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.