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The Hucklebuck Smoke & Grill

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204 NE 12th Ave., Ava, MO 65608
+1 417-683-2555
11:00 - 20:00
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Ava, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The flavor of the smoked meat at Hucklebuck is just too delicious to put into words. My favorite is the smoked brisket which is always moist and tender with enough smoke that I almost don't want to put sauce on it. However the sauce, too, is delicious. Their baked beans and potato sides are my choices, and I'm usually eyeing... More 

Thank valelys
Mansfield, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Handy for barbeque carryout now that restaurant has opened additional site in Mansfield. Delicious ribs, brisket, beans, and even the cole slaw.

Thank familytravelagent58
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Driving though town, we were not optimistic about our chances of getting great food for lunch and nearly settled on convenience store offerings when we saw this place. The BBQ is absolutely delicious and our food was ready almost as soon as we were finished ordering. I particularly liked my baked potato with brisket--the potato was huge and perfectly cooked.... More 

Thank KatrinaPa
Howe, Texas
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I had the brisket dinner. The brisket I would rate as good. The potato salad was not very good and the beans were average. There could have been more beans and less sauce with the beans. Garlic bread is not a good fit with barbeque, in my opinion. Texas toast or hot dinner rolls would be much better.

Thank 68jerryb
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This BBQ joint was a pleasant surprise. My husband had the 3 meat meal with pulled pork, sausage and brisket. I had the pulled pork and 2 ribs. The meat was moist and tasty. A BBQ sauce for several tastes. The baked beans and Cole slaw were fabulous. Portions were big!!!! They only take cash or checks so be prepared.... More 

Thank Cathomeyer
New Bern, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We were totally surprised and pleased with this place. It is very clean and well decorated with several stuffed fish and game on the walls. The staff is very pleasant and efficient. But, most of all, the food was outstanding! We both had the Queen Sized Pulled Port sandwich which came with two sides. Every food item was delicious! This... More 

Thank Chas S
Ava, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is one of the best BBQ restaurants that I have ever eaten at and it is Right Here in AVA, MO!!! If you live here or are passing through do not miss this opportunity!!! Very Friendly Staff!!! There is not a weak spot on their Menu!!!

Thank David Q
Marshall, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant if you're a BBQ fan. The ribs are wonderful, as are the other meats. The baked beans and slaw are my favorite sides, but others are just as good. Peanuts on the table, buckets for shells, plenty of napkins and a delicious sauce all add to a great experience. The service is always good, too.

Thank mjrieth
Wheathampstead, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Large portions of very tasty meats. Had 3 meat plate with two sides. Excellent flavour and very tender. Service is quick and friendly but not obtrusive. Not suitable for vegetarians.

Thank Linda C
Huntsville, Alabama
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189 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Had 3 meat plate with two sides. Chose pulled pork, sausage and brisket. Would rate the meats a 5. Excellent flavor and so tender you don't need a knife. Sides we chose were very mediocre. Corn tasted like it was old and the potato salad lacked zing and was too sweet.

Thank cindyannsmith

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 NE 12th Ave., Ava, MO 65608
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Ava
  • Phone Number: +1 417-683-2555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?