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Saw's Juke joint

Homewood, Alabama

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Saw's Juke joint

Homewood, Alabama

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Sonya J.

7 November 2019

The banana pudding here is so very good! I did just have a burger at The Highlands location and it was juicy and quite tasty!!

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Manny F.

4 November 2019

Chicken; The red headed step child of bbq no more.   Saws has perfected the succulent smoke of this typically dense and dry bird.  Sure, you can bread your breast or deep fry the flightless one or gussy up a gobbler with all sorts of holiday brines...  but what Saws has perfected is a featured headliner --- slathered in a white wonderland of chicken bbq sauce.  Sweet tea not too sweet and sides plentiful.  A big smile and a bigger meal wait for you at Saws. More...

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Kim Helton Tooley

25 October 2019

awesome food. we drive an hr to eat there

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CT T

21 October 2019

This location is near my house. And I try to enjoy it whenever I can. I’ve always found the service acceptable, reasonably fast, and the food outstanding. If you’re from out of town in search of BBQ, this place needs to go to the top of your list. More...

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toby jolly

21 October 2019

Tied with Uncle Sam’s as my favorite ribs in Birmingham

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James Poole

21 October 2019

Pulled pork was amazing and my buddy had this stuffed potato. Extremely fast service. Even with the large group we brought in I had my plate within 5 min of my rear touching the seat. Overall it was pretty fantastic...

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Brian Bentley

21 October 2019

Meat was extremely tender so that's what you come for. Sides were a little small to me and the bread was cheap. Kids menu is one thing.

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Steve Masters

14 October 2019

Some of the best bbq in Alabama...smoked wings are great!

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George W.

12 October 2019

We have tried the other places, the imposters, the new kids on the block and the wannabees but we always come back to Saw's. A person cannot put into words the sheer joy of a Saw's pulled pork sandwich. If I had a last meal granted to me on death row it would be everything on Saw's menu. And the people here are the best, friendliest, most helpful and appreciative hosts in town, especially Miss Sharon (or is it Cheryl?). When they get busy and the line goes out onto the sidewalk, no one freaks out - they keep on smiling. Thank you, Saw's. More...

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George Barreiro

9 October 2019

food was great. the staff is very friendly and helpful when ordering.

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Amie C.

8 October 2019

This place OMG so so so delicious!  I was in town for a visit and happened to magically find this place!  It was so good I went back the next day when they opened!  I'll be seeing you again if I ever get back that way!!!  Pulled pork sandwich was amazing as were all the sides I ordered! More...

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Morgan Riley

7 October 2019

My favorite bbq

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Brett Vaughan

7 October 2019

Very goodLots of meat of the sandwiches

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Alexa Hatcher

7 October 2019

Freakin best pulled pork I've ever had. So tender and juicy. Sauces were the bomb and potato salad made with mustard/mayo just like my moms

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Chris Brazell

7 October 2019

May very be the best BBQ restaurant we've visited yet!

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Andres Garcia

7 October 2019

Very good. Ribs, Chicken and Pulled Pork was amazing. Was in town for the UAB vs. Rice game and wanted to find a local place to eat.

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Mike B.

7 October 2019

Actually this is the one I ate at, heard about it on Triple D I believe. Totally awesome, chicken is great, good sauce, slaw, beans. GREAT

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John G.

6 October 2019

Saws is the abosolutr best BBQ in Alabama! You can visit any one of their three locations in Birmingham, and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. All of their locations have different menus, but the Homewood location has amazing ribs that completely fall of the bone. Downtown in Avondale they have a pork and greens plate that is phenomenal. This is a must try if you are in the Birmingham area! More...

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Regina Keith

2 October 2019

Awesome food! Excellent Hospitality and service!

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Jay Robinson

30 September 2019

Outstanding food great friendly service. They come in fast, but you gonna walk out slow

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Dee W.

30 September 2019

Where has white bbq sauce been all my life? Wow, loved it. The pulled pork was good and didn't not come with sauce on it. The ribs seemed very fatty to me but the sauce was good. The chicken was quite charred but the sauce made the chicken amazing. The turnip greens were better than most. The Cole slaw didn't have mayo which is how I like it but I am in the south. I did not like the deviled eggs as they were bitter and had a similar flavor to the  Cole slaw. More...

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Wei Yan

26 September 2019

This is legitimately the best barbecue in Birmingham. I don't care what anyone else says. Make sure to get the barbecue chicken with the white sauce (mayonnaise based). It is the specialty of Northern Alabama and also of this place. The chicken is so full of smokey flavor and so tender, even the white meat. And the sweet and tangy white sauce is a great complement. The ribs were also good. They were fall off the bone tender (so I think they were braised first). More...

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David&Tesia Sullivan

25 September 2019

So good! The lady taking the order was awesome! The food was amazing! We got there right before dinner rush, so we got our food really fast! My husband and I will definitely be going back soon! More...

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Dan Fenn

21 September 2019

Down here for work. The food in the south. From Texas to. now Alabama the bbq is amazing. I feel myself gaining weight. Can't get any better BBQ. You want Soul BBQ Saw's is the place. More...

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Joshua Lee

21 September 2019

Great food and great staff

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Joshua Lee

21 September 2019

Great local treasure. Awesome food. Great service and fast. Nothing cheap good quality ever time.

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Chase Nelson

21 September 2019

Kinda a hole-in-the-wall type place, small seating areas, but overall bbq was pretty good.

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Dean Alverson

21 September 2019

Try the white sauce. All was great.

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Dee J.

19 September 2019

If you want bbq but don't want to stand over a hot grill, Saw's is the only place to go! The chicken with white bbq sauce is divine! The ribs are yummy and the brisket is AMAZING! Great sides like mac and cheese and baked beans make for a great lunch or dinner. It is kinda kinda smoky when eating in but you will be focused on your food and won't care! More...

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Gary H.

18 September 2019

This is a hard review to write because we went there to eat BBQ, but could not find any BBQ  on menu that excited me. I saw they had a fish sandwich and I tried three fish and was best I have ever had. Good serve and everyone enjoyed their lunch. More...

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Denise LeShun

18 September 2019

The Ribs Were Seasoned And Sauced To Perfection... #TenderToTheBone!!!! Intimate And Cozy Atmosphere...

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Joey Medders

14 September 2019

Good food. The location of the restaurant is in the middle of town and parking is very difficult to find.

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Margie Adams

14 September 2019

This place was amazing! I had the pulled pork with turnips and grits. The Pale Ale with this delicious meal was perfect. The service was friendly and fast. This is a go to place for sure. More...

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Jamal M.

14 September 2019

The Pork and Greens are delicious!  The combo of grits, greens, bbq, fried onion are amazing. The wings are really good too.

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Theda Roberts

7 September 2019

Really good barbecue. My favorite bbq place in Birmingham for sure!

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Gregg Stevens

7 September 2019

Excellent bbq. That white sauce is so freaking good..

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Roland Brent

7 September 2019

Great service they stayed open after closing time to allow time to finish a great meal.

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Gwen Farris

7 September 2019

I had the pulled pork it was tasty but not enough sauce! Mr had chicken with with bbq sauce and same thing not enough sauce... friendly service and chill environment More...

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Steve S

7 September 2019

Busy, but well worth it.

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9oh4 DTWD

7 September 2019

This was easily one of the top 5 BBQ stops I've ecer been to. Will be sure to return!

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Randy P.

4 September 2019

Bbq very good. More like a pork roast than bbq. Busy, crowded and hot at lunch. The result of being good.

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Terrie Martin

3 September 2019

Great food , casual atmosphere and friendly service !

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Mary Waldman

31 August 2019

Locals are right, this is the best barbeque we've had in Birmingham. Restaurant is retro but very clean and staff is great. The pulled pork was tender and flavorful. Cornbread better than my own. Parking on the road a little tight. More...

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Julie Roper

31 August 2019

Amazing. I had brisket and chicken and it was so good. The white BBQ sauce is fantastic.

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Tim B.

