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Dreamland BBQ

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5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-6816
+1 205-758-8135
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“banana pudding” (135 reviews)
“ribs” (457 reviews)
“baked beans” (59 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-6816
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cultural icon of Tuscaloosa BBQ is straight forward and full flavored. The menu is simple: ribs, sausage or ribs and sausage... The sides are equally short and sweet! The experience is what it is all about. This is an old fashioned never-to-be-updatd (I hope!)...More

Thank Pompanoenpapillote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try to stop by here any time I'm in town. This is just not your fly by night BBQ. Well cooked meats, tender and flavorful.

Thank TravelingDeacon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a big Dreamland fan and they are on their game. It's a trustworthy little dive that has the best BBQ in Tuscaloosa. I have had the opportunity to visit their spot in Mobile. Although it is newer and more family restaurant-ish, Mobile does...More

Thank G2411SWandrews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ribs that live up to their reputation. Lots of history. Great service. The palace of Southern rib shacks. You have to go there if you visit Tuscaloosa.

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this location form locals. We decided to give it a shot. It gives the customer and old time feel. The new irons my is equally as important as the food. We tried a variety of the barbecue here and all of it...More

Thank Rodericklrichardson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, I am a Dreamland rib lover. Have eaten in their Birmingham unit and was well pleased. Like the ribs so much that I have sent them as personal and corporate gifts over the past several years. Now the bad. Planned a trip to Jackson...More

Thank oandw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dreamland is a Tuscaloosa icon that offers great BBQ. Who hasn't watched an Alabama football game and seen great football players enjoying some BBQ at Dreamland? You will get served on paper plates, with plenty of paper towels to keep the BBQ sauce off your...More

Thank kjuiceman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once upon a time Dreamland BBQ in Tuscaloosa was the best place to eat barbecue outside the Magic City. Those days are long gone. It used to be that the meat fell off the bones. We had to fight these to remove the tough, chewy...More

2  Thank ccrock08
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

We tried this place for lunch based on the high Trip Advisor rating, but it was just average. The rack of ribs was tasty, but the beans and potato salad were nothing special. Expected the banana pudding to be great, but I only ate a...More

1  Thank NRH88
Reviewed June 17, 2017

We had heard great things about the BarBQ, especially the sauce. It was good but not great. The "dining room" is an interesting experience. For what we had, we thought it was overpriced.

1  Thank BarbAWS
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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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