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Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que

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1715 6TH Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5903
(256) 350-6969
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9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food in simple environment

The absolute BEST smoked turkey I've eaten! Make sure you bring a big appetite as portions are large. They have a fantastic lemon pie if you feel indulgent! There is nothing fancy about this place and they don't pretend to be. It is great food with true Southern hospitality at it's finest!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Folks, there's a reason that a BBQ from Decatur, Alabama has won national 1st place prizes every year since awards began. If you don't like BBQ, please don't go here. The sauce is spicy, the meat is tender, the baked potatoes are monsters, and the pies are delicious. Leave your calorie counters at home, and get ready to EAT!!

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The absolute BEST smoked turkey I've eaten! Make sure you bring a big appetite as portions are large. They have a fantastic lemon pie if you feel indulgent! There is nothing fancy about this place and they don't pretend to be. It is great food with true Southern hospitality at it's finest!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Don't waste your time here. The ribs had no smoke flavor and was so salty. The sides were the best part of the meal. I'm a bbq snob and would not recommend this to anybody. I agree with all the other terrible reviews that I read before mine so need to say the same thing as them. Stay Away is... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We got a platter with ribs, chicken and beef for $14.99. The sauce overpowered the meat and ribs. The chicken had a great smoked flavor and the meat plentiful. Order plain and add sauce yourself.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The waitress was so sweet. The food was delicious and came quickly! Ribs were fantastic. Smoked chicken was juicy. Mac n'cheese was so creamy & rich. Our family of four at are for $30!!!

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Hoover, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Best chicken wings we ever had! Good prices on the rest of the items too. Not crazy about the slaw on sandwich but that's the only negative thing.  

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Bogor, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We tried a bit of all of the classic/popular dishes ... every one quite good and nice large portions?

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Saw this place on Food Channel as best bbq in America ranked #5. I don't know who they polled to get this result. But I have had much better bbq. The pork had no flavor and the chicken was dry. The white sauce was quite vinegary and weird. The macaroni and cheese was the best thing served. They Chocolate pie... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very busy restaurant, got seated right away. Waitress came right over to offer drinks. The potato was huge, stuffed with butter, sour cream, cheese, chives bacon bits, and Then topped with pulled pork! It was delicious. My husband had to try the coconut custard pie, made on premises. I had a taste, and it was yummy. Reasonable prices too. Barbecue... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I’ve heard allot of good things about this place so thought I’d give it a try. Once I waded through the packed parking lot and entered the building, I was greeted by a line of folks waiting to be seated that was mixed with a line of folks trying to pay their tab. The area in front of the hostess... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1715 6TH Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5903
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: (256) 350-6969

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?