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This Restaurant belongs to the category of Barbecue restaurant.
It's the best ribs in town. We eat there once a week at least. Pulled pork sandwiches are one of the best and generously portioned. It can be a little loud inside so if you have little ones who are sensitive to noise you may want to get your order to go, but I promise you won't regret it.
DELICIOUS!! Wish I didn’t live so far away! They stay busy but they are quick! Love the atmosphere. Plus you can order online ahead and skip the line! I want to try everything on the menu. Oh and the desserts are PHENOMENAL! Not sure what they put in food but everything from BBQ, mac-n-cheese, green beans and the BEST OKRA EVER! And I don’t typically eat okra!
The sides and desserts were incredibly good! Like Mamaw used to make! I thought the pulled pork was a bit dry, the ribs were great and had flavor without needing sauce
Food is awesome and always consistent. A local favorite!
Good service an food
The meal was great just like homemade
The pulled pork was chopped super fine with plenty of fat, gristle and hard pieces. No sizeable pieces of lean meat in this portion. The sauce was okay but nothing special. I didn't see any alternate offering to what was put on my plate. I'll take a hard pass on stopping in again.
We really enjoyed ourselves
Okay but some of the workers attitude stanks
A Bessemer landmark with good food and a friendly atmosphere
The onion rings are the best that I have found in the 205 area code so far.
Best barbeque in town. Possiblity the state.
The food was good. They have good desserts. Good atmosphere.
Great place too eat at. Inside especially!
Excellent food and service
Best place to get a salad. Always great BBQ and one of the best sauces in Alabama. I do wish they changed their fries, they are always dry and not as tasty as many other places.
HUBBY TOOK ME TO LUNCH...SALADS ARE SOOO GOOD!! DONT FORGET THE RED VELVET CAKE
This was my first visit and I really enjoyed it...I definitely would come back and I would recommend it to anybody that was in the area. great barbecue and a good place to eat
First time. Loved it. I've drove by so many times and they always had full house, now I understand why. Good service and kind staff
Their ribs are good sometimes and not so good at times.
Always a great place to eat. Everybody has an opinion about barbecue. but my experience has been from the many places that I have had in-state and out-of-state Bob Sykes is the best barbecue for my taste buds. I also want to thank Melanie and Van for the extra effort they went to on this particular visit.
Ribs, pulled pork and chicken continue to be the best you'll find anywhere. Pies are also very good.
Drive-thru service is horrible and food is okay...
The food was just simply delicious we had a great time great staff and I would recommend this place to everyone
Great Great food!! We get get to see friends that work there. Van Sykes is a nice nice person
I always get the rib and chicken plate!! Great smoke meat and red velvet
One of the last non-ironic bbq joints. Getting sort of pricey...but there's a Checkers across the street if money is tight.
Always get bbq when I visit but my go to dish at Bob Sykes is the red velvet cake! I always grab more than one slice when I go to Bessemer. I love it! Best yet
It's really crowded at lunch. Its Bar B Que not fast food
Hands down the worst BBQ I have tried. I am not sure if they serve it chopped and dry or I just got old meat which I doubt because they were fairly busy to have old dry meat. I only gave 2 stars because the sides and desserts were decent. Update, I wrote this as I was eating. I just walked out and saw a old couple eating pulled pork and there's looked nothing like ours. For 40 bucks I won't be back or send anyone else to eat here.
I like Bob Sykes but don't go after 7 or 7:30. Some of the employees are rude and make you feel like you are a bother. I understand that they have been there all day working but that is the business you are in...serving customers.
Good service good food
Thanks you of a good time
Food was not as good as usually serve good drive thru
Food was and always has been great.
ABSOLUTELY the best BBQ on the planet and the customer service is impeccable!!!!
That was some of the best barbecue I have ever ate very clean place to eat at if I am ever in the area I will make a stop
Not too clean and the service is rude at times. But some of the best BBQ in the south... Go Bob
Very good! Ya'lll should get some. Thanks Bob Sykes!
One of the best home cooked BBQ and homemade meals in. Alabama.....
