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Bob Sykes Barbeque Incorporated

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1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020-3418
+1 205-426-1400
10:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Birmingham, AL, USA
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bob Sykes is a good, solid BBQ joint. The potato salad is wonderful. They have great pies. And they actually make a really great hamburger as well!

Thank Kellye S
Birmingham, Alabama
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not for sure why everyone makes a big deal out of their BBQ. It's really nothing to write home about. The one plus is they do a lot for the community.

Thank KevinMuir
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend Bob Sykes just about anything you order is a winner. My all time favorites are chopped chicken plate, chili with grilled cheese, and fresh onion rings and slice of red velvet cake

Thank DebbieP3
Birmingham, Alabama
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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always order BBQ chicken at BBQ restaurants and this is definitely the place to get it. Hunks of chicken breast with that not too sweet, not too bitter Bob Sykes sauce. Sides of fried okra and mac n cheese couldn't compare to the delectable sandwich but were nice accompaniments. Lemon meringue pie was a sweet ending!

Thank Lynne N
Beaver Dam, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We knew by the smell of the smoke when you walked in the building we had picked the right place to eat! Had the chopped pork plate. The meat was delicious. On a side note, the onion rings were the best I have ever eaten! Wish had a plate of them right now!!!!!

Thank ptds1
Alabaster, Alabama
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

A little expensive but well worth it if you like barbeque. I do wish they'd put a little money in to the building though. Seems old and out dated. Did I mention I love their food? OMG THEIR ONION RINGS ARE TO KILL FOR!!!

Thank s0me0nespecial
New Orleans, Louisiana
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88 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Bob Sykes has been around a long time. The BBQ here adheres to the low and slow philosophy creating great flavor and satisfied BBQ lovers. My favorites are chicken and ribs. The beef is unique and worth a try. This is always a stop for me when traveling through the area.

Thank Bryan K
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Out of all the BBQ places in around Birmingham Alabama, I personally like Bob Syke's the best! Great food and friendly atmosphere!

Thank Kevin S
Bessemer, Alabama
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Sorry to write this but after previous complaints here goes... Bob Sykes USED to be my WEEKLY "go to" BBQ joint but... After yesterday's 4-sandwich order consisting of chicken breasts and smoked turkey i've changed my mind... used to eat here weekly, that changed to monthly and now i'm not sure WHEN i'll be back, the chicken and turkey BOTH... More 

Thank wvlngth10
New Braunfels, Texas
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We returned to Birmingham, after being away for quite awhile, and decided to meet up for lunch at Bob Sykes BBQ. Parking was tight, it always is, and the place was packed, it always is. Not much had changed from years ago, which is a very good thing when it come to a place like this. I had a BBQ'ed... More 

Thank Lazyday1111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?