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Chuck's Southern Bar-B-Q

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1118 Airport Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-4614
501-760-3223
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Nearly missed this hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but what a find. We have eaten at Mickey's, Stubby's and McClards and find that Chuck's is just as good and has cheaper prices. Am not sold on their sweet BBQ sauce but the cole slaw on the sandwiches was a nice addition. What makes this joint... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Ordered the brown bag special - pulled pork sandwich, fries, and drink. Sandwich was sliced pork, not pulled pork, and it was swimming in a peppery tasting sauce. The 'fries' were actually sliced potatoes, which were soggy on the outside from grease and crunchy on the inside from not being cooked completely. Iced water had a very funny taste, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nearly missed this hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but what a find. We have eaten at Mickey's, Stubby's and McClards and find that Chuck's is just as good and has cheaper prices. Am not sold on their sweet BBQ sauce but the cole slaw on the sandwiches was a nice addition. What makes this joint stand out is the smoky taste in the... More 

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Beebe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food was incredible and the decor was very cool with Old band theme..The owner and his son was very friendly. WE definitely will be back when we come back to Hot Springs.

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Benton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The atmosphere is 60-70's vintage with album covers from the Doors, Jefferson Airplane , Steppenwolf , Iron butterfly, Janis Joplin etc. The barbecue is out of this world good and you get a huge portion size I suggest the sampler platter , a apple fried pie and an iced tea which comes in a mason jar.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I love good BBQ, but this was just passable. I ordered the sampler plate and I didn't feel as though it was a very good value. Sure, you get some of every type of meat, but very, very little of each. They were tiny little slices of each meat. Two bites and the brisket is gone. Two bites and the... More 

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Mena, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Chucks is one of our favorite places to stop by. Their meats are cooked perfect and the guys there are easy to talk to and friendly. This is not a large restaurant- its an old southern bbq place with interesting decor. If you are looking for great bbq- this is the place. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My wife and I recently got married and chose Hot Springs for our honeymoon. We read reviews before going just about anywhere and I must say... Chuck's BBQ lived up to its reviews. My wife and I are both from Louisiana and eat BBQ often, but this was by far the best BBQ either of us have ever had. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner at Chuck's Southern Bar-B-Q. The night before we went to McClard's - and in comparison, Chuck's emerges as the clear winner. Sure, McClards has the rich history, but if you take into account the quality of the food and the atmosphere, Chuck's is better, hands down. So if you crave some good BBQ and you're... More 

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Monticello, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We were driving by and recognized the place from a picture in the visitors guide. There are so many meats to choose from that we couldn't decide and opted for the sampler plate and after trying them we still can't decide because everything was delicious. The sides are just as good as the meat. We will make this a stop... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The BBQ here is great! Chuck really knows how to cook BBQ. They have a variety of meats to chose from. I'm a big fan of sides too, and love the fact that the slaw and potato salad isn't drowning in mayo or dressing. They were delicious! The beans are wonderful too!

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Address: 1118 Airport Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-4614
Phone Number: 501-760-3223
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
Cuisine: Barbecue

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  • Address: 1118 Airport Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-4614
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: 501-760-3223

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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