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“Real Southern "cue"”
Review of Bunyan's BBQ

Bunyan's BBQ
Ranked #11 of 162 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 256 766-3522 zip is 35630
Florence, Alabama
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Real Southern "cue"”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Take-out place with the best barbecue in the South. It is cooked in a pit with hardwood and served with a spicy slaw that was invented at this restaurant. The slaw and sauce are sold for miles around in grocery stores; I saw the sauce in Mobile.

Visited December 2012
Thank Mary P
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English first
Florence, Alabama
1 review
Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

The best slaw dog you will ever put in your mouth. AMAZING!!!! The BBQ sandwich is awesome too. They use a mustard slaw that is like no other in the world. Must eat here if in this area

Thank Tracysmithrn
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Dover, Delaware
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214 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Popular local BBQ shack”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

As someone using TripAdvisor to plan a vacation I often find restaurants off the beaten path. This is one location that I would have never found where it not for TripAdvisor. I was specifically looking for places to try BBQ. After spending a week in the south, and eating BBQ several times along the way, I did not find the BBQ at Bunyan's anything out of the ordinary.

This place does seem to have quite a good local following. While we were eating there was a steady flow of take out business. The overwhelming majority of recent reviews are locals. A local person might love this place as a great place to pick up a sandwich for lunch. If you are a tourist just passing through, your perspective might be a little different. The BBQ was good, but not worth going out of the way to find the place.

Looking at the photos here, it is difficult to put this building, and its location into proper perspective. It was hard to tell just how small the place is on the inside. The seating capacity is 8, that is four tables with two chairs each. Not that is a bad thing, but someone passing through should be prepared to take their food elsewhere to eat. This is not a restaurant, it is basically a take out counter similar to an ice cream stand.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Philosophyguru
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Athens, Alabama
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Down by the river's edge”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Picked up a BBQ plate with a generous serving of BBQ pulled pork, hot slaw and potato salad for lunch. Droved a short distance to McFarland Park at the river's edge for a plate picnic! OH so good BBQ. Located on the westside of Florence near ECM hospital is the best kept secret in BBQ. Just a small place BUT HUGE on flavor! outdoor table and chairs if you want to eat on the premises. Your mouth never tasted such delicious BBQ Well worth the drive. Down by the river's edge longside the Tennessee river is just another park to eat in.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Vickie F
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Huntsville, Alabama
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354 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Unique pulled pork sandwich”
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

I had heard about this place for years and finally got a chance to go there. I had a rib snack, which was 3 ribs with sause and some pulled pork with their spicy slaw. It was very good BBQ and worth the trip!

Visited August 2013
Thank MartyHuntsville
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