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McCollum's Seafood

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2101 Gordon Terry Pky, Decatur, AL
2563539321
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Don't judge a restaurant by it's building

Don't judge this place by the building because you will be deeply disappointed. Mccollum's Seafood Restaurant serves some of the best tasting grill shrimp in North Alabama along with any other traditional seafood entrees.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
BradWiegmann
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Springdale, Arkansas
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alabama
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My choice of fried chicken livers is a shame in such a great seafood restaurant. But I can't find them just anywhere and do not cook them at home because my husband won't eat them and they pop hot oil too badly. So chicken livers are my standard order at McCollum's where they cook the best ones I have ever... More 

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Thank omatravel
Florence, Alabama
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We have eaten seafood all over. Their seafood is always as fresh as eating in Gulf Shores without the drive. I eat here ever time I am in Decatur, AL. They have excellent fried scallops, fried oysters, and fried catfish. They also have very good BQ sandwiches, hamburgers, tea, pie, and hushpuppies. The waitresses are very nice. You won't find... More 

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1 Thank TripDec2015
Powder Springs, Georgia
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

I grew up in the South and this place reminds me of so many old school fish restaurants. Fried is coated in cornmeal and hush puppies taste homemade with onion bits the way they should be. If you want frog legs or fried green tomatoes they are here. They also offer broiled items. The problem is that most food is... More 

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Thank Cathy L
Springdale, Arkansas
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Don't judge this place by the building because you will be deeply disappointed. Mccollum's Seafood Restaurant serves some of the best tasting grill shrimp in North Alabama along with any other traditional seafood entrees.

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Thank BradWiegmann
Fort Payne, Alabama
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I had my hopes up but wasn't thrilled about anything. The crab claws were less than average and expensive. The fried green tomatoes were greasy. The shrimp were bland, but the hush puppies were great.

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Thank preacherman58
Tennessee
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank JLL2010
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Donna M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank gman0119
Madison, Alabama
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5 reviews
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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Thank Novella_Parsons
Dexter, KS
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2101 Gordon Terry Pky, Decatur, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: 2563539321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?