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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, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Always good

Friendly staff and lots of items on the menu. Very tasty. You aren't rushed like some chains. Don't miss the donuts for dessert!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chatham, Illinois
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Marshall, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our meals were delicious. I ordered St. Louis ribs and loaded mashed potatoes. My husband ordered the tenderloin. We received excellent service. I was also given a list of their gluten free items which I appreciated, since I am gluten intolerant.

Thank asf75
Chatham, Illinois
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302 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff and lots of items on the menu. Very tasty. You aren't rushed like some chains. Don't miss the donuts for dessert!

Thank Lisamarch
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a chopped chicken salad which contained cucumbers which had quite obviously been frozen or left in water far too long. Avocado was brown and stringy. Chicken was tasty as was the rest of the salad. Pity, as a little attention to detail would have made this perfect!

Thank Ghost4314
Smokey B, Manager at Smokey Bones BBQ & Sports Bar, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear your last visit to Smokey Bones was anything less than perfect. We would appreciate you allowing us the opportunity to follow up, please email us at feedback@smokeybones.com with your contact information and few details about your visit. More 

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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best smoked wings,burgers, ribs, and cornbread! I eat here often and they never disappoint me. Nice atmosphere and lots of televisions to watch sports and have drinks with friends. Plenty of parking and open late!!!!

Thank Artherine
Moberly, Missouri
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here twice inbound/outbound from Chicago because my Li'l guy loved to play with the tablet-system! The place was always packed but the service and food were good both times.

Thank ScottandSuzi
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We've been coming here for 10+ years and keep coming back! We like to sit at the bar and appreciate the long-time employees who remember our preferences. Food is always good and servings are generous. Very loyal following - never been disappointed in the food or service!

Thank Citygirl5478
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Nice place to visit. Mac n' Cheese Burger highly recommended. Go early, will be waiting a while on a weekend night. Mixed drink menu has large variety of specialty drinks. Family friendly.

Thank Susan M
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Coming from Kansas City I was weary of how good the BBQ could be, but I was surprised by the quality of the smoked meats, and the menu was extensive. We had great service, and the atmosphere was good too. There are coupons out in some of the local publications if that helps make the decision. The sauces were good... More 

Thank J S
Decorah, Iowa
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My wife and I ate at Smokey Bones because it was very close to where we staying. I had the pulled pork...FANTASTIC!!...You can add sauce to this but it is really not needed! It tastes that good!! My wife had the turkey burger which was equally delicious. Will stop here again when in Springfield!

Thank jameslouie
Springfield, Illinois
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65 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

For a limited time, Smokey Bones Prime Rib is on from Thursday through Sunday after 4 p.m. You have to go early as they sometimes run out of Prime Rib; this has happened to me before. This time we got there around 6:pm and was seated right away. We had Bones, two Prime Ribs with Broccoli and Baked Potato and... More 

Thank Edward C

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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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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