Roswell >Food & Dining > Dreamland Bar-B-Que
10730 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell, GA | Directions 3007634.041264 -84.342257
Mon - Sat, 10am - 10pm; Sun, 11am - 9pm
Unprofessional Management!!!!!! – On April 27th I dropped in for lunch, as I was eating my lunch, a member of management and a server were having a very loud discussion. It was very distracting to me and my family. I then looked up from my table and saw the server flip him the finger right out in the open and said some obscene words. I thought this was a good family restaurant that I could bring my young kids to enjoy lunch. After this episode, I will NOT be returning to dreamland and will pass this on to all of my family and friends!
Management needs to wake up.... – The food is good, overpriced, but its the people that work there that make you not want to eat there. Not all, but I know that one manager named Jimmy is a real ***hole, and treats the other employees there horribly in front of the customers. And ever since they got a new GM, Larry, things just havent been the same. They are driving all their GOOD people away, not to mention their good customers. You are only as good as your employees, and the way they treat them, I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up just Jimmy and Larry, good luck then. Won't go back, and telling everyone I know how they treat people, and telling them NOT to spend their money there.
BAD SERVICE EVEN WORSE FOOD – We pass by Dreamland BBQ all the time and the smell always makes us wish we had more time to stop in and eat - it always smells so "dreamy"! Well we finally had the chance to do just that the other day and we all wish we had just keep driving on down the road dreaming about it! Now we are dreaming about it but it's nightmares we're having now.
The tea was not all that - it wasn't done the right way like someone else mentioned in their review - too hot, not enough ice and tasted old. Though I will agree with the statement that the fries were done right, crispy on the outside soft on the inside. That's the only nice thing I have to say about the experience. The service - well how do you call it service when you have to go and hunt them down just to find out where the server is and the food? A 30 minute wait for 2 pulled pork sandwiches and an order of fries?!?
The pork tasted like someone had dropped a bottle of salt on it. But now after all 3 of us have spent the next day in the restroom unable to leave I wonder if all the salt was on it because they were trying to preserve old meat and make it last longer? Signature sauce? Is that what you call dressed up ketchup?
My advice is that if your driving past Dreamland and smell the wonderful aromas coming from there enjoy it because that's the only thing that's good about it! Keep dreaming of what it might taste like, I can guarantee your dreams will be a whole lot better than spending the day in the restroom! My husband is from Alabama and Dreamland in Alpharetta is giving Alabama a very, very, very bad name!
Just plain bad – I've visited the Dreamland in Birmingham, and it was very good BBQ. So I assumed that their Alpharetta location would be equally (or close to) as good. I was very wrong.
The good: the sweet tea was done right, which seems to be a rarity nowadays. The fries were crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside (perfect, to me). The service was fairly attentive, and there was plenty of seating (the place is very kid friendly). The do bring out a bunch of slices of Sunbeam and sauce for dipping, which I found to be tasty.
The bad: Just about everything else. The chicken was dry and tasteless. The ribs were the opposite of what ribs should be: I literally had to tear the meat off of the bone, and once I removed it I found it to be dry and very overcooked. Dousing it in their sauce helped (note that they served a Carolina style sauce, in case you particularly like or dislike that style) in a small way, but to me, good ribs shouldn't require sauce if they're done right. The pulled pork was a little better, but still required a large amount of sauce before I felt comfortable choking it down.
Overall, I'd recommend that you skip this place, unless you're in a bind. I'm sure that there are better BBQ joints to be had in Alpharetta (I haven't visited it, but I saw a Spiced Right just down the road). Oh, also note that they serve beer and wine only- no liquor to be had.
I've had better. – After seeing Dreamland?s highly rated reviews, we decided to give it a shot. It?s a normal BBQ place, but it?s really nothing special. I wasn?t very fond of their signature sauce, and because it?s the only sauce (other than ketchup) that they have, I was stuck with it. The chicken was alright, but no better than any smoked chicken I?ve had anywhere else. My boyfriend ordered a combo of some ribs and pulled pork and said the pork was dry, and the ribs were pretty tough.
Overall, the service was good and very fast, but the I?ve had better (and cheaper) BBQ elsewhere.
Excellent Ribs – Great ribs. If you're there during peak hours you might get a slab that's been cooked earlier. I just ask for a fresh slab.
I used to stop at the original locations in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa on business, so I was happy when they opened in Atlanta.
Pass. – Not good, just not good. The meat was overcooked, the sauce was flavorless, and the service was slow.
Disappointing – I was really anxious to go to Dreamland (ATL) after seeing a special on TV. I was disappointed. The service was excellent, but the food (ribs) were not what I expected, at all. They weren't falling off the bones, they were cold, not even warm, the ribs were too tough, however the fries and slaw were good. Maybe it is just the Dreamland BBQ in ATL, but I would not recommend it.
yummmmmmmmmmmm! – finger-licking good, the best ribs around Atlanta by far! Even their baked beans and potato salad are excellent!
Not even close! – the worst BBQ I have ever had. way to salty, my wifes ribs were cold (OK not frozen but not even close to warm). If you LOVE vinegar, then the sauce is OK. The ambiance was great but the FOOD sucked.
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