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Bob Sykes Barbeque Incorporated

1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
+1 205-426-1400
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (17 reviews)
“pork” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (31 reviews)
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10:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This USED-TO-BE-VERY-REGULAR Syke's patron turned NOT-NEARLY-AS-REGULAR patron came by last week and got the family some large smoked chicken sandwiches with awesome preportioned double-half-breasted PER SANDWICH - the breasts were cooked nicely on 1 side and B-U-R-N-E-D BLACK on the other, needless to say all...More

Thank wvlngth10
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Last several visits have me proclaiming Bob Sykes as my GO-TO-BBQ again... The smoked chicken AND turkey BOTH are AGAIN my regulars for Mz. "B" at the drive-thru, it's awesome on sandwiched OR the salad, thanks again Mr. Van and CO. for making the necessary...More

Thank wvlngth10
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We saw this place by accident while we were looking for a particular business in Bessemer. I thought it looked like an interesting restaurant and it had a parking lot full of patrons. After checking it out on Tripadvisor, we decided when we finished our...More

Thank Joyflnoise
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

A trip to Bessemer is a trip to Bob Sykes. There BBQ is the best and the home made onion rings are to die for.

Thank midbaylighthouse
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Someone invited me for lunch and i had never heard of Bob Sykes. I had Ribs and it was great... I really do business lunches but, I'm thankful for the intro to Bob Sykes Ribs...

Thank Parkermike41
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Bob Sykes has been a local favorite for years. The menu includes the usual ribs,chicken,and pork plates,as well as quintessential sides,such as beans and bread.The award-winning sauce is very similar to Memphis style,so be prepared for a medium viscosity vinegar-based flavor. For those looking for...More

Thank redisbetter
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Best bbq in the area, will go out of our way to go to bob sykes...onion rings are the best ...try the cheese burgers too....will be going back...

Thank marie w
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is the only place I have ever been after seeing photos of the food and getting served exactly as the photo shows.. No skimping there!

Thank Jan Y
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Mr. Van, last 2 visits, since several bad ones with OVER-cooked chicken, have been very nice with our chicken cooked perfectly B-U-T those PRICES and PORTIONS have really gone UP and DOWN respectively... last order a week ago had 4 sandwiches that in many places...More

Thank wvlngth10
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The onion rings where amazing, the friend okra was dry, overall it was a good meal but not the best. Nothing special about the sweet tea, which I love!!! I'd visit again if I was in town.

Thank Snapkris
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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
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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