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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Leesburg, Florida
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in Temple and have been coming to Mikeska's since way back. I don't live in Texas anymore but it was the one place I wanted to come back to and have brisket. Really good and super tender. Next time I am in the area will for sure be back! Big thumbs up!

Thank Jeans S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food friendly staff clean place. Food was great I had steak and shrimp. I would recommend eating at this place all the time. Great chicken fried steak bbq is good. So try it if ur in town.

Thank Buda1978
Reston, Virginia
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244 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came when driving back from Waco- saw the sign and thought it was fun. It was like a set from an old movie- stuffed animals (hunted) were on a ledge above the tables, lots of older people and locals in there. It was an experience, but the food was not super. Brisket was good, but side dishes were not good.

Thank Susiewoozie12
Huntsville, Texas
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The barbeque was great the taste was fantastic and good sides. The service was excellent the staff took very good care of me.

Thank Leonard C
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My son in laws family from Wilson North Carolina. We wanted to take them to a great bar b que restaurant. The food was great and people friendly

Thank Wanda E
Belton, Texas
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This barbeque restaurant hqas been around for decades but its quility has fallen off sharply. There are so many competors in town that I would'nt bother going jhere for good BBQ. Food is generally dry and substandard

1 Thank trouthook69
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Clem Mikeska BBQ has become more of cafeteria with a Southwest attitude and atmosphere. They just don't make it like they used to.

1 Thank Michael M
Belton, Texas
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165 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This used to be pretty good BBQ. Every now and then it still is, but its very hard to know when you walk in. It is convenient, and their sides are good, so if your in the area its okay. However, with what Southern Living and Texas Monthly rate a top ten BBQ restaurant just a little further south in... More 

1 Thank Buzzard92
Temple, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Good is good, fresh, good portions, priced okay. Restaurant is always clean and the service is good. Never have to wait for a table.

Thank tgrchrmom
Clifton, Tx
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190 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My reviews are 90%+ positive. Clem's good restaurant and great Bbq are a thing of the past. Have tried to like the place/food/service at least o Ce a year for several years. Bad all around experience every time. This place cannot stay open much longer. Stick a fork in it, it's done. Loved Clem and his food for many years.... More 

Thank jrdtsta

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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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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?