30 August 2019

Perfect pork BBQ meat, well-trimmed, with a NC-inspired red sauce that compliments it flawlessly.  No idea about the white sauce since I don't favor "white" bbq sauces anywhere. When I say the sauce compliments it flawlessly, I mean it: if you were making competition BBQ and using part of the drippings in a custom sauce intended to work with the way you prepared and cooked your meat, this is what you would be striving for. Spot on. Onion straws are outstanding. Okra is outstanding. One visit and this place shot into my top five BBQ joints of all time, really, top two if I am being honest.  Service is friendly, and is also reasonably quick, as you would expect from a place that keeps the menu streamlined. Seating is limited, possibly the only quibble I could come up with regardless of how long I had to think about it. Pricing, for the quality, is very reasonable. My wife tells me they make a fantastic burger, I would not know since I don't stray from what I know they do about as good of a job as can be done. You owe it to yourself to try it. More...

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Alan L.

29 August 2019

A great place to get white BBQ sauce. Birmingham is the home of white BBQ sauce and Saw's is an excellent location to exploit. The redo is located near Interstate 65, so the visit did not delay our Nashville to Montgomery drive too much. The staff is helpful. More...

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Tedd Rush

28 August 2019

Best BBQ!!!

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Joe L.

25 August 2019

The bbq is great but the chicken sandwich is mind blowing.  It will rock your world and make any other sandwich you have ever eaten seem like bologna.  The portion is huge and the white sauce is memorable.  You will leave with a bottle of white sauce because it is that good.  You can use it on anything and will want to because it is that good!  The fried oreo dessert was phenomenal.  Service is great, the people are friendly and the location is worth making this place a priority.  Why they have not franchised out is beyond my comprehension.  This place could be a national phenomenon if they expanded.  If you are within 2 hours, make a detour.  You won't be disappointed. More...

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Brent R.

25 August 2019

Chicken with white sauce. Nuff said. Being from Texas i know bbq chicken ya hear and this was eaily in the top 3 leg quarters ive had in my life.

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Amel Garcia

23 August 2019

Couldn't decide so had to go with the sample platter; three meats and two sides. The pulled pork was okay but the ribs were very good and the crown jewel was the chicken topped with that white sauce. DELICIOUS.

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Tim Turntine

22 August 2019

Great flavor, long lines, food brought out really quickly.

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Josh M

22 August 2019

Some of the best restaurant bbq I've had. The white bbq sauce on chicken is bomb.

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Troy Pensa

22 August 2019

Such good BBQ. The pulled pork is full of flavor and their aides are epitome of comfort food. The location is small, but that's no big deal. Food was delivered with fast, friendly service and located in the downtown area of Homewood. Can't wait to go back. More...

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Jan Grayson

22 August 2019

Out standing Food.. a little hold in the wall but the food is good. Took my dad for his Birthday we all enjoyed our food.. will return

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McKenzie S.

22 August 2019

My favorite restaurant in Birmingham. There's so much variety and EVERYthing is good. My go-tos are the wings and fried pickles. The sweet tea chicken sandwich is good, as well as any of their smoked meats. The only thing I don't like is how loud it is when you get seated in the bar area during live music. More...

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Stewart D.

17 August 2019

Saw's Juke Joint has the best cheeseburger in Birmingham, in my opinion. The smoked wings, sweet tea chicken sandwich, pork & greens, stuffed baker and basically everything else on the menu is great too, but the burger stands out to me. It's a standard beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, special sauce cheeseburger, but it is anything but average. As a self proclaimed burger connoisseur, I've tried every cheeseburger in town that's been hyped. The Saws Juke Joint Cheeseburger is the gold standard I compare the rest to. If you want to scratch the burger itch but aren't starving, order the kids burger with the big cheeseburger set up. The staff is very helpful with stuff like this.They also have different specials daily. The Friday special is usually Fish and that's a real treat regardless of the type of fish or how it's prepared. Sunday special is the patty melt - a favorite hangover cure for me. Tuesday special is usually the "tomato stack" - a tower of fried green tomatoes - that unfortunately is a summer only special I'm afraid. They switch up the specials a lot aside from the above mentioned regulars. They aren't "BBQ" dishes - we end up ordering the special most of the time since eating cheeseburgers daily is apparently unhealthy. Or so I'm told. We've become friends with nearly everyone on staff which keeps us coming back again and again. They're incredibly friendly, play good music, have good conversation, and remember your name if you frequent the place. You'll actually notice a lot of the same folks around the bar every time you're there. It's a very family friendly place. My kids love it and the staff love them too actually. There's a park ("Crestline Park") not far away if you want to bring your family for a lunch, short walk, and play time. It's a great way to spend a couple hours before nap time. The only "issue" is the parking. Which is a good problem for them since the lot isn't small. It's just a popular place. There's rarely a long wait if you're willing to eat at the bar. The price is right. Be sure to get the white sauce ;) More...

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Courtney C.

17 August 2019

Incredible. Ordered the Pork Tater with a side of Mac n cheese. Huge, delicious portions. Wish we were local so I could try more!

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Joe Crites

15 August 2019

Love their white bbq sauce!

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Wallace Brown

15 August 2019

Best BBQ in the Birmingham area, probably the whole state.

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Jason Stobbe

15 August 2019

Great, and in such a great location. Unpretentious and delicious.

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P B.

14 August 2019

The chicken sandwich with white sauce is wonderful!!!  Bar-b-que is really good too but I am a fan of the white sauce.  Get some everytime I pass through town.

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Shana L.

11 August 2019

The pulled chicken sandwich with white bbq sauce is one of the best I've had. The bushwhackers are delicious and pretty strong. Service and the live music are both good. Love this little spot! More...

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Gena Wood

8 August 2019

Great barbecue and sides!!

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BD H

8 August 2019

Amazing food

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Derrick Harper

8 August 2019

Loved the smoked wings with the Alabama White Sauce.

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Sheri C.

8 August 2019

Incredible!! Fried green tomatoes, house made chips served in a paper bag, best fried okra, pork n greens and sweet tea chicken!! Wow!! So good. Stuffed taters are perfection. Great service and cool loud vibe. We love SAWS More...

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Trajina R.

3 August 2019

I can see why Saw's BBQ is one of Alabama's best BBQ places. The ribs were wonderfully moist and tender. The flavor was overpowered however by the tomato and vinegar based sauce. The pulled pork was flavorful with a light smoke and smooth bite and pull. All meat in this two meat plate was drowning in the aforementioned sauce. The greens were a very sweet and vinegary side that was an unwanted surprise and the Mac and cheese left much to be desired. As stop number two in Alabama on our mini crawl it was a much wanted improvement to there completion south in Montgomery. More...

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Lucky Blackwell

29 July 2019

Friendly service, Great Food, Best Turnip greens I've ever had, Had Rosted Chicken with White BBQ Sauce and Deviled Eggs, I Highly Recommend it. A++++ Loved it. :)

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Richard Tow

29 July 2019

Good bbq.

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John Guelde

29 July 2019

Absolutely everything we expected. Excellent BBQ, great atmosphere, and a staff that made us smile.

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Regina E

26 July 2019

This place is truly a hole in the wall restaurant but their food is really good. Not a large menu but what they do they do really well. BBQ & typical sides.

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Bryan H.

24 July 2019

One of the best BBQ restaurant in Birmingham! Awesome pork and their thin sauce is to die for!!!You can not go wrong at Saw's in Homewood!!!

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Nathan McMullin

23 July 2019

I was lucky enough to get taken here while visiting for business. The ribs are out of this world! I'm super grateful our host took us here.

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Marc Lewis

23 July 2019

The best

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Eric Olinger

23 July 2019

White bbq and chicken, what a beautiful combo!

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Buddy Chavez

23 July 2019

Great BBQ

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Derek W.

18 July 2019

This place lives up to the hype. You've read just about everything you need to read about it here on help but just know this, you can write on the walls if you want and I read this "Travis is out of jail" think about it, you just do a stint in the dirty south and get out, where do you choose to celebrate that first delicious meal? That's all.... enjoy

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John Henry M.

