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Abe’s – Clarksdale, Mississippi

Abe’s Bar-B-Q was our first stop when we arrived in Clarksdale. It’s got some great history behind it, how could it not? Abe’s has been around since 1924. After the first World War, it was relocated to where it currently sits which also happens to be another historic site, the Crossroads where it’s rumored that Bluesman Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil.

Abe's Bar-B-Q Menu Front (click to enlarge)

Abe’s Bar-B-Q Menu Front (click to enlarge)

Abe's Bar-B-Q Menu Back (click to enlarge)

Abe’s Bar-B-Q Menu Back (click to enlarge)

My wife Marcela and I were 100% positive that the first thing we try needed to be a Hot Tamale. Although the history is shaky as to where these gems came from one thing is for sure, they are must eats. If you really wanna go hardcore then you should probably follow the Southern Foodways Alliance’s Hot Tamale Trail Map.

The Hot Tamales are rather small and just a few bites but they’re totally addictive. They were like mixing a tasty corn tortilla with some great chili.

Hot Tamales

Hot Tamales

I’d skip over the Cheeseburger and head straight for the Chili Cheese Dog served on a white squishy Burger bun or even the cup of Chili.

Cheeseburger

Cheeseburger

Chili Cheese Dog

Chili Cheese Dog

Chili

Chili

I may have also sampled a bite of the Bar-B-Q Pork Sandwich and Marcela’s Bar-B-Q plate but the Hot Tamales and Chili left me mesmerized.

Bar-B-Q Pork Sandwich

Bar-B-Q Pork Sandwich

Bar-B-Q Pork Plate w/Beans, Cole Slaw & Bread

Bar-B-Q Pork Plate w/Beans, Cole Slaw & Bread

I ask for the check and then think better of it. Can I get an order of Chili Cheese Fries……

Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries

Those Chili Cheese Fries were so good…..I might sell my soul for them, no kidding.

I Gotta Be Honest, You Need This:

Abe’s Bar-B-Q
616 N State St Clarksdale, MS 38614
662-624-9947