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Arkansas BBQ............

Littleman May 21, 2010 07:29 AM

I can't seem to find much information about AR BBQ restaurants. Can you help with any good information on AR. I travel the state quite often and never know where to go. Thanks.

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    Wholehog May 21, 2010 09:59 PM

    Craig's in Devall's Bluff. Whole Hog Cafe - original location on Cantrell in Little Rock (other locations in NLR, Conway, Fayetteville and Rogers but Cantrell Road the best. Sims on Geyer Springs Road off I-30 in Little Rock has a good BBQ pork sandwich that is quite a bit different (a sweet and sour type of sauce) from the norm. Penquin Ed's B&B BBQ in Fayetteville also good but like Sims is a little different - a more sweet style taste. Battered french frys are a must at Penquin Ed's. In Hot Springs there is always McClard's but I don't think they are near as good as they used to be.

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    1. re: Wholehog
      dcbbq May 26, 2010 06:44 AM

      I ate at McClard's recently and liked both the pork plate and the ribs -- and a tamale went very well with the barbecue.
      Try the Dixie Pig in Blytheville

      Dixie Pig
      701 N 6th St, Blytheville, AR 72315

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      laboheme Jun 25, 2010 10:05 AM

      McClard's is a classic...by my favorite is Whole Hog in Little Rock.

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        tdterry Jun 25, 2010 04:59 PM

        Whole Hog Cafe is my favorite by far and i agree that the original Cantrell location is the best (in addition to great bbq, the potato salad rocks!)

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          juliachancey Aug 29, 2010 01:54 PM

          If you hit up Hot Springs, Stubby's is an excellent place to get some BBQ.

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            jennib Sep 8, 2010 03:50 PM

            Sim's was always my favorite.

            Capital Smokehouse was chosen best bbq by one of the local publications recently, but I haven't been there.

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            1. re: jennib
              Famina54 Sep 24, 2010 11:13 AM

              I just ate at Capitol Smokehouse last week and I loved it. I had the pulled pork sandwich with mac and cheese and bbq beans.

              Craig's is the best in the state. In Little Rock, the best ribs are at Sim's.

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              dcbbq Sep 30, 2010 07:27 AM

              In Blytheville, the Dixie Pig is wonderful -- or was some years ago when I was there. There's also a place on the left going into town from the interstate

              Dixie Pig
              701 N 6th St, Blytheville, AR 72315

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              1. re: dcbbq
                bulldogx2 Sep 6, 2011 04:20 PM

                Resurrecting an old thread here, but stopped at Dixie Pig in Blytheville last night on the way home to Memphis from St. Louis and really liked it. Pork had a good smoky flavor. Strips of shredded cabbage on the sandwich - maybe a hint of vinegar, but not really a slaw. Meat comes un-sauced with sauce at the table - appears to be basically vinegar and pepper. Different from Memphis-style, but spicy and addicting. Wish I'd asked to buy some to go. Fries and onion rings were good - appeared homemade and not frozen, which is kind of rare these days. Definitely worth a detour off I55 if you're making a STL to MEM trek or vice-versa.

                Dixie Pig
                701 N 6th St, Blytheville, AR 72315

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