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Clay's Popeye's Bar-B-Que

1121 S Grand Ave E, Springfield, IL 62703-2618
+1 217-522-0386
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rib tips” (2 reviews)
“pulled pork” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
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11:00 - 18:00 Hours
1121 S Grand Ave E, Springfield, IL 62703-2618
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Passing through, searched for BBQ Springfield. I was not disappointed! I’m from Alabama, so I decided to try the fried green tomatoes and the chicken dinner - with the hot sauce. Everything was excellent- but the FGT’s were as good or better than any I...More

1  Thank StevenS2050
Reviewed 15 April 2018

I enjoyed the meal here. I got the sample platter. Sauce was runny but had a unique flavor that was good (had the medium) and they placed the meat on a slice of bread to help sop up the sauce. The dining area could use...More

1  Thank Wanderer38N90W
Reviewed 3 January 2018

it is a small place, great service and the food seems all home made. we were five people and ordered different dishes. the riblets we great, as well as the pulled beef and pulled pork. the cole slaw was the best i've had in ages....More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

In Springfield for a Dr. visit and wanted an authentic Springfield BBQ. Found Clays on Grand and gave it a shot. Wife and I had the rib tips, daughter had chicken wings and son had a bbq beef sandwich. All very good. Mild sauce was...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Went for lunch and had the rib special. They were spare ribs and seemed to have been cooked in an oven, not even on a grill. No smoke, no bark, not good.Sauce was very runny, and the sides were very small. Would not recommend nor...More

1  Thank pld_13
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Was in town wanted some bbq, my family and I stopped in and we enjoyed everything we got everyone got something different

Thank Yolanda P
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a very non-formal restaurant, if you come in a few times they start calling you by name. It's a family run business, and that comes through from the start. It's a wet Bar-B-Que, with temperature ranges from mild to their famous Blazing Heifer...More

1  Thank Tedd W
Reviewed 2 April 2016

A great place for BBQ, especially considering the price. For just a few bucks, you get a pile of meat, bread, a side, and a drink. Great sauces, quick service, and plenty of seats round out the experience. On your first trip, you can easily...More

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I've been eating at Popeye's Bar-B-Que since it was originally opened by Benson "Popeye" Jones, and I've never been disappointed!

1  Thank jeanaff
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Showed up at noon was only 2 people in place eating. Got a soda and couldn't drink it tasted bad. To bad it was the best and portion would fill you up not no more. The sauce is good. Won't go back.

1  Thank earl r
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 S Grand Ave E, Springfield, IL 62703-2618
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-522-0386
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