We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Hot Spot Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
901 E La Rua St, Pensacola, FL 32501-4024
+1 850-497-6060
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 119: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow...our first time stopping in here. Was not disappointed! The place is small but food is so good. I had ribs and brisket both were great but the ribs were by far my favorite!

Thank godchic
Pensacola, Florida
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've never been a fan of barbecue until I ordered from Hot Spot. To date this is the only place I will order barbecue from because the meat is amazing.

Thank Danielle S
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy this place :) we frequent it with friends.. it is slightly higher priced than some BBQ but still reasonable. My favorite side is their mac n cheese (the rest are 'ok')... their desserts are wonderful!

Thank FLkasee
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for an early dinner. My wife had the pork sandwich w/ macaroni & cheese side. With a pick of corn on the cobb. The brought us warm house bbq sauce. They feel, it makes no sense to use cold bbq sauce on warm bbq. Makes sense to me too! She loved the moist and lightly smoked pork sandwich... More 

Thank Hoopzcoach
Milton, Florida
Level Contributor
115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

If you are looking to cater a function Hot Spot is a great option. Brisket was very tender and moist as was the turkey. The M&C with ham is homemade the way it should be; BBQ beans and their sauce round out the meal. Catering prices start off at $8.95pp with a min of 10 people. Their Que is some... More 

Thank WilliamDowns
Portage, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Two of us- one pork plate and one pork sandwich-both excellent-beans were the best I have ever had-cole slaw and potato salad very good, lemon pie for dessert-best ever, all made in house, highly recommend Hot Spot

Thank _fcgeib
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Hot Spot is listed highly on Yelp and other apps but I did not find the food that special. First, I asked for a trio dinner that was on the BBQ pit and included sausage. The sausage I got tatted no better than something I could have boiled on my stove from Echrich farms. The coleslaw is lame and the... More 

Thank Rudy M
Pensacola, Florida
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Quick, friendly, fast barbecue. The food was very good. Clean, pleasant spot to enjoy a beer and barbecue.

Thank Bea L
Pensacola, Florida
Level Contributor
38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had lunch here with a large group of friends, 10 couples to be exact. Our waitress was excellent! Everyone joined their meal. I can't say anything negative about this first time visit. We look forward to returning soon.

Thank Weekendouting
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The barbecue was excellent. I came based on reviews and it met my expectations. Audie was our server and gave us outstanding service. Got the lemon pie as recommended and it was wonderful. Would easily go there again!!

Thank Doug W

Travellers who viewed Hot Spot Barbecue also viewed

Pensacola, Florida Panhandle
Pensacola, Florida Panhandle
Pensacola, Florida Panhandle
Pensacola, Florida Panhandle

Been to Hot Spot Barbecue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
American, Barbecue
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 E La Rua St, Pensacola, FL 32501-4024
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-497-6060

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hot Spot Barbecue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?