Early Arkansas travelers knew a thing or two about "fast food." While drive-thru restaurants wouldn't appear in the state until the 1970s, the earliest travelers were usually prepared for a meal along their route. It would usually include shelf-stable items such as hard biscuits and jerky.
|A traditional meat counter inside Burl's. (Grav Weldon)|
|There are plumbed facilities |
within the store. (Grav Weldon)
|Ham hocks, hog jowl and smoked bologna. (Grav Weldon)|
|Yes, that big. (Grav Weldon)|
Burl's ignores the conventions of a traditional roadside attraction with seasonal hours -- instead, it's open throughout the year. Drop in on your way to dig crystals next time you're in the area.
You'll find Burl's Country Smokehouse at 10176 Albert Pike (Highway 270) way out from Hot Springs. No website, but you can always call them at (501) 991-3875.