Passing thru Birmingham and looking for great BBQ, we tried Saw's BBQ based on other reviews. They were accurate. It's small and seating is limited. They use a real fire and it shows in both the smell and taste. 3 meat Sampler comes with 2 sides. Spareribs were a little tough on the tip end, but the rest of the rib was excellent. They use a sweet/salty rub that glazed up nicely and had a bit of a crunch in places without being burned. Pulled pork had a good flavor and not overloaded with smoke. The rub didn't come across very strong on the portion we shared and some of the longer strands of meat were chewy and could have been cooked longer but it was very good. A chicken leg/thigh came with the plate. Great tasting skin with a wonderful rub but the meat was a little dry. White sauce was just okay, but the two sauces on the table were excellent. We tried to buy sauce to take home but they were out. Sides taste homemade, especially the Mac/cheese. Potato salad is made with shredded potatoes and without mustard; different than I expected but good. Too full for banana pudding but all the guests in there raved about it. The cashier was great and the whole staff friendly. It's on my recommended list.
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