There are many barbecue places in Fort Smith and the surrounding areas, however most of these places charge a hefty price for their menu items. There is one place that offers delicious barbecue and more at an unbeatable price, that place is Oak Hollow Mountain Bar B Q.
To call Oak Hollow Mountain Bar B Q just a barbecue restaurant would be to call McDonald’s a burger joint. Oak Hollow not only serves great barbecue but also shakes and malts made on a vintage soda fountain from the 1930s and offers great live music on Thursday and Friday nights in the adjacent building known as The Crawdad Hole. Oak Hollow opened their doors several years ago in Mountainburg because the owners felt that the community needed a restaurant. Oak Hollow began serving up barbecue at unbeatable prices, like a Brisket Dinner for $8.25. Most restaurants do not charge less than ten dollars for a brisket dinner so the savings are obvious. Oak Hollow also offers breakfast for those early risers who need a jump start in the morning at reasonable prices. All breakfast items are under ten dollars, the highest of which is $7.75 for eggs and chicken fried steak.
Oak Hollow is also known for having one of the few remaining soda fountains in the area. Customers can order shakes, malts, and sundaes that are made with Blue Bell ice cream and blended on a soda fountain that dates back to the 1930’s. Dining at Oak Hollow can feel like taking a trip back through time without the time machine as one takes in the ambiance reminiscent of an old-fashioned ice cream parlor.
Diners can also enjoy the only live music show for miles around every Thursday and Friday night in the building next door known as The Crawdad Hole. The Crawdad Hole is named after the country song written by country singer Red Moore who performs there quite often. The Crawdad Hole does not serve food itself, but customers can take their meals into The Crawdad Hole from the restaurant as they enjoy great music.
Oak Hollow Mountain Bar B Q is located at 521 Highway 71 SW Mountainburg AR, 72946 479-369-1444