Where To Eat

Golden Rule Bar-B-Q

Restaurant

Golden Rule is the oldest continuously running restaurant in the state of Alabama, and the sixteenth oldest in the country. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in all that time, it’s how to BBQ. There’s is only only one rule… The Golden Rule!

For more information visit:
http://goldenrulebbq.com

Golden Rule Bar-B-Q
4290 County Road 52
Helena, AL 35080
205-621-7427
Hours of Operation
  • 10:30AM - 9:00PM Daily

Famous Dishes

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.