Reviews of Rusty's Bar-B-Q (Restaurant)

7484 Parkway Dr, Leeds, AL 35094, United States

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REVIEWS OF Rusty's Bar-B-Q IN Alabama

J. Sears

Everything is good

M. Golden

Had a great lunch here. Stopped on a cross country trip and well worth the stop. Great pie and ice cream as well. Sandwich was catfish and it was delicious!

Lynn Stevenson

Service great and food okay

starla gable

the BBQ salad was not that great will come back and try other things. The staff and place was very clean. just don't recommend the BBQ salad.

Quinton Diep

One of the woman who was working at the vegetarian station or who was serving the vegetarian was rude and disgusting. I can't believe a company like this would hire a person with this kind of mind set. If she does not like working with people she should quit or be removed from this company. Worst service I have ever received. I've received better service at run down places.

JW Terch

Had ribs. They fell off the bone and my preference is tender but have to pull off the bone. Sauce is by personal preference and I simply did not like house, sweet, hot or white. Service staff were friendly.

Catherine Maynard

Food is always good. Cashier could use a bit more customer service skills. No need in being stone cold.

Matthew Williamson

Good food, friendly staff. However, one must always check to go orders at counter as they are frequently incorrect.

Tracy Robinson

If you are driving through or never been here, I highly recommend them. They have been in several magazine and won several awards. The staff and atmosphere is great. Wonderful food, I usually get the pulled chicken with sweet sauce. Wonderful. Their hamburgers are like home cooked. No artificial meat. If you get a chance to eat here. Try their deviled eggs and peanut butter pie with your meal. Great place.

JD Bingman

Food was good but when you order a “Large” brisket sandwich basket for over $13 with a drink, 4 yes 4 slices of meat is a rip off. Would hate to see what the regular sandwich has on it. Not worth the price.

Trevis Nash

Great food

Anya Gorovaya

The best BBQ ribs in town. Love it! We live far away from them but come their weekly. Always order the same ribs slab with spicy baked beans. Yum! Thanks!

Zach Barton

My wife and I used Rusty's as the caterer for our wedding and we could not have been more pleased with their service! The food was fantastic and the prices were great. I recommend Rusty's to anyone in need of catering.

Jason Daggett

The best ribs for real!!!

Shaun McHugh

The best bbq in and around Birmingham. I'm from gulfshores alabama and we stop threw there whenever we are in or around the area. I had the rib plate and bbq beans and mac n cheese. Fast friendly staff great place .

David Wood

Awesome spicy sauce makes head barely sweat..

Walter Wear

Good food.

f edgar

Great BBQ friendly service

garrett bowling

Just had a pork sandwich and potato salad. The potato salad was pretty good. Pork was super dry, also called it in 10 minutes before I showed up and still had to wait 20 minutes. I need to give it another chance. The staff was super nice though.

tony johnson

Ordered Brisket and got what was a cross between pot roast and, well I really don't know. Runny weak BBQ sauce... Don't know about the pork but stay away from brisket...

jim bush

Always good food, good service and clean. I go often and love it.

Misty Allison

Good Food! Black eyed peas are absolutely DELICIOUS !

Michael Letlow

Fall off the bone ribs. Will be back

Gage Matthews

Overpriced and staff have been rude in the past

James Williamson

Always good food and service. Best BBQ in town.

Zan Lee

This place was not what I expected when you think about BBQ. Pull of pork wasn’t fresh and the pull of chicken didn’t taste like anything. The bbq saucewas not good and I was wondering if it was BNQ sauce. The turkey and sausage gumbo was really good.


Friendly staff. But the food is over priced. Meat was dry. Suppose to been rib tips and tastes like chicken. Quite a disappointment Big thumbs down!

Pam Keplinger

Delicious food. The staff were so nice. Can't wait to go back soon.