16 July 2019

Great food and amazing service me and my family came and ate here together and we loved it

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Aimee Hodson

16 July 2019

Great ribs and great mac'n'cheese!

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Rissa W.

13 July 2019

I was in town for Piper Davis Baseball tournament . I was looking for some good BBQ place and found this gem. The cashier was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu items . The place was clean. The food was great the ribs was tender . I would recommend this place . More...

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Corinna Bass

12 July 2019

Everything is made from a scratch All food has heart from the employees and amazing workers that make it!!

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Juan V.

9 July 2019

Put on some goggles, bring some gloves, break out the handkerchief for the sweat off your brow...this place is gonna make you workout your mouth and facial muscles!  The pulled pork melts in your mouth and the juicy drippings leave a lasting love for more after every bite. The sausages are authentic and brimming with Smokey tailwinds coming out your ears. Wipe the tears and brush back the hair while watering your pallet with iced brewed tea. Order up to stay if you find a table or make a new friend and share one. Order out, beware, you may want more later, take two of each. Sweet Home Alabama indeed!!! More...

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William Payne

9 July 2019

Best BBQ in the state!

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Alicia Talley

9 July 2019

Great place to eat, excellent happy hour on Tuesday!

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alesia adams

9 July 2019

Delicious food and great neighborhood vibe.

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Alice Thompson Moore

9 July 2019

Staff was wonderful and cool under pressure during 4th of July. Food is always excellent.

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Debbie Threatt

9 July 2019

Wasn't quite as good as the other two times I've been.

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jenn k

9 July 2019

Very good! It's a small place. But busy. Clean! There are seats outside. I would go back!!!!!

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Melanie Scott

9 July 2019

Best bbq!

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Gregory Porter

9 July 2019

Saw's is one of the best barbecue joints I've been to in Alabama. The ribs and the pulled pork ous consistently full of flavor and easy to chew. The chicken is always juicy. Price is competitive for the area. It's worth going a little bit out of your way. More...

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Sarah R.

2 July 2019

From my first step into this restaurant, I knew it was going to be as good as the reviews said it was.  It's small and looks older and really authentic, like you stepped into an old school southern bbq joint.  Nothing fancy because the food does the talking.  I wasn't sure what to order so I got the Special which was the "sampler" and came with a little of everything.  Ribs, Pork and Chicken (with the amazing Alabama white sauce) and two sides.  I got the mac & cheese and deviled eggs (best ones I have ever had by the way).  The food lived up to the hype, some of the best bbq I have ever had.  If you are in Birmingham, Saw's is a must. More...

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Ed W.

2 July 2019

Unique shack but good que!Small  order at counter and grab a seat.Need a return trip to check out pork and ribs but chicken with white sauce was top notch

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Jennifer Blakely

2 July 2019

Amazing bbq recommended by a friend. Everything was great. Parents, my child had 3 helpings of green beans if that tells you anything.

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Victoria Williams

1 July 2019

My mom and I were so happy we made it to Homewood for this great bbq. We had the with chicken and broccoli baker. The picture doesn’t do it justice so I ordered a pull pork sandwich thinking I wasn’t going to be full! Yea right it was load fully packed to rim with chicken, broccoli, cheese and sour cream topped with great bbq sauce. The potato was so soft like I was eating mashed potatoes. I don’t like working for the food on my plate. Pay a little extra for the Mac and Cheese because it’s worth it. Only down part about the Homewood location it was small and imma big girl. However Tiffany was very helpful and made sure we had Sweet Tea. O and the young boy on the register is a beast he was taking walk-in orders and phone orders all at the same time. He was awesome... had to bring some back to Mississippi with us! More...

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valerie mcdaniel

30 June 2019

Just one warning the space is really tight like blood pressure cuff tight. Please don't let that stop you from stepping through the doors. They do have tables for dining in if you prefer to eat there. The customer service was great, the waitress/hostess was very polite. Now, the food is something to write home about. I had the pulled pork sandwich with a side of macaroni & cheese, me and my friend ate in silence because the food was so good. Lol. My friend had the bbq baked potato (with your choice of toppings) and greens. Be sure to try the cornbread. We went during the afternoon hours after the lunch rush. I have went back and tried the ribs and I wasn't disappointed, my food was even better the next day. The parking is like curb side and I think some people park on the side. On the same block you have Taco place, Big Spoon Creamery, Ono Poke, Pizza spot, another ice cream place, and an antique shop with a Chevron gas station on the same road if you need to refuel. Hope this information is helpful. More...

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George William

30 June 2019

Nice pulled pork BBQ. Generous portions of succulent meat. Zero atmosphere in cramped quarters. If you want atmosphere go to Highlands Grill.

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Avery Jordan

30 June 2019

The stuffed baker was good. Upset they took the beef brisket off the menu.

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Web Webster

30 June 2019

Very good BBQ

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Y Gandy

30 June 2019

The food was very good, as unusual. Loved the smoked chicken and baked beans. My son loved the ribs and baked beans. The employees were extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. One employee quickly replaced my cup one I showed him the leak. He was performing another task, stop and resolved my situation immediately and with a smile! Wonderful service. Wish there were more indoor sitting tables, otherwise, I had an enjoyable experience. More...

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Kim G

30 June 2019

Great BBQ. Homemade Mac and cheese. Amazing. I was in town for work and came across this place

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Lawrence Cole

30 June 2019

Great BBQ eatery. Try it, you will like it lots.

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T.L. Palmer

30 June 2019

Excellent BBQ...especially the pulled pork. It goes well with the sauce. Mac and Cheese was great as well as the coleslaw.

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Steven Sheaves

30 June 2019

Best bbq I may have ever had

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Pamela Jones

30 June 2019

Customer service is great!

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Ryan Sprague

30 June 2019

Pricy, which is why I gave it four stars instead of five I really enjoyed the chicken with white sauce. The place was packed on a Sunday afternoon.

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Luis Lowe

30 June 2019

Great BBQ stop in if you get a chance ribs and chicken are great

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Michael Ingram

30 June 2019

Great food

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Tim Quinn

30 June 2019

Always awesome and friendly staff. Best BBQ chicken in town.

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Nate Smart

30 June 2019

Love the Ribs

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Dylan Anderson

30 June 2019

Best ribs and smoked chicken in Birmingham!

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Charlotte J.

27 June 2019

The best! Quick food, freshly prepared, friendly service, accommodating for large groups. LOVE the sweet tea fried chicken sandwich with white sauce and pickles. It's like Marriage Supper of the Lamb kind of good. Homemade chips are excellent as well. Everything fish on the menu is seasoned well and fresh. Neighborhood fav More...

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Jennifer J.

25 June 2019

The Sweet Tea Chicken Sandwich was sooo delicious! I almost wish I would have gotten two Also our waitress provided us with excellent service!

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Karen F.

24 June 2019

Amazing, authentic, Alabama style BBQ. Do not miss the chicken with white sauce, ribs that fall off the bone.Sides ate just ok, but that meat is the star of the show. Don't miss it.

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Kim R.

22 June 2019

OMG delicious !!!   From the fried pickles, deviled eggs, fried okra, fried green tomatoes, wings, catfish, sweat tea chicken and the AMAZING boudin sausage !!!!  A must stop when your in Alabama and ask for Bee, she is the sweetest  !!!!!!  My fav was the sweat tea chicken sandwich (great flavor) and the boudin sausage (unique southern flavor) !!!!   Wish they would open a spot in Chi More...

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Kathryn G.

19 June 2019

Always great food! Love coming here for the atmosphere and am never disappointed in the food. Fried okra is a must if it's in season. Smoked chicken and smoked wings are always consistently delicious. More...

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David Boyd

18 June 2019

Great pork sandwich and greens, wish they had wings at all locations though.

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T F.

