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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely disappointed that the dining room staff were not wearing masks. After all we have been through the past year and considering how long it has taken to get to a semi normal state the staff has no consideration for public safety. Not surprised the...dining room was pretty empty. The food is good and portion size was ok Service was great. Will never eat here again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Guestrelations, Owner at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry you won't be back. We take many precautions to try to keep everyone safe. Temperatures are taken every day. Eccessive hand washing is required. Gloves are used to handle ready to eat food. Our tables are covered with a white butcher paper...More

Reviewed March 20, 2021 via mobile

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and the food was great. Huge portions and I loved the mugs and tshirt choices.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Guestrelations, Owner at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!!

Reviewed March 17, 2021

A very nice lunch reasonably price. Two main choices, a salad, and side dish along with desert. Very nice waitress. In the time of Covid they were clean and well prepared for food serving. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Guestrelations, Owner at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate you!

Reviewed December 27, 2020

Liked the selection of food, but much of the food was not prepared well. Service was slow but they were short staffed so server was doing her best

Date of visit: December 2020
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Guestrelations, Owner at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Please try us again. We have staffed and trained our xrew. Have learned a lot. Look at the reviews. People are liking our food.!!

Reviewed November 26, 2020

As I stood in line for my carry out, I heard customers complaining about the length of time it was taking to recieve their food. I paid for my Thanksgiving Dinner. I purchased two. One for myself and one for my boyfriend. I has asked...for pulled pork with the BBQ sauce on the side. The pulled pork was dry and they forgot to give me the sauce. I was supposed to get four sides and they forgot one of them in my box. My boyfriend got all his. My square cube that they call "bread pudding" was dry. I called to talk to him about my dissatisfaction with the dinner and missing items and found out they ALSO forgot to give me the sauce that MAY have made my poor burnt looking bread pudding somewhat pleasant. The ham was good, the turkey was moist. His was supposed to be smoked dark meat but was given white meat. Mine was as ordered. The other sides were normal school type cafeteria food. Nothing especially great or popped for the Holiday dinner that would make me want to return. I tried calling Back 40 up and was finally able to get through AFTER the restaurant closed. By this time, I already consumed the the less than average fare food whilst listening to my boyfriend in shock at the amount I paid. Too bad I didn't go to Bob Evans. Food and service would have been better with better value.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 28, 2020

It's not all you can eat anymore prices are the same but you get less food! The quality of the food is terrible!It's not worth my time and money to go to back 40 junction anymore.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Guestrelations, Owner at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Back 40 wasn't open in October 2020!!!

Reviewed January 19, 2020

This place is a MUST on your list to come dine in! It is a buffet style restaurant with a fully appointed salad bar, different bread area, the meat area is chicken, prime rib meat, ham, and a desert bar that you must save room...for. The environment is amazing with things like the old "Burma Shave" slogans all over, and railroad nostalgia, all in a vintage looking interior. You won't regret coming here to eat! There is no pressure to eat fast either. Home type cooking.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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worldfamousback40, Marketing at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2020

Bill, thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review! We truly appreciate customers like you and hope that you will join us again soon.

Reviewed November 5, 2019

I over endulged at dinner Sunday. Food was all excellent and the cheese table was unbelievable. I wish I lived closer

Date of visit: November 2019
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worldfamousback40, Owner at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Dear Mark, thank you for the 5 stars we appreciate you!

Reviewed October 29, 2019

All the wait staff are really nice and friendly. Since it is buffet, there is no waiting, great salad bar with lots of choices to dress your salad with and several dressing choices and all is chilled at all times, even the plates. Two soup...choices and a variety of cheese chucks and spreads to choose from and then the main course, your meat choices are sliced to your liking and lots of side choices. Then to the best part, dessert : ). Large selection to choose from. If you walk away hungry, it is your own fault.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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worldfamousback40, Owner at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Dear Relax, thank you for the 5 stars and your complimentary review, we really appreciate it!

Reviewed October 16, 2019

I moved back to Decatur after being gone for 12 years and I absolutely love this place! My family have been here multiple times since moving back into the area. Best salad bar I've ever been too, the quality of food is great in my...opinion, and the desert bar is just literally Icing on the cake!It's not a cheap meal, but for what you get you cant complain.This isn't a Chinese buffet for $9, you get what you pay for and Back Forty has Great quality, especially for a buffet. Support Decatur and support The Back Forty that has been a staple for as long as I can remember.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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worldfamousback40, Owner at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Kevin, thank you for your 5 star review and your continued support of our establishment that has been apart of the Decatur Indiana community for close to 70 years! We greatly appreciate you.

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  • Back 40 Junction Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4