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McClard's Bar-B-Q

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$$ - $$$
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505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-3815
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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New Jersey
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The BBQ Brisket and Coleslaw are to die for. Both were the best I ever had. Place in very basic, but the food is great! If your in Hot Springs give it a try. Better yet make a picnic and bring the food to Lake Hamilton and catch a sunset.

1 Thank MargaretNJ2014
Russellville, Arkansas
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110 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I got chopped pork as a takeout , along with some tamales. The tamales were very different , much hotter than I would prefer, but they were all right. The chopped pork just tasted like it had been steamed. I didn't taste any smoke flavor at all. I don't like barbecue sauce so I'm not using anything to mask the... More 

Thank Ozark_Lady
Austin, Texas
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had lunch here on a Saturday. It was packed with a nice, friendly staff. We are from Texas, so regional preferences may factor in here.We had a sliced beef sandwich and ribs. The French fries were hot and good. Ribs were top notch( I would expect no less in hog country) and sliced beef was ok. We noticed the... More 

Thank wakelang
Texarkana, Texas
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time ever to McClard's, will NOT be the last. The Pork Sandwich with the coleslaw on top was the bomb. The Whole Spread Tamales were the best thing I have had in ages....you need to share this one...TONS of food on that plate. The BBQ sauce is wonderful, sweet, smoky, spicy....had to purchase some to bring home. Get there... More 

Thank tmisen2980
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cole slaw is my favorite anywhere. The French fries are awesome and the chopped beef Barbeque sandwiches are just right. That was this visit. The tamale spread is addictive. You can't eat just one bite. That's next visit!

Thank SallysCorner
Bradley, Arkansas
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure if this is fair or not, but we were disappointed with flavor of the food here. Very healthy portions of food, and good service. Fries and beans were only warm st best.

Thank FlyFish84
Bluffton, South Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Family and I have been eating here for over 50 year. The food is excellent and memories irreplaceable. I have lived and eaten all over the country; the Bar-B-Q at McClard's is the best!

Thank Susan C
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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156 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in to lunch today at 11:15 Plenty of booths and counter space Took wayyyyyyy to long to be waited on I placed my order and began to wait for lunch I have been coming to lunch there at least once a week since 1956 and still no one knows my name or even bothers to acknowledge me as a... More 

Thank Elo4
Homestead, Florida
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby and I were looking for some good barbecue on our way out of Hot Springs after visiting the National Park. We found McClard's, and judging from the well-worn exterior and appearance that it has been in business for many years, we knew it had to be good. Our waiter, a handsome redhead who was very knowledgeable about the menu,... More 

Thank mellywoodcock
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's claim to fame was that Clinton ate here often, was his favorite. Maybe it's a democrat thing and I wouldn't understand...

1 Thank Shabbysign03

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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
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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 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?