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The Goal Post – Animated Neon Sign, Barbecue and Icebox Pie – CLOSED September 2013 Warren's Goal Post Bar-B-Q in Anniston AL Kicks!

Posted on: May 20, 2011


The Goal Post – Animated Neon Sign, Barbecue and Icebox Pie – CLOSED September 2013

Used To Be Here: 1910 Quintard Avenue Anniston, AL 36201-3218

Tags: AL, Anniston, B-B-Q, bar b q, barbecue, bbq, Football, Goal Post, Ice Box Pie, neon, Sign, Warrens

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UPDATE Jan 2014: Mod Betty doesn’t always get info about the status of places on the map, so I only just found out that sadly the Goal Post closed in September of 2013. In good news, the sign won’t be demolished but instead will be installed at Betty’s Barbecue, owned by the family that originally owned the Goal Post. Read about it here and here

We came to the Goal Post Bar-B-Q in Anniston AL mainly because of the great neon sign, but will remember it for our tasty food!

Goal Post Bar-B-Q Football Neon Sign Anniston AL

It’s hard to tell from the photo above, but the Goal Post’s sign is an animated neon sign, with the football player’s leg swinging back and forward to kick the lighted football. Multiple neon footballs are lined up in a row, and when they flash in order it looks like the football goes sailing across the small parking lot and onto the roof of this small brick restaurant.

But enough of my yakking trying to describe it, here’s a video of the sign (thanks to Wood Valley Neon on Youtube for capturing it!)

It was a bit of a bummer not to be able to hit this place at dusk and seen the sign ourselves, but since we were there we decided to catch a bite. I was a bit wary of the signs that said it was a smoking establishment when we entered, but no one was smoking while we were there so we were fine. Just wanted to point that out up front in case this is a dealbreaker for folks.

The Goal Post Exterior Anniston AL

The Goal Post is an interesting place, as it looks like a fast food stand from the outside and is decorated with football memorabilia on the inside. I wasn’t sure what to expect BBQ-wise,  but RetroRoadhusband was game to try their offerings. We had yet to get any barbecue on this trip, so now was the time!

Once our food came out we knew we made the right decision to eat here, even though we had stopped for a snack a few hours earlier. Just look at how delicious those ribs are, glistening in the sun- yum! . I had a taste of everything that RetroRoadhusband ordered on the plate below, and it was indeed tasty, but my mind would not rest until I had some pie!

Bar-B-Q at the Goal Post Anniston TX

I was in the South goldangit and I was gonna get me some of that icebox pie I’d seen on many a menu. Now again, this being a casual “plastic chairs and booths” type of place I wasn’t expecting the pie to be the greatest, but I’m telling you, it was divine! Cool, tangy, silky,light, refreshing.  I was totally amazed at how delicious it tasted. Seriously a culinary highlight of our trip, and we ate a lot of food on this drive.

Lemon Ice Box Pie The Goal Post Anniston ALSo go for the sign, stay for the ‘cue and leave room for the PIE!

Warrens Goal Post Barbeque
1910 Quintard Avenue
Anniston, AL 36201-3218
(256) 237-0211

  • rick

    I hope ya had yerself some sweet tea…

    • http://www.RetroRoadmap.com Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap.com

      Yep! But I found out early in the trip that sweet tea is too sweet for me, so I started asking for it half and half. Still sweet but not overly so.

  • http://thecitruslens.com greg urbano

    i lived at fort mc clellan in the mid 70′s my father being in the army, anniston being right outside the gate i wonder why i have no recollection of such a cool sign, any idea how long its has been up?

    • http://www.RetroRoadmap.com Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap.com

      Hello Greg – thanks for swinging by Retro Roadmap! I did a little digging and have found that the sign has been there since the mid 1950s – according to road scholar Debra Jane Seltzer. Here’s a link to her photos (you need to scroll down a bit) – http://www.agilitynut.com/signs/al.html . Enjoy!

  • http://www.allneonandled.com JJ

    Wow the goal post neon sign is great!! Wish i could see it lit up

    • http://retroroadmap.com Mod Betty

      JJ – ask and ye shall receive! There was a video embedded before but the code got screwed up- thanks for making me check it and update it! Now you can see the sign animated in all its football kicking glory!

  • http://www.allneonandled.com JJ

    Thank you Betty for getting the gif working .Now i don’t have to travel to see it!!!

    • http://retroroadmap.com Mod Betty

      oh, but if you don’t go you’ll miss the PIE!