Rob West

Great food! Clean and a good service

roger reed

Sadly Ribs and brisket were more “gassy”

Chuck Boyd

Great food

Megan Hunt

The food is soooo good we had to call the chef out to complement his ribs!!! And the service is great too! Our dog was with us this time so we were sitting outside in the sun and they brought out an umbrella and a dish of water for her

Joan McMullin Terry

Some of the best BBQ & sides I have ever eaten! This place is a gem! The ribs are fabulous and the fried okra is outstanding. I have been dreaming about it and and finally back at Barber track this weekend so we can eat here as much as possible. Do not miss eating here, nice people and the food is delicious and huge portions and really reasonably priced.

Holly Phelps

Everything I had here was delicious!

Austin S

Friendly service, awesome food, we all loved it.

Tina Marie

The food is mediocre and the prices are extremely high for what you get. My pork sandwich was dry and chewy. I could only eat half of that and gave the rest to my dogs. My fries were so salty I couldn't eat them at all and were to salty to even give to the dogs...had to throw them away. We ordered carry out both times I have been there. Both times the order was incorrect. Both times were during the evening shift. There were a bunch of teenagers working both times. They do not care how your food looks (it's literally thrown in the box, beans running over onto other food, okra on top of all food), how much you get (half filled slaw once and once half filled beans) or whether you get what you ordered. They are in no hurry to wait on you and could care less if you complain. A pint of beans is $6.30 and it won't be full. Both times we ordered a sandwich and ribs with beans, fries, etc and paid $30-40. This place is really expensive for the area and expensive in comparison to other bbque restaurants. There are other bbques close to this place with better food, service and prices.

Kane's Korner

The food was delicious and I will definitely be back to try the other stuff on the menu. The rib tips was very tender and tasty.

Joe Rinehuls

Rusty's is a great BBQ restaurant. Order at the counter and have the meal brought to your table. I've had the pork sandwich, the brisket sandwich, and the cheeseburger. I've accompanied those sandwiches with either fries or onion rings. All were delicious but the brisket has been my favorite. To not have table service, plates or silver ware (all paper and plastic) , the food is a little pricey.

Phoeny Li

Best ribs and collards, period. Generous portions, rich flavors, perfect texture. Meat melted in mouth (even the bones)... I wish I lived closer so I could try more of their food. Will definitely stop here every time I'm in Birmingham.

Brian Barbieri

The folks at the Barber Museum unequivocally recommended Rusty's when asked where to eat nearby, they said it was the best BBQ in the area, and they weren't lying! The brisket and ribs were cooked perfectly, just fell apart, the Mac n cheese as good as any back home in New Orleans, and the fried okra was toothsome, indeed. The service is great n Rusty himself came up to ask how we liked it. Can't say enough good stuff about this place.

Jim Gibb

Had the sampler plate for one, with fried okra and green beans on the side. Good job smoking, guys. Nice taste, no burnt ends too harsh the flavor. The sides were generous portions, the okra I really enjoyed. The sauces weren't my speed, but for context, they usually aren't. For me, you don't put ketchup on spaghetti, so if the barbecue is done right, why would I use sauce? Easy to find, lots of parking. I'd eat here again.

Deon Zambrano

Great place to eat! Different varieties of sauces and great sweet tea! Definitely new spot for BBQ in Leeds!

linda mixon

Wonderful mom and pops type place to eat. Love their brisket chili. And bbq is yummy! Lots of sides and desserts to choose from. Friendly staff.

Melanie Payne

Rusty's makes the most tender flavorful ribs I have ever eaten. I am talking fall off the bone tender and moist! The BBQ chicken and plates are great too, with good old fashioned sides.

Jeff Bundenthal

Great food & service.

Richard Silva

In town from CA for work and was working across the street, so I gave it a shot for lunch. Rusty's did not disappoint! I told the gal it was my first time, she asked what I liked and recommended the Brisket Cheesesteak. It was a great recommendation. Since last week I've tried the Ribs and Bacon Cheeseburger. I don't think there is anything on the menu that would disappoint. Highly recommend!!!

Dane Poset

Great sauce selection. I had a brisket sandwich with the onion rings, it was excellent.

adam ledbetter

Best double bacon cheeseburger in town! Very clean dining area and very friendly staff.

