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“Great Ribs! ”

Dreamland Bar-b-que
Ranked #9 of 975 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$18
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We eat here pretty regular. I have never had a bad experience. The service is on top of things and the food has always been on the top end of the scale. I love their sweet tea and house potato chips with ribs as a main course.

Thank Adam L
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The menu has changed a lot to include sides, sandwiches and desserts. We get ribs; both dry and wet. Always good.

Thank hgathings
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a great location near University of Alabama Birmingham. It has a great neighborhood feel, the staff is friendly and helpful. I am a big fan of BBQ but this fell short. We ordered both ribs and chicken. The chicken was the better of the two. It was juicy and flavorful. The rib meat had a consistency that made me think they had been frozen for quite a while. The sauce was good, tangy, but there were not different styles or flavors of sauce to choose from. The cole slaw was a bit on the bland side. They served white sliced bread with sauce to start, I didn't quite get that. The beer selection was good with several choices of craft beers including local ones. I probably would not make a special point of returning but if was nearby would stop in and give something else a try.

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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Ambience: a casual restaurant in a residential neighborhood. On site parking is limited, but there is plenty of on street parking around the restaurant. It has a lot of seating, but also seems to do a booming takeout business. Having visited the original Dreamland in Tuscaloosa in March, we were curious to learn whether quality control had slipped when the original hole in the wall became a franchise. Happily, the ribs here in Birmingham were just as good, the dry rub and mopping sauce exactly the same. We had Brunswick stew and mac 'n cheese for the sides; both were serviceable-- but no one goes to Dreamland for the sides! It's the ribs, baby ... it's the ribs!

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Thank jetsly
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Visiting from the UK we thoroughly enjoyed eating here.... a great atmosphere - food was really good too.... friendly service

Thank 455KarenH25
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