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Stubby's BBQ

3024 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71913
+1 501-624-1552
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“peach cobbler” (18 reviews)
“beans” (74 reviews)
“ribs” (83 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
3024 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71913
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The meat was tender and we watched him cut it right in front of us loading our plate. My husband and I shared a "plate for 1" that was more than enough with 2 sides! The meal was good (not too smoky and soooo tender)...More

Thank ccayerussell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really excited to eat here again I’ve driven by it many times and this is my first visit. Really simple walk up to the counter get a tray , order your plate and pay. I ordered the brisket and a half order of...More

Thank troyt1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped by Stubby’s our last day in Hot Springs for lunch. It was our 1st anniversary and she wanted bbq👍. This is a small restaurant on the main highway just south of Oaklawn Park race track. The food is delicious and...More

Thank Broutdoors
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistently, the best BBQ in the Spa City. We eat at Stubby's often and recently I saw that they had beef ribs on a little note. The customer ahead of us ordered the beef ribs and there was one left over from the "rack", so...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Hot Springs This is the place to eat huge portions the meat was so tender, and the peach cobbler is to die for, the owner and staff were friendly and very helpful. Will eat there again on our next trip.

Thank Ronnie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I use to live right behind Stubby's Barbecue restaurant when we was first married. The smells of the sweet BBQ would drift back to our apartment. We looked forward to dinners when we would get 1/2 a chicken swimming in the Stubby's...More

Thank casper59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything we have eaten at Stubbys has been delicious. But I especially love there ribs, loaded potato and the cobbler is to die for.

Thank Janice T
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Had a half chicken BBQ and it was delicious with beans and coleslaw with a cold beer of course. When my Canadian credit card wouldn't work with the machine at the till I was told they have to make some adjustments to accept that type....More

1  Thank keenadog
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

First time to visit and had heard mixed reviews. Both my husband and I ordered the pork sandwich, with my husband adding a side of potato salad. The pork was very dry and flavorless; bbq sauce was sweet and somewhat overpowering. My husband, who rarely...More

1  Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

After hearing all the rave about Stubby's, of course we just had to try it while in town..The staff were very nice..We had the ribs..everything looked good..it was mediocre at best..The food wasn't the worst but with all the hype, we had bigger expectations...The beans...More

1  Thank TeeTee0203
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3024 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71913
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-624-1552
  • E-mail
Cookin' Q Since '52, Stubby's BBQ in Hot Springs, Arkansas is Open 7 days a week! Enjoy your choice of Barbecue Beef, Pork, Petit Jean Ham, Ribs & Chicken. Home of the Soon-to-be-World-Famous Pot of Beans! Try one of our Hickory smoked potatoes too. We recommend the 'Spudlicious', yes we said Spudlicious Supreme Potato! Enjoy our cafeteria style ordering experience, watch our carver prepare your order as you wait! We hope you happen to save a little room for our Homemade Peach Cobbler too! Don't forget to take home some Stubby's BBQ Sauce! Catering & Gift Certificates available also.
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