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McCollum's Seafood

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2101 Gordon Terry Pky, Decatur, AL
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
NOT CLOSING!

McCollum's is an old line Decatur catfish/seafood oriented restaurant. There was a review on Tripadvisor stating they were closing. I was out there recently and to my knowledge they have no intent of closing. McCollum's is still very popular with the locals despite an influx of new chain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
KenRivers
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Decatur, Alabama
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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Was meeting a client "halfway" between Nashville and Birmingham - wanted a local place. While the building and decor are a total throwback to some earlier era - the food and the service were terrific. Loved the sweet ladies who waited on us and my shrimp and fish were excellent. Great prices. Will try the oysters next time. Worth the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The food is great, but the building is awful. Had live roaches on the wall during my dinner. I complained and they acted like it was normal. Sad, but will not be back. If the roaches come out in the day what is going on in the kitchen.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I will start by saying I live on the Gulf coast, so I do realize I won't get the same seafood hours inland. With that said, though, this place still disappointed me to a degree that I can't imagine going back. The shrimp and scallops that we got were so badly over fried that they were very tough and chewy.... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Although dated, the food is fantastic. Always a staple when visiting in Decatur. Love the scallops and shrimp.

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Dexter, KS
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

The place looks like a dive from the outside, but don't be fooled. They have great catfish. You can get whole catfish, which you can't where we live, or catish fillets. The catfish was great old fashion fried catfish like I used to eat as a kid. The tarter sauce was really good also. My cousin got shrimp and oysters... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

McCollum's is an old line Decatur catfish/seafood oriented restaurant. There was a review on Tripadvisor stating they were closing. I was out there recently and to my knowledge they have no intent of closing. McCollum's is still very popular with the locals despite an influx of new chain restaurants in recent years. They do bring in seafood from the gulf... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

To be honest..food wasn't as good as it used to be. If there had been a double blind taste test we would have picked Captain Ds. The fried shrimp and scallops had to much batter coating and were overcooked. Were they pre-battered frozen? Don't mind making my own cocktail sauce, but hard to mix horseradish in a tiny paper cup.... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

These are the best hushpuppies I have ever had....in addition to absolutely delicious fried red snapper, friend catfish etc etc. I have taken to buying a large order of hushpuppies to eat with our chili on cold days. YUM!!!! Everyone is very friendly and it is a great local hangout. =)

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Alabama
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This venerable old establishment - the original was started around 1961 - is closing and the place is being auctioned off. It is currently operated by the grandchildren of the original owner, and their health is forcing them to auction off the restaurant Dec. 4. Eat now and enjoy....and era is closing!

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Warning! Closed on Sunday and Monday and they don't accept checks! McCollum's is the place to go if you want some fresh seafood, mostly fried and tasty! Unpretentious; same help/servers for probably decades in some cases. Regular locals who flood in from the country which is a good sign. Just good fried catfish, hush puppies, fries, baked potatoes, oysters, shrimp,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2101 Gordon Terry Pky, Decatur, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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