Northwest Arkansas Restaurants
There's plenty of comfort food, often Southern style. American standards like burgers and barbecue. Chinese cuisine, Mexican and Italian --especially pizza and pasta. While you will find all those familiar meals here, you can also enjoy Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Greek and Latin American delights.
Here's a sampling of what to expect as you travel through the region.
Bella Vista, Arkansas Restaurants
At least 20 restaurants to serve you, most in the "cheap eats" category with Sonic, Subway, Paradise Donuts and Dairy Queen among the familiar names.
According to numerous online sources, the best choices are:
Top China 32 Sugar Creek Center
Gusano's Italian restaurant, 19 Cunningham Ct
Duffer's Cafe, American food, 638 W. Lancashire Blvd.
Bentonville, Arkansas Restaurants
Bentonville has a large number of restaurants and many of them get very high marks online. Dine on a variety of ethnic cuisines: Indian, Japanese, Thai, Italian, Latin American, Greek, Mexican, and American.
If you plan to stay with American, here's two top choices:
Whole Hog Cafe Pork, beef, chicken, ham and sausage. Sauce choices are added at the table. Sides are excellent, staff is friendly and the place is usually packed. 1400 SE Walton Blvd.
Bentonville Butcher and Deli Sandwiches and deli sides, hot lunches, and dinner platters. The shop houses an organic market with fresh items and some delicacies. 1201 S. Walton Blvd.
Rogers, Arkansas Restaurants
A whopping number of places to eat--last count was 200. Many fast food places, and independent restaurants with excellent food. You might try:
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, 4300 W. Walnut
The Pinnacle Station Local Market Looks like any gas station/ convenience store from the outside. Inside, shelves hold gourmet delicacies and imports and the small restaurant and bar serve, among other things, excellent pizza for eat in or take out. 2000 Promenade Blvd.
Andy's Frozen Custard A variety of flavors, some seasonal. Cones, shakes, sundaes, and concretes, with choice of toppings. Service windows open to the outdoors, and people line up even on cold winter days. 2205 W. Walnut.
Springdale, Arkansas Restaurants
Online reviews are pretty positive. Most highly recommended:
Silk Road Thai Restaurant, 2576 W. Sunset
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 11975 Northwest Blvd (seafood and Creole/Cajun fare)
Benihana Japanese Steak House An oldie but goodie with tasty meals and preparation drama. 50 Tri-County Pkwy.
Fayetteville, Arkansas Restaurants
Name it, you'll find it in Fayetteville. Our faves so far:
Taste of Thai Very popular, extensive menu. Choose your dish's level of heat- their hot is seriously fiery. Ice cold Thai beer or Thai iced tea to quench the burn. 31 Center St.
Common Grounds Modestly called a gourmet espresso bar, but serving up delicious breakfasts. And yes, excellent coffee. 412 West Dickson St.
Siloam Springs, Arkansas Restaurants
All the usual fast food joints, along with local Mexican and Chinese restaurants.
Taqueria El Rancho Best Mexican choice; also offers Honduran specialities. 605 E. Jefferson St.
Soup and Salad Vegetarians will especially appreciate eating here. Good food, low prices. 315 W. Tulsa.
Pho Bowl Asian Tasty and low priced. 808 Mt. Olive.
Thai City Spicier than Pho Bowl, reasonable prices. 10 U.S. 412.
Eureka Springs Restaurants
There are specialty, ethnic, and fine dining choices all over town. Here are some of our favorites:
Bavarian Inn Traditional Czech-German food. 325 W. Van Buren. 479-253-8128
Caribe Restaurant South American cuisine. 309 W. Van Buren. 479-253-8102
DeVito’s Restaurant Exceptional Italian dining. 5 Center St.
Ermilio’s Elegant Italian dining. 26 White St. 479-253-8806
Garden Bistro Farm-fresh, gourmet meals. 119 N. Main St. 479-253-1281
Gaskin’s Cabin Steakhouse They know steak. 2883 Hwy 23N. 479-253-5466
Grand Tavern Upscale fine dining. 37 N. Main St. 479-253-6756
La Familia Tex-Mex Authentic Tex-Mex. Local favorite. 20 Van Buren. 479-253-8406
Oasis Home of Ark-Mex cuisine. 53C Spring St. 479-253-0886
1886 Steak House Traditional steakhouse. At the Crescent Hotel. 479-253-9766
Thai House Lots of good vegetarian dishes. 2059 E Van Buren. 479-363-6632.
Bubba’s BBQ Local fave. Yum! 60 Kingshighway. 479-253-7706
Eureka Grill Casual dining. 71 Spring St. 479-253-6587
Forest Hill Menu or buffet. 3016 E. Van Buren. 479-253-2422
Grandma’s Beans and Cornbread Homestyle cookin’. Pine Mtn. Village. 479-253-6561
Henri’s Food and drinks. 19½ Spring. 479-253-5795
Local Flavor Consistently great food. 71 S. Main St. 479-253-952
Mud Street Café Splendid fresh breakfast and lunch. 22 S. Main St. 479-253-6732
Myrtie Mae’s A local favorite. Excellent buffet. 207 W. Van Buren. 479-253-9768
Rockin Pig Saloon You'll never have a bad meal here. 3029C E. Van Buren. 479-363-62486
Rowdy Beaver Restaurant Family restaurant. 417 E. Van Buren & 24 Spring. 479-253-8544
Simply Scrumptious Tea Room Tasty food plus antiques. 185-A E. Van Buren. 479-253-2300
Sparky’s Roadhouse Café A local favorite. 147 E. Van Buren. 479-253-6001
You'll find plenty of fast food, pizza, and coffee places around town, too.