Reviewed by: Selah Vetter
Food Network recently named Big Bob Gibson’s as the best barbecue in Alabama—as a Decatur native myself, I can’t say I disagree. Keep reading for what they had to say, plus a few of my fave menu recommendations.
Best BBQ in ‘Bama
Food Network recently rounded up the best BBQ in every state from Memphis ribs to Carolina pulled pork and to no one’s surprise, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q took the cake for ‘Bama… for very good reason. The story highlighted Big Bob’s well-known smoked chicken and, of course, their famous white sauce.
“Created by Bob Gibson in 1925, the tangy mix of mayo, vinegar and spices has become a regional icon, found at barbecue joints throughout the northern part of the state. Smoked-meat aficionados drive from all over the country to get a taste of the original ivory-colored recipe.”Sara Ventiera for Food Network
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A Decatur classic
While the smoked chicken is definitely a standout item, the article advised readers not to overlook the rest of the menu.
“At two locations, locally sourced poultry (including turkey!) is slowly cooked in hickory-fired brick pits until tender and juicy. Big Bob also serves award-winning pulled pork, ribs and beef brisket a veritable smorgasbord of luscious smoked meat.”Sara Ventiera for Food Network
When it comes to the perfect Big Bob’s order, I am almost always going to go with the chicken stuffed potato, but you can’t go wrong with anything. Here are a few more of my go-to orders;
- The Bar-B-Q Pork Platter (I always get it with mac-and-cheese and green beans)
- Smoked Chicken Wings (perfect appetizer)
- Peanut butter pie (always, no question)