FROM THE PIT TO THE PLATE ….

BOB SYKES BAR B Q KEEPING THE FIRE BURNING SINCE 1957

FROM THE PIT TO THE PLATE ….

BOB SYKES BAR B Q KEEPING THE FIRE BURNING SINCE 1957

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

– Van Sykes

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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.

Barbecuing fresh pork shoulders over a natural fire of hickory coals.

Original Founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance.

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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…..ck 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.

Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence

We’re pleased to announce that Bob Sykes Bar B Q has been recognized with a 2018 Travel Advisor Certificate of Excellence based on the consistently great reviews we’ve earned. Thank You!
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Smoking With Tradition

Van Sykes, right, stands with Jason Jewell in front of the barbecue pit and kitchen at Bob Sykes BBQ in Bessemer. Sykes and Jewell are the second and third generation, respectively, to run the restaurant that has been a family business since 1957. Watch the fire and tend the grill — that’s what it all […]
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Announcing the City of Bessemer and Metro PCS are presenting the Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival

Barbecue and Blues are a great combination so start planning for the 9th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival presented by the City of Bessemer and Metro PCS are set for Saturday, April 28, 2018. The event will combine the best of blues music and legendary Bob Sykes BBBQ at the beautiful DeBardeleben Park […]
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