You may hear people say all we have is burgers and BBQ here, and we indeed have a lot of fine burgers and delicious BBQ on menus around town, some legendary and others legends in the making. But that’s certainly not all we have…
Best-in-class BBQ & burgers
Most sentences that include the words “Decatur” and “food” also include “Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ,” our (deservedly!) internationally renowned barbecue mecca recognized as the 2022 best BBQ joint in Alabama by Southern Living. But there’s more where that came from! We have many great BBQ, burger, and sandwich shops – locally owned and franchise – that will keep you coming back for more! Find more BBQ and Burger restaurants.
Included on Alabama’s 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before you Die: Chicken & White Sauce at Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q
Laidback lunch & brunch spots
It’s called balance… and you can find it at the various delis, cafes, and coffee shops offering lighter fare for brunch and lunch. From locally owned to chain, there are many options to get your coffee fix or enjoy breakfast or lunch. Look for other coffee shops, lunch, and brunch spots in Decatur.
Included on Alabama’s 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before you Die: Cornbread Salad at Let’s Do Lunch
To satisfy your sweet tooth…
Fudge, toffee, pecans, donuts … What else do you need in this life? Nothing! And you don’t have to go anywhere but Decatur to find it. Pecans, cookies, candy, ice cream, pies, cakes, donuts…mmmmmm……. Find more sweets in Decatur.
Included on Alabama’s 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before you Die: Toffee at Morgan Price Candy
Fine dining & farm-to-table with Southern flair
In need of a date night? Looking for an upscale spot to celebrate some good news? Just feel like getting out for a good meal? We have many options! Southern comfort meets Chef creations is what you’ll find at locally owned places. Find local restaurants and fine dining.
Included on Alabama’s 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before you Die: Seafood Filled Mushroom Caps at Simp McGhee’s
Grab a cold one & hang for a while
Whether it’s a margarita on the rocks or a local craft brew, you can have both in Decatur! Our many sports bars, grilles, and breweries come with a relaxed atmosphere where you can unwind with friends and family.
Cross Eyed Owl Brewery is a favorite hangout with high quality local brews as well as food trucks and entertainment on the weekends. Find other local watering holes.