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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: Late Night, Reservations

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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
Good, could be better

We had some items that were very good and others were just ok. The bloody Mary was awesome and there is a good beer selection. The ribs had good flavor but could have been less dry. The wings were delicious but we're on the borderline of being overcooked. The fried pickles and pretzel bread were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had some items that were very good and others were just ok. The bloody Mary was awesome and there is a good beer selection. The ribs had good flavor but could have been less dry. The wings were delicious but we're on the borderline of being overcooked. The fried pickles and pretzel bread were both good. The service was... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a tricky one to review. So I am going to try and stay on point by doing a pro and con list. Pro: Much of the food was great, and the stuff that wasn't great was still decent. I will dream of the smoked turkey breast and the butter served with the cornbread. Our waitress was great. Prices,... More 

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Roanoke, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Lots of seating, wait was not for long. Kiosk at table for quick review of bill and easy payment when done. Friendly and fun atmosphere.

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Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I looked forward to visiting since they closed the location in our hometown. I was not overly impressed. The chicken wings were dried out. The service was okay. However, the BBQ beans and macaroni and cheese remain to be awesome. Pick your poison.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Took our family here in our history trip of Springfield. Waited about 30 minutes to sit, which was to be expected at 6:00 on a Saturday night. Good food. Good service. Only complaint was- all my boys wanted to watch the NCAA basketball games and only half the restaurant and the bar had tv's. Boys kept running to the other... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was the best BBQ I have ever had and probably the best service also. We had a very large group of 15 and the service was fantastic. Eric was the server and he handled the entire group fantastically. The food had great flavor and the brisket and BBQ chicken was so tender. The food also was very reasonably priced.

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Ottawa, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stopped here after visiting relatives who live south of Springfield. Lots to offer on the menu. Waiter wasn't overly friendly. My wife's salad was missing several ingredients that we listed on the menu. We told the waiter and he brought the missing ingredients. I got the baby back ribs. They were OK, but I have had better. When we... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have never been to a Smokey Bones, but I will visit again! Great atmosphere, service and food. Loved the different sauces, sides, and choices on the menu. The smoked wings were amazing! Can't wait to visit a location closer to home!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place has a unique location. There really isn't much standing in their way of competition. You really can't compare this restaurant to Applebees or hooters. That being said, if you like BBQ, you have to go here! The smoked wings, brisket sandwich, and Memphis style smoked ribs are off the charts! Do your taste buds a favor and treat... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

had the salmon which was very good and not over dry, while my boyfriend had a BBQ type sandwich--he tried each type of BBQ sauce and our waiter was excellent with recommendations of food and very friendly!

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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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