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Green Top BBQ

7530 Highway 78, Dora
We've never been there, but the place has been around since the 1950s, so it must have something going for it. There are currently three generations working there. Check out a little bit of the history and interviews with the current owner, Susie Headrick, who bought it with husband Leo in the '70s, at http://www.southernbbqtrail.com/greentopbbq.shtml.

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 03:30PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments10 Comments

Reader Comments (10)

My husband and I ate at Green Top last night. It was one of the nastiest places that I have ever been in. I am not exagerating when I say that the tea (both sweet and unsweet) tasted like hose water. I will not go back.

August 15, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjane

I grew up on the Green Top and can attest to how good it was. However, after being so disapponted for the last few years, we have finally given up and stopped considering it an option. I hate that people eat there now and have to wonder what all the buzz was about.

August 25, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkate

I guess I have a little different opinion. I have eaten at just about every BBQ place around B'ham in the last 5 years. I have not found good BBQ since Old Plantation closed it's doors until I had BBQ from Green Top. They have one of the best sliced BBQ sandwiches I have ever eaten.

September 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

First of all, you can smell pit smoke when you drive up, and the parking lot is often full, and it is a big lot. It ain't perfect, but the Green Top is a great barbecue joint. It has been a dependable pleasure for this writer and his family for almost 35 years. I grew up nearby and now live on the Gulf Coast but visit the area several times yearly and almost always eat at least one meal there. My standard meal is a sliced pork sandwich, slaw, and the handcut fries they cook just right. The sandwich will come wrapped in white paper, and the wrapper will have grease spots, the good kind.....Ask for waitress Colette, and please tell her the guy from Cordova who lives in Mobile sent you. PS: Fridays, they have ribs. Only on Fridays. I think the ribs are better than ribs available now from the "dream" place.. TwoCentsMine. Your mileage may vary.

October 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterErn

I ate at this joint one time while driving from Atlanta to Oxford, Ms. It looks like a great Q joint should look like, and the waitress was a real pro. I had a chopped pork sandwich with slaw and beans while my kids knoshed on cheese burgers and hand cut fries. This was not the best barbecue I've ever eaten, but it certainly wasn't the worst either. I'd eat there again if I am ever in the area. I'd rate it about a 6.5-7.0 on a scale of 10.

May 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWillie Winkler

I grew up in Dora and it was religous we ate there once a week , sometimes 2 or 3 , Its by far the best bbq ive ever eatin.I know live about 2 hours away instead of down the street , I would def recommend giving it a try .Its a 10 on my 1-10 scale . A+++

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohnathon

I now live in Va.Bch.Va. but make it home 1or2 times every a year and make it a habbit to stop and get THE BEST BBQ I can find. My fav.was Oak Grove but closed about 15 years ago. So GREEN TOP is the best

December 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersandy from jasper

My family and I ate there for the first time a few weeks ago. I had heard so much about the Green Top from my mother who grew up around there. All I can say is that we will not return.

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElke

I agree with Sandy... The Oak Grove Barbeque Pit was THE BEST barbeque I have ever eaten in my life. It was pulled directly from a side of pork thrown on a hickory log and sprayed with water as it cooked to smoke the flavor into the meat and then pulled off, put on the bun and then splashed with just the right amount of homemade bbq sauce. I always had two, they were small, and I can't describe how incredible the place was in terms character. The smoked stained the plastic signs yellow so the black and red lettering advertising the menu jumped off the board. The swivel stools where bankers and everyman sat and enjoyed someting they both though was epic. Sigh. Jasper, for all it's typical redneck "charm", still is a great little place.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLance Rice

I grew up on county line rd, just about a mile or so away from Green Top. In my lifetime, I've eaten maybe 3 or 4 pork sandwiches from the joint. I create a more tasty sauce these days on my stove and better meat on my grill. Always have. The problem with Green Top is probably location. That little area has always been an area where decent folk didn't dare go around. You know, first stop coming out of a dry county. What was a million times better was the all state cafe, which I don't know if it's still there or not. Now that was a historic place.

January 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterfred bailey

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