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and stay. When visitors experience what we have to offer, they are sure to return, and they’re also sure to spread the word about our amazing corner of the state.

Of course everyone wants to know how we choose the winners for our Top 10 lists, and while the actual formula is proprietary, simply put, we use an algorithm that is based on thousands of online reviews, select reader polls and the undercover experiences of members of the NWATravelGuide. com’s street team. The street team is like a group of mystery shoppers. Using this three pronged research method, we are able to sort and select with considerable certainty the Top 10 in any particular category.

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KIDS Kids Eat FREE Bentonville.................................................. 6


Kids Eat FREE Fayetteville.................................................. 7 Kids Eat FREE Rogers........................................................ 8 Kids Eat FREE Springdale.................................................. 9 Indoor Kids Things to Do......................................... 10 - 11 Outdoor Kids Things to Do...................................... 12 - 13

29. Sandwiches .......................................................... 43 30. Southern ....................................................... 44 - 45 31. Sports Bars ........................................................... 46 32. Springdale Restaurants . ........................................ 47 33. Steak . ................................................................. 48 34. Sushi .................................................................... 49 35. Tacos ................................................................... 50 36. Tex Mex ............................................................... 51

restaurants 1. Bakeries.................................................................... 14 2. Birthday Places.......................................................... 15 3. BBQ.......................................................................... 16 4. Bentonville Restaurants............................................... 17 5. Breakfast................................................................... 18 6. Brunch............................................................... 19 - 20 7. Budget...................................................................... 21 8. Buffet........................................................................ 22 9. Burgers .................................................................... 23 10. Catfish ................................................................... 24 11. Coffee . .................................................................. 25 12. Decadent Desserts .................................................. 26 13. Eureka Springs Restaurants ..................................... 27 14. Gluten Free ............................................................ 31 15. Fayetteville Restaurants ........................................... 28 16. Food Trucks – North ............................................... 29 17. Food Trucks – South . .............................................. 30 18. Hidden Treasures ................................................... 32 19. Italian .................................................................... 34 20. International ........................................................... 33 21. Late Night .............................................................. 35 22. Mediterranean . ...................................................... 36 23. New Restaurants ..................................................... 37 24. Pizza ...................................................................... 38 25. Restaurant/Pub Game Night..................................... 40 26. Rogers Restaurants . ................................................ 41 27. Pubs . ..................................................................... 39

37. Thai ..................................................................... 52 38. Wings .................................................................. 53

things to do 39. Christmas Events . .......................................... 54 - 56 40. Consignment Clothing Stores ............................... 57 41. Cycling Shops . ..................................................... 58 42. Fishing Resorts . .................................................... 59 43. Flea Markets – North ............................................ 60 44. Flea Markets – South . ........................................... 62 45. Microbreweries............................................... 63 - 64 46. Mountain Bike Trails ............................................. 65 47. Multi-Use Trails . ................................................... 66 48. Museums . ..................................................... 67 - 68 49. Outdoor Adventure Shops ..................................... 69 50. Specialty Gift Shops .............................................. 70 51. Things To Do in Northwest Arkansas ...................... 71 52. Thrift Stores .......................................................... 72 53. Weekend Getaways .............................................. 73 54. Wine Bars . ........................................................... 74

accommodationS 55. B & B’s ................................................................. 75 56. Extended Stay Hotels ............................................. 76 57. Hotels with Great Bars .......................................... 77 58. Pet Friendly Hotels ................................................ 78 59. Unique Accommodations ..................................... 79 60. World Class Accommodations ............................... 80

28. Seafood ................................................................. 42

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Northwest Arkansas Approximately 4 million visitors per year make the trip to Northwest Arkansas, and there are no signs that traffic is slowing down. If you are asking why, you’ve probably never been to this booming area! There are tons of amazing restaurants, things to do and places to stay in Northwest Arkansas. The Northwest corner of Arkansas is home to a number of towns and smaller communities, which together are commonly referred to as Northwest Arkansas or NWA. Bentonville, Bella Vista, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Lowell, Rogers, Siloam Springs and Springdale are the cities covered in this recently researched and up-to-date Top 10 NWA Travel Guide. Long known for its natural beauty and clean Ozark Mountain air, Northwest Arkansas has morphed into a cultural and business center rivaling the best in the world. The recently completed 36-mile Razorback Greenway, a primarily offroad trail system, links together six NWA cities and many community destinations including Walmart, J.B. Hunt, and Tyson Foods corporate headquarters. Additionally, the trail system also links to Arts and entertainment districts, historic sites, parks, residential communities and shopping areas. NWA invites its visitors to enjoy: • Awe-inspiring Museums Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a dazzling, world-class 1.2 billion dollar museum. • Breathtaking Natural and Manmade Wonders Beaver Lake, Ozark Mountains, Hiking & Biking Paradise • Championship Level Cycling Walking & Hiking trails Award-winning bicycle friendly communities, Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville

• Award-winning Chefs and Culinary Districts Bentonville, Fayetteville, Eureka Springs, Siloam Springs, Local & eclectic food • Vibrant Entertainment Districts Downtown & Dickson St. in Fayetteville, Downtown in Eureka Springs • Metropolitan Level Upscale Shopping Downtown Rogers, Fayetteville, Eureka Springs • Countless Unique Boutiques and Little Out-Of-The-Way shops Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Springdale • Antiquing at Its best Fayetteville, Siloam Springs, Springdale, Eureka Springs • America’s Favorite Farmer’s Markets Fayetteville, Bentonville, Bella Vista, Rogers, Eureka Springs, Siloam Springs and Springdale Transportation Once in NWA: NWA is still in its infancy as far as mass transit is concerned. A rental car is the most efficient way to travel around town and from city to city. Executive car services and taxicabs are available as is the Ozark Regional Transit bus (app and Internet users can check RouteShout for Restaurant scheduled stops). Additionally, many hotels offer shuttle and chartered bus service. Price Key Check out our website at NWATravelguide.com or our Facebook page for the latest information.

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Kids Eat Free - Bentonville Some have said this Kids Eat Free list is the new parents’ bible. We don’t know about that, but we do know that many readers across NWA have told us over and over how much they love having this handy reference so they can take the entire family out for a delicious meal, but at a greatly reduced price.

It’s like subtracting one or two meals off the bill. Enjoy!




The Flying Burrito Company:

Firehouse Subs:


Buffalo Wild Wings:

Thai Cuisine:

Kids Eat FREE - Two kids per adult entree purchased at regular price.

Gusano’s Pizzeria:

Kids Night (kids 12 yrs & under) 8” Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza - $1.99, 5 PM to close.

Las Palmas:

5pm to close-children 12 and under get a free kid’s meal per adult entrée

Mama Fu’s (Bentonville):

One child’s meal free with the purchase of adult entrée

Panda Express:

Free kid’s meal with an adult purchase from 5-8 p.m. Plus each location will have fun activities for the kids to enjoy during this time.

Ron’s Hamburgers: Kids eat free after 3 PM

After 3 PM: kids meals are $1.99 with adult entree purchase.

Ron’s Hamburgers: Kids eat free after 3 PM

The Flying Burrito Company: Kids eat free all day (quesadilla or taco, chips & small drink) w/ purchase of adult meal

Whole Hog cafe:

Kids eat FREE with a purchase of an adult meal.

Thursday Ron’s Hamburgers:

Kids eat free after 3 PM

Village Inn:

Monday free kid’s meal with paid adult entree.

Tuesday Beef ‘O’ Brady’s:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult meal purchase.


Kids eat free with each adult purchase, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.


Kids eat free 4-10 PM

Gusano’s Pizzeria:

Kids Night (kids 12 yrs & under) 8” Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza - $1.99, 5 PM to close

Pizza Hut:

Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult buffet.

Ron’s Hamburgers: Kids eat free after 3 PM

The Flying Burrito Company: Kids Eat FREE - Two kids per adult entree purchased at regular price.

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Top Ten

Kids eat free 4-10 PM Kids eat free all day 11 AM - 9 PM

Thai Basil:

Kids eat free during dinner and weekends.

Sunday Mama Fu’s Asian House:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase. Dine-in only.

Thai Basil:

Kids eat free during dinner and weekends.

Kids Eat Free - Fayetteville Everyday:


Boar’s Nest BBQ:


Cici’s Pizza:

Atlanta Bread Company:

Kids eat free all the time (one kid’s meal per adult entree) 12 & under.

Kids ages 12 and under eat free when an adult purchases a full price meal. (5 -9 PM)

& small drink) w/purchase of adult meal.

Golden Corral:

Kids eat free 5-9 PM. Kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase. Children 3 and under eat FREE from the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.

Fayetteville & Rogers locations. Kids 12 & under eat free 4 PM until close. 1 per adult meal purchase. Fayetteville location offers free balloons & face painting.

La Huerta Mexican Restaurant:

Grub’s Bar & Grille: JJ’s Grill:


4 PM - close: kids eat FREE!

Kids under 3 eat Free. One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase. One kid 12 and under eats FREE from the kid’s menu with each adult meal purchase.

Kids eat free with each adult purchase, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.

Sassy’s Redhouse:


The Catfish Hole:

East Side Grill:

All $3.99 kids meals are marked down to 99 cents every day with purchase of adult meal. Every day kids ages 4 and under eat FREE with adult purchase.

Monday Bliss Cupcake Café:

For children 10 and under - one free mini cupcake, frosting shot, or candy pretzel with purchase of a cupcake or cookie sandwich.

Colton’s Steakhouse:

Kids eat free after 4 pm. 2 per paid adult. Includes child’s drink.

Flying Burrito:

Kids 12 & under eat free all day. (quesadilla or taco, chips & small drink) Up to 2 kids per paid adult meal.

Golden Corral:

Kids eat free 5-9 PM kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase.

Gusano’s Pizzeria:

Kid’s Night (kids 12 yrs & under) 8’’ Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza only $1.99 (5 PM to close)

Hog Haus:

M-F 3-7 PM 1 free kids meal per paid adult. 2nd child 1/2 price off kids menu.

Las Palmas:

5 PM to close-children 12 and under get a free kids’ meal per adult entrée.


Kids eat free after 4 PM. 1 per paid adult. Ages 12 and under.


Kids 12 and under eat free all day - one per adult meal.

Slim Chickens:

Kids 12 & under eat FREE with purchase of adult entrée.


Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

Village Inn:

Monday free kid’s meal with adult entree.

Kids eat free 4-10 PM. One child per paid adult. Kids Eat Free, 4 PM to close.

Firehouse Subs:

5 - 9 PM: one FREE kid’s meal per adult meal purchase!

Flying Burrito:

Kids 12 & under eat free all day. (quesadilla or taco, chips & small drink) Up to 2 kids per paid adult meal.

Genghis Grill:

Kids 11 and under eat free. One free kid’s meal per adult bowl purchased. Dine in only. Includes one free soft drink.

Golden Corral:

Kids eat free 5-9 PM. Kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase. Children 3 and under eat FREE from buffet with purchase of adult meal.

Hog Haus:

M-F 3-7 PM 1 free kids meal per paid adult. 2nd child 1/2 price off kid’s menu.


Kids 12 and under eat free from 4-8 PM. One kid’s menu item per adult entree. Drinks not included.

Las Palmas:

5pm to close-children 12 and under get a free kids’ meal per adult entrée

Lucky Luke’s BBQ:

Kids Eat FREE with the purchase of adult entree.

Mojito’s Fayetteville:

Kids eat free, one child per paid adult all day Mon & Tues.

Pizza Hut:

Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult buffet.

Red Robin:

Kids eat free when you buy one adult entrée.


Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

Wednesday Firehouse Subs on MLK:

Kids 10 & under get one FREE kid’s meal per adult meal purchase!

Noodles Italian Kitchen:

Panda Express:

Free kid’s meal with an adult purchase from 5-8 PM. Plus each location will have fun activities for the kids to enjoy during this time.


Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

Whole Hog Cafe:

Kids Eat free w purchase of adult entree. One kid’s meal per adult meal.

Thursday Bariola’s Pizzeria:

after 4 PM: kids eat FREE off the kid’s menu with adult meal purchase. Dine-in only.

Mariachi’s Grill & Cantina:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase.


Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

Friday Hog Haus Brewing Company:

Friday 3-7 PM: kids eat FREE with adult entree purchase.

Steak ‘n Shake:

Kids Eat Free all weekend. One free kid’s plate for every $8 spent. Dine-In only.

Saturday Denny’s:

Kids eat free 4-10 PM.

Golden Corral:

Children 3 and under eat FREE from the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.

Steak ‘n Shake:

Kids Eat Free all weekend. One free kid’s plate for every $8 spent. Dine-In only.


Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

Sunday Buffalo Wild Wings:

until 9 PM: kid’s meals are $1.99 with adult entree purchase. Dine-in only.

Golden Corral:

Children 3 and under eat FREE from the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.

Steak ‘n Shake:

Kids eat free w/purchase of adult meal 4-10 PM.

Kids Eat Free all weekend. One free kid’s plate for every $8 spent. Dine-In only.

Flying Burrito:


Kids eat free all day (quesadilla or taco, chips

Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

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Kids Eat Free - rogers Everyday Boar’s Nest BBQ:

Kids eat free all the time (one kid’s meal per adult entree) 12 & under.

Grub’s Bar & Grille:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase

JJ’s Grill:

One kid 12 and under eats FREE from the kid’s menu with each adult meal purchase.

On the Border:

Free sundae with kid’s meal purchase.


Free kid’s entree with purchase of an adult meal.

Monday Colton’s Steakhouse:

one FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase.

Golden Corral:

Kids eat free 5 - 9 PM. Kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase.

Flying Burrito:

Pinnacle Bar and Grill:

Kids Eat Free 4-9 PM. Dine in only, limit of three free kids meals per one adult entree

Pizza Hut:

Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult buffet.


Kids eat Free

Mojitos Modern Mexican Grill: One FREE kid’s meal per adult meal purchase.

Kids eat for 99 cents from 5 - 8 PM w/adult purchase.

Wednesday Firehouse Subs:

Kids eat free w/ purchase of adult sandwich after 4:00 PM.

Tuesday Atlanta Bread Company:

Fayetteville & Rogers locations. Kids 12 & under eat free 4 PM until close. 1 per adult meal purchase.


5-9 PM - kids 12 & under eat free with the purchase of a full price adult entree.


Kids eat free with each adult purchase, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Flying Burrito:

Flying Burrito: Kids eat Free.

Golden Corral:

Kids eat free 5 - 9 PM. Kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase.

Jason’s Deli:

Kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult meal. Two kid’s meals per adult meal purchased. Call ahead for participating locations.


Kids eat Free

Genghis Grill:

Kids eat free all day- any kid’s meal w/ drink, age 12 and under

Golden Corral:

Kids eat free 5-9 PM Kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase.


Kids 12 and under eat free from 4-8 PM. One kid’s menu item per adult entree. Drinks not included.

Moes Southwest Grill: Kids eat Free (open to close)

Pinnacle Bar and Grill:

Kids Eat Free 4-9 PM. Dine in only, limit of three free kid’s meals per one adult entree

Saturday On the Border:

Free sundae with kid’s meal purchase.

Panda Express:

Free kid’s meal with an adult purchase from 5-8 PM. Plus each location will have fun activities for the kids to enjoy during this time.

The Dixie Café:

11 AM – 4 PM: kids meals are only $1.99 with adult meal purchase. Kids also receive a FREE 8oz milkshake. Limited time only.


Free kid’s entree with the purchase of an adult meal.

Steak ‘n Shake:

Kids Eat Free all weekend. One free kid’s plate for every $8 spent. Dine-In only

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza:

Order a 9” pizza or larger & kids get a free 6” pizza of their own.

Sunday Dickey’s Barbecue Pit:

FREE a serving of soft vanilla ice cream in a crisp, crunchy wafer cone with meal purchase. Dine-in only.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit:

Kids Eat FREE at Dickey’s. Kids 12 and under can choose any item on the kid’s menu, each served with one of our delicious sides and a drink. One free kid’s meal for every adult meal purchased. Dine-in only.

Slim Chickens:

Kids 12 and under eat FREE with adult entree purchase!

Steak ‘n Shake:

Kids Eat Free all weekend. One free kid’s plate for every $8 spent. Dine-In only.

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Kids Eat Free - Springdale Every Day Big Tony’s Pizzeria:

One child’s meal free with every $10 spent. Age 10 & under. Kid’s meal is Mini Cheese Pizza, Spaghetti, or Mac & Cheese with a drink and Cookie.

Fratelli’s Italian Grill: Kids Eat Free.

Monday Flying Burrito:

2 free kid’s meals per adult meal purchase. All day.

Rib Crib:

Kids eat FREE afer 4:00 PM - 2 free kid’s meals per adult meal

Wagon Wheel Country Cafe: Kids eat FREE per one adult meal

The Venesian Inn:

Monday after 5 PM: one FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase.

Flying Burrito:

2 free kid’s meals per adult meal purchase. All day.

Las Palmas:

5 PM to close-children 12 and under get a free kids’ meal per adult entrée

Loafin Joe’s:

4:00 PM - close - Kids under 12 eat free with each adult meal

Pizza Hut:

Tuesday Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult buffet.


Thursday AQ Chicken House:

Kids eat FREE in the PM with purchase of adult meal.

Jose’s Southwest Grille:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase.

Sunday Buffalo Wild Wings:

$1.99 kid’s meal with adult meal purchase.

Jose’s Southwest Grille:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase.

Flying Burrito:

2 free kid’s meals per adult meal purchase. All day.

Jose’s Springdale:

Kids eat free 11 AM-10 PM, One kid’s meal per adult meal.

Tuesday Applebee’s:

Kids ages 12 and under eat free when an adult purchases a full price meal (4 PM - 10 PM)

AQ Chicken House:

Kids eat FREE in the PM with purchase of adult meal.


Kids eat free 4 - 10 PM, Tuesdays and Saturdays.

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Top Indoor Activities for Kids Although Northwest Arkansas is known for its natural beauty and its many fresh air activities for kids, it is also well known for its amazing indoor activities for children. From the world-class Amazeum in Bentonville to Quigley’s Castle in Eureka Springs and all sorts of exciting activities in between, NWA offers kids the opportunity to stay indoors and have a blast. Check out the list of fun indoor activities for kids below:


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Bentonville Library Bentonville Community Center Great Day Skate Place - Skating Rink Trike Theatre  - Theatre for Youth Painting With A Twist - Painting fun MUSEUMS

Crystal Bridges Museum of American - Art - World-class art

museum (free admission)

Museum of Native American History - Incredible collection of

Indian art (free admission)

1875 Peel Mansion & Historic Gardens - Museum and gardens Walmart Museum - World-class exhibit gallery highlighting the history of Walmart The Spark Café Soda Fountain is next door. The Amazeum - Hands-on, interactive museum for children and families.


Eureka Springs Historical Museum - Rich history of Eureka Springs Quigley’s Castle  - Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Quigley’s Castle is completely made from stone, out of a woman’s desire to have her own home. The gardens are credited with approximately 30 species of flowers.


INDOOR ACTIVITIES Arkadia Retrocade - Nearly 130 vintage arcade games that feature an array of classic games like Pac Man as well as newer games like Mortal Kombat. The arcade offers unlimited play for a set price.

La Casa Pollo Rock Climbing Malco Razorback Cinema - A movie multiplex that screens primarily first-run Hollywood movies.

Modern Mission - Outdoor Laser Tag - Indoor Battlefield  - Modern

eureka springs

INDOOR ACTIVITIES Intrigue Theater - Magical demonstrations, feats of astonishing mental capabilities, and other inexplicable mysteries. Ghost Tours - The Crescent Hotel hosts popular Ghost Tours.

Family Focused. Personalized Care.

Mission brings tactical and outdoor laser tag combat to a whole new level Ozark Bowling - A bowling alley with 40 synthetic bowling lanes. Regal Fiesta Square 16 - A movie multiplex that screens primarily first-run Hollywood movies. Starlight Skatium - A 10,000 square-foot, hardwood skating rink, snack bar and plenty of seating. Terra Studios - A glass art studio and gallery that is famous for its handcrafted glass Bluebirds of Happiness.

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Top Indoor Activities for Kids (cont.)

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Rogers Towne Cinema - Malco Theatre showing first run movies.

and provides nationally acclaimed production.


and entertainment.

collection of air guns, antique furnishings, posters, postcards, photos, letters, advertisements, catalogs, promotional materials, and World War II items.

Walton Arts Center - Arkansas’ premier center for performing arts MUSEUMS

Arkansas Air and Military Museum  - Colorful history of aviation in Arkansas through numerous displays of original artifacts and aviation memorabilia. Clinton House Museum - Fayetteville’s first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Headquarters House Museum - Civil War home offering living history tours. (appointment only)

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Fast Lane Entertainment - A Family Entertainment Center that

includes 32 bowling lanes, Lazer Tag, video games, arcarde and indoor roller coaster! MUSEUM

Lowell Historical Museum - Rich history of Lowell.


Rogers Bowling Center - Offers 28 lanes of bowling with shoe


High Rise Extreme Air Sports - Ultimate Trampoline Park and

Extreme Air Sports Center. Opry Glow Golf - WOW your kids with this amazing miniature golf activity. Glo Mini Golf is a glow in the dark mini golf course that will have your kiddos jumping for joy. Pinnacle Hills Cinema - Malco Theatres - 12 screen theatre showing first run movies.

Daisy Airgun Museum - The Daisy museum displays an expanded

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INDOOR ACTIVITIES Community Bowl  - A bowling alley with 16 different lanes, an arcade and a snack bar. Siloam Springs 6 - A six screen movie theatre that shows primarily first run Hollywood movies. MUSEUMS

Siloam Springs Museum Society - A historical museum that seeks to educate visitors about the history of the local area.

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INDOOR ACTIVITIES Jones Center - Premier facility for recreation, learning, community events, and parties. Kyya Chocolate - Bean to bar chocolate factory. Tours are Mon Fri by appointment and 4-day Camp Kyya in the summer for kids 6 - 16. Kids learn how to make chocolate from scratch.

Ozark Climbing Gym Springdale Bowling Center - Bowling alley that offers full service

dinner too.

Sunset Cinema 9 - A 9 screen theatre discount movie theater, that shows second-run movies. MUSEUMS

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History - A regional history museum focusing on the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks.

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Top Outdoor Activities For Kids There are a multitude of outdoor activities for in Northwest Arkansas for kids. Weather permitting, they could enjoy being outside the majority of the year. There’s sports activities, water related activities, fairs, festivals, parks and so much more. Your youngsters will enjoy playing outside in NWA. Use the list below to plan exciting outdoor activities for your kids:


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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Compton Gardens The 6.5-acre gardens and conference center are named for Dr. Neal compton, who led the effort to protect the Buffalo River. Today it has been developed into native woodland gardens and is used as a public park and special events venue. There are walking trails throughout, and a guided tour may also be scheduled. Lawrence Plaza A summertime splash pad, and then in mid Nov - Jan it turns into an outdoor ice rink

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Turpentine Creek is a non-profit organization that provides lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected “Big Cats”.

Promised Land Zoo

A drive-through wildlife adventure. Home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals from all over the world.

LAKES/PARKS Belle of the Ozarks

A 12-mile cruise on Beaver Lake.

Cosmic Cavern

View two underground lakes in one of the Ozarks prettiest caves.

Walking/Cycling Trails

Harmon Park

Bentonville has a number of very pleasant parks with beautiful walking trails and playgrounds for the kiddos.

