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Simp McGhee's

725 Bank St NE, Decatur, AL 35601-1609
+1 256-353-6284
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
725 Bank St NE, Decatur, AL 35601-1609
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We had a great dinner at this fantastic restaurant. Our meal started with the crawfish eggrolls which were really good. For entree's we had the Grouper Pontchartrain and Pats Crab Cakes and both tasted wonderful.

Thank pjkiss
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We eat at Simp's about once every two weeks. It's located in the historic area of Decatur where most of the buildings were built in the late 1800s. Great bar with a wide selection of liquors and beers. I've had almost every item on the...More

Thank decatursportspage
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Heard they have a new chef from Charleston. The Red Fish was prepared perfectly with a side salad and house dressing. The red fish was served with Brussels sprouts, zucchini and red skins chopped and spiced perfectly. Very fresh salad with house dressing. Similar to...More

Thank Ray K
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I had the Grouper Pontchartrain, OMG it was amazing, and Pig Wings, I will be back. Pig wings are the best thing ever, and the sauce was perfect.

Thank AlabamaMan78
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Just not my taste in food. Very expensive for a style of food that doesn't work for me. But to each its own. They have been in business for many years.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is a popular Decatur restaurant on Bank Street. The food is very, very good. Friendly service. This upscale dining venue has been in Decatur many years and is popular with local residents as well as tourist. It is in walking distance of many historic...More

Thank dothightower
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Consistently offers excellent food and service. Great atmosphere. Live music on some weekends. Price for dinner, drinks, dessert for two will be around $100. Still worth it for the occasional special night.

Thank doccus
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Waiter great at attending to needs and I Love the eating location and atmosphere. The cozy upstairs area is the BEST.

Thank tgoode3
Reviewed 21 December 2017

White cloth restaurant, or informal bar and grill? The choice is yours, upstairs for one, downstairs for the other. Good service and food both places. We go for upstairs ordinarily but on our last visit that was taken up with a private Christmas party, so...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank johnA3890JQ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 Bank St NE, Decatur, AL 35601-1609
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 256-353-6284
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