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Three Sam's BBQ Joint

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10508 Mann Rd, Mabelvale, AR 72103-1780
+1 501-407-0345
10:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Tue 10:30 - 14:30
Wed - Fri 10:30 - 18:30
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Mabelvale, Arkansas
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This place served so so bbq. When I asked if they had a hot bbq sauce they shook some hot sauce in my regular bbq sauce. Beans were okay. But all that said they have since closed due to a fire.

Thank 827pamelap
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Three Sam's by the railroad tracks is the best place to eat in Mabelvale. The BBQ is delicious and the prices are fair.

Thank Jerry C
Bryant, Arkansas
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Good food but nothing (one visit) in my opinion that separates it from the field. Service is friendly and quick. Will revisit for a quick meal on the go but while tender - their chopped pork sandwich is just ok.

Thank ron766
Little Rock, Arkansas
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

I used to work down the road from Three Sam's fell in love with the food and the people. My dad and I were there at least three times a month. Ham sandwich Monday and Chicken & Dumpling Friday are my favorite two days but, any day there us a great day. BBQ beef or pork, hot dogs nothing bad... More 

Thank DF D
Mabelvale, Arkansas
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Good BBQ , good specials daily, excellent desserts, fair prices. The footling chili dog will will make you sit up and beg! Come git you some, been there many many times, always right on time. Expect a crowd, they stay full!

Thank Charlie P
Little Rock, Arkansas
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

One of my aunts introduced me to Three Sams a number of years ago, and over the years, she and I and other family members and friends have gone there faithfully. That is, until my last experience at this restaurant a few months ago, when my husband and I sat one noontime waiting for over 45 minutes while six tables... More 

Thank wdlindsy
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Outstanding barbecue with a family secret sauce served with huge portions on plates or sandwiches!! The Three Sam's BBQ Platters (You had better be hungry) Crow Dinner Pork/Beef; Big Sam's Favorite; Last Squeal Rib Dinner are extraordinarily delicious!! Jane's favorite is Sam's Famous Footlong Hotdog!! Located at 10508 Mann Road, Mabelvale, AR! 501-407-0345

Thank PoppaTom
Little Rock, Arkansas
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

This joint is the kind of cool that just is. The food is good with value sized portions. You never leave hungry. The ambience is what a BBQ joint should be. The focus is on the food and the service.

Thank spotuoneas
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Classic BBQ joint. Large portions. Very friendly group...Fantastic desserts. I had the pulled pork with Beans and Chips. Added some hot BBQ and I was all set. Very authentic flavors and a totally reasonable price . Nothing high brow about this place but for a good old fashioned Southern BBQ lunch...worth the visit

Thank scooter34
Mabelvale, Arkansas
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124 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Had lunch today at 3 Sams. If you like vinegar base southern BBQ sauce then this is the place to try. I had the regular pork lunch platter with two sides and had so much food that I had to get a to go container. Everything was great. Will definitely return.

Thank chaser193

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10508 Mann Rd, Mabelvale, AR 72103-1780
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Mabelvale
  • Phone Number: +1 501-407-0345

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