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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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English first
Decatur, Alabama
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love Big Bobs! We live close to his Danville Road location and love it. The Barbecue is the best Alabama style I've ever tasted. Alabama style is all about the meat, no sticky sauce, no slaw, nothing between you and the smokey goodness except the fork, and that is optional. Wonderfull. Don't forget the chicken! I do not like... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

we had heard of this place and decided to check it out. Best BBQ I ever had. Staff very friendly. Will definitely recommend it to friends. We had the pulled pork, baked beans and cole slaw.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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323 reviews 323 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This evening of our overnight stop in Decatur included dinner at Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ - a place that has been around since 1925. I noted that the menu said something about “for more than ninety years”. Thankfully, their ability to put out great food exceeds that of their arithmetic skill. They proudly display awards for their BBQ and BBQ... More 

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Small Town ON
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on our way down to Florida. I had brisket, pulled pork with mac and cheese and coleslaw. The brisket was fabulous. The most tender I have ever had. Pork was tender but didn't have a lot of flavour until I poured on their delicious award winning sauce. So good I bought a bottle to take home. My... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Their pulled pork and chicken is awesome. That's all I ever get when I come visit. But my absolute favorite is the baked potato stuffed with pulled-pork and cheddar. I've never been able to get that anywhere outside of the south. Try the white sauce on the chicken sandwich.

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Forest Ranch, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Service as friendly for a group of 8, prices reasonable...no frills. The sides of beans and side salad were good. the Cole Slaw maybe not so good. The place doesn't have much ambience, but for good meat in a casual atmosphere, it was fine.

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florida
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156 reviews 156 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

You could almost drive by this place without giving it a second thought. I'm so glad we didn't. We asked our waitress for her recommendations. One of the items she suggested was the loaded baked potato with brisket. Oh my goodness! It was AMAZING!!!! The potato itself was about one pound and was piled with cheese, sour cream, bacon and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

What can I say? Big Bob Gibson's is world famous for it's fabulous pork Bar-B-Que. Years ago I had the opportunity to work with Mitch Miller (Yes, THAT Mitch Miller, the Sing-Along-With-Mitch of the 1950-60s TV Show) who was a Bar-B-Que connoisseur; when I told him I grew up in Decatur, Alabama, "Big Bob Gibson's" were the first words out... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We stopped here on our way to FL. We had the pulled pork. which was really good. The cole slaw was different but one of the best I have had. We also had the greens. They were cooked to perfection. The place was crowded with almost no place to park. Staff was friendly. Would highly recommend this place

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Memphis, Tennessee
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215 reviews 215 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Ive heard about this place for over a year and missed the opportunity to visit a few times.... FINALLY made it !!! I was not impressed, actually I won't go back or even recommend this place to anyone. I wasn't sure what to get so I got a "3" meat sampler. Pulled Pork, Brisket, and Chicken. The pork was flavorless... 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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