7 places where you can pick up your Labor Day barbecue this weekend


I can only imagine how good that smells. Photo via Dreamland Bar-B-Que’s Facebook page

Labor Day’s almost here, and for a lot of people that means barbecue. If firing up the grill is your specialty, you’re gonna want to give this one a miss. But if letting experts do the work for you sounds like the move, call now and pick up your Labor Day barbecue from one of these seven local barbecue places this weekend.

1. Dreamland Bar-B-Que

If you like ribs … Photo via Dreamland Bar-B-Que’s Facebook page

  • Location: 1427 14th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Contact: (205) 933-2133 | Menu (call first)
  • Weekend hours: Saturday, 11AM-9PM, Sunday, 11AM-8PM, Monday 11AM-8PM
  • Options: dine in, carryout or delivery

2. Golden Rule

3. Ken’s Hickory Pit BBQ in Leeds

Don’t let the pie pictures fool you. They’ve got barbecue, too. Photo via Ken’s Hickory BBQ in Leeds’ Facebook page
  • Location: 4817 Pinson Valley Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35215
  • Contact: (205) 853-6488 | Facebook | Groupon (call first)
  • Weekend hours: Saturday 6AM-5:30PM, Sunday closed, Monday 5:30AM-6PM
  • Options: dine in or carryout

4. Jim ‘N Nick’s

Can’t have too many ribs for Labor Day. Photo via Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q Facebook page
  • Locations: Check here for locations + menus, including 5 Points South, Trussville, Gardendale, Homewood, Hoover + Greystone.
  • Weekend hours: Saturday + Sunday 11AM-8PM, closed Monday
  • Options: curbside to-go service, expedited drive-thru + DoorDash

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5. Johnny Ray’s BBQ

Sometimes a barbecue sandwich is just what hits the spot. Photo via Johnny Ray’s BBQ – Colonnade’s Facebook page
  • Location: 3431 Colonnade Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Contact: (205) 968-8002 | Menu (call first)
  • Weekend hours: Saturday 11AM-9PM, Sun 11AM-3PM, Mon 11AM-9PM
  • Options: dine in, patio dining or takeout

6. Old Smokey BBQ in Leeds

  • Location: 7323 Parkway Dr, Leeds, AL 35094
  • Contact: (205) 702-6121 | Facebook (call first)
  • Weekend hours: 10:30AM-3PM on Saturday, closed Sunday + Monday
  • Options: Call first to order takeout.

7. Saw’s BBQ

  • Locations: Southside, Homewood, Saw’s Juke Joint—Crestline, Saw’s Soul Kitchen—Avondale
  • Contact: Website
  • Weekend hours: depends on the location. Check here for hours + menus + be sure to ask about their Labor Day packages.
  • Options: dine in, pickup or food truck

Now tell us, Birmingham, what are your plans for this Labor Day? Where will you be getting barbecue?

Tag us on social @bhamnow and let us know.

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