Since 1925

Widely recognized as one of the oldest and most prestigious barbecue restaurants in the world, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q was founded in Decatur, AL in 1925. Bob Gibson was an L & N railroad worker who honed his cooking skills on the weekends, in a hand dug barbecue pit.

Award Winning

Along with delicious smoked meats, he became famous for his Original BBQ White Sauce. Five generations of pitmasters & over 90 years of barbecuing, they’ve earned 15 World BBQ Championships (Pork, Brisket, Ribs, Chicken) and 5 Memphis in May World BBQ Grand Championships.

Locations

Nearby Points of Interest

Francesco’s Italian Restaurant

Located approximately 1.57 miles from Big Bob Gibson BBQ.

Visit us to get a taste of homemade Italian food. We cook every single dish fresh to order!

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The RailYard

Located approximately 1.64 miles from Big Bob Gibson BBQ.

The RailYard is Downtown Decatur’s hottest spot for delicious food, craft beer, craft cocktails, and great times.

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Simp McGhee’s

Located approximately 2.35 miles from Big Bob Gibson BBQ.

Simp McGhee’s restaurant exudes old fashioned charm while offering fresh cajun seafood and beef selections sure to please any palate.

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A perfect day in Decatur should definitely begin with a hot cup of coffee and end with a walk in the park.

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