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Clem's Roadside Bar and Grill

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1405 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-6210 (Formerly Clem's Wood-Fired BBQ)
814-238-2333
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So much... Meat

Came here winter 2014. If you like meat and BBQ this is the place to go, although very quiet warm and friendly service with great selection of meats. Good portions sizes and at the time half price on all starters. Just watch the beans as they are hot! Great value for money a shame its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
LRF1983
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Came here winter 2014. If you like meat and BBQ this is the place to go, although very quiet warm and friendly service with great selection of meats. Good portions sizes and at the time half price on all starters. Just watch the beans as they are hot! Great value for money a shame its thousands of miles away!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Clem's moved inside to the Aeroport dining area. Never cared for the chicken but they were out anyway. We came with friends from out of town who heard about Clem's. My friend and I got a cheeseburger. It was topped with smoke gouda and served with home made potatoe chips. I thought it was very good and not very expensive.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My family has been stopping for years at one of the Clem's BBQ spots to pick up BBQ to bring home to eat. Highly recommend there chicken and ribs. And definitely get Clem's special sauce.

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Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My new favorite restaurant! My daughter and I arrived during Happy Hour, which happens every day from 5-7 PM. Since the appetizers are half price during those hours, we ordered two different ones to try (Red Neck Nachos and Hush Puppy Shrimp) The appetizers were not only delicious, they were HUGE! For our entree, we decided to share the 3-meat... More 

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lewisburg, pa
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128 reviews 128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

On a whim we stopped here for a casual bite. The bar area looked good, and the beer was cold, with a good selection. The hotel connected to the bar/restaurant was just on Hotel Impossible, I hope they get their issues solved because the location seems to have a lot of potential. The servers were efficient and friendly. The food... More 

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Greene, RI
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

First impression driving by would be "Do not stop". Sort of an old RT 66 motel with a restaurant and bar in front. We stopped to check it out first impressions not with standing. The hostess was not very friendly but once we were seated the experience got alot better. Waiter was great the food excellent and the BBQ great.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The fried catfish made me ill. The service made me angry. I tried this joint a few times to give it a fair shake. The last time was the absolute worst. Won't be back. Nuff said.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place is the real BBQ deal! Just driving by, and there's some dude out front in the parking lot, surrounded in smoke, working the grill. Clem himself! Not a fancy-pants place, but they're spot on with everything that counts, food, service, beer selection / drinks, cleanliness, & nice outdoor patio- even welcomed my dog. Wish I didn't live 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

First off, I was born and raised down south so I know good bbq when I taste it! The smoked and grilled meats (ribs, brisket, chicken, pit beef, etc) at Clem's are so good, you don't even need bbq sauce, but if you're like me and enjoy variety... this is the place to go. They offer a wide range of... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Our family enjoyed a take out order of baby backed ribs and pulled pork but found the baked beans too hot to eat. I found chopped jalapeno peppers in the beans, which I picked out and added brown sugar to try to cut the fiery taste. On the other hand, the slaw was tasteless and needed doctoring. Next time I'll... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1405 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-6210 (Formerly Clem's Wood-Fired BBQ)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-238-2333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?