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McClard's Bar-B-Q

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505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-3815
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Minden, Louisiana
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's good bbq and friendly people! It's certainly worth a try if your in the neighborhood but I wouldn't make a special trip! It was crowded so it must be a pretty popular hang!

Thank jww002
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As usual, the food was amazing!! I had the tamale spread and my husband has the ribs. The service was good also and we really enjoyed our family lunch. My daughter got a hamburger and it was great as well.

Thank Becky W
Rogers, Arkansas, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I love McClard's and we stop in every time we are in Hot Springs. It is small restaurant just as it has been for the past 30 years. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs. If you arrive during regular meal times, you will have to wait and whenever there is an open table,... More 

Thank Jerry M
Minneapolis, MN
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

McClard's - come early and don't go with a large group otherwise you'll be squeezing into a small booth. Order the whole tamales.. yes, tamales at a BBQ restaurant. These are not your traditional tamales, they're covered with ground beef, beans, cheese and onions. Oh, and served with saltine crackers for easy scooping. I'm telling you, this place is a... More 

Thank beckyjane_81
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We got our food to go because it was packed! I loved the tamale spread and my husband enjoyed his pulled pork sandwich! Love the history of this place and their bbq sauce is yum!!

Thank Brandy L
Springdale, Arkansas
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on a Saturday for lunch and the place was full five mintues after they opened for the day. You have to try the whole spread. Its wonderful and enough to feed two people. Loved the baked beans.

Thank ss60
Frisco, TX, USA
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

McClard's exemplifies the American Mom-n-Pop success story we can all support. The food and atmosphere are infused with family, community and history. Don't leave Hot Springs until you dine at McClard's.

Thank SillFamily
Frisco, Texas
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried this place after seeing it was highly rated. The place is old and not very big and we loved the atmosphere. It's like you stepped back in time, which we thought was a good thing. I had sliced brisket with fries and a tamale (one of their house specialty items). The beef was good and I like led... More 

Thank MHJ03
Arlington, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not impressed at all. Not sure if it's how Arkansas does barbecue or not, but definitely not Texas. Sorry, wouldn't recommend this al all. Wait staff was extremely nice and attentive tho

Thank Jaycobsmom1
Little Rock, Arkansas
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515 reviews
434 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go eat here, you owe it to yourself to try one. They are unique to McClard's. How can you go wrong with tamales, Fritos, barbecue, cheese, sauce and onions? Give it a try. You will love it.

Thank Callitlikeyouseeit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-3815
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: 501-623-9665

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?