Arkansas September 03, 2019
7 Seasonal Restaurants In Arkansas To Visit While The Weather Is Warm
Pumpkin spice lattes may already be available in coffee shops but if you’re in Arkansas than you already know sweater weather is quite a ways off. Since we’ll unofficially have summer with us for at least another month, let’s squeeze in a few more warm weather outings. These restaurants, whether for specific dishes or gorgeous outdoor settings, are perfect for these last couple of weeks of shorts season.
1. Fisherman's Wharf - Hot Springs
Sit outside and enjoy the lake breeze at the Fisherman's Wharf in Hot Springs. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu: the oysters are scrumptious, the crab legs are delightful, and all of their catfish is U.S. raised.
Address: 5101 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
2. Eleven at Crystal Bridges - Bentonville
This museum cafe is one of the most renowned in the world, it even outranked museums in New York City and Copenhagen on TripSavvy's "The Best Museum Cafes in the World." Although there's never a bad season to visit Eleven, we do love pairing the fine dining with a lovely summer stroll through the art trail on the museum grounds.
Address: 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712
3. Ozone Burger Barn - Ozone
It's hard to resist a burger and shake during the dog days of summer so indulge with a trip to the Ozone Burger Barn. This little barn is the best stop after waterfall chasing or taking a float trip in the Ozarks. Deviating from their signature burger is difficult but any special Tracy has whipped up that day is worth drooling over.
Address: 14433, 14499 AR-21, Ozone, AR 72854
4. Wilson Cafe - Wilson
One of the best reasons to come to Wilson Cafe during summer is their locally sourced ingredients. The vegetables for their salads and veggie plate all come from their next door garden. Tucking into a crisp salad will leave you with room to finish one of their strawberry parfaits.
Address: 2 North Jefferson St, Wilson, AR 72395
5. Arsaga's at the Depot - Fayetteville
Bike, walk, or drive up to this tucked away gem on Dickson in Fayetteville. Arsaga's seasonal menus are delicious no matter the changes but a summer brunch is hard to beat. Pair your feast with summery drink specials like the Bird in the Palmer (it's half green tea and half sparkling lavender lemonade).
Address: 548 West Dickson Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701
6. DeVito's Restaurant - Harrison
There’s nothing better than incredibly fresh fish for dinner. DeVito’s Restaurant and neighboring Bear Creek Springs Trout Farm are well worth the drive. Take a relaxing fishing trip for trout at the creek and bring it in for a well-earned meal.
Address: 350 Devitos Loop, Harrison, AR 72601.
7. Skycrest Restaurant - Paris
There's no better place to refuel from a mountainside camping trip than with a bite at the Skycrest Restaurant at Mount Magazine State Park. Their southern comfort food may even inspire one more hiking trip before you head home.
Address: 577 Lodge Drive, Paris, AR 72855
Which restaurants would you add to this list? Share your favorite warm weather eateries with us in the comments below!
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