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Smokey Bones BBQ & Sports Bar

2660 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703-4506
+1 217-528-6410
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (85 reviews)
“pulled pork” (44 reviews)
“baked beans” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2660 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703-4506
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

My family and I are not from Springfield but we make it over there for special nights out at Smokey Bones. Always delicious, always a friendly and well versed staff, always a great experience! I LOVE the pulled pork and beef brisket. The portions are...More

Thank MMLmom
Reviewed 25 June 2011

Food was not tasty, services was averag Ordered dessert to go after eating in freezing atmosphere come to find out given mashed potatoes and gravy instead of ice cream with cake! Oops!

Thank ilike2eatalot
Reviewed 8 July 2010

There's a good vibe in this restaurant though - it's crowded with a fun atmosphere, very perky waitstaff taking care of everyone, large menu with lots of choices, however, my family walked away feeling just so-so. The food was unremarkable. Like I said, just so-so.

Thank Melmo5
Reviewed 29 November 2009

One of my favs in town. I know people who work there too. Awesome ribs & sauces.

Thank ScottSSpringfield
Reviewed 7 September 2009

Being from Texas, I take my barbecue seriously. This place is not bad. I seriously like their pulled pork and their nachos. The St. Louis ribs are great and I love their beer selection and their drink specials. I've been twice in two different cities...More

Thank PD W
Reviewed 11 August 2009

I'm kind of a barbacue snob, although unlike some I do not wage war over the whole vinegar-vs-tomato-based sauce. I like 'em both. My expectations for Smokey Bones were low--I figured a chain would offer an adequate BBQ experience, but nothing special. I was surprised...More

Thank HomebodyTraveller
Reviewed 10 July 2009

We were road weary and looking for a great dinner location and took a gamble! We had never eaten at a Smokey Bones and were not disappointed. Tara was our server and she was friendly, knowledgeable, and offered great suggestions when asked. She kept our...More

2  Thank SmithFamFour
Reviewed 12 January 2009

We are a big fan of their bbq chicken nachos, onion rings and the pulled pork. Very reasonably priced, and usually the wait to get in isn't too bad. Highly recommend it.

Thank jms2008
Reviewed 1 September 2008

Decent meat and sauce. A little too much on the franchised experience/feel.

Thank Eccs
Reviewed 18 August 2008

very good meat, sides, potatoes and service

Thank PatrickJSpringfield
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Megan J
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Response from Jim_Cox1946 | Reviewed this property |
It's a sports bar but yes it is kid friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2660 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703-4506
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-528-6410
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