Any path you take in life is a choice. There are those among us that choose the path of least resistance – short-term pleasures at the sacrifice of long-term progress. But barbecue people learn something early. The time, the effort, the energy – all that work is full of rewards that “easy” can’t offer. 

Feed whatever fire burns inside of you. We’ll tend to the barbecue.

Southern Goodness

Jim 'N Nick's celebrates the artistry of slow cooked Bar-B-Q with recipes handed down for generations.

Tray with barbecued meat, onion rings and sauce

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Our Story

It all began in 1985 in a reclaimed old pizza restaurant on Clairmont Avenue in Birmingham, AL. The formula was simple. Celebrate the heritage of revered bar-b-q masters, cut no corners on the menu, and serve the whole community like family.

That philosophy allowed us to create something special. An authentic bar-b-q restaurant with chefs and pitmasters. A nod to our past recipes, with eyes towards the future. Sit down dining on one hand, and a drive-through on the other. No freezers, no microwaves, and no shortcuts. 12-hour slow-smoked pork and beef, but served real fast. A celebration of Alabama, but a reverence for the bar-b-q tradition across the South.

It’s the kind of place that only happens when you don’t follow the crowd, but instead follow your heart, trust your gut, and simply do things the hard way. 

Today, Jim ‘N Nick’s has become an icon of the bar-b-q community. One bite and you’ll understand why, there’s only one Jim ‘N Nick’s.

The Shop

Bring home cheese biscuits, buy gift cards and other Jim 'N Nick's merchandise.