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Golden Rule Barbeque of Hoover

1571 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216-4526
+1 205-823-7770
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Barbecue
1571 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216-4526
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is Alabama in a nutshell. Cozy, smells good, friendly, a little rough around the edges, and you absolutely fall in love with it. I order the "mixed" pork plate with beans and slaw and perhaps some fries, and I consume every last bite....More

Thank 6016-1824
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I've been dining at the Golden Rule Barbeque in Hoover on Montgomery Hwy for 22 years. The barbecqe is always fresh and is slow cooked on a brick, wood grill. Besides the great smell of the barbeque cooking, you can watch it being cooked. It...More

1  Thank Gerry D
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Very crowded but we got it to go and were out of there pretty quick best I've had in a long time we don't find barbecue like this in florida this was good as one I had 20 years ago so they haven't changed over...More

Thank RandyandDonna
Reviewed 16 November 2016

When it's Golden Rule, that's when! I love this place. The BBQ is excellent. You can watch them cooking the pork shoulder right there inside the restaurant, and there must be a hundred going at any one time! These guys know how to 'que. I...More

Thank BisoninLondon
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Sauce was like catsup. Most of the menu was non-BBQ. I just don't understand how the door stays open

Thank mark236cpa
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Golden Rule for years. GR has been around for decades. Its a small, cozy place but the people are very friendly. If you're not in the mood for Q, but with someone who is, try the cheesburger or BLT. And...More

Thank lchambliss
Reviewed 31 August 2016

It is hard to even name all the great barbecue joints in our city, but Golden Rule is right up there as one of the oldest and the best! Visitors, make sure to stop here for a lunch or dinner. In fact, I have met...More

Thank me2db
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I really think the fried peach pie (fresh out of the fryer) with ice cream is what's served in heaven. Unbelievable. Made me totally forget the excellent barbecue that preceded it -- and that's saying a lot!

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Once you order , the meat comes off the grill. I order outside sliced! Sauce on the side! Always fantastic ! Who cares about the sides, the flavor is special.

Thank Preston L
Reviewed 24 July 2016

There are several locations of Golden Rule, but for some reason this one is better than all the rest. I love their BBQ.

Thank ConnieH35
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1571 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216-4526
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
  • Phone Number: +1 205-823-7770
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