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Simp McGhee's

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725 Bank St NE, Decatur, AL 35601-1609
+1 256-353-6284
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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66 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to a nice meal based on most reviews. Service was not up to par. The waiter seemed to care less. The food was right in the middle. The shrimp was under cooked and the plate has way way too much sauce. Big mess. The sauce was also watery which lessened the flavor.

Thank Mark J
Torslanda, Sweden
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really cool interior!! Good service. We tried the shrimps and chicken wings as appetizer and they were really good. Spicy but not too spicy. Had the daily special which was pork chop and it was delicious. So juicy and served with spinach and apples. Really good craft beer selection. Not many but really good.

Thank pjohannisson
Decatur, Alabama
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Used to eat here often when I first moved to the area. Then I moved away for a few years. Nice to return to find the food was better that I remember.

Thank kayrate
Decatur, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

It's always good and service is the absolute best. Great staff, great chef and great owners. They have some really good and interesting sauces. The house dressing is excellent. My go to is the small filet with the special of the night sauce or with the grits - works every time.

Thank HardroadAL
Oklahoma City
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

High priced, average food. Was there for brunch with friends. Food was not cooked well. Staff was inattentive and it felt like they were to good to be there and more interested in themselves than customers. You asked.

Thank Deb D
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

The food is so so. The wine list isn't top notch. I think it's over rated. We have been several times and it's a 50/50 shot if the food will be great. A bit pricey on some of the menu items for the food and/or drink you receive. Bigger cities have better quality for the price. Nothing we have eaten... More 

Thank soplaw
Arab, Alabama
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71 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I bring clients here when in town, and the food is good. However, it is as if the bartender deliberately tries to make the absolute worst cocktails. I ordered the sazarac - I've ordered it before, so I knew it needed to be fixed - to be made neat, no ice, with half the simple syrup. And I'll be damned... More 

Thank Clint G
Decatur, Alabama
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A two story building with bar on ground floor. The food is very good , but pricey, service is average, but the NOISE level is EXTREME.

Thank Al_Badger
Huntsville, Alabama
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We had never been in Decatur before and just randomly chose this place from TA. We didn't realize it was half pub/half fine dining. We were seated upstairs. The place very neat and love the history with it. The service was excellent. Our food was good but honestly nothing that would make us HAVE to go back again. My favorite... More 

Thank OshenBreeze
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

There are very few places that embody the spirit and style of this river town. Bringing us the future while rooted in our eclectic past. As I find my way there I begin to smile 3 or 4 blocks away. The good memories I have there cause anticipation for the upcoming visit. A special night out and coming home at... More 

Thank Elizabeth M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 Bank St NE, Decatur, AL 35601-1609
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 256-353-6284

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