Most Popular Restaurants in Decatur

April 14, 2018 Emerita Lamoureux

Decatur is a city in Morgan and Limestone counties in the State of Alabama. The city, affectionately known as "The River City", is located in Northern Alabama on the banks of Wheeler Lake, along the Tennessee River. It is the largest city and county seat of Morgan County. The population in 2010 was 55,683.
Things to do in Decatur

1. The RailYard

209 2nd Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-2361 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 29 +1 256-580-5707
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

The RailYard

Reviewed By Sam M - Decatur, Alabama

I ate here with my wife, daughter, and her husband last week. I was very impressed. I had the blackened grouper and it was fabulous! Light flakey, with just the right level of spicyness. The service was spot on, we never felt rushed but never seemed to be waiting on anything, it was just there right on time. The staff was friendly. I will be back. I have to comment on the deserts, dont skip them! I shared a chess pie with bourbon ice cream that was incredible.

2. Java Jaay Cafe

1713 6th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5903 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 256-351-8555
Excellent
62%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Java Jaay Cafe

Reviewed By Jgreenway151 - New Market, Alabama

Found this little place right off the main road. Has a decent selection of coffee and mochas. I ended up with the Razzberry Mocha and it was perfectly prepared. Not overly sweet and the exact blend of raspberry and chocolate. Would definitely stop here again. Easy access from the road and ample parking. It was odd because when I walked inside I didn't a double take because at first I thought I had walked into a biker club due to the customers already there. Nice environment and also a decent menu for foods as well.

3. The Brick Deli

112 Moulton St E, Decatur, AL 35601-2312 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 256-355-8318
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

The Brick Deli

Best deli sandwiches in Decatur, Alabama! A hot-spot for live entertainment and drinks. Awesome bands every weekend!

Reviewed By Mike H

Best sandwiches and soups in town. It's always spot on good. Nice place for lunch or dinner. Plus on some nights there is live music.

4. Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que

1715 6th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5903 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 256-350-6969
Excellent
52%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 707 reviews

Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que

Reviewed By jfadds - chicago

Has to be on everyone's top10 list for q in America
From a simple pork sandwich to a slab of their incredible ribs- this place is smoking
They never gave m to franchising and have stuck to the 2 places here I'm Decatur
Always,worth,a,stop,whenever we are in the hood

5. Francesco's Italian Restaurant

2613 Highway 31 S, Decatur, AL 35603-1505 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 256-584-6770
Excellent
65%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Francesco's Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By Donna C - Athens, Alabama

You really can't beat this. Great food and great prices. When I am on this side of town, which is not often enough, this is our go to place for lunch. For $6.99 you get bread with salad, plus a nice size entrée with additional bread and great service. There are at least 15 lunch special entrees to choose from, all cooked to order and piping hot from the kitchen. You could easily spend this at a fast food place for food that is really not all that good and no table service. The only down side is, it's not fast. Lots of locals eat here, and normally a bit crowded at lunch time, so allow about an hour from the time you walk in to the time you walk out. It's worth the wait.

6. Let's Do Lunch

435 Holly St NE, Decatur, AL 35601-2637 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 13 +1 256-340-1317
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 42 reviews

Let's Do Lunch

Opened in 1988, Let's Do Lunch is a casual restaurant, located in downtown Decatur, Alabama. Homemade salads, sandwiches, and desserts. All of our food is clean food with no additives or preservatives.

Reviewed By Peggy M - Lacey's Spring AL 35754

Let's Do Lunch is a little off the "beaten path" and is very casual. It is mostly sandwiches, but one can get soup and salad also. The desserts were limited the day we went, but we were Late getting there so it was not their...MoreThank you for taking time to review us. We hope you will join us again soon! Debra Hewitt Owner

7. Moe's Original Bar B Que

202 Moulton St E, Ste C, Decatur, AL 35601-2324 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 12 - SGD 16 +1 256-686-4112
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Moe's Original Bar B Que

Moe's Original Bar B Que serves up an award-winning, all things Southern, BBQ experience. Our fast casual eatery and catering company offers Moe's award-winning Bama-style BBQ offerings including Pulled Pork, Ribs, Wings, Chicken and Turkey in addition to Catfish and a Shrimp Moe-Boy sandwich, not to mention an array of Southern Sides prepared fresh daily. The full premium bar serves frozen concoctions including the famous Bushwacker and Moonshine Margarita, Southern-style cocktails, wine and plenty of craft beers on tap. Located in the Downtown Decatur Arts & Entertainment District next to the historic Princess Theatre, there is occasional live music on the weekends that ranges from Southern rock and blues with an emphasis on the Muscle Shoals and North Alabama music scene. Large party takeout orders and full service catering with delivery are also available.

Reviewed By kdbeth2002 - Moulton, Alabama

The first time I went here was right after they opened. When I saw the prices on the wall...for a sandwich...I turned around and left.

I did decide to give it a whirl while meeting a friend for lunch last week. I had the pork sandwich with chips and banana pudding. The sandwich was great, but the banana pudding was a terrible decision. I was extremely disappointed to the point of throwing it away. It was runny/liquid consistency with no bananas. Also, the prices had actually gone UP since my first visit, so that made me cringe a little.

But, the worst part wasn't the pudding or the price. As my friend and I were talking at a booth near the ordering area, I happened to look up. The light fixture, which is hanging by a long metal rod directly overhead, was FULL of dead flies...as if it were a glue trap. These fixtures poles are very long and were completely filled. That was enough for both of us, and we quickly got up and left. We looked, and yes...it was like that on EVERY FIXTURE hanging over tables where people were eating. Gross. I won't be back.

8. whitts barbecue

918 6th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-3920 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 256-351-6294
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Reviewed By 1busyman

2 years sobriety from Whitt's. Went home for Thanksgiving and busted it all.... Requested Whitt's pulled pork, precise- 2lbs, 24 buns, slaw and extra "wet sauce". A new member of the family was introduced to this amazing meal (2yr old) keeps asking for more..... Trip back home in two weeks to see grandma and Whitt's BBQ. Tasted the same for 25 years to me.... Still amazed they aren't #1.

9. Simp McGhee's

725 Bank St NE, Decatur, AL 35601-1609 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 256-353-6284
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 154 reviews

Simp McGhee's

Reviewed By johnA3890JQ - Mobile, Alabama

Every time I am in the Decatur area, I have to visit Simp McGhee's. Their menu has so many choices but my favorite is Pat's Crab Cakes. I know, Decatur is no where near your typical crab hotspots but these are simply excellent! The blend of crab, spinach, and andouille sausage attacks your palate in a way most crab cakes do not.

My next best favorite is the Shrimp Scampi Ravioli. Again, the addition of the andouille sausage brings a special twist that you do not find in typical ravioli. The Chardonnay butter sauce adds a nice bit of elegance.

Those are just two of several excellent choices at Simp McGhee's. You will not go wrong!

10. City Cafe

101 1st Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-2305 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 256-353-9719
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

City Cafe

Local in the downtown section of Decatur

Reviewed By Eric T - Eastaboga

A Gem of a restaurant / café! found the City Café through TripAdvisor and we are so glad we did. We were there for Breakfast! Atmosphere brought about the true small town feel! Knew when we came through the front doors this place was going to be great! Service second to none the restaurant was near full when we arrived but we were able to find a booth and was waited on right away the staff was all great and it was really good to see how they helped each other out and watched each others tables. Food was great and prices were just right! when close enough we will definitely visit again.

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