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Dreamland Ribs

1427 14th Ave. South
Although the original rustic Tuscaloosa location served nothing but ribs and white bread, Dreamland now also offers pork sandwiches, chicken and side dishes along with its famous ribs at this Southside location as well as several others. Eat in or carry out, catering available, ribs and sauce orders shipped anywhere in the world. Silver medalist in the Birmingham News' "Best Ribs in Birmingham" contest, 2008.

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 04:13PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments8 Comments

Reader Comments (8)

To date, I have yet to find any BBQ restaurant that can compare with Dreamland when it comes to ribs. My friends and I cant wait till football season starts, partly because of the Dreamland ribs. Every Saturday we get several slabs and some sweet tea. Boy, let me tell you what, this combination can't be beat. Just make sure you get extra sauce when you order. There is no explaining how good these are, you just gotta try them."

June 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLarry Gibson

I agree. The ribs are very good. I do think they are better in Tuscaloosa. We ate at an Atlanta location and were not impressed.

September 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

About a year ago I decided I would try the atkins diet and for one week took my wife on a rib tour of birmingham for every meal. She was not pleased, to say the least, but at the time, I came to the conclusion that Dreamland makes really good ribs. Are they the best? Well, its close, but they are in the top 3. I have not tried anything else there except for the baked beans, which are pretty good as also.

September 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbg

Yummmm! I like the vinegarey sauce. Not too sweet.

November 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterShia

Best ribs in Birmingham, or at least the best I've had since living here.

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRML

I may be in the minority, but I don't see the appeal of Dreamland. Their ribs are fatty, low quality meat. I have tried the B'ham location only.

August 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermb

Dreamland in B'ham has quickly slid into a middle-of-the-pack barbeque place. The ribs they start with are average quality, at best, and they cook them too fast. Anyone who knows barbeque will tell you that fast cooking (grilling) results in tough meat. Slow-clooking is the key to tender ribs. I was talking to my mom about Dreamlands ribs a while back and she commented, "We got some take-out and they were tough as whit leather!" (I haven't heard that Southern expression in a while from anyone!).

My wife and I stopped-by two weeks ago for a slab. The meat was fairly tough, but not real tough. Still, they were way too tough for properly cooked ribs. I guess with the large volume of ribs they have to have ready, they don't have time to properly slow-cook their ribs.

But, the banana pudding is awesome! The unsweetened tea is among the best in B'ham (along with Full Moon)

The Dreamland in Tuscaloosa remains the best, by far. And their sauce is a little spicier than B'ham's, which I like.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCougar6

This is the most horrible BBQ ever! I am not just saying that because I live 3 blocks from Dreamland and have to smell the BBQ at 6am. All the meat here has a faint kerosene after taste. Not sure why, but I would like for Dreamland to reply to this post. Horrible. Don't waste your time.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBBQ Addict

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