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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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  • 121
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  • 88
    Very good
  • 39
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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
Most recent review
VERY GOOD FOOD, SERVICE, ATMOSPHERE, AND VALUE

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Helga H
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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246 reviews 246 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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Oneonta, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I am a Triple D junkie( Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives) love the show, so after seeing Big Bob's on the show I just had to give it a try, I mean if Guy raved about it , then you know it has to be kickin, and he was so right. I ordered the Smoked Turkey Breast, that is what was... More 

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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you are looking for fancy, keep on looking. If you are looking for some of the best bar-b-que the South has to offer, you have found the right place. The only question is: "white sauce or red sauce?" In the end it doesn't matter - they're both great. Great place to take the kids, friends, just about anybody.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I try pork barbecue at many places but seldom enjoy it as well as at Big Bob's. I've never found barbecued chicken to be better than theirs. It can't be beat. The secret is the white sauce. When I go home to Alabama, I have to stop for some BBQ. If you have room, try the coconut pie, or the... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

They win national awards regularly for a reason. The pulled pork and chicken is wonderful. Their baked potatoes filled with pork and chicken are large enough to make and army happy. Sometimes I drive through just for sweet tea and pie. However, when I want ribs, they are not my first choice.

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alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have eaten at Big Bob's several times a month for more than twenty years. I have yet to have a less- than -great meal. The smell of hickory smoke greets guests at the door and promises authentic BBQ flavor in your meal. The ribs are tender and flavorful. They need no sauce. The 1/4 chicken plate is also a... 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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