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Golden Rule Barbeque of Hoover

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1571 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216-4526
+1 205-823-7770
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is Alabama in a nutshell. Cozy, smells good, friendly, a little rough around the edges, and you absolutely fall in love with it. I order the "mixed" pork plate with beans and slaw and perhaps some fries, and I consume every last bite. You will leave extremely full and with no regrets. The service is old-time friendly and... More 

Thank 6016-1824
Homewood, Alabama
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I've been dining at the Golden Rule Barbeque in Hoover on Montgomery Hwy for 22 years. The barbecqe is always fresh and is slow cooked on a brick, wood grill. Besides the great smell of the barbeque cooking, you can watch it being cooked. It is no doubt a local favorite. It's family friendly. It's locally owned and operated. The... More 

Thank Gerry D
Panama City Beach Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Very crowded but we got it to go and were out of there pretty quick best I've had in a long time we don't find barbecue like this in florida this was good as one I had 20 years ago so they haven't changed over time

Thank RandyandDonna
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

When it's Golden Rule, that's when! I love this place. The BBQ is excellent. You can watch them cooking the pork shoulder right there inside the restaurant, and there must be a hundred going at any one time! These guys know how to 'que. I order the sliced "outside", which gets me the beautiful bark with the burnt bits that... More 

Thank BisoninLondon
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Sauce was like catsup. Most of the menu was non-BBQ. I just don't understand how the door stays open

Thank mark236cpa
Birmingham, AL
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Golden Rule for years. GR has been around for decades. Its a small, cozy place but the people are very friendly. If you're not in the mood for Q, but with someone who is, try the cheesburger or BLT. And the beer is always cold.

Thank lchambliss
Birmingham, Alabama
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

It is hard to even name all the great barbecue joints in our city, but Golden Rule is right up there as one of the oldest and the best! Visitors, make sure to stop here for a lunch or dinner. In fact, I have met several folks from out-of-town who came here on recommendations. Small, not fancy, but..... Oh, open... More 

Thank me2db
Joshua Tree, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I really think the fried peach pie (fresh out of the fryer) with ice cream is what's served in heaven. Unbelievable. Made me totally forget the excellent barbecue that preceded it -- and that's saying a lot!

Thank Fred B
Birmingham, Alabama
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73 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Once you order , the meat comes off the grill. I order outside sliced! Sauce on the side! Always fantastic ! Who cares about the sides, the flavor is special.

Thank Preston L
calera, al
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148 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

There are several locations of Golden Rule, but for some reason this one is better than all the rest. I love their BBQ.

Thank ConnieH35

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1571 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216-4526
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
  • Phone Number: +1 205-823-7770

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