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Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que

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1715 6TH Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5903
+1 256-350-6969
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A saturday night and got seated quickly. Large crowd with plenty of parking space. Had to walk around all of cooking trophies. Just great food. If you can't make your mind, try one of the combo plates. Prices are reasonalbe. They make room for large groups. Our server was real friendly and made good suggestions. Sorry, was set for a... More 

Thank Brad H
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were excited by the reviews when we decided to meet here. The cleanliness of the restaurant was questionable, the service was friendly and the parking was plenty. We ordered a pulled pork sandwich and a Bob's sampler plate. The green beans were terrible and soggy, the potato salad was ... interesting ... but a different kind of creamy, the... More 

Thank D B
Madison, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Waitstaff is always so nice, friendly and efficient. The food is delivered quickly and is so delicious. Personally I love the barbq stuffed potatoes, fair warning they are huge, go hungary. The pork barbq, beef brisket and chicken are great. They have great sauces, the red is good on both the pork and beef and the white sauce is so... More 

Thank msromegal
Decatur, Alabama
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food here is typically pretty good. The girls at the drive thru are usually polite, but sometimes I think they don't take the time to fully listen to request made at the window.

Thank bigtiger79
Lacey's Spring AL 35754
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at Big Bob Gibson's Barbeque frequently! They have the absolute best barbecue and white sauce, and the service is great! It is also very welcoming! The pies are homemade and wonderful, especially the coconut and chocolate! The barbecue chicken, pork, beef, and beef brisket are all award winning! They have sandwiches, loaded baked potatoes, and plates of all... More 

Thank Peggy M
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great BBQ place that won't disappoint. The BBQ chicken is some of the best I've eaten. The loaded baked potatoes are topped with your choice of meat. The potatoes are huge and the meat is plentiful. The white vinegar based BBQ sauce is unique and incredibly good. The sauce can be found in many national grocery store... More 

Thank LeeAuburn
Bowling Green
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel all over the south and northeast and by far this is the best BBQ. I judge BBQ on how well the Chicken and Turkey is moist and smoke ring. Most can make good pulled pork or ribs but this place has turkey down........ Best bird I have ever put in my mouth.... Ever travelling down I65 south stop... More 

Thank Dale H
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited Big Bob's on a couple of occasions and have yet to be disappointed. I've tried the brisket, smoked chicken and pork and have totally enjoyed everything. The baked mac and cheese is to exceptional as well. Tread carefully though as the portion sizes are generous. The 2 or 3 meat sampler is a good way to order and... More 

Thank crappie_fisherman
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i was here for dinner and they ran out of chicken. Superbowl' sunday.So i ordered the turkey sandwhich to try out the sauce and when i arrived at my hotel to eat''No sauce'' What a bummer no sauce No wings. I will return to give them another chance but for now''It is a wait and see........

Thank Bertram C
Chesterton, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ribs are very, very good. Some of the best ribs ever! Sides are pretty good. Love the clean, crisp Cole slaw. Love the red potato salad and green beans. Brisket is excellent. So good it doesn't even need BBQ sauce, although that's good too. Pulled pork is very good. Coconut cream pie was amazing, even slightly still warm. Had to... 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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?