Looking for the Best BBQ in Arkansas?

Stubby’s BBQ has been creating fantastic barbecue memories and the tastiest sauce since 1952 when founder Richard Stubblefield Sr. (hence the name Stubby’s BBQ) first fired up his BBQ over fragrantly smoldering logs, slow-cooking the famous meats – ribs, beef, pork and chicken.

Our Hot Springs BBQ restaurant is open 7 days a week from 11am – 8pm!

Originally located at 1000 Park Ave. in Hot Springs, Stubblefields BBQ Sauce fast became the mainstay in this tourist mecca, rivaling barbeque operations large and small in several other states. Our barbecue restaurant is now located at 3024 Central Ave in Hot Springs, Arkansas. (501) 624-1552

Through the years, Stubby’s BBQ has gained a following of devotees not only from the south, but from across the nation. Stubby’s BBQ has also been recognized by many food critics, and boasts write-ups on top food guides and in national publications such as “Food and Wine” magazine, “Restaurant Business”, “Restaurants and Institutions” and even books like “Road Food, Good Food“. Whether you are looking for a bbq restaurant, a unique catering experience, the ‘awesomest bbq sauce or just a stop along the way, Stubby’s BBQ is always the right choice. Stop on by and tell us you saw us on the web!

shopweddingBrisket, cole slaw and Stubby's BBQ sauce on a table at our restaurant
Read our profile in Arkansas Life!
BBQ Crawl Travel Channel
“It’s a meld between Tennessee and Texas because you have both the beef influence and the pork influence.”

Chris Dunkel
Stubby’s Pitmaster

Enjoy & Remember Great Times with us

Generations of Hot Springs residents have memories of family, friends and food at Stubby's~
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“This is our go-to BBQ place in Hot Springs! They do an awesome job!!”

Julie Anderson

OMG. We went there 3 days in a row for lunch and had leftovers enough for supper. We bought buns to go with it and chips on the side. We even bought some to take home with us.
Elaine Bowers

The best BBQ in town!!! Matter fact, fixing to go pick me some up here in a minute!

David B. Wallace

Oh My God! This is without a doubt the BEST barbecue I’ve ever had!!
Portions are HUGE and delicious. I’ll be back every change I get !!!

S. Durand

LOVED IT!! I thought we had great BBQ in OK but this bbq was one of the BEST I’ve had. Really love the atmosphere. The sweet tea was the bomb and the pork ribs were too!!!

Kelly Southern

Quaint and Unique! Welcome to Stubby’s in Hot Springs, Arkansas… This BBQ joint is cozy and friendly. Food is tasty, easy on the pocket book and close ( about 3 blocks) to Oaklawn. Grab a tray, get in line and place your order… It’s that simple.

Gwynn Carpenter

I really love the fact they have a special for just about everything. And it’s all fresh meat and products. Made the same day in their smoker right behind the food bar where you can literally pick just about any mixture off food. It’s also reasonably priced. The staff there is amazing, as well as really friendly. The place is very tidy and clean. I’d give it more stars if I could.

Julie Lyon