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Hot Spot Barbecue

901 E La Rua St, On the corner of 9th & La Rua, Pensacola, FL 32501-4024
+1 850-497-6060
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lemon pie” (37 reviews)
“brisket” (53 reviews)
“mac cheese” (22 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
901 E La Rua St, On the corner of 9th & La Rua, Pensacola, FL 32501-4024
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Reviewed yesterday

I have to tell you to go to Hot Spot BBQ. You will not be disappointed! Excellence in food, and hospitality! The ribs are outstanding and the pie DIVINE!! Honestly, the sides are great as well. Bring your appetite!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Southern911
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i just got a combo plate to go and did all my business with the bartender. she knew her stuff, she was fun and i enjoyed my time there,.,she let me sample the bar b que sauce and brunswick stew all delicious. in the end...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Doug V
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Hot Spot has scrumptious beef brisket. Every item on the menu is exemplary. You have to taste it all for yourself.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KForret
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I've bought way better BBQ at a no name gas station in the middle of nowhere. Service was pitiful. Portions were small. My son and I were going to try out the heralded Hot Spot BBQ. We both said the same thing. First and last...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Brian C
Reviewed November 6, 2018

By far the best ribs I have ever eaten. I go no sauce, just the excellent rub smoked to perfection. People are always friendly. I shouldn't leave out the chicken. My wife doesn't eat meat so we get the family meal and substitute chicken for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Charles Y
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This place is great for chicken and ribs! The staff is nice and friendly. Not fancy decor but that’s ok for this type of food. Every morning, I see the guy out on the many grills at 5 am already working . It’s worth the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Storey-Myrick
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Family owned and operated barbecue. Great little eat-in dinner with fast friendly service or fast and efficient take-out service (with a smile) from Paula at the counter. Don't forget the pie made by dad. Best barbecue in town.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 363kww
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

BBQ restaurant out of bbq pork. Acted like it was no big deal whatsoever. Wasted my time and a visit. How odd that they have a slogan about customer satisfaction.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sean E
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had driven by this place a couple times and it smelled heavenly, so this time we stopped and LOVED it. Great place.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank john K
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We tried this place out yesterday on our way out of town back to chilly Illinois! The food was incredible! I could have eaten a whole pile of their mac and cheese. And the lemon pie and pumpkin pie was delicious and made the trip...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank robinkQ8682FN
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October 1, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 E La Rua St, On the corner of 9th & La Rua, 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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