When you’re in Arkansas and looking for a great place to eat without having to wait on the usual restaurant table service, these diners are exactly what you’re looking for. Some of these locations serve the best breakfasts you’ll ever find in the Natural State. In addition to being great places to start your day, many of these Arkansas diners offer a great lunch menu, and some have great dinner entrees, too. Check them out whenever you’re in these areas!
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15. Wesner's Grill
Wesner's Grill in Rogers can be found at 117 West Chestnut Street. The atmosphere is unique and hip with plenty for customers to admire once they enter the diner. Regulars love the made-from-scratch breakfast here as well as the excellent service.
14. Frontier Diner
The Frontier Diner is an excellent place to make your regular breakfast or lunch stop. Located in Little Rock, Frontier Diner can be found off I-30 on Frontage Road.
13. T&T Diner
Located in Springdale at 17440 East Highway 412, T&T Diner has ribs you'll absolutely love. Also on the menu are great burgers, fries, and milkshakes!
12. Cheryl's Diner
Cheryl's Diner is in Cabot at 211 East Main Street, and the atmosphere is very much what you want in a great dining experience! A personable and professional staff will be at your service as you satisfy your craving for a tasty breakfast or lunch.
11. Home Plate Cafe
The Home Plate Cafe is located in Hot Springs Village at 5110 North Highway 7 and features a grand variety of cultural cuisines on a monthly basis. The atmosphere and service here will put you at ease, too!
10. Stroud's Country Diner
Stroud's Country Diner is an excellent small-town country diner that serves great meals at prices that won't break your bank. Located in Mayflower, Stroud's remains a favorite among local residents.
9. DJ's Diner
Located in the town of Drasco, Arkansas (near Concord) at 7650 Heber Springs Road North, DJ's Diner is a local favorite with regulars who highly praise the menu and service. Be sure to bring cash and enjoy a plentiful breakfast or lunch with generous portions!
8. Mount Ida Cafe
The Mount Ida Cafe, located at 978 US-270 in Mt. Ida, is a place many customers remember and make sure to stop by and eat whenever in the area. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you and your friends or family will really enjoy the dining experience!
7. Home Plate Diner
The Home Plate Diner at 2615 Prickett Road in Bryant fills you up with a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner at low prices you'll really like. The staff here is very friendly; you'll really enjoy taking the family to Home Plate Diner for enjoyable comfort food.
With two locations in Conway and Russellville, Stoby's popularity as a dining spot has grown tremendously over the years. A favorite among many central Arkansans, Stoby's is famous for excellent cheese dip as well as an amazing variety of sandwiches, burgers, great fries, and delicious desserts.
5. Route 62 Diner
The fabulous Route 62 Diner is located in Eureka Springs at 3029 East Van Buren. Treat yourself to an excellent breakfast, lunch, or dinner with fast and friendly service at this cafe with great retro atmosphere.
4. Advada's Diner
Advada's Diner can be found in Carlisle at 604 Frances Street. Breakfast and lunch are wonderful at this little gem. The lunch buffet features plenty of home cooked favorite dishes, too.
3. The Neighborhood Diner
Located at 1112 North Main Street in Harrison, the Neighborhood Diner is an excellent place to get a bite to eat whenever you're in town or on a road trip to Branson. The breakfast menu is highly recommended by regulars - try the chicken fried steak and eggs!
2. Lucy's Diner
Having been voted 'Best Diner In The State' by MSN.com, Lucy's Diner is definitely worth your time. With three locations around northwest Arkansas (Fayetteville, Rogers, and Fort Smith), you won't have a hard time getting a great meal, either. Try a free piece of the home made pie while you're there!
1. The Purple Cow
Once you step into any of the four Purple Cow restaurants around central Arkansas (2 Little Rock locations as well as one in Conway and Hot Springs), you'll see that you're in for a very cool experience! Everything on the menu from burgers, fries, sandwiches, salads, and the amazing desserts is worth a try - you'll find yourself coming back for more and making it a goal to try every entree you can!
These standout Arkansas diners are well worth your time! Sound off in the comments about how much you love these locales and what are the best items off the menu to try–and mention other diners around the Natural State where you love to stop and enjoy a quick and delicious meal.