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Stubby's BBQ

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3024 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71913-6145
+1 501-624-1552
11:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best BBQ I've had. Definitely will be back!!! The pot of beans is a must side order and the beef is tender and delicious. One of the best BBQ sauces around. I highly recommend this place!!!!

Thank Brad F
Erie, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This was the first time I've ever eaten barbecue and it was not that great. If I try barbecue it will surely NOT be this place.

Thank Munegirl12
The Colony, Texas
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We found this place randomly driving by and decided to stop since we were hungry. We took the food to go, and let me just say, we had a very pleasant experience. The BBQ was delicious, we wished we had gotten more!

Thank Kristina S
Holland, AR
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Have always loved Stubby's since their original location. Love the pit potato & pot of beans. Ribs & pork are excellent!

Thank Tom M
Branson, Missouri
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Went to Stubby's to try the BBQ after having not so good BBQ at the other higher rated Q place in Hot Springs. The ribs here are better than Mc....., good bark, mild smoke flavor, almost fall off the bone baby backs and the sauce is very good. The beans are tasty with bits of smoked meat throughout. Typical BBQ... More 

Thank Dennis R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

When we were walking in a couple smiled at us and said "horrible food" we thought they were joking so we went in. We ordered the ribs for 2 and got beans and potato salad for the sides. The ribs were burned black, dried out and had no flavor, even the sauce was not very good. They tasted like they... More 

1 Thank Laceylynns1
Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This BBQ joint was recommended by a book "Roadfood" so we went with it. I had 1/2 order each of beef brisket and ribs. Both were flavorless , dry and extremely salty. The sauce made it kinda edible. They were also out of the house special beans. My wife had a brisket sandwich and was equally disappointed. Go elsewhere!

1 Thank Doris W
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Had the regular beef and pork sandwiches with a pinch of slaw--large are too much for our lunch. Pot-of-beans shared for a side with some smoked ham for later in the week. Terrific folks and always delicious with bountiful servings.

Thank Jeff S
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I drove across town because I was hungry for a bbq sandwich. Worst bbq sandwich I can remember having.

1 Thank Red007houston
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is another great BBQ restaurant that we are privileged to have in Hot Springs. The BBQ loaded stuffed potato is a must try.

Thank Donnie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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: 3024 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71913-6145
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-624-1552

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