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Dreamland Bar-b-que

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3314 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36607-2507
+1 251-479-9898
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Carmel, Indiana
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Unpretentious dining with good food. Paper plates, plastic utensils and paper towel napkins. Food is the reason to go!

Thank Dorothy L
Mobile, Alabama
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A very casual place with carry out. Portions are large so don't make a mistake like I did and order two slabs of ribs for 4 people unless you love leftovers! Inexpensive and the sides are good, especially the coleslaw.

Thank Mojo106
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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165 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped there while traveling through Alabama. It's about 5 miles off I-10. We had some ribs, quesadillas, Mac n cheese, okra, and their fabulous desserts. Our waiter, Nick, did a great job. The food was awesome and service was quick. We were in and out and back on the interstate in about 45 minutes. It was a great pit... More 

Thank latraveler393
Mobile, Alabama
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Sorry people, but the only thing I order here are ribs. Not that they don't have other good food .... think I ordered something different on 2 occasions over the years, but the ribs are delectable! Something that is odd, is how the taste of the sauce can change. When they server the sauce with bread, it seems spicy hot,... More 

Thank chasb0lt
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting from out of town and gave this spot a try based on reviews. Amazing. Great food, big portions, fair prices. I wish they would stop using all disposable plates and cutlery, and use metal or china instead. Amazing pork, coleslaw, ribs, and tea. Probably the best pecan pie I have ever tried.

2 Thank David C
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A classic no frills Bar-b-que joint with a great reputation. Specialty is ribs and they are a very good choice. Located next to I-65 on Old Shell Road.

Thank Trigerfish
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120 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The service here is AMAZING! Ask for Ana, she was AMAZING! The food was good and we enjoyed the ribs, sausage and banana pudding!

Thank Jim S
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Have eaten here a few times while in Mobile. Ribs are good, but not the best. What is great is the pulled pork sandwich with pickles and cole slaw. Try it! And save room for banana pudding. Ladies at the counter are great as well.

Thank 15minsfame
Mobile, Alabama
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The problem with Dreamland is that it can easily become addictive. When you walk in, the smell of the open pit, immediately makes your mouth water. As much as I hate to admit it, they do ribs better than I do. The days vary, but the days they take them right off the pit, is definitely the best. Just went... More 

Thank chasb0lt
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Always love good BBQ and was not disappointed! And the fried okra was incredible. Great atmosphere, easy to find and good service.

Thank John W

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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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3314 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36607-2507
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: +1 251-479-9898

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?