Memorable | One of the Best
Clem’s Wood-Fired BBQ
Review by: JBarry713
** THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED **
Clem’s Barbeque may lack four walls, but this Central Pennsylvania establishment certainly compensates for its architectural shortcomings by serving up excellent barbeque. Located by the side of Route 322, seven miles northwest of State College, the trailer, carport, and collection of tents that comprise Clem’s define Roadfood. Several wooden barrels provide a fine countertop to those who prefer dining outside over takeout. Around dinner-time, the line outside the trailer and around the barrels can swell with a variety of hungry patrons, in which case the hood of a car can serve as a table.
While Clem’s offers boneless country ribs (also known as pork steaks), whole barbequed chicken, and pulled pork, it is their succulent baby back ribs for which they are most well-known, proving that good barbeque can be found north of the Mason-Dixon Line. These ribs are served wet, with a delicious homemade barbeque sauce. Dinner rolls are provided to soak up the pool of leftover sauce that lines the inside of the tray. A brief selection of side orders is available in both small and large containers, at additional cost. The baked beans are unique: a mixture of chickpeas, kidney beans, and pinto beans. Clem’s coleslaw is flavorful and refreshing, the perfect complement to the tangy ribs. Red-skinned potato salad and garlic smashed potatoes are also offered.
Directions & Hours
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|