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Hot Spot Barbecue

901 E La Rua St, Pensacola, FL 32501-4024
+1 850-497-6060
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
901 E La Rua St, Pensacola, FL 32501-4024
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had the sausage plate with beans and coleslaw. The sausage was very good. Had a little bite to it. The beans were excellent. Usually baked beans are really sweet, these beans were not overly sweet. The coleslaw is nothing special. I am more of a...More

Thank Brent H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The barbecue is always good. Not at all sweet and gooey. The side are mediocre. The service varies from friendly to sullen. But, we are there for the barbecue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Vicki H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the folks who own this place, the ribs were out of this world, and the pie is up there too! Had to have a squeeze toy porker this time! We'll be back!

Thank Sdrillot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been there twice now and both times the food was great. It is a nice family run hole in the wall joint, not a national chain.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Delicous bbq, friendly staff and very good cookies. Leckeres bbq, freundliches personal und geile kekse😉

Thank Celina G
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Small mom and pop place. Four smokers out front drawing me in with the wonderful smells. We were not disappointed with the wonderful sampler, and the pulled pork sandwich. Plenty of tasty food, and I will stop here again, on my next trip through the...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 20 September 2017

While sitting 6 months ago planning my vacation and realising I would be in Pensacola . So consulting TripAdvisor for good eats in the Florida Navy town this place jumped out at me . I would patronize the small mom and pop places before the...More

Thank iainrenicks
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Three point something rounded up. Okay, alright. Server was overwhelmed enough to take the order, drop off food, and the check. No refills. ...said something about cookies that was lost on us too. Anyway, flavors and smells were awesome; so hopeful :) Split the four...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We drove by Hot Spot and saw the smokers and decided to give it a try during out Evacuation Vacation from Irma. I'm so glad we did. The BBQ was outstanding, the dessert delicious and the service more than spectacular. Jaz was one of the...More

Thank pvbmom
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Stumbled upon this BBQ late in the evening after long day on the road with family. The BBQ smell outside made me do a U-Turn and come back. Let me tell you hands down the BEST BBQ we have had! Jessica was great lots of...More

Thank toddpreston1
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2 October 2017|
Response from Skip H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Great BBQ, too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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
Authentic Southern Barbecue Cooked on a Real Oak & Hickory Fire! Opened in June of 2013, we are family operated and sincerely appreciate your patronage. Our Goal is to serve the very best Southern Style Barbecue. Only the finest meats are selected, seasoned with our special dry-rub, and cooked in our outdoor Smokers. Nothing is deep-fried. We use a combination of recipes, from family and friends, and all quality ingredients. White Bread is traditional and we will provide more if you want. We truly care about your dining experience and expect our service to be friendly and prompt. If there is a special condiment or something extra that you desire, just ask. Our signature sauce is tomato-based with a little black pepper “kick” to it. We do not cook with sauce, so it is added at the time of serving. Order dry, if you prefer. There will be warm sauce on the table. For take-out, an extra side of sauce can be provided. Thank You!
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