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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

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  • 122
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    Very good
  • 42
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  • 15
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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
Awards everywhere

The award winning pork BBQ was wonderful and the ribs meaty and flavorful. The awards were obviously earned. I get to Decatur infrequently but this is the place to eat when I am in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
hah999
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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Jonesboro
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122 reviews 122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were in the area and decided to stop by for some takeout. We got Brisket, Turkey, Beans and slaw. The green slaw was not very good. The beans were kind of like Bush's canned beans, nothing special. The brisket was moist and tender, but not much flavor or smoke. The turkey was the best item we ordered. It had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

2nd time to eat here & I was NOT impressed either time! BBQ sandwich last time was Ok, & their all green slaw is hideous!! I got a smoked chicken sandwich this time & it was good, but the fires - nothing spectacular! There are 2 BBQ places in Tupelo, Mississippi that will blow this place off the map! The... More 

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The award winning pork BBQ was wonderful and the ribs meaty and flavorful. The awards were obviously earned. I get to Decatur infrequently but this is the place to eat when I am in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I stopped in for some perfect pulled pork shoulder BBQ and it was found. The championship trophies that line the lobby were evidence of my meal to come. The perfect smoke ring and crispy caramelized bark on my melt in your mouth pork plate were bliss. I added a side of the house made fries and Mac and cheese ,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I had seen a story on cable covering the delicious Bar-B-Que that can be had at Big Bob Gibson's along with all the awards that this recipe had received over the years. I convinced my wife that it would be worth the two hour drive just to sample some wonderful BBQ. Boy was I wrong! I ordered the full rack... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We had an enjoyable supper at Big Bob Gibson's. We each had the loaded potato, one with chicken and one with brisket. The portions are huge; the food quality is Very Good. The service was Excellent. We look forward to returning.

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Marshall, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one off our usual stops on the way to Florida. Food was very good with large portions. Service however did not match the quality of our meal. We waited 15 minutes for our waitress and she seemed flustered and very challenged with taking our order. People who came in aftrer us were served long before we got our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Craving some good barbecue so made the drive. Had barbecue pork and half slab ribs. My wife had chicken and half slab ribs. They have vinegar, white and regular sauces in bottles on table. Very busy but wait was not bad. Went to original location on 6th Avenue. Server did great job of keeping up with our needs. To finish... More 

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Hartselle, Alabama
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35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Always very pleased ever time we go her. So glad they finally started serving French fries with meals . The BBQ is above average and the price is very good here. They also have great pies:)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It's average BBQ with average sauces....we were disappointed based on all the hype we'd read.....great for families as you get a lot of food for your money; no frills or gimmicks which is nice as this is not easy to find anymore. Not saying avoid it - there's not much in Decatur to choose from - but don't expect fabulous.... 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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