Kelly Dawn Anderson

Good homemade food, friendly folks.

Duane Davis

I went there for the first time Sunday.The food "ok"! Very expensive and very long wait

Calvin Summers

Most consistent BBQ in the area! Only a few minutes away from Barber Motorsports Park so it's a great spot if you're in town for the race

Joel Thrash

Great BBQ, friendly staff, decent prices

Jake Geisz

Going here I really didn't know what to expect, but after one bite of my food it became my favorite BBQ place in Alabama. The food was great and so was the service and the prices were pretty low too. P.S. buy a slice of pie it's 120% worth it

Andrew Barber

Always a great meal at Rusty’s

Bruce Weaver

The BBQ is okay. I've been in there several times. I feel like I'm intruding on their time. Like pay, here's the food, leave now.


Great location, good food, great service, and excellent sauce collection

Randy Johnson

The food and the staff were A plus great

Darrell Raley

Overpriced, not very friendly. Probably won't go back. I don't care how good the food is. The attitudes there are deplorable.

angel conzalina

Omg it smells so amazing I could've eaten the wallpaper! I got the large turkey sandwich and mashed potatoes. Amazing. Sweet servers, fast service

Ray Torrillo

Excellent BBQ. Friendly people. I highly recommend Rusty's!

Michael Handley

Good Bar B Q

ALFredo Cuomo

This is no joke People. This place is one of my favorite BBQ eats in America yes America not just Birmingham or Alabama. This is my Pit Stop whenever I’m passing thru from Cincinnati, Ohio. My favorite are the Ribs, Vinegar Slaw, and Spicy Baked Beans. The choice of sauces(House is the best FYI) on the table would make anyone become a Spoiled Brat. To top it off, must try their desserts. ALL OF THEM ARE GOOD!

Edward Cowan

Very good potato salad tonight I reall enjoyed it.

Abigail Christie

If you are a Coca-Cola fan, you are out of luck here. The bottles of sauce that were sitting on the tables were in DESPERATE need of being cleaned. In fact the entire establishment could use a thorough cleaning. The French fries were okay, just not a lot of flavor. The burger was kind of bland. They only have processed cheese. I suggested they might want to look into that, I was told the owner would not do that. If I could give a rating lower than one star I would. Will not be going back there again.

Margie Akins

Great food and people working there.

Michael Fortenberry

Good local Alabama BBQ! I had the ribs and they were terrific. Well smoked with good flavor; falling off the bone meat. Everything is going on great for this local barbecue spot! Highly recommended to anyone in the area.

Seabass K.

Good food, nice place, good atmosphere. It's all just right.

Nathan Burdette

The best Burger in Alabama

Bill Cole

The best hamburger!

Greg James

Food was good. Staff was friendly. BBQ sauces were excellent!

Patrick majilton

Good brisket, small portions.

Derrick McDaniel

Good service good food

Brandy Jones

Chewy pork, overcooked potato and the sauce was vinager with some color added. The food portions do not add up for the price.

Chris S

Ribs and chicken good pork was dry

Shai White

If you haven't tried Rusty's, you're definitely missing out!!! They have four different BBQ sauces to choose from. The service is always great!! Definitely a very 'southern hospitality' kind of place. I personally love the music, too. Ribs, chicken, pork... They have it all and they do it PERFECT! Definitely be sure to grab a plate of ribs, they slide right off the bone!! They also have an amazing sampler platter that I would highly recommend.

Curtis Palmer

My wife and I were driving back home from Mississippi to Georgia from picking up a tractor. I hadn't been to Leeds since 2004 when I raced at Barber. We stopped at this exit to find a place to walk around and get gas when we came up on this gem! I wasn't in the mood for BBQ, so I got the hamburger steak, my wife got the pork plate. Except for the pork having a little too much fat in it, everything else was great! The food tasted like homemade. Even the gravy wasn't the generic stuff you get everywhere else. I definitely plan to tell anyone I know going through Leeds to stop here from now on!

