Green Top Bar-B-Q

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Leo and Susie's Famous Green Top Bar-B-Q is a barbecue restaurant in Dora, with a second location in Jasper.

Green Top's original restaurant was opened in 1951 and is located at 7530 Old U. S. Highway 78 in Dora. In the beginning, the establishment was known more as a beer joint, until September 22, 1973 when Leo and Susie Headrick purchased the concrfete-block building from long-time owner Edith Carey and began selling their barbecue. Their son Richard Headrick and his family still own and operate Green Top. In 2011, the Headricks opened a second take-out only location in Jasper at 1309 Highway 78 East. In 2012, the pork barbecue and spicy sauce was named to the Alabama Tourism Department's "100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die" list.

In 2014, Green Top was spotlighted on the FOX Network's American Idol, as contestant C. J. Harris was a former employee.

On the morning of January 26, 2022 a fire broke out at the Dora restaurant


  • Carlton, Bob (August 3, 2012) "Year of Alabama Food: Leo & Susie's Famous Green Top Bar-B-Q, Dora." The Birmingham News
  • Colurso, Mary (March 20, 2014) "'American Idol' fans get a taste of Green Top Bar-B-Q, thanks to Alabama singer C.J. Harris." The Birmingham News
  • Robinson, Carol (January 26, 2022) "Fire breaks out at popular Green Top Bar-B-Q restaurant." The Birmingham News