We got take out for an outing and we were not happy with any of it. The ribs were tough and dry, pulled chicken was tasteless, potato salad was the same as Krogers and the Brunswick stew was just lousy. It was a total was of the $70 I paid for dinner for five.
Posted: 7/04/2010 • Link to this review
I love this barbecue place. The restaurant is what I envision a barbecue restuarant to be...kinda rustic, no frills and very simple. The food is delicious. They do not overpower the meat with barbecue sauce. They have a very friendly wait staff.
Posted: 6/13/2009 • Link to this review
I'm not sure what the fuss is about. This place was not good at all. The service was horrible. We waited over 30 mins for our food and it was not busy at all. A total of 3 tables.
Posted: 9/05/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
With all the hype about this BBQ joint, I was expecting BBQ that was good. Frankly, it's not. I was not impressed at all. It was tough as shoe laces and the fries were too greasy.
Posted: 9/02/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
I love Dreamland- I became obsessed with their food while pregnant and haven't gotten over it yet! This particular location is much better than the Peachtree Pkwy location- chicken is far superior. They have THE BEST sweet tea and surprisingly great fries. Their house dressing (BBQ sauce mixed with Ranch) is an unusual but good extra sauce. Some of the staff is awesome- remembers me and my order (I go there every week, so duh!), but some are not as friendly. Huge parking lot but it actually fills up- go early on Fridays especially.
Posted: 8/08/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
No Frills BBQ joint.... white bread and meat.. yup there ya go a sammich ! Although every time I drive past I'm enticed by the smoke billowing across the road...wafting smells of BBQ-ed meat YUM! It's hard to resist! Wouldn't go out of my way for dreamland... but If I'm ever in the area craving some BBQ I stop in.
Posted: 6/30/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
I wandered in about nine years ago. They were not open yet. I told the manager that I met, that they would not make it here cause all the restaurants that had been in this location before did not. Well I sure was wrong ( thank god lol) Great Q ! Great service ! Great everything! The ribs are the real pit cook kind, not the made in a contraption that claim they are pit cooked. These are cooked in the same way BBQ started many many many years ago over a hickory fired brick pit. They cook them right in front of you and the smell is wonderful. If babybacks that fall off bone is what you like, not for you, but if the real thing is what you like, as I said before ain't nothing like them nowhere
Posted: 6/18/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
Soon after relocating to Roswell, I noticed a Dreamland restaurant on Alpharetta Highway. I also took notice of their television advertisements touting their "legendary ribs and sauce" while providing a historical note on the original Dreamland Café located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Missing Texas, it did not take me long to develop a craving for good barbeque despite their mouth-watering ads. One Saturday, on an olfactory whim and quiet unexpectedly, I pulled into the parking lot of the Dreamland on Alpharetta Highway. Although the atmosphere was warm and their menu appeared consistent with many other barbeque restaurants offing such items as coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, bread, and banana pudding, the ribs were certainly the worst I have ever eaten. In fact, well over half the weight of the pork ribs I ordered was nothing more than fat that I left piled on my plate. The beans and potato salad were eatable and comparable to those similar precooked sides one might purchase at Sam's Club. While many of the barbeque restaurants I have visited compete for local bragging rights on their homemade breads and desserts, the bread served at Dreamland was nothing more than a cheap, loaf white bread. As for dessert, the "banana pudding" is fresh from the can. If "little has changed" at Dreamland since "Big Daddy" opened his first store and this is the type of "legendary" barbeque experience you seek, then by all means remain in dreamland. I will not wake you!
Posted: 4/29/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
If you like ribs, eat at Dreamland. It's that simple. I've never been to one I didn't like. Sometimes the quality can be a bit inconsistent, but their sauce still makes it a guaranteed winner. Make sure an request center cut ribs. Now, if you are a person that likes alot of options, then this probably isn't the place for you. They do have options, but the ribs are so good, why would you want them.
Posted: 11/12/2007 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
It's true...they really do have the best BBQ around. I thought I was dreaming...but my wife pinched me and it hurt, so I know it was real!
Posted: 11/07/2007 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
I was never much of a "rib person" but my boyfriend took me to Dreamland and i shared ribs with him. Ain't nothing like it nowhere......best ribs i've ever eaten. And yes, i have started a quest to find ribs better than Dreamland. Can't be done!
Posted: 10/02/2007 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review