All of these particular Arkansas restaurants have a lot of local flavor going on. The history behind these beloved locations is just as attractive to visitors as the delicious food that’s served. Visit these restaurants and find out why time’s been so kind to them:
11. Arkansas House & Boardwalk Cafe
Located on the banks of the Little Buffalo River on Scenic Hwy. 7 in Jasper, the Boardwalk Cafe features locally produced organic meals on the menu. The cafe is on the site of Arkansas House, a historic inn.
10. Bean Palace Cafe at War Eagle Mill
Enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, or brunch at the Bean Palace Cafe, a part of historic War Eagle Mill in Rogers.
9. Mud Street Cafe
A part of historic underground Eureka Springs, the Mud Street Cafe is located in a building built in 1888 at street level. The street, which has since been developed upward, now has visitors traveling down a flight of stairs for breakfast or lunch. The cafe's interior features stained glass lighting and limestone walls.
8. Feltner's Whatta Burger
An Arkansas standard in great burgers, Feltner's Whatta Burger is located at 1410 North Arkansas Avenue in Russellville. The business has been in operation since 1967 and has been named as one of America's Top 10 Legendary Burger Joints by AskMen.com.
7. AQ Chicken House
VIDEO The original AQ Chicken House in Springdale first opened in July 1947. The restaurant has been serving great 'Arkansas Quality' chicken ever since with a second AQ Chicken House opening in 1991 in Fayetteville.
6. Venisian Inn
Authentic Italian cuisine with Southern charm is the specialty at the Venisian Inn, located in Tontitown. The establishment has been in operation since 1947.
5. Wiederkehr Weinkeller Restaurant
A restaurant created out of a wine cellar, Wiederkerhr's Weinkeller Restaurant has been serving delicious European dishes since the cellar, hand dug in 1880, was converted to a restaurant in 1967.
4. Doe's Eat Place
VIDEO Originally established in Greenville, MS in 1941, Doe's Eat Place has expanded business to several different cities in different states. The Little Rock location became famous as a political staff hangout during Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign.
VIDEO Serving Arkansas since 1928, McClard's is well known for delicious barbecue served with famous McClard's BBQ sauce. The restaurant is featured regularly in national media in reference to the best barbecue joints in America.
2. Ozark Cafe
VIDEO Established in 1909, the Ozark Cafe in Jasper is still a popular destination to get a great steak or burger.
1. Jones Bar-B-Q Diner
VIDEO Award-winning Jones Bar-B-Q in Marianna has been in business for more than a century, serving meats smoked on-site. A legend in Arkansas, Jones Bar-B-Q and McClards are credited as being two of the best locations to eat barbecue in America.
These time-honored restaurants are definitely worth visiting. You’ll learn a little more about Arkansas along with the opportunity to sit down to an excellent meal. History buffs and food lovers alike, take a trip to these locations and enjoy yourselves!