Reviews of Local Joe's Trading Post (Catering)

4967 Rainbow Dr, Rainbow City, AL 35906, United States

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Here you have all the feddbacks of people who are using the services of Local Joe\'s Trading Post (Catering) in Alabama.

At the present this business has a score of 4.7 stars over 5 and this score is based on 242 reviews.

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This corresponds to the category of Southern restaurant (US).

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REVIEWS OF Local Joe's Trading Post IN Alabama

Deborah Gargon

The Food is So Good we ate there twice this week. .The Macaroons cookies are the Bomb !!

allison gillispie

It was $39 for Two Plates which that's a little high but it was good

Dianne Kelly

It's an awesome place with great food and atmosphere. It just needs fans on the new patio since its already 90 degrees here at 10 am and a bridge over the stream connecting the overflow parking lot with the business. Then it should be nearly perfect.

Joey Statum

One of the best! Try the smoke turkey you can't go wrong :-)

Gerry Cagle

Food and service is excellent.

Michelle Meyer

Great food

Willie Powell

Love the food the service is always good and quick


Brisket is so tender, I love the white sauce.

David Gramling

Great food interesting place

Robby Flick

Love this place! The sausage balls are wonderful

Jarrod Dendy

Great food.

Ann McNeal

Food great service

Gardens On Air

Fresh, Local Produce...and AWESOME Food

Linda Lang

Rally good barbecue.

Jordan Wise

This is truly a hidden gem in etowah county. It is so nice and laid-back and the food is always amazing.I personally believe you can never go wrong with a barbecue plate. It's all cooked to order so unless you call ahead you do have to wait, but waiting is half of the fun. They have a little store setup with some unusual finds. I do not know how they do it but everyone they hire always has the best attitudes and the friendliest welcomes. They truly make you feel like they remember you every single visit (It almost feels like they ask me how my mama is doing). This is without a doubt a place that I will continue to support.

Terry Murray

Great food

Matthew Niessen

Cute little place! Prices are kinda steep though, that'll kind of keep my money out of there. It's exactly what you think it will be when you drive up.

Jorrie Wimmer

Fast, friendly and delicious food.

Vicki Whitlock

We love going to Local Joe's! They are very nice and friendly. The food is very good!

Ina Sykes

Love their bbq and potato salad.

Dennis Miller

Great barbecue!! Friendly staff!!!

Terry Darden

It is great place and food

Phil Sims

The fried pies are awesome! I have eaten here several times and have always got my money's worth in the quality and quanity of the food.

Greg J

The loaded potato salad will make your tongue slap your brains out!!!

Tom Grubbs

Turkey sandwich is the best..

Janie Lawless

It was not what I expected but it was interesting. The food we ordered was good. Will probably go again sometime.

David Deck

Super good food and great, friendly staff.

Pavel Jícha

They cook here very good local food.


This is a great place to eat. You can dine in or carry out from a variety of available food items. The taste and quality of their smoked chicken, turkey, sausage and pork is always excellent and you can also purchase freshly cooked and packaged pork skins in a variety of flavors. And don't forget to pick up some freshly prepared dessert items. It's all good!

Him here

Hate to say it, but low value for the $$. If you have tons of $$ and don't mind average food, you are at home. If I had Microsoft stock and didn't have to work for my money this would be a quaint place.

Adam Brightman

Good BBQ and good selection of local goods

Haydn Hayes

Awesome Place with great food and staff. I highly recommend visting this restaurant.

Michael McMillan

Very good food!

Merrilyn Cook

What a wonderful place! Great food, friendly employees, unusual local products. It's a real gem.

Danielle McKim

The deserts are really good.

Wanda Stephens

Chicken breast was dry BBQ sauce too spicy baked beans were good

Gary Walthall

Country BBQ at it's finest. Good food and not to pricey. Staff is very nice. Have all kinds of different fudge too. Love this place! Going back to Alabama next week and will definitely go back for many lunches.

Lori Edwards

Love the atmosphere. BBQS are good. Honey and old rustic signs are a sight to see

Anita Bangs

Always great food and friendly family.

