We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

McClard's Bar-B-Q

505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-623-9665
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #46 of 231 restaurants in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Write a Review

198 reviews from our community

65% Recommend
    92
    38
    40
    15
    13
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I would not call this BBQ. Just because you put sauce on meat doesn't make BBQ Save your money and go to Rolands. It's next to the race track you will not be disappointed. Rolands even has BBQ music on.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Although we have had a second home on Lake Hamilton since 2007, we had never eaten at Hot Springs', arguably, best known eating establishment. We went to McClard's for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by how tasty the good was. The only complaints involve the convoluted parking and the fact that the have no rational system for seating customers. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very good food and large portions. Small building so be prepared to wait. Service was slow but it was so crowded. Overall food was very good and would def go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

THE BEST BARBECUE IN ARKANSAS! Tamale spread was great! Chopped Pork was Awesome! All the food is great!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tamms
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We are big BBQ fans and have visited several well known restaurants and were hoping to add this one to our list. We were disappointed in the BBQ here. It was okay but not great. The ribs were kind of rubbery, dry and had no flavor. They have better ribs at Chili's.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was excited to eat here after seeing that it was such a popular spot, I was pretty sure that it would be great. The building was kind of cool, it was an old dated diner feel that still had the old lunch counter along with several booths and tables. We got in fairly quick for as busy as they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ruston, Louisiana
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My son has been wanting to dine here for a while after seeing them on Travel Channel. We dined here on a Wednesday night and I think that might have been our first mistake. They offer a chicken special on that night and the place was packed. Parking there leaves a lot to be desired when they are so busy.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lafayette, Louisiana
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were in town with kids and grandkids. We went here on recommendations. The food was excellent. Quite busy in the place, but they took our order quickly, served us quickly and the prices were quite modest. The place has a quirky atmosphere. It seems to be where locals eat, more than a tourist location. Very good BBQ!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rowlett, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are going to plan a trip to Hot Springs, DO NOT FORGET McCLARDS BBQ!!! You have to eat sometime, and if you are like me you want to save the best for last, this is an exception to the rule. Eat her for lunch and come back for dinner for the very best of BBQ you will find... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monticello, Arkansas
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I ate here because of the connection to President Bill Clinton. This was one of his favorite places to eat in Hot Springs where he grew up. The food was okay but certainly nothing special. I've had much better barbeque other places.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed McClard's Bar-B-Q also viewed

Been to McClard's Bar-B-Q? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage McClard's Bar-B-Q, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing