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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 127
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  • 90
    Very good
  • 42
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  • 15
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dropped in for lunch

We were in the area so we dropped in. Service was fast, food was good, except cold slaw. A litttle too much vinegar for my taste. Wasn't real crowded, so made fro a plesant dining experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Grandpoppy35055
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Cullman, Alabama
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We detoured via Decatur for the specific reason of eating at Big Bob's. We arrived about 2 pm and were seated immediately. Food order was taken quickly and delivered promptly. We ordered the Little Bob sampler with three meats, pork, chicken and brisket for $13.29 to split between two seniors. It was more than enough. Served with a large quantify... More 

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the South
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

All. Ways. Have. To. Stop. And. Get. A. Pound. Or. 3. Love. The. White. Sauce. Goes. With. Anything. If in. Bama. A. Must. Stop. For. Bbq. Lovers

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Florence, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The brother had mentioned how good this place was when he was in Decatur. I did a little research and all the reviews were good. I highly anticipated my visit and I was not disappointed! They had so many good options, I decided to order the loaded pulled pork potato, to compare it to ones I've had at other bbq... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

When you are craving good food this is the place to go. The brisket and pork plates had more than a generous serving, the baked beans and macaroni and cheese were delicious and the coconut cream pie was outstanding. Service was good and prices were reasonable ! We will be back !

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Huntsville, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I decided to go try this place out after a recommendation from a friend of mine. I took my uncle and a coworker of his and it was a home run! We each ordered something different: I ordered the turkey; my uncle, the ribs; his coworker, the pulled pork. Now each were some of the best I'd ever had, but... More 

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Cullman, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were in the area so we dropped in. Service was fast, food was good, except cold slaw. A litttle too much vinegar for my taste. Wasn't real crowded, so made fro a plesant dining experience.

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Jonesboro
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30 helpful votes 30 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?