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This Remarkable Arkansas Restaurant Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Traveled Back In Time

Located on Towson Avenue in Fort Smith, Ed Walker’s Drive-In & Restaurant has been in operation since 1943. Ed Walker’s has hung around that long mostly because the food is delicious, but some of its appeal has to do with atmosphere. You see, Ed Walker’s is a place that never forgets the time that brought it initial success. This old-fashioned drive-in has brought the 1950s forward, into a restaurant that celebrates nostalgia and offers a time-traveling experience for diners. The drive-in still offers curbside service, and it’s the only drive-in in Arkansas that will deliver cold beer to your car.

You’ll find Ed Walker’s at 1500 Towson Avenue in Fort Smith. Directions are here.

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J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.