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May 21, 2010 07:29 AM

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

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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  1. 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

      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

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

      1. 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!)

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

          1. 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

              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.