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Back 40 Junction Restaurant

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1011 N 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733-1001
+1 260-724-3355
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Arcanum, Ohio, United States
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love to eat here. There is no shortage of good food and variety. Their beef is great, salad options are numerous, and desserts are delicious.

Thank Beverly H
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You really need self control when dining at Back 40 Junction. The choices are countless and delicious. The salad bar starts you off with a very big assortment of toppings for your tossed lettuce salad. But there is also fresh fruit, and many side salad choices. Then you have homemade soup, a bread and cheese bar. Here you find huge... More 

1 Thank Vickie G
Mitchell, Indiana
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149 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great waitress. Lots of beautiful things to look at, nice atmosphere. A very nice experience.

Thank Jim R
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Phenomenal!!!! This is a must stop and try if you are close to Ft. Wayne. Not to mention all the memorabilia all over on the inside! A find for sure!

Thank Brian Y
Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

What an amazing buffet! The crab legs, prime rib, crab cake, and deserts were great. The service was very good too. The decorations and amazing murals make the trip worth it. Would highly recommend, especially on Fridays because they have crab legs.

Thank Vicki L
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

All of the food here tastes homemade. They always have fresh craved meats and a cheese table. They do make their own salad dressings. You can pass up the dessert here because it is amazing. Always make sure to call first on the weekends to check on the wait because they are very busy during dinner time.

Thank Kari L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Neat atmosphere with a good buffet. I enjoyed it. Best part was the pies and cakes. Inside of building is a visual treat as well.

Thank FootlooseHoosier
Saint Marys, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Very good main course food but people that work there need people skills. The guy cutting meatbwas only one friendly to us . But oh well its about the food

Thank tjgreen33
Antwerp, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We came for a Birthday party and has 12 in our group. They charged 18% gratuity which was fine except the waitress took our order than disappeared. We seen her right before our bill arrived she asked if we needed anything and we told her we had to get refills from the busboys cleaning the tables and we set our... More 

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

We are very sorry for the experience you have described. I have looked into this and can only offer you a sincere apology and ask you give us another try. It seems you have come in before so I hope you know from other experiences that what you describe is not the norm here. More 

Perrysburg, Ohio
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Food is all buffet style, so come hungry. The building is full of antiques and outside is a railroad lovers dream. The staff is very attentive and do a wonderful job of removing dirty dishes and keeping drinks full. There are 4 buffet tables to visit, breads and cheese, salads, hot dishes and of course desserts which is included in... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant and taking the time to write a review about us. We will continue to strive to be our best for every guest! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?