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Gibson's Barbecue

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8419 Whitesburg Dr S, Huntsville, AL 35802-3009
+1 256-882-0841
06:30 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 20:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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177 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Our USBI lunch group meets at Gibsons BBQ on the 5th Friday of the month which occurs 4 times a year. Many local retired employees attend and get to trade stories and discuss non attendees. Gibsons is a long standing restaurant in Huntsville and a place that one is likly to meet friends. They are famous for their BBQ, Brunswick... More 

Thank nleonegolf
Huntsville, Alabama
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Not much to say here. The food is decent to good but the environment -- especially the cleanliness factor -- grossed me out. I had to select a date but it's been longer since I've been there. I will not go anymore after seeing, for instance, how nasty the window blinds were. Just disgusting.

Thank John F
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The BBQ is outstanding the low rating is because of the service and they filled out to go order incorrectly. I will return bit ill check my order before I leave.

Thank D B
Tampa, Florida
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We were in the mood for barbecue and asked around for recommendations. The response was unanimously "Gibson's", and neither of us was disappointed. The dining room is not a fancy one, but you're there for the food, right? And there was plenty of it! We enjoyed pulled beef, ribs, green beans, corn and delicious, small round fritters. The rib meat... More 

Thank susie1107
Copperas Cove, Texas
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

I love BBQ and have yet to find a good place to eat BBQ in Huntsville. Everything was dry, I had the pork and the ribs, dry and tasteless. The coleslaw was just vinegar and sugar, terrible, the fried okra was actually good. The person up front was nice and helpful but that's the only good thing I can say.... More 

Thank Thomas P
New Market, Alabama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This was our first time we've been. The food was great, and the service was even better. Porter was our waitress, and she made my family's experience superb. I'm going to bring my family again because of her. Thanks so much for the excellent meal and great conversation. Porter should get a raise. 😊😊😊

Thank JTene8
Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

It's a great place for meetings or family dining. Breakfast is their best meal. We go there often. I had a lunch meeting there yesterday and will go to a meeting of the Alabama Solar Association tonight.

Thank Archib42
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322 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Big Bob Gibson (BBG) has been serving up generous portions of moist, tender, flavorful BBQ for years. Their downtown Huntsville location off the service road is a bit hard to find but certainly worth one or two trips around the block to back track to locate the restaurant. The BBQ is definitely the highlight of any meal at BBG's. The... More 

Thank VAD859
Canton, GA, United States
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Food had great down home flavor. Service was awesome and the sweet tea was worth the trip. The pies were also very good. I'll be going back here. They carry pork, beef, chicken and turkey, great variety.

Thank Danny D
Nashville, Tennessee
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442 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

The service was exceptional and friendly. The Beef brisket BBQ plate with sides was really good..... But the coconut pie was amazing!

Thank WJB12311

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8419 Whitesburg Dr S, Huntsville, AL 35802-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-882-0841

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?