Usually I have zero complaints about Bob Sykes but during my last visit the pork sandwich that I ordered had alot of very hard almost un-chewable pieces of pork in it, however the onion rings were huge & delicious. Although the place was completely packed around 12:30 on a Saturday, we didn't have to wait too long on our orders to come out. I really appreciate Bob Sykes allowing Oak Grove's cheerleaders to work for tips as a fundraiser.
We got 1 1/2 pound of bbq pork & sauce with a dozen buns, going the drive thru. The customer service was Awesome!!☺ The sauce & buns was Wonderful! The pork meat, was Totally NOT good. Tasted old. We were Very Disappointed!
Quick service. Good smoky flavor. Lots of sides. Friendly staff.
THE brisket is amazing gotta go on taco Tue have the large brisket nachos! OMG
This was a great piled high sandwich and fries Hit the spot
Great food and customer service
Had our 4th of July dinner there. They were completely swamped, but the staff never let their smile break. Service was great and food was phenomenal. One of our staples for dinner every week.
My family and I travel all over the country, as my husband and I travel for work. Every time we get to a new place, step one is to stake out where the best 2 or 3 places to get local eats are. Though we're not generally big BBQ people, we decided to give Bob Sykes a try, courtesy of most of the reviews. The result? I'm so freaking full I may not eat for the rest of the week. We kept it simple, and got the family pack for our family of 4, with mac and cheese (kiddos favorite), fried okra, and a slice each of pecan and coconut pie to share. Despite the fact that I'm pretty sure we each ate our weight in pulled pork, mac and okra, we still have plenty of leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. We also have pie, because again, we ate our weight in barbeque. We ordered online as a pick up, so I didn't get to see much of the inside, but what I saw was immaculately clean and orderly, and it smelled amazing. I was greeted almost immediately at the pick up counter, and then while the girl was getting my order finished up I was checked on by two other servers. That's some pretty impressive service, kids. Overall, this is definitely now on our list of favorite places to visit, and hubs and I may need to invest in stretchier pants. So thanks a lot Bob Sykes, for making me go shopping for sweats. But seriously, I highly recommend giving this place a try. You won't be disappointed!
Disgusting glorified Ketchup sauce. They ought to be ashamed of themselves.
Old friends taste
Best Red Velvet Cake and food
A nice place to enjoy good food and even better company!! Tell your friends! donny&brandon
Delicious barbecue and excellent strawberry short cake...
Simply the best! I grew up eating with Bob as a child in the 1950s and 60s and he was a good friend of my dad's. I no longer live in the area but eat at the current location as often as possible. The quality of the food is as great as it ever was and the family is obviously dedicated to the business. I'll be eating there again and again!
Good, tangy barbeque. Fresh veggies. Serves chopped beef, pork or chicken by the pound. Can't wait to try one of the recent specials...Smoked Wings!!!
It's one of the greatest BBQ places in Alabama.
Great bbq and burgers. You can get a working mom's special at the drive through on the way home from work.
It was a good experience, but a little crowded. The food was great! I love Bob Sykes!
The red velvet cake was delicious.
Best BBQ around.
I like this place a long time ago. My visit on tih occassion was bot as good. I had to wait a long time and once I got the food home it was not as tasty as it use to be. I will not take that long drive anymore for this barbeque.
Delicious.highly recommend. Wonderful experience all the way around from employees to customers.
The bbq was great. One of the best in Birmingham.
Real authentic super tasty bbq
Great BBQ! Took a rack home too!!
Best barbecue in Birmingham. The sauce!
The ribs, the pulled pork, onion rings, potato salad, strawberry shortcake...why are you reading a Google review?!?! Get in your car, drive to Bob Sykes, and eat something for goodness sake!
First visit here. The food was very bad. My friends had ribs and they were tough. Hard to get from the bone, my husband had pulled pork plate and it was full of gristle and my wings were undercooked and tough. Best thing was the okra, they were all I really like. The onion rings were just ok. I don't live in the area so will probably never visit again.
I love it and their Red Velvet Cake ... To die for
Food was delicious.. and service was great
Great pies and cakes. All homemade. BBQ is slow cooked/smoked to perfection. I love the BBQ half chicken. One of the best BBQ restaurants in the Birmingham metro area.
