Burgers are an American classic, and that’s no exception in Arkansas. Burger joints have long been an Arkansan favorite. Serving up signature burgers topped with gourmet toppings and cooked to perfection, Arkansas’ best burger joints will keep you coming back for more. Here are a few of our favorites.
Whatta-Burger! Don’t confuse this River Valley treasure with the Whataburger chain. This one-of-a-kind burger joint in Russellville has been filling our bellies and warming our hearts since it was created by founder Bob Feltner back in 1967. You’ll taste the passion for burgers in every bite at Feltner’s Whatta-Burger!
This award-winning burger joint in Little Rock was established in 2000, receiving its first award just two months after it opened. Arkansas Burger Company features old-fashioned hamburgers that go by names like The Rock, The Hog, and The Southland.
Welcome to Patrick’s…home of the old-fashion hamburger. This Springdale landmark has been serving some of the best burgers in Northwest Arkansas for over 40 years. Patrick’s is popular for menu items ranging from burger baskets and fries to ice cream treats and fried pies. Patrick’s can be enjoyed by dine in or carry out as well as by delivery through Chef Shuttle.
In 1975, this seat-yourself burger franchise opened its first restaurant in Oklahoma. Today, Ron’s Hamburgers and Chili has nineteen locations in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas, including this one in Bentonville. One of Ron’s most popular burgers is Ron’s Special: A unique cheeseburger with onions fried into fresh beef topped with bacon bits and a slice of Cure 81 ham topped with Pepper Jack and American cheeses.
This burger joint gets its name from David Bubbus, Sr., a master butcher from Central Arkansas who began his meat career at the age of five working for Johnny Jacobs Meat Market in North Little Rock. David’s Burgers is “founded on the knowledge and principles” of its namesake and on “the traditions and craftsmanship found in master butcher shops,” according to its TripAdvisor page.
This old-fashioned hamburger spot, established in 2007, is located on the way to Beaver Lake on AR 12, just east of Old Town Rogers. Being close to the lake isn’t the only thing Sam’s Olde Tyme Hamburgers is known for. Sam’s is quite popular for serving up freshly ground, one-third-pound burgers that are grilled to order.
Patrick’s Butcher Boy Burgers brings you one of the newest burger experiences in the Fort Smith area. You can find these tasty burgers in the Green Point Shopping Center and at the Nickle & Dime Diner. Patrick’s features burger, fry, and drink combos along with a range of other food and drink items.
Hugo’s has been serving the Northwest Arkansas community since 1977. The burgers at this Fayetteville favorite start with one-third pound of charbroiled 100 percent black angus beef. But it’s not just the burgers that Hugo’s is known for, fans also rave about the homemade fries and beer cheese soup.
If you’re looking for a great burger and beer then come eat at the garage…you and your friends are going to love it here! Smitty’s Garage started when three men sat down one day and decided to create one of the finest burgers in town. Today this joint has become a Northwest Arkansas favorite that offers everything from bison, turkey, and angus beef burgers to fresh cut fries and so much more.
This burger joint’s original location, Cotham’s Mercantile, was built back in 1917, giving it deep roots in the Natural State. Known as the home of the hubcap burger, Cotham’s has gained a nationally recognized reputation for serving outstanding food. Additionally, Cotham’s is known for being the place “where the elite meet to eat” due to political patrons like Bill Clinton and David Pryor.