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Martin Luther King Blvd, Northport, AL 35476
+1 205-345-6861
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sliced pork” (4 reviews)
“ribs” (22 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Martin Luther King Blvd, Northport, AL 35476
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sliced pork shoulder was very good. Side items baked beans and banana pudding were even better. I prefer pulled to sliced but to each his own. I prefer Full Moon and Dreamland but Archibald's has the hole in the wall barbecue joint nailed. I...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

35 years after moving from Northport, Archibald's is still serving the best BBQ in the area. We stopped by for lunch on our way to Lake Charles.

Thank David M
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Archibald's is the way southern barbecue is supposed to be - fantastic flavor, best barbecue sauce I've ever had, served by friendly people with picnic tables outside to enjoy the weather. There is nothing fancy about Archibald's, except the flavor of their food. The building...More

Thank SPFEsq
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It doesn't get any better than this! Great barbecue. Not much to look at, but genuine! Definitely worth a try. We drove 6 hours each way, and would do it again. Put it on your bucket list!

Thank KenGreenville
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Full slab and a Dr. Pepper. Eat outside on one of the picnic tables. Better than dreamland. Period. Doesn't have the name recognition but Tuscaloosa natives know...

Thank ANM1957
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Very simple concept here in a small block building. Specializing in delicious BBQ ribs, with an accompanying tasty sauce. Great every time, ordered a slab which came with 8 pieces of white bread and 2 small cups of sauce. For first time, got a pint...More

Thank BamaGrandslammer
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Some say Archibald's is the best BBQ in the Tuscaloosa area and I'd have to agree with them. This spot is tiny, though, and is best used for take-out, or, in nice weather, to sit on one of the picnic tables nearby.

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Don't plan to sit down and be waited on, not going to happen. What will happen is that you will eat some of the best original BBQ around. Worth looking for it.

Thank thomastI5977JJ
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I grew up eating at the original location and it's still the best I have ever had. My family loves their sliced pork and their ribs.

Thank NurseTryna
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We love Archibald Bbq! Highly recommend the rib plates but truthfully it's all good and you can't go wrong.

Thank Jonathon K
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Martin Luther King Blvd, Northport, AL 35476
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Northport
  • Phone Number: +1 205-345-6861
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