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McClard's Bar-B-Q

505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-3815
+1 501-623-9665
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good21%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“tamales” (144 reviews)
“ribs” (182 reviews)
“beans” (87 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-3815
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had to try McClards the famous Bar BQ favorite of Bill Clinton! Well, the ribs were big, meaty, and tender but we didn’t care for their famous sauce. To us, it was thin, watery, and too vinegary. The cole slaw is fabulous! The best I’ve...More

Thank cynthiakovatch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spouse and I split half chicken (from the pit) with two sides; coleslaw and fries. Chicken is small but superb flavor from the dry rub. Plenty of sauce on the table. Slaw is best around: clean taste, not overly sweet with a little black pepper....More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was excited to go here because I heard President Clinton loved (loves) it. I got the ribs, coleslaw, and potato salad. The service was good and it is one of those places you just love to find when traveling - - one with character....More

Thank Kelly J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, friendly staff, AMAZING food and very large portions! Get the whole tamale spread and share it or if you can eat it all by yourself!

Thank muneerahr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So happy my friend recommended we find McClard’s and try the ribs! They were so delicious, the meat just fell off the bones. Mom and I shared a pound and that was plenty. Ordered dry so we could put the amount of sauce on them...More

Thank fegleyerin
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

New menu ! The ribs were spot on as were the tamales ! Best pecan pie ever ! The server was excellent and the people who do not like this place just don’t understand BBQ . They offer no brisket , they have smoked beef...More

Thank Buddy B
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I have heard about McClards for years but had never been, some friends took me and I’m so happy they did! From the time I walked in until I left, it was like home. Friendly, smiling wait staff, big portions that tasted omg delicious! Didn’t...More

Thank Joy C
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

My mom and dad use to go on date nights to this bbq place 30 years ago....so I decided to check it out on my recent trip to Hot Springs. It was awesome! We shared the ribs and fries platter, with a side of smoked...More

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We had the loaded potatoes. They are served on a tray which feeds two people easily. It had shredded pork, cheese, jalapenos, and bbq sauce. Very good. We are had shakes one with malt and one plain - very good. I also picked up some...More

Thank Kenny H
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Our kids and us visited Hot Springs today and we had to stop here. We had a variety of items but I will review the Tamale Spread, Rib plate, Italian Creme and Peach Cobbler. Tamale spread was flavorful, and very much like a Frito Pie....More

Thank mrstimjones
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-3815
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-623-9665
  • E-mail
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