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Clem Mikeska's BBQ

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1217 S. 57th St., Temple, TX 76504-6447
+1 254-778-5481
10:00 - 21:00
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Wichita, KS
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in town for some business, so I'll just stopped on in for lunch. The interior is a tribute to some local guys taxidermy skills, there were probably 50 different stuffed animals looking down at you as you eat your food. I ordered the two meat plate with the tri-tip and the brisket, fried okra and pinto beans. The... More 

1 Thank azroxx
Temple, Tx
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clem's offers a very good menu. I've had about all of it. My wife always has the hamburger steak and lobe it. I either get the grilled shrimp or the 12 oz. ribeye. The bar-b-que is excellent. All that to say that you can't go wrong.

Thank David K
Killeen, Texas
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good BBQ -try it without the sauce first ==It stands alone. The sausage has enough spice to be tasty but not overpowering. The brisket is always tender and moist

Thank nursejudy2016
Naples, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Best BBQ I've had in a longtime. I tried the sausage too, excellent. I can't wait to go back. Here's a pic of the decor!

Thank jfusco201
Harker Heights, Texas
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food pricey, not as tasty as lead to believe. Bottom line disappointing. Chicken on the dry side and pork ribs were on the lean side. Needed BBQ sauce for flavor.

Thank David L
Temple, Texas
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for really good food at a fair price and in a super atmosphere, then this is the place. Clem's has been around Temple for a long time, and it's now better than ever!

Thank Roy N
Arlington, Texas
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127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I had not been here since they quit having the buffet, so I was surprised at that change. We had a terrific waitress and most of us had the 6 oz. sirloin. It was cooked just right, and it is just the right size. For sides there are a lot more than your usual BBQ place. I had country noodles... More 

Thank BVCTx
Temple, Texas
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I had the 2 meat (Brisket and Tri-Tip) and two sides (potatoes and gravy along with a green salad). This may be silly but the salad was terrible. Maybe it was their choice of using that dark green bitter tasting lettuce. Maybe just my taste buds? But the Potatoes and Gravy were very good and both meats and my wife's... More 

Thank Don312
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Decided to stop on our way home from Waco. Was greeted byb2 sweet young women as soon as we walked in the door. We were seated immediately. Our waitress, Kimberly, was the sweetest server we've had in a very long time. Took a bit of time with everyone of her tables to actually talk to her customers. We ordered the... More 

Thank RT89
Waco, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Waitress was very nice and efficient. Excellent butter chip pickles and very fresh bread. The brisket wasn't very good and the sausage was bland. The potato salad was terrible as well.

Thank kerbydarwin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 S. 57th St., Temple, TX 76504-6447
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Temple
  • Phone Number: +1 254-778-5481

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?