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BBQ Cafe opens in Decatur, offers ‘a taste of the ‘sip’

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BBQ Cafe opens in Decatur, offers ‘a taste of the ‘sip’

Left-to-Right: BBQ Cafe owners John Peeples, Lloyd Solomon and Lewis Johnson. Image provided to Decaturish


Decatur, GA — The BBQ Cafe in August opened in the former Doggy Dog space in Decatur.

The restaurant, located at 310 East Howard Avenue, promises diners “A taste of the sip,” a nod to the restaurant’s Mississippi origins.

The owners are Lewis Johnson, John Peeples and Lloyd Solomon. The restaurant offers up “simple, consistent recipes with deep Magnolia State roots a Peach State address,” according to the company’s website.

“Among the three of us, we have been directly involved in five different restaurants,” Solomon said. “We still actively manage and run three. We have been cooking BBQ at the other restaurants for a dozen years but none of them are BBQ restaurants. We have always wanted to develop a BBQ concept around our recipes.”

Decatur was an ideal choice, Solomon said.

“It’s a great community that provides great support to the local restaurants,” Solomon said. “We looked for over a year to find the location. We were close once previously to a location in the Toco Hills community but really wanted to be in the city of Decatur.”

The restaurant’s hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To see a menu, click here.