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Golden Rule Barbecue-irondale

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2508 Crestwood Blvd, Irondale, AL 35210-2043
+1 205-956-2678
10:30 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Hartselle, Alabama
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161 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Very good but just not a good as the one in Hoover but still very good. BBQ plate sliced s the best thing i have had.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great Burger! Best in a while. I love the hand cut fries....... I love the barbecue but the burgers are awesome.

Thank David L
Birmingham, Alabama
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I've been eating at this particular location for over 20 years. Always consistent and fast. The wait staff usually has your order out to you within ten minutes and it's always hot.

Thank Orchid94
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I've never had a bad meal or service at this Golden Rule BBQ. Waitresses always keep your glass filled and food is always hot and fresh. Great tasting food.

Thank Jaymzwowens
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We stopped there, lots of locals: we figured that was a good sign. Disappointing BBQ in a cheap and tired looking diner. Maybe other choices on the menu would have been better?

Thank paulT2155BK
Bremen, Georgia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This BBQ restaurant has GREAT Memphis-style pork ribs. It is located in east Birmingham, just inside I-450 at the Kilgore Road exit. Parking is free. There are booths, tables and counter service available. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. In addition to ribs, regular sliced meat, and smoked chicken is offered. Our side dishes were baked beans, cole slaw,... More 

Thank wsewell365
Copperas Cove, Texas
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307 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

As a Texan, we get to eat a lot of great BBQ. And i know that Texas Q is different from Southern Q....thats not the point. The sliced pork and chicken we had here was dry and frankly tasteless....unless you dumped a ton of vinegary sauce on it! The beans were probably the best part of the meal. They tasted... More 

Thank cubgirl65
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

we had to send back my food and my wifes for fresher food. it was so dry, they gave us more that was better, but it did not taste like it was slow cooked or smokey bbq. I got the sampler plater. the chicken was good (let quarter) but pork and beef were not eatable. place was busy, maybe we... More 

Thank Permitonly
Huntsville, Alabama
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Golden Rule has long been a favorite of mine. We drive over an hour to dine here. This is the original and the real deal. I always compare other places to Golden Rule and it is very few that come close. The chopped pork sandwich is amazing. I like the sweet sauce best on my sandwich. The pies are so... More 

Thank AutumnFlame1005
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103 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We have tried a few barbecue places since we have moved to bham from sc. This place would have been quite good probably if they didn't serve us dry sliced meat. The potential was there but missed. Ribs were quite tasty though. Little on the expensive side for cafeteria style set up and food.

Thank Melissaaaaaaaa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2508 Crestwood Blvd, Irondale, AL 35210-2043
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Irondale
  • Phone Number: +1 205-956-2678

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?