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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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“beans” (22 reviews)
“pulled pork” (27 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
616 N State St, Clarksdale, MS 38614-6518
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

If there is such a thing as "traditional" BBQ, I think it could be Abe's. A constant to visit when in or near Clarksdale. A place I send friends who travel the region. It's timeless. Near the legendary crossroad of local lore where famed blues...More

Thank Taylor R
Reviewed 6 April 2018

A good meal . Not the best i have ever had but right next to crossraods sign so convenient for pictures

Thank csmith2017
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I had a chopped beef sandwich, which was sort of dry. The staff is very nice, so I wish I liked it better than I did.

Thank mudfoot
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Opened in 1924, Abe’s offers terrific BBQ! Casual and authentic. Lucille is a super server with a lovely sense of humor. Would return again anytime we are in Clarksdale, MS. Thanks Gillian Cassel

Thank Gillian W
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Friendly service. Fair prices. If you're looking for somewhere casual and inexpensive I would recommend it.

Thank libertino23
Reviewed 4 March 2018

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 16 February 2018 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 13 February 2018 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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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 - 14:00
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 21:00
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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