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Saw's BBQ

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1008 Oxmoor Rd, In Edgewood area of Homewood, Homewood, AL 35209-5318
+1 205-879-1937
11:00 - 20:00
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We come about once a month and never are disappointed. Tonight I ha the pulled pork & my wife had chicken. Both perfect. I need to answer the negative reviews. Don't like a vinegar based sauce, go to Memphis or KC for BBQ. Don't like that the place is a hole in the wall go paint your house. This is... More 

Thank mark236cpa
Birmingham, Alabama
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We used Saw's Catering for a birthday bash in November at our home. Our meal included barbecue smoked pork, smoked chicken (oh so tender), macaroni and cheese, seasoned collard greens, baked beans, boudain (a real treat!!!), and last, but not least, some amazing banana pudding. Saw's gave us more than enough buns, three different types of barbecue sauces, (white barbecue... More 

Thank BamaBarb205
Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a VERY PICKY person when it comes to my BBQ. Luckily I had a friend who worked here for years or I might not have ever even tried this. Its by far hands down the best BBQ sauce Ive ever had. And when I drop my child off in the morning for school you can already smell the meat... More 

Thank bamabiaitch
Saint Louis, Missouri
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is small and pretty crowded when we came. The people are super friendly and it's like a step back in time. I had the chicken with white sauce. Quite delicious, juicy and seasoned well. A generous portion that was perfectly cooked. My husband had ribs and they were delicious. You could make a meal of their sides and... More 

Thank julztad
Englewood, Florida
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Birmingham on business so I went to Saw's for dinner. Oh my goodness! The amount of food they give you is extreme. I got a half rack of ribs (the cashier said it was only 5 bones to inform me, I thought oh well that's ok) a pint of baked beans and a pint of cabbage. One of the... More 

Thank Scott S
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not a fan. BBQ is never my choice for dining, but I don't dislike it and many of my family members love it. So we went after our trip to Vulcan Park. I didn't know god made potatoes that size. Larger than my hand, and I'm not a small person. "Loaded" includes butter, sour cream, cheddar, green onion, bacon,... More 

Thank KBA1625
Petoskey, Michigan
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you order smoked chicken with 2 sides, take note that it is 1/2 chicken. And how does it taste? Wow! The flavor is a beautiful smoke with the moistest, tenderest chicken ever! Oh I never had white barbeque sauce ... it's a black pepper mayo sauce that is excellent with the chick! Then there's the BBQ ribs that are... More 

Thank BrownWalloon
Pelham, Alabama
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. How I have lived in Birmingham 3 years and just now eaten at this place is beyond me but you all should go. Tiny place but delicious food. Ribs were giant and fall off the bone tender. Their BBQ sauce is one of a kind. My only complaint is it gets really hot in the restaurant... More 

Thank Sully5555
Homewood, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best BBQ in Birmingham Al. Unchallenged . Ribs and smoked chicken are my favorite there. Enjoyable place

Thank bestmorgane
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a line but they know how to handle it and get their customers taken care of quickly. The chicken and the white BBQ sauce are must haves. The greens are fantastic. The sides rotate and are all very good!

Thank LorettaFranklin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1008 Oxmoor Rd, In Edgewood area of Homewood, Homewood, AL 35209-5318
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: +1 205-879-1937

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