Bob Sykes Bar B Q Restaurant

Bob Sykes Bar B Q is a family owned local tradition since 1957.

1724 9th Avenue North, Bessemer, Alabama, 35020


Three generations of the Sykes family has proudly served authentic southern barbecue that literally goes from the pit to the plate. Bob Sykes began in 1957, serving classic bbq and burgers with only curbside service and was one of the first restaurants to open Drive-Thru service in Alabama. Times may have changed but nothing has changed in the way Bob Sykes prepares and serves their famous barbecue, sides, and desserts. Since the pandemic outbreak Bob Sykes has gone back to serving their old school ways without the roller skates. Bob Sykes has enhanced the Drive-Thru, Take-Out, Curbside, Call-In’s, Online Ordering and Catering-Delivery Services. Bob Sykes has received numerous awards and recognition over the years. The Alabama Tourism Department chose Bob Sykes was voted as the number one bbq sauce and Alabama Tourism Department chose Bob Sykes bbq pork sandwich as one of the “100 dishes to eat in Alabama before you die." The restaurant has received national news coverage for its lemon ice box pie and bbq. The Travel Channel says Bob Sykes is “Not a chain, it’s just a good old fashioned joint with a pig sign and a happy man running it. The Bbq pit is the first thing you see when you enter and 2nd generation owner Van Sykes will tell you all about it if you ask.”

MON 10:30am - 08:00pm
TUE 10:30am - 08:00pm
WED 10:30am - 08:00pm
THU 10:00am - 08:00pm
FRI 10:30am - 09:00pm
SAT 10:30am - 09:00pm
Events and Information

The Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival presented by the City of Bessemer and Premiere Chevrolet has been rescheduled for September 12th, 2020. Barbecue and blues are a great combination so it will be a great time to come together and celebrate. The event will combine the best of blues music and legendary Bob Sykes Bbq at the beautiful DeBardeleben Park located in historic downtown Bessemer, Alabama from 12-8pm. Gates open at 11am. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket and set-up your spot for the day to enjoy talented blues musicians. Bob Sykes is proud to have Grammy Winning blues legend Bobby Rush perform along with other award winning blues musicians.

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