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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, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 18
    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
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Average at best. Clean restaurant,ok food. Wasteful portions. Waitress didn't know answers to questions about the menu or building. She was more worried about another table than ours. We will mark this off our list and will not be back.

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Clem's BBQ has a large selection of BBQ meats to choose from. Excellent quality; reasonable pricing. Great service! In addition, we talked to staff and met owner, Clem Mikeska. The main reason for the visit to Temple was to find a catering service to provide a family meal at upcoming family reunion. We visited a total of three BBQ restaurants... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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192 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This restaurant has been a Temple icon for years. First off all, our server Ruby was one of the nicest and competent servers that I have ever had. Secondly, everyone there was very friendly as well. I had the two meat BBQ plate and it was good, particularly the hot sauce. The pinto beans reminded me of my Mom's. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I love my barbecue but it needs to be good. I live in north Carolina and their is bad. So when I come to Texas I expect them to have good barbecue and they did not disappoint. The sausage was especially good. I am partial to great smoked turkey and I was very good. I recommend this family friendly atmosphere.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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23 reviews 23 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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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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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?