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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lemon pie” (33 reviews)
“brisket” (49 reviews)
“beans” (20 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
901 E La Rua St, On the corner of 9th & La Rua, Pensacola, FL 32501-4024
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Looked up this place before I left...the food was good. The waitress was a sweetheart. The guy I think he was the owner told us if its your firat time there you get a free cookie. Everyone was nice.

Thank Alicia H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The folks at Hot Spot start smoking their meats early in the morning in smokers they have set up on the corner. You can drive by early in the morning and smell the goodness. I choose the pulled pork platter with backed beans and macaroni...More

Thank Denise W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When a roll of paper towels is on the table, one can have high hopes for the BBQ meal! This is an all plastic and foam sort of place - plastic dinnerware, plastic plates, brown paper towels and foam cups. We liked the 'que -...More

Thank kcscrapper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant and great barbecue is an old-time Pensacola favorite… Locals and tourists enjoy the great barbecue pork and beef … Desserts are always good You truly get more food then you expect when your served at this wonderful Pensacola Favorite restaurant

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An ad brought us to the location. The kitschy look and giant metal pink pig out front brought us inside. Once in, with a smile we realized we were gonna love it. Our waiter Kyle was amazing. He knew the menu and pointed us to...More

Thank SLR17
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm from south Florida and I've visited Hot Spot once or twice while visiting P-Cola. I generally do not care for brisket because it's always so dry...this place has made me a believer. I will only have brisket here. Honorable mentions...Ribs are great, portions are...More

Thank Roberta P
Reviewed August 16, 2018

The restaurant is a typical bbq place. Somewhat of a hole in the wall place. You can smell the bbq from outside. I had a chef salad with brisket. Very good. My friend had a pulled pork sandwich. The service was very good and the...More

Thank Russell34550
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This is absolutely the BEST BBQ in Pensacola. Everything on the menu is good, but there are several items that I always order when I go. The brisket is always cooked perfectly...moist, nice smoke ring, seasoned to perfection, sliced thin, and piled high. The ribs...More

1  Thank 808HawaiiFamily
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is a place I went to when it first opened and I didn't like it at all. The BBQ sauce was entirely too vinegary (not sure that's a word!). But it overpowered even the taste of the meat. I went back this past weekend...More

2  Thank Laura C
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Some of the best barbecue I've had. The brisket sandwich is amazing. Very friendly family-oriented. Homemade pies every single day.

2  Thank kellwood67
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October 1, 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$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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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