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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%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“tamales” (125 reviews)
“ribs” (151 reviews)
“beans” (79 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-3815
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Reviewed 2 days ago

BBQ in a diner atmosphere. The service here is excellent. Meaty ribs with slightly spicy tangy sauce. The tamales weren't traditional tamales and not my favorite part of the meal, but they are huge and filling...beware.

Thank HappyPaddler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to McClard's every trip to Hot Springs. My husband loves "The Spread". We went twice this trip!

Thank pabacat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best meals i have had in a long time! Classic BBQ joint. The smell of the smokers is throughout the place. You will smell like the smoke when you leave which is a good thing. This is a very famous...More

Thank Charles1019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

McClards is the same dependable Bar-B-Q that it was many years ago. We used to make it a stopping point 10 years ago when we vacationed here all the time. We are farther away now and just returned to do the things wed used to...More

Thank NIttanylion7048
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tamale half spread is the BOMB!! I love going here. I try to frequent this place at least a couple times a month. MUST GO

Thank chris c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read reviews about McClard's having the best barbecue in Arkansas; if that's the best, I don't want to try the mediocre or the worst. I've had much better barbecue sauce out of a bottle, and what comes out of my small kitchen could win...More

Thank LeeJ60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tasting barbecue. Sweet and spicy! Staff was very friendly and I was served quickly The food tasted great. And the atmosphere was good. It was what you imagine a typical local hole in the wall BBQ house would be. Highly recommend

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food. Great waiter. Hole-in-wall local restaurant--a good break from the chains. Would defintely go back.

Thank LindaOklahoma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's was a full house the day we ate at McClard's, even so the food and service was prompt and excellent. I had a pulled pork sandwich, with slaw. I believe they use oak along with a vinegar sauce, so I recommend the slaw. The...More

Thank jaj31tech
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hubby and I visited during a trip to Hot Springs (we're from St. Louis), and we LOVE Barbecue! Our waitress was so friendly, and attentive. Loved the diner feel of this place. Our meats were great and so was the tamale I had. Hubby had...More

Thank Maplewood_Jen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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