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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: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Bar-B-Que!!

I have been wanting to go here to eat since seeing all of their wins on the Food Network. Finally got to go and it was amazing!! The pulled pork was smokey and super tender! Their red bar-b-que sauce was perfect I am very particular about potato salad and baked beans, but their red skin potato... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Alabama
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I have been wanting to go here to eat since seeing all of their wins on the Food Network. Finally got to go and it was amazing!! The pulled pork was smokey and super tender! Their red bar-b-que sauce was perfect I am very particular about potato salad and baked beans, but their red skin potato salad and kettle baked... More 

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Harrison, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This place simply serves good, southern Bar-B-Que in a laid back atmosphere that is very inviting. Prices were very reasonable and the food was very good!

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Choctaw, Mississippi
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Seen this placed mentioned on television a few times and decided to go one year while visiting my mom in Huntsville. The bbq was great the service was fast and polite. Everything we tried was great from the ribs to chicken to baked beans and cole slaw.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

BBQ ribs were tough and Cole slaw was vinegar based. I could only eat the fries. Will not be back for sure. Self-serve restaurant like going thru a McDonalds line. No service provided at all. Not what I was looking for after a long hot day in Decatur. Wanted to be waited on. Went to their other location first but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Everything I put into my mouth was awesome. The white BBQ sauce was good, but not better than the original sweet they have. Top 3 mac and cheese I have ever had. The rub in the brisket was great!!! Would go back again if passing through the Huntsville area again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Decent bbq but not award-winning standard IMO. Large portions, good prices, yummy sides except disgusting slaw. Red sauce was great, not a fan of the white sauce. Pretty underwhelming when we were expecting championship food. Friendly service and clean restaurant.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Having grown up on Memphis Q, I was pleasantly surprised to find a darn good semblance of it in north AL. The BBQ baked potato is especially good. Save some room for pie, as they're really good too.

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Priceville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Big Bob's has amazing loaded pork and chicken potatoes, all of their BBQ plates are great, and their pies (especially the coconut cream pie) are awesome! I had the pie for my last birthday instead of a cake! I have been here several times. At this original location sometimes there is a wait especially Sunday at lunch time so sometimes... More 

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houstonburbs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

At the suggestion of the Food Channel, we visited this location, and were not disappointed! Excellent BBQ---ribs cooked just right, pulled pork sandwich=one of the best, excellent potato salad, mac and cheese done just right, the baked beans were some of the best, and homemade pies topped off the meal. We really enjoyed the meal, and appreciate the great service!... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I generally eat here twice a week. I love Big Bob especially there new mac n cheese side dish. The ribs are exceptional and baked bean too. The sweet tea its the best in town!

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Additional Information about Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que

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

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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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