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Saw’s Soul Kitchen

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215 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222-1932
+1 205-591-1409
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had the smoked chicken plate with a side of cheese grits. Everything tasted great. The banana pudding is sooooo tasty! Like the other reviews said, it's a very small place with a steady flow of people coming in and out, even at 2:30 in the afternoon.

Thank msstephie
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Saw's soul kitchen had been well reviewed so we decided to try it on our visit to Birmingham. The restaurant although eclectic is quite run down. There are other very nice restaurants in the vicinity. The food was fine, although in my opinion a little pricey for what you get. The food was served on styrofoam plates with plastic knives... More 

Thank sigi2016
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is tiny but is by far the best food we had while in town. Everything was delicious. My mom had just the veggie plate, my dad had the sausage plate with fried green tomatoes and I had the pulled pork with fried pickles. Be prepared for cramped spaces and a line out the door but they move and... More 

Thank Carrie E
Prattville, AL
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a gourmet dining experience, this isn't the place. But if you're looking for AMAZING BBQ, go to Saw's Soul Kitchen. We love BBQ and have eaten at a number of really good BBQ places across the country. For us, Saw's is #1. That delicious smoked flavor is really cooked into the meat. We love the Pulled... More 

1 Thank loveournana
Birmingham, Alabama
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Food. Small and quaint venue. Outside seating when weather permits is best option. Because of it's location, there are options for drinks within walking distance and the Brewery next door often has music events. Off street parking behind or limited on street parking available.

1 Thank 60something55
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this place on Tripadviser and stop there when passing through to New Orleans with my family. It was the best food we had the whole trip. It is a hole in the wall type place with a great atmosphere. We all had the pulled pork sandwich. I definitely recommend eating here.

Thank Patch1755
Tampa, Florida
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My twenty something kids and I made a stop at Sw's to try the heralded BBQ. We drove through a rough neighborhood to get there midday - but nothing that would cause concern for your safety. When we arrived at Saw's, it was in a gentrified portion of town with several other restaurants and clubs nearby. The facility is very... More 

Thank AndyR-Tampa
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a newer place in an old building. Has a great "hole in the wall" feel. The day we went, there was a line almost out the door, but the service was quick and friendly. The food was very good and it was a great stop on our trip to AL. If you are looking for a fancier BBQ... More 

Thank Kudzu773
Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was brought to this place by a friend. Driven by this place many times but really never noticed it. After encountering a very rude and obnoxious host, I ordered my food. Had a Sawburger and onion rings. I must say the food was very very good. Burger is probably the best I've ever had. Onion rings were delicious. I'll... More 

1 Thank todde116
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BBQ was amazing! All 9 of us loved our meals -- especially anything with pulled pork! The special platter was an amazing amount of food -- cheese grits topped with collard greens, a mountain of pulled pork and fried onions. The pulled pork loaded baked potato was unbelievable (but if you don't like sour cream, remember to order without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222-1932
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-591-1409
you need to track this place down and add it. Great food in the Avondale district of Birmingham. Their phone is 205-591-1409

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?