Reviews of Golden Rule BBQ of Pell City (Restaurant)

1700 Martin St N, Pell City, AL 35125, United States

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At present this business has a score of 4.1 over 5 and that rating has been based on 638 reviews.

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This Restaurant is classified in the category of Barbecue restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF Golden Rule BBQ of Pell City IN Alabama

Tina Overton

Best fried green tomatoes I've ever had,An I'm southern Tennessee girl,An can cook myself

Bob Plank

Fantastic food. The brisket was delicious! In town this weekend and decided to give this place a try. Glad we did!

Ashley Moran

Great family dinner pick up pack! Always excellent food and ready when we arrive from phone in order. Hidden jewel!

Terri Henderson Ward

Everything I ordered, but 1...they were out of. Then I wanted steak sauce and she brought me a bottle that was so empty, I had to put water in it, just to have some and was the second empty bottle she brought. It was ridiculous for a restaurant to be out of everything and blamed it on being a Sunday. No... that's the kitchen manager not doing there job.

Pattie Sanders

My salad was always was very good

Kelli Underwood

Service was wonderful, but whoever decides what is offered on the menu, is a moron. Wanted fried shrimp and okra; well the "new owner" has pulled both of these plus multiple other items from the menu. States that they want all of the restaurants to operate off of the same menu. If customer service is not important to them, me and mine will not be back. Plus, my husband ended up ordering the pulled chicken and this is all that he got.

Lara Polk

I highly recommend this place it has awesome food and awesome service. Our family goes on many different occasions and we get nothing but excellent service. I highly recommend it

Kevin Woods

My Fav BBQ of all times. Business lunch and it did not disappoint.

Van Warren

Great service i The staff was outstanding and very accommodating to me. I am in a wheelchair and found a very accessible.

Ron Struzik

Its Valentine's day and we got there before the rush. However, it took almost a hour to get our food and my fries were burnt. The waitress did a wonderful job keeping our drinks full.

Ches Garner

We enjoy visiting Golden Rule for a good cheeseburger during lunch.

Dean Shepherd

Excellent BBQ, really good service, fair prices.

Diane Franklin

We like eating a quick meal here. Food is good.

Terry Gann

It was great thanks to John and misty McCutcheon

Nicole White

Service wasn't so great and food was okay

Kevin Melton

Good food for the money

Josh Sutton

Food, atmosphere, and staff were excellent! Will definitely be back.

wendy Williams

Food was great, will go back again. Service was great too.

deb eley

Didn't get what I ordered, what I did get wasn't good. .however tea was good.. 2 people . It was $36 . Want be going back

Jay Painter

Great food great service..

A Hall

The food was great and the staff were awesome.

Tim Boling

Always a great place to go. Food is always outstanding. Service is wonderful. And everyone is always friendly.

Nita Parmenter

The food is always good. Great barbecue and Southern comfort food. Love the fried green tomatoes. Waitresses are attentive.

Wayne Martin

I enjoy eating here,wish rib eye would be been thicker cut.

Lori Edwards

Chopped inside pork BBQ PLate is amazing

Don Root

Pleasant service, good tea, courteous waitress!! Good bbq

Linda Ford

You can bribe me with those BBQ Salads!!!! THEY ARE DELICIOUS!!!

Tony Parker

Food was good. Service was slow. Appeared not to have enough waiters.

James Parsons

Food is pretty good

larry tumlin

Very good meal! Had the Big loaded potato. Very good.

Donna Morgan

We were really hungry & didn’t want to pick the wrong restaurant but we did... The food was nasty & the waitress act like she’d rather be any where else but there.. I really wanted to like it!

Gary Irwin

Terrible food !! Do not waste your money.. I will never go back there.. Tea was terrible. No tea taste. Just sweet sweet colored water .. BBQ dry dry dry.. BBQ sauce was awful.. Baked potato was not done. Baked beans were cold. Even the toast was soggy .Not eatable. Terrible !!

jimmy smith

Food and service was good.

Paige Mintz

Great food!

Frog Price

Our service was wonderful. The food was great and plentyful. Got more than we could finish. A great place for lunch and dinner. Had breakfast there a while back. Loved the breakfast sandwiches.

Ricky Blackerby

It was a great place to eat. Nice environment. Family friendly!!!

