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Clem Mikeska's BBQ

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

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Disappointment with a side of hope

Ate there yesterday with spouse and friends. We were 10+ and the largest group there. I was caught offguard because their organizational layout has changed, Instead of being cafeteria style they use waiters. Ours seemed a bit flustered but as the main group arrived she took drink orders, In my case... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Tom H
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Temple, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Temple, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This place has the best BBQ!!! I buy it freeze and take it to California for my boyfriend :) The sauce is great, the brisket is yummmm! Very friendly and helpful employees.

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Temple
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5 reviews 5 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

In Temple, Texas you have the best place to order out or go inside. The food is fabulous and you get a very nice choice of meats and sides. Don't forget the home made bread and desserts. Yummy! We had a wedding catered by them and everyone gave high compliments to their staff, the service, the food and the cost... More 

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Temple, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Ate there yesterday with spouse and friends. We were 10+ and the largest group there. I was caught offguard because their organizational layout has changed, Instead of being cafeteria style they use waiters. Ours seemed a bit flustered but as the main group arrived she took drink orders, In my case she got it right. I ordered one of the... More 

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was my first visit to a Clem Mikasa. I ordered the one-meat plate with pork loin, mac & cheese, and fried okra with sweet tea. The dinner rolls were very good. The okra was delicious. The mac & cheese was unique in that they use a straight noodle as opposed to elbow but it was very tasty and creamy.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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347 reviews 347 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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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: American, Pizza, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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?