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Smokey Bones BBQ & Sports Bar

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2660 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703-4506
(217) 528-6410
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 48
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BBQ

A relaxing restaurant with an acceptable variety of entrees for a road warrior traveling in Central Illinois.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Illinois
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a nice, but typical chain restaurant. The good is good but not memorable. The atmosphere is pleasant but for my taste, too much "sports bar" glitz. The servers are all pleasant, and the menu is varied enough that there should be something for almost any diet and taste. My major complaint is that I always feel that I... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A relaxing restaurant with an acceptable variety of entrees for a road warrior traveling in Central Illinois.

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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The service was very friendly and the food and style fully explained The portions are huge (this could be good or bad) This place is good for a fill.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We got in there for a late dinner and they has no issues with that, and there were no issues with the service. We tried the BBQ nacho platter. Not only did it taste great but it was huge, with all the good extras.

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Illinois
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We visited in July 2015 and enjoyed our meal. The wings and veggie burger were great. I highly recommend the baked beans and mac n' cheese; they are the best. Service is friendly and quick.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I believe the home of this chain is in St. Louis. I wasn't wowed by their menu or food. It isn't cheap, and it isn't that great. If you want true local eats, I'd go elsewhere.

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CHICAGO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Excellent BBQ(ribs & pulled pork)! Great Burgers! Many other good choices! Nice atmosphere! Good family restaurant.Moderately priced for families.Good salad choices!

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Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Clean, nice looking chain restaurant. I like places that are big and open like this is. Our service was slow for the few customers that were there. The food was decent. I should have gotten the bbq but didn't know people loved it so much until I saw these reviews. First time for us at a smokey bones as we... More 

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was our third barbecue restaurant on this trip and our first experience with this barbecue chain. Food compared favorably to the others, with great service, good food, good desserts.

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Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Me , my husband and my teenage son stopped here for a late lunch on a Sunday. We had buffalo chicken sandwich, and burgers. The buffalo chicken had no buffalo sauce or seasoning and was the smallest piece of chicken ever. A mcchicken would have been huge compared to this. Burgers had little flavor and hardly any of the toppings... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2660 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703-4506
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: (217) 528-6410

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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