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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Drive Thru
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first ate at Stubby's many decades ago and every one of my many dozens of visits to Hot Springs has included a meal at Stubby's . Beef and pork bbq sandwiches, chicken, ham, ribs and more, all are delicious beyond description. Be sure and...get the Pot of Beans also. My favorite sides are the deviled eggs. The peach pies for desert are unbelievably wonderful.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed December 27, 2020 via mobile

Ordered chopped beef, beans, and slaw. Everything was tasty and fresh. We did want to make sandwiches but they were low on bread so not for sale. I understand running low but they are necessary for the meal.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 27, 2020

We were burning a few PTO days on a driving trip through Arkansas. I'd done a little research on Trip Advisor on places to eat when staying in Hot Springs, and Stubby's ranked high. Because their dining room is not open, it was drive through...only. But I've gotten used to that these days. What I am not used to is driving through a BBQ place for dinner (not late mind you, but around 5:45 PM) and they were out of potatoes, and out of spare ribs. Now, what self respecting BBQ joint runs out of ribs? Ever! Was I happy? No, I was not. So, I had to scramble because there were impatient diners in line behind me. So instead, I got 1/2 lb of brisket (which can be a dangerous move because I am from Texas and they know brisket here!), two orders of their BBQ beans, and some coleslaw. I paid my tab and headed back to the hotel. Only when I got to my room did I find they had NOT included spoons, forks, plates, napkins, NOTHING!!! At this point, I was about to lose it. How do you eat BBQ beans without any utensils. So I called to complain but their line was busy. And busy. And busy. And busy. Now I was pissed off. I icalled downstairs to the lobby and they said they would be more than happy to put a setting together. Which they did. More on the hotel on another post. Angry as I was, after one bite of the brisket I calmed down considerably. I must admit, and it somewhat pains me to say so, but it was by far the best brisket I have ever had. I've been to Hard 8, Coopers, Pecan Lodge, and lots of others. I typically avoid the brisket because, for me at least, it comes out too dry. But this was so moist, so well seasoned, and so flavorful that I just might have to drive back out to Stubby's again just to be sure it wasn't a fluke. It really was that good. Also, their BBQ beans were outstanding, as was the coleslaw. In all, big thumbs up on the final product, but thumbs three-quarter down because the experience, well, it sucked. I am willing to give a Covid pass this time, but if you take out, and you need something to eat your stuff with, you need to ask.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 23, 2020

Another standard stop for us in Hot Springs. I don't mind eating in a hotel room and we had enough that we could have the rest for dinner the next night. Of course, I could eat barbecue every day. My husband really likes the brisket.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 15, 2020 via mobile

Ordered a pulled pork sandwich side of potato salad & this massive loaded bbq baked potato. Pork was very juicy and good flavor, potato salad just like grandma made. The baked potato was like nothing we’d ever had before-awesome. Not a fan of the sauce,...too sweet and thick. I admit, I’m very picky with my sauce, nobody can beat KC’s sauce.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 20, 2020

We visited on a slow day and got immediate service and outstanding delicious food. We ordered a sample plate to share and still had more food than we could eat together. The sides were okay but the meat was mouthwatering good. Every type of BBQ...meat was great which is hard for a pit master to do. We ordered sweet tea as drinks and got great refills. If this review was helpful, please click the helpful icon below. Thanks,More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

I've been to barbecue joints all across the U.S. and do some of my own. Stubby's is in my top 10 all time. The ribs are meaty, the rub is spot on, and are cooked just right. My wife had the brisket, and said it...was great. The sides are simple tasty and generous in portion. Their peach cobbler topped the meal off perfectly. Next time we are in Hot Springs we will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020

It has cafeteria ordering. No wait staff. I ordered the ribs. They were fall off the bone with great flavor. My husband had the brisket sandwich and said it was good. My sides were beans and cold slaw. The beans had a bit to much...barbecue sauce in them. The slaw was good. I also ordered the peach cobbler. Not a fan. Overall, the meat is their specialty.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

Brisket was amazing. Went back today, tried the ham, which was also good. Great friendly service as well.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

Down-home feel restaurant. I had the beef brisket. It was tender and moist. Melted in your mouth. Going back again today.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Nancy D
November 3, 2020|
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Response from marfita | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in September it was drive thru only and the website currently stresses drive thru.
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Kevin H
June 24, 2019|
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Response from Rzrbks69 | Reviewed this property |
No. I have been many times and never seen a band. I do believe in Mountain Home or Mountain View, Arkansas, sorry don’t remember which, has bluegrass. Enjoy your visit!!
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