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1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
+1 205-426-1400
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Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Read several very good reviews so I was looking forward to a great meal. However, despite nice, big portions my ribs and pulled pork was quite dry.

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Thank John H
Bessemer, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in the Bessemer area you need to go by Bob Sykes BBQ on 9th Ave. You will not find a better BBQ or friendlier people. Just come with a big appetite. They don't skimp on the food.

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Thank BuddyMeeks5
Bessemer, Alabama
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bob Sykes has been around since the 50's. It's a great BBQ local place to eat. We love the sauce and the wonderful onion rings; some of the best around. I also love their homemade hamburgers. You can get a "Big Bob Special" which comes with sides. Also you can get a regular size BBQ or burger but then they... More 

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Thank Dranmomma
Bessemer, Alabama
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't know IF Mr. Van has been reading the reviews here on TripAdvisor but maybe so... The Chicken on the salad yesterday was AWESOME, as MOIST and Tender and Smoky as I've had there in a VERY LONG time, yes, quite excellent... AND the Smoked Turkey sandwiches were as EQUALLY done-up as well, moist, tasty tender and not over-cooked whatsoever,... More 

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Thank wvlngth10
Birmingham, AL, USA
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Bob Sykes is a good, solid BBQ joint. The potato salad is wonderful. They have great pies. And they actually make a really great hamburger as well!

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Thank Kellye S
Birmingham, Alabama
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Not for sure why everyone makes a big deal out of their BBQ. It's really nothing to write home about. The one plus is they do a lot for the community.

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Thank KevinMuir
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend Bob Sykes just about anything you order is a winner. My all time favorites are chopped chicken plate, chili with grilled cheese, and fresh onion rings and slice of red velvet cake

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Thank DebbieP3
Birmingham, Alabama
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I always order BBQ chicken at BBQ restaurants and this is definitely the place to get it. Hunks of chicken breast with that not too sweet, not too bitter Bob Sykes sauce. Sides of fried okra and mac n cheese couldn't compare to the delectable sandwich but were nice accompaniments. Lemon meringue pie was a sweet ending!

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Thank Lynne N
Beaver Dam, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We knew by the smell of the smoke when you walked in the building we had picked the right place to eat! Had the chopped pork plate. The meat was delicious. On a side note, the onion rings were the best I have ever eaten! Wish had a plate of them right now!!!!!

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Thank ptds1
Alabaster, Alabama
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A little expensive but well worth it if you like barbeque. I do wish they'd put a little money in to the building though. Seems old and out dated. Did I mention I love their food? OMG THEIR ONION RINGS ARE TO KILL FOR!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: +1 205-426-1400

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?