18 June 2019

Depending on the direction you come from you may feel your GPS is wrong. The direction I came from to me through a neighborhood, ll of the sudden at a small intersection, there it was. Food was great, my only reason for 4 stars, the portions were a little small, unlike most BBQ places. Beer was cold, staff was outstanding. More...

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Jere' B.

17 June 2019

The food was delicious! A few things that disappointed me 1. The menu online is incorrect (i.e prices and sides listed online) the slab of ribs are not $23.99 and they offer more sides than what's listed 2. I asked a couple of times if bread would be included and was told it was, but got home without any bread. The Mac and cheese was amazing and even the lady at the counter was more than pleasant but I don't like wrong advertisement! More...

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André R.

14 June 2019

Southern barbecue can be hit or miss. Saw's Juke Joint really gets it right in Birmingham. The menu isn't huge, which means they put all the attention in the food. I ordered the smoked chicken with white BBQ sauce and it was great and served over a bed of cooked greens and grits. I wasn't sure if it would work but it did. They also have a variety of sauces that are pretty solid. There's also a full bar to add a little kick to a good meal. The vibe of this location "road house" so you can kick back, watch a game, and get stuffed. The service is good too. More...

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David Prince

13 June 2019

Excellent representation of Alabama BBQ

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Kevin Z.

12 June 2019

Add me to the list!  Old school looking b-b-q with great food. I'd give 5 stars, but they ran out of pork. Had to settle for chicken. I am not holding that against them, completely, as I know places like this have limited daily supply. But I was really looking forward to some pork. Waited about 30 min to order, but with all the craziness, the staff was all smiles!!!  Had the chicken platter with sweet potato fries and fried corn on the cob (do that!). Great flavor and portions. They give you white sauce unless you ask for red. I really wanted red but forgot to ask. My bad, but the white sauce was really good too. Great place to take people when they want to experience a southern bbq place. More...

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Fada M.

12 June 2019

Fantastic fried okra, fish and grits! Great place to sample authentic Alabama soul food

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Ivan O.

9 June 2019

Great food but very crowded. The menu was limited but the dishes we tried were very good. The highlight of the restaurant was its very friendly wait staff.  Well worth a visit but probably best on a weekday. More...

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Bari B.

7 June 2019

My parents were in town visiting for the weekend so I did my best to show them all things Birmingham. We opted to go to Saw's Juke Joint over the Avondale one because of seating concerns and I'm very glad we did. We started with the chicken wings, which were highly recommended by the waiter, and the onion rings. I'm not a huge chicken wing fan, but these wings were AWESOME. They are smoked and have very good flavor. The onion rings were also very good, thinly sliced and well seasoned. Although, I would probably opt to try a different appetizer instead of the onion rings or just order more chicken wings. For entrees, I had the chicken and greens (with grits), my boyfriends had the pork and green (with grits), my dad also had the pork and greens and my mom had their house special fried chicken sandwich. All the food was awesome, and I really like their white barbecue sauce. I liked being inside, with AC and would probably opt for this location from now on. We were too full to try their desserts so I'll have to go back and try them next time. More...

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George W.

1 June 2019

Massive mountain of succulent pulled pork BBQ on a bun with or without a side. Bottles of sauce on the table to smother the Q until the juice runs down your leg. This place is cramped but deal with it. If you want atmosphere go to Highlands Grill (with a wad of cash). More...

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Julia Anne

30 May 2019

Amazing food. Best pulled pork and greens I have had in the South.

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Alexa Brookshire

30 May 2019

From Louisville, KY-stopped in Alabama just for this place on our way to Florida. It's worth every mile in between! The sweet blonde lady at the counter made us feel right at home!

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LanerUF GoGators

30 May 2019

From Florida and make it a point of planning road trips around stopping at Saw's. The staff is always friendly, and the food never disappoints. The loaded baker and the mac & cheese are my must have items. More...

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Shannon Attalla

30 May 2019

We were in the Birmingham area for an event today and wanted to get something local to eat. My husband was in charge of this and picked Saw's BBQ and I am so glad that he did. This was some of the best BBQ we have ever had!! We all got the pulled pork, I got the stuffed potato, my husband got the plate and my daughter got the sandwich. The BBQ sauce was perfect, the pork was tender, and the sweet tea was just right. It was a little pricey, but well worth it! Next time I am down that way I will be making another stop at Saw's! More...

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Joey Burgess

30 May 2019

Damn good Alabama bb-q. I went to the downtown location small inside but well serviced by the cashier. The white bb-q sauce was unreal. Well worth the money.

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Tony D.

30 May 2019

Amazing food and friendly staff.  They have very limited seating so be prepared to make new friends by inviting strangers to dine with you.

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Katie Eaves

30 May 2019

Seriously good food!

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Marlene Murrell

30 May 2019

Ribs were tender and service outstanding.

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Lucie Noriscat

30 May 2019

Amazing as always!!!! And fast service!!!!

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Zany Zazzers

30 May 2019

The best bbq in Birmingham area, maybe the whole state of Alabama. Don't miss it!

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RiseUpAndPlay 1676

30 May 2019

Whenever its in season I always go for the fried okra spears.

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Bobby Shewmake

30 May 2019

Yum.

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Lori Hill

30 May 2019

The food is amazing. Definitely will be back.

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El Erby

30 May 2019

Great service and meal.

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Freddy Edgerton

30 May 2019

Good BBQ, very small so I suggest do a takeout

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Nader Banilohi

30 May 2019

Best BBQ in Birmingham if I had to choose! This place never lets me down!

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James Swearengin

30 May 2019

Food was great and excellent service.

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Ryan Hughes

30 May 2019

A few years ago we were a hangry couple on our way to visit a friend in northern Alabama from Florida and needed food. Yelp reviews pointed us to Saws but my wife didn't want bbq. She was leery about the white bbq sauce too. Now we stop here every chance we get and usually buy a cooler to bring food home in. My wife and I always orders extra white sauce now too. Love this place! The loaded bakers are insane. More...

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Ashley Snyder

30 May 2019

The food was AMAZING. Definitely worth the stop. I was so excited to find Boudin there!! All in all my family had the BBQ chicken, ribs, boudin. greens, potato salad, mac and cheese a a hot dog. I can say all were very very good aside from the hot dog which I didnt eat. However my very picky son ate it so it had to be good . Its a safe bet we will seek Saws out the next time we are in Alabama. It's one of those local kind of "hole in the wall" restaurants. The ones that usually have the beat food. The staff was busy and efficient. I did not have an issue with anyone being rude. it's just a little crowded. More...

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Xavier Perry

30 May 2019

Very good eating!

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Soft Insubordination

30 May 2019

I've never had such a magnificent experience eating so much wonderful food that is likely to take weeks off of my lifespan.

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Abby Pressley

30 May 2019

Chicken + white sauce makes Saws my #1 choice restaurant in Birmingham. Plus the employees HUSTLE! Love it, keep doing what you do!

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Jennifer Carr

30 May 2019

Best white bbq chicken I've ever had!!!!

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Arthur Wade

30 May 2019

Nice!

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Helon Rodabaugh Barton

29 May 2019

Everything I’ve had has been great.

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Jake G

29 May 2019

Amazing BBQ. I had the smoked chicken with white sauce, request extra white sauce, that stuff is gold

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Will Jackson

29 May 2019

It's great

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Johnny Narcoleptic

29 May 2019

Best BBQ in the state. Banana pudding is also amazing.

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Vinny Lang

29 May 2019

The food was excellent. Highly recommend

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michael lane

29 May 2019

Absurdly amazing food and fast and nice staff across the board.

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Steven Eversole

29 May 2019

The best bar-b-que anywhere!

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Pam Styres Buell

27 May 2019

The best ribs we have ever had.

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Liz S.

19 May 2019

This was my first experience with the Saw's brand several years ago, and while the food is still delicious, I can't say it's my favorite location (hat tip to Crestline).  The menu is somewhat limited, but everything we've ever gotten is delicious.  I'm a big fan of getting the barbecue plate (with white sauce, of course!) and making a few meals of it.  I'd recommend getting your food to go, as it's definitely a sticky table situation. But, if that doesn't bother you. carry on.  I'd recommend calling your order in, as it can take a few minutes if taking it to go (not inordinate, but still).  Their signage is pretty aggressive about tipping for a place with counter service and a self service drink station, but be that as it may the food is delicious. More...

