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Back 40 Junction Restaurant

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1011 N 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733-1001
+1 260-724-3355
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing buffet! The crab legs, prime rib, crab cake, and deserts were great. The service was very good too. The decorations and amazing murals make the trip worth it. Would highly recommend, especially on Fridays because they have crab legs.

Thank Vicki L
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the food here tastes homemade. They always have fresh craved meats and a cheese table. They do make their own salad dressings. You can pass up the dessert here because it is amazing. Always make sure to call first on the weekends to check on the wait because they are very busy during dinner time.

Thank Kari L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neat atmosphere with a good buffet. I enjoyed it. Best part was the pies and cakes. Inside of building is a visual treat as well.

Thank FootlooseHoosier
Saint Marys, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good main course food but people that work there need people skills. The guy cutting meatbwas only one friendly to us . But oh well its about the food

Thank tjgreen33
Antwerp, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We came for a Birthday party and has 12 in our group. They charged 18% gratuity which was fine except the waitress took our order than disappeared. We seen her right before our bill arrived she asked if we needed anything and we told her we had to get refills from the busboys cleaning the tables and we set our... More 

1 Thank Eric H
Perrysburg, Ohio
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Food is all buffet style, so come hungry. The building is full of antiques and outside is a railroad lovers dream. The staff is very attentive and do a wonderful job of removing dirty dishes and keeping drinks full. There are 4 buffet tables to visit, breads and cheese, salads, hot dishes and of course desserts which is included in... More 

Thank mrshdbiker
Decatur, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy a good prime rib and all different types of specialty cheeses and a great salad bar this is the place to go. There's lots of desserts and many meats to select from. Peppermint ice cream is my favorite

1 Thank Brenda P
Muncie, Indiana
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is a good buffet--plenty of selection for the palate and lots of décor to keep the eyes busy. Barbeque night and the brisket was the best I've had since being in Houston, TX. The prime rib was tender and tasty, but the other meats fell a little short, being dry and/or tough. Vegetables were standard buffet fare and while... More 

Thank Jim M
Bluffton, Indiana
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you are in the area, this is the best buffet you will ever enjoy. Arrive early on Friday evenings for the crab legs, there will be a long line. Otherwise the wait is normal.

1 Thank Z2078KOdaniels
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the kink words. We appreciate that you took the time to tell everyone. More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Last Night Friday January 13, 2017 we drove down to Celebrate my Nieces Kaitlyn Elder 16th Birthday. As Always the Staff was GREAT. They Helped get 2 separate tables so Kaitlyn and her boyfriend Mason could have a table by their self. while my sister Becky McCarty Elder and myself sat at another table. The Food was OUTSTANDING ! The... More 

2 Thank TammyiloveAvon
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy that Kaitlyn's birthday went so well. Thank you for choosing us to help make it that way. Hope to see you again real soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 N 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 260-724-3355

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