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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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“lemon pie” (32 reviews)
“brisket” (38 reviews)
“burnt ends” (9 reviews)
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
901 E La Rua St, Pensacola, FL 32501-4024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really expected better with all the other reviews. Service was good. Had the brisket meal with Mac n cheese and fries. The sliced brisket was about 1/4 fat cap and the rest was not as tender and a little chewy. When I smoke brisket it...More

Thank Edisit2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We order Hotspot for our office occasionally and actually did an unofficial "survey" of the local BBQ restaurants with our guys at the office. Hotspot is always requested. It's good stuff. Their pies are great too.

Thank Mimi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was good went in after the lunch crowd. Everyone very friendly. Had the brisket sand which with cole slaw. For $11.99 i guess I expected more. The brisket was amazing the coleslaw was bland with hardly any mayo or taste to it. I was...More

Thank melaniec1967
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pulled pork and brisket combo is excellent. Potato salad is well above average and the beans have a nice combination of spices and bacon.

Thank Tab C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The brisket just melts in your mouth. My mouth just waters from the memory of eating at Hot Spot Barbecue. On my next visit I want to try the ribs. My friend had the pork and said it was delicious. Favorite side were the beans...More

Thank rosy l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Consistently awesome, brisket, the best I ever ate. Neat back room, wonderful service, baked beans that are truly a secret recipe Crowded at lunch we like anytime after 1:30pm

Thank dhwalkrun
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Vacationing with my kids and we had a taste for some bbq. After searching trip advisor we decided on Hot Spot and this place did not disappoint. The food was great and the service matched the environment. Cyle (Kyle with a “C”) was great, he...More

Thank Paulene F
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Dined here for lunch on a Tuesday around lunch time. Inside fairly full, but able to find a table. Our server was Jazimen and she was very good--prompt in taking our orders and order was correct. We both ordered the combo plate that includes your...More

Thank gulffloater
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We found this place just driving around accidentally. It's small with a BIG greatness. The staff is super friendly. The food was so delicious that we went here 3 times in 8 days! And save room for dessert, they have the best chocolate pie!

Thank Lourdes A
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Believe it or not we got tired of seafood after 10 days so we decided to try this place. We are so glad we did. Jessica greeted us and was quickly decided this was no accident. The food and service is amazing. We were happy...More

Thank Fransilly
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2 October 2017|
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Response from Skip H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Great BBQ, too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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