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Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que

1715 6TH Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5903
(256) 350-6969
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Hayward, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ate here on Jan 19, 2015 and were both disappointed. Our BBQ was room temp. The brisket was tough and the roll looked and tasted like it was from the local supermarket My beans were excellent, cut the mac & cheese was not. The slaw was good, but the pork was not flavorful. The sauce was... More 

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Decatur IL (USA)
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23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

I had lunch here on a Monday. The server was pleasant and the food delivery was quick. I'd heard about their baked potatoes, so ordered a stuffed one and a brisket sandwich. The potato was the largest I've ever seen and was totally delicious. Sour cream, butter, chives, and topped with shredded cheddar. The sandwich was disappointing. I didn't care... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's always on the lists of best BBQ restaurants and we were in the area so why not? Not the fanciest of places by any means. Their menu is long with lots of variations on smoked meats. I chose the standard pork plate with a couple of sides. The delicious pork comes undressed so you can add the sauce of... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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272 restaurant reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We drove to Decatur from Huntsville just to eat lunch at this place. Recently featured in a nationwide news article, this BBQ restaurant was named as the signature restaurant for the state of Alabama. It is also featured in countless tourism ads both online and of the old school roadstop variety. From the outside it looks kind of like a... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The ribs were good. The smoked poultry (chicken and turkey) was moist and flavorful. The pulled pork was dry and disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I had the ribs and they were beyond delicious. This is a BBQ fan's dream. I'd definitely suggest stopping by if you're in the area. It's definitely a southern bbq gem

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Birmingham, AL
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44 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in today for the first time. Good call!! I am a bbq lover and this is super. The meat is So Good! Our salads and sides were good as well. Prompt and friendly service. Will definitely come back when passing near Decatur.

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Indiana
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I just moved to the area and I did not think I would find BBQ comparable to what I was used to. I was so happy when my hubby stumbled on this place during the job interview trip. I wanted to try something different and decided to try the beef brisket and was hooked! The flavor is excellent and I... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

How many BBQ joints are out there? Who has the resume of Big Bob's? Who has the history of Big Bob's? When you walk in, you will see their trophies from Memphis in May. If you come to Decatur, AL, this is the quintessential place to eat. One of the many menu items is the bbq chicken. This place STARTED... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

...and people, I know me some barbecue. Touring around the south and getting meat is one of my favorite pastimes, and this one takes the cake so far. They're known for inventing the signature Alabama white sauce, of course, but their pork sandwich with their championship red sauce steals the show for me. You walk in to see the countless... More 

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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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