Thank goodness we are blessed to have really good barbecue right here in Arkansas. From Naaman's in Texarkanna, Allens in Arkadephia, Fat Boys in Caddo Valley and McClards in Hot Springs your are sure to find delicious spicy meat smoked to perfection.
Traveling from Texas most folks will drive through Texarkanna. If you plan accordingly have lunch at Naaman's Championship Barbecue. This has almost become a ritual for Edie and I on our trips back and forth to Houston. Great ribs, tender Brisket, and usually something special, like huge Beef spare ribs. It's all as they say, "Championship".
Next up in Arkadelphia is Allen's Barbecue. A nice little hole in the wall serving up some of the best brisket around. The sides are generous and very tasty. With 3 different sauces, original, sweet and my favorite spicy, your sure to find the perfect sauce to compliment your meat choice.
Fat Boys Fine Dining located in Caddo Valley serves up a full menu of Barbecue meats, steaks, catfish, and don't forget the homemade desserts. Our good friends Shannon and Trena drive from Hot Springs just to eat at Fat Boys.
McClards in Hot springs is an institution to Barbecue. Since 1928 McClard's has been serving up smoked meats and the best Cole slaw ever to locals and the few tourists able to find it. Go hungry or you will leave food on your plate. Did someone say plates, the Tamale plate is completely over the top, that's right, Homemade Tamales at a Barbecue joint. They must be good we see them ordered frequently. One day we will try the tamales, it's just very hard not to order the Barbecue. It's so melt in your mouth good!
Next time your thinking about good barbecue, consider a trip to the Diamond Lakes region of Arkansas. You can book a stay at Remember When Cabins and eat at one of all of our favorite barbecue restaurants.