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Bob Sykes Bar B Q

1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
+1 205-426-1400
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (19 reviews)
“pork” (17 reviews)
“fried okra” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
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1 - 10 of 167 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best barbecue in town, and best they have the best cheeseburgers and onion rings too. Love there sauce and cakes.

Thank Crystal F
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We lived here 30+ years ago, and I have been dreaming about Bob Sykes bar BQ...It was worth the wait! Fantastic BBQ, great service. Not in the best location, but well worth it. Fantastic pulled pork, coleslaw , fried okra, onion rings & ice tea...More

Thank Christine Z
pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for the great review and comment! We truly appreciate it. We hope you are home to stay! Look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 9 December 2017

Bob Sykes has been in business for several generations now and is just as good as it was when it started. The pulled pork is excellent! They have such good fried okra that we sometimes go by just for it to go with a meal...More

Thank JP-in-MD
pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for the great review and comment! We will continue to work hard everyday to provide you the best. Looking forward to serving you again very soon!

Reviewed 6 December 2017

This restaurant is filled with great staff and great food! The smoked turkey is a great choice as are the desserts!

Thank Adam S
pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you for the great review and comment! We truly appreciate it. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Yes, I’m loyal to Bessemer restaurants but this is our go to place for barbecue and my son loves the burgers. Best fries around and fabulous sides and specials. I hear the pies are great but I always get too full to try them. Add...More

Thank 1Sunny111
pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to serving you and your family soon. Be sure to save room for our homemade pies and cakes! Thanks again!

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

So that is a good sign. Small counter you order from. I wished I would not have rushed myself, I got the pork sandwich with slaw but totally would have gotten the half chicken or BBQ potato! Food was good though. Smoked very well. The...More

Thank rusty_fwg
pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for the review and comment! We look forward to serving you again soon. Thanks again!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

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
pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for contacting us regarding your recent visit. We take each comment and review seriously so we can reach perfection daily and make our customers happy. Do you remember what time of day you visited and day of the week? We will look into...More

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
pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

THANK YOU!!!! We at Bob Sykes Bbq are very thankful for customers like you! The Sykes family looks forward to seeing you very soon!

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
pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

WOW!!! Thank you for the great review!! We're happy you tried us for the first time and looking forward to serving you again in the future. Our family has been serving legendary Alabama bbq from the pit to the plate since 1957. Next time you...More

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
pit2plate, Owner at Bob Sykes Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

THANK YOU for the great review!

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566cliffp
3 January 2018|
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Response from redisbetter | Reviewed this property |
No,Bob Sykes does not serve alcohol,only fountain drinks and sweet/unsweetened tea.Been a patron since I was a teen.
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wookwookie
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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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