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Nathan Plavcan

14 May 2019

Hands down great food! The staff was very welcoming! Highly recommend!!

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Madison B.

13 May 2019

This place has good BBQ and the banana pudding is something I crave from time to time, I highly recommend it! The atmosphere is relaxed but can be a bit loud and crowded inside the restaurant. I like the option of being able to sit outside. I wish the prices were a bit cheaper but if I really want BBQ I will pay for it. Make sure you try the white sauce! It's really good! More...

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Shannon Goudy

7 May 2019

Amazing Southern BBQ! The staff was so nice and friendly

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Jonathan O.

30 April 2019

Is it wrong to eat a meal that consists entirely out of sides? I could do that easy. Homemade chips, fried pickles, onions straws. Guys, this is as good as it gets. Wings to top it all off. Loud joint. Good service. Lots of atmosphere. Killer food. More...

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Dave Stephenson

29 April 2019

Saw's white BBQ sauce is the bomb!!

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Colton Hurley

29 April 2019

The best bbq i have ever had period! You cannot go wrong with the pulled pork!

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Sharon Moreland

29 April 2019

Love it

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Blake Thomas

29 April 2019

Best BBQ I've had yet hands down.

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Chris Pellicer

29 April 2019

Great little hole in the wall, BBQ joint. Get the white sauce... it is CRAZY good!

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Amber Alejandro

29 April 2019

I was waiting to visit this establishment, and I FINALLY made it! This is a small "hole-in-the-wall", AND it has character! The food is unique and amazingly deliciious! The bbq sauce is vinegar-based. It is definitely one of the best bbq places I have been to. The employees are friendly! And, lastly, I was impressed with the restroom. It has a contemporary, CLEAN, cute out-house vibe to it. This is a bucket-list restaurant for anyone who visits Bham. 5-stars, especially for the service AND the food! More...

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Paul Larsen

29 April 2019

Chicken, ribs, pulled pork, banana pudding: all great.

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Michael Scamacca

29 April 2019

Great ribs!

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Isaac Thackton

29 April 2019

Great bbq!!! Love the atmosphere so nostalgic!!

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Nic bode

29 April 2019

Southern BBQ done right

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Jason Paul

29 April 2019

Wonderful food!

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Matt Gates

29 April 2019

Good food.

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Ju Ntu

29 April 2019

Great barbecue. Relaxing casual atmosphere.

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Ronnie Eanes

29 April 2019

I Don't know who only gave 4.5 STARS but I just left a small BBQ place where the food was top notch and the service was A 1. SAW'S IS A 5 STAR BBQ JOINT. There was a customer getting take out wanted to make sure it was plastic ware because she said she wasn't going to make it home. Hahahaha. Now you tell me if a place has food that GOOD that a customer can wait to get home before it's all gone. How is it a 4.5 STAR restaurant. Well I'm waiting. Hahahaha. Thanks for the Greens and Banana Putting after you guys were closed. Love Ronnie Eanes. More...

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Sabrina Oliver

29 April 2019

Some of the best barbecue in the south

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Lance Curry

29 April 2019

Best BBQ not only in town, but in the region IMO. The pork is second to none, but the chicken is an extremely close second. The white sauce is fantastic.

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Alan Spain

29 April 2019

I legitimately say best ever in a number of reviews, but in the case of Saw's ribs I have never had a rib this tender and flavorful. I strongly you suggest ordering with no sauce, or sauce on the side, because they really don't need anything in them More...

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Greg Hawkins

29 April 2019

The best Bbq.

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John Hensley

29 April 2019

Fantastic barbecue and service!

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Louis Bode

29 April 2019

The smoked half Chicken is perfection!

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Lisa H.

29 April 2019

Went to Talladega for the race & found this awesome place on yelp. I'm from southern CA & I am in love! We came with 7 people & we all ordered something different & everyone loved the food! Very nice staff & loved the decor! 5 stars! More...

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Justine W.

28 April 2019

Yes to their fried green tomatoes. Yes to any of their "____ and greens" plates. Yes to their sweet tea chicken sandwich. And YES to their BBQ chips! Their banana pudding is an indulgence, for sure. I recommend sharing it with one other person because it is probably as filling as the entrees ;)We came with friends on a weekday evening and it wasn't too crowded. There was live music inside which was cool but kind of loud, so we opted for outdoor seating (dog-friendly!) which was a lot quieter. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. More...

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Wes Gleason

27 April 2019

Best BBQ in town! We love the pulled pork! My favorite spot for lunch!

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Steve Smith

26 April 2019

Great barbecue and good prices. Give it a try...you’ll like it.

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Patrick L.

22 April 2019

I have long thought Birmingham was overrated for barbecue.  Then came Saw's.  It is simply the best barbecue in Alabama.  Pulled pork is great, chicken is best in area, but the ribs are the best anywhere. More...

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Diana C.

20 April 2019

Got the smoked chicken platter with sides. Y'all that white sauce. The stuff dreams are made of. Next time though I'll get the sandwich so I don't have to mess with pulling the chicken myself. Wonderful sides (especially the mac and cheese) and friendly staff. Also have tried the BBQ sampler platter and it was great. Asked for pulled chicken on the platter for an up charge in place of a leg quarter. The platter came with pulled pork, ribs, and the pulled chicken. The pulled chicken was our favorite of the three. More...

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Dawn G.

20 April 2019

We were out of state customers and JC Was helpful and friendly and provided excellent service. The food was delicious especially as we were trying some new southern delicacies. Definitely 5 stars!!

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Greg R.

15 April 2019

Fried okra: excellentCheese grits greens and pork: excellentI would not call this a true barbecue joint.  There's no brisket, sliced pork etc. It's a very limited menu of entrées but oh my they are good! First I will talk about service. This place is a little intimidating.  The menu is hand written on a wall. The wall full of text. It's a little overwhelming when you come in. And unfortunately when came in there wasn't any people waiting to order. So the guy called me right up,  "what are you having?"I know employees hate to hear this but I said, " this is my first time,  what do you recommend."  There was no condescending sigh or body language.  He was very helpful and recommended a couple items.The gentleman told me their fried okra is the best and he was absolutely correct. I've never had better fried okra.I rarely give five stars. But this place deserves one. The food was amazing. Great flavors. Great imagination and great presentation.  Also the dining area both inside and out had a lot of character: Music, lighting, Decour.   I wish I had time to dine in but i needed take it to-go More...

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Ashley H.

14 April 2019

If you're a barbecue fan, this place is a must try. This restaurant's location is small, so it is not designed for large groups. A positive is that they do have a small outside seating section if you would like to sit there. I ordered the smoked chicken plate with baked beans and macaroni and cheese. I was charged an extra dollar for white meat. The chicken was tasty and came with white sauce on top. The macaroni and cheese was delicious; however, the baked beans tasted like they came straight from the can with no extra seasoning. The wait time wasn't so bad and the temperature of my food was warm. Due to the restaurant being so small and packed, I was unable to see how clean the restaurant was. More...

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Candice V.

14 April 2019

Love love love this place. The fried okra is a must try. Their Mexican corn is delicious. Everything I have ever tried from saw's has always been great. Service is always nice also.

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William C.

11 April 2019

The BBQ is great, but the other items like the burger, fried chicken sandwich and wings put this spot over the edge. Fun atmosphere and great prices as well.

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Mariah C.

10 April 2019

Oh my, today we had a crowd at work and the boss told everyone to write down the place we wanted to go for lunch.  Everyone voted for a different restaurant and eight of the votes were for bbq places.  We chose Saw's Juke Joint because everyone went "oooooh" when we read about their fried green tomatoes. These were quite good, as were the turnip greens, sweet potato fries and onion rings.  Even the French fries were good and hard to stop eating.   The homemade Bbq chips were quite spicy and perfect crisp texture.  Some got the pork sandwich, others the smoked chicken with white sauce (which is heavenly).  One diner even had a wedge salad which was "the best" with homemade blue cheese dressing.  Our waitress was great - fast to refill drinks and get our food out.  I wanted banana pudding but she brought our check before I could order. This place is amazing. More...

