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“Pulled Pork Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BUCKINGHAMS

BUCKINGHAMS
2020 S. CAMPBELL, Springfield, MO
(417) 886-9979
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Ranked #117 of 519 Restaurants in Springfield
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Mountain View, Missouri
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Pulled Pork Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I ate lunch at Buckinghams BBQ about three weeks ago. We had the lunch special, a pulled pork sandwich and fries. The fries were hand cut from real potatoes there. It was a very generous portion and were hot. The pulled pork was a 1/2 pound of pulled pork on a toasted bun. I know great pulled pork having lived in western Tennessee. It was great. The had horseradish, hot and mild. I really liked the hot and the horseradish and both were made in house. This cost less than $6.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Great food, Dysfunctional staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The smell on the way is wonderful. It's the perfect BBQ smell. You pass a bunch of smokers all billowing fragrant smoke. The restaurant is very small, no frills, typical divey BBQ. The food is amazing, but the service is awful. It started when the girl taking our order just walked off and went to work on the drive-thru window. Then a guy came up to the counter to try to pay for his food. He waited about 10 minutes. A youngish guy came by, seemed confused, and couldn't ring him up. The customer got very frustrated, yelled "Forget it," and just left his cash and stormed out. Then the guy running the open kitchen yelled at the staffer and it was just a whole uncomfortable scene. So if you can stand the wait, and a possible staff fight, get the great food, and take it to go.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vincennes, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Memorial Day Weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Great food! Great prices! and just a fun place to eat! The barbeque and pulled pork were awsome. Not a fancy place, but sometimes those are the best!

Visited May 2013
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Springfield, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“What's Happened?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Not the same place. Saddens me I've been living in a different city and was looking so forward to eating there! Got take out the pulled pork had smokey flavorful but DRY and the beans well I could have gone to the store and gotten a can opened them and they would have been much better then what they served and they used to be my favorite. Very dissapointed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Flavorless pork”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I was feeling bad because I hadn't been to this local place in a long time. I don't feel so bad now. I went recently and the pulled pork didn't have any flavor. They could have boiled it for all I know. Virtually no smoke flavor. The slice of ham on one combo sandwich had a bit of smoky flavor and the bacon on the sandwich had been dropped in a fryer. The sides were very disappointing. The fresh cut fries were limp and greasy. From listening to the server, it sounds like they are always that way. The cheesy corn tasted exactly like creamed corn from a can. It was runny and no discernible cheese. We did get some wings to go and they were quite good. They were smoked and then fried and drenched in a traditional buffalo hot sauce. I will definitely look somewhere else for barbeque.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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