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NEW on the Menu During Football Season!

November 1, 2018

Smoked Buffalo Wings tossed in our own Bob Sykes Wing Sauce. Available during football season every Friday and Saturday.


November 1, 2018

…is done right at Bob Sykes! Every Tuesday we serve authentic bbq tacos made with our smoked meat of your choice…pork, chicken or beef brisket. We also serve loaded bbq nachos and quesadillas!

Chili season …

November 1, 2018

when the chill arrives so does our delicious homemade chili. Bob Sykes chili is made fresh daily. Served on the menu daily.

Announcing the City of Bessemer and Metro PCS are presenting the Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival

March 2, 2018

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 […]

Smoking With Tradition

July 31, 2018

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 […]

Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence

July 31, 2018

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!

Van Sykes has mastered pit-to-plate barbecue by keeping business simple

March 2, 2018

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Bob Sykes Bbq Potato Salad Recipe

February 23, 2018

Bob Sykes Bar B-Q’s Potato Salad 4 pounds (4 large) Russet potatoes 1/2 cup sweet relish 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1 cup Hellmann’s (or heavy) mayonnaise 1 egg 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard 1/2 cup red pimentos Salt to taste Enjoy!  

Barbecue isn’t just business at Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q: it’s a way of life.

February 23, 2018

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Southern Foodways Alliance

February 22, 2018

  Bob Sykes BarB-Q   1724 9TH AVENUE N BESSEMER, AL 35020 (205) 426-1400 Originally from Cumberland City, Tennessee, Bob Sykes grew up in the country, experiencing hog killings and learning to smoke hams. As a young man during the Depression, Bob set out for Birmingham, seeking opportunity in the big city. He worked a […]