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Jennifer Ruegsegger

10 April 2019

Wonderful, friendly staff. Loved the white BBQ sauce. Between everyone in our group we were able to try chicken, ribs, and pulled pork. Large pieces of meat in the chicken sandwich and pulled pork sandwich, definitely no skimping going on here. Excellent flavor to the meat. The only disappointment was the side dishes. The deviled eggs, mac and cheese, and baked beans were a little bland. Still worth it and we'll probably stop in again the next time we pass through More...

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Salute Artistry

10 April 2019

My co-workers and I went during lunch. There was nine of us. The place is small, but they were able to accommodate us. The food and customer service were great! I would definitely go there again.

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Michael B.

9 April 2019

Some of the best BBQ that I have ever had.  It has a great smoky taste to it and some incredible sauce.  Can't wait for the next time I am back to visit.

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Lissil Eellee

8 April 2019

It LOOKS good! It SMELLS good! It TASTE good!

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Brandon P.

7 April 2019

This is a great Friday/Saturday night spot. Typically there is live music in the bar area and it may seem super crowded from the parking lot but you can usually snag a table. Pro tip: order the sweet tea chicken and greens. It's not on the menu but they will let you do this. It's delicious! More...

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Ryan T.

4 April 2019

Came here on a recommendation from a coworker and it didnt disappoint at all.  Seating can be a little tight if you come in at the wrong time of day.  Sat down at a table as i waited for another coworker had to find a parking space.  The cashier came around and cleaned off the table and directed me to find the menus (by the front door if you have never been there before)Ordered Pulled Pork Sandwich, Potato Salad, Chili Cheese hot dog and some deviled eggs.  The pulled port sandwich was tender and had a light drizzle of thin bbq sauce all over the meat and the plate.  Added a bit of hot sauce for heat and then i dont know what happened but i finished the sandwich quickly.  Since time went by so quickly and I started to eat the chili dog, the chili dog was a bit on the chilled side.  Not an issue from the restaurant, but i wish i could ask for the second dish to be brought out about 10 minutes later than my original meal.  Pretty good taste to the chili.  I cannot say that I am an expert on Deviled eggs.  I have had worse than the ones here, but cant say they blew my socks off.  At this point i am stuff from eating everything else, the potato salad was left to rot.  I couldnt handle it, but a heads up, it is finely diced potato which i never seen before.  DifferentWill be back again if i ever come back to AL More...

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Wil J.

2 April 2019

I could eat here everyday. Everything is perfect. The sweet tea fried chicken sandwich with white sauce is the best thing I've ever eaten in my life. Their pork and greens are also very good. Great atmosphere and often has live music. We come multiple times a month. More...

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Matt Motyka

1 April 2019

Smoked chicken with white BBQ sauce will take you to heaven and back!

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Kevin Carson

29 March 2019

Good food

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Kim McGarr

29 March 2019

Great music, delicious meats and White BBQ sauce! Don't miss out on this!

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Bobbie Allen

29 March 2019

The sampler platter gives you the best of everything --and the baked potatoes are huge.

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Ariel Golarte

29 March 2019

Great bbq.. one of the best

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ryan ernst

29 March 2019

Someone publication somewhere said it was one of the BBQ joints around. I don't know about it. But it's pretty solid.

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Debbie Ireland

29 March 2019

Best BBQ in Birmingham in my opinion. Nobody around has ribs like they do. It is the meatiest rib I have ever had. Saw's sauce packs a Tangy sweet with a little bit of spice that is just right. Not craving BBQ? That's ok, pop over to Saw's on the side for a Saw's burger, sweet heat chicken wings or another of the tastey choices they have. You could also grab a local draft brew or they sport a full bar as well. Love this local treasure!! More...

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Kevin B

29 March 2019

I had the stuffed baked potato with chicken, vegetables and barbecue sauce and it amazed my dinner guests!!! My brother exclaimed: that’s not a potato, that’s a football! It was easily the biggest and the best stuffed potato of my life. More...

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Joy T.

28 March 2019

Was scrumptious! We had done a 12 hour day drive from Texas. Yelp led us to this place, so glad. I got the pork potato. For me it is at least two meals maybe 3. Lots of brisket on top all covered with BBQ sauce. My husband at the ribs and Mac n cheese. He devoured the Mac. He said he thought the ribs could of had more smoke flavor. The place is clean and has a rustic atmosphere. The bbq sauce has a touch of vinegar and a touch of sweet. More...

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Pamela Sachse

25 March 2019

This was the best BBQ I’ve ever had!

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Caitlin C.

25 March 2019

Service was quick and friendly. We got a BBQ plate, chicken BBQ sandwich, and fried pickles and green beans. Food was delicious. I think their white sauce could've used a touch more flavor though. Finally, I wasn't a fan of them using styrofoam for plates for dining in. Investing in some reusable options would be wise on all counts, in my opinion. More...

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Susan Yandle Middleton

23 March 2019

The best pulled pork sandwich I have ever had!!! And I’m 70 years old!

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Heath H.

19 March 2019

Great home town flavor! The BBQ sandwich is good but the wings are awesome! Smoked wings in a white BBQ sauce. Bar area is fun on music nights. Great for lunch or hanging out at the bar watching the games. Highly recommend More...

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Amy E.

16 March 2019

Love the food. The white bbq sauce was delicious,it's what stood out to me the most. we ordered the one pound chicken ($25) it comes with four buns, 2sides of your choice ,a big cup of white bbq sauce,cup of pickles and two drinks. The chicken is juicy. Highly recommend mixing the white sauce with the bbq they have on the table for you. Location is rather small with one bathroom. But overall I enjoyed the atmosphere.Don't expect a fancy restaurant but do expect EXCELLENT FOOD. More...

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Matt Hinckley

15 March 2019

I had the Alabama style pulled pork plate, served with tangy pickles, two slices of bread, and choice of two sides. I chose green beans and cole slaw. Everything was excellent. Brisket is often available until sold out for the day. More...

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Connie Cowan

14 March 2019

Best barbecue I have ever had.

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Don C.

14 March 2019

Saw's Juke Joint is definitely a place I'll be back to when I'm in town. I'd go on to say it's a must visit for anyone coming through Birmingham. Some coworkers and I came here for lunch, and despite being busy, we were sat down and waited on immediately. Our waitress, Bee, was nice and really helpful.As far as the food goes, everyone in my group was satisfied. I got the smoked boudin plate with the cheddar cheese grits and turnip greens. Everything was delicious. This is the first time I've ever had boudin smoked, and I was not disappointed. The cheddar grits and turnip greens were both seasoned really well, and they had so much flavor. However, despite my meal being so great, the main event was the banana pudding. Honestly, it was amazing!!! I am seriously salivating as I think about it typing this review. It was definitely made with a custard, which all of the real ones know, all great banana puddings are made with custard. I definitely recommend this spot to anyone looking for great food. More...

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Danielle P.

14 March 2019

First visit and I was pleased. From our waitress Katie (who was fantastic by the way) to my sweet tea chicken sandwich, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.  Those fried green tomatoes (My God)! Not to mention the sauce on both was flavorful and unique, something I admire about restaurants (having something to helps them stand out). I wonder who is the cook?! Kudos to them for sure. I'll definitely go back because not only was the food good the drinks were top notch too! Misslady Scores Saw's an A) More...

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Kristin V.

10 March 2019

We love the ribs here. They are always fast and there is outside seating, which we love to take advantage of during the spring and fall. We always walk a couple of shops over for Ice Cream afterwards. It's a great spot to dine with kids. More...

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Benjamin T.

