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Players Smoked BBQ

) #9 of 101 Restaurants in Madera ££ - £££ American, Barbecue
1816 Howard Rd Ste 5, Madera, CA 93637-5157
+1 559-831-2135
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good36%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
3 weeks ago
“Great BBQ”
8 Jun 2017
“Best food in town”
Closed Now
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American, Barbecue
££ - £££
1816 Howard Rd Ste 5, Madera, CA 93637-5157
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Place for families and couples or if you just want to sneak off by yourself.. they have a good menu and after coming here for a long time, I still haven't had a bad meal

Thank BWfamily93638
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This restaurant re-opened about a year ago. They have an expanded menu and everything is delicious. Their burgers are smoked which makes the uniquely delicious. I almost always get pulled pork and green beans cooked with bacon. The ribs are fabulous. The family pack is...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 1 June 2016

On our way from No. California to So. California we stopped in Madera. We happened to stop at probably the best BBQ Restaurant ever. My 1st time at this Restaurant but definitely not the last as it will definitely be my must stop list when...More

Thank Pat_Rear
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Great BBQ. Not for vegetarians or dieters.Gets very crowded at lunch time on weekdays; allow plenty of time.

Thank Jobar53
Reviewed 7 March 2016

very good bbq - easily the best in madera, haven't had any bad in my multiple visits. I have not been for dinner, but lunch is great

Thank feffster29
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Great BBQ but as is the case with fresh cooked BBQ they sometimes run out. Good indication the cooking is good.

Thank dennism911
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Players has some of the best BBQ around. With a sports theme atmosphere the staff are courteous and the food is out of this world. If you love BBQ, you'll love Players.

Thank Gene N
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Eat here for lunch every week. Excellent bbq sandwiches and plates. They do such a good job they almost always run out of their meats during the day. They have a cratering business as well as a booming takeout business. Owners are always on site...More

Thank Quxdraw
Reviewed 7 March 2015

I love walking by the very large smoker out front and inhaling the wonderful smokiness. This place is sooooo good. Their sauce is very tasty. Only drawback is that they are so busy at noon on workdays. Casual atmosphere. I love this place!

Thank G8R
Reviewed 4 February 2015

This is a local place not far from my home. It has taken off like gangbusters due to its excellent food. Everything is fresh, nothing is greasy or warmed over. The ribs and beans are the best but my dinner partners always go for the...More

Thank lindah93637
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1816 Howard Rd Ste 5, Madera, CA 93637-5157
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Madera
  • Phone Number: +1 559-831-2135
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Deliciously prepared home style food. We smoke daily out tritip, baby backnrubs, angus beef burgers and links, bbq chicken, pork! We prepare our sides with care and effort to give our customers the home cooking experience at an affordable price. We serve all our meats in sandwiches, plates, as toppings for our salad and or rice bowls. We also offer 1/3 lb Smoked burgers topped with Smoked bacon, geese, avocado and a variety of free fixings. Our bbq sauces are made in house and you can taste the original or try our hot variety. Garlic fries?Yes! We serve those too!
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