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

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  • 12
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 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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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW 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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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Athens, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Been around forever. Catfish is crisp and so good. Shrimp good too. Baked Potates fresh and soft. Good sweet tea and great hush puppies.

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Pipe Creek, Texas
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19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We would go again, but just order the catfish. The baked potato was dry & old tasting, so I'd stick with the fries. Qur server was very good & kept us all in beverages.

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Rocket City
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Excellent whole catfish, as good or better than most other catfish joints in the area. Hushpuppies were fat and greasy, not particularly flavorful. Slaw was ok, service a bit slow, tables greasier than they should be, but then again, its a fried catfish place.

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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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