Jason McCrory

I have wanted to try Rusty's BBQ for awhile now. I am not disappointed. Fortunately I have recently moved closer to this restaurant and my only problem it's deciding what to eat when I am there. The sign says BBQ but the possibilities are endless. From Burger, Ribs, BBQ baked potato, collard greens, black eyed peas, and the best cornbread since my grandmother's own recipe. The question is not whether you should try Rusty's BBQ but rather how often you frequent this amazing restaurant in the heart of Leeds, Alabama.

Gabriel Marrero

This is real Alabama BBQ! Try that sweet vinegar slaw, so delicious!

Chad Johnson

I've heard good things about Rusty's, and it was good stuff! I'm picky about fat on ribs, which was a bit much for my liking (but some people actually really like it that way), but above average for sure in that regard, and what made them good was the rub (seasoning). Mac and cheese was fabulous, fries are soft and good, cheeseburgers are good. The best part, personally by far: pork ribs nachos!!

GKM Equestrian

Best BBQ anywhere! Love this place.

Jeff Shep

Was told about this place at the hotel we were staying it seems to be popular with the locals I guess but I was not impressed with the food came down for some good Southern barbecue but was very disappointed

lee peoples

Excellent burgers and bbq! Great service and atmosphere. Bring your family and enjoy!

Sue Sikes

Food was good. Didn't take long to get our order. Service with a smile.

Jared Zink

Excellent BBQ. Love the variety of sauces.

Graham Tomlin

Rusty personally wrote me a note on postcard and mailed to me after my previous review with a $20 gift card. They have obviously stepped up their game in every aspect.. The food is always good but this time is was Great. The staff were incredibly friendly and easily able to contact Rusty when had a question regarding how to run new gift cards which was great to see how easily attainable and hands on. Since my last visit I cant stop craving everything as it was all cooked fresh and felt extremely welcomed and even more importantly valued my business even though coming just before closing. To know my little rating and review can have this big of an impact and Rusty, the owner really listened and took to heart anf time to make it right is a huge astonishing deal and very meaningful to me as a guest who now will go nowhere else on this part of town for bbq. Thank you all and Rusty especially! Great job! Other business should take note and follow your lead. My only recommendation would be to update the interior decor if by doing nothing more than new booths tables and chairs and this Restaurant could really be the staple and landmark I'm sure would love to be .. Even more than already are to many residing in this community. But..with food trucks having such great food and run down trucks.. The food is what matters overall and service and theyre A+ on this!

Jay Dub

Been eating here for years. Moved away for a year and had terrible BarBQ while traveling. Moved back to Birmingham and went to Rusty’s and finally home with their ribs and Oh that peanut butter pie! Hands down best BBQ around.

Melinda De La Cruz

Rusty’s Barbecue has great food! I’m from Texas, and pretty picky when it comes to brisket. Rusty’s brisket melts in your mouth. They offer lots of sides and yummy desserts as well. When we visit Bass Pro, we always get a great meal at Rusty’s.

. Harris

Fantastic BBQ. Priced well - you won't leave hungry....

Candace Lewis

Great customer service, the food is excellent. I will definitely return often

Joshua Faucett

Great atmosphere and wonderful foods.

Melissa Thorn

Best ribs. Vinegar Slaw was good. baked beans was ok. The bread was just 2 pieces of plain bread. Do plan on going back. Good food

Deshea Robertson

We didn't eat here but my daughter needed to use the restroom and they were closed but let us in to use their restroom anyway and I thought that was really awesome of them. Very nice people

Benjamin Marsh

Great barbeque, Good service, large portions and affordable prices

Frances Taylor

It smelled delicious and and had a great flavor.. I had the BBQ pork and fries. The meat was tender and juicy with a awesome smoked flavor ..the fries were perfect..and my daughter really loved the freshly made onion rings...The sweet tea is good ole southern sweet tea...Just right ..

