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Looking for nice place to eat in Auburn

I always liked Niffer's when we visited.

Feb 21, 2012
Southlander in Central South

looking for hole in the wall iconic BBQ in alabama

A couple of other hole-in-the-wall places.
In Decatur, b.b. perrin's BBQ. This is more like a sports bar. Good pulled pork, good ribs. They have a sauce that's based on Dreamland's. Rib gumbo is pretty good, too.
Hickory Stick, on Alabama 20 in Decatur, has the kind of Q that doesn't need sauce. Awesome brunswick stew in season. Fried pies, though, don't come with Decatur area BBQ. Cream pies rule.
Just north of Warrior (which is north of B'ham), off the I-65 a couple of miles, Top Hot BBQ. A little of everything, good green beans, very very good Q, and be sure to get your fried pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Feb 12, 2012
Southlander in Central South

looking for hole in the wall iconic BBQ in alabama

Here are some BBQ places you NEVER hear mentioned: Hickory Stick in Decatur (only open for lunch and pickup until 5 p.m.). Whitt's in Decatur (and some other towns, too - to-go only, no dine-in). Top Hat in Warrior (with to-die-for fried pies).

Dec 15, 2011
Southlander in Central South

Tuscaloosa Alabama Chow

Tuscaloosa has had several very good restaurants open in the past few years, but we never get a chance to try them. Seems like people forget Cypress Inn in Northport - it's wonderful. When we have time and they're open, we try to get to Nicks Filet House AKA Nick's in the Sticks.

Dec 15, 2011
Southlander in Central South

The Sad Decline of Dreamland in Tuscaloosa

BTW, had Archibald's barbecue this past football season and was disappointed. Didn't get ribs, it was the pulled pork. Next time, we'll just bring our own from North Alabama.

Dec 15, 2011
Southlander in Central South

The Sad Decline of Dreamland in Tuscaloosa

Ate there for the first time (although I was a U of Alabama student in the 1970s) in 2009 - fabulous. Awesome. Went back in May 2010 - abysmal. I figured it was a fluke. Every restaurant has its off days. Haven't had a chance to go back.
Ate at a Dreamland in Muscle Shoals that was horrible, and it closed up soon after. The one in Huntsville was good. The one in downtown Birmingham (Southside) was good. I'm suspicious of any that are not the original.

Dec 15, 2011
Southlander in Central South

Tuscaloosa AL week

Cypress Inn in Northport.

Dec 15, 2011
Southlander in Central South