Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Birmingham

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April 22, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Birmingham

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Birmingham on Tripadvisor.

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#13. Smokehouse Steak & Seafood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 348 Finley Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204-1050
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#12. Costa's Famous Bar-B-Q and Steaks

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 613 Springville Rd, Birmingham, AL 35215-7401
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#11. Rib-it-up

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 830 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3008
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#10. Moe's Original Bar B Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 731 29th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233-2809
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#9. Magnolia BBQ and Fish

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 1709 4th Ave N # 4, Birmingham, AL 35203-2003
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#8. Carlile's Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 3511 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222-2405
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#7. Johnny Ray's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3431 Colonnade Pkwy Ste 500, Birmingham, AL 35243-3232
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#6. Jim 'N Nick's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (127 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2831 Greystone Commercial Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242-2660
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#5. Full Moon Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (82 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 525 25th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233-3311
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#4. SAW’s Soul Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (881 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 215 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222-1932
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#3. Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (447 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1908 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
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#2. Dreamland BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (793 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-5416
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#1. Saw's Juke Joint

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (277 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1115 Dunston Ave, Birmingham, AL 35213-2132
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