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Dreamland BBQ

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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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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very overrated ribs. I use to think theses were the best ribs ever but those days have long gone. Not worth the time or money anymore! Terrible...

Thank mstines205
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit back to this restaurant location since I was in college, almost 25 years ago. The area around the restaurant as well as the restaurant has been cleaned up and they tried hard to maintain its original feel. Same good food with limited menu.

Thank luvtotravel0330
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tough, gristley ribs that visit. I never recommend Dreamland anymore. My guess is that the method went out with the Patriarch and they just ride on their name these days.

Thank Brandon B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grew up in Tuscaloosa. I remember going to Dreamland since I was a kid. It's always been great. Ribs are the best ever. Pulled Pork is good. Side items like slaw, potato salad, and fries are good. They also have salads. Good service and good food. Love the newer location in Northrop near the river its got a great atmosphere.

Thank bobyd1
Birmingham, Alabama
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok don't let the outside fool you this is a whole in the wall but the best BBQ in Tuscaloosa ! A lot of history here at the original. Menu is small but not small on flavor. A lot of character on the inside and out .. give it a try and I'm sure you will not be disappointed!

Thank Susan C
New York
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting Tuscaloosa and this place came recommended. The area around the restaurant is residential so I thought I was lost but then you see the big DreamLand sign you know you have arrived. Basic menu of ribs, sausage, baked beans, cold slaw or potato salad. Banana pudding for desert. If you want chicken or brisket don't go here.... More 

Thank marinoadr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't too sure based on outside/neighborhood, but once we had our first bite we were believers. Very simple and basic menu, but thr ribs are to die for. They're large, juicy, and lip smacking great. Not good for a time when football is playing etc. (Small eating area). Give it a try!

Thank l7r123
Valašské Meziříčí
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This very typical south BBQ surrounded us with its farmer athmospere. Great friendly stuff, very safe and good food.

Thank igorrod
Dallas, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming here for over 30 years. Same menu. Same great ribs. No need to change anything. Don't pass on the Nana pudding. It's the bomb! The chocolate pudding is also a treat.

Thank Richard N
Sevierville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here many many times in the early 80's because if you wanted ribs you ate here. We stopped in on our way home from New Orleans , ordered a slab and was very very disappointed. We got there about 2:30 pm and it was very slow , Service was very polite and prompt, but the ribs tasted old... More 

Thank James M

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?