Are you planning a roadtrip with the family or your girlfriends? If you’re a foodie (like me!) then you should follow my lead and take an Alabama Roadtrip, just like I plan to do!
I love southern food – and there’s none better than Alabama BBQ! There are several BBQ joints that have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, but I wanted to share the top 5 Alabama BBQ joints!
Now, don’t get me wrong. There’s so much more to Alabama than just the BBQ. They have some of the most beautiful beaches as well – and FULL on Southern hospitality ya’ll. One of my most favorite movies on the planet is Sweet Home Alabama.
The Alabama Tourism Department has made their declaration. 2015 is “The Year of Alabama BBQ”. What’s even more awesome is that you can EAT your way through Alabama’s best BBQ restaurants and discover the story behind each plate with this Alabama BBQ Trail App for your smartphone!
With the official Alabama BBQ Trail app, you can:
- Find information about the best barbecue restaurants in Alabama
- Get alerts when you’re near spots you’ve been wanting to try
- Mark off restaurants you’ve visited
- Earn badges and share your progress with friends
Our top 5 Alabama BBQ joints are…
1506 Highway 72 East, Athens, AL 35611
So what makes a great barbecue sandwich? For many, it’s tender and juicy pork with a distinctive smoked flavor, plus a mix of inside and outside meats, tucked in a soft bun substantial enough to not fall apart. LawLers offers just that, and you’ll find one of the best sandwiches anywhere at this fast-food-style barbecue joint.
1908 11th Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35205
Walk into any Jim ’N Nick’s Bar-B-Q location for the first time and you’ll notice that it isn’t your typical barbecue joint. The brick-and-wood décor and blues and Southern rock playing in the background offer a slightly more upscale experience than you might expect. The basket of hot and crusty cheese biscuits serves as a complimentary appetizer to any meal. The meats include a parade of Southern barbecue: pulled pork, Carolina-style pork and more.
1008 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209
Saw’s barbecue is North Carolina-style and served in a signature vinegar-based sauce. While you can only get Saw’s pulled pork, ribs, chicken with white sauce, stuffed potatoes and home-style sides in the restaurant, Saw’s Sauce is available online, in stores across Alabama and at other retailers throughout the country. Saw’s also boasts two sister restaurants in Birmingham – Saw’s Soul Kitchen and Saw’s Juke Joint.
23101 Hwy 72 East
Athens, AL 35613
Founded in 2011, 306 BBQ is a family owned and operated restaurant and catering business. This authentic Southern style BBQ is sure to have you asking for seconds. Dedicated to serving slow smoked barbeque meats and homestyle sides, 306 BBQ also prides itself on excellent service and a friendly staff. Come on in to find out why the word is spreading so fast about this fantastic BBQ!
Selma, AL 36703
Lannie’s award-winning barbecue is a restaurant in Selma that is popular among both locals and tourists. Lannie’s Bar-B-Q Spot in Selma, Ala., is one of the inaugural inductees into the Alabama Barbecue Hall of Fame.
Now, you won’t want to stop there. There’s plenty more BBQ in Alabama! Check out Alabama Food on Facebook & get ready to grab your napkins!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Alabama Tourism. The opinions and text are all mine.