This place was recommended by everyone who I knew. I went here on the Fourth of July. I can understand a place being crowded, but this place was ridiculous because it was the only place in the metro area opened that day..
There was very little and tight parking, it was 97 degrees outside and maybe 105 degrees inside. The line was out door, so we waited as the line eventually made it inside. Once inside I was shocked that the staff wrote everything down. There were no modern tools like a calculator or computer. That could be why the people in this area loves this place, it is definitely old school and a throwback to 80's.
No one has a dedicated job, they all do everything. Which makes it difficult to order because the person who takes your order may disappear and you may never see them again, so remember your order. Also, the people place phone orders get priority, so you will be behind them.
The food was not fall-off-the-bone type of meat. It as decent, but not great, but they slather the meat, which I like. The chicken and ribs were better than okay, but the sides were nothing to brag about. The cobbler desert was good.
Having to wait more than an hour was disappointing let alone not having great food.
I guess if you're local the food is great, but if you've eaten bar-b-q in more than 30 states, you will find out that Alabama standards is not as high as other states.