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Bob Sykes Barbeque Incorporated

1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
+1 205-426-1400
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“onion rings” (21 reviews)
“pork” (16 reviews)
“fried okra” (13 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good BBQ! Most BBQ joints attempt to serve desserts like pies and cakes, but Bob Sykes KNOCKS it out the park! The Red Velvet and Lemon Cake are my favorite!! Most importantly, the ladies and the owner are always very warm and welcoming. Busy on...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Bob Sykes Barbeque is known far and wide for southern eats! It is a down home place that has been in Bessemer since probably the 1950's. The fire pit is right in the restaurant and you can watch them smoke the varieties of meat....More

Thank Z8434ZNamandak
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bob Sykes consistently has great barbecue and service. I've never had a single dish that didn't taste good. It's right up there with my favorite barbecue in Birmingham. We go there often.

Thank hooverfirefighter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best BBQ places in Alabama - yup! If you haven't stopped by this little gem, you must. The line may be long, but trust me, it is worth it!

Thank starry943
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

toutedas the BESTBBQin the state. Not even close. We've done BBQ all over the country &Tx BBQ trail, this was ribs in soup.dry brisket, cole slaw swimming . I cant remeber a time I had such tought ribs &beef. LOts of people were there &Ifound...More

Thank metooboohoo
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Read several very good reviews so I was looking forward to a great meal. However, despite nice, big portions my ribs and pulled pork was quite dry.

Thank John H
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

If you're in the Bessemer area you need to go by Bob Sykes BBQ on 9th Ave. You will not find a better BBQ or friendlier people. Just come with a big appetite. They don't skimp on the food.

Thank BuddyMeeks5
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Bob Sykes has been around since the 50's. It's a great BBQ local place to eat. We love the sauce and the wonderful onion rings; some of the best around. I also love their homemade hamburgers. You can get a "Big Bob Special" which comes...More

Thank Dranmomma
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Don't know IF Mr. Van has been reading the reviews here on TripAdvisor but maybe so... The Chicken on the salad yesterday was AWESOME, as MOIST and Tender and Smoky as I've had there in a VERY LONG time, yes, quite excellent... AND the Smoked...More

Thank wvlngth10
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Bob Sykes is a good, solid BBQ joint. The potato salad is wonderful. They have great pies. And they actually make a really great hamburger as well!

Thank kellyes2017
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Response from bigbobr | Reviewed this property |
No idea being from up in Minnesota. They have a website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: +1 205-426-1400
  • E-mail