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Hayden Drive-In

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807 W Maud St, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-4901
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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Visiting Family

Always a great stop when visiting family from Chicago. Chesse Balls and lemonade is a must. Friendly service

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tina A
Steger, Illinois
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Steger, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great stop when visiting family from Chicago. Chesse Balls and lemonade is a must. Friendly service

Thank Tina A
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is hands down my favorite BBQ place ever. I've had LOTS of BBQ from places all over the country and this little place in my own town is my favorite. The food is simply amazing. Sandwiches and ribs. Fries or onion rings. Lots of deep fried things. And the best pink lemonade you'll ever taste. Service is really good... More 

Thank Dustin S
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The home of the PINK LEMONADE! Small but their food is really great. They specialize in BBQ and Pink lemonade.

Thank 498debby
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

One of my favorites in town. Never disappointed with anything. The pink lemonade is beyond awesome and with a double burger and fried pickles you can't go wrong

Thank DeanHelmers
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I think people like this place because their parents liked this place. Other than the pink lemonade, nothing really stands out to me.

Thank Jeremiah J
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Been going to Haydens for 50+ years...love the memories. Never hit town without a stop. Love the BBQ, extra sauce, and a giant pink lemonade. Friendly service, inside or out at the same window opened as a "drive" in! Never go without seeing someone or something from my past.

Thank 63901pb
Duncan, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very cool little BBQ spot. The sauce is great, and the meat was cook well. Not the best I've had by a long shot, but I wasn't disappointed. They had shirts and signs talking about their famous lemonade, so that's what I got. Watch out it is incredibly sweet! I ended up watering mine down, a lot. I did like... More 

Thank thegreatlandino
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Hayden's BBQ sauce is awesome, sweet, tangy, spicy a lot like a Carolina sauce. The BBQ is really good, however for the price of the sandwiches; they are very skimpy on the meat.

Thank Heather H
Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We happened into Poplar Bluff at lunch time and decided to try to find an interesting place to eat. We came across Hayden's sitting off the beaten path, and we definitely weren't disappointed. The restaurant is in great condition, yet it looks like it is straight out of the 1950s. We just ordered a basic burger and fries, but this... More 

Thank Mike C
Bethesda, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Famed lemonade stand : Not a bad stop for a little small town flavor... the flavor is that of a melted cherry popsicle, not really lemonade. It is good, but very sweet ( and this coming from someone who likes sweet) The food was good, so your reason to stop should be to soak up some small town charm, tradition,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 807 W Maud St, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-4901
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Poplar Bluff
  • Phone Number: 573-785-4705

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American


Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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