Yes, yes, three cheers for green eating. Sometimes, though – you just want a big ol’ steak. If you eat meat, you’re in good company here in the Natural State. These restaurants will pile your plate full of sizzling goodness with all the trimmings, and if you still have room after all that, these eateries are even known to whip you up a delicious dessert!
10. The Porterhouse
Located at 707 Central Avenue in Hot Springs, The Porterhouse offers elegant dining (with an eclectic interior for diners to enjoy) and a fine wine and beer selection. Order the Porterhouse for Two - over fifty ounces of steak - and just try to finish it with your group!
9. Gaskin's Cabin Steakhouse
The oldest standing property in Carroll County, Gaskin's Cabin Steakhouse is located at 2833 Highway 23 North in Eureka Springs. The log cabin itself was built in 1864 and the quality dining at this establishment is just as well-known as the restaurant itself. Fine dining here includes the restaurant's famous steaks, prime rib, salmon, tilapia, shrimp, and chicken as well as salads and soups.
8. Logan's Roadhouse
A good chain restaurant for families or groups looking for casual dining without too much atmosphere, Logan's has several restaurant locations around Arkansas. Customers can always get a good deal with one of the numerous specials that Logan's offers with their meals, and if you're not in the mood for a big steak, try their delicious ribs or burgers instead.
7. Doe's Eat Place
An Arkansas landmark restaurant that was popularized during Bill Clinton's presidential campaign, Doe's remains a standout favorite among Little Rock residents who are looking for a good meal and not a fancy eating establishment. Try the three-pound Porterhouse here with all the trimmings or the famous Delta tamales.
6. Arthur's Prime Steakhouse
Often heralded for its quality fine dining and excellent service, Arthur's Prime Steakhouse is great for large family gatherings and special events. Restaurant enthusiasts around central Arkansas will tell you that Arthur's is considered one of the best steakhouses in the state thanks to their impeccable service that makes you, and your party, feel like a true high-class diner.
5. BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
Diners especially enjoy the ambience at this friendly chain of restaurants. Located in the Shackleford Crossing shopping center in Little Rock, BJ's offers a variety of house beers to go along with your meal and a scrumptious selection of desserts to top off a great eating experience for you and your friends and family.
4. Mister B's Steakhouse
This family-operated steakhouse can be found in Rogers at 1043 West Walnut Street. Mr. B's Steakhouse prides itself on consistency - diners will find that everything on the menu is high quality. They also provide great service to customers who always enjoy coming back for a well-seasoned Angus steak or a delicious piece of pecan pie for dessert.
3. Riverfront Steakhouse
Considered one of Arkansas's A-list steakhouses, the Riverfront Steakhouse is located along the banks of the Arkansas River in North Little Rock at the Wyndham Riverfront hotel. The menu here includes seasoned slabs of prime beef cooked in an infrared broiler oven in addition to offering its diners a sizable wine list.
2. Sonny Williams' Steak Room
This gem of Little Rock's River Market has been an upscale dining favorite among locals for years. Diners enjoy thick steaks of gourmet Angus beef, savory seafood, a tempting selection of wine, and one-of-a-kind desserts. The sumptuous meals served here make regular customers out of diners!
1. The Butcher Shop
Ever a favorite among central Arkansas diners, The Butcher Shop serves an awesome prime rib made to suit your taste and the appetizers (try the Cajun shrimp!) are absolutely wonderful. The salad dressings here are homemade, the cuts of meat are huge, and families are always welcome.
If you don’t feel like getting out on the patio and barbecuing over the upcoming Labor Day weekend, treat yourself to one of these excellent restaurants and relax! The service at these establishments is just as great as the food they serve, and you’ll feel like you’re at home without all the worries of having to clean out your hibachi or scrub down the grill!