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Bob Sykes Bar B Q

1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
+1 205-426-1400
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried okra” (18 reviews)
“onion rings” (22 reviews)
“pork” (17 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
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1 - 10 of 172 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Burgers are fantastic fries are great and Milos tea is awesome we eat here quite a bit the sauce is so great I can’t get enough

Thank wvsjr
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This is how barbecue should be done. The ribs, chicken, pulled pork are all great choices. Sides? How about you tell me something you don't want on the menu.. it's impossible. If you think you don't, try it, and then thank me later.

Thank Vince B
pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for the great review and comment! Wow! We LOVE IT! We look forward to serving you again very soon!

Reviewed 28 March 2018

We avoid chain restaurants like the plague, so we are always on the lookout for local alternatives when we travel. We made a mistake when we turned left when we reached 9th Avenue from the highway. If we had looked right, we would have seen...More

Thank JonesieLinthicum
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Travelling i-20 around Birmingham? Need some great BBQ and sides? Take a quick stop at Bessemer exit for Bob Syke's BBQ. About a mile off the interstate, you will find a classic sign and a parking lot with plenty of room. It was about 130...More

Thank twowisekids
pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for the great review and comment! We're happy that you enjoyed our food on your road trip! We look forward to serving you again on your next trip through town. Safe travels!

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Best 1/2 chicken anywhere. Love to get bbq sauce on the side it is hot off the stove !! Fried Okra & Potato Salad & tea ! Yum Yum !!

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to get their half a rack of ribs, coleslaw, cob corn, texas toast, sweet tea and peach cobbler and it was delicious! Needless to say, I didn't eat the rest of the day. The ribs were the best I've had. Very tender and...More

Thank 510edwards
pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for the great review and comment! We're happy you enjoyed your meal and dessert. We look forward to serving you again very soon!

Reviewed 7 February 2018

Service was outstanding. The restaurant is cafeteria style, which reduces cost. I ordered the bbq pork sandwich with sides of very good potato salad and outstanding onion rings. The pork was good. My wife had the bbq pork dinner with the same sides. We were...More

Thank Craig B
pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give a review and comment. We take each comment seriously and work hard everyday to improve. It is our hope that you will come and try us again. Thanks for your business.

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Bob Sykes Bar B Q is a regular stopping place for those in Bessemer and surrounding areas. Even when you are driving past, the aroma of great bar b q fills the air. It is a hometown restaurant that is for all ages. There is...More

Thank Z8434ZNamandak
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Best barbecue in town, and best they have the best cheeseburgers and onion rings too. Love there sauce and cakes.

Thank Crystal F
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We lived here 30+ years ago, and I have been dreaming about Bob Sykes bar BQ...It was worth the wait! Fantastic BBQ, great service. Not in the best location, but well worth it. Fantastic pulled pork, coleslaw , fried okra, onion rings & ice tea...More

Thank Christine Z
pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for the great review and comment! We truly appreciate it. We hope you are home to stay! Look forward to serving you again soon.

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566cliffp
3 January 2018|
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Response from redisbetter | Reviewed this property |
No,Bob Sykes does not serve alcohol,only fountain drinks and sweet/unsweetened tea.Been a patron since I was a teen.
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wookwookie
19 May 2016|
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Response from bigbobr | Reviewed this property |
No idea being from up in Minnesota. They have a website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: +1 205-426-1400
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