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Clem's Roadside Bar and Grill

1405 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-6210 (Formerly Clem's Wood-Fired BBQ)
814-238-2333
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English first
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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120 reviews 120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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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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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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

So I live local and my parents were coming in. So heard that Clem's was now in the Autoport. Loved his food when he was on the side of a highway so thought this would be great. Got sat in the bar area, (ps we had two kids with us, plus parents in their 70's) they were watching horse racing... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

There are two different companies in PA that go by the name Clem's. At least two of the negative reviews seem to refer to the one in the Pittsburgh area. Clem's in State College is a different business entirely. I find it quite good with a choice of sauces so that you can completely bridge the ketchup based vs vinegar... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I think there are still some bugs to be worked out, to put it mildly. For a simple take-out order, for food which by definition is already prepared (they don't smoke while-u-wait), it took a half-hour on a not-yet-busy evening. There was some other weirdness which I won't get into, and which I might have enjoyed more if people weren't... More 

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Additional Information about Clem's Roadside Bar and Grill

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

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