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McClard's Bar-B-Q

505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-623-9665
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Ranked #41 of 230 restaurants in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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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!

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Tamms
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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.

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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

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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

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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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!!

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Rowlett, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

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Monticello, Arkansas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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.

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Charlotte, NC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you're visiting Hot Springs, get out your GPS and map McClard's BBQ. It's down a road we never traveled during our visit, but it was worth going to, not only because of its historic significance, but because of GREAT food (and LOTS of it). I opted for the chopped pork with fries and baked beans. I probably used a... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Ate at McClards yesterday Great food and service! Excellent food! Will go back time and time again! Best food in Arkansas

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Batesville, Arkansas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

There is no wonder why the place was packed! We had great service and the BBQ was awesome. Everyone's food around us looked equally delicious! This is a wonderful place to look up when in Hot Springs.

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