Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Little Rock

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May 25, 2022
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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.

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#12. Catfish City and BBQ Grill

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1817 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204-3605
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#11. Shorty Small's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (154 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11100 N Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock, AR 72212-4118
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#10. Platnum BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
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#9. Count Porkula

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1212 E 6th St, Little Rock, AR 72202-2712
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#8. 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
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#7. 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
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#6. 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
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#5. 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
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#4. Corky's Ribs & BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (107 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
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#3. 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
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#2. 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
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#1. Whole Hog Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (966 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
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