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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Loved the White Sauce

I live in Kansas City and have lived in North Carolina, but I made a 4-hour drive to try the famous Chicken in White Sauce and I was not disappointed. I ordered a combo plate that came with two meats (I got a quarter dark chicken and pulled pork), two sides (beans and slaw) and comes with plenty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ben17a
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Kansas
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Northville, Michigan
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food paradise recommended this place. How? Food comes on a plastic plate like in school. Beef was dry even with sauce I applied turkey supposed to be smoked. Potato salad came from a grocery store. Must say peanut pie excellent. This place showing many earned awards but I think second generation has taken over business its sad because this must... More 

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Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I live in Kansas City and have lived in North Carolina, but I made a 4-hour drive to try the famous Chicken in White Sauce and I was not disappointed. I ordered a combo plate that came with two meats (I got a quarter dark chicken and pulled pork), two sides (beans and slaw) and comes with plenty of Gibson’s... More 

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Thank ben17a
Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a late lunch while in the area. The service was great and so was the food. The only reason I gave it a 4 was because the pecan pie wasn't homemade. The staff is very friendly.

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Thank Debbie W
Decatur, AL
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in Decatur, BBG has been a go to for 40 years. The best all round BBQ ever. The chicken is the best. You wonder why they have won MULTIPLE championships? Stop by and find out for yourself. Leave room for a piece of home made pie.

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Thank Lola1177
Foxworth, Mississippi
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is AWESOME! We drove over 350 miles 1 way twice just to eat here! It's well worth the trip! Pecan pie, ribs, & the brisket are the best! We went in October & December of 2015

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Thank Carla W
Decatur, Alabama
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been eating at Big Bob's since the 70s. You will not be disappointed with anything you order here! Their stuffed potatoes are HUGE! (You can share for sure!). Prices are reasonable too. Very family friendly. Be sure to try their white sauce on your meat. It is awesome. We didn't realize this was a north Alabama sauce until... More 

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Thank Anita D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food ..atmosphere and service !! We had the bbq chicken plates ..good stuff ! But the lemon icebox pie ..YUM!! Easy to find ..and easy to get in and out of . Casual dining :)

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Thank MoMac316
Huntsville, Alabama
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's a reason they have a bunch of trophies! Get here quick, you won't be disappointed. Some of the best brisket ever and the pies are top notch

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Thank Erik M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very family friendly environment, very good service, prompt service, and I have went to this restaurant several times, and they have never messed an order up, not even once! If you are traveling through Decatur, Al, please visit this restaurant, you will not regret it!!!

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Thank AjPhotog
Birmingham, Alabama
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This just isn't my opinion. The trophies prove it. We love every visit, and this week was just another amazing lunch!

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Thank awyeth

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?