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Golden Rule Bar-B-Q

Golden Rule Bar-B-Q

Irondale

Order yourself a chopped pork sandwich, and you'll immediately know why Golden Rule has been a Southern tradition since 1891.

  • BBQ Trail
  • 100 Dishes
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Golden Rule Bar-B-Q

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  • 2504 Crestwood Blvd.
  • Irondale, AL 35210

Region

Irondale is located in the Birmingham & Tuscaloosa Area of the Central Alabama Region

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One of the 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama

BBQ & Baked Beans

The oldest continuously operating restaurant in Alabama got its start as a roadhouse to the east of Birmingham. When Golden Rule opened its doors in 1891 on the dirt road to Atlanta, the Williams family served up pit-cooked barbecue and sold beer and cigarettes to travelers. Walk into the large restaurant today and you’ll see the enormous red pit in the center of the room. It’s the focus of the restaurant. Mike Booker, who has stoked fires at the Irondale location for more than 25 years as pit master, likes it that way. He puts the butts on in the mornings for the seven-hour process.

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