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McClard's Bar-B-Q

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$$ - $$$
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505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901
+1 501-623-9665
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Maumelle, Arkansas
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in to have lunch one day while visiting Hot Springs. I've been to a lot of BBQ places and this is not my favorite. The service was good but the chopped BBQ sandwich took the word chopped to a new level, more like minced. The slaw was cut the same way. I did not enjoy the slaw by... More 

Thank Karen P
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

This place is an old rat hole when you get right down to it and the BBQ is just average to below average. There is no organized seating so if its busy you have to fight for a table. What a joke that is. Almost no parking. The good news is, its not busy very often any more since the... More 

Thank Rick212121
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Our son was married in Hot Springs this weekend. We had a very large group (125) for the rehearsal dinner, and our son requested McClard's BBQ, which we have enjoyed for years. I worked with Scott McClard to arrange for ribs, brisket and chopped pork sliders. Scott was wonderful in arranging for everything we needed...and the BBQ was fabulous. About... More 

Thank Nancy R
New London, Texas
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

I have eaten here many, many times over the years and still have not found BBQ anywhere else that can beat McClard's. The tamales, brisket and cole slaw are my favorites and this is usually what I order. This trip, we had the beef sandwiches and cole slaw. Very good food and great service. You may have to wait a... More 

Thank LGenes
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Delicious beef sandwich....loved the BBQ sauce and the hot sauce. Great service. Loved the cole slaw.

Thank Crystal C
Branson, Missouri
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

With the reviews this place has received I expected something special, but we were not impressed. We have had better BBQ at many places, and one is in Hot Springs, Stubby's. The ribs were average, the beans were marginal and mushy, the coleslaw was pretty good, sweet tea was excellent, the tamales sucked as they are not your traditional tamales... More 

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Columbia, Tennessee
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

A must visit if you are in the area! Long time eatery for BBQ pork and ribs( some of the best i have ever had) If you are really hungry try the huge tamale!

Thank CoachC33
Corning, Ar
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

While visiting Hot Springs, we had lunch at the "world famous" MCClard's. It was a very cool looking, old place. Honestly, the food was just ok. BBQ sauce was different and spicy. Chopped pork was ok, fries were very homemade and potatoey. Beans were unlike anything I've ever had at a BBQ place. They tasted just like the inside of... More 

Thank Jay M
Plaquemine, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

The food and service was fantastic!!!! We ordered the 1/2 tamale spread, beef sandwich, and the rib with fries!!! It is the BEST food in Hot Springs!!!!

Thank Lallyverret
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Basically a fast food BBQ joint. Atmosphere is early 80's Dairy Queen, ( plastic laminate booths). Pulled pork and beef were average at best, wanted to try the ribs but they were very pricy ($15 for a half rack). Everything is ala cart. Restrooms are outside like a 70's gas station.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 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 71901
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-623-9665

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?