Whether you spell it barbecue, barbeque, or BBQ, the sweet and spicy taste of smoked meat is delicious. Some may prefer the Texas style or the Carolina method for their barbecue, but Alabama has some incredible barbecue joints as well. For residents in Birmingham, you will enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner at any of these restaurants.
In 1958, John “Big Daddy” Bishop had a dream where God came to him and told him to open a restaurant. For many, that vision has become a dream come true. Those who dine at Dreamland BBQ enjoy simple Southern favorites of hickory-fired ribs, barbecue sauce, and white bread. It is a tradition that has lasted over sixty years with no end in sight. Be sure to end your meal at Dreamland with Banana Pudding.
Jim ‘N Nick’s
What started out as a small barbecue business cooking in a former pizza joint in Birmingham back in 1985 has now become a growing business of over forty-two locations throughout the South with seventeen of those locations in Alabama. Jim ‘N Nick’s offers patrons their trademark pork and beef that has been slowly smoked for twelve hours. Owners Jim Pihakis and his son Nick have continued to trust their process to provide their customers quality barbecue.
Full Moon Bar-B-Que
Full Moon Bar-B-Que is owned and operated by brothers, David and Joe Maluff, who are native to Birmingham. The brothers have been in the barbecue business since 1986, and Full Moon has grown to over seventeen locations throughout Alabama and Mississippi. While there are many great dishes and sides to try at Full Moon, you will not want to pass on the Chow Chow.
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Moe’s Original Bar B Que
Moe’s Original Bar B Que was created by three Alabama natives from Athens, Huntsville, and Tuscaloosa who all went to school at the University of Alabama. One of Moe’s founders was Mike Fernandez who learned the tricks of the trade from a one Moses Day. Moses showed Mike how to fire roast meat. Mike along with the other two founders, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy, all moved to Colorado. From there, the guys learned how to use fruit wood to smoke their meat. Along with this method for cooking barbecue, Moe’s stands out with its freshly made Southern sides and desserts.
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