Boondocks BBQ and Restaurant, Brierfield, AL

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How we found this gem:

After a long stay for the winter, we started making our way north through Alabama.  We were staying at the Peach Queen Campground in Alabama for a week on our way north to Tennessee. we had just left Florida from our winter RV Resort. We found this little BBQ joint when we were out for a drive and looking for something to do and grab a bite to eat. At first glance, the place looks like just another BBQ joint, and given that this place is in the middle of nowhere you really wouldn’t expect too much. But we decided to stop in for a bite because the only thing we love more than local restaurants is local BBQ joints! Now we have had about a mix of 50/50 in finding good BBQ and the bad BBQ. So when we find one as delicious and clean as Boondocks BBQ and Restaurant we want to shout it from the rooftops!  The moment we walked in we were greeted by a friendly and sincere “welcome, come on in and sit anywhere you like”. The restaurant was not busy as it was about 2 O’clock in the afternoon in the middle of nowhere. So within seconds the waitress was bringing us menus to look at and asked what we would like to drink. After she brought our drinks we engaged in a sincere how are you ya’ll and where are you from? The service was perfect from start to finish. Our waitress, whose name escapes me and I am sorry, was a pleasure to talk with.

 Even the restrooms were well stocked and very clean. Like I said earlier this place is in the middle of nowhere and our expectations were not high so we were blown away at how well this place was kept.

About the food:

 The BBQ had a heavy smoke flavor but not overpowering enough so that it takes away from the natural meat flavor. The coleslaw was homemade and chopped very fine. The potato salad was whipped so fine it was almost like a spread and it tasted excellent. Finally, for dessert, we had the homemade peach cobbler. You can’t eat in the south and not get the peach cobbler for dessert, can you? And of course, the cobbler was spectacular. I would eat here once a week if  I was local.  We will be sure to stop in anytime we are within 50 miles of this place. The pricing was in line for what you pay for BBQ. It was about $35 for the tow of us with dessert and tip all in.
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Jay 'n Trish

We are Jay and Trish, and we're traveling full time in our 38-foot 5th wheel across America. We like to support small business along the way so we always look for that special place the locals like to eat. We also look for full hook up camping spots to basecamp for a week or two while we visit the local communities so we can report back to you what we find. We will give you our honest opinion of each place we stay, eat and work out. Our Beagle Boxer mix, Echo, will also give you reviews on dog friendly places and local dog parks that she visits.

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