5535 15th Ave. E.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Just south of the University of Alabama sits the original Dreamland Bar-B-Que, first opened by John "Big Daddy" Bishop in 1958. The story goes that after a long career as a brick mason, Bishop was ready for a change. The idea to build a restaurant on the land next to his home came to him in a dream, and soon Bishop and his wife were selling ribs, sandwiches and more to regular customers. Once known for serving only ribs, white bread and sauce, today the restaurant boasts eight locations featuring pulled pork, chicken, traditional side items and desserts.