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Golden Rule Barbeque of Hoover

1571 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216-4526
+1 205-823-7770
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“pork” (15 reviews)
“hamburger” (10 reviews)
“baked beans” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
1571 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216-4526
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I love the Golden Rule in Irondale, so I was expecting the same. Wrong. The bbq was overcooked and tough, the tea was watery and to top it off I get to the counter and the lady tells me cash only. Now I dont carry...More

Thank KevinMuir
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

If you want some great southern food and looking for a hidden gem, here it is. On the outside and I side, looks old. But, food is great.

Reviewed June 12, 2018

They've got pork, and it's chopped or sliced. Either way, you can't go wrong. They also have one barbecue sauce, and I'm fine with that too. The slaw is excellent and is the kind that does not have mayonnaise. And the baked beans? I really...More

1  Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Reviewed May 26, 2018

This is a traditional Southern BBQ joint. Come for the BBQ, they know what they are doing. Memorial Day weekend we arrived on Saturday to a very busy restaurant, we took seats at the counter and waited for our server. We waited for 10 minutes...More

Thank Captain H
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Looked for a place to eat in Hoover, waiting for the rain to end to attend the SEC Baseball Tournament. Arrived around 12:15 and the place was packed. Had to pick up a number paper to await an open table. Had about a 15 minute...More

1  Thank BamaGrandslammer
Reviewed May 20, 2018

What a great lunch spot. They serve lots of good things, but their specialty is traditional barbecue. And their sauce is absolutely fabulous... try using it instead of ketchup on the fresh-cut fries! They also make a great hamburger - worth the wait every time...

Thank eshel1
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Very authentic BBQ. Excellent flavor with open pit cooking inside. Staff makes the meal extra nice. The building is obviously old and original to this restaurant, making it quaint.

Thank DestinLadyDestin_FL
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Customer service lacking; half of the dining room closed and several of the tables in the open area were in bright sunlight! Denied our request to move.

Thank ImmaWanderer
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Its no wonder they've been around for so long the food here is excellent. The meat is cooked to perfection and the sauce is great not to mention the fried pies. Every staff member was so kind and helpful. Definitely worth going.

Thank Brandon B
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Good old standby 7 day a week place for lunch ..excellent bar b cue. And fried pies! Sweeet tea very good too!

Thank Jimmy C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$650 - US$1,225
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1571 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216-4526
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
  • Phone Number: +1 205-823-7770
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