7 Birmingham-area restaurants where you can pick up BBQ on Labor Day

Full Moon BBQ
Such a beautiful spread. Photo via Leisa Cole for Full Moon

Whether you cook out at home with the fam or grab takeout from one of our local eateries, Labor Day isn’t complete without some tasty BBQ. Here are some of our favorite BBQ spots open for Labor Day in case you don’t feel like pulling out that grill.


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1. Martin’s BBQ Joint

Martin's BBQ
Choose between the sauce or dry rub at Martin’s. Photo via Martin’s BBQ Joint’s Facebook

Martin’s BBQ Joint will be open all Labor Day weekend. They’re accepting large holiday weekend orders online 24 hours in advance today through Sunday so plan accordingly.

  • Address: 3029 Pump House Rd., Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM
  • Labor Day Hours: Regular hours
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Rodney Scott’s BBQ

Rodney Scott's BBQ, Roscoe Hall
Can’t go wrong with some ribs from Rodney Scott’s. Photo via Rodney Scott’s Facebook

If you’re hanging out in Avondale on Labor Day, get your BBQ fix by stopping by Rodney Scott’s. They’ll be open for the entire weekend and are also accepting orders on their website for family meals and pit-cooked meat by the pound.

  • Address: 3719 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: Open daily 11AM-9PM
  • Labor Day Hours: Regular hours
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Saw’s BBQ

Saw's BBQ
Saw’s BBQ never lets us down. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Saw’s is a Birmingham staple, so we don’t blame you for skipping out on watching the grill and grabbing takeout for the crew. Not feeling ribs? The brisket and the chicken sandwich are a great alternative.

5. Moe’s Original BBQ

I definitely went through a phase where I was addicted to the smoked turkey sandwich from Moe’s. I’m sure I’m not alone. In addition to their smoked meat options, they have an amazing selection of sides that will appeal to the whole family’s taste buds.

4. Full Moon BBQ

Full Moon BBQ labor day
Grab food for the entire family at Full Moon! Photo via Leisa Cole for Full Moon BBQ

Full Moon is geared up for tailgate season, so you may as well get a head start by ordering your Labor Day spread to sample everything. I know we’re focused on the BBQ, but you have to try the cookies for dessert. FYI: They are very addictive, so proceed with caution.

6. Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ

If you’re looking to add a bit of variety to your Labor Day celebration, look no further than Jim ‘N Nicks. You can get enough to feed a small family, or get a full spread catered for an event. Of course, we can’t forget to mention their legendary cheese biscuits are the perfect complement to any meal.

7. Bob Sykes Bar B Q

Bob Sykes Labor Day
I’d love to take a bite out of these tender ribs. Photo via Bob Skye’s Facebook

Bob Sykes has you covered when it comes to making sure all of your guest are fed. They have a “Family Order” section on their menu that has options for both small and large gatherings, which is perfect for Labor Day.

  • Address: 1724 9th Avenue N, Bessemer, AL 35020
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30AM-8PM | Friday-Saturday 10:30AM-9PM
  • Labor Day Hours: 9AM-8PM
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

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Carmen Waldrop
Carmen Waldrop
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