Sarah Hyatt

Good place to shop.

terry gwin

Great smoked pork but I rather use store bought sauce than theirs. Great homemade fried pies and fudge. Also the best potato salad in the county.


The best brisket anywhere. Good prices friendly people. Just a good place to eat with very reasonable prices

Kelly Maynor

Great BBQ all the sides are good also... be sure to ask for some Alabama white BBQ sauce! They have lots of local jellies, jams, honey and desserts especially the cake bites.

Mike Polk

Best food around. They also cater parties and events. Staff are super nice and helpful.

Juanita Godfrey

Awesome food and it's all prepared right there... they also cater large or small events

The Worst Fishing Show Ever

I had the pleasure of doing a review on local joes last weekend. To say I was pleased would be an understatement. Great service, great atmosphere, and great food. I scored the bbq well ( you can see the full review next week on the worst fishing show ever on Tuesday) all and all great place to go have a bbq.

Sanford McKim

Cute place. Friendly. Always great deserts. Turkey was good. Side dishes ok.

Sandra Stevens

Bbq is very good. but the buns are cold would be better if the warm them up just a little bit.

Paige Mintz

Love their BBQ Chicken Nachos and cake balls. I think they are open 10 to 7 during the week.

Tom Long

Very possibly the best BBQ sandwich in the world. Good people.

Micheal Stephens

Great people .try the smoked sausage its wonderful


Amazing bbq sandwiches. Pasta salad is great also!

Macius Darkwood

Good food

Scott Lumpkin

Excellent food, neat atmosphere.

Hannah Winningham

Amazing barbeque and friendly service

Christy Wills

You haven't lived until you have tried the grilled chicken Greek salad

Amanda Jo Wright

Very friendly staff and yummy goodies

Shae Sligh

Awesome food and service.

Kate Newman

Love the smothered chicken, potato salad, beans, and onion rings! Very nice staff also.

Brenda McCombs-Stephens

Omg this is the absolute best place EVER!! It's this little country store looking place but they by far have the best bbq in not just the state of Alabama but probably the south too. I've been a loyal patron for the past three years. They have delicious food and dessert as well as some really cool items they sell from local farmers. Their bbq sauce is awesome....its tangy and goes really well with the smoky flavor all their food has. My favorite is the turkey with a side of mac and cheese and a cake ball for dessert. They are open Monday through Saturday until 7p.m. and they also cater events...which I highly recommend because everyone will love it. I have done this on several occasions and that's all anyone talks about the whole time is how great the food is.

Jeremy Phillips

Awesome BBQ

Faye Roberts

Wonderful food!!!!

Glen Morton

Great food and friendly service ill b going back regularly

Gloria Scott

So very good and super nice people.

Charles Johnson

Best Barbecue,hands down,killer tator salad

Sandra Howard

They have the best smoked turkey that I have ever tasted and the staff are always friendly and very hard working!

Terri Lambert

Delicious food!

Timothy Gables

Best smoked turkey that I've had. Everything tastes like "Momma made it"

Jim Wyckoff

Outstanding food! Try the cheese straws!

Kent Back

Always a good experience!

Cindy Mobbs

Very good vegetables

Sharron Bradford

Awesome. The Tuscan Chicken Salad Is Off The Chain!!! Love this place!

Joe Duffin

Great Food! Friendly staff, orders for catering always on time and taste amazing! Let them earn your business, you won't be disappointed.

Sam Corvin

Really enjoyed our visit. We bought cookies and dip mix. Both were great.

Danny Evans

The ribs are the best I've had. All their other selections of meats are very good. Their side dishes are great too.

Donna Griffitt

Great food

Sarah Reaves

Best meals ever!! Homemade cookies, great sweet tea, just AMAZING

Sasha Bearden

Great food

Brandon Paulk

Great BBQ stop for gameday eats.

mat elis

Great little "Hole in the wall BBQ shack" and more! Limited inside seating, but they added some covered outside areas. Always friendly, prompt service, and tons of local choices you will only find there. This place used to be an old general store/true service station. You might not be able to tell by just visiting. They also cater, so if you are interested... please check them out!

