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830 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3008
+1 205-328-7427
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“rib tips” (5 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (3 reviews)
“rib dinner” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
830 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3008
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Family was down for the Magic City Classic left the game used phone to check for bbq joints. Decided on Rib it up.. Again nice people but the ribs and tips were average, mac and cheese delicious but the coleslaw was chopped so fine it...More

Thank carmoejorkel
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Referred by locals, this restaurant is appealing in the parking lot with the smoked bbq smell! The ribs were succulent and with the right amount of sauce. The kids loved the big burgers! The sides were gr8 to!

Thank botechgirl
Reviewed 25 February 2018

I'm a bit surprised to see a few reviews reference racism at this establishment although I do understand that many white people may feel uncomfortable here. I was the only white person inside the restaurant when I ate here yesterday, but I have experienced this...More

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I love theirs peach cobbler, cracklings muffins, and barbecue pork sandwich they are great. They don’t have good customer services. Scared to try anything else!

Thank pisces63
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We were clearly unwelcome. Hostile environment. Cashier never addressed us even when we were a foot away and obviously ready to order. She kept letting people cut in front of us. Didn't order. Will not return.

Thank TheRealJTForReal
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

It was obvious when we entered the building that we were not welcome. Not one employee in the building would make eye contact with my family. After being cut in line by 3 individuals, and the lady at the counter said nothing, we left with...More

1  Thank kyvacaylover
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Nothing special. We got the beef tips and pork dinners. Fried tomatoes were greasy and collards were mushy, dry and lacked good flavor. Cornbread was good!

Thank N M
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I came into Rib it Up today March 7, 2017 and ordered 2 pork chop plates with mac and cheese and yams on each one. They were horrible. The pork chops were so hard and black and looked as though had been refried. For a...More

Thank AlabamaBlessed1
Reviewed 23 January 2017

My husband had seen this restaurant in a brochure at an Alabama Rest Area on Barbecue in Alabama and we decided to try it for lunch. The area of town is not an area where we typically frequent but it was day time and we...More

Thank Alicia H
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

A little bit outside of the city, but worth the trip. Service is friendly and quick. Chicken wings were excellent. Ribs are some of the best I've ever had. Great sized portion for $12 with 2 sides. Peach cobbler dessert was homemade and delicious. Food...More

Thank AAUte
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 21:00
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10:30 - 21:00
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10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 830 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3008
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-328-7427
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