A trip to these marvelous restaurants around the Natural State will provide you and the family or the gang a fun time. Every quirky delicacy—ranging from burgers on trains, catfish on planes, delicious purple milkshakes and fine or casual dining menus that feature nearly every popular European dish—can be found at these fabulous eateries:
10. Kelt's Restaurant and Pub
Kelt's Restaurant and Pub can be found at 119 East Main Street in Altus. The theme is Irish and English culture, and the menu serves a variety of European beer as well as traditional pub fare.
9. Fisherman's Wharf
A restaurant and oyster bar, Fisherman's Wharf is located at 5101 Central Avenue in Hot Springs with an amazing lakeside view. The nautical theme coupled with the delicious seafood make this location a grand catch.
8. Hawaiian Brian's
Mahalo! Hawaiian Brian's is located in Fayetteville at 25 East Center in Fayetteville Square. Enjoy a unique and refreshing beverage, a Shoyu chicken salad, or a bowl of yummy Portuguese Bean Soup---and come back for seconds.
7. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse
Located at 3548 East Race Avenue, Fuji Japanese Steakhouse is one of the Natural State's best examples of a Japanese steakhouse with a lively staff working the Hibachi grill.
Terry's is both a fine foods grocery and a fine dining restaurant, all located at 5018 Kavanaugh Boulevard in Little Rock. Fresh is the focus in both the grocery and the restaurant. The best quality of meat and the freshest of produce are found at Terry's. The restaurant itself now has an expanded dining and bar area.
5. Wiederkehr's Weinkeller Restaurant
German, French and Italian traditional dishes are featured on the menu (along with the famed wine) at Wiederkehr's Weinkeller Restaurant in Altus. The location itself is in a hand dug wine cellar, providing diners with a sense of history and culture as they enjoy their meal.
4. Landry's New Orleans Buffet
VIDEO Landry's can be found on 613 Garrison Avenue in Fort Smith, and the Cajun & Creole theme extends from the decor to the menu. Live music, featured on weekends at Landry's, is a big draw as well.
3. Purple Cow
Evoking the spirit of a hip mid 20th century soda fountain while maintaining a 21st century modern vibe, The Purple Cow is one of the more quirky eateries in Arkansas. The restaurant features a diverse menu of classic diner dishes as well as a huge dessert variety. Everyone has to try the purple milkshake at least once. (It's that good!)
2. Parachute Inn
VIDEO The only place in Arkansas where you can enjoy a catfish meal on a plane without paying first class prices, the Parachute Inn in Walnut Ridge provides one of the most unique dining experiences in the Natural State.
1. All Aboard Restaurant and Grill
VIDEO Located in Little Rock at 6813 Cantrell Road (in Westgate Shopping Center), All Aboard Restaurant and Grill will give diners a cute little thrill as their meals are served on wheels. Mini trains make their way around the tracks in the restaurant, and this creative design is how the food is served.
Treat yourself and your loved ones to a meal at one of these awesome Arkansas themed restaurants. You’ll be very pleased with your decision to fill up on diner delicacies from The Purple Cow or spend an afternoon in Altus having some pub grub with your pals. Talk about your experiences at these restaurants. Which of these restaurants stand out the most?