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Hot Spot Barbecue

901 E La Rua St, Pensacola, FL 32501-4024
+1 850-497-6060
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (46 reviews)
“lemon pie” (34 reviews)
“mac cheese” (19 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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901 E La Rua St, Pensacola, FL 32501-4024
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Reviewed yesterday

Order their Ribs, Potato Salad and Coleslaw. If you are having guests it's great. Or just buy for self and family.

Thank redtopfarm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I live in TX and eat at a top rated BBQ restaurant in the state every week. I thoroughly enjoyed my rib and brisket combo at Hot Spot. Their BBQ stands up nationwide. Potato salad and baked beans were good too. Jessica was a personable,...More

Thank FujiDallas_TX
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I truly love this place! My mom and I drove an hour to have dinner here last night. It’s the best BBQ. They have smokers in front of the restaurant. Their BBQ is always fresh. The brisket and ribs are tender and full of flavor....More

Thank Tammy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good food, reasonable prices and super-friendly staff! I highly recommend!! The mac-n-cheese is great.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They got us the first time we drove by.. smell, from inside our car, was incredible! They also have my very favorite bbq.. burnt brisket ends! You have to ask for them. Be sure and specify BRISKET, otherwise you’ll get burnt rib end, which I...More

Thank R A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot Spot Barbecue is without a doubt the best in Pensacola. Comfortable atmosphere, very pleasant staff... and the BEST BRISKET I've ever eaten ... hand's down.

Thank toeggy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from Iowa and wanted to try a local BBQ joint. I’m so glad we found this little gem! We tried 5 different meats and if you love a good smoked flavor, definitely get the pulled pork, my favorite of what we tried. My 2nd...More

Thank ShaeDreams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everytime my husband and I go the food is always awesome. I LOVE the burnt ends. Husband loves all the other meats as well. Their BBQ sauce is the only sauce he eats as well! The Lemon Pie & Brownie Pie is good too. :)

Thank Deanna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time. Jessica was attentive and gracious. The food was delicious and our drinks were never empty. It was warm in there but not too terribly bad. I would most certainly say stop in if you're wanting bbq. (Seriously, my only complaint...More

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great bbq and service, atmosphere was inviting. Accommodates large group, military friendly! Try when you visit Pensacola Florida!

Thank bulletgirl
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Response from Skip H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Great BBQ, too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 E La Rua St, Pensacola, FL 32501-4024
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-497-6060
Authentic Southern Barbecue Cooked on a Real Oak & Hickory Fire! Opened in June of 2013, we are family operated and sincerely appreciate your patronage. Our Goal is to serve the very best Southern Style Barbecue. Only the finest meats are selected, seasoned with our special dry-rub, and cooked in our outdoor Smokers. Nothing is deep-fried. We use a combination of recipes, from family and friends, and all quality ingredients. White Bread is traditional and we will provide more if you want. We truly care about your dining experience and expect our service to be friendly and prompt. If there is a special condiment or something extra that you desire, just ask. Our signature sauce is tomato-based with a little black pepper “kick” to it. We do not cook with sauce, so it is added at the time of serving. Order dry, if you prefer. There will be warm sauce on the table. For take-out, an extra side of sauce can be provided. Thank You!
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