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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 #4 of 125 Restaurants in Decatur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Went to the 6th St. location. We were seated right away and the wait person was there very quickly. I ordered the St. Louis half rack of ribs (6) bones, green bean and side salad. Brother ordered a turkey sandwich. Pepsi's were delivered right away and a few minutes later our food was on the table. Ribs were nicely finished... More

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Trenton, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is one if the best BBQ not only in north Alabama but the whole state! We stop in here ever time I go to visit my parents and it is always consistent and good! The loaded potato are awesome as well!. It's a lil high in price but there is no doubt that you will not have a problem... More

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Every single time I eat here, I leave fully satisfied. The BBQ is super, the potato salad is the best around, and the desserts... homemade. Enough said? I don't think so. The sauces are also the best around. They have many to choose from. My favorite is the White BBQ sauce on the smoked chicken.

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northport
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

It is the best southern bab,no doubt. They charge like they know it too. Simple example, kids wanted one of their homemade pies to take home with us, $16 with tax. Was it good, sure, best coconut cream pie I've ever had (as is the smoked chicken with white sauce) , but not worth $16! Nevertheless, if you enjoy smoked... More

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United States
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176 reviews 176 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We tried the pulled pork and the briscuit. The pulled pork was the highlight. Nice atmosphere and the service was great.

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Decatur, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great food- best bar b que anywhere - i think it is alittle over- rated for the price but still the best

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I do not understand how they win awards for the best BBQ in North AL. The meat is ALWAYS dry and has ZERO flavor. There have even been times I've been and ordered a stuffed potato and they said that they were out. Just because they are often featured in Southern Living means nothing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We first visited the Danville rd location, but they were out of the brisket. The gals there were so helpful and called the 6th street location to verify they has the beef. We drove over and were met with great staff, very helpful! The ribs and beef and fries and Mac n cheese were all amazing, absolutely delicious! We are... More

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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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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