BBQ Restaurants in Mobile


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The Brick Pit’s owner, Bill Armbrecht, firmly believes that great barbecue can't be rushed. Open the red doors of his massive smoker—"Big Red"— and you’ll uncover juicy slabs of ribs, chicken, and pork that have been roasting anywhere from 6 to 30 hours. Bill coats each cut of meat in his legendary spicy barbecue sauce, which was lauded by reporters from Southern Living and relished by Adam Richman on Man v. Food. For a sweet finish, Bill and his chefs whip up housemade banana pudding each day from scratch. After ordering barbecue platters from the back window, guests retreat into the lively dining room. The walls are decorated in the doodles, praise, and thesis papers of the hundreds of guests who've passed through the restaurant's doors along with framed awards and glowing news articles.
5456 Old Shell Road
Mobile,
AL
US
As a feature on Local 15 shows, longtime Mobile residents can fondly remember warm summer nights in the 1950s, when they’d cruise the parking lot of Ossie’s Bar-B-Que with their sweethearts, singing along to the radio and sharing milkshakes. Cheerful carhops would dart about the parking lot, toting baskets of fresh fries and tangy barbecue-pork sandwiches straight to car windows. Though Ossie’s closed its doors in 1984, loyal patrons never forgot the legendary barbecue joint where they received first kisses, proposed to their wives, and spent many a Friday night. It was the owner’s son—Rudy Boutwell—and his son-in-law—Chip Deupree—who came up with the idea to reopen the popular eatery more than 30 years later. The duo unearthed a handwritten copy of Rudy’s father’s famous barbecue sauce and fired up the grills in the restaurant’s original location. Today, cooks continue to whip up the beloved barbecue plates, chic-loin sandwiches, and hand-battered onion rings that made the original location a local favorite. The skilled cooks use Chip’s mother’s recipe to craft the creamy potato salad that was lauded by reporters from Mobile Bay magazine. Succulent barbecue sandwiches get devoured within the booths that line the lively dining room; elsewhere, drive-thru service facilitates a quick snack within the comfort of a car or atop a small pony dressed up to look like a car.
3915 Government Blvd
Mobile,
AL
US
In 1958, spirits were high in Tuscaloosa as Paul “Bear” Bryant began his long career as coach of the Crimson Tide football team and John “Big Daddy” Bishop opened up the first Dreamland Café just south of town. Bishop was a brick mason by trade and began selling simple meals of grilled barbecue pork ribs with his wife, Miss Lilly, as a way to get a little extra cash. Little did the Bishops know that their bustling barbecue shack off of Highway 82 would blossom into 8 locations. A bona fide southern institution, the Café is famous for its tangy secret barbecue sauce, meaty slabs of slow-cooked ribs, and creamy, ambrosial banana pudding. Today, the slightly larger menu satisfies cravings for old-school Alabama barbecue recipes with pulled pork, hickory-grilled chicken, baked beans, and coleslaw. Living up to the Café's motto—“Ain't Nothing Like 'Em Nowhere"—Dreamland's famous ribs are a cultural touchstone of the state of Alabama, like a haunting Hank Williams tune. At each location, a friendly, country-style hospitality shines forth in every door held open, earning the loyal patronage of families and local fans, as well as a raft of visiting celebrities and elected officials.
3314 Old Shell Rd
Mobile,
AL
US
Dick Russell's Bar-B-Q is your local hotspot for tasty homestyle cooking served with a warm, hearty smile. With lots of fresh, daily-featured specials and delicious homemade desserts it brings that true feeling of good ole southern hospitality. Their breakfast is second to none and the warm, crunchy biscuits have that straight-out-of-the-oven quality. From homemade patty sausage to the 10 oz. chopped steak dinner – it’s all not to be missed and made Gramma’s style. The friendly staff, quick service and quirky décor contributes to an unforgettable experience with more than fair prices. It’s not every day you come across such great and tasty selection and a courteous country atmosphere that makes you feel right at home.
5360 Highway 90 W
Mobile,
AL
US
The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint was born from humble beginnings but its delicious barbeque and its eclectic atmosphere continues to turn customers into fans (ShedHeds). The Shed’s award-winning food has been at the top of the list of most major competitions for the past eleven years. Whether it’s chicken wings you’re after or a full rack of baby back ribs, The Shed has got you covered. While you may come for the food, you’ll certainly stay for the ambiance. Each Shed location is unique and inspires customers to eat, drink, kick back, relax, and enjoy the best barbecue on the bayou.
5753 Old Shell Rd
Mobile,
AL
US
Enjoy finger-licking barbecue year-round at Tilmos Barbq in Mobile. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Have a large group? No problem. Head to Tilmos Barbq for easy seating. Shake off the stiff workday duds at Tilmos Barbq — attire is casual. Can't get enough of Tilmos Barbq's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. Drivers can access the parking lot next door. An average meal at Tilmos Barbq will set you back about $30.
10130 Airport Blvd
Mobile,
AL
US
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