9 March 2019

On a recent trip to Birmingham I googled best bbq and Saw's was one of the top choices and I was nearby so I gave it a shot and I was not disappointed. I ordered the sampler that included ribs, chicken and pulled pork and the ribs were definitely my favorite and were very tender. I ordered a small banana pudding for desert and they gave me a big serving of it and that was also delicious. The staff was friendly and service great so I'd definitely recommend it to anyone in Birmingham looking for a good bbq spot. More...

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Gregg Gilmore

6 March 2019

Best ribs I’ve had in a long time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sybrena W.

6 March 2019

I ate here a couple of weeks ago and I had the best customer service experience ever.It was great will be back.....

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Heather L.

4 March 2019

This place is definitely packed on Saturday nights! Since parking is pretty limited, plan on parallel parking along the streets, bc that's what we did! Upon entering, we walked into about an hour wait for a 2 top around 6pm. Note: they had a live band playing that night so this might have added to the hype, I dunno. I guess you can check out their social media before going. Luckily they had a separate bar room to order drinks, which my fiancé and I made a bee-line for. Great bar vibes, just packed. If you're lucky, you might be able to grab you a seat at the sofas in the back of the bar side while you chug a beer and wait for your table. When they did call our name, they ended up sitting us outside. Which we didn't mind because on our way in we had seen some outdoor heaters. But they ended up sitting us all the way to the side where there wasn't a heater in range! Not gonna lie, it was chilly out there. Since I was already 2 beers in, I decided to stick it out so we could order our food. As far as service, our server was very attentive. She got our order in and out in less than 10 minutes! Those charred wings were so bomb, I forgot how cold it was outside lol. The only thing I wish they could do is make them spicy. But then again, I can't really complain with their signature sauce lol. Another bomb dish you HAVE to order is their fried pickles! Ugh. Just saying... As far as my fiancé's chicken sandwich, the entire bottom bun was soaked by the time it arrived to the table. Soaked as in disintegrated lol. The juicy factor was definitely there but it was a little too much for the bun to handle. I ended up giving him my 2 slices of bread, which I didn't plan on eating anyways. Overall, their food is great. I'll be back... on a weekday haha :) More...

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ThomasnJamie Bartlett

3 March 2019

we came from Montgomery to meet family from Nashville. and we all loved the BBQ and the Ribs! the sides were delicious! the customer service was EXCELLENT!!

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Suzanne Shafer

28 February 2019

The brisket!!!!!

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Desiree McCarty

28 February 2019

Best BBQ in Birmingham by far.

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James Alexander

28 February 2019

Best BBQ restaurant in town. Love the vibe here and food is super Delicious. Can't wait to visit again.

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Deanna Whitehead

28 February 2019

Pork was delicious...sides not so good.

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Gwenne Causey

28 February 2019

A wonderful quaint small hole in the wall place in delightful downtown Edgewood. All of the food is made there. For sides I had green beans & cabbage --- cooked Southern --- so, you know they were excellent. :) I had the smoked sausage -- throughly enjoyed. More...

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Julie Gilliom

28 February 2019

Current favorite BBQ joint

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John Anderson

28 February 2019

This place was great. Awesome location and a friendly staff. Pulled pork was amazing and any bbq joint with White bbq sauce is a winner. Definetly check this place out!

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Corla Whitfield

28 February 2019

Old building adds to the atmosphere.

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sheron ball

28 February 2019

Food is great. I love the banana pudding but the last time I went it had no cookies or and only 3 banana slices.

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Lydia Jones

28 February 2019

The banana pudding is sooooo f'in delicious...every serving size it comes in is considered a single serving to me...

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Pete Preston

28 February 2019

Great little BBQ joint!

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Midsouth Installers

28 February 2019

Best and biggest ribs in Birmingham area

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Brent West

28 February 2019

Please could you always have enough rids. Don’t go late or you will miss out. Love this place.

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Sherry Davis

28 February 2019

Saws Jukebox has delicious wings and fried okra.

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Jan Hall

28 February 2019

We arrived before opening and wasted some time at a nearby shop. Fifteen minutes after opening the line was out the door. This place is all about the barbecue and they have gotten it exactly right. Not much in the way of amenities, not many tables but Saw's is the place for barbecue in Bham. More...

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JaNet Quiggle

23 February 2019

the best bbq ive had in years! ao glad i found this place! you will learn my face well!

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Mike Tallent

23 February 2019

the BBQ chicken with white sauce was amazing!!

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Lauren W.

22 February 2019

Saw's BBQ is a MUST VISIT when in Birmingham.It's crazy good food in a casual neighborhood bar.The smoked wings are INSANE: smoky, sweet, crispy, sticky, tender. I crave this dish on a weekly basis.Also, you can't miss the sweet tea fried chicken sandwich. It's like a Chick-fil-A sandwich... but much better. The chicken's perfectly crispy, and the white sauce really sets the whole thing off.Let's not forget dessert: BANANA PUDDING. Banana pudding is one of my favorite desserts of all time, and this one does not disappoint. It's not too sweet. It's perfectly creamy and texturally pretty light. More...

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Scott L.

20 February 2019

I'll keep it brief. Stopped in going from Nashville to New Orleans. Man. PERFECT PITSTOP.  I had "The Colonel"- a fried chicken sandwich topped with pimento cheese and white bbq sauce...  Awesome.  Awesome. Awesome.  The wife got a shrimp stuffed potato. Delicious.  Banana cream pie. Good-but honestly needed more banana, but still good.  Not sure when we'll pass through Birmingham again but when we do......  TIME TO SAW IT UP. More...

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Charles Relfe

9 February 2019

Absolutely. The. Best. Barbecue. If I had a “last meal” I would not think twice about ordering Saw’s bbq and side. The veggies will make you think you’ve had desert. I’m not a Mac-n-cheese fan. But, they’ve taken it to another level. Arrive early. The demand is high and seating limited. And expect to smell delicious the rest of the day. The smoke that makes it so awesome will stay with you if you dine in. But...It’s. Worth. It. Do not try to capture the melt in your mouth greatness on your phone. Pic’s fail. Words fall way too short. Saw’s is a must. More...

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Lea F.

7 February 2019

This is our favorite Saw's because all the saws have slightly different menus. This one is in a quite suburb of Birmingham. It has Mac n cheese. It's a smaller location. More...

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Lea F.

7 February 2019

My husband likes this location because it has burgers, all the saws have slightly different menus. He likes the shirts they sell at this location as well.

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Azzy R.

5 February 2019

I moved to Birmingham from Orlando in 2017, and ALLLLLLLL everyone told me was to "EAT BBQ". Well...I did. From like, 5 different places, and they all sucked and I was disappointed. Until...I went to Saws. I wake up and go to sleep dreaming about Saws BBQ. Smoked sausage? HOLYCRAPDELICIOUS. Smoked chicken? Finger-lickin' good...literally. All of the BBQ sauces? Just pour them in my mouth. And if BBQ wasn't good enough...mac & cheese (of which, I consider myself a professional connoisseur)...YUM. Fried green beans? I'll take 3 orders please. Fried catfish? WHOSE SOUTHERN GRANDMA IS BACK THERE COOKING UP THIS AMAZING FOOD ! I've been to a couple different locations...although some are smaller than others, which might make for a bit of a crowd, it's ALWAYS worth it. Great music, great food, great people, great vibes...just great. BRB - gonna order some lunch from Saws today. More...

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Terry Isbell

2 February 2019

Great food !we will be back

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J K.

1 February 2019

So good. Had to roll me out of there when I was done. Ordered way to much food and still neatly ate it all. Meat sweats for days. Ribs were cooked to perfection sauces were spot on. Nailed it. More...

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Carl S.

30 January 2019

Catfish and greens are amazing!  Very generous portions!  The sweet potato fries are the best!  Crunch but soft with a little salt!  Pork is so tender... the onion rings on top of platters are honestly the best I've ever eaten. The BEST barbecue More...

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Tommy Bland

29 January 2019

First barbecue place we tried when we moved to Birmingham, and still our favorite. Love everything about Saw's!

