Best Ribs in Alabama

The 7 Best Places For Ribs In Alabama

If you’re looking for the best ribs in the entire state of Alabama then you have landed in the right spot! The racks here are piled high and are so toothsome that every single mouthful will be relished and remembered.

From diners and sports bars to high-end BBQ places – work up that appetite, grab your friends (politely!) and tuck into some of the best places to eat prime pork Alabama ribs.


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1. Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que – Decatur

Once ranked as having one of the top four BBQ dishes in the entire country, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que excels at everything BBQ related. But, it’s the Alabama white sauce that’s got travellers from faraway places flocking just to figure out what it is. We’ll give you a hint: it’s delicious. Their World Championship St. Louis BBQ ribs come smothered in your choice of sauce, however, meaning you get to choose your own flavour.

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2. Dreamland BBQ – Montgomery

With locations in Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Mobile, Hunstville, and more, you’re never too far from a delicious rack of ribs from Dreamland BBQ. Hickory-fired ribs are what this spot is known for, amongst many other delicious BBQ dishes that will have you dreaming of saucy goodness long after the last bite. For over 50 years, they’ve been grilling slabs to perfection and smothering them in a scrumptious sauce.

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3. Archibald’s BBQ – Northport

Pit-cooked Alabama barbecue is what Archibald’s does best. Here, you can order a slab of ribs that have been smoked over a bed of hot hickory. The restaurant itself oozes of authenticity, especially if you’re visiting from out of state and are looking to enjoy a slice of true Alabama. We suggest starting with the Mixed Plate, which comes with sliced pork, ribs and white bread.

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4. Saw’s BBQ – Homewood

There’s a lot of competition in and around Homewood for the best ribs in Alabama. So, when we say that Saw’s is the best, we really mean it. It’s the delightful mix of meats that makes this place a top spot for guests. They’ll smoke anything to perfection, including chicken, pork, and, of course, their world-famous ribs. Order them absolutely smothered in sauce and prepare to take your taste buds on a tantalising and tasty journey.

5. Cooter Brown’s Rib Shack – Jacksonville

This rib shack serves up dishes that earn a spot on any Alabama foodie bucket list. The secret to perfection lies in the fact that they’re first dusted in a dry rub and then smoked for flavour. That’s just the base, however. You can order them wet or dry, and honestly, we suggest sampling both. The sauces come mild or hot, and you’ll have to try them both to see which suits you best.

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6. Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ – Tuscaloosa

There are a few locations of Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ all throughout the Southern United States. However, the Tuscaloosa location is ideal for travellers interested in something tasty on their trip through the entire state of Alabama. They’re particularly known for their fantastic biscuits, which you can devour as you work your way through their saucy ribs one by one

7. Camp 31 BBQ – Brewton

Head on over to this old general store to indulge in some of the best ribs in Alabama. Really, the ribs here are world-class. The competitive barbecue team here has earned awards at contests all over the United States and Canada. You can order both St. Louis-style and baby back ribs and choose to devour them with any one of the spot’s seven special sauces. Definitely try them all; you won’t regret it.

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