City park with playground equipment and a cement skate park.

Lake Leatherwood Park

1,600 beautiful acres of Ozark mountain countryside with something for everyone to enjoy. Includes an 85-acre lake to swim, fish, paddle or simply to sit and gaze upon; and there are 20 plus miles of maintained trails for cycling or hiking.

eureka springs OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Eureka Springs Garden

One mile of garden trails at the Blue Spring Heritage Center.

Onyx Cave Park

Take a 30-minute self-guided tour of Onyx Cave.

Eureka Springs Trolley Service

Trolley service to various locations throughout town.

SUP Outfitters

Stand-up Paddle-boarding on Beaver Lake.

Ozarks Mountain Zipline

A 2-hour canopy tour, billed as the largest zipline with the highest cables in Arkansas.

The New Great Passion Play

Outdoor drama of the last days of Christ’s life.

Snake World

Live educational reptile exhibit including 50 plus snakes

Dinner Bell Ranch and Resort

Guided tours from a one-hour ride to an all-day excursion on horseback. In addition a Saddle and Paddle adventure is available, an hour-long ride followed by a seven-mile canoe float.

Steve’s Stable at Pond Mountain Lodge

One-hour guided trail tour with six riders or less.

Hidden Valley Ranch Stables

Horseback riding on the 650 wilderness acres of this guest ranch. Rent a horse or bring your own.

Bear Mountain Riding Stable

Hour-long rides with incredible views of the surrounding hills.

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Withrow Springs State Park

Features a spring flowing from a small cave, and a creek that runs through the park. Picnic areas, swimming pool, campsites, and hiking trails are available.

elkins  OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES White River Creamery

fayetteville OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES 112 Drive-In Theatre

A drive-in movie theatre that offers first-run Hollywood movies and a delightful concession stand. Open late spring and summer months with show times over the weekend evenings.

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A fun miniature golf course nestled in the hills with a helpful staff attending to your every need.

fun time for the entire family. There is a 4-mile drivethrough where animals can be seen as you might see them in nature, and there is also a wonderful petting zoo area where baby exotic and domestic animals can be petted. It is not unusual to see a baby white tiger in the petting area. While there is a coin-operated snack area provided, many families bring their lunch and eat on the provided picnic tables.

Gator Golf

Lokomotion Fun Park

A family-fun entertainment park that includes bumper boats, arcade, go karts, miniature golf and laser tag.

LAKES/PARKS Buffalo River

The First National River is located 119 miles out of Fayetteville; it is a popular camping, canoeing, swimming, hiking and fishing destination.

Devil’s Den

A picturesque Arkansas State Park nestled in Lee Creek Valley. Camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking kayaking, mountain biking and paddle boating are available.

Lake Fayetteville

A 640-acre city park that offers many recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, softball, volleyball, hiking, mountain biking and picnicking.

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

The park is located on 86 acres adjoining Lake Fayetteville. It includes 12 themed gardens and a butterfly house.

Lake Wedington

rogers LAKES/PARK Beaver Lake

The man-made lake has approximately 487 scenic miles of shoreline, with campsites, picnic sites, swimming areas, trails, and several other activities for the entire family to enjoy. Glowgolf Located next to the Old Navy Store, Glowgolf offer an exciting new twist on mini golf. Great for families, parties or a group of friends.

Hobbs State Park

A park filled with woodland hiking and biking trails.

A 102-acre lake and 424-acre red area are popular for swimming, canoeing, picnicking, hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

Pea Ridge National Military Park

39 miles from Fayetteville, Mulberry Mountain offers cabins, campgrounds, ATV trails, canoeing, hiking, fishing, and more in the beautiful Arkansas Ozark Mountains.

A working grist mill that grinds corn and wheat daily.

Mulberry Mountain

Wilson Park

A park that features a small castle and a gazebo. This popular park can be used for baseball, basketball, tennis and volleyball and has a swimming pool, walking trail and playground.

l o we l l OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Golf Mountain

The business offers 36 miniature golf holes with friendly owners and facilities for grilling and party pavillions. There is also a seasonal snow cone stand on site with a great selection of flavors.

Civil War battlefield that includes self-guided tours and a bookstore.

War Eagle Mill

War Eagle Cavern

Spectacular cavern located between Rogers and Eureka Springs. Visitors enjoy guided tours, panning for gems, scenic picnic spots, and miles of hiking trails.

s i l oa m s p r i n g s OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Dogwood Junction

Unique bike shop that rents bikes and surrey bikes (covered, four wheeled type). Be sure to order a surrey ride with picnic in the park, and they provide the table cloth/blanket, picnic basket and food from local eateries.

Wild Wilderness Safari  - Located in Gentry

The Safari has 80 different species of animals. From farm animals to exotic animals, many of which are on the endangered list, a visit to this Safari promises to be a

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Top 10 Bakeries in NWA Bakeries are those wonderful places that are filled with a delightful bouquet of aromas that instantly make us smile and hunger for the pastries, pies, cookies, cakes, breads and other baked goods they produce. Northwest Arkansas has many superior baking establishments including the Top 10 listed below:


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Bentonville Baking Company $ 401 SW A St, (479) 250-9973

Little Bread Company $ 116 N Block Ave, (479) 527-0622

Bizzy B’s Bakery $ 1501 SE Walton Blvd, Ste 101, (479) 657-2557

Nellie B’s Bakery 2421 N Center St, (479) 305-3735

Bentonville Baking Company offers delicious artisan baked goods, custom cookies and cakes and more. Have a special occasion on the horizon? Just name the theme, and the helpful staff will come up with a delightful creation to make your celebration perfect. They also offer private baking lessons and decorating parties for those interested in learning how to bake like an expert.

This delightful bakery features custom cakes including wedding, birthday, anniversary and any special occasion you might be celebrating. The cakes are moist and delicious and the designs are amazing. They also bake pastries, cookies and pies. Staff is photo by Bentonville Baking Company friendly and accommodating. Try Bizzy B’s once, and you’ll become a faithful regular.

eureka springs Oscars $ 17 White St, (479) 981-1436

Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch. A visit to Oscars is a delight whenever you choose to go. Unique, delicious homemade treats like all sorts of quiche, breakfast bagels, biscuits and baguettes are served and the service is both friendly and efficient. Situated on famous White Street in Eureka Springs, it’s an eclectic spot with an interesting clientele.


Known for their outstanding customer service and scrumptious baked goods including a variety of quiches, custom cakes for all occasions, pies, cookies and pastries. Nellie B’s Bakery is a mother daughter team offering yummy family recipes to the people of Northwest Arkansas. Have a special design in mind for the cake at your next family birthday celebration? You can be sure that the people at Nellie B’s can produce it for you.

Rick’s Bakery $$ 1220 N College Ave, (479) 442-2166

Rick’s is a full service bakery that is also open for breakfast, brunch and sandwiches. While Rick’s specializes in amazingly beautiful wedding cakes and many other unique shaped cakes for special occasions, that is just the beginning of their large and varied baked goods menu selection. They also offer doughnuts, pastries, cookies, muffins, bagels, cupcakes and petit fours.

Rockin’ Baker $ 3761 N Mall Ave, (479) 313-6767

Briar Rose Bakery & Deli $ 28 E Main St, (479) 300-6027

If dining in an old fashioned cottage, and feasting on fresh baked goods including European-style pastries like cinnamon rolls, scones, cupcakes, custom cakes and fresh made sandwiches and soups appeals to you, then you must make plans to visit Briar Rose Bakery and Deli. Sample the lemon cheesecake while you’re there. Your taste buds will thank you.

fayetteville Dirty Apron BakeHouse $ 245 North Church Ave

At the Dirty Apron BakeHouse, a breakfast, brunch and lunch eatery tucked away just off Dickson and close to Fayettechill, small batch, naturally leavened sourdough is made. Specialties like the ham and cheese croissants, sourdough bread and rotating pastries are the talk of the town.

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A community bakery/restaurant offering dozens of different fresh homemade items each day. Choose from a wide selection of delicious fresh baked goods including 9 varieties of bread, muffins, cookies, croissants, danishes, biscotti, cream puffs, Bavarian cream tarts, brownies, pinwheels and more. Open for breakfast and lunch. Great neighborhood spot!

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The Rockin’ Baker is a social enterprise that not only makes homemade, naturally leavened bread and European-style pastries, but also helps transform lives by offering immersive entrepreneurial education and on-the-job skills training to deserving people on the path to self-sufficiency. Bread choices include Frisco, Grateful Bread, Betta Chedda, Dark Side, Not-Your-Nana’s Banana, Sun Kissed, Don’t Rye for Me Venezuela and Wholey Wheaty Sourdough.

p r ai r i e g r o v e Fat Rolls $$ 116 N Mock St, (479) 846-0846

Fat Rolls is a from-scratch bakery featuring such tasty items as bready cinnamon rolls, orange rolls, fresh baked breads, scrumptious sugar cookies, lemon loaf, oatmeal cream cookies and much, much more. Fat Rolls also has regularly scheduled live music, wonderful owners and friendly service.

TitlePlaces in NWA Top 10 Birthday Trying to find just the right place to have a birthday party, is typically a difficult task.copyObviously the place you settle on must have a fun atmosphere, friendly and efficient service and excellent food and drinks, if food is to be a part of the festivities. One of the first things to consider is the age of the group that will be attending, and then you’ll consider the type of food and beverages and entertainment.

Check out the Top 10 list below for places to host birthday parties in NWA:



Modern Mission Outdoor Laser Tag - Indoor Battlefield 3484 E Joyce Blvd, (479) 595-0055

Princess Party Palace Bentonville 813 W Central #15, (479) 799-6133

Transport your little princess into magic land. Professionally trained princess characters give your little one the party of her dreams. Book your daughter’s next birthday party at Princess Party Palace where you don’t have to lift a finger and the kids have the time of their lives.

Scott Family Amazeum 1009 Museum Way, (479) 696-4280

You can be sure your child and party guests will have an amazing time at the Amazeum. Reserve a party room where setup and cleanup will be provided, then the kids can have fun in the interactive, hands-on museum featuring all kinds of activities and an outdoor playscape.

Laser tag is a safe and fun party experience for kids, families, birthdays, anniversaries and office groups (great for team building). Plan your next birthday party at Modern Mission’s tactical or indoor course for an engaging competitive time of your life.

l o we l l Fast Lane Entertainment 1117 N Dixieland St, (479) 659-0999


Besides bowling, Fast Lane also offers laser tag, indoor roller coaster, full bar and birthday party hosts that take care of all the setup and cleanup. Everything is provided except the cake. Just bring yourselves, the party-goers and that special birthday cake and let Fast Lane take care of the rest. A celebration at Fast Lane promises to be a memorable one.

Arkadia Retrocade 1478 N College Ave (479)445-7844


For $5.00 per person, fans can play all day long at more than 75 vintage arcade machines. If you leave for lunch, a hand stamp will let you back in. These machines instantly take players back in time, to when they were 12 - 15. This is a blast-from-the-past place birthday party location for anyone who used to play arcade games and kids that are enjoy them today.

Lokomotion Family Fun Park 4520 N College Ave, (479) 582-5656

Lokomotion is the party place for people of all ages. 18-hole mini golf, bumper boats, go karts, spin zone bumper cars, arcade and laser tag all await your guests at this popular place to have fun. They also have taste-tempting pizza, wings and more.

Gymnastics Joe’s 4201 N Shiloh Dr, (479) 582-9567

Throw your next birthday party at this popular tumbling gym where party goers can enjoy fun music, bounce house, foam pit and trampolines. There’s no limit to the number of guests, and bottled water, popcorn, Capri sun juice pouches and cleanup are all provided.

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Chuck E. Cheese’s 2006 S Promenade Blvd, (479) 986-9852

Chuck E. Cheese’s offers a variety of birthday party packages including Star, Super Star and Mega Star. Packages also include a birthday party host, ticket blasts, pizza and unlimited drink refills for each child and customizable email invitations.