Great lunch selections. Brisket plate on point, earned the 5 stars itself. Friendly service & affordable pricing. You know exactly why they've been in business for 60 years.
Good food and not fancy, just good BBQ.
It's convenient and okay I really don't like the sauce but once I put my own sauce on it the meat is pretty tender and good
Fast and faulous as always
Great food... What can you say about a business that's is already known for their great BBQ. AA++ rating. Not for Vegetarians
Wonderful service! Wonderful food! Mac n cheese is the bomb! I come to Bessemer 1-2x a month to see my doctor and I always try to eat here afterwards.
Great red velvet cake.
The food is normally good. But on my last visit I had a bug in my drink and I was to far away to return it.
The people in the food was beyond excellent great job thanks for having us Syracuse New York
Great barbecue and onion rings, what more can you ask for! The cakes and pies are off the charts as well. I have been eating at Bob Sykes for over 40 years and have to go by everytime I am in Birmingham. I always get a couple of jars of sauce to take with me!
Bob Sykes is on point the food is delicious ans the customer service gives you that real Southern love
Too Much sauce.
I don't care for barbecue much,but Bob Sykes has me. The potatoes salad is awesome, the ribs are good, especially the meaty ones, sometimes they give you ribs that have little meat on them, the Red Velvet Cake is the real deal. The half chicken is ok, just needs to stay moist and they fail in that the chicken is dry. All in all it's a good spot for a lazy Saturday afternoon and a friendly family atmosphere
Meat is smoked daily. You can go in and watch them cooking it. They don't just do pork and beef either. My husband got the smoked turkey sandwich. He loved it. I've eaten there for years and have had everything on the menu and have never been disappointed.
Best BBQ I have had in awhile. Great service and food. You will not be disappointed. Don't forget dessert.
This restaurant has the absolute best BBQ I've ever eaten. I would recommend the "outside chopped pork" when ordering your meat. Its so evenly proportioned between the outside bark & the inside meat that you get that same taste & texture in every bite.
Best place to eat in the world. I just love the staff and owners.
Best BBQ in town. Great Staff.
Excellent food! Service was fast and all were very polite! Dining area was as clean as any I have ever encountered. Great family atmosphere ❤️❤️❤️
Small town feel. You walk in and see them grilling the meat right there. Their sauce is my favorite hands down. Their ribs are amazing. But mine and my fiance's favorite is the half chicken. Service is always friendly and helpful. I feel at home and I know I'll have amazing food everytime I'm there.
It's good to eat and it's right on time when u in a hurry
Good food. Customer service could be better.
My favorite BBQ spot good food and great service
Excellent food and staff!
Very Good & Filling !
A little slow.. but worth the wait
Yum! But hard to get out of because you cant see oncoming traffic because of some shrubbery they need to get rid of. I've had the front end of my car nearly knocked off a few times because of this!
Always good; and Have never had a rude or impatient person waiting on me to decide. GREAT place to eat.
This place has a family personality kind stafffelt like I was at home except for missing the little family pee pee contests, very very good homestyle cooking and very courteous service.I say to all involved in the running of that little place , very good service and food prep , plese keep up the great service and cooking .And thank you for making me feel closer to home
The best!! Always good. Love it
Great food good people
Nice place to eat . Good BBQ . Feels Like Home .
Great food great service Im there for the desserts specifically thoe . But a great place for all your bbq catering needs
Always fresh and delicious! Thanks guys you're the best!
My favorite place for barbecue for over 40 years
Very busy at lunch. Placed order to go and waited about 10 mins, not too bad considering number of people in there. Employees in the back were working as fast as the could. Even the man on the grill was cutting brisket. Cashiers were busy. Food was great, as usual. They were a little light on the brisket for the price.
Got the family pack. Everything good, except that the buns sucked. Better bread makes everything better.
You have to get that world famous sauce! Down home goodness!
Bob Sykes exceeds every expectation of what good pork BBQ should be.
The food the hospitality the customers are always great.