Myra Coleman


Genevieve Cooke

Husband and I stopped for lunch on our travels between Huntsville and Leeds. We both ordered meatloaf + 2 sides (lunch special) and were very happy with our meals. Service was attentive and fast, never allowing my iced tea glass to empty. That in itself was worth a good tip! We'll be back!

Beth Stathers

This place is what I like to call Hit or Miss. Sometimes the people are very friendly, the food is amazing and I enjoy being there. The other times the people are very rude, give horrible looks, on their cell phones and just bad customer service all the way around. When this happens you can garuntee the food is nasty, cold and just very greasy.

Jerry A Walker

BBQ sauce a little to spicy for my tastes, however don't let this keep you away. The smoke flavor in the meat is spot on. I had the half chicken BBQ plate, smoke flavor was delicious. Nice job folks...

Mike Wooley

We stopped in while out riding. Everything was outstanding. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They were on top of everything. The food was great. Thanks for a great experience. We will be back soon.

Sondra Koch

Why do you put cinnamon in your baked beans. The cinnamon was over powering. Could not eat it. BBQ pork was OK. Our server was real nice.

They Call Me Jo

dinning room clean and cozy. waitress/waiters friendly and knowledgeable. the fried green tomatoes were delicious I ordered some to go and ate on the way home. reasonably priced excellent food.

Kim Watson

Not the best bbq. Homemade chips were not crisp and fried green tomatoes were not and sliced a little too thick. Maybe just an off day. The service was good. Really nice people!!

Deidre Maston

The food and service was excellent.

Scott Swann

Good food and great service!


Very good food, people are really helpful

Vashe Sanders

I ordered a brisket meal and it was a chopped up piece of meat, I thought brisket was sliced so my meal was horrible.. 13$ and my meal wasn't right I was in the drive thru

W. Long

Good food!

Sideny Drew Henry

Great service and amazing food.

Julie Gilliard

The food here Was absolutely Awsome ! Our watress Ann was very sweet and did everything to make us feel comfortable!!! Recommend this place to everyone!

Brandie Kay

Always great food and nice servers

Foster Stevens

It's ok. Some people are still in love with the original in Irondale.

Mary Crew

Great food! Excellent service.

Carli Gaynor

Mediocre at best. Not much flavor. Portions are kind of small. Fried green tomatoes are pretty good.

Louis Carson

Good barbecue they make you feel right at home.

Reggie Felton

Good family atmosphere, nice host and cashier (I was driving west on I 40 and decided to give their brisket a was good except their sandwich came with pickles and I did t really like that on my brisket. I guess a lot of people do but not me. The meat itself was tender and had good taste. The sauce was very good as well.

papa wolfman

Great food. Great atmosphere. Friendly helpful staff. Great place for family dining.

Mark Johstono

I've been there before, that's why I'm so disappointed. The young fella that waited on me was fine, very nice... Unfortunately the food was not! The onion rings were OK(after I went back for the onion ring sauce) but the BBQ sandwich was dry! And tough! Parts of it I had to toss, it was like trying to chew shoe leather!! The order was to go, and I was already far down the road back to Georgia. If not, I'd have gone back. I've eaten there many times before, this hasn't happened any other time. If the Pell City location can no longer put together a nice BBQ sandwich, they should say so. I could've stopped in Irondale. Maybe next time I will. Very disappointing.

Bruce Weaver

Pretty good food and service.

Dale Miller

Good food, friendly, reasonable

JoJo Foster

I ordered a pulled pork sandwich and banana pudding. My banana pudding was more like banana soup and my sandwich on had a tablespoon of meat. But the sauce was delicious tho

Joan Ford

Good, crowded, slow with our meal. I like eating there. The food is great

Laura Searcy

Infriendly at drivethru ask for ketchup 3 times. Didn't get any ketchup.

Jeff Brannon

Great atmosphere and southern charm. Food ( brisket and chicken ) was delicious and served in a timely manner. The staff was quick and attentive. 5 Stars!!

James Costner

Good food, pricey at times. Order got mixed up but was quickly fixed.

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Kendalyn Darling

It was good!!

Mikr Reese

Awesome burgers!!

Barbara Sanders

Food was great. Waitress was great. Bathrooms needed cleaning.

