Birmingham BBQ: Your guide to 28 spots to pick up mouth-watering goodness

Get ready for a deep dive into all things BBQ. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Ahhh! Some good ole’ barbecue otherwise known as a Southerner’s favorite food group. Here are over 20 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

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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.

  • Chaise is a brunch-loving Content Producer and helps manage the Bham Now Instagram account.