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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 #57 of 235 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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English first
Little Rock, Arkansas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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 reviews 5 reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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
101 reviews 101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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West Monroe, LA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were here on a Wednesday. On Wednesday they have half chicken/whole chicken on the menu in addition to their regular menu. The chicken was fantastic. The rest of our food was good too. Next time we are in Hot Springs, we will make sure and visit McClards on Wednesday.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I love BBQ. This place didn't disappoint. The meat was perfection, the cole slaw was also fantastic. The sweet tea, a must for this southern girl. The service, friendly and efficient. My only complaint is the BBQ sauce. Although it's famous, and people were buying bottles of it to take home. It's just my preference. It is a vinegar based,... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Bill Clinton seems like a man who knows good barbecue when he finds it. He reportedly says McClard's is his favorite such restaurant, anywhere. Who are we to disagree? Thus we joined the many tourists who no doubt have dropped by this place to see how it is. First of all, it's rather small - there are a limited number... More 

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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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