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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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  • 41
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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
Nice Place

We arrived on saturday night and place was busy, didn't have to wait too long for a table and we looked after well by our server. We enjoyed the big burger and the brisket both were very tasty, there is a big selection to pick from and there is a great family atmosphere and would recommend trying... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Late Night
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English first
Rockford, Illinois
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Clinton, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The food was good enough, but the portions were NOTHING like the menu pictures... In fact, the pictures convinced us we'd have leftovers to deal with. Both my husband and I were surprised when our food arrived. We were certain that couldn't be OUR order, as there was only about half as much as had been pictured. I understand about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This place had a great atmosphere with great service! Lots of TVs with plenty of sports options. Food and drink specials. Food came out fast and was very good. 4 different house made BBQ sauces at the table for you to try. High tech ordering and paying station at the table with option to email credit card receipt. Definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great service and friendly atmosphere and the food had generous portions and was awesome!! Would definitely recommend to all .

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We arrived on saturday night and place was busy, didn't have to wait too long for a table and we looked after well by our server. We enjoyed the big burger and the brisket both were very tasty, there is a big selection to pick from and there is a great family atmosphere and would recommend trying it.

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Peoria, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were down visiting family and decided to grab lunch. We were seated promptly and had our drinks fast. Thats where the service ended. We ordered our food and 30 minutes later got it. Cold fries and the soup i asked for to be served early was with my meal. It to was cold. We have been here a couple... 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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