Ronald Seiberling

Great BBQ and a friendly, hustleing staff. What's not to like?

Lyn Fields

Grew up visiting this location and has stayed consistent with great great service and food

Syd & Tay's Adventures

Great vegetables and burgers. Be prepared for longer drive thru wait.

Donna Hollis

Great food and people!

Jamie Singleton

The food was great loved the corn muffins and the service was fabulous and friendly

Angela Duck

Good food good service

Ben Poole

The sign said best bbq in the South. They lied. Quality barbecue doesn’t need to be cut with fat.

Joseph Albright

The service was 100 times better than the food. The macaroni was the best followed by the potato salad, the mini muffins, the pork barbecue and then the chicken. I am not saying anything was bad but just not as good as it was priced.

D.T. Piper

The only reason I didn't give it a one star is because we got good service. The food was mediocre at best. The meat was ok, but I wish I would've been asked if i wanted sweet bbq sauce poured all over it. Canned green beans were meh. Mashed potatoes were lacking butter, salt, and any creaminess. I don't know how you mess up mashed potatoes! Potato salad was too sweet. Collards were too sweet, and there was no pepper sauce on the table.

Regina Lesley

The golden rule is a great place to eat at I love the service and they're always so friendly I love you Golden Rule you are the best

Jerry Douglas

Great food

Christy Moncrief

Food wasn't that good and the waitress could of been better

Lawrence Skinner

Great food. Enjoyed it when the waitress yelled across the restaurant "Would you like another beer? Sir"

Lanette Calhoun

Great food excellent services


Maybe just not used to their style, but chopped BBQ was very tough, signature sauce was just ok and beans tasted like lighter fluid. Fries were pretty good.

Tessa McFry

Great food, and service. Very nice decor

Father Gray Bean

Good food.

William Frost

The food is ok not the best BBQ if you are wanting your drink refilled it can take some time because the waitress will disappear

Johnny Turner

Good food just not only bbq

Mark Brasher

Hot wings are awesome!

Kamela S. Spivey

Friendly & fast service, with some super tasty grub. Golden Rule is true southern BBQ to me, as well as their original location in Irondale being an iconic eatery!!

Pat Hamilton McMurrey

The service was great but the food was mediocre at Best. Baked potato half raw, green beans soggy and full of fat meat pieces and chicken just tasted weird. The place seemed clean and neat.

David Green

Pretty darn good jumbo bbq sandwich. Fries are homestyle and good. Banana pudding was outstanding.

Colby Isbell

Its pretty good... steak was ok salad was better an the potato was bout ask good as the steak.

Kerry Ballentine

Great food ! Fair prices. Service was great also. Will stop there again next time going through town.

Faye Mather

Every one is helpful and friendly

Leslie House

Very good restaurant with a variety of food!! Love the atmosphere and friendly staff!

Gary Smith

Excellent service and food

Samantha Wilson

Food was ok. Service was ok.

Bobby Raulerson

It was good,good service

Ashley Krampf

Wonderful food & service!

Mechelle Neighbors

Good service when Misty McCrutcheon, John McCrutcheon and Patty Castleberry are working.

Debra Thomas

L9ve the grilled chicken breast with white sauce

Cheryl Myers

Awesome food and most of the staff was very friendly, "The Golden Rule-to treat others as you would want to be treated!" Its on all their shirts, but I have to say that certain managers definitely need to work on their own professional people skills and personalities!

Lana Richerzhagen

Food is very good, employees are always polite and helpful

Lenell Gregg

Bbq is very good. Prices are reasonable. Friendly service.

Craig Thomas

The food was tasty. I ordered the combo with beef and half a chicken. I got a quarter of a chicken for $14.69. seemed a little light for the money. I will again say though that the food was quite tasty.

John Neel

Alabama BBQ. Nuff Said.

Wayne Littlejohn

Great atmosphere... Alcohol is served but still family friendly. The portions of Fish were HUGE. Decently priced, but wait times were a little longer than other restaurants I've been to.

Larry Morrow

Great BBQ at a great price and great service

Phantom 309

Slow service. The food was horrible. I would have felt bad to feed it to a dog. I feel ripped off. How could they possibly take money and serve that garbage? Awful awful awful. Wont be back!

George Boehmer

Excellent food. Love that white sauce!

