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Dreamland BBQ

5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-6816
+1 205-758-8135
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“banana pudding” (152 reviews)
“ribs” (556 reviews)
“sausage” (137 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-6816
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I stop by there on our way to South Carolina after seeing their name in the 1000 places to visit before you die so we were super excited when we stopped to visit. Unfortunately it was also an Alabama home game so...More

Thank Heidi C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People may not get it about Dreamland because it’s a “no frills” JOINT! It’s a hole in the wall BBQ joint and that’s the way many of us like “our Q”! The ribs aren’t “fall off the bone” but are big and meaty! The white...More

Thank Travelerfrank79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been big fans of Dreamland for years. But, this time was a huge disappointment. The pulled pork was tough, dry, and crispy. Hard to even eat, lacked flavor. The ribs weren’t nearly as good as usual and a bit tough. The only good...More

Thank latraveler393
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an annual stop, and there is nothing to beat them. Tender ribs as well as other meats and sides are excellent. And don’t forget the banana pudding!

Thank Cruiser825572
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the Birmingham Dreamland location to be disappointing, but I was told to go to Tuscaloosa instead. I tried to keep low expectations, but I was disappointed. Bring a toothpick (and some floss) because you're guaranteed to get food in your teeth. There's no...More

Thank natechertack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Dreamland because of all the great reviews. We got ribs and couple sides and two banana puddings, everything was good, but not great. I wouldn't go back.

Thank P B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great as always! Very casual and relaxed atmosphere. Excellent service. White bread and secret sauce! Ribs! Banana pudding! But no farting allowed.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a place. This is the real deal when it comes to authentic southern bbq. The original Dreamland BBQ is a must while in Town. The staff is super friendly and the atmosphere brings you back in time.

Thank dougozz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

great atmosphere but limited choice, the ribs were a little fatty (needed a bit longer on the grill) tasty sausage and nice banana dessert. served on plastic plates everything goes in the trash so no dishwasher required. l hope the recycling functions. friendly staff.

Thank stuart F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always check out the original Dreamland but the newer place offers more variety and just as good. Great ribs and pork selections as well as wonderful banana puddin’

Thank 513alleng
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Response from Karl M | Reviewed this property |
Their number is 205-758-8135 and they have a website and there is a page all about shipping their Q
November 8, 2015|
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Response from bbridges1108 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can.
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Response from Stacy S | Reviewed this property |
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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
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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