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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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Ranked #3 of 125 Restaurants in Decatur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Chesterfield, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to this restaurant, and it was as good this time as the first. We chose to order from their special's menu and it was great. Started with a plateful of the best chicken wings I've ever had, followed by a plate of pulled pork, potato salad and Mac and cheese. To wrap it up, I... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I stopped here just before close to grab a to-go order of smoked turkey and a bottle of white BBQ sauce while traveling through. I wasn't able to enjoy the turkey until the following day at lunch, and what a surprise!!! It had an excellent smokey flavor and the texture and quality of the meat was awesome. The sauce was... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

HOLY COW = Big Bob Gibson's is NOT messing around w/the BBQ. DELICIOUS, tender, smoky, and just the right sweetness. Save room for the coconut cream or lemon meringue pie = both are out of this world!!!! I had the pork plate AND the ribs and ate both types of pies. The food was THAT good. Skip the other BBQ... More

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Saginaw, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We go to Decatur once a year and on that long weekend we eat at Bob Gibson's a few times! AND we are always sure to bring our cooler to bring a bit back with us to enjoy in Michigan! :)

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was the only place I had to eat on my vacation. I made everyone go. I told them I had to have the half chicken that was cooked in the white bar-b-q sauce. U can't taste any difference. I didn't care for the chicken. Now my family got the turkey and it was great. The ribs were good. I... More

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Auburn, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I grew up in Decatur and with Big Bob Gibson's BBQ so naturally I thought it was the best. But after moving away, I really have tasted a lot of BBQ and confirmed that Big Bob's is THE best. I always recommend it to any travelers, and my parents know that they have to bring the pulled pork, potato salad,... More

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Collierville, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My family stopped in for an early supper this past Sunday evening. Great Bar-B-Que!. I had the half rack of ribs and pulled pork combo. Excellent!, Beans were just right in flavor. First time I've ever had micro-slaw- tiny pieces of cabbage, no dressing, no taste! Will order something else next time. Took home leftovers for lunch on Monday. My... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have been trying a variety of barbecue places since moving to the Huntsville area and decided to try Big Bob's. My husband and I both had the ribs. My sides were potato salad and cole slaw while my husband had the baked beans and cole slaw. The first problem was that my husband's beans were cold when they were... More

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Keokuk, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We're regulars from Iowa, we always stop here when in town and always love it. Everything is good and we've tried it all.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stopped on a Wednesday afternoon in July for lunch and the place was packed. We were efficiently seated by a friendly hostess and greeted by our knowledgeable server. Being a home BBQer, I'm a little particular. I chose the chicken and pulled pork. Wife got a pulled pork sandwich and daughter had the BBQ Potato. Well, bottom line is --... More

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