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Rich M

29 January 2019

Unassuming BBQ joint with friendly staff. The Saw's Sampler was Excellent ... Ribs and Pulled Pork smothered in sauce, and Chicken Wing with White BBQ Sauce. The Mac N Cheese and Banana Pudding were delicious. More...

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Joe Sanders

29 January 2019

Great food as usual. Love it. Person at the counter is less than friendly.

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Bama girl RollTide

29 January 2019

Chicken barbecue sandwich you can't beat it!!

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Charles B Ireland

29 January 2019

Very good barbecue, one of my son's favorite places.

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susan evans

29 January 2019

Smoked chicken was amazing

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Paul Moore

29 January 2019

Best pork in town.

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William James

29 January 2019

Divine! Super friendly staff. Anti fancy. Loved it!

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Hope Cahill

29 January 2019

Best white BBQ sauce I've ever had

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Michael Forrest

29 January 2019

Ive eaten here several times and used their catering more than once for family gatherings. food has always been good. Service has been friendly and fast

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Angelo V

29 January 2019

Saw's is my favorite local BBQ since moving to Birmingham. The space is tight and seating is first come first serve. Ordering is simple at the counter and they bring it to your table. The white sauce on the chicken is a must try. The sweet tea is southern approved. More...

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Randall

29 January 2019

Love this place! Always get good food and service.

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Jordan Vallas

29 January 2019

Best bbq in Birmingham !

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Glynn S.

28 January 2019

In town on business near UAB and found this place. Arrived near closing time but service was still good. I had the pulled pork sandwich and mac n cheese. Pork was tender and flavorful with great vinegar based sauce with a little kick. The mac n cheese was just average and seemed overcooked. More...

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Sophie S.

26 January 2019

Terrible pictures, but this place and the atmosphere are awesome!! The wings were absolutely delicious and so were the fried pickles! My husband got a fried or Easters sandwich and had a pretty large shell in it, but it was still delicious and fresh! The onion rings are more like onion straws, but served as a great side. We sat in the bar area and loved getting to hear the live band play! I don't know why it is taking us so long to come to this restaurant but we will definitely be back very soon!!! More...

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Roger W.

20 January 2019

Great southern bbq in comfy little restaurant. Chili and potato salad were awesome. Sad no room for desert.

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Kim S.

20 January 2019

We were on a long multi-state road trip and wanted to eat local food exclusively. Seeing nice reviews, we drove out of the way to have lunch at Sal's Juke Joint, and it was absolutely worth it. We tried several things, our favorite was Pork n Greens, hands down! Put that at the top of your list if you like greens. The whole combo was unusual, but excellent. The Mac & cheese was what seems to be the norm in much of AL, but was not something I would order again. We loved the funky, honkey-tonk vibe. Two and one half years later, we still remember that great lunch and tell friends & colleagues who mention travel plans near Birmingham, to make a point to get to Saw's! Know ahead of time this is not "fancy" food, although the Pork n Greens was a creative success that could hold it's own anywhere! Parking is limited in a small strip center, abutting residential area, with neighboring shops reserving spots for their own customers. Plan for extra time spent parking, or arrive early / late. It is an experience not to be missed! And get a bottle of sauce to to take home, you'll be craving more. More...

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Scott R.

17 January 2019

It's a crime than anyone rated Saw's less than 5-stars. This is the best BBQ I've had. From the hole-in-the-wall location, to the smokey after-smell on my clothes and GREAT BBQ - This is everything you want your BBQ to be.

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Lisa H.

15 January 2019

My tastebuds have been captivated by Saw's whose barbecue has become my gold standard. Every other BBQ spot in Bham just seems merely meh now. There's just something about the Saw's pulled pork that gets me every time. So super succulent and divine. You cannot fail with the ribs or chicken either. That vinegar sauce too, amazing. And the vinegary turnip greens and not-too-sweet baked beans, yes please. I like to order the pulled pork plate ($13.50) which has a pile of the drool-inducing pulled pork, two slices of Wonderbread-ish white bread, and two sides, along with pickles. Owner-chef Mike Wilson hails from North Carolina, hence the vinegar emphasis. Apparently Saw stands for "Sorry Ass Wilson," a high school nickname of his. Well, Mr. Wilson should now be called "Super Amazing Wilson" since Saw's is certainly the pride of Birmingham and beyond. Saw's is closet-sized so try and come early or at an off-peak time. And they can and do run out of offerings, another reason to turn up well before closing. Order at the counter, fill up your drink cup, and then nab a table. Parking? Find a space either on Oxmoor or in the lot at the northwestern corner of Oxmoor and St. Charles, entrance on St. Charles. And if you can't make it to the Homewood Saw's for some reason, the Soul Kitchen and the Juke Joint are also highly recommended by me. They have a little empire now, it seems, with a cozy new bar/eatery next door. More...

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Tami L.

13 January 2019

We just happen to come up on this little place to eat. The food, atmosphere and service was wonderful. The bathroom was even clean, and believe me that is a big deal to me. Only reason I'm giving it a 4 star and not 5 is cause the homemade chips were way to salty!  But truly this is a 5 star place. More...

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Kristi Wambles Colvin

10 January 2019

Fantastic food and great customer service!

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Andrew Jung

6 January 2019

Excellent taste BBQ rib and chicken

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Robert J.

6 January 2019

This is some of the best BBQ you can get in the Birmingham Metro Area. During peak hours, you will probably have to wait, but they are pretty quick at turning tables. Grab a drink and see if you can grab a seat on the couch next to the fireplace. I have never had a bad experience with the staff here. They are always on top of things and friendly too. The drinks here are great, which means strong by my definition. They got a good beer list too that's fairly priced. You can't go wrong with any side here. If they're in season, get the okra. It's incredible. If you're feeling hungry, I'd go with a pork baker. They bake the potato to perfection and the pork is the best pulled pork this city has to offer. The sweet tea fried chicken sandwich is also killer. If you're looking for something more keto-friendly, order the smoked wings. They are the best wings in the city and worth the price imo. The white sauce that comes on them is better than what they have in Decatur. If you're coming to Birmingham and want to see how we do BBQ. Get yourself to Saw's Juke Joint More...

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Rose Kienzle

5 January 2019

Easy to get off and on I65 on your way to wherever.

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Eric J.

4 January 2019

We were traveling back to TX and had one night in Birmingham -- and as always, we wanted local fare. Saws Juke Joint ended up being close to our hotel -- with a very cool spot on the edge of a neighborhood.The "Pork & Greens" was what got us there -- and it was just fantastic...amazing comfort food. We also had fried pickles -- some of the best we've ever had.Other entrees our group tried were Smoked Sausage (very good!) and the Iced Tea Chicken Sandwich -- which was incredibly tasty.Would have loved to try their bread pudding -- but we were too stuffed! Maybe next time! More...

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Jennifer K.

3 January 2019

Great barbeque! Some of the best pulled pork I've ever had. My husband enjoyed the baked beans and the mac and cheese and coleslaw are solid as well.

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Kimberly Powell

29 December 2018

Best RIBS ever!!!! Small place but so worth it.

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Gina Johnson Blake

29 December 2018

Great BBQ and love the smoked chicken!

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Nick Clemmons

29 December 2018

Feels a bit crowded, but great food!

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Watts Lakeshia

29 December 2018

The food was deliciously perfect. The staff was professional, but familiar like family!

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Cinco X

29 December 2018

Best BBQ in Bama

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Tyler Dalzell

29 December 2018

Amazing food and nice staff for a good price in a lovely area

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Frances Monk

29 December 2018

Great local place to eat, in a very unique setting and small town. Will definitely go back. BBQ sandwich was very good. Lots of meat and enjoyed the sauce.

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Mike Kase

29 December 2018

Visited on Iron Bowl day.. only an hour before the game. Was incredibly busy and still got my food in time to be home, eat and settled in for the game. Always delicious. Always worth the wait. More...

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John Maenza

29 December 2018

Always great BBQ. SERVICE