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Best Alabama Barbecue Restaurants


From smokehouse to hoghouse and roadhouse, we've rounded up the best in barbecue. Sure, preferences abound when it comes to matters of the grill. So maybe it's a pulled pork sandwich on squishy white bread you crave or Texas brisket with a side of coleslaw and sweet tea. One day you might like your ribs slathered and glazed in tomato sauce; the next day rubbed with special spices; and the next marinated and drenched in tangy vinegar. Whatever your pleasure, try these smokin' spots for the best barbecue around in Alabama.


 


Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q Barbecue
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Dining Room at Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, Decatur, AL 1715 Sixth Ave. SE
Decatur, AL 35601
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However you sauce it, barbecue is a treat at Big Bob Gibson. More...

Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q Barbecue
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1724 Ninth Ave. N.
Bessemer, AL 35020

Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q has proudly served the same recipe for more than 50 years. More...

Dreamland Bar-B-Que Barbecue
11/20
1427 14th Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35205
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Dreamland in Birmingham carries on the tradition of legendary ribs and more. More...

Dreamland Bar-B-Que Barbecue
11/20
5535 15th Ave. E.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
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Tuscaloosa, where Dreamland started, sees its rib haven expand the menu. More...

Full Moon Bar-B-Que Barbecue
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525 25th St. S.
Birmingham, AL 35233
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Chow-chow, cookies and ’cue win fans at Full Moon. More...

Full Moon Bar-B-Que Barbecue
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Dining Room at Full Moon Bar-B-Que, Hoover, AL 2000 Patton Chapel Rd.
Hoover, AL 35216
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Good sauce and Southern sides up the ante at Full Moon. More...

Full Moon Bar-B-Que Barbecue
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337 Valley Ave.
Homewood, AL 35209
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Chow-chow, cookies and ’cue win fans at Full Moon. More...

Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q Barbecue
13/20
6415 Atlanta Hwy., U.S. 80
Montgomery, AL 36117
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Everything is made from scratch at Jim 'N Nick’s. More...

Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q Barbecue
13/20
Dining Room at Jim 1810 Montgomery Hwy. S.
Hoover, AL 35244
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Jim 'N Nick's draws crowds for its barbecue and much more. More...

Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q Barbecue
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3278 Cahaba Heights Rd.
Vestavia, AL 35243
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White sauce for the barbecue and deviled eggs as a side dish enhance the ’cue experience at Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q. More...

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