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505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-623-9665
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Ranked #55 of 236 Restaurants in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Benton, La
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Service was quick and there whenever we needed something, but not overly friendly at all. This place may have once had the best barbeque, but we didn't get it this night! Started with the loaded fries and got our first taste of the dry meat that they serve. The fries were great hand cut fries but that is where it... More 

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Warrenville, IL
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147 reviews 147 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This seemed like the place to go in Hot Springs. It is tiny - and we were lucky to get a booth. Service was prompt and friendly even though it was very busy! A delicious meal...left very full. Enjoyed the character (even the bathrooms are reached outside). Peaked in the kitchen from the parking lot to see the smoker. Husband... More 

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Bless the Thermo Mug
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stopped by the other day for lunch with the wife. I ordered ribs and she ordered the tamale spread. The ribs were burned, tough and dry. Fries were very good. Her tamale spread was OK. Meat was very dry so we had to shoot the sauce to it. She complained it was too salty, but I like salt. Waited a... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

its good with a long line. Not a total tourist trip but a must see if you you are in Hot Springs for the 1st time.

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Morrilton, Arkansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This place is amazing! The BBQ was cooked just right! The sauce is slightly spicy which I love! There was not that much of a wait for our order and the service was impeccable! The restaurant reminds me of an old time diner. We will definitely be back!

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5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Honestly the worst BBQ I've ever had. The only good thing on the menu is the tamale spread. The sauce is not good. It's too spicy and peppery which ruins the flavor of the meat. The meat is real dry and lacks flavor. Not much value for the money either.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Outside of having to "hover" for your table, this place is the in place to go for Bar-B-Q..Very, very good and the Tamales were a surprise find!

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Omro, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

McClard's isn't fancy, but the food is amazing. Ribs fell off the bone and their sauce is the best I have ever had, I even bought a bottle to use on my ribs at home. My wife had the chopped pork and tamale and she loved both.

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I saw a review online and decided to stop in here. I'm glad we did. The food was really tasty and the portions were HUGE. The prices were very reasonable and the service was GREAT. I would recommend anyone stop in to try either the ribs or the concoction of fritos, chili and whatever else it had...just ask. BUT, get... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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143 reviews 143 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you have never experienced a tamale spread from hear you are missing out. It is a one of a kind dish that is really good. Chopped BBQ, Fritos, baked beans, onions and tons of cheese - how can you not like that? Poor some of that sauce on there and you are good to go.

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Additional Information about McClard's Bar-B-Q

Address: 505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: 501-623-9665
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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