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807 W Maud St, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-4901
573-785-4705
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good sauce, famously sweet lemonade

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
thegreatlandino
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Duncan, Oklahoma
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Duncan, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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 

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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.

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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 

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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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Albertville, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

On the way home from the Ozark River, we drove through Poplar Bluff and checked my TA app to find some good BBQ. I enjoy sampling this staple in as many places as possible, as every area has their own pin on it. We ordered some sandwiches (no slaw on mine, ever, thank you), and we're pleased with the quick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My mother grew up in Poplar Bluff and when my daughter and husband and myself come to town to visit relatives, we always stop in. I have eaten barbeque in many cities and areas and nothing compares to Haydens. It is a lot better than all these so called bbq places that have gone into the cities over the last... More 

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is one of my local favorites. Everything is good, but the pink lemonade is unbelievably awesome! That alone is worth the stop.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

On the first day out of our "Find a warmer place to spend some time" we stayed overnight in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. About 7:00 we ventured out for dinner which, based on Internet research, we chose Hayden’s Drive In - a place known for good burgers, smoked ham and pink lemonade. It has been around since 1948. Located off the... More 

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

We had not ate here in years so we decided to as we were near. I feel its over priced. Woudnt go out of my way to eat here. The bbq sandwhiches are the size of a childs hamburger at mcdonalds. The pink lemonade is pretty good but over priced.

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Piedmont, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I have lived in the area almost 25 years. My husband grew up here. Haydens is the place to go! If you want good lod fashioned bbq without all the frills go there! The pink lemonade is always awesome and a must to go with the ribs!

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Additional Information about Hayden Drive-In

Address: 807 W Maud St, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-4901
Phone Number: 573-785-4705
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Poplar Bluff
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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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
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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