The Little Gym of Rogers 2603 W Pleasant Grove Rd, (479)636-5566

Children ages 1 - 12 can have an awesome blast celebrating their special day at The Little Gym of Rogers. Party goers have the full run of the place, and instructor-led games, music and exciting LEGO Juniors or LEGO DUPLO come with each package. Your child will never forget the birthday bash at The Little Gym.

s p r i n g da l e Fun City Pizza 5320 W Sunset Ave #157, (479) 872-7529

Book your child’s next birthday at Fun City where everything is provided except the cake. A party host is assigned to each party, there are kids and adult video games to play, pizza and drinks and places to visit too. There’s always a fun atmosphere at Fun City.

Clubhouse Rental for Events - 2,000 sq. ft. - 52 Max Occupancy - Kitchen, Tables & Chairs

(479) 855-9267 • 1 Watkins Way • Bella Vista, AR 72715

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Top 10 BBQ Restaurants in NWA

Who doesn’t enjoy great BBQ? I would venture to say that nine out of ten people absolutely love the taste of real old school, slow cooked, melt in your mouth pit barbecue. Every community in the region has several versions of this delicious meat, and NWA also has its fair share.

Check out the amazing BBQ establishments below for the Top 10 BBQ eateries in the Northwest corner of the state:

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Rhythm and Q $ 1721 Forest Hills Blvd, (479) 268-6858

Wrights Barbecue $$ 2212 Main Dr, (479) 633-7229



Fred’s Hickory Inn $$ 1502 N Walton Blvd, (479) 273-3303

Pit Master’s BBQ $ Frisco Station Mall 100 N Dixieland, (479) 202-5344

Many customers drive from miles around just to enjoy the unique barbecue served at the local chef owned and operated Rhythm and Q. This place has a loyal and rabid fan base. Diners love the perfectly smoked meats, delicious sides and flavorful sauces. The Baby Back Ribs are meaty, tender and tasty. For you music lovers, there’s live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Note: The hours are a little tricky.

If you are craving a memorable Pit Bar B-Q experience in NWA, take your family, friends and visitors to Fred’s. You just can’t get better friendly service, atmosphere or real pit BBQ. They are also known for their mouthwatering steaks and authentic Italian food.

Smokin Joe’s $$ 2504 E Central Ave, (479) 621-0181

Particularly known for its award-winning genuine pit barbecue, Smokin Joe’s Ribhouse offers specialty sandwiches, burgers, ribs, pulled pork, BBQ plates and classic sides. This is BBQ at its best, taste it once and you’ll be hooked for life.

Offering handcrafted, 100% wood-fired pit barbecue, large portions, friendly service and reasonable prices. The brisket is so tender, you can cut it with a fork. The sides, including their amazing baked beans are full of substance and lip-smackin’ flavor. Wright’s is also available for catering, tailgate parties and special events. You’re missing out if you haven’t tried this delicious smoked meat.

The entire menu is made fresh daily, and no smoked meats are precooked, frozen and eventually thawed out. Pit Master’s BBQ maintains the integrity and just smoked flavor of meats by slow smoking every morning. Don’t miss the all-you-can-eat ribs deal on Thursdays, and get there early as folks begin to line up early for this tasty special.

The Big Rub Urban Eatery $ (inside Walmart SuperCenter)

4208 South Pleasant Crossing, (479) 282-1405

Whole Hog Cafe $$ 1400 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 271-6566

Delicious urban BBQ, sandwiches, homemade sides, and street tacos made from the freshest ingredients to be found anywhere. Smokehouse and Brisket taco are awesome as is the Jordan (large portion) sandwich. Great tasting barbecue, convenient location and reasonable prices make this a regional favorite.

Award-winning, World Champion BBQ - Menu includes some of the best pork, chicken and beef BBQ. Try the jumbo pulled pork sandwich, which is always a hit!

eureka springs Rockin’ Pig Saloon $$ 2039 E Van Buren, (479) 363-6248

A full service dining, drinking and entertainment establishment serving BBQ, burgers and wood-fired pizzas in a fun atmosphere. Try the pork ribs and baked beans.

fayetteville Sassy’s Red House $$

708 N College Ave, (479) 856-6366

Known far and wide for having the perfect BBQ sauce. Try the barbecue nachos as an entree instead of an appetizer. Service is terrific too.

Lucky Luke’s BBQ $$

1220 N Garland Ave, (479) 521-7550

Stoked for a really good BBQ sandwich? Some say this is the best pulled pork in the region. Their pork, kielbasa sausage and chicken is premium quality and smoked right on the premises. Lucky Luke’s is a friendly, very casual, BBQ joint that specializes in good food and knowledgeable, efficient service. A favorite with the U of A crowd, it is also a good choice for your catering needs. Try the rib or pulled pork sandwich once, and you’ll be hooked.

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h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Pop’s BBQ $ 121 E Poplar St, Rogers, AR, (479) 633-8150

Get ready to be WOWED when you first taste the BBQ ribs from Pop’s. These are ribs that make you feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven. Pop’s is operating as a food truck directly across the street from the Rogers Chamber. If you haven’t yet sampled Pop’s BBQ, you absolutely must give it a try.

Tyler’s Craft BBQ $ 109 N Arkansas St, Rogers, AR, (479) 409-7423

If your idea of BBQ is tender, moist pork with a light pecan smoked flavor, you simply must try one of the handcrafted BBQ sandwiches served out of this local food truck. Slaw lovers, this is your chance to try some of the most delicious Wasabi slaw you will ever put in your mouth.

Title Restaurants Top 10 Bentonville

Whether new or established, restaurants can no longer afford to be mediocre; copy they must achieve and maintain superior service and food quality to thrive as the palate of Northwest Arkansas patrons continues to evolve and become increasingly more sophisticated.

Make it a point to visit the Top 10 restaurants we’ve listed below to enjoy a meal worthy of distinction:

Blu Fresh Fish Marketplace $$

River Grille $$$

Acopy unique fish house, restaurant and raw sushi bar with an upbeat atmosphere that is conveniently located in the Market District of Downtown Bentonville, Blu offers the freshest fish and other seafood to be found in all of NWA. Shipments of shrimp, lobster, crab, salmon, halibut are flown in daily. Imagine eating seafood so fresh that it is only hours off the dock. Customers may dine in, order takeout, or buy fresh to cook at home. Blu also features a good selection of wine and beer.

Fine dining at its best can be found at the River Grille in Bentonville. Relax in masterfully upholstered chairs while you enjoy an expertly prepared meal of steaks, chops, seafood or poultry. You won’t find a more relaxed setting anywhere. The dining room features a warm fireplace, elegant wood paneling and dark wood floors. While you’re there, check out their schedule of Special Events including a fourcourse date night, Dining in the Dark, Brewmaster Dinner and wine tastings. A meal at the River Grille is the stuff of which memories are made.

607 S. E. Fifth St, (479) 925-5300

Doe’s Eat Place $$$

2806 S Walton Blvd, (479) 254-8081

Anyone would be hard pressed to find a better steak than those on the menu at Doe’s. Thick, juicy, flavorful, tender and cooked to perfection just the way you like them. These steaks are enormous, and most will feed two. Once you try one of Doe’s mouthwatering steaks, you’ll be hooked for life. Eleven at Crystal Bridges $$

1003 McClain Rd, (479) 271-4141

Table Mesa $$

108 E Central Ave, (479) 715-6706

An upscale Latin American style bistro offering a full range of unique menu items including entrees, burgers, starters and desserts. Try the Steak Madagascar or the Kiki’s Burrito and for dessert try the Bananas Foster a la Mesa. Located right on the famous Bentonville Downtown Square, a meal at Table Mesa is not to be missed.

600 Museum Way, (479) 418-5700

The Hive $$

MOD Restaurant & Social $$$

Located in Bentonville’s 21C Museum Hotel, the Hive, under the direction of award-winning Chef Matthew McClure, offers refined country cooking with a focus on the traditional foods of Arkansas. Chef McClure makes use of locally sourced produce in his signature dishes. You’re sure to have a memorable meal when you choose The Hive.

Dining at Eleven is an experience long to be remembered. The dining area has floor to ceiling windows, which overlook Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s ponds and woods. Lunch is a quick-service affair, but dinner is an exquisite fine dining experience including some of the most delicious High South cuisine you will find in the Ozarks.

110 2nd Street Suite 110, (479) 544-9455

Experts in the art of mixing favorite Ozarks foods with modern cooking techniques the chef led team at MOD’s produces some of the most unusual and delicious dishes to be found in all of NWA. The menu rotates weekly and makes use of seasonal local ingredients. For a set rate of $39 per person, MOD features an unusual concept with starter options, a main course, Artisan bread and fabulous dessert. Cocktails are creative, hand mixed delightful experiences. Preacher’s Son $$

201 NW A St, (479) 445-6065

Amazing food, drinks, service and atmosphere characterize this beautiful Bentonville restaurant housed in a former church building complete with stained glass windows. Gluten free menu has many incredible dishes from which to choose including a scrumptious crab fritter appetizer. For an intimate yet friendly setting, don’t miss the cozy bar downstairs. Great place for special occasions and date nights. Pressroom $$

100 NW 2nd St #100, (479) 657-2905

Located just off Bentonville’s Historic Downtown Square, Pressroom is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late night dining. It pulls together, under a delightful modern space, the atmosphere of a hip coffeehouse, amazing cocktail bar and smart restaurant. Foodies from across the country flock to the Pressroom for a chance to sample some of the delicious creations, and locals find the Pressroom the perfect place to gather with friends for coffee or drinks.

200 NE A St, (479) 286-6575

Tusk & Trotter $$

110 SE A St, (479) 268-4494

Rustic, but chic and located only a block off the Bentonville Downtown Square, this award-winning restaurant is designed to accommodate families, traveling gourmets or a group of friends wanting a place to be together. Owner/chef, Rob Nelson, offers seasonal menus inspired by local fresh produce and other local ingredients. Even picky eaters will be delighted as the menu is filled with options for everyone to enjoy. Try the Fried Chicken and Waffles for a taste-treat you won’t soon forget.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Oven and Tap $$

215 South Main St, (479) 871-2542

Open for weekend brunch, lunch and dinner, and located just a block off the famous Bentonville Downtown Square, Oven and Tap sports a custom built wood-fired oven for turning out scrumptious pizza and pasta fare and a unique tap wall, which pours forth cold craft beer and other delicious libations. A quality meal can be expected as Oven and Tap prides itself on attention to detail throughout including its atmosphere, service, food and drink. Reservations are advised.

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Top 10 Breakfasts to Wake Up for in NWA People usually either make it a point to eat breakfast, or they skip it entirely. For the people who like to start their day with a healthy breakfast, NWA has no shortage of breakfast spots. From leisurely gourmet delights to hearty morning meals with eggs, a meat, biscuits and gravy and coffee, to quick, on-the-go breakfast burrito or bagels, Northwest Arkansas has them all.

Give your taste buds a treat when you visit one of the Top 10 breakfast eateries on our list below:


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The Buttered Biscuit $$ 1403 SE Moberly Ln, (479) 319-4822

Cathy’s Corner $ 1910 US-412, (479) 524-4475

Station Café $ 111 North Main St, (479) 273-0553

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This is one of the very best breakfast restaurants in all of Northwest Arkansas. The biscuits are huge and just like grandma used to make. The biscuits and sausage gravy are delicious as are the Old Orchard Omelette and the Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes. Owners and staff are super friendly, and really do care about your experience with them. Additionally, GF options are available.

