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Dreamland BBQ

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5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
+1 205-758-8135
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Athens, Georgia
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The only thing good about this restaurant is the ambiance and the sauce for the ribs. The ribs, themselves, were tough! The banana pudding - which everyone had raved about --- wasn't nearly as good as a place just down the road for us in Athens, GA. Truly inferior.

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Thank christine w
Grand Ledge, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten here many times and have enjoyed every trip to dreamland. Took my dad there one time and all we got was ribs and bread. My dad was looking for some side. The manager asked what he was looking for and daddy told him and he said " what else do you need except ribs and bread. "

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Thank peteypablo63
Peachtree City, Georgia
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is truly a dive, It is well off the main roads and not in the best of neighborhoods. We visited because Southern living magazine called it the #2 best BBQ in the south. All they serve here are ribs, a couple sides, chocolate and banana pudding. The ribs were just ok, nothing that made them stand out, they... More 

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Thank mratcs
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a hole in the wall BBq joint with a small town feel. The atmosphere was stellar. The beans and slaw were excellent as was the tea and the banana pudding. The ribs however were just OK. I ordered a half slab and 3 of the ribs were over cooked. The other 3 were good, too bad they were... More 

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Thank Craig W
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When traveling we enjoy local restaurants and especially barbecue joints. Very casual place and busy but great ribs and sides. We enjoyed it and hope to visit again.

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Thank Meahme
home
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133 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many Bbq places in Tuscaloosa, and this one is my least favorite. Fatty meat. Good sides, but the pork not so much. Service was good and attentive. I guess it comes down to what you prefer with your Bbq. We won't go here again.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ambience: the proverbial shack in the middle of nowhere. This is what a BBQ joint should look like! What new accolades can one invent to describe a living legend? Dreamland's ribs are everything that a rib should be, and there are not enough superlatives to throw at the sauce. You will be tempted to go back and get more ribs,... More 

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Thank jetsly
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the original location that made this BBQ famous. When you pull up to this place try not to judge it. Just go in and enjoy.

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Thank Brian D
Jefferson, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lives up to its reputation for having the best ribs ever! Great combination of food and ambience that no one can describe -- you've gotta experience for yourself. TTown staple for sure!

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Thank Papidowd
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always flavorful and delicious! We have to stop in when in town. Best ribs I have had in a while and Diamond gave us great service even when we came in close to closing time. They know how to make cole slaw. Delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: +1 205-758-8135

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?