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Clem Mikeska's BBQ

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1217 S. 57th St., Temple, TX 76504
+1 254-778-5481
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Waco, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank kerbydarwin
Temple, Texas
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The brisket is a tri cut and is not my favorite, but the chicken is excellent. The service is good, the fixens are always fresh!

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Thank Sonny J
Burleson, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service, seated right away & took drink order upon sitting. Huge menu so it did take a few extra minutes to decide what to have. We both ended up with sandwiches. One sliced beef & the other chopped beef. While the beef on both was good, it was the bread that was the star of the meal. Would stop... More 

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Thank kftw
Killeen, Texas
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great BBQ restaurant BUT so much more from salads to down home southern cooking. And amazing fried pickles.

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Thank Foeltz
Bellingham, Washington
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159 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Texas BBQ, and when back in the state for family I never miss an opportunity to do BBQ. This was our family post Thanksgiving meal, and it was outstanding. We did take out based on everyone's suggestions for home BBQ, and it was all terrific. Great brisket, baked beans, the whole BBQ shebang. Plenty of food for all... More 

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Thank steve9631
Leesburg, Florida
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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!

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Thank Jeans S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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.

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Thank Buda1978
Reston, Virginia
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250 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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.

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Thank Susiewoozie12
Huntsville, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 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.

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Thank Leonard C
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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

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Thank Wanda E

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?