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616 N State St, Clarksdale, MS 38614-6518
+1 662-624-9947
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (53 reviews)
“pulled pork” (28 reviews)
“beans” (22 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
616 N State St, Clarksdale, MS 38614-6518
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the shadow of the iconic guitar at the intersection of Hwys 61 and 49 sits a restaurant that has been open almost 100 years. It has a casual atmosphere and has been added on over the years. The hot tamales are outstanding although most...More

Thank MsSouthernBelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a reason this place has been open since 1924. We don’t eat pork and ate the BBQ beef sandwiches and grilled chicken and it was some of the best BBQ I have ever had. The beef was lean was cooked to perfection and...More

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only okay. Nice service. Average BBQ. I had the Big Abe's and beans. Honestly, the tamales with chili was quite good. Good lunch crowd of locals. Right at The Crossroads.

Thank Eli M
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We were recently driving through MS and decided to stop at Abe's. What a nice surprise. Very casual atmosphere and very good food. Since we were actually headed further south for dinner, we wanted a light lunch, so we each ordered something different and 'shared'....More

Thank 155patriciab
Reviewed 31 January 2018

I think the service was super friendly. We had never been before, and they were super nice about it, telling us all about the restaurant. The place is next to the Blues crossroad sign, and the inside was decorated with tons of local history. However,...More

Thank Melinda M
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

My mom & I went based on the rave reviews this place gets & it's a Clarksdale icon so I had really high expectations. I'm sad to say that it was grossly underwhelming. We're from Texas & I know BBQ is different in every region...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for BBQ based on the recommendation of a friend. I had ribs that were meaty, moist, and perfectly cooked. The slaw was unusual and, although it looked pretty plain, the vinegar dressing was a perfect complement to the BBQ sauce on the ribs....More

Thank LittlePaint
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Iconic Mississippi open pit BBQ right on perhaps the most famous corner in Blues Country. Inside is filled with nostalgic pics and more. Nothing fancy here, but damn good food. I had the pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw topping and a side of baked beans....More

Thank Food_Junkie911
Reviewed 15 December 2017

The Big Abe Pork BBQ is the best! You must eat here for lunch or dinner if you visit this cute town!

Thank B5460FFthomasc
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Since 1924? One bite and you'll know why. Now I have to say I don't even like barbecue, so I'm the reason they have other stuff on the menu. My dining companion had the rib plate served with potato salad, beans, and bread. It was...More

Thank lyrix428
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 N State St, Clarksdale, MS 38614-6518
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Clarksdale
  • Phone Number: +1 662-624-9947
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