Joann Gilliland

Awesome. Friendly, courteous,and the barbecue and potato salad, delicious. Comfortable, homey, country vibe.

Sean Pendergrass


Renae Etheredge

Wonderful food for celebrating OUR independence day

Alabama Discoveries and Adventures

Very friendly staff

April Peeler

Delicious pulled pork, great portions, some of the best turnips I’ve ever eaten out.

David Pitts

Great experience.

edward chaney

Very good. I've had turkey, chicken, brisket, ribs, and pulled pork. All the sides are good and if they have

Jeff Thompson

Great food. Best turkey I've ever had

mark silvey

I tried Local Joe's on 04-05-2018 for the first time and it is 5 Stars, they are the example of Southern hospitality. Their BBQ and smoked turkey breast is 1st place as I am concerned (haven't tried the side items yet). This is hands down my favorite BBQ place.

charley King

Smoked turkey is a very nice surprise. Excellent. The potato salad is also top notch. Cole slaw is quite good, a little different than most I have had. I'll be going back to try the pork, then I'll have a better basis for comparison since this is the only time I've had smoked turkey. If the other meats live up to the turkey it deserves 5 stars. Update: I returned and tried the pork. My standard for comparison in Alabama is Tin Top, down by Calera. This is not up to their standard. The meat is fine, but the sauce is lacking. This time I tried some of the pastry as well, which was very good. Overall I'll stick with the 4 star rating.

Arland Doss

Unique little store with good food and terrific people.

Dale Garrard

Great BBQ

Patti Wilborn

Awesome smoked turkey- my favorite potato salad ever!

Brenda Bone

The food is awesome!!

Kim May

Great BBQ. Nice folks.

mark shrader

Great place for shoes and boots

john black

Best BBQ ever.Love the white sauce.

Christopher McDowell

Very nice people..and very great food!!

Russ Moore

Love their turkey sandwich. Great food

John McElwee

Great place to stop in to grab a bite to eat. Great service with a smile.

McCain Gilbreath

Love The smoked Turkey!!!!

John Henry

Great little locally-owned joint on the roadside. Food is great and service is impeccable. Very friendly staff and even more surprising is customers even strike up a friendly conversation. Would definitely recommend a visit if in the area.

Donna Leipert

Awesome food


Great rib plate!!

William Harrell

My best bbq.

Maggie Hardin

Always great food and great service!

Mary Cook

Food is great !!!

Andrea Ray

Great food and customer service.

Jeff Harvey

Great food.

Jason Goggans

Excellent food. Quick service in a genuine country atmosphere.

Wendy Wallace

Great Atmosphere! Terrific place to eat lunch or grab a coffee. The owner and staff are very friendly. A regular coffee stop for my entire family.

flydinie .

Great food!

Terry Emmons

The apple pie was good,.....but I didn't get my cookie I paid for. We were already to far away when we discovered that the cookie was missing to turn around.☹

Bill Casterline

Very good food, friendly staff, very quaint/ cute general store atmosphere. Definitely recommend this place to all my friends

Mike Williams

Excellent food and service! Will definitely be back!

Jennifer Frost

Was really looking forward to stopping here because I had met the wonderful owners...the place is nice...very friendly staff...the food not so much. Sides are not good at all. Ribs had no meat on them...pulled pork was very fatty and lacked flavor. Prices are way too high for what you get...but we have had their catered food...the smoked chicken and chopped pork that were served were excellent. ..

Jeffery Coble

I am extremely disappointed with the staff and owners of this restaurant. There is no integrity or honor at Local Joe's. If you are considering eating or searching for employment at Local Joe's I highly discourage it. The manager, Joshua Stanfield, at this restaurant is completely unprofessional and tacky.

Maria Hayes

Love this place!!! Amazing food. The owners are the sweetest people. You will never have better smoked turkey anywhere.

Adam Gipson

Good food.

James A Hinton

Grest food.

