Barbecue, Barbeque, Bar-B-Que, or BBQ, no matter how you spell it, Alabama is known for it.

Alabama is part of the southern BBQ belt which includes “Georgia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee,” said The Meat Stick.

Those in the Yellowhammer State have a deep appreciation for the delicacy of BBQ. Everyone has their favorite restaurants and some even claim that they are the grill master from their backyard.

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One thing is for certain, regardless if it is sliced, chipped, shredded, or chopped, Alabamians love it.


Bite This! went to Facebook and asked for your “Top 3 Tuscaloosa” BBQ restaurants.

We did find that we might need to expand our search to West Alabama because there were many nominations from outside of Tuscaloosa County like Sam’s Smokehouse in Fayette, Alabama.

Top 3 BBQ Spots in Tuscaloosa County

#3 Tied

Robertson’s BBQ and Catering

17099 Ralph Loop Road, Ralph, AL 35480

“Robertson's BBQ and Catering was started in 1995 by George and Renee Robertson. George previously worked in the logging business and Renee was employed in the dental field. They were also involved with the Fosters-Ralph volunteer Fire Department where they helped cook and organize various fundraising efforts in the community.”


#3 Tied

Hick’s Pit BBQ

4400 US-43, Northport, AL 35473

This great restaurant was established in 1975.

#3 Tied

Bama Bar-B-Que

3076 McFarland Blvd, Northport, AL 35476

“Bama BBQ has been family owned for over 30 years!”



Dreamland Bar-B-Que

5535 15th Ave E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

“It all started with a Dream … and it was in that dream that God visited John “Big Daddy” Bishop and told him to open a restaurant. Mr. Bishop obliged and opened the original Dreamland in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1958. In the early years, the restaurant sold everything from burgers to postage stamps. It was their hickory-fired ribs, however, that quickly became the local favorite.”


Archibald & Woodrow’s BBQ

4215 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Their “BBQ has been a staple in West Alabama since the early 1960s and we want you to enjoy the same BBQ that your parents and grandparents have enjoyed for decades.”

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