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Rivertowne BBQ

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205 S 3rd St, Ozark, AR 72949
+1 479-667-1808
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not five stars, but close

Rivertowne BBQ has some of the best BBQ you will ever eat. Is it the best? Of course that is debatable, but it should not not disappoint you. A change of ownership in the past year has led to increased hours, 7-day a week dining, and beer availability. While I feel like the food quality has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
JDH-Ozark
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Ozark, Arkansas, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The food was very good, and the service was top notch. Our waitress was Nikkole and she smiled brightly and brightened our day. All the wait staff were sweet and helpful. They had ran out of the special by the time we were there for lunch but the experience there was still great. It's one of the best BBQ places... More 

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Montgomery, TX
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stopped by to check out this place while we were in town. The BBQ was okay, but it was sliced way too thick and was a bit dry. I ordered some banana pudding and it was baaaaad! I asked our server how old it was and her response was "I didn't make it!" I got her to take it... More 

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The place has some pretty good food! It's just not as good as it use to be when it was owned by the previous owner. Helpings are smaller some recipes have changed. Some familiar faces from the staff such as waitresses.Which the staff does an excellent job as well. Like I said it's just not the same.

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Ozark, Arkansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Rivertowne BBQ has some of the best BBQ you will ever eat. Is it the best? Of course that is debatable, but it should not not disappoint you. A change of ownership in the past year has led to increased hours, 7-day a week dining, and beer availability. While I feel like the food quality has suffered a tiny bit... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

In town for a basketball tournament and asked a foodie friend where to eat in Ozark, AR. He and two others recommended theis place and it did not disappoint me, my wife, my two children or our two guests. Had a little wait which was expected with the tournament in town. Service was prompt and friendly. The crowds had them... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Rivertown BBQ was considered for many years to have the best BBQ in the River Valley region of Arkansas. When I last ate there 3 years ago, that reputation was deserved. The place was a little rough, the service was consistently poor, and the food was awesome. When my family and I stopped there in late February however, things had... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful combo BBQ platter that included pork, brisket and ribs. Plate was full of food and quality matched quanity. You had a choice of two sides from a list of about 9 side dishes. Our sides dishes were great. Service was friendly and fast. Restaurant filled up quickly after 5PM. Food was priced well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

There seems to be a few changes, with regard to serving size. They started serving beer, which I always liked the fact that they didn't. They are now open seven days a week, which I also don't like

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I've had some great BBQ... and I thought I have had really great BBQ, but RIVERTOWNE BBQ is the absolute best, amazing, not enough positive adjectives to describe it BBQ. YUMM!!!! WOW!!

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Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My spouse and I were extremely pleased with our lunch experience at Rivertown. It was clean with interesting decor and the staff were attentive to our needs. We will go back there again. We both very much enjoyed our food there today. I recommend this place in Ozark, Arkansas.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 S 3rd St, Ozark, AR 72949
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Ozark
  • Phone Number: +1 479-667-1808

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?