BBQ and the South go hand in hand. In the Yellowhammer State, we have tons of great BBQ restaurants. However, when Southern Living sets out to identify the nation's top BBQ spots, it's a major delicious event.

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Ask anyone in West Alabama; they can rattle off a list of their favorite BBQ joints a mile long. Now, Southern Living has consulted their readers to nominate the best BBQ, then they narrowed down the entries state by state to present their annual roundup of the top BBQ joints.

Southern Living Top Pick for Alabama

Big Bob Gibson's

1715 6th Ave SE (US Highway 31), Decatur, AL 35601


Southern Living said “Loyal customers keep going back to Big Bob Gibson’s for the pork, the ribs, and especially for the chicken, all of which are cooked on old-school wood-fired brick pits. That chicken is dipped in the now-famous Alabama white sauce, a mayonnaise-based concoction invented by Big Bob himself a century or so ago. Don’t skip the scratch-made pies, either. They’re some of the best barbecue desserts in all of the South.”

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