BBQ Cafe

310 E Howard Ave, Decatur
(678) 235-3476

Recent Reviews

Bob Villia

Simple put, this is the best bbq I've had in many, many years.The bbq was full of flavor, moist, and tender. I wasn't disappointed when I took my first bite of ribs and pulled pork. The flavor was spot on. Sweet tea was perfect, and the stew was awesome. Then there's the Mac n didn't last long on my plate. They make their own hot sauces that added the right amount of hear with the food. And to top it all off the pickles are he made as well as the banana pudding which was spot on.Perfect BBQ. Great and friendly service.I would drive far out of my way to come eat here again.


I’m sooooo happy this showed up on google maps when I looked for a bbq spot in Decatur. When I tell y’all this is the best spot I’ve dined in for a long time, that’s no exaggeration. Everything was amazing & cooked to perfection. Kim greeted us and it was our first time so we weren’t sure what to expect. But she was sooooo sweet & helpful!!! Kim felt like a long lost auntie I never knew I needed haha.We even met Brad who smokes the meats in the back and chatted with him for a bit. He’s very passionate about what he does. Everyone is just so laid back & welcoming. Just a really nice atmosphere, GREAT service & top tier food!!! We will DEFINITELY be back! ??

Ross Lindsay

Made a trip to BBQ Cafe for dinner hunting for somewhere new. Definitely made the right choice! I ordered a pulled pork plate with slaw and Brisket Mac-and-Cheese, and ate outside at one of their picnic tables to enjoy the beautiful weather. Everything tasted amazing! The pork was perfectly prepared, mac-and-cheese (with brisket!) was super creamy, and the BBQ sauce was flavorful with a nice kick. The staff was extremely friendly - the woman working did a little happy dance when I told her the food was great - contagious happiness! Sadly they were out of ribs when I went, but that just gives me even more of a reason to make another trip back!

Christopher Coleman

BBQ Cafe went above and beyond in catering for a celebration with family and friends that we recently held at our home. The pulled pork and smoked brisket were delicious, as were all of the sides, too. Brad and his team delivered to our house and ensured we had everything we needed. Everyone remarked that the food was delicious and how easy it was for us to serve to our guests. We will definitely use BBQ Cafe again in the future.

Barbara T

I recently used BBQ Cafe to cater a large party at my home. The staff was great to work with as they made some suggestions for what items to include on my menu. The food was delivered on time, well packed and organized. My guests raved about the BBQ pulled pork, brisket, baked beans, corn salad and potato salad. We also served the banana pudding and bread pudding for desert! We had plenty of food and it was delicious. I will definitely use BBQ to cater my next event! I highly recommend them for catering!

Barbara J Mobley

The food was delicious, the portions were large and the service was super. I enjoyed a 4 bone rib dinner...enough for 2 meals. Would also like to thank the owner for being environmentally friendly: my carryout meal was in a shaped covered, none styrofoam paper container & the bag it was handed to me in, was not a cheap plastic thank you bag, it was placed in a roomy, sturdy paper bag. I will spread the word and certainly be back.

Michael “Burt” Knowles

My first time there today and was impressed with both the food and the service. Kim, who took my order and took very good care of me, was amazing... great attitude and very positive vibe.The brisket was tender, juicy and flavorful. The pulled pork was very tasty as well. Their BBQ sauce does a good job of complimenting the meat, and isn't overpowering. I tried the baked beans and loved them. I also had the rib meat mac n' cheese, which was quite nice, and a cool twist on the old southern classic. I highly recommend you try this place if you're anywhere near downtown Decatur.

Frances Johnson

The BBQ Cafe is the real deal! The barbecue is a step above the rest. It is obvious when you drive up and see a small concrete shack with a smoker parked right behind it.I had eaten take out from them before, but needs to cater my husbands birthday.It was seamless. Brad, the cook/manager responded immediately and helped me with my request by advising with quantities for my group as well as the menu. The Brisket to die for- it melts in your mouth!!! And the ribs- the flavor is thru and thru. Side dishes are also delicious!I highly recommend using them for any event you have!

Angie Brown

My husband and I have been wanting to try this local bbq place for a while and finally did today. We were not disappointed! Definitely going to be a new go-to for bbq! Our pork sandwiches and potato salad was delicious.

Janis Edwards

We had great service on a phone- in order for pick up. The pork, brisket and sauce were delicious. We will go back and try the sides next time. I have to travel a bit further to get there, but this establishment wanted our business and had just what we needed when the place across the street did not.

Taylor Jimmerson

Always delicious. Always hits the spot. And the sides are great also! So happy this spot is down the street.

Angel Agosto

My wife works at a busy office and doesn't get to step out for lunch often. So I jumped at the opportunity to eat with her. Being new to Decatur I Googled restaurants near me. BBQ Cafe popped up with great reviews. Now I see why. The BBQ has great flavor. The ribs are awesome and best potato salad I've ever had. Being from Texas we know good BBQ. Great food, loved the music selection, and amazing service! We met Brad and he is the General Manager and Pit Master. Everything is smoked and grilled on site. We will definitely be back and will become regulars!

Elisabeth Robinson

Great BBQ spot!! The bbq sauce is amazing, all the meat was great, Brunswick stew was yummmm, loaded baked potato salad to die for and the banana pudding is the best I’ve ever had. And on top of great food everyone was so friendly!

Ken Carnegie II

I’m an USPS Postal worker, and I’ve been stopping by this little gem for the past 3 months consistently. The chicken, ribs, pulled pork, & brisket here is AMAZING!!!!!! And don’t let me get started on the house made potato chip & pickles! Although the food is awesome, the best part about this place is the people who work there. They treat you like family.

Ronald Peterson

I've eaten here multiple times. Very consistent. Best brisket in town. Ribs and pulled pork also worth the visit. I tried their seasonal dessert, horchata ice cream with chocolate sauce and sea salt. Amazing. Please put on the menu permanently

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