When we travel off-the-beaten-path, chances are, we’ll encounter a hidden gem along the way. A mom-and-pop shop serving some of the best darn country cookin’ you’ve ever eaten. And naturally, we must stop in to experience all that yummy goodness, right? Well, that’s exactly what you’ll find at Sweetpea’s Smokehouse in Kirby AR. This family restaurant in Arkansas that’s nestled along the countryside is sooo worth the trip to the middle of nowhere..

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Have you been to Sweetpea’s Smokehouse in Kirby AR to try their delicious smoked meats? If so, tell us about it in the comments below. Also, follow Sweetpea’s Smokehouse on Facebook for a full list of menu items as well as their specials. 

And while you’re in the area, take a step back in time by visiting this old-fashioned general store in Arkansas. Or burn off some of those calories by taking a hike on one of the hiking trails in Kirby Arkansas.

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Restaurants In Arkansas

What are some of the best restaurants in Arkansas?

From BBQ mom-and-pop shops to dairy bars and more, these are some of the best restaurants in Arkansas:

  • Dondie’s White River Princess, Des Arc
  • Purple Cow, Multiple Locations
  • The Mammoth Orange Café, Redfield
  • Abe’s Ole Feed House, Lawson
  • Monte Ne Inn, Rogers
  • Jones Bar-B-Q, Marianna
  • Cliff House Restaurant, Jasper
  • McClard's Bar-B-Q, Hot Springs
  • Oark General Store and Café, Oark
  • Weinkeller Restaurant, Wiederkehr Village
  • Ozark Café, Jasper
  • Charlotte's Eats & Sweets, Keo

Check out our article to learn more about the best restaurants in Arkansas that you must visit. 

What are some of the best bakeries in Arkansas?

If you have a sweet tooth and searching for the best bakeries in Arkansas, here are some of the places that we recommend:

  • Wild Sweet William’s Baking House, Searcy
  • Cheesecake on Point, Little Rock
  • Briar Rose Bakery, Farmington
  • PattiCakes Bakery, Conway
  • Ms. Lena's Pies, De Valls Bluff
  • Community Bakery, Little Rock
  • Serenity Farm Bread, Leslie
  • Neighbors Mill, Harrison
  • The Wooden Spoon Bakery, Gentry
  • Magnolia Bake Shop, Magnolia
  • Lybrand's Bakery & Deli, Pine Bluff
  • Julie's Sweet Shoppe, Conway

Be sure to visit our website to discover more of the best bakeries in Arkansas

Are there good BBQ restaurants in Arkansas?

Of course, we have a lot of restaurants in Arkansas that serve some of the most mouthwatering BBQ around. Here are some of the ones that belong on your list:

  • Craig’s Bar-B-Q, De Valls Bluff
  • Knightfire BBQ, Searcy
  • Wright's Barbecue, Johnson
  • Cunningham’s Barbeque, Atkins
  • Hoots BBQ, Bakery, and Grill, McGehee
  • Uncle Henry’s BBQ, Sheridan
  • Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish, Carlisle
  • Brother's BBQ, Heber Springs
  • Lindsey's Hospitality House & Barbecue, North Little Rock
  • Rivertowne BBQ, Ozark
  • Whole Hog Cafe, Little Rock

Read our previous article to find out more about these BBQ restaurants in Arkansas.

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