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Dreamland BBQ

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3855 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35816-3144
+1 256-539-7427
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was good. I ordered the ribs and husband ordered the chicken. Ribs meal was actually a large portion and was somewhat rough. Ribs weren't my favorite but food have a smoky flavor. Chicken was delicious. Great smoky flavor and the breast section was juicy. Dinner of the best chicken I have had. Sides were average and kids chicken tenders... More 

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Thank JLS430
New Market, Alabama
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It has been many years since I had eaten at dreamland, unfortunately they have slipped. It was sad to experience. We waited at the front for almost 10 minutes before we were seated. it was Sunday afternoon and fairly busy, but no one person seemed to be responsible for seating. We also had a very long wait at our table... More 

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Thank Sandy E
Huntsville, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we got Dreamland ribs and these were just as tough and dry as the first time."Fall off the bone" tender and juicy they are not. I absolutely love their sauce because it is not sweet as most red sauces tend to be. I wish they would secret shop some other rib places to learn what... More 

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Memphis, TN
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a local place to go and watch a football game. Decided on Dreamland after prior positive experiences in Tuscaloosa. Overall had a positive experience at this location as well. I had a half slab and it was plenty of food. Ribs were good but not great. A little fattier than I would have liked but they... More 

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Thank psianojr
Huntsville, Alabama
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

after waiting 30 min to get a table to seat 6 and a baby needing cradle (which we never got ) we then waited another 20 min for drink order only after flag down hostess to see where server was. Never got bread. Another table left w/o ever getting service observed man with red hair/beard coming out of kitchen area... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Came with family to sample the ribs and I wasn't disappointed. You can sit and watch the ribs getting cooked. The most meat I've had on ribs and very tasty.

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Thank Peter T
Strongsville, Ohio
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109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Dreamland is a local BBQ place with a lot of happy customers. I wish that I could say that I was one. The stew with which I started the meal was very flavorful and gave me high hopes. The ribs arrived covered with sauce. I prefer to add my own, but I can live with the restaurant doing it. What... More 

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Thank David44149
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience with great service and really enjoyed that my husband and son got to talk with the BBQ pit boss. My kids and I had fun playing the license plate game with the plates that decorate the walls. Good was really good, too!!

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Thank Rachael M
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180 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to get some Alabama BBQ...my friends daughter chose to come here. The waiter was very friendly and efficient. The food was plentiful and good. When you go with someone who eats BBQ all over the state they know their BBQ....they said it was okay. Since, I don't live where BBQ places are plentiful it was just fine for... More 

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Thank Kristen R
Huntsville, Alabama
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Dreamland has always had the best ribs and best barbecue but now with an expanded menu it is even better. Awesome smoked wings, delicious crispy French fries, even pork quesadillas and wraps. Hands down the best barbecue in Huntsville. And of course always save room for banana pudding.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3855 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35816-3144
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-539-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?