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McClard's Bar-B-Q

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505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-3815
+1 501-623-9665
11:00 - 20:00
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Texas City, Texas
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to try it, but this just isn't our style of BBQ. If you love a lot of sauce on your ribs, go for it. Rib meat was tender, but just not my style. BBQ sandwich was ok, but needed sauce, LOL! The French fries were nice, hot & delicious and the cole slaw was very good! I've never had... More 

Thank Sandra9193
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Staff was friendly. We enjoyed the loaded fries appetizer and ribs for the main course.

Thank Angela C
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had visited several years ago and couldn't really remember if I loved it or not. So this visit to hot springs I knew I wanted to bring my husband and kids bc they love BBQ. There isn't really a kids menus so they split a rib plate with beans and sausage as the two sides. SO MUCH FOOD!!! The... More 

Thank Lauren H
Hot Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was absolutely amazing. ..would definitely recommend it to anyone coming to hot springs. ...always a favorite place to experience and look forward to it every vacation to hot springs. ..

Thank minipenny58
Little Rock, Arkansas
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172 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People who have lied their entire lives in a cave think it's beautiful and a cannot conceive of how much more beautiful it is outside in the sun. The same is true for barbecue. If you have never had the tamale spread, you might be satisfied with the barbecue you've had because you just don't know what you're missing. Come... More 

Thank MagNEATO
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family visited this weekend. We were a party of 8 expected to wait and not sit together. We had to wait 5-10 minutes and ended up getting two tables across from each other. Our waitress was FABULOUS, very helpful with suggestions for things on the menu and GREAT refills on drinks!!! We have an annual family gathering in Hot... More 

Thank Somerset E
Santa Clarita, California
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prior to visiting Hot Springs for the first time last month, I read an article that included McClard's as "the best BBQ place" in Arkansas. Our kids, who live in AR, and their friends had also heard great things, so it was a must! Arriving at around 3pm on Thursday, the restaurant was packed but we got lucky and got... More 

Thank HendixMom12
Slidell, Louisiana
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281 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish we could have eaten there twice. The Tamale's covered with cheese, onions, peppers.chili, and beef were amazing!

Thank banzal
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tamale spread and get the story behind it too. I can never finish a whole order, but you can order a half spread. And the sauce is uniquely McClards, with just the right amount of spice and sweet. Since 1928, enough said...

Thank mlibrarian
Bentonville, Arkansas
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277 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here in35 years and some reviews on trip advisor gave me pause. But after the races we visited. A true hole in the wall. Fast service on a busy night was appreciated. Everyone in our group ordered something different. Everyone really liked there meal. My pork ribs had good flavor and were moist. Adding sauce made them better.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?