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You’ve Got To Take This Road Trip Through Arkansas’s Best Barbecue Cities

We’ve discussed the best barbecue city in Arkansas and added a bunch of restaurants to your barbecue bucket list, but this time we’re doing something different with barbecue—we’re road tripping. All of the restaurants on this list are on your barbecue bucket list already, but with this road trip you can hit two a day while experiencing a wonderful drive through the Delta region and into central Arkansas.

The total drive time is just under six hours, but you’re going to want to spread it out over several days so that you can eat all the barbecue you can. You could also divide the trip up across a few weekends so you’ll have enough space in your stomach for all those ribs. Regardless of how you choose to enjoy this barbecue adventure, you’re definitely going to want to pack your eating pants. These eleven restaurants are musts for barbecue fans.

For directions to these restaurants, click here.

For more road trips you need to take in Arkansas, click here. For the ultimate foodie road trip, you need to try this one.

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.