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Back 40 Junction Restaurant

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1011 N 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733-1001
+1 260-724-3355
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Bluffton, Indiana
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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1 Thank Z2078KOdaniels
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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1 Thank TammyiloveAvon
Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very Good Food, it is a buffet with a good variety of different food and meat, soup and bread, cheese, dessert bar, salad bar. Awesome seating area's, very nice staff, all over great place.Its only open for lunch and dinner.Well worth the money, reasonable price, awesome sweet tea.

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Thank Sandra J
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223 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

REV, a local business, recommended this restaurant. It was great. If you haven't been to a buffet for a while, this is the one to go to. Prime rib, ham, turkey, brisket, and more. Great sides. Great desserts. And, the people who work there are great! We'll be back!

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1 Thank 1econ
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

After a long day on the road this was a really fantastic and enjoyable place to stop, rest and eat. Its no wonder why they are so highly rated. It is an All Buffet setting , so bring your appetite. You can spend an hour just sitting there looking at all the memorabilia that adorns the ceiling and walls.

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1 Thank Bob A
Mishawaka, Indiana
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We visited our family living near Decatur, Indiana and asked them to take us out to the BEST restaurant in the area. They said that there was no question where we were going to go - to the Back 40 Junction. We arrived early in the middle of the week, and beat the crowd that arrived a bit later. The... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is one of those old time decorated restaurants. It has been around a long time and knows how to make its customers feel welcome, well fed and happy. The price is right. Normally there are several kinds of food available with separate areas for salad, bread, dessert, hot food and carved meat. Waitresses take care of refilling your drinks... More 

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1 Thank jnsn502
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope you come again soon! More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We went twice, the first time on Friday after receiving a recommendation from a local resident. Friday buffet features AYCE crab legs. They were large, meaty and well prepared. Everything I tasted was excellent. The peel and eat shrimp were perfectly cooked. The fried chicken was to die for, lightly battered and seasoned well. We returned on Sunday and I... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. What a great idea you have about a dance floor. We will definitely keep that in mind. More 

Decatur, Indiana
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Never thought about steamed crab legs piled high in the midwest. Every table has a metal bucket for the shells. Fresh salad bar with toppings galore including a chilled crab salad.

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

Thank you for the review. More 

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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We do not normally enjoy buffets. This is one of the best. The food was fresh, hot and delicious. Fried chicken (not legs n thighs) was crispy and not greasy, prime rib was rare, great taste and not chewy, turkey breast moist n tender... i could keep going but you have to try it yourself!! Everyone is friendly and attentive.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to notice how much we strive to make the details happen. Keep coming back for more. We appreciate you so much. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American
Meals
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, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?