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Back 40 Junction Restaurant

1011 N 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733-1001
+1 260-724-3355
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (45 reviews)
“crab legs” (26 reviews)
“brisket” (21 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1011 N 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733-1001
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Reviewed 5 days ago

In the past we have enjoyed our visits to eat at the Back 40 Junction. BUT... in the last several months, the visits have become less and less enjoyable. The atmosphere is old and quaint. The restrooms were renovated last year...now nice. The greeters and...More

Thank alanrF5281JT
Reviewed 14 December 2017

I took my family of 10 adults to this restaurant on a Monday evening. The restaurant wasn't very busy. I think that was because of the prices, not the food. It is a buffet (smorgasbord is what they call it) only restaurant. $17.99 per adult...More

1  Thank Rodski4903
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Prime rib was good. Salad bar very fresh. Sides were just OK. Desserts were just OK. Pies were not homemade crusts & way too much artificial whip cream. Wait staff were super friendly & attentive. Artifacts & giant mural were very interesting.

1  Thank mimidiner
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Enjoyed the variety and quality of most of the food. The prime rib was very good. With such a variety, there is going to be something you won;'t like or doesn't seem to have flavor. But it is a buffet so enjoy. Odd mural on...More

Thank Engigeek
Reviewed 25 November 2017

You better be hungry if go here. They have huge buffet with all sorts food. Large salad bar and very good selection of meats and vegetables. There are many different kinds of bread also a very good dessert bar with ice cream,pies,cakes,cookies and pudding amnd...More

Thank Joefarmer17
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for the positive comments. Hope you return again soon.

Reviewed 16 November 2017

We have eaten here many times and have always enjoyed it. We live over an hour away but the food and atmosphere are worth it. The staff is always friendly. The food is great. The salad bar is well stocked with just about everything you...More

1  Thank James I
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Glad to know you have been enjoying our buffet for some time now. Thank you for posting such a nice review.

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

A two hour drive from home, but was well worth it! Excellent buffet, cute restaurant, friendly and attentive staff. We were there for lunch ... very reasonably priced, and a great selection. We’ll be back!

Thank Lisa A
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

It is always amazing to hear how far away people come to dine with us. Thank you for posting!!

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Nice relaxing place to go for lunch or dinner. Full bar and grill but most people get the buffet. There is a hot bar with everything, salad bar, soup bar and desert bar. All included one low price.

Thank lynetteh450
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Not to be confusing, but we do have just a buffet, so there is no other option. But thank you so much for taking the time to post something for us!

Reviewed 29 October 2017

We found this place when we were in Decatur having our Fleetwood Motorhome serviced at the factory in 2011. We visit this restaurant EVERY time we come here for servicing. We usually eat the lunch buffet, and yesterday, for the first time on a weekend....More

Thank normad330
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Wow, Thank you for all the kind words.

Reviewed 26 October 2017

Friendly people and kept plates cleared so you had plenty room on table & to relax! Plus variety of food.. great historical items to observe too. We had a wonderful time! Love the gal that sings from time to time that serves the meat! What...More

1  Thank Becky '
GRLMGR, Guest Relations Manager at Back 40 Junction Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you so much for posting about our awesome employees. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful staff, and it starts with our GM Ellen, and Chef Michael, who make our restaurant a home away from home!!

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Questions & Answers
1 October 2017|
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Response from Harry P | Reviewed this property |
The lunch menu and pricing is from 11:30 to 3:30, Dinner starts at 4:00.
Wanda W
26 January 2017|
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Response from Melvia C | Reviewed this property |
It's just a regular buffet other nights I believe. I like going on fridays because of the seafood.
Wendy G
14 December 2016|
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Response from J0nna_E | Reviewed this property |
yes, but they're not prohibitive in price
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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