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505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-623-9665
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 49
    Very good
  • 51
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  • 19
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tamale heaven

Always heard about this place barbecue was okay a little to vinegary for my taste. But the tamales were great. Lots of stuff on the walls to keep you busy and our waiter Chris Frazze(?) was the best. Go check this place out!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Phillip C
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Stuttgart, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic place to eat. This "mom and pop" restaurant for Bar-B-Q cannot be beat. They have several unique items on their menu. Don't forget to get a bottle of sauce to take home! I will return to Hot Springs just to eat here!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Just about every town has a trademark, and I suggest it is McClard's Bar-B-Q for Hot Springs. We have been eating there for years and years. (My husband even ate there when they had carhop service.) First of all you must know, this is not a fancy restaurant! You will have to find your own way to a table. You... More 

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Mena, Arkansas
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My favorite place to eat in Hot Springs. Great BBQ and great history. I've never had a bad meal so I can recommend everything. My favorite is the Tamale Spread. Southern tamale(s) covered with Fritos, beans, chopped beef, cheese and sauce. Ultimate gut BOMB!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I ordered the chopped pork plate with beans and fries. The beans were okay-nothing great. The pork didn't have a lot of taste, but the fries were good. I also wasn't thrilled with the TINY bathroom only accessed from the outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Try the tamale spread- It was awesome! The BBQ sauce is a little to sweet for me but the food is great regardless. Favorite part was our waiter- he was hilarious!

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Osceola, Iowa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Small place, family owned for generations and amazing BBQ!! These folks have created something great and they do it well! We stopped because our motorcycle riding rule is to never eat in chain restaurants and the parking lot was packed (always a good sign). Brief wait for a table but worth every moment! The pork for the sandwiches is finely... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

What a great place to eat. So glad we stopped for a bite while visiting Hot Springs. If ever in town again we will eat here. Tasted four different dishes on the menus and all was very finger licking good!! Make sure you take some of that BBq sauce home with you.

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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This has been my favorite BBQ restaurant since I was a kid. Yes, I have traveled and lived all over the South and gone to places known for their BBQ, but I still always call McClards my favorite. I love everything about the place, the sauce, the ribs, the service, the history on the walls - everything. Do yourself a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I was taken to this restaurant by one of my suppliers. He did not do himself a favor. All I have hear is how they have the best tamales in the world. It was awful. Never would I wait in line to walk in their door again.

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Stuttgart, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Always heard about this place barbecue was okay a little to vinegary for my taste. But the tamales were great. Lots of stuff on the walls to keep you busy and our waiter Chris Frazze(?) was the best. Go check this place out!

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: 501-623-9665

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?