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Dreamland BBQ

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5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
+1 205-758-8135
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

No Beer, No wine, no hard stuff. Just good traditional southern BBQ, beans, potato salad. Recommended by my colleague Valerie in Portland. It was a highlight of the trip.

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Thank Mark P
Northville, Michigan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great portion sizes had the 1/4 ribs and that was plenty for dinner very large and meaty. However a little disappointing, they were cold and really lacked a lot of flavor very tough and not as tender as i expected.

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Thank Michael T
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you're in T-Town you are obligated to go to Dreamland. Always great food, good prices, and friendly staff.

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Thank Richard C
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went today for HER first time today. I have been several. Ribs were a little tough, overall edible and great flavor. Sweet tea was awesome as always. Baked beans and potato salad was great. Banana pudding is always a must! Service was exceptionally well considering they were busy (Black Friday and Iron Bowl eve).

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Thank Blake S
Alabama
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dreamland is an iconic spot in Tuscaloosa for BBQ ribs...I had been to Alabama football games before but never had the "complete" experience by eating first at Dreamland. Wow, what I had missed! We waited a long time outside just to get in, and in chilly weather, but we didn't mind and no one else seemed to, either. They must... More 

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Thank 80southerngirl
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While Visiting the Tuscaloosa Al area for business one of the trainer wanted me to go to Dreamland BBQ. The BBQ was good. Not the best I have ever tasted but it is in the top 25. The outside was not the best. The inside was a great. loved the flavor and the BBQ. I must say I was surprised... More 

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Thank AJRButlerPhd
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing and wonderful service! Had BBQ and chicken. Food came quickly and was very tasty. Recommend to everyone!

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Thank Kay B
Lakeland, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love these out of site BBQ places where owners continue to offer up BBQ the way they learned from their fathers and grandfathers. That being said Dreamland is a place you have to try if you are in Tuscaloosa. If you love BBQ then you won't find the best ribs you ever tasted here, But you will find a... More 

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Thank RSPRB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is not much else I can say about this place other than the fact that the food is phenominal. The ribs will literally melt in your mouth. Great waist staff that is always friendly. Superb place to eat.

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Thank Donnie W
Highlands, North Carolina
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118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't been to Dreamland, you haven't tried the South's best ribs...IMHO, better than Rendezvous in Memphis. Please don't expect and frills, as it's not elegant dining. However, what it lacks in atmosphere, it makes up for in flavor. The sauce was so good my clients wanted to bring some home. Cole slaw rocked and did I mention the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: +1 205-758-8135

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?