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Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que

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$$ - $$$
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1715 6TH Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5903
+1 256-350-6969
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a trip to Ky.BBQ SANDWICH DELICIOUS ,French Fries we got a large to share I couldn't believe the size of our order I said to my husband we shouldn't have ordered this much . Well we ate every last one. The lady at Comfort Suite told us directions & Said be sure n ask for their pie... More 

Thank Catherine H
Chesterton, Indiana
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ribs are very good. Sides are pretty good. Brisket is very good. Pulled pork is very good. Prefer the older original location over the new one.

Thank MCA2241
West Palm Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sauces, turkey and their smoked chicken wings were the highlights for us. Wasn't a big fan of the beef, could of been just because of comparisons to other local BBQ spots. Overall we had a great experience to this local place as we drove about a half hour to the destination. Definitely recommend if you have time to get off... More 

Thank Sydney B
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little out of the way from Huntsville, but worth the trip! The place was packed but service was speedy and friendly. Overall food was very good...lots of flavor! Portions are on the larger side, so bring your appetite! Only concern is that we found parking is challenging, It was difficult to tell where the overflow parking was for Big... More 

Thank jasHouston
Charlotte, North Carolina
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best tasting barbeque in the Mid-South! Winning awards every year for decades. Always crowded, but worth the wait. Pulled pork and beef brisket; your choice of sauce, also home made. Family style restaurant with reasonable prices. If you stay here long enough, you'll probably see someone you know!

Thank Joe_M_28269
Cullman, Alabama
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time going to Big Bob Gibson's, and when we pulled up, I set my expectations low because it didn't look like much, but the food and service totally proved me wrong. Nice, tender brisket, delicious smoked chicken, and what I ate, the pulled pork sandwich, had plenty of meat and really good coleslaw on top, though... More 

Thank Stacey K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The smoked turkey was tender, juicy, and flavorful. The fries were so good, too. Highly recommended.

Thank Duster
Northport, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stop in regularly to get the best smoked chicken around. Not a fan of the salad or sandwiches, but the BBQ nachos and potatoes are awesome! Little pricey but good 😊

Thank RClay17777
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223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying nearby at a hotel and an employee recommended eating here for supper. I've read the reviews on TA and decided to give it a try. I ordered the BBQ platter with coleslaw and baked beans as the sides. The food was served within minutes. My server was attentive. I would eat here again.

Thank Geocacher48
East Aurora, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was told this is the best Alabama White Sauce....and I agree! Stopped late the other night and was very happy to find they were open and offered a drive thru....ordered the Salad with chicken and white sauce....perfect...so happy that it didn't disappoint! Will have to stop and try other items but going to be hard to not just stay... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 6TH Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5903
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 256-350-6969

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?