In Alabama, some people call Barbecue a religion. If this is the case, no family church of barbecue has been established longer than Carlile’s Barbecue. We opened in 1945, and 70 years later we are still serving up savory barbecue and desserts.
Herman and Warren Carlisle opened Carlile Brothers after serving our country in World War II. As for the misspelling of the last name, the founders blame it on the Armed Forces. When Herman Carlisle had entered the service, his last name was misspelled as Carlile while his brother, Warren’s last name was spelled correctly. The brothers decided to use the Carlile version as the name for their new restaurant.
Today the restaurant is owned by the Collat Family. Carlile’s has served barbecue to famous political, civic, business and sports leaders. However, our foundation rests with hosting families and people just like you.
3511 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222, USA