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616 N State St, Clarksdale, MS 38614-6518
+1 662-624-9947
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (55 reviews)
“beans” (22 reviews)
“pork sandwich” (18 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
616 N State St, Clarksdale, MS 38614-6518
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’d heard that if you’re in the Delta, you have to try some tamales. Sounded odd to me, but “When in Rome...” These were the BEST tamales I’d ever had. The atmosphere was great, and the service was friendly. This will definitely be my “go...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great I had a pulled pork bbq sandwich and chili cheese fried and seeet tea. I wish I could of took all the sweet tea home with me it was delicious.

Thank TeashG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food at this roadside eatery found at the Crossroads in Clarksdale. Best ribs I've ever had.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

located on the crossroads of highway 61 and 49 enjoy the delicious Ribs at Abes at a no frills well established Diner

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to taste the famous barbeque, and Abe's did not disappoint. Lucille and staff were so friendly as I was in need of directions to a local business. She graciously obliged, so I stopped back in for a Big Abe and Sweet Tea after...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 10 April 2018

I love the history of Abe's. It is certainly a tourist stop now, not that tourism is a bad thing. We had pulled pork sandwiches which were cheap and tasty, but not out of the ordinary. Wish we'd tried the ribs or tamales. Sometimes you...More

Thank timmind
Reviewed 9 April 2018

If there is such a thing as "traditional" BBQ, I think it could be Abe's. A constant to visit when in or near Clarksdale. A place I send friends who travel the region. It's timeless. Near the legendary crossroad of local lore where famed blues...More

Thank Taylor R
Reviewed 6 April 2018

A good meal . Not the best i have ever had but right next to crossraods sign so convenient for pictures

Thank csmith2017
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I had a chopped beef sandwich, which was sort of dry. The staff is very nice, so I wish I liked it better than I did.

Thank mudfoot
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Opened in 1924, Abe’s offers terrific BBQ! Casual and authentic. Lucille is a super server with a lovely sense of humor. Would return again anytime we are in Clarksdale, MS. Thanks Gillian Cassel

Thank Gillian W
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 N State St, Clarksdale, MS 38614-6518
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Clarksdale
  • Phone Number: +1 662-624-9947
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