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The Top 11 rated BBQ restaurants listed below consistently receive rave reviews from locals as well as from travelers the world over. If you enjoy lip smackin’, finger lickin’ BBQ you can’t go wrong with one of these:

Top BBQ Winners In Northwest Arkansas – UPDATED


Fred's Hickory Inn

Fred’s Hickory Inn
1502 N Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 273-3303

If you are craving a memorable Pit Bar B-Q experience in NWA, take your family, friends and visitors to Fred’s. You just can’t get better friendly service, atmosphere or real pit BBQ. They are also known for their scrumptious steaks and Italian food.

whole hog bbqWhole Hog Cafe
1400 SE Walton Blvd,
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 271-6566

Award-winning, World Champion BBQ – Menu includes the best pork, chicken and beef BBQ. Try the jumbo pulled pork sandwich, always a hit!

smokin joesSmokin’ Joe’s Ribhouse
1204 S. Walton Blvd
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 273-1685

Genuine Pit Barbecue, known as the best BBQ catering service for all of NWA. Ribs smoked all the way through and meat literally falls off the bone.


dinks bbqDink’s Barbeque
3404 SE Macy Road #18
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 657-6264

Dink’s world famous pit barbeque, 2nd to none brisket and onion straws. Kids eat free from 4 – 8 PM every Thursday. What a deal!


Eureka Springs

rockin pig saloonRockin’ Pig Saloon
2039 E Van Buren,

Eureka Springs, AR 72632
(479) 363-6248

A full service dining, drinking and entertainment establishment. BBQ, Burgers, wood-fired pizzas in a fun atmosphere. Try the pork ribs and baked beans.



sassy'sSassy’s Red House
708 N College Ave,
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 856-6366

Known far and wide for having the perfect BBQ sauce. Try the barbecue nachos as an entree instead of an appetizer. Service is terrific too.


penguin edsPenguin Ed’s Bar-B-Que
6347 W Wedington Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72704
(479) 251-7429

You’ll be impressed with Penguin Ed’s mouth-watering bar-b-que. Customers come in time after time for this hickory-enhanced smoked meat.


Lucky LukesLucky Luke’s BBQ
1220 N Garland Ave
Fayetteville, Ar 72703

Stoked for a really good  BBQ sandwich?  Some say this is the best pulled pork in the region.  Their pork, kielbasa sausage and chicken is premium quality and smoked right on the premises.  Lucky Luke’s is a friendly, very casual, BBQ joint that specializes in good food and knowledgeable efficient service.  A favorite with the U of A crowd, they are also a good choice catering.  

Try the rib or pulled pork sandwich once, and you’ll be back again and again.


big rub cateringBig Rub BBQ & Catering
Walmart Supercenter at 4208 Pleasant Crossing Blvd in Rogers

A food truck that has some of the best BBQ and unique food items.  This food is simply out of this world delicious. Even the reviewers, who are consistently reluctant to give high marks, rave about Big Rub’s food. Try the Sabroso, a popular menu item, and one you are sure to enjoy.

Also located via a Food Truck Walmart Home office on M/W/F and Sam Walton Development Center on T/TH,, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479) 372-3802



dickeysDickey’s Barbecue Pit
4204 Green Acres Rd
Rogers, AR 72758
(479) 631-9999

A very popular restaurant in NWA. Seriously pit smoked BBQ. Online ordering available. Kids eat FREE on Sunday. Ice cream always free.



G&D'sG@D’s BBQ
2405 N 2nd Street
Rogers, AR 72756
(479) 619-5841

Five star rating. Amazing pulled pork BBQ sandwiches. Delicious coleslaw. Some say these are the best ribs in Rogers Arkansas. Solid BBQ experience.


Be sure to check out the other many delicious BBQ  restaurants in Northwest Arkansas