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Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que

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2520 Danville Rd SW, Decatur, AL 35603-4213
+1 256-350-0404
09:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 20:30
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Layton, Utah
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166 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner with our son, wife, and grandkids the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The BBQ was excellent for everyone. The portions are very generous, and the prices are very reasonable. Well worth a visit.

Thank masseyfj5
Austin, Texas
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I live in Texas and have lots of choice in BBQ, sometimes I enjoy a change from the tomato based BBQ sauce popular there. This restaurant has a white sauce that is very good. And, you must try their pies, especially the coconut.

Thank 854paulines
Lake Jackson, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eat here a couple of times a year when in the area visiting family. Food is always good especially potatoes. Baked beans on the platters are also a favorite. I had the chicken plate and my husband the ribs. Food was good but the meat was a little dry.

Thank nitag918
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bob's is absolute best BBQ on the planet don't miss the chance to eat there if your in the area. The ribs, chicken, pork, turkey,wings you name it you can't go wrong with BIG BOB's!!!!!

Thank wow1870
Wallace, South Carolina
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105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Best BBQ we've ever had...we still talk about and have sent lots of our friends there! We really enjoyed the atmosphere and food...Look forward to going there again.

Thank WeTravel12050
Decatur, Alabama
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A family style place to eat, but nowhere the atmosphere of Big Bobs on 6th ave in Decatur. This is basically a "order at the counter "and carry your own tray dinning experience. However the staff are friendly and the food is GREAT.

Thank Al_Badger
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Just average, Brunswick Stew was like water, they need a lesson from Brunswick, Ga. BBQ was just average. Service was ok if you like to stand in line and order.

Thank slideone1
La Grange Park, Illinois
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This was a nice trip for my wife to join me and I wanted to take her to a very good restaurant. I had eaten here before and enjoyed the meals, even others that were with me liked it. The food was just okay and have had better in Chicago areas, really !!! I may try it again when I... More 

Thank MillerTyme2
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is a local favorite for BBQ. This restaurant is different from is counterpart on 6th Ave as in you order your food and pick it up at the counter and self serve your drink etc. I like this restaurant a lot better then the one on 6th. It is a lot brighter, airier and don't feel claustrophobic. You sure... More 

Thank Lilywhitecloud
Decatur, Alabama, United States
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have lived in Decatur for many years and I have yet to tire of Big Bob's BBQ. The pork potato is my favorite dish with the Brisket being a close second. The home made pies are delicious. Lemon is my favorite!

Thank Arlene G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 20:30
09:30 - 20:30
09:30 - 20:30
09:30 - 20:30
09:30 - 20:30
09:30 - 20:30
09:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2520 Danville Rd SW, Decatur, AL 35603-4213
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 256-350-0404

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