The 15 Best Restaurants in Arkansas!

One of the hardest questions we have to answer on a daily basis is, "What's for dinner tonight?" If you're looking for the perfect place to chow down on a delicious meal with excellent service in an ideal atmosphere, then you'll love these 15 best restaurants in Arkansas.

1. Ed Walker's Drive-In and Restaurant, Fort Smith, AR

Located on Towson Avenue, Ed Walker's is home to the best French dip sandwiches and burgers in the Natural State. Not only is the food worth writing about but this restaurant also offers curb side service.

2. Penguin Ed's Bar-B-Que, Fayetteville, AR

With three locations in Fayetteville, Penguin Ed's functions as a family and offers some of the best slowly-smoked meats for the barbecue lover in you.

3. Oark General Store & Café, Ozone, AR

Located in northern Johnson County, the Oark General Store has been serving up home cooking since 1890. Listed on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places, this restaurant is happy to feed you seven days a week, from sun-up to sun-down.

4. AQ Chicken House, Springdale, AR

Since 1947, this restaurant has been proving how good chicken tastes in the Ozarks. In case you're wondering, that "AQ" stands for "Arkansas Quality."

5. McClard's Bar-B-Q Restaurant, Hot Springs, AR

This restaurant is best known for its amazing hot sauce. McClard's was established in the Natural State in 1928 and has remained a family business since.

6. Feltner's Whatta-Burger, Russellville, AR

Not to be confused with the fast food chain Whataburger! Burgers have been the passion for this college town restaurant since 1967.

7. Calico County, Fort Smith, AR

A landmark of Fort Smith, Calico County is best known for its mouth-watering cinnamon rolls. Located off of Rogers Avenue, this restaurant serves a menu that is home cooking good.

8. The Venesian Inn, Tontitown, AR

Still serving its basic menu of spaghetti and fried chicken, the Venetian Inn has been a Tontitown tradition since 1947. You'll enjoy the rich Italian heritage that is reflected in this restaurant's food.

9. Hammontree's Grilled Cheese, Fayetteville, AR

It's all about the cheese at Hammontree's, who uses local foods and ingredients whenever possible. This restaurant is a cheese-lover's paradise!

10. James at the Mill, Springdale, AR

Located near Arvest Ballpark, this restaurant is an historic piece of Northwest Arkansas serving gourmet New American fare.

11. Skinny J's, Jonesboro, AR

This restaurant was started in 2009 in a small place called Cash, right outside of Jonesboro. This above-average burger and steak joint now has locations in Jonesboro, Paragould, and North Little Rock.

12. Bistro on the Ridge, Jonesboro, AR

If a pimento cheese sandwich and fried pickles are your thing, then this is the restaurant for your taste buds!

13. The Root Café, Little Rock, AR

Located on Main Street in Little Rock, The Root seeks to build community connectedness through local food.

14. Weiderkehr's Weinkeller Restaurant, Weiderkehr Village, AR

This restaurant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers Swiss and other European specialties in a romantic atmosphere.

15. Le Stick Nouveau, Eureka Springs, AR

Located below the historic New Orleans Hotel, this restaurant offers cutting edge cuisine at an affordable cost.

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