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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nothing special

Didn't really expect much when I went here and pretty much received what I expected. Ribs were terrible and brisket was edible. Surprisingly the spicy sausage was very good!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Shane S
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El Paso, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I stopped here with my son's family, very tired, not expecting to eat - but I did. The environment was inviting, well decorated. We all felt comfortable and orders were taken quickly after sitting down, from friendly waitresses. A special request to cook dinner quickly for the 18 - month-old was honored without problem. Food was tasty and cooked as... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Didn't really expect much when I went here and pretty much received what I expected. Ribs were terrible and brisket was edible. Surprisingly the spicy sausage was very good!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Food is great, service is very good and you feel like family. Our favorites are chicken fried steak, chopped steak, hamburger, and all bar-b-que selections.

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Temple, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My husband and I revisited Clem's today and was pleasantly surprised. They always have great meat but now even their sides are really good. We ordered the Fried Green Beans which were good! They have the best French Fries around and my husband just loves their Cucumber Salad! The Pork Loin and Beef Brisket plates were perfect! They even serve... More 

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Belton, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

BBQ is a tricky and subjective creature. What I like, and what you like may differ. Greatly. Clem's has something for almost everyone. I love the tri-tip, not traditional Texas bbq, but very flavorful. They have great sausage too. Still not your thing? Branch out, try something new! They have expanded the menu offerings and it is now seated service.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Over, and over, and over again, I have tried to give Clem's the benefit of the doubt. No more! I have eaten at Clem's for over 30 years and loved it. Since Clem died and the kids took over it has been abysmal. They seem to have forgotten what good BBQ is and have tried to reach out as far... More 

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Clifton, Tx
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109 reviews 109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

For the last 50 yrs, we ate here and enjoyed it, even raised our kids on Clem's bbq. We have eaten at the "new" Clem's 3 times over the last few years. Not good bbq. Bad attitude toward those of us who want the tri-tip/sirloin Clem served, and, who were able to go thru the serving line watching our meat,... More 

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Temple, Texas
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179 reviews 179 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We enjoy the steaks at Clem's. The last two visits, though, we were told that they were "out of rolls" at 7:00 in the evening. It's still a good place for chicken fried steak, grilled steak, and hamburgers, as well as barbecue. Worth the trip!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were travelling from Houston to San Antonio along I35 and stumbled upon this place to stop and eat! Outside, it's built in a hexagonal shape and looks nothing special, inside it's a hommage to hunting. It looks like just about every animal that's ever lived has been killed and stuffed and placed inside for ambience! This isn't the place... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My family met up in Temple for a sort of mini reunion and my sister suggested Clem's BBQ. I hadn't heard of it and although I love BBQ I wasn't really in the mood to go to a BBQ place that night with a bunch of kids. I was happy to find out that Clem's is not simply a BBQ... More 

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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 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
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?