Sharon Wilkins

Rusty's Turkey Sausage Gumbo, an unusual item on a typical barbecue restaurant, was delicious and reasonably priced. Their iced tea was also great.

Dan Turner

Always good food and music playing. Service is great. Holds true to the idea that the best foods found in the one off places. Don't hesitate , just get there.

Jamey Edwards

Rusty makes a consistent and awesome bar-b-q. Ribs are excellent and the pork is awesome. The sides are excellent. Service is great Thanks to the staff and Rusty

Samantha Bickford

I'm always excited to try a local place when I'm visiting somewhere new and this was no exception. I won't say I was disappointed, but it just wasn't as good as I was expecting. The pulled pork itself was very good, but the sides were kind of disappointing. My mashed taters were very salty and I love salt so that's really saying something. They also just light much flavor. They were more like just whipped boiled potatoes with no butter or milk. They even had that clear look to them. The corn on the cob was also just watery & flavorless. All in all, go there for the meat and skip everything else.

Cassandra Naylor

We always enjoy our meals at Rusty's. The food is great.

Mrs Chilly

Highly seasoned food. I just prefer to taste the food I'm eating over the spices used.

Father Gray Bean

Great BBQ....good homemade pies.

lil poop

I loved it! We love the mom and pop places. Great food !

Brian Marcus

Exellent bbq and sides. Great menu and good service...but a little slow, but worth the wait

Matti Daddy

Great food. Friendly staff. Word of advice. Always check your take out order before you leave restaurant. Unfortunately, take out orders frequently are incorrect.

Michael Gary

Very popular locally but the BBQ has an intense smokiness which I personally found to be a bit much. The wait staff was efficient and very friendly.

Lori Maes

Reply enjoyed our visit. Food and service was excellent, restaurant was clean. Will definitely be back. Lori Maes....Anniston, Alabama.

Jonathan Campbell

Nothing to write home about if you know that ribs that fall off the bone are not cooked right. And there white sauce is bland like the others. The greens had hot sausage that was way over cooked. I have heard so much about Rusty’s being so great, but I’ll have Jim-n-nicks over this place, plus I was in Rusty’s after the race on top of it all.

Matt Houghtaling

This is a great place to have bbq .Come to Leeds once a year and this is were I eat,awesome food.

nathan blount

Got the sampler with greens, sweet baked beans, and jalapeno cheese cornbread as the side. With a drink, the total came out to nearly $20. None of the meats were that impressive to me. The pulled pork and ribs were both really bland. The smoked chicken was the best of the three meats, it actually had some flavor. Ribs were really tender, good texture, just lacked flavor. Tried all the sauces, id rate them average. Greens were really good. Sweet beans tasted a bit too much 'out of the can'. The jalapeno cornbread was fantastic. Would I eat here again? Yes. Was it worth the $20 i spent on the sampler? No. I'd try something else next time

Brad Hixson

Great BBQ! Barbecue treasure hidden in Leeds Alabama!

Frank Lloyd Bite

Prob my favorite bbq in all the greater bham area. Also, killer collard greens!!

Ashlee Garris

Great food and customer service place was also very clean

Max Cribb

The BBQ pork is really good, but what I really find myself getting most of the time is their hamburger steak. It's seasoned really well and is smothered with gravy and onions. Really good!


Great Family Environment! Amazing Food, all around great BBQ place!

Deborah Abi

Delicious food.

Michael Abrams

Best ribs in Birmingham area. Best peanut butter pie outside of Spanish Fort

David Kirkpatrick

Ate here a few years ago and wasn’t that impressed, but recently stopped here again and food quality has really improved from my first visit. Glad I gave them another chance.

Stephanie Ramsey

Absolutely love Rusty's BBQ. the BBQ sandwich with outside meat is a must try for everyone. The staff is always polite and do their best to remember your name and to me that kind of service matters.