The Station Cafe, located on Bentonville’s Historic Downtown Square, specializes in humongous breakfasts including biscuits and gravy, killer omelettes, pancakes and skillets. The restaurant is fitted out comfortably retro, but, weather permitting, you can also choose to eat outside. They are also famous for their mouthwatering steak burgers, fries and onion rings. Try it once, and you’ll be hooked for life.

eureka springs Mudstreet $$ 22 S Main St, (479) 253-6732

Open for breakfast and lunch, the Mud Street Café is located in a basement in downtown Eureka Springs. With self-serve coffee and cheesy garlic grits, locals find themselves longing to go back for more just as soon as they leave.

fayetteville Arsaga’s at the Depot 548 W Dickson St, (479) 443-9900

Arsaga’s is immersed in the community and serves excellent coffee, drinks, breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee & drinks. Breakfast crepes including a variety of sweet ones are a specialty as are the breakfast plates and the Saturday and Sunday brunch. You may have to wait a short time, but the wait will be well worth it. Some people think of Arsaga’s as their 3rd home.

The Farmers Table Cafe $ 1079 S School Ave, (479) 966-4125

The Farmer’s Table Cafe uses local ingredients, and is known for helping local farmers. If you are looking for a quaint brunch cafe, their hearty meals are the ideal factor that you may be looking for.

rogers Sams Olde Tyme Hamburgers $ 223 E Locust St, (479) 986-9191

Specializing in a variety of 3-egg omelets, and many other traditional breakfast delights, Sam’s goes out of its way to make sure that every customer leaves happy. The service is consistently top notch too. Convenient place to stop for Beaver Lake traffic.

Wesner’s $ 117 W Chestnut St. (479) 636-9723 This local restaurant with a small town feel is the classic breakfast spot for you and your friends and family. Reasonable prices, attentive staff, large cinnamon rolls, and country-style ham are just some of the things that keep luring the customers of this favorite breakfast joint back.

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Don’t let this small yellow building fool you. Although it seems small from the outside, the inside delivers satisfaction for anyone passing through. With its friendly, superior service, Cathy’s Corner is a favorite for anyone who is craving both a yummy breakfast and a laid back atmosphere. Go in and try any item from the menu. You’re sure to be back.

Neal’s $ 806 N Thompson St, (479) 751-9996 Are you searching for one of the best homemade meals in the area? Known for its sweet, southern hospitality, Neal’s Cafe’ has been serving some of the finest home-cooked meals for more than 65 years. Being more than just a breakfast cafe, Neal’s is also known for their catfish, fried chicken, and chicken and dumplings. Their homemade pies and rolls are pretty special too. Susan’s $$ 1440 W Sunset Ave, (479) 751-1445 A Northwest Arkansas favorite, this local business is known for their friendly staff and delicious breakfast meals. If you are craving food to satisfy your sweet tooth, Susan’s delights you with their large cinnamon rolls. However, if you’re searching for a filling breakfast that will also keep you satisfied without all of the sugar, the chicken fried steak and Pig Sooie omelet are two meal choices that will fulfill your heart’s desires.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Prelude Breakfast Bar $$ 509 W Spring St #210, (479) 435-6435

Open from 8 a.m - 2:30 p.m., Prelude Breakfast Bar offers a refreshing departure from traditional restaurants. Literally everything is amazing including the Pancake Flight, the Huevos Rancheros, the Omelets, the Scrambles, and the fresh squeezed mimosas and the Bloodys. Come early if possible as the place starts to get really busy before mid morning.

The Egg and I $ 5206 Village Pkwy, (479) 657-6630, Rogers, AR

Locals love to come and indulge in their famous strawberry banana waffles or their Texas skillet. The fun atmosphere adds all the more to the excitement. With a name like “The Egg and I”, who wouldn’t want this restaurant to be their new daily breakfast spot?

Top 10 Restaurants for Brunch in NWA Typically served between 11am and 3pm, brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch. It can consist of almost any dish, but you’ll usually find belgian waffles, blintzes, a variety of egg dishes, Quiche options, smoked salmon, bagels and fruit.

The Top 10 list below features the best brunch spots in NWA:


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The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel $$ 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6500

Local Flavor Café $$ 71 S Main St, (479) 253-9522 You don’t have to have a reason to go out for brunch, but there is a perfectly good reason you’ll want to eat brunch at the Local Flavor Cafe in Eureka Springs. Chef Owner, Britt Evans, has created a loyal following for his fabulous Sunday Brunch featuring items like Eggs Benedict, Mexican Scram, Pan Seared Salmon, Omelets and Traditional Country Breakfast. The staff is friendly and efficient and the atmosphere, largely due to the use of vintage lamps, is a wonderful departure from the typical restaurant. Ingredients are locally sourced and fresh. Gluten free is available. Don’t miss this one.

The Hive is an upscale restaurant where culinary creativity thrives under the direction of Chef Matthew McClure and his professional team. Featuring a brunch made fresh from locally sourced ingredients, the menu includes The Hive Benedict and the 25-minute egg, Pan-Seared Catfish with Basmati rice. Also delicious are the Belgium Waffles with roasted bananas, raisin butter and whipped cream. Housed within the beautiful world-class 21c Museum Hotel, The Hive is the perfect place to enjoy a truly delicious and unique brunch and see great art from around the world.

Pressroom $$ 100 NW 2nd St, Ste 100, photo courtesy of Tusk & Trotter (479) 657-2905 This casual chic restaurant is a place to relax with friends, family or guests, and enjoy some of Pressroom’s delicious menu offerings including an array of creative dishes and drinks. The menu sports a wide variety including starters like the “Big Sticky” Roll, a killer juice bar, breakfast bowls and grains, a healthy list of egg offerings and a nice list of brunch cocktails including the Pressroom Mimosa. Weather permitting, try the patio seating. Table Mesa $$ 108 E Central Ave, (479) 715-6706

A favorite Sunday brunch hot spot, Table Mesa serves fabulous food and beverages from 10 -2. The Fajita Bar has 15 delicious items including pulled pork, chicken, salmon, and beef fajitas. The Emporium Table features seasonal fruit and scrumptious gluten free desserts. The Brunch Platos include items like Prime Rib and Eggs, Table Mesa Huevos Rancheros, and Mesa Pancakes. The Bloody Mary Bar and the La Lola 6 make the Breakfast Liquids the talk of the town. The staff is knowledgeable and gifted with the ability to make your Brunch a memorable event. Try Table Mesa for Brunch, you’ll be glad you did.

Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie $$ 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6500

A high point in Bentonville’s burgeoning culinary scene, Chef Rob Nelson has designed a delightful brunch menu that makes addicts out of brand new customers. You can expect perfect Eggs Benedict, delicious High South Breakfast Casserole, and Tasty Carrot Cake Waffles on the Sunday Brunch Menu. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere and space design can accommodate business people, families, and even the most sophisticated traveler.

fayetteville Bordinos Restaurant and Wine Bar $$$ 310 W Dickson St, (479) 527-6795

This chic restaurant draws crowds looking for an exceptional weekend brunch. Bordinos is the spirit of Fayetteville. It offers wonderful atmosphere, outstanding food, brilliant cocktail and wine selections and terrific staff. Menu items change seasonally and you can always expect to find wonderful dining for any occasion. Reservations are recommended.

Café Rue Orleans $$ 1150 N College Ave, (479) 443-2777 A little taste of New Orleans right here in Fayetteville, AR. Café Rue Orleans is the perfect place to enjoy brunch with friends, family or out of town guests. Sunday Brunch specials include dishes like Creole Shrimp and Grits, Eggs Des Amis and Eggs Pontchartrain. Brunch House Specials include menu items with names like Crawfish Ettouffee and Catfish Tchoupitoulas. With award-winning food and a menu like this, it’s easy to see why Café Rue Orleans is the restaurant of choice for authentic New Orleans Style Cuisine in the region.

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Emelia’s Kitchen $$ 309 W. Dickson St, (479) 527-9800 Delicious food, warm, outgoing staff, and a delightful ambiance characterize this restaurant. Sunday Brunch features tasty Bloody Mary’s and menu items like the Blue Crab Benedict, Mediterranean Omelet and Belgian Waffles. The Farmer’s Table Café $$ 1079 S School Ave, (479) 966-4125 Free range eggs, Animal Welfare Approved bacon, buttermilk biscuits (made from scratch), and locally sourced fresh ingredients are the makings for their truly wholesome tasty brunch meals. The service is friendly, efficient and knowledgeable, and the prices are reasonable.

Fiamma 1873 $$$$ 101 W Central Ave, Bentonville, AR, (479) 268-4935

Enjoy soulful Mediterranean cuisine and fine wines from around the world in an elegant setting when you choose to dine at Fiamma 1873. Fresh, local ingredients are purposely incorporated into the various menu options whenever possible, and the brunch experience is nothing short of amazing.

Fresh $$ 179 N. Main, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, (479) 253-9300 Delicious Sunday Brunch features dishes made from fresh ingredients that are organic and locally sourced whenever possible. The Benedicts are served on freshly made English Muffins, their omelet menu features items like the Greek Veggie and the Crab Fritatta, and their scrumptious French Toast is made from house made baked Cinnamon Swirl Bread.

rogers Copeland’s of New Orleans $$ 463 N 46th St, (479) 246-9455 Looking for New Orleans inspired food? Copeland’s, true to their mission, is committed to the idea that all of their menu items are founded on the culinary traditions of New Orleans. Brunch features dishes like the Arkansawyer made with local free-range eggs, Animal Welfare Approved meat, handmade biscuit topped with either sausage or vegetarian gravy and local sauteed greens. Staff is friendly, efficient and helpful. Fans rave about this restaurant.

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Eating out can be cost prohibitive especially if you have a family of any size, but still, we all like to dine out every now and then. Fortunately, NWA has many budget restaurants where you can enjoy a meal without its breaking the bank.

Check out the Top 10 list below where you can dine with your family for a greatly reduced price.



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Las Palmas $$ 301 N Walton Blvd, (479) 254-8801

Rick’s Iron Skillet $ 1131 S School Ave, (479) 442-2200

Excellent Tex-Mex food, large portions, cold brews and reasonable prices make this popular restaurant a popular choice. Take your family on a Tuesday evening from 5:00pm to close where children 12 and under get a free kids meal per adult entree.

Ron’s Old Fashioned Burgers $ 1702 S Walton Blvd #12, (479) 464-4420

Open from 6:00 am - 2:00 pm, Rick’s has plenty of local atmosphere, a friendly wait staff, southern-style cooking and great prices. The coffee pot is bottomless, and the prices are right. If you haven’t visited Rick’s yet, try the breakfast buffet on the weekends. Also try one of the killer omelets. You’re going to fall in love with Rick’s.

Locals head on over to Ron’s for the great burgers, chili and draft root beer. The unique cheeseburger has onions fried right into the meat. 100% fresh beef and produce is used for all the mouthwatering burgers, and you can literally taste the freshness in every bite. Ron’s also makes a delicious Mexican steak. Check out the prices, and I think you’ll agree, you can feed the whole family and stay within your budget.

Smitty’s Garage Burgers & Beer $$ 100 E Joyce Ave, Suite 102, (479) 301-2046

The Station Cafe $ 111 N Main St, (479) 273-0553

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Smitty’s is a fun place to take the family or to meet with friends, and it’s also a great place to get some of the best burgers and fries in Northwest Arkansas at affordable prices. The atmosphere is lively and the service is efficient and friendly.

The Station Cafe is located on the Historical Bentonville Downtown Square. Eating there is a pleasant event rather than just a place to grab a burger. The atmosphere is casual reminiscent of an old fashioned American diner. The steak burgers are off-the-charts delicious and so are the fries. This is a big burger for the money, and depending on the size of your appetite, might be split with a companion.

Cathy’s Corner $ 1910 Hwy 412 E, (479) 524-4575

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El Pueblito $ 1705 Forest Hills Blvd, (479) 855-2324

This place is always packed and for good reason. The food is both flavorful and the portions are ample.. Menu items range from the typical food seen on most Mexican restaurant menus to a variety of lesser known dishes like the Pollo El Pueblito, Emily Special or the Molcajete. Experience authentic Mexican food at it’s best for a surprisingly reasonable price when you choose to dine at this Bella Vista treasure.

