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Dreamland BBQ

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5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 758 8135
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to go for ribs. The food is good. Great selection in sauces. It smells awesome.

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Thank ctc4706
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You have not tasted ribs until you have tasted mouth watering Dreamland ribs! They have been a staple in this area for many many years and we always take our guests and visitors to Dreamland. One WWII veteran and his guest were here and they had their first taste of Dreamland ribs and still talk about these ribs to this... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am from Orlando, but was traveling from Jackson, MS to Birmingham on I-20 and hit Tuscaloosa around noon. I did a quick search of top restaurants in the area on Trip Advisor, and Dreamland came in at #3 and I was "feeling BBQ" so off I went. It was all that was advertised and more. First of all, when... More 

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Thank commissionerwfl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best ribs and sweet tea! Had lunch after touring Univ Of Alabama. Great bbq great sweet tea great service - what more could you ask for. If you don't eat ribs this is not the place for you as their only bbq selection is ribs. However if you love ribs this is a must!!! You will not be disappointed

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Thank Flfoodiegirl
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious banana pudding - just like homemade. Portions for BBQ are large. Parking can be difficult.

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Thank havingfunin15
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the sauce here. My favorite thing to get is the smoked chicken sandwich with slaw. Other favorites are the Brunswick stew, homemade bbq chips and of course that banana pudding (which we usually have to take home). It's so yummy. Very casual and laid back. Great place to have some drinks and watch a ballgame.

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Thank crimsontidefans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to try this place. Ribs so good it might make you scream roll tide. Or slap your mother... depending on where your from. Its been on taste of the town seceral times. Bear still approves.

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Thank Bryan J
Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I planned our trip to New Orleans with a stop in Tuscaloosa for lunch at Dreamland. It's location is a little off the beaten path but worth the search. I was sold the second I walked in the joint, there's tons of old school BBQ joint ambience here. We sat down and we were immediately greeted, shortly... More 

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Thank Doug C
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved dreamland. The ribs were fall off the bone. The baked beans, bread, sauce, and potato salad was outstanding. The service was great. Give it a ten. Will defiantly recommend to everyone.

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Thank Michelerichards
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food tasted great. Service was great. We didn't have to wait at all. I had pulled pork sandwich with slaw and beans. The baked beans were amazing. My husband and son shared ribs. We also had the banana pudding which was delicious.

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?