April 24, 2024


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Looking for Bar-B-Q Memorial Day weekend? Here are 28 spots.

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Brandon at Miss Myra’s Bar-B-Q’s BBQ. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Back in July 2020, Bham Now’s Chaise Sanders wrote a guide listing 28 Bar-B-Q joints in and around the Birmingham area. Since Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with some BBQ. Enjoy her story!

Ahhh! Some good ole’ barbecue otherwise known as a Southerner’s favorite food group. Here are over 28 places in and around Birmingham to pick up hickory-smoked, finger-licking goodness.

Many of these businesses are pulled from our growing database featuring over 580 local restaurants, bars and businesses offering deals, curbside delivery and more.

Oh, and if you’re a local biz owner yourself, feel free to add your business to the database for free. We’d love to have you.

1. Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q Restaurant

This is a single-serving right? Photo via Bob Syke’s Facebook
  • Where: 1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020
  • Contact: Website | Call

2. Costa’s BBQ

Costa’s Famous BBQ on Lakeshore Parkway. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

3. Dreamland BBQ

*Cue the Dreamland commercial jingle*. Photo submitted

4. Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

I’ve never met a spare rib I didn’t like. Photo submitted
  • Where: 3029 Pump House Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
  • Contact: Website | Call

5. Saw’s Soul Kitchen

Matthew Staham of SAW’s Soul Kitchen with the winning dish from The Great Slider Showdown. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
  • Where: 215 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Contact: Website | Call

Don’t miss out on their sister restaurants and food truck! Check ’em out:

6. Full Moon BBQ

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Wipe your mouth. You’re drooling. Photo via Full Moon Bar-B-Que
  • Where: 525 25th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
  • For a full list of locations, click here.
  • Contact: Website | Call

7. Golden Rule BBQ

The SAUCCEEE! Photo via Golden Rule BBQ Pelham’s Facebook
  • Where: 2504 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35210
  • For a full list of locations, click here.
  • Contact: Website | Call

8. Rodney Scott’s BBQ

You hear that? I think it’s your stomach growling. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now
  • Where: 3719 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Contact: Website | Call

9. Moe’s Original BBQ

Nachos from Moe’s BBQ = Always fully loaded. Always. Photo submitted
  • Where: 731 29th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
  • For the full list of locations, click here.
  • Contact: Website | Call

10. Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

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Chef and television personality Andrew Zimmern with a barbecue sandwich and fries from Jim ‘N Nick’s. Photo via Travel Channel
  • Where: 1908 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
  • For the full list of locations, click here.
  • Contact: Website | Call

11. Ken’s Hickory Pit Barbecue

  • Where: 4817 Pinson Valley Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35215
  • Contact: Facebook | Call

12. Roadside Bar-B-Q

It’s always the small establishments that have kickin BBQ. Photo via Samuel P. on Yelp
  • Where: 7303 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35206
  • Contact: Yelp | Call

13. Rib-It-Up

  • Where: 830 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Contact: Website | Call

14. Carlile’s Barbecue

Presentation is a 10/10! Photo via Carlile’s BBQ Facebook
  • Where: 3511 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Contact: Website | Call

15. Old Smokey BBQ

  • Where: 7323 Parkway Dr, Leeds, AL 35094
  • Contact: Call | Facebook

16. Johnny Ray’s BBQ

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Double decker BBQ sandwich? Say no more. Photo via Johnny Ray’s BBQ – Colonnade
  • Where: 3431 Colonnade Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Contact: Website | Call

17. Demetri’s BBQ

OMG. Let’s take a moment of silence in honor of this spread. Photo via Demitri’s BBQ Facebook
  • Where: 1901 28th Ave S., Homewood, AL 35209
  • Contact: Website | Call

18. Deerman’s BBQ

  • Where: 2444 Palomino Ln., Birmingham, AL 35214
  • Contact: Website | Call

19. Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q

Miss Myra's BBQ Chicken
Far & Wide named Miss Myra’s Bar-B-Q’s BBQ Chicken Sandwich with White Sauce as “top pick.” Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
  • Where: 3278 Cahaba Heights Rd., Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Contact: Website | Call

20. Rusty’s Bar-B-Q

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Are you a white sauce or red sauce person? Photo via Rusty’s Bar-B-Q
  • Where: 7484 Parkway Dr., Leeds, AL 35094
  • Contact: Website | Call

21. Bluegrass Barbeque

22. Lloyd’s Restaurant

Lloyd’s is a tried and true restaurant. Photo via the Lloyd’s Restaurant Facebook
  • Where: 5301 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Contact: Website | Call

23. Uncle Sam’s BBQ

  • Where: 3043 Allison-Bonnett Memorial Dr, Hueytown, AL 35023
  • Contact: Website | Call

24. The Barbeque Stop

Big oof! Photo via The BBQ Stop Facebook

25. Promise Land Bar-B-Que

26. R & R BBQ

The McRib could never! Photo via R&R BBQ Facebook
  • Where: 13813 US-411, Odenville, AL 35120
  • Contact: Website | Call | Facebook
  • Keep up with R&R’s food truck location through their Facebook

27. Bell’s Stoked on Smoke BBQ

Be on the look out for their truck. Photos via Bell’s Stoked on Smoke BBQ’s Facebook
  • Keep up with Bell’s Stoked on Smoke BBQ food truck location through their Facebook
  • Contact: Call | Facebook

28. 2 Men and a Pig

A new place to add to my foodie bucket list. Photo via 2 Men and a Pig’s Facebook

Wipe your mouth. You’re probably drooling. Now, who did we miss? Let us know on social @BhamNow on Facebook and Instagram, or @Now_Bham on Twitter.

  • Pat Byington

    Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama’s Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama’s cancer risk and mercury standards.