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Dreamland BBQ

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5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-6816
(205) 758 8135
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11:00 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

All I can say is wow!! I was told not to miss this place on my trip to Tuscaloosa. The ribs were amazing, very juicy! Save room for banana pudding! Best I ever had!!

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Thank Mike J
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious BBQ...stereotypical hole in the wall delicious food. If you don't like ribs, go somewhere else

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Thank alr9284
Owensboro, Kentucky
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The "hole in the wall" lack of ambiance is rather endearing, especially considering all of the Alabama football memorabilia on the walls!. Not to mention it affords them to ability to stick a table and chairs just about anywhere, even if it's outside. Makes for short wait-times even when their lot is packed! Food, as usually, remains fantastic and their... More 

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Thank Michael J
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told by a friend to visit the original dreamland when in Tuscaloosa. What a treat! We love going to out of the way unexpected charming places like Dreamland. Don't let the unassuming exterior keep you away - the food and the staff will ensure you gave a great meal. Despite the limited menu choices at this original location... More 

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Thank bethlanglois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used to come here a lot during college in GA. Visited last year and nothing has changed: WHICH IS A VERY GOOD THING! Food quality is above par, and you can count on their serving sizes and super friendly service! Go for their Sweet Heat Sauce on near everything. Cole Slaw is just how it should be. Everything fresh. Can't... More 

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Thank Robert D
Moundville, Alabama
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious, slow cooked ribs (cooked on an open fire). A tradition in the Tuscaloosa area for many, many years.

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Thank Jackie S
Mears
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is friendly, the atmosphere is down home, and they are cooking them ribs, briskets and pork butts in a hickory fired BBQ. Next best thing to open pit. Now them beans ---- ummm they are smoked, molasses sweet. The ice cold cold slaw is what its about. Now y'all top it off with some home made banana pudding... More 

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Thank Robert F
Canton, Georgia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best ribs ever. My daughter was at softball camp over at the university and I could to wait get to Dreamland. I have ate at other Dreamland sites but nothing compares to the one in Tuscaloosa. The decor and smell of the pit sets it apart.

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Thank Thomas L
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here on our way to Philadelphia Miss, the ribs, bread, sauce, tea and banana pudding were all great, I love Bama football and the people here are great.

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Thank Foodiefoo1981
Pollock, Louisiana
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs are fabulous! First time ever for a rib sandwich!!!!! Definitely worth stopping in and giving this a try!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?