Big Als Slam Dunk BBQ is a solid destination for Downtown Southport fans to get their grub on with a big selection of classic southern fare, bar munchies, and everything in between. With a friendly but casual atmosphere, and a locale that’s just a few blocks away from the Southport Waterfront, this easy-going restaurant is a fun and convenient destination for downtown explorers to discover the great tastes of North Carolina-style barbecue.
The menu is fairly lengthy for a barbecue joint, and includes a wealth of options for southern food lovers and company, including burgers, sandwiches, salads, and “munchies” like sweet potato fries, smoked wings, and sliders. The main attraction, however, is the barbecue-centric main dishes, which can be served on a bun, in a bowl, and / or as a platter, and which include options like pulled pork BBQ, baby back ribs, beef brisket, smoked pork tenderloin, or a combination of 2 or 3 of the above. The side dishes are limited but tasty, and include vinegar slaw, backed beans, French fires, and sweet potato fries, and big meals can be prepared in advance for large parties and family gatherings. With heaping plates and plenty of local flavor, Big Als Slam Dunk BBQ represents the heart of NC cuisine in the sleepy coastal town of Southport.