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Dreamland Bar-b-que

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1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5416
+1 205-933-2133
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Douglasville, Georgia
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the new store in Inverness. Had ribs. They were a big disappointment. Partner doesn't like it at all & wouldn't go. Took friends another time and they were underwhelmed. This is one of the most overrated restaurants in Alabama. It's a rite of passage for every Alabama fan in the state. I think most people suspend their good taste... More 

Thank Gonetoga
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414 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popular, informal, pleasant and efficient service. Bar in the middle of the restaurant. Easy parking. Order the white bread and sauce, a slab of ribs ours were good and meaty) with fried okra, and banana pudding. Forget the calories and enjoy it. The cole slaw is also good. Bottles of red and white sauces available for purchase.

Thank spencerusa
Birmingham, Alabama
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ribs were not tasty at all, very little meat and not tender or juicy. However, the chicken was wonderful. The potato salad had a funky taste and texture, not your typical southern potato salad. We will give it another try, as they work out the kinks of this new location.

Thank bdecastro
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dreamland has a long history of cooking some of the best ribs in the south. All the side are good also. You need to try the banana pudding as a great desert. Always busy so arrive before the 12 lunch crowd.

Thank Confuzzleds
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The smell of the smoke upon rolling up was intoxicating. But the actual food was not all that great. The BBQ sauce is different, not too sweet or sassy. Just different in an okay way. Rib meat was not falling off the bone. The hostess and waitress were quick and efficient.

Thank MicPav88
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here at the suggestion of a local and oh boy what great Bar-B-Q! Very casual which works for this place. The sauce is not too sweet and just the right spicy. Half rack was plenty as the ribs have plenty of meat on the bone.

1 Thank R R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always looking for a suggestion from locals.... this turned out to be a great choice. The atmosphere was very nice, friendly wait staff, several beers on tap. I had a full rack of ribs with a side of baked beans. The ribs were delicious - solid 4.5 stars out of 5. I was told the bread pudding is amazing but... More 

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Destin, Florida
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When driving up to this restaurant, you wonder if it is safe to get out of the car...it is safe. Just take in the aroma of the smoking barbecue. Oh, my, get ready for the best barbecue ever. Take the children, they will love watching the cooks throw those huge slabs of ribs on the grill. Every side is delicious... More 

Thank Sherri M
Omaha, Nebraska
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always make a point of eating here when I am in Birmingham. The food is great and the service is always fast and friendly. There are several local beers on tap. I wish there was a Dreamland back home in Omaha.

Thank JayJolleyTA
Santiago do Cacem, Portugal
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131 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In my recent road trip, i've stopped here for the barbecue ribs. They were amazing, tasty, great sauce, tasty hickory sausage.

Thank Route66por

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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
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 18
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5416
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-933-2133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?