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All 12 Ozark Restaurants

Rivertowne BBQ

205 S 3rd St, Ozark, AR 72949-3205
479-667-1808
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Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Ozark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $11
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Russellville, Arkansas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Rivertowne used to be my favorite place to eat whenever passing through Ozark on the way back from Fort Smith. Friendly waitresses, fantastic food and affordable. Usually had enough to take home and enjoy for another couple of meals. Then, the place was sold to the current owners and everything has gone to pot. I did not recognize one single... More

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Ben M, Owner at Rivertowne BBQ, responded to this review

Jeff, My name is Ben McCall. I am one of the new owners of Rivertowne. I am very disappointed that you had a bad experience and I would love the opportunity to make it right. If you send me your address I would be happy to send you a gift card so you can come back and give us another... More

Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I've heard that Rivertowne in Ozark is a great place for Arkansas BBQ. It has a great atmosphere with friendly, professional service. I had ribs with beans and cole slaw and thought it was really good. I only ordered the half rack and it was still a huge portion! I like hot BBQ sauce and thought their's was excellent. Wish... More

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North Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had the special of the day--baby back ribs, mac and cheese, and a salad. The mac and cheese was fantastic--the old fashioned kind with thick gooey cheese sauce--and it turned out to be the only thing I could eat there. The ribs were way, way overcooked..yeah they fell off the bone, but the outside "crust" was so stringy and tough... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I have been eating at Rivertowne BBQ for over 20 years! I have never had one bad meal there until today! I am uncertain as to whether this will keep me from ever going back, but I am so disappointed, words can't describe it! I haven't been feeling well, and being that I was in Ozark today and haven't eaten... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our visit this time to the establishment experienced spices on the BBQ which was my major issue with the food in May 2014. This time when we approached the restaurant we smelled the bbq smoke and this time I had the smoked prime rib and my wife the ribs. The prime rib was excellent, the smoke ring was seasoned perfectly... More

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Merriam, Kansas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were on a day trip and decided to stop for lunch. I had the Rivertowne Salad. It's a garden salad with your choice of smoked meat on top. The meat was good, but the actual salad was not good. I think the lettuce had been frozen and I wasn't able to eat a lot of it because it was... More

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FORT SMITH, AR
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great ribs and brisket - and the hot BBQ sauce is fabulous - very spicy so I used half hot and half mild. This place is great and prices are good too. $5 for a huge sliced brisket sandwich!!! Very good pickles as well.

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Ozark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent food , very generous portions , great atmosphere and very reasonable prices. Can't ask for anything better

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been a frequent customer to Rivertowne for the last 10 years, the owner recently sold the business and the quality of the food has declined in the last 2 months under the new management. Our last order was Aug. 29, 2014, the order was a pulled pork sandwich with fries and a chopped beef dinner with potato salad... More

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Honey Grove, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised to find a quality B-B-Q place in this little town. It is located behind the courthouse, so it is not easy to see from any of the highways. I am glad I took the time to seek it out, because it is as good as I have ever eaten in my life. Upon arrival, I was... More

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