Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Little Rock

Written by:
August 12, 2022
Olga Miltsova // Shutterstock

Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Little Rock

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Little Rock on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

You may also like: Highest-paying jobs in Little Rock

1 / 15
Tripadvisor

#15. Corky's Ribs & BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (101 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2947 Lakewood Village Dr, North Little Rock, AR 72116-8033
- Read more on Tripadvisor
2 / 15
Tripadvisor

#14. Mick's Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: not available
- Address: 3609 Mac Arthur Dr, North Little Rock, AR 72118-4864
- Read more on Tripadvisor
3 / 15
Tripadvisor

#13. Whole Hog Cafe North Little Rock

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (363 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4333 Warden Rd, North Little Rock, AR 72116-8056
- Read more on Tripadvisor
4 / 15
Tripadvisor

#12. Platnum BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
- Read more on Tripadvisor
5 / 15
Tripadvisor

#11. Count Porkula

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1212 E 6th St, Little Rock, AR 72202-2712
- Read more on Tripadvisor

You may also like: Cities with the most expensive homes in Little Rock metro area

6 / 15
Tripadvisor

#10. Lindsey's Hospitality

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 207 Curtis Sykes Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72114
- Read more on Tripadvisor
7 / 15
Tripadvisor

#9. H B's Bar B.Q.

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 6010 Lancaster Rd, Little Rock, AR 72209-2221
- Read more on Tripadvisor
8 / 15
Tripadvisor

#8. Cross Eyed Pig

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1701 Rebsamen Park Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202-1838
- Read more on Tripadvisor
9 / 15
Tripadvisor

#7. Sims Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 7601 Geyer Springs Rd, Little Rock, AR 72209-3924
- Read more on Tripadvisor
10 / 15
Tripadvisor

#6. Capitol Smokehouse & Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 915 W Capitol Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201-3107
- Read more on Tripadvisor

You may also like: Highest-rated cheap eats in Little Rock, according to Tripadvisor

11 / 15
Tripadvisor

#5. Corky's Ribs & BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (109 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 12005 Westhaven Dr, Little Rock, AR 72211-2745
- Read more on Tripadvisor
12 / 15
Tripadvisor

#4. Sims Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2415 Broadway St, Little Rock, AR 72206-2178
- Read more on Tripadvisor
13 / 15
Tripadvisor

#3. Sim's Bar-b-que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (75 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 1307 John Barrow Rd Ste A, Little Rock, AR 72205-6531
- Read more on Tripadvisor
14 / 15
Tripadvisor

#2. Whole Hog Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (214 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 12111 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72211-2713
- Read more on Tripadvisor
15 / 15
Tripadvisor

#1. Whole Hog Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (970 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2516 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202-2116
- Read more on Tripadvisor

You may also like: Highest-rated dessert shops in Little Rock, according to Tripadvisor

Trending Now