Great food, nice atmosphere, and genuinely nice staff! I will definitely be back and spread the word about this "must visit" restaurant. My experience was awesome starting from before I entered into the restaurant. The first thing I noticed was the sign outside the door that read ASAP and clarified "As Southern As Possible". Then as I stepped inside there was the delicious smell of the food cooking, and the open grill cooking on my right with a smiling welcoming cook. As I looked around I realized that I needed to go to the counter to order, and the menu was up on the wall behind the cashiers (like a fast food chain). As we stepped across to look over the menu we were welcomed by the politeness of the cashier. She asked if she could help us and take our order, and she was more than helpful to us newbys. She was courteous, patient, and took time to answer our questions and checked to see how to best place the order for the food we wanted. The sweet tea was fresh. The food was fresh, fast, and delicious. We had some to go orders that we needed also, and they even took those orders and waited until we were ready to go to prepare the food so it would not get cold while we enjoyed dinner. Then even after we were seated, and eating our food various members of the staff kept a regular check on is with a kind hearted "is everything okay?" and "Is there anything I can get for you?". The cashier that took our order even came out to check on us. It was just a wonderful overall experience from beginning to end.
In my opinion they have the best BBQ around
SOME OF THE BEST BARBECUE U WONNA TASTE I LOVE IT.
If you are a bobblehead hipster, go to Dreamland. If you want the real deal, it doesn't get any better than Bob Sykes.
We grew up in the area and moved away years ago, Bob Sykes is something we always love visiting and eating here!! We just got our fix for this trip and the food was amazing as ever!!
This review covers the 3 times I have visited here. The wait time has been fine. The people at the front have been friendly, patient and accurate. The food is great and of a great portion size. I recommend the onion rings.
First time in a few years to eat here. Onion rings were fantastic. Meat was served lukewarm ( special inside chopped). it was render and a good amount for a small sandwich. Sauce didn't impress. Chocolate pie was horrible. Merangue was overcooked and the chocolate was gritty.
Speedy and accurate.. I love it.. Oh and the red velvet cake is to dye for..
Yummy food nice people
I love walking in & smelling the meat smoking on the right side of the restaurant. I try to eat here as often as possible. The ribs are fall off the bone good, so yummy, It is Just a wonderful dining experience.
Went through drive-through for convenience. I might have made a better selection if their board were igger and a little more descriptive.
Nice place and people, I just didn't care for their barbecue sauce. Their burgers are Great with or without the special sauce.The onion rings lack flavor. Good sweet tea. Some times it gets Smokey inside from a lack of ventilation at the open barbecue pit. But that's also why it smells so good .
This place has delicious beef brisket on Wednesday! They even give me luscious crust almost like a burnt end! DELICIOUS!!! I would have pictures, but I had to dig in.
Awesome food service and staff
Ok so I just came from there like 20 min ago with my family right,as soon as we get in there the lady with the glasses at the cash register was just being very smart and rude all because I asked her to change my order ok so after that she starts to stare at me and my friends like we didn’t belong there by the way we are black she was visibly talking about us with her coworkers and It made me very uncomfortable and they did this until it was time for us to leave mind you but before that I had asked them did they have any cake I asked this when we first got there they told me they was out ok fine... so about ten min later they only black worker in there manages to fine a extra cake to sell me the white coworker came and snatch it out of her hand and said she already sold it but it was really hers to take home smh I will never go thee again ever I have never been treated like that before really was the most Disgusting place I ever been and I will never go back again and this all happen tonight Saturday March 2
I got a pork potato and it was amazing!!! Not to mention the red velvet cake which is even better!!! Everything that I saw come out looked amazing and had great size portions. The service was great and it was fast for the amount of people that was there for lunch!!! Bob Sykes is the Best!!!!
This place has some of the best barbecue in the best onion rings that I have ever eaten. I go here at least once a week. Occasionally there is a mixup with the order when they are really busy, but other than that this is my favorite barbecue place in town.
Serving size, quick service, and friendly staff. Always a quality meal.
Always fast and friendly. I have been knowing Can Skye's for a while.
Baked beans were not great, fries were cool but sandwich okay.
Very pleasant place to get great BBQ. Good service. Will recommend for great BBQ.
Great BBQ! The onion rings are AMAZING! An institution in Bessemer.
Great food, had to take some home. Potions are big.
