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Spero's House of Barbecue

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137 East 50th Street South, Malad City, ID 83252-1307
+1 208-766-5575
10:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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West Jordan, Utah
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

First off, you should understand there isn't a huge selection of "fast food" in Malad. And only a couple of restaurants. So if you're just passing through and looking for something that is locally owned and good honest food, this is it! Driving by, we couldn't help but smell the the wonderful aroma flowing from the smokers in front of... More 

Thank Doug R
Irvine, California
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Just off route#15 at exit 13 you will find a delightful surprise for the hungry traveler looking for a tasty barbeque treat. Spero's offers a simple menu, quick service, good prices, enjoyable ambience and delicious barbeque dishes - ribs, pulled pork, brisket, checken all prepared fresh daily. The only way you know about it is by word of mouth from... More 

Thank richard H
Lehi, Utah
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We were on our way to Glacier National Park and stopped in Malad go a quick bite to eat. We saw Spero's and decided to try it. It reminded me of the great little barbecue shacks that you see in the Deep South picnic tables and all. Well the Southern style pulled pork sandwich that I got was great and... More 

Thank Jim F
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157 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Simply amazing. Simple service, great prices, and the impeccable food quality. I chose to stay here because I was passing through, but I wanted to try it after reading all the positive reviews. Strongly recommended. Nice and friendly staff.

Thank Naughty-Cougar
Arlington, VA
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

It is always such a delight to stumble upon a little gem of a place in a small town, and Spero's was one of those little gems. This is a super casual barbecue stand with only outdoor seating. Their seating area is very nicely done, with plenty of shady places to eat, and also some comfy seating in the sun....all... More 

Thank FedFlyGirl
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

You betcha! I doubt I have ever stopped in Malad because it is less than an hour to a much larger city to the north (Pocatello) and 2 hours south is Salt Lake city, UT. We we getting hungry on this trip and though that a little diversion would be fun. We drove past this little place the first time... More 

Thank FxFxrPA-C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We came and saw the BBQ pit smoking, and was expecting really good bbq. Our half rack of ribs was falling off the bones but half of it was dry and the other half only had a hint of smoke and smothered with sauce. The garlic bread, beans , rice and pickles were good. The side order of 3 chicken... More 

Thank Leticia Paulino M
Arbon, Idaho
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This little roadside café has great food for the money. Portions are big and not expensive. This is the kind of meal that hits the spot when you need something about a good as mom would make. The seating is all out doors but most of it is under cover, so yes we have eaten outside in the rain and... More 

Thank ID Phil R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We've been to this place 4 times, last time being just now, Tuesday Jan 19 3:40pm. So upsetting when you come from out of state. We called and not even a message stating their hours of operation. Last time we attempt to eat here.

Thank Domingo M
Springfield, Illinois
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143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

We stopped in town, planning on Subway...just up the street, which was closed that day. We saw the sign and since we also make and love BBQ, we decided to give it a try. WOW! My husband had the Hawaiian pork BBQ sandwich ($5.50) and I had the original; we split both sandwiches, and wow, were they wonderful! Juicy, smoky,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 East 50th Street South, Malad City, ID 83252-1307
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Malad City
  • Phone Number: +1 208-766-5575

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