender as usual. The service is great and there always seems to be a game on.

Thank James J

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: +1 205-758-8135

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