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Clem Mikeska's BBQ

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1217 S. 57th St., Temple, TX 76504
2547785481
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average BBQ place

The place was average to me. I've eaten at a lot of BBQ places in the past so I had an idea of what a BBQ joint should be like. It's good but not great. I can say that it's well advertised. lol

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
Tim O
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was horrible pricy for the very small servings you get and staff was rude and can't get a order right and to top off bad service you have to pay automatic for crappie service what ever the % of bill is won't be going back!!!

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Thank Stachy M
Austin, Texas
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here this evening because I was too tired to cook! The server told me this is the only one of Clem's BBQ places that has all his tropies on the wall. I am not a trophy-gatherer so that wasn't important, but the Asparagus recommended by the server was really worth the meal. The BBQ sauce was light, not... More 

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Thank MelanieMcDo
Abilene, Texas
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Multiple locations, and I have eaten at three of them and loved it all. Meat is a bit pricey, but they pull the meat from the heating vessel and cut it in front of you. They have sausage and jalapeno sausage, so be careful and order the right thing. The BBQ sauce is made fresh and tastes great. Good TEXAS... More 

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Thank Richard M
Aubrey, Texas
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108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Ruby was just amazing- warm welcoming and kept our glasses filled! Truly better and sweeter service than many five stars we have eaten at. She provided great recommendations. The steaks were good and very reasonable. Sides delicious-overall a great evening! A hunters paradise on the walls which we did not mind but vegetarians should probably avoid! We would definitely eat... More 

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Thank Drtamaragrosz
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The place was average to me. I've eaten at a lot of BBQ places in the past so I had an idea of what a BBQ joint should be like. It's good but not great. I can say that it's well advertised. lol

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Thank Tim O
Temple, Texas, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Not too crazy about this. Place anybody who knows this place for years keep tell me that The food does not taste the same

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Thank Youssef E
Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great lunch today. Good chicken fried stake and brisket. Got to meet Clem. Fun listening to his stories.

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Thank read_2_lead
Temple, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Some of the most consistent BBQ in town! Broccoli salad is awesome too! Clem is one of a kind that really cares about serving the best every time.

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Thank Todd T
Temple, Texas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Have not enjoyed the food here since they went to full service. Prices are very high for the amount of food you receive. The brisket was very dry and had obviously been cut then reheated. The waitress did not come back to check on us until we were almost finished with the meal. By that time I was full from... More 

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Thank snowlover53
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Brisket was very dry and tough as if cut for hours and placed in microwave to reheat. Would not recommend due to inconsistency.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1217 S. 57th St., Temple, TX 76504
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Temple
  • Phone Number: 2547785481

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?