Ashley Thompson

Visit my Grandpa a weekend out of each month from Florida, and this is where we ALWAYS go!! It's good food and friendly staff. Definitely recommend. ***Heard they've changed owners since my review***

Jimmy Wiggz

Awful BBQ! Gave them more than one chance but I guess people just don’t know good Q. Dry, over smoked, bland seasoning pork butt, every time seems like it’s the staffs first day, long waits with no crowd. The one saving grace was one persons politeness but I’m pretty sure everyone in there thinks work is a right not a privilege, I’ve consulted and managed many restaurants and bars and with great success...this one has no leadership or quality of food. Good luck eaters

John Abernathy

Good place to eat, great food and service!

John Motter

Great Bar-B-Que, catfish is very moist. The prices are very good.

Jason Gray

Great Philly cheese steak sandwich. Prices good, but sometimes you wait a while to get your food.

Greg G

Love me some Golden Rule!

Zack Krampf

The smoked turkey BLT was amazing! This place was very reasonably priced.

Danny Hallmark

Very courteous manager and servers. Regular customer, they always have been. Take out always correct. Great job.

Tim Falkins

Good food, nice staff.

Bill Thomas

One of the better-run locations of this chain. Friendly staff and good food even during busy time periods.

Bryan Abercrombie

Good barbecue great Brunswick stew

Jeff Skinner

Great food and service! Generous portions and reasonably priced. Right off the highway.

Suellen Tobler

Really good food

Samantha Crump

Great food very sweet staff will come again , love their butter/honey cornbread muffins

Terry Hyde

DELICIOUS as usual! My Barbeque and a steak my husband had were great! Sides were good as well. Very dependable food.

Nicole Haynes

The last 4 times I've went the mashed potatoes tastes sour. I ask for things when I order and don't receive it and it's clearly on my receipt. This place use to be a great place to eat but something has went terribly wrong in the last 6 months.

Diane Key

Eat there for the shrimp. This is the first time the food has been cold. The shrimp was actually the only thing hot. The baked potato would not even melt the butter.

Kathy Hester

My dad loved the sauce and the way the food was prepared.

mark whitaker

It was great food. Mark

James Rice

I'm a little biased. As a truck driver, I stop there often. It's my favorite BBQ. Their home style fries are my favorite thing. The service is excellent and they usually remember you, down to your special requests. No truck parking but there is a Walmart next door where I'm able to park my truck. Just like being in their lot.

Muthu m

Best restaurant in Pell City. Had great time with my friends and colleagues

Martin Windham

Usually stop for lunch salad. Pork was extremely dry yesterday. Great service though

Susan Davis

Good BBQ nice people takes too long to get your food very pleasant just need to work on the time to get you excited thank you Susan Davis

Brian Skelton

Great meal!!! Our waitress Yvette made our meal even better. Very attentive and great personality. Thanks. We will be back.

Stan Reed

I had the worst service, turkey was cold no honey mustard in my bag potato salad tasted old and then when I called they didn't want to fix the issue

Ben Fondren

Good food & service was great

Wanda Ellen

Service was great. My friend had country fried steak it was awesome. The veggie plates were okay. I know as a vegetarian I can go and get a decent meal.


The food was good. Service was quick and fast. I have eaten here very often. As i come,tgrough for work. I have never been disappointed with the service. It has been only a rare occasion that I was ever disappointed with any of the food.

Bill Rogers

Good variety...I had meat loaf and fried green tomatoes

Lola Williams

Terrible sauce pork was not Smoky tasting. Only good thing is that they serve real French fries

Glenda Adkins

Nice place good food

Tammy Nichols

Small child size meal served to an adult

jesse hare

Chopped pork was very dry and tough as leather , not satisfied at all

Louie Bettencourtt

Good food, good service. Worth a stop if you like BBQ.

Yvonne Miller

Very satisfied with our visit on 4/1.. I had ribs and they had great smoked flavor. Hubby had fried catfish. It was pretty good as well. Drinks refilled quickly. Rustic inside. Nice. Would def return

Chelle McElroy

Our favorite place! I recommend the fried green tomatoes, out of this world! Prices aren't outrageous for their delicious entrees that range from barbeque plates, lunch specials, to country dinner plates and salads! I highly recommend

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