Ben Nelson

Food is awesome. Prices are great.

Mark Steapleton


Quentin Qdub Webb

Stopped here for just to rest a sec during a bike ride and decided to eat a bite. I had the pork bbq sandwich. My mom had the same plus a side of potato salad and my daughter had the plain nachos and we all had a regular drink. After our meal, I had a fried coconut pie, my daughter had some brownie bites and my mom had a piece of peanut cluster candy. All of this homemade mind you. It was every bit fantastic. On top of the food the ladies taking our order and working the front were super friendly. Other than food they have several gift items such as homemade soaps, novelty foods and homemade jams and such. Definitely has made my list of must stops while traveling along Hwy. 411 next time

Kim Martin

Worth the little extra drive for their food. Always excellent!

Teresa Noblitt

Great food. Great atmosphere. Really enjoyed it

James Roberts

It was a little crowded due to the holiday. They have the best smoked turkey that is very tasty.

Audrey Kinard

Very beautiful atmosphere! Great food and lots of goodies to take home! I will be back for some more bbq with white bbq sause!!!

Amanda Johnson

Fast friendly service and amazing food. Dog friendly with the patio outside. Absoutley love this place.

Paula Stargel

Good Food. A little on the pricey side.

Jeremiah Mulligan

Great place

Matthew Tommie

Going here when I'm in town is always one of the highlights

Beth Andrade

Great Food

J austin my fit, fun, and family vlog

Good bbq when im in the area.

Tommie Goggans

They have a bakery in there with the best kinds of foods. Not to mention the turkey and BBQ is great too!

David Metallo

Stopped by for a smoked Turkey sandwich and it was delicious. The Turkey was very moist and perfectly smoked. Finished off with a strawberry and cream cheese pie which was also delicious!


Great food!

Rebecca Sherrell

Best place to eat.

Victor S.

Just had them cater my daughter’s wedding at J&D Farms! The food was absolutely delicious! Thank you guys for helping make this a beautiful, memorable day!

John Clarke

The best BBQ around...The owner Jodi will treat you like family.

Jeremy Randolph

My new favorite restaurant

Joe Veal

Good smoked turkey sandwich.


I love all of their food!!!

Gary Beason

Great BBQ & Ribs.!!

Ethan Sullens

Went to lunch with some folks and I was blown away. This is a honey hole you have tucked away! Excellent food and cozy atmosphere! Not to mention it's an entire country store! Coming back!

Stephen Norman

Great food and atmosphere!!! Friendly staff as well! Definitely be back!

Haron Shropshire

I change my mind about local joes it is pretty good

Teresa Robinson

Awesome bbq.

xseveb htwooh

I've drove by this place for years when I come down from Virginia and always smelt the food just never got the chance to stop until today from now on this is going to be a regular stop when I come down. The food was great prices were good staff was awesome

Loves to Travel

Awesome Bbq joint. Neat store inside. This is how Bbq should be served

Drake Jones

Great BBQ @awesome

Brent Leister

Some of the best BBQ in Rainbow City! Their pulled pork is awesome, but the smoked turkey is out of this world! Their white sauce is excellent on the turkey too!

Tinker Bell

Delicious BBQ and sauce. Sides are great also.

Brittany Byers

I have never been unsatisfied when I place an order from this fabulous place. They carry so many local goods too, which I love! Thanks for always keeping your customers 1st! You guys have beencrocking it since day 1! Thanks! From 1 super satisfied customer.

Paul Gore

Great BBQ and turkey sandwich.

Michael Dorsett

Best food in Alabama

Shelton Walker

Awesome Service. Awesome BBQ!

Mary Cason

Wonderful food and atmosphere. My friend and I stopped in to give Local Joe's a try and we were not disappointed. He got the smoked turkey, I had the pork. Both were delicious. Sides were very good, also. Quick service, clean dining room, and more treats, sweets, sauces, and jellies to purchase to take home were pluses. We certainly plan on returning and will quickly recommend Local Joe's to everyone. Prices are good, quality of food is excellent. A winner!

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