Decatur, AL Restaurants: Barbeque, Seafood

Restaurants in Decatur, AL feature American favorites and Southern food.

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On Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 14:10
Decatur, AL

Albany Bistro

Decatur's Albany Bistro is where locals go for Sunday brunch. The eatery's menu is a rotating showcase of seasonal fare full of local ingredients. Located in the city's Historic Albany District, Albany Bistro is known for its classic Southern dishes served with a twist.

Locals rave about how the bistro takes a familiar Southern dessert and customizes it for breakfast such as red velvet waffles with cream cheese syrup for brunch.The restaurant's dinner entrees, such as buttermilk fried chicken and Bourbon Street shrimp and grits, are also a big hit.

Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q

Family owned for more than 85 years, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q wows locals with its smoky, slow-cooked meats and award-winning sauces. Familiar barbeque options are served at Big Bob Gibson's such as sandwiches and plates. Chicken, brisket and pulled pork, as well as ribs, are cooked slowly and sauced with one of the restaurant's four. Diners love the vinegar-filled white sauce for chicken and pork, and the ribs are touted as tender and tasty.

Simp McGhee's

Even though Decatur isn't on the bayou, delicious Cajun cuisine is found at Simp McGhee's. Located in the city's downtown, seafood is the star of the menu and featured in gumbo, shrimp and grits, and roasted over a salad. Steak lovers are in luck, too. The restaurant offers a wide selection of dishes and cuts of beef.

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