Best bbq in bham (bessemer)
Bob Sykes b .b. q is great food try it
The food is delicious. I would give 5 stars if the cashier's were nicer to first timers. They get very annoyed if you think green beans might be on the menu.
Good place to eat, helping out Troop 477
Very good BBQ! They know how to cook BBQ ribs down to perfection! The make a BBQ sandwich so good you will slap your mama!
My family and I have been going to Bob Sykes for years. I literally grew up eating there as a kid and still do.My parents go there all the time. My grandparents started eating there when they first opened. The food is always Fresh and Hot. The service is Superb. The employees are always Friendly and Helpful. Van (The Owner) is the Nicest man you'll ever meet. He greets you every time you walk in and always makes you feel welcome. I just can't say enough about this place to do it Justice. I think Everyone should know just How Awesome Bob Sykes is. I'm not exaggerating please come check it out for yourself.... You'll be glad you did. I wish there were more places like this one.I would eat there everyday if I could. If you've never ate here before I Highly Recommend it. It's by far the Best Place to Eat in Alabama.
Great place to get bar-b-q... in the cakes are so good you can taste the flavored butter and everything
Delicious, the baked potato is wonderful and the red velvet cake melts in your mouth!
They're the definition of a good BBQ! Famous for Guy coming in to visit them. Outstanding friendly service. I love coming to eat great food and that's what you get.
If you're as American as me and love a traditional put Bbq then add this to your next hot spot! Awesome food,great service,and damn good pricing.
Food was delicious!! Service was fast, restaurant was extremely clean,I loved watching the indoor grilling!! I recommend the Big Bob Cheese Burger!!!
Only thing smoking is the cakes. They are so good. The food is not that good to me.
It's been a while since I've been. The food was good, and compared to others, I would grade it as average. Granted, I'm not a BBQ expect.
The red velvet cake was delicious and was a very nice size portion ...the baked beans the wasn't hitting on shhh neither was the potato salad ... the barbecue pulled was okay I will be returning to get some red velvet cake
Good food enjoyed a lengthy lunch with siblings
My date decided on stopping here for dinner after the original choice was closed for the weekend. I opted for the cheeseburger, no mustard, with potato salad and onion rings. While he ranted and raved over his BBQ beef sandwich and fries, I considered my meal to be...just average. The onion rings, while hot and plentiful, seemed to be missing something. Namely taste. I thought they could've used possibly some salt or some kind of other seasoning. The cheeseburger was...just ok. It was meat, cheese pickles and sauce. Nothing to write Mom about. However, it was cooked well done as i like my burgers to be cooked. Lastly, I didn't care for the potato salad. Too tangy in my opinion. Bob Sykes is a legend here in Jefferson County. I know. But what I ordered just didn't hit the mark as I hoped it would. Before I get stoned for the 3 stars, I will return soon and try the pork or smoked turkey or the chicken. Maybe I'll have better luck next time.
Usually the food here is good. I prefer Bob Sykes over the other Bar-B-Q places in town but my last visit may be my last. About twice a week I stop by to pick up a rib sandwich to take with me to work. I like the sauce but I prefer to get it on the side. When I got to work and was ready to eat, I noticed that the ribs were hard and dry. I think they had been microwaved which just ruined the meat. I don't usually complain but this was a waste of money and time.
Pretty great bbq and reasonably priced
Hands down the best ribs I’ve ever had! Not I my that but the service is amazing and you can see them cooking some of the meats too. That’s the cook in front of the sign. Also, the Mac and cheese is amazing! Their seasoning is on point and the atmosphere is awesome. The place is clean and they have a variety of desserts. I would defiantly make the 3hr drive again.
Bob Sykes has the most amazing BBQ in my opinion. I have tried a few different places but none of them compare to this place. Just keep in mind that all the food is made to order so you will have at least a 10-15 minute wait. If you drive up to the restaurant and see that they are packed, don't get discouraged. Their staff is very friendly and hard working. They will get your order out as fast as they can.
Bob burger was dry. Service is mediocre at drive thru! I wouldn't recommend the ribs.. Just been around for years, doesn't mean it's top notch!
Still the best barque in Bessemer, Al
Cashier was super friendly, clean environment. Food was worth about $5 a plate, I had ribs. So disappointed