Chris K

Was on a road trip, so taking in the local BBQ joints along the way. Normally, the amount of pig props around a restaurant is proportional to how good your meal will be. This is the first time my "rule" has been untrue. 3 stars isn't quite right but 4 stars are too many. The service was southern manners respectful & polite and the food fast. It's obviously a fine local stop. But the food was average and the BBQ sauce lamentable. The house seemed a blend of the sweet and the spicy. The sweet might have been good but was too thin and runny to get enough flavor.

Kenny Griffin

Good BBQ and variety of foods and have home made dessert.

Clifton Payne

Some of the best ribs and smoked chicken you will ever eat

Fields Jamal

I heard from a local citizen the this place was not very good but the reviews were so high that I had to see for myself. Well, they were right. I ordered the rib plate w slaw and beans. It’s was not very good. Did I the meat fall off the bone? Yes. Was it very flavorful? No. I have been to most bbq restaurants I. The surrounding area and unfortunately I would rate this place at the bottom of the list. I wanted it to be good!

larry nix

Great place with great food.


Dry meat and bad servise the only good is the bbq sauce

Gary Paoletta

Fast food is better

Tim Ferlisi

Best vinegar based slaw I've ever had

Debbie Oden

Food is great Dessert are the bomb

Kenneth Borders

Best BBQ ever and the fries taste great

Michael Marcrum

Good food decent price.

Bjorn Lovece

Very tasty bbq and awesome owner.

CJ Singleton

Great food with a southern atmosphere. Not much done in space here. However the patio out front offers a bit more seating, just with no sun protection. Food is fabulous here as well as service. Cleanliness is on point as well.

Bonnie Turner

Barbeque was great. Green beans and Mac and cheese were hot and very tasted. Husband's fries were cold though.

Jennifer Campbell

Great food a nice clean place

Tristan K

I'm baffled how this place got 4.4 stars. 15 bucks got me maybe 6-7 ounces of meat, some lousy fries, and a bun that looks and tastes like it's from McDonald's. Brisket was dry, no visible smoke ring. Only positve- turkey was good but portion was tiny

Nicholas Keith

Fantastic as always, their sauce is just as amazing as ever.

Clint Sare

Good BBQ and a friendly staff who made sure we had a good visit even though we were sitting outside so our dog could be with us at lunch.

shane bearden

Nice lil place to eat.. food was great.

Dani Bransby

First time going today food and service was fantastic

Nate NeSmith

Chicken was a little dry. Otherwise very good.

Ashley Ricketts

Rusty's is always a favorite for everyone in my family.

Larry Gardner

Great bar b que and good service

Earl Marshall

If you like BBQ you must stop and try.

Doug Learn

Good food at reasonable price

Jen Pimentel

Best BBQ

Rob Payne

Amazing Southern BBQ! I live in Los Angeles and come here first thing on every visit! Great ribs, brisket and deviled eggs!!!!

Zack Clock

bit expensive for the portion sizes but the food was delicious and the staff and overall atmosphere was great

Mel Chapman

Very slow and had better BBQ at mcdonalds (mcrib). Very sad place for southern BBQ stop

Richard J M

The Brisket was top notch! I will definitely be coming back here.

Teri Clenney

Great surface great food


the food is perfect. Such a wholesome feel. The Peanut Butter pie is made by angels. The black eye peas are wonderful. The smoked turkey is succulent. They know how to smoke meats. The ribs are tender juicy and flavorful. I love this place!!!

Sherman ibiris

Awesome taste, great service

Rob Hinson

Good quick stop

Randy Rogers

Good Food

hans l

Good bbq a little overdone i like my ribe meat on the ribs Turkey has good flavors a little dry


Ribs and chicken were dry, pulled pork was good. Sauces were good. I was there just before close, but that shouldn't really matter.

Robby Ballard

Best ribs in the southeast. Rusty is a professional and only hires the best staff. The food is consistent in quality and always delicious. Try the Alabama Eclair!

Dustin Apgar

I feel like I could hang my mullet on the wall. For being a pickie eater this place was on point!! Deviled eggs on the menu and they were awesome!!

scott wilmot

1. BBQ tonight. 2. Motorcycles tomorrow at Barber Museum. Check...

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