Shirley's Mainline

Shirley’s Mainline BBQ receives the Business of the Month from the Pell City Chamber of Commerce Board on Monday. Photo by Brandon Turner

Shirleys’ Mainline BBQ was named the Pell City Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month on Monday. They were presented with a certificate and a sign will be displayed outside of their restaurant stating their Business of the Month status.

“It’s exciting,” said owner Chris Shirley. “We didn’t realize [the Chamber] did something like this.”

Every month, local businesses who are Chamber members are voted on to be the Business of the Month.

“We really want to reach out to our business community and give them some recognition,” said Chamber President Chris Christian.

Chris Shirley and his wife, Daffany, opened Shirley’s Mainline in December 2018. Shirley is a train engineer and Daffany runs the restaurant in his absence. She has over 20 years of restaurant experience.

“We met in a barbeque restaurant in Georgia,” Shirley said. “We got married, I brought her to Alabama and bought a restaurant.”

A local favorite is the fresh cut steaks on Friday and Saturday nights. They also do dry rub ribs and smoke their barbeque for nine to ten hours at night. 

“People love our burgers,” Daffany Shirley said. “We make them fresh all day long with eight ounces of meat.”

Shirley’s Mainline is located at 21400 US Hwy 231, Ragland. Their hours are 10:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. They serve breakfast on Friday and Saturday, opening  7 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday  and 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday. They are also open 10:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, call 205-884-2760 or visit their Facebook page at’s mainline.

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