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McClard's Bar-B-Q

505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-3815
+1 501-623-9665
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (126 reviews)
“ribs” (152 reviews)
“beans” (80 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-3815
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ribs are fall off the bone tender, nice smokey flavor. Sausage very tender too. Beef is a bit plain as is the pulled pork. Home fries good. Sauce is a tad spicy. We got a sampler plate for our first visit. Would just get ribs...More

Thank Gregory L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Driving through Arkansas, we discovered this nice small town barbecue joint that's been in business since 1928. The staff is cordial, efficient and provide an excellent experience. The barbecue is good. Ribs excellent!. Pulled/sliced pork is flavorful with mild smoke. The brisket was underwhelming. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beans, slaw and greasy limp fries were left on the table at the end of our meal. Note: we almost always make a happy plate. People waiting outside. During our meal people were standing behind and beside our table watching everyone eat and waiting like...More

Thank MrsSparky
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during the week at lunch and this place was hopping. We got the last table available. The food was very good, service was fast. It is a very old building and the restrooms are on the outside of the building. Lunch was good....More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tamale spread is like nothing you will get anywhere else. Tamales covered with BBQ beef, Fritos, chili, cheese. Just the right amount of heat and a double easily enough to share between 2 people. Have your friend order the ribs so you can taste those...More

Thank Anton O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family decided to avoid the lines and the heat outside and hit up McClard's about 2pm for a late lunch. My husband and two teenage sons all got the chopped beef sandwich and proclaimed it one of their all time best BBQ sandwiches. I went...More

Thank shellyaggie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met family at McLard"s and had fantastic service and enjoyed a wonderful lunch of meaty beef ribs, slaw and frenchfries. We loved the BBQ sauce too! Not too vinegary and not too sweet...just right!! Our 2 year old granddaughter is severely allergic to dairy...More

Thank Lorrie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure what is going on with this place, it is the WORST BBQ I have ever had ! Never will try it again.

Thank MissouriCouple417
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We moved back to Hot Springs after being gone 15 years. We had to have McClards again. A new generation of family are now running it and the service is impeccable. I do think there was less beef BBQ on my tamale spread and replaced...More

Thank Bytemyhyny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

BBQ in a diner atmosphere. The service here is excellent. Meaty ribs with slightly spicy tangy sauce. The tamales weren't traditional tamales and not my favorite part of the meal, but they are huge and filling...beware.

Thank HappyPaddler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-3815
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-623-9665
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