Papa Mike’s Restaurant & Catering $ 2 Kingsdale Ln, (479) 855-8117

Looking for local flavor, friendly service and excellent decently priced food? Look no more, Papa Mike’ has everything you’re looking for plus a great balcony. This is one of those places that you’ll find yourself returning to again and again.

This wildly popular breakfast, brunch and lunch spot features down-home cooking, huge portions and affordable prices. There is typically a short wait, but the time you spend cooling your heels is well worth it. The scrumptious food is amazing. Your entire family will thank you for stopping by Cathy’s corner.

Wagon Wheel Cafe $ 4080 N Thompson St, (479) 927-1510

Another very popular homestyle cooking eatery where you can feed the entire family without breaking the bank. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the food is delicious whenever you choose to go. If you’re an onion rings fan, you must give these a try.

Neal’s Cafe $ 806 N Thompson St, (479) 751-9996

Neal’s has been in business for many years, and it is still serving the same great tasting down-home food that is both satisfying and delicious. The restaurant is clean and the service is excellent. The pies are yummy. You simply must save room for pie.

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Top Buffets in NWA Great buffets are characterized by many food items laid out on a long tables and patrons serving themselves. They are convenient, and provide the opportunity to sample many different dishes all at one meal. Since you are serving yourself, you can eat as much as you want of any and all items that are offered.

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Flavors Indian Cuisine $$ 3200 SW Regency Pkwy #8, (479) 254-1035

Lunch buffet, served from 11 - 2 pm, is prepared and cooked by highly trained Indian chefs. A 55-item buffet specializes in flavorful Indian cuisine including 23 dessert items. Fish, goat, chicken and shrimp specialties are the typical fare. The atmosphere is soothing, food is delicious and the service is friendly and helpful.

Mazzios Pizza Place $ 1117 N Walton Blvd, (479) 273-7701

Lunch Buffet, served from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm, Mon - Fri, and an evening buffet on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. consists of a constant supply of fresh-baked pizzas and a salad bar. Cold beer and drinks are also served. Great place to take the family for a quick, satisfying and inexpensive meal.

fayetteville Cici’s Pizza $ 637 E Joyce Blvd #101, (479) 582-9292

Offering a nice buffet including a wide variety of hot specialty pizzas, simple pastas and salads. Caters to large groups and families with kids. Perfect for taking the team after a game or for Sunday dinner with young families. It’s a kid-friendly place where the entire family can eat without breaking the bank.

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Featuring a popular lunch buffet Mon - Fri from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, a dinner buffet from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Mon - Fri, and also

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a nice buffet from 11:00 am - 8:00 on Sat & Sun. Buffets consist of salad, various pizzas, pastas, wing drumsticks and a drink. Razorback memorabilia is all over the place, and it’s a terrific place to take the kids. Food is good and the prices are right.

rogers Tokyo House $$ 401 N 46th St, (479) 899-6989

Tokyo House has an amazing lunch buffet featuring seafood dishes and a fabulous Sushi bar offering an array of delightful Sushi options. Masterfully prepared, fresh Sushi is difficult to come by anywhere, but not at Tokyo House where highly trained chefs manage to present consistent deliciousness with every bite. There are also two hot bars offering fish, chicken, shrimp and steak, a hibachi grill and a fruit and dessert bar. If you enjoy great Sushi, you must pay this spot a visit.

wes t si l o am s p r in g s , o k River Cane Buffet Cherokee Hotel & Casino, (800) 754-4111

Located just over the border between AR & Ok, the River Cane Buffet offers great buffets for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night dining. Mexican, Asian, Italian, local cuisine, and huge dessert bar featuring delicious cakes and pastries are available every day. If you don’t mind driving a few miles, this buffet is a true bargain.

Top 10 Burgers in NWA Grabbing a burger is as popular in NWA as it is in most areas of the country. Whether you like a hot off the grill chain burger or a taste tempting gourmet one, is really an individual choice, but you can find just the burger you’re looking for at one of the Top 10 burgers joints below:


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Station Café $ 111 N Main St, (479) 273-0553

Smitty’s Garage Burgers and Beer $$ 100 E Joyce Blvd Suite 102, (479) 301-2046

Located only two doors down from the Wal-Mart Visitor’s Center and Museum on the Bentonville Downtown Square, Station Cafe draws locals, people from miles around, and visitors from across the globe. Their burgers are cooked to order, from real Angus beef, and their french fries are incredible. Don’t miss this one; it is a fun place to eat.

Tusk & Trotter $$ 110 SE A St, (479) 268-4494

An American Brasserie housed in rustic-chic digs, Tusk & Trotter has a seasonal menu built around locally sourced produce whenever possible. The TNT Burger made with Creekstone Black Angus Beef is a mouthwatering treat that you will return to time and again. Awesome restaurant located right off the Historic Bentonville Downtown Square.

eureka springs The Rockin’ Pig Saloon $$ 2039 E Van Buren, (479) 363-6248

Visitors and Eureka Springs locals alike all rave about the burgers at The Rockin’ Pig Saloon. Starting with 100% fresh ingredients and all natural raised Wagyu beef, the burgers, grilled over an open fire, are nothing short of sensational. People drive from miles around just to get one of their mouthwatering burgers. The staff is friendly and efficient, and they are genuinely interested in making sure that you have a good experience in their popular restaurant.

Sparky’s Cafe $$ 147 E Van Buren, (479) 253-6001

From their tasty burgers cooked from freshly ground meat, to their huge list of beers to their friendly outdoor patio service, this burger joint in Eureka aims to please. The cooks are uncanny in their ability to cook your burger just the way you like it. If you are a picky eater, just tell your server exactly what you want.

With over 15 TV’s, Smitty’s Garage is a place for fun while you are chowing down on one of the area’s truly great burgers. When reasonable prices, great service, awesome atmosphere and 17 burgers plus a build-your-own come together under one roof, you have a winning combination that is really hard to beat. Try the bacon avocado ranch burger for a real treat.

rogers Big Sexy Food $ 623 W Walnut, (479) 222-1675

Brent Hale, owner and chef brings the concept of fine dining to the food truck scene. Fourteen different, outlandish and delicious burger creations are served. Inspired burgers like the Bacon Mac, Wellington and The Oinker offer amazing, unique flavors to tickle the taste buds while satisfying your deepest hunger pangs. Expect the extraordinary when you sample Big Sexy’s burgers, they are filled with scrumptiousness to rival the best in the world.

ParkSide Public $$ 112 S 1st St, (479) 636-7275

Creative burgers and local microbrews on tap, who could ask for more? There are no less than 15 different burgers on the menu including a peanut butter photo courtesy of The version and a gluten free burger Rockin’ Pig Saloon that is actually delicious. Great casual place to hang out, chow down on a really good burger and toss back a couple of cold ones.

s p r i n g da l e Angus Jack $$ 2638 W Sunset Ave, (479) 717-2940


Don’t let the outside facade fool you, Angus Jack is an indie doing it right in NWA. Offering made-to-order hamburgers made from hand-pressed Angus meat, wraps, sandwiches including a B.L.T. made from Applewood bacon, 22 different flavors of shakes made from hand dipped ice cream, frosties and a special menu for the kids. Their buns are GF too.

Deluxe Burger $ 550 W Dickson St, (479) 445-6086

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For amazing burgers on the patio, delicious sweet potato fries and onion rings, blueberry lemonade and a full-service bar, visit Deluxe Burger on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. This place is addictive.

Hugo’s $$ 25 1/2 North Block Ave, (479) 521- 7585

A Fayetteville institution, this basement located burger joint, in business since 1977, offers delicious burgers and a truly different assortment of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The French fries are homemade and should be ordered even though the burgers come with chips (order is big enough for two). Try the Bleu Moon cheeseburger, it will send you over the Moon! Hugo’s is a local, regional and international favorite.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers $ 4300 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR, (479) 936-9797

What makes Red Robin Gourmet Burgers so great? When you have people driving from miles around just to eat here, there has to be some very good reasons. The burgers are beyond delicious, they are simply mouthwatering, food allergies are accommodated without it being a big deal (the entire restaurant is GF), the service is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. In addition, it’s a kid friendly spot where table games are provided for the little ones. All good reasons to make the extra drive to eat where the entire family can enjoy a delightful experience.

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Top 10 Restaurants That Serve Delicious Catfish in NWA The EPA rates catfish low in mercury among the five most commonly eaten fish. It is high in protein, low in fat and is also a low calorie option, especially when it is not fried. However, fried catfish is a delicious mainstay Southern, USA dish. Choose from the Top 10 catfish houses we’ve listed below for a NWA taste sensation you won’t soon forget.


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Blu Fresh Fish Market $$ 607 SE 5th St, (479) 273-5400

Catfish House 2102 1/2 South 8th Street, (479) 935-9211

Bentonville’s newest fish restaurant and fresh fish market with a focus on delivering fish that is so fresh they can be caught and on your dinner plate some eleven or twelve hours later. Patterned after fresh fish markets on the coasts, Blu is able to lay claim to the freshest fish in NWA. Their catfish is brought in live, and can be prepared fried, grilled or blackened.

Flying Fish $$ 109 NW 2nd St, (479) 657-6300

The atmosphere is relaxing and reminiscent of lakefront restaurants. It specializes in fresh fried catfish, crab, crawfish, chicken, and burgers. Business people flock there during weekday lunch, but don’t let that stop you, the line moves very quickly and the food comes out done to a turn within a few minutes. Just thinking about their fried catfish makes your mouth water.

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Catfish Cabin $$ 3085 E Van Buren, (479) 253-7933

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In business for more than 19 years, Catfish Cabin serves farm raised Channel catfish prepared as fish tacos, fiddlers (whole fish) and fillets. They offer family style, allyou-can-eat and they welcome large parties.

If all-you-can-eat catfish and crab bites and all the fixins appeals to you, you will love the Rogers Catfish House. They also serve burgers, chicken, beer, wine and lots of friendly smiles. This place is quickly becoming the new favorite catfish restaurant for catfish lovers of all ages.

Fish City Grill $$ Pinnacle Hills Promenade, 2203 South Promenade Blvd #3110, (479) 636-8833

Grilled, fried or blackened catfish are some of their specialties. Regular customers say that any food item on the menu is delicious every single time. The staff and management are friendly, and seem to actually care that your every dining experience with them is a good one.

Lucy’s Diner $ 511 W Walnut St, (479) 230-5829 Lucy’s does fried catfish right.

Try Lucy’s Catfish Dinner complete with farm raised cornmeal breaded catfish filets, hushpuppies, fresh-cut fries, brown beans, coleslaw and green tomato relish. Hold on to your hats, this is great catfish eating.

s i l oa m springs Siloam Café $ 906 E Main St, (479) 549-9987

fayetteville Catfish Hole $$ 4127 W Wedington Dr, (479) 521-7008

Specializes in fried catfish dinners with all the fixins’ from 3 pcs. to 8 pcs. Customers rave about the hushpuppies and the friendly service. They also have a non-fried dinner side of the menu. Their operating philosophy is ‘get it right every time.’

gentry Wooden Spoon $$ 1000 S Gentry Blvd, (479) 736-3030

Known around the region for their homemade menu items including their delightful desserts, they are also widely known for their delicious light and crispy fried catfish and hushpuppies. Some folks would eat fried catfish at no other restaurant.

rogers Catfish John’s $$ 601 W Hudson Rd, (479) 631-6908

In business since 1989 and heralded as one of America’s finest catfish eateries, Catfish John’s specializes in farm-raised fried catfish. They do have other items on the menu, but the catfish and the homemade hushpuppies are the main focus. It is one of those places where you could eat fried catfish until you popped. Some people say it is simply to-die-for. The staff is friendly, efficient and helpful.

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Siloam Café is known locally for their down-home cooking and reasonable prices, but not everyone knows they also serve up some of the very best fried catfish, hush puppies and fries to be found in the region. Some folks won’t go anywhere else for fried catfish.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Rolling Pin Cafe $$ 2565 E Huntsville Rd, Fayetteville, AR

In business since 1993, the Rolling Pin Cafe features made from scratch meals including delicious omelettes, pancakes and french toast for breakfast and plate lunches including the catfish that are as close to what your grandma used to dish up as you can get. Do yourself a big favor and stop in at the Rolling Pin.

Top 10 irresistible indie coffee spots in NWA Being a natural stimulant, coffee is the morning drink of choice for people around the globe. Coffee houses are a vibrant part of every community including the eight cities that make up Northwest Arkansas. There are amazing coffee houses throughout the region including many convenient drive-throughs. Each one has a different spin on the favorite caffeinated beverage.

If you’re a connoisseur of great coffee, do yourself a favor and check out the Top 10 coffee spots below:


Kennedy Coffee Roasting Company $$ 2501 SE Moberly Ln, (479) 464-9015

Terrific local coffee roaster! Many think this is one of the best neighborhood coffee shops in Bentonville. Their specialty coffees are roasted on site and the staff is efficient and friendly. Try their frozen mochas and fruit blended smoothies.

ONYX Coffee Lab $ 100 NW 2nd St, (479) 715-6492

With locations in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale and Rogers, Onyx Coffee Lab has got your coffee craving covered wherever you happen to be in Northwest Arkansas. It specializes in brewing the perfect cup of Artisan made coffee. Looking for great service from friendly, efficient people and superb coffee, check out Onyx.

211 Cafe $ 106 SW 2nd St, (479) 544-7478

rogers 7 Brew Coffee 2101 S. 52nd Street

Offering double windowed service, iced, hot, blended coffee, real fruit smoothies, infused energy drinks, Italian sodas, teas and light bites including a delicious oatmeal creation. Open only a few short months and already an integral part of the community, 7 Brew’s magic is in its people. You’ve seen the bright new building, stop in and give them a chance to WOW you.

IHCC (Iron Horse Coffee Co) $ 220 S 1st St, (479) 631-9977

The atmosphere makes it the perfect place to chat the afternoon away with good friends. Everything they serve is exceptional including the coffee, espresso, refined coffee drinks, bagels and gourmet sandwiches.

211 Cafe aims to use its pure, rich tasting coffee as a catalyst for enhancing community life in Bentonville. It’s a charming brightly colored coffee shop with art covered walls, plenty of comfortable seating and owners who know their coffee beans. It’s a place where Tyler and Mauricio make you feel valued and welcome. A policy of being in direct contact with the farmers who grow their distinctive coffee beans gives the owners the opportunity to know much more about their beans whether they are from Guatemala or elsewhere.

s i l oa m s p r i n g s Pour Jon’s $ 516 E Main St, (918) 221-8747

You’ll love the atmosphere at Pour Jon’s. You know when locals rave about a place, it must be top-drawer, and locals rave about the many varieties of coffee, selection of looseleaf teas, trained baristas and friendly energy in this popular coffee house. When in Siloam Springs, treat yourself with a cup of this very special java.

s p r i n g da l e Trailside Coffee Company 101 W. Johnson Ave. Suite B, (479) 236-2421

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Mud Street Cafe $$ 22 S Main St, (479) 253-6732

Located in “Unique Underground Eureka Springs.” Serves awardwinning coffee and tasty espresso drinks. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Has a full bar and is locally appreciated for their coffee drinks and fresh delicious food.


Arsaga’s depot $$ 548 W Dickson St, (479) 443-9900

Arsaga’s roasts only the highest quality Arabic beans. Taste the difference in exceptional coffee beans roasted in small batches. The people at Arsaga’s strive to serve a memorable cup of coffee every time you come in.

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Located inside Phat Tire Bike Shop in Springdale, this coffee shop is right off the Razorback Greenway. Besides delicious coffee, it serves teas, smoothies and handmade pastries. Great place to talk, hang out, talk bikes and listen to jazz.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Wings Coffee Co. 3307 SW 14th St, Bentonville, AR

A wonderful little coffee drive-thru offering some of the tastiest coffee to be found in all of NWA. Dillanos Coffee Roasters out of Washington is their main source for their truly great tasting coffee. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to make something special for you.

Mama Carmen’s Espresso Cafe $ 2850 N College Ave, (479) 521-6262

Based in Fayetteville, Mama Carmen’s is a small quality-roaster, which produces amazing coffee and offers the perfect atmosphere to visit with friends.

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Top 10 decadent Title desserts Places in NWA Every last soul loves to indulge periodically in some sort of forbidden dessert. Whethercopy it’s a rich, fudgy, extra chocolaty triple decker moist cake, a caramel fudge cheesecake or a coconut-pecan German chocolate pie, we all succumb once in awhile.

And when we do, it’s great to know that these desserts and much, much more can be found on the Top 10 decadent desserts list below:



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Crepes Paulette 213 NE A St, (479) 250-1110

The Fayetteville Pastry Shop 6315 Wedington Dr STE#1, (479) 530-3349

Looking for an unusual yet heavenly indulgence? Look no more, Crepes Paulette makes sweet crepes that literally melt in your mouth. Try the The Turtle or The Nutty Monkey for a sweet treat that will make your taste buds dance.

Bizzy B’s 1501 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 657-2557

One of our Bentonville bakeries offering delicious, moist cakes for any occasion, colorful yummy cupcakes, pies like Grandma used to make, and many other pastries made fresh daily. People rave about the talented bakers at Bizzy B’s for good reason, they know what they are doing. Give them your cake idea, and they will magically create it for you.

GooseBerry Handmade Pies 2210 S Walton Blvd, Ste 12, (479) 224-1318

Open Thurs - Sat, this bakery specializes in dietary restrictions, gourmet edible art, hand crafted chocolates and fresh gelato. The orange Cinnamon Rolls are highly recommended. They are nothing short of divine and they literally melt in your mouth. The Carrot Ginger Soup is both healthy and tasty. The owners are delightful and are truly pleased when you’re happy with your purchase.

Bliss Cupcake Café Spring Creek Center, 637 E Joyce St, Suite 112, (479) 966-4186

Locally owned Bliss Cupcake Cafe uses fresh ingredients to bake its yummy, baked-from-scratch cupcakes and other baked goodies including special occasion cakes Best sellers are Red Velvet and Chocolate Milkshake cupcakes. They also make a Bliss for Pups, which is very popular with dog owners, and they bake a gluten free and vegan cupcake.

Hurts Doughnut Company 1641 W 15th St, (479) 200-9111

Hands down, this place makes some of the most delicious pies in the NWA region, the state, and probably the world. Even though they are a small bakery with just one oven, they will make any of their pies for you with advance notice. Many people make GooseBerry Pies a regular weekly stop. Try the Chocolate Pecan and the Rhubarb Pie for a taste sensation.

Big, outrageous and ultra yummy begins to describe Hurts donuts, but you have to experience it for yourself to get the total picture. Imagine access to the most scrumptious donuts on the planet 24/7. Yes, that’s right, they are open all day and all night every single day of the week. If you haven’t been to Hurts yet, you are truly missing out.

eureka springs Oscars Cafe 17 White St, (479) 981-1436

Oscars has luscious homemade sweet treats like their Success Cake, Homemade Ice Cream, Hummingbird Cake. Stop in for a flavorful cup of coffee, and try one of their amazing decadent desserts.

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farmington Briar Rose Bakery 28 E Main St, (479) 300-6027

Located on Main Street in Farmington, features European-style pastries, custom cakes, true Artisan breads, wood-fired pizzas and deli sandwiches and soups. Try the amazing Lemon Cheese Cake, your taste buds will scream for joy.

fayetteville Rick’s Bakery 1220 N College Ave - Across From the Veteran’s Hospital, (479) 442-2166

Rick’s is a full service bakery that is also open for breakfast, brunch and sandwiches. While Rick’s specializes in amazingly beautiful wedding cakes and many other unique shaped cakes for special occasions, that is just the beginning of their large and varied baked goods menu selection. They also offer doughnuts, pastries, cookies, muffins, bagels, cupcakes and petit fours.

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gentry Wooden Spoon 1000 S Gentry Blvd, (479) 736-3030

Open Mon - Fri, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM and open for Fri dinner 5 PM - 9 PM. Mouthwatering scratch-made desserts of every description are created at the Wooden Spoon. 6-layer cakes, cheesecake, bread pudding, a tantalizing array of cream and berry pies, cookies, cobblers and fudge brownies are all part of the rotating dessert menu. These pies literally melt in your mouth. Well worth the drive from Bentonville or other NWA communities.

rogers Fork & Crust 5208 Village Pkwy, Ste 11, (479) 268-6634

Fork and Crust Pie Co. bakes delectable pies of every description including their berry, pecan and cream pies. These pies are worth driving across the county for, guaranteed! Place your order for a special event, holiday or just because you want to serve one to your family. Whatever the occasion, you won’t be disappointed.

Top 10 Eureka Springs Restuarants If you’re planning a shopping trip to Eureka Springs, plan to enjoy a meal there. Some of the finest chefs in the region have set up shop in this beautiful, little Victorian-style village situated in the Ozark Mountains. The list below contains the Top 10 restaurants in Eureka Springs: Aquarius Taqueria $$ 91 South Main, (479) 253-6888

Fabulous fresh Mexican food, delicious drinks, great service and friendly people all combine to make Aquarius a top choice. The Pescado Fish Tacos and the Asade Steak Tacos made with homemade corn tortillas are mouthwateringly delicious. Aquarius Taqueria has a great location for people watching.

Café Amore $$ 2070 East Van Buren (Hwy 62E), (479) 253-7192

Looking for authentic and superb Italian food, impeccable professional service and an intimate, yet friendly setting? Look no more, Chef Katherine and her staff are determined that every guest leave determined to return again and again. Try a pizza from the large and varied pizza selection.

Cottage Inn $$ 450 W Van Buren, (479) 253-5282

A peaceful country setting is the backdrop for this enchanting, chef driven Mediterranean restaurant. If you enjoy a romantic, cozy ambiance, you will love the Cottage Inn where Chef Linda Hager and her outstanding staff make every effort to give you a memorable experience. Appetizers and main dishes are filled with delicious blended flavors, and the desserts are nothing short of amazing. This is a restaurant that you can be comfortable recommending to anyone.

Devito’s of Eureka Springs $$ 5 Center St, (479) 253-6807

A long-standing Eureka Italian restaurant, Devito’s specializes in trout direct from their family owned trout ranch. You may choose to dine intimate street-side dining, a glassed in porch overlooking East Mountain or the #2 rated sky dining deck in the state. Food is excellent. Try the Trout Italiano made from a National award-winning recipe.

Ermillios Italian Home Cooking $$ 26 White St, (479) 253-8806

Ermillios offers fine Italian food in a charming atmosphere. Unless you get there early, be prepared to wait a bit, but there’s a cute little bar upstairs where you can play board games and have a drink while you wait. Service is both friendly and efficient. The roasted garlic is amazing as is the Ravioli with the gorgonzola cheese sauce.

Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse $$$ 2883 AR-23, (479) 253-5466

Rustic restaurant in a historic restored log cabin serves amazing flame broiled hand-cut perfectly aged steaks, a variety of delicious sides, salad, soup and homemade bread. Gaskins is the go to place for prime rib and steaks in NWA.

Grand Taverne Restaurant & Lounge $$$ 37 N Main St, (479) 253-6756

Unforgettable aptly describes the fine dining experience at the Grand Taverne Restaurant.& Lounge. Every menu item is prepared and cooked to perfection including, just to name a few, the amazing Grilled Filet of Beef, Roasted Rack of Lamb, Stuffed Portobello Mushroom and Pan Seared Scallops. Presentations are a work of art from start to finish, service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is warm and intimate. This restaurant is not just a cut above the rest, it is fine dining at the highest level.

Grotto Wood-Fired Grill and Wine Cave $$$ 10 Center Street, (479) 363-6431

Set into a cave spring, Grotto’s unique atmosphere is delightfully different. The ambiance is warm and cozy, the service is friendly and knowledgable and the food is nothing short of amazing. Chef Rodney strives for perfection every time. Prepare to be wowed when you cut into your steak cooked over a wood fired grill. Additionally, Grotto sports a full bar including a large selection of wines and beers.

Local Flavor Café $$ 71 S Main St, (479) 253-9522

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Eureka Springs, this delightful restaurant offers fresh delicious food for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. There are so many outstanding dishes to try that it is hard to pick just one, but before you leave town try one of their scrumptious burgers. Additionally, the pork tenderloin is to-die-for as are the crab cakes, and drinks including their homemade Sangria are all simply amazing.

Mud Street Cafe $$ 22 S Main St G, (479) 253-6732

Serving award-winning coffee, food, and taste-trippin’ desserts, Mud Street Cafe is located in quaint Underground Eureka Springs. Open for breakfast and lunch everyday except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays, this unique restaurant offers veggie grits and hashbrowns as a specialty. You won’t find a better place to chow down on a delicious, filling breakfast.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Sweet & Savory Cafe $$ 2076 E Van Buren, (479) 253-7151

An open and airy dining room, decorated with local art, invite guests to come in and enjoy amazing bakery creations and fantastic breakfast fare. All menu items are made from scratch using only the freshest of ingredients. Service is efficient and friendly too. If you are there for breakfast, you have to have one of the homemade biscuits.

Thai House $$ 2059 E Van Buren, (479) 363-6632

Open for lunch and dinner the Thai House specializes in the authentic flavors of Thailand. The Pad Thai is amazing as is the Evil Jungle Prince Vegetables. You really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, and the service is friendly and efficient.

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Top 10 Fayetteville Restaurants Fayetteville, home to the world-famous Razorbacks, has many awesome restaurants. Award winning chefs, amazing food, impeccable service and fun atmospheres characterize these outstanding eating establishments.

If you haven’t tried the ones on the Top 10 list below, do yourself a favor and do so soon:

Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria $$$ 2036 N College Ave, (479) 301-2688

Characterized by fresh housemade pastas, breads, salads and sauces, wood-fired pizzas, friendly professional service, upscale casual atmosphere, a comfortable patio and an amazing bar; Bocca is a favorite dining destination for those looking for a premier dining experience in Fayetteville. This is a great place for date nights, out-of-town guests or a group of friends. Expect to have fun and a memorable meal when you dine at Bocca.

Bordinos $$$ 310 W Dickson St, (479) 527-6795

Located on famed Dickson Street in the heart of Fayetteville’s entertainment district, this exquisite restaurant is the very spirit of Fayetteville. It offers an exquisite fine dining experience, featuring distinctive, delicious food and drinks, efficient and friendly service and a gorgeous atmosphere. Menu items do change with the seasons, and there is a full bar and an expanded wine list. Want to celebrate a special occasion? Bordinos is very good at making your occasion a memorable experience. Weekday lunch is available Tuesday - Friday and brunch is served Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are recommended.

Greenhouse Grille $$ 481 S School Ave, (479) 444-8909

Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, Greenhouse Grille’s mission is to foster a conscious community through example. It’s guests have an opportunity to sample the delicious bounty of the region through its program of sourcing food locally. Some ingredients and menu items are sourced directly from its own onsite garden. Diet sensitivities are routinely accommodated, and it’s entire operation practices sustainability. If you want to enjoy a savory meal, and not worry about where your food came from, Greenhouse Grille is an excellent choice.

Hugos $$ 25 1/2 North Block Avenue, (479) 521-7585

Located just off the Historic Fayetteville Square in the basement, Hugo’s offers an amazing burger experience, famous homemade fries, and a wide selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. The staff is both cordial and efficient. Taste just one burger from Hugos and you’ll be hooked for life.

Mockingbird Kitchen $$ 1466 North College Ave, (479) 435-6333

Specializes in a seasonal menu of New American food and familyinspired recipes created from local Ozarks ingredients. Housemade soups, hot sandwiches, fresh crisp salads, chef created desserts and a full beverage menu including wines, local brews and signature cocktails combine to make this a top-notch restaurant.

Pesto Cafe $$ 1830 N College Ave, (479) 582-3330

A small Italian restaurant with a fun, funky atmosphere serving huge portions of authentic Italian dishes accompanied by their delish Caesar salad and house-made light Caesar dressing. You can’t go wrong with any dish on the menu, but be sure to try the shrimp scampi on one of your visits. The wait-staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive as your meal moves along. This is another restaurant that will have you coming back even if you move out of town.

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Rolando’s Nuevo Latino Restaurante $$ 509 W Spring St, (479) 251-1650

At Rolando’s you’ll be impressed with the amazing food, service and drinks. Whether you’re a party of one or of twenty, every effort will be made to make sure you leave a happy, satisfied customer. The staff is practiced and attentive, and the unique decor is just plain fun. Try the Cuban sandwich for a delicious departure from typical sandwiches.

The Farmer’s Table $$ 1079 S School Ave, (479) 966-4125

Endeavoring to source organically and locally wherever possible, The Farmer’s Table, a breakfast and brunch cafe is typically hopping with folks craving a signature Arkansawyer, hash skillet or a stack of the sweet potato pancakes (seasonal). When you step through the door at The Farmer’s Table, you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time to the days when your grandmother used to sit you down to a nice breakfast. If there is a wait, there’s self-serve coffee in the corner.

Theo’s $$$ 318 N Campbell Ave, (479) 527-0086

Theo’s is a chic, upscale dining destination and bar with a smart lounge and delightful patio. A place to eat, drink and socialize, Theo’s treats every customer as a welcome invited guest. Elegant food in the Contemporary American style including their fresh made selection of delicious share plates, fresh salads and amazing main plates is their specialty. Happy hour, Mon - Fri, 5 - 7 PM. Martini Night - Thursday.

Vetro 1925 $$$ 17 E Center St, (479) 966-4649

Vetro 1925 is fast becoming the restaurant of choice for NWA residents and visitors passing through. Executive Chef Alan Dierks leads the culinary team in mixing classic technique with fresh seasonal ingredients sourced locally whenever possible. Fresh made breads, savory grass fed beef and veal, line caught seafood and made-from-scratch ravioli and malfatti are all daily fare. Service is impeccable from start to finish.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Hammontrees Grilled Cheese $ 326 N West Ave #8, (479) 521-1669

Dine-in or take out, this wildly popular Fayetteville vegan, vegetarian gourmet grilled cheese sandwich joint creates amazing grilled cheese sandwiches (19 different types of cheese), scratch-made daily soups and fresh locally sourced salads. Only the highest quality ingredients are used, ensuring that you have a top-notch experience with them.

Thep Thai $ 1525 S School Ave, (479) 443-0029

Guests native to Thailand all agree that Thep Thai creates the most authentic Thai natural food to be found in NWA. You can taste the freshness in everything from their soups to their delicious curries and noodle dishes. The atmosphere is beautiful and the wait staff and owners are pleasant and efficient. You’ll love your visit to Thep Thai.

Top 10 Food Trucks north In a hurry, but don’t want to settle for fast food? The amazing food trucks - North offer taste tempting food that rival the best in brick and mortar restaurants. Many are chef driven, and post a menu to please even the most discriminating taste.

Check out the Top 10 list below to find a food truck near your home or workspace.



Big Rub BBQ $$ 801 SE 8th St, (479)282-1405

Big Sexy Food Truck 623 W Walnut, (479) 222-1675

Visit Big Rub, and treat your taste buds to a taste-treat-delight that you won’t soon forget. They have awesome BBQ, sandwiches, tacos, and subs. The outdoor seating area is a place where you can enjoy eating your meal in the open-air, but it is also a place to make new friends. In addition to the Big Rub food truck, catering is available for any event, party, dinner or celebration.

Crazy Pear $ 903 SW A St, (479) 445-2103

Crazy Pear has delicious, real food creations including amazing wraps, adult grilled cheese, fresh wholesome salads, fresh healthful smoothies and Gourmet Mac & Cheese. Looking for a catering service for your next event? Look no more, Crazy Pear’s chef, Randy McGuffin, a Graduate of Culinary Arts School has over 30 years experience. Leave your next catering event to Chef Randy.

Crepes Paulette $ 213 NE A St, (479) 250-1110

What could be better than authentic French Crepes served in an open-air setting? A warm, cozy canopy wall provides comfortable seating unless the weather turns really foul. The delicious crepe menu is varied, and offers something for everyone. While Crepes Paulette is a food truck, don’t expect typical fast food, you can look forward to gourmet crepes made to perfection. Try the Spicy Piggy and for a sweet crepe, try the La Foster.

Dough Zone $ 715 SW A St, (479) 790-2988

This Bentonville food truck specializes in Asian cuisine with street food specialties from many cities in Asia. With a commitment to using only the freshest of ingredients, the truck dishes up flavorful food consistently. The Dan Dan noodles and the Satay Chicken are highly recommended.

Yeyo’s Mexican Grill $ 122 W Central Ave, (479) 381-1726

Yeyo’s is the home of authentic Mexican food including awesome street tacos. Produce used in the food is grown locally at the the Rios Family Farm. If you love south-of- the-border food, you will be a rabid fan of Yeyo’s.

Located at the City Pump, where downtown Rogers begins, Big Sexy Food Truck designs, creates and serves some of the tastiest and most exciting cuisine to ever come from a food truck. With a focus on outlandish burgers and fresh made cuisine, Chef, Brent Hale, dishes up food that will keep you coming back time after time.

Persephone on Wheels $ 321 S Arkansas St, (479) 715-9032

If you enjoy falafel and Mediterranean street food, you will love this delightful food truck where Chef Michael Robertshaw is at the helm. Delicious flavors, large portions and reasonable prices make this a new Rogers favorite eating destination. Try the light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth Loukoumades (donuts), they are available on Saturdays and Sundays and are a taste of Heaven.

Pop’s Hog Wild BBQ $ 121 E Poplar St, 479) 633-8150

In the food truck industry, it is difficult to maintain consistency, but Pop’s is one food truck that has met and conquered that challenge. The BBQ at Pop’s is raving good every time, the sides are delicious, and the service is both friendly and professional. Stop by and enjoy eating a meal on their cool patio. You’ll become a regular after just one visit.

Takashimura Hibachi Express (is moving to Photo Courtesy of Persephone Mediterranean rogers) 623 West Walnut, (479) 899-4244

Takashimura Hibachi Food Truck is not your ordinary food truck. Everything is fresh, freshly made and so delicious you’ll wonder how it could be coming from this simple looking food truck in Pea Ridge. This is Japanese food on par with some of the very best in the region, and while the portions are large, the prices are so affordable. Plan to take the family soon for some excellent Japanese cuisine,

Tyler’s Craft BBQ $ 109 N Arkansas St, (479) 409-7423

Located at Ozark Beer Company and with a goal to provide Northwest Arkansas its best BBQ, Tyler’s Craft BBQ, a local family owned food truck, has their work cut out for them, but it seems they are up to the task. Many NWA BBQ enthusiasts have already gone out on the limb to proclaim that Tyler’s makes the best BBQ sandwich in the region. The meats are tender and moist, the accompanying slaw is heavenly and the service is friendly and efficient.

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Top 10 FoodTitle Trucks south copy Food trucks are also popping up throughout the Southern part of NWA. Gourmet cookies, lip-smackin’ chicken, wood fired pizