North Alabama Barbecue Trail

Barbecue, barbeque, or simply Bar-B-Que, no matter how you spell it, locally owned restaurants across North Alabama know how to serve up the best dishes you've ever had to excite your taste buds. The North Alabama Barbecue Trail is your guide to finding these friendly eateries offering unique, family recipes to slow-cook tender pork, beef, and chicken accented with all the sides.


Whether your looking for chopped, pulled, or sliced barbecue, a slab of amazing ribs, or even a hefty baked potato over-stuffed with cubes of savory meat, one way to find our pit masters locations is to follow the savory aroma drifting over the Appalachian foothills of North Alabama, or the easiest way is to simply get our North Alabama Barbecue Trail brochure to discover your next big food destination.


To get your copy of the North Alabama Barbecue Trail click here to have one mailed to you.


Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q
1715 6th Ave. SE, Decatur, AL 35601
Daily 9:30 a.m-8:30 p.m.

Carlile’s Restaurant
23730 John T. Reid Parkway
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Tu-Sa 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 10:30-3 p.m.

Dales BBQ
10850 AL Hwy. 168, Boaz, AL 35957
M-Sa 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Greenbrier Restaurant
27028 Old Hwy. 20, Madison, AL 35758
Daily 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Jim ‘N Nick’s
Community Bar-B-Q
1851 Cherokee Ave. SW
Cullman, AL 35055
Su-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m.,
F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Jimbo’s Bar-B-Que, LLC
161 11th Ave. West, Guin, AL 35563
Th 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Fr 6 a.m.-8 p.m.,
 Sa 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Johnny’s Bar-B-Q
1401 4th St. SW, Cullman, AL 35055
Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

KC's Bar-B-Que                                                                                                                                                                                                              2302 County Park Rd.
Scottsboro, AL 35769
(256) 999-0425                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mon-Thur  10:30 to 8:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 to 9:00
Sun 11:00 to 3:00

L.O. Bishop BBQ
10 L. O. Bishop Lane, Cherokee, AL 35616
Catered Events Only

1490 West Main St., Centre, AL 35960
M-Fr 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

LawLers Barbecue Airport/Whitesburg
5004 A Whitesburg Dr. Suite A
Huntsville, AL 35802
M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

LawLers Barbecue Monrovia
1047 Jeff Road Suite 10
Monrovia, AL 35806
M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

LawLers Barbecue Athens
1506 Hwy. 72 E. / I-65 Exit 351
Athens, AL 35613
M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

LawLers Barbecue Madison
544 Hughes Rd., Madison, AL 35758
M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

LawLers Barbecue South Parkway
11310 South Parkway SW
Huntsville, AL 35803
M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

LawLers Barbecue Balch Road
1079 Balch Rd. Suite I, Madison, AL 35758
M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

LawLers Barbecue Meridianville
11818 Hwy 231/431 North
Meridianville, AL 35759
M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

LawLers Barbecue Hampton Cove
6727 Highway 431 S. Suite N
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

LawLers Barbecue Cullman
5781 Al. Highway 157
Cullman, AL 35058
M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Local Joe’s Trading Post
4967 Rainbow Drive
Rainbow City, AL 35906
M-Sa 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Mary's B-B-Q
179 Hurricane Creek Rd
Gurley, AL 35758
Wed-Sa 10am- 7 pm Su 10 am. to 5 pm

Mud Creek Restaurant
804 Co. Rd. 213
Hollywood, AL 35752
Tu-Sa 11 am- 8 pm Su 11 am. to 3 pm

New Market BBQ
5601 Winchester Rd.
New Market, AL 35761
F-Sa 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ole Dad’s Barbeque
14163 Hwy 231-431,
Hazel Green, AL 35750
Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Smokin' on the Boulevard
4080 Florence Blvd.
Florence, AL 35634
Th-Sa "When Ready-Till Dark or Sold Out!"



Cotton Pickin’ BBQ Cookoff
Historic Downtown Hartselle
Held in late July.
Professional and Backyard competitions bring
teams from across the southeast to Hartselle.
Music, vendors, antiques, a poker run, and a car,
truck & bike show. BBQ available for purchase

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Riverfest BBQ Festival
Ingall’s Harbor – Wheeler Lake
September each year
Alabama State Championship BBQ competition.
Over 70 teams from the southeast compete in this
event. Held annually at Ingall’s Harbor on the
banks of the TN River. Live music, kid’s events,
and plenty of BBQ is available for purchase.

Whistle Stop Festival
320 Church St., Huntsville
Always first weekend in May.
Two days of music, food,
and fun on the grounds
of the Historic Huntsville
Depot! Live entertainment,
children’s activity area,
and barbecue judging are
highlights of this annual

BBQ Trail Restuarants: