Dreamland Bar-B-Que Ribs

BBQ Joint and Newsstand$$$$
Five Points South, Birmingham
  • Ranked #3 for BBQ joints in Birmingham
  • This place is famous for their barbecue. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Lily P.
    "Their banana pudding is a must try."(14 Tips)
    Alan Y.
    "One of the best rib and sauce pairings in the area."(32 Tips)
    Lisa Rae
    "The rib sandwich is just 4 ribs with white bread on the side."(3 Tips)
    Robert Lee W.
    "BBQ pork quesadillas are AMAZING here!"(4 Tips)
50 Tips and reviews
  • ribs
  • banana pudding
  • family-friendly
  • great value
  • lively
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  • Lily P.
    Lily PayneAugust 9, 2012
    Best ribs and macaroni in Birmingham. Their banana pudding is a must try. Service could be better but the awesomeness of the food is worth going for.
  • Alan Y.
    Alan YouAugust 10, 2014
    One of the best rib and sauce pairings in the area. Don't forget to get an order of banana pudding before you go.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussAugust 16, 2016
    The standard bearer for ribs in the US. Great service. Craft beers on tap.
  • Charlie W.
    Charlie WoodsSeptember 27, 2016
    Hands-down the best barbecue sauce I have ever had!! Their specialty is ribs and you can't beat them
  • Lisa Rae
    Lisa RaeJune 5, 2012
    The rib sandwich is just 4 ribs with white bread on the side. Nice alternative to half slab. And get a bib!!
  • Loren B.
    Loren BNovember 3, 2016
    The ribs! Duh. Best ribs have purchased hands down!
  • Marcus
    MarcusOctober 9, 2012
    Ain't nothing like 'em nowhere, seriously a slab and a 8oz pudding is enough for 2 people to eat and enjoy leftovers
  • Michael L.
    Michael LNovember 11, 2012
    The ribs were good no doubt, but overrated in relation to the rest of the reviews. I have had better at at least two places, though not in bham. Beans=Campbells. Banana pudding is a good as it sounds.
  • Ryan
    RyanDecember 22, 2010
    If you're not feeling ribs, the pork nachos rock. Banana Pudding IS that good. Mac n Cheese are nice and rich.
  • Matt
    MattSeptember 6, 2010
    Awesome location, but limited parking and a cramped dining room aren't the best mix for slow cooked pork. Great place though. Busy on the weekends.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SoltisFebruary 23, 2015
    Tips and Chips was very good. Waitress was awesome! Mary! Got to go!
  • Dave T.
    Dave TanSeptember 30, 2013
    Amazing Ribs. Simply amazing. Certainly in my top 3 ever.....
  • TJ G.
    TJ GiocondaJune 18, 2011
    Great service even better BBQ. Remember to leave room for their banana pudding.
  • R W.
    R WilliamsFebruary 3, 2016
    Ribs and pork sandwiches with the works.
  • Viktor Y.
    Viktor YanchakOctober 1, 2013
    Delicious! Ribs are very good but they are huuge!
  • Richard D.
    Richard DavisApril 22, 2010
    Go to Dreamland BBQ. Forget everything else on the menu and go for the classic - BBQ Ribs, White Bread, and Extra Sauce. Ain't nothing like'em nowhere! Read more
  • Martin Sexton
    Martin SextonApril 24, 2012
    The sauce - a sassy, thin, red, sourish bite. Famous for a reason, Jack.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BucherAugust 3, 2010
    whole slab of ribs with sauce and sweet tea. oh and don't forget to have some white bread.
  • Laney B.
    Laney BrownNovember 12, 2011
    I could make my entire meal just dipping the bread in this sauce if it wasn't so fattening!
  • Danilo G.
    Danilo GurovichDecember 9, 2011
    The second-best Dreamland. Great Barbecue, but a little more "tourista" than the original in Tuscaloosa.
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GeiselOctober 26, 2011
    Wonderful food. Their banana pudding is better than sex.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SimonSeptember 1, 2014
    Take some banana pudding home for later.
  • Clinton P.
    Clinton PittmanJuly 26, 2012
    Dreamland was voted best ribs in Nashville … and there is no Dreamland in Nashville.
  • Brittany C.
    Brittany ConnerJanuary 13, 2010
    Go to Dreamland... order some ribs, but save room for dessert. The Banana Pudding is to die for!!! Read more
  • Robert Lee W.
    Robert Lee WortheyApril 2, 2013
    BBQ pork quesadillas are AMAZING here!
  • Kerry S.
    Kerry SandersJune 29, 2011
    The ribs are great. Don't forget the banana pudding.
  • Candace P.
    Candace PelhamOctober 25, 2012
    Thank you for supper at Ronald McDonalds house. It was great!!
  • Bo B.
    Bo BeardenMarch 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Small parking lot but plenty of street parking.
  • Amber M.
    Amber MackeySeptember 2, 2014
    Save room for banana pudding!
  • Dan S.
    Dan SDecember 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Ribs, Ribs, Ribs
  • Ashley ❤.
    Ashley ❤November 29, 2012
    Yummy banana pudding! ❤
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SwensonNovember 8, 2015
    BBQ sauce is mustard based.
  • Kenyatta P.
    Kenyatta PearsonFebruary 24, 2013
    Banana pudding is great!
  • Susan S.
    Susan ScottJanuary 23, 2014
    You havent had BBQ until you eat here
  • mary o.
    mary olowuOctober 29, 2014
    Full slab ribs
  • Kara K.
    Kara KennedyJune 18, 2012
    Ribs, white bread and sauce.
  • Will T.
    Will TurnerApril 9, 2011
    Love this place, deek we need one in boson
  • Kayt R.
    Kayt RandolFebruary 5, 2011
    Order the rib sandwich.... you will be confused.
  • Justin C.
    Justin CurtisNovember 1, 2013
    Awesome! Love the ribs!!
  • Bill F.
    Bill FähëyMay 24, 2012
    Ribs, Ribs and more Ribs
  • Rob B.
    Rob BihunOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Must try the banana pudding!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BeckAugust 22, 2015
    Not my favorite type of ribs, but still good
  • Matt E.
    Matt EngDecember 7, 2014
    Everyone's right about the ribs.
  • Jillian Y.
    Jillian YoungJuly 11, 2012
    Good ass ribs!
  • Laura R.
    Laura RichardsMay 30, 2013
    Not as good ad Steve's!
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley R.May 2, 2011
    Good stuff!
  • Tenacious D
    Tenacious DApril 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Banana Pudding
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RussellJanuary 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best ribs in Birmingham.
  • Sheila C.
    Sheila CarterSeptember 21, 2016
    Not like it use to be
  • Dave H.
    Dave HaysDecember 17, 2010
    Aint nothing like Em...
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