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Back 40 Junction Restaurant

1011 N 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733-1001
+1 260-724-3355
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (40 reviews)
“crab legs” (25 reviews)
“brisket” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1011 N 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733-1001
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1 - 10 of 225 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not sure that it is. If Friday evening, which is arguably a popular night. All you can eat crab legs is a nice draw for the restaurant. So, 7 PM arrival, and reportedly about a 45 minute wait. Approximately an hour later, finally seated. Cooking...More

Thank Denny B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food, beautiful location , low price.Sevice is really faster and so kindly like in a family. That's amazing

Thank mauropP8368WC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for a family meal and found a nice buffet with lots of choices. They offered a lovely salad bar, homemade rolls, cheeses and spreads. The entree choices were many and they had alot of dessert choices. Service was wonderful with great music playing.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to see the Back 40 restaurant still open after being away from the area for 10 years. And it is still a fantastic buffet. It does not have hundreds of choices but the food quality and freshness is the best. They had...More

Thank Joe L
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We hope you are back for good and will be joining us often. Thank you for posting a review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove over 50 minutes to get here. The Friday night all you can eat crab legs buffet and Saturday night prime rib buffet is worth the ride. The sides are a complement to the entrees. I dove into the green beans seasoned with enough...More

1  Thank Doris J
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting such a nice review. Hope your recovery time is short!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch. It was delicious and has a very nice variety of meats, cheeses, ice cream, pies, and other salad bar type of items. The ice cream was also very good. The only thing that they have is the buffet...they don't have...More

Thank staycation42
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review. We also provide a wheel barrow ride to your car, if you do bring your appetite.

Reviewed 3 June 2017

We visited on a Saturday evening, and were not disappointed. There was a salad bar, bread, and the entrees were friend chicken, fish, prime rib, beef brisket, pork ribs, and shrimp in addition to corn, mashed potatoes, and carrots. We each went back several times....More

2  Thank MangoLove
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We do get lots of great feedback on our smoked beef brisket. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 27 May 2017

You can get a little of everything at their buffet. Everything tasted homemade too. Service was fast and friendly. Very cute inside with the decor.

Thank RHoward2014
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Or you can get a lot of anything. It is all up to you!

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I was passing by and had to turn around to eat...even if it was 230pm. It was awesome. The building and antiques were incredible...and the paper on the table detailed many pieces and their background - so it was fun looking for them. Great home...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad we were able to impress you. Thank you for the kind review.

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Good seafood night on Friday but regular weekday fare is average at best. Trying to put out lots of food--mass production. Food on buffet line not very hot. Not as good as when Clete Miller was in charge. Best thing is the service--nice wait staff...More

Thank Joe S
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review. We did want to mention that we have been in charge of the Back 40 Junction for nearly 60 years.

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Wanda W
26 January 2017|
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Response from Melvia C | Reviewed this property |
It's just a regular buffet other nights I believe. I like going on fridays because of the seafood.
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Wendy G
14 December 2016|
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Response from J0nna_E | Reviewed this property |
yes, but they're not prohibitive in price
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Nettress
22 November 2016|
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Response from J0nna_E | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 N 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 260-724-3355
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