“Dad had the ideas Mom knew how to run a business And they both loved Bar-B-Que”

– Van Sykes


Bob Sykes Bbq Keeping the Fire Burning Since 1957….

  • Serving legendary BBQ on a seasoned pit.
  • Locally owned and operated by Three Generations of the Sykes family.
  • Voted Number 1 BBQ Sauce in Alabama. Known for Authentic Southern BBQ from the Pit to the Plate.
  • Known for Authentic Southern BBQ from the Pit to the Plate.
  • Barbecuing fresh pork shoulders over a natural fire of hickory coals.

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Our Reviews

Dave J.

Great beef brisket served Wednesday. Good flavor, tender and great with Bob Sykes sauce. Will get it again when available. Not like the beef brisket I got from another local BBQ place that was like over smoked dried out pot roast.

Tommy P. R.

Love the Sykes and all the employees, give you the best service…the food in wonderful and Van is the best… em out and try that sausage, it is great….

Alan F.

Awesome BBQ and the service was the best I’ve had in a long time! We had a group of motorcycle riders stop by and the manager made sure they took our order quickly and made sure we had a great time. I highly recommend them!

Kirt W. B.

The plate of ribs and the Bob sandwich both got better as we ate, the sauce isn’t sweet like some but just marinated in the meat as it sits. Very Good!!

Terri K. S.

The food is always wonderful, I travel from Fultondale, AL at least once a week and there are 2 other bbq places within 5 minutes of me. I luv it!!! Please consider adding fried green tomatoes I’d love you for it!!!!

Lakesha W.

That burger was so big, moist, and good. I will be making another trip by the end of the week. The customer service was great. All in all everything was excellent.

Katie W.

AWESOME food. Got a BBQ potatoes and it was delicious. We got so much food for 20 dollars. People were also very friendly. Highly recommend eating here.

Teresa A. L.

Ate at Bob Sykes yesterday, had the Big Bob special, one of our favorite places to eat, love their food their onion rings are awesome

Nancy F. A.

Bob Sykes offers Smoked Beef Brisket on Wednesday. It is delicious! Be sure to add cole-slaw, FF & sweet tea.

Anthony V. T.

Been in Bessemer 25 +years my office is 2 blocks away. vann sykes and their service will spoil you, oh and everything on the menu is excellent! !!

Curt D.

The pork sandwich is always amazing, but I’ve recently discovered the chicken baked potato! Wow! Better than words can say.

City of Bessemer Presents the Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival!

Proud to announce the City of Bessemer has signed on for another year as the Presenting Sponsor of the 10th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival set for April 27th. The City of Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley says “The Bob Sykes BBQ and Blues Festival has been a great event for the city of […]
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Bob Sykes Gives Back!

Since 2010, the Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival has provided funding for local charities and this year we’re happy to announce that a portion of the festival proceeds will benefit Red Mountain Grace a non-profit organization that provides housing to families of patients receiving long term medical care at hospitals throughout the City of […]
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Let Bob Sykes do the work for you this holiday season!

Call ahead to place your holiday meal orders that are ready to eat! 205-426-1400 Holiday Meal includes: Smoked or fried turkey breast Homemade Cornbread dressing Turkey giblet gravy Cranberry sauce Feeds 6-10 The Bob Sykes natural hickory smoked ham and turkey breast are smoked to perfection Sweeten up the holidays with our homemade desserts made […]
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Bob Sykes Tailgate Special

WIN the Bob Sykes Tailgate Special every Friday on our FB Page. Our Tailgate Special includes a slab of ribs, 2 pint sides, toast and a gallon of tea. Be sure to go Like and Share!
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