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Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que

1715 6th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5903
+1 256-350-6969
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (115 reviews)
“pie” (53 reviews)
“turkey” (52 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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1715 6th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5903
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I grew up in Decatur and Big Bob Gibson's Barbecue has always been a favorite. Now that I live in Southern Illinois near the home of 17th Street Barbecue in Murphysboro, I have a greater appreciation for barbecue. While 17th Street is excellent and a...More

Thank mommamara
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always good food! White BBQ sauce is really hard to beat! Bar-B-Q Stuffed Potato is awesome! Chicken, turkey, pulled pork, or beef brisket on a giant potato with butter, sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, smoked bacon chips and chives.

Thank Chele M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a drive thru. Really enjoyed the beef brisket but wasn't excited about the baked beans and coleslaw. They put the food into the bag vertically so that it leaked into bag and onto the car seat.

Thank David K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten barbecue all over the Country and there is absolutely none better, anywhere! The food is consistently incredible, the pies make your toes curl up in your shoes and the service is down home friendly. This restaurant has been there for more than...More

Thank bamgeo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We shared the sampler platter and were stuffed. They were out of pork so we did double brisket, chicken and ribs. All of it was wonderful. The ribs were a little gristly but super tasty. Greens were good. Coleslaw was ok but looks odd. It's...More

Thank cindyannsmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We each had a beef brisket sandwich, an order of fries and one of mac and cheese.The brisket was on the tougher side with some pieces that I couldn't eat. Mac and cheese was very good as were my husband's fries. It's too bad the...More

Thank sktwisconsin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here because all I have heard about is how great it is. I was in Decatur for business and it was not good at all. The BBQ needed tons of sauce to taste good and the coleslaw was awful. I had to trade...More

2  Thank Brandon W
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Iconic, reliable, award winning BBQ joint! Have been stopping here for 25 years. NEVER disappointed. Had a mixed BBQ platter - Brisket melts in your mouth, ribs fall off the bone! Wife had the stuffed potato, with pulled pork. After trying my brisket, she said...More

Thank GPTraveller
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Yeah I said it. We had heard about this place on TV, magazines, and it was the #1 BBQ place in north Alabama! Dreamland BBQ in Tuscaloosa blows Bob's out of the water! Every local hyped this place up. The "famous" white bbq sauce is...More

1  Thank Angie L
Reviewed 20 April 2017

A must-do while in Decatur. Unbelievable food, great service - you must try the white BBQ sauce (we bought a bottle). Sometimes crowded and they close at 8 pm on Saturday, seems a little early to me.

1  Thank russells742
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
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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