Barbecue Series Pic 2 : Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q in Bessemer AL

Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q started in 1956, and Bob’s son Van runs it now. There used to be a chain of them, but this one in Bessemer’s the only one that’s still around (I think a few years ago they opened one close to the Shelby County Airport, but it’s called something else now).

Bob Sykes has great everything, and finding a park there around noon isn’t easy, which just proves how great it is. The clientele is everything from suits to shorts, uniforms to overalls – another sign of its universal appeal!

We had lunch there a couple of days ago and as usual it was packed…..and the barbecue was great.

Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q in Bessemer, AL
Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q

Interior, Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q in Bessemer, AL
you *will* smell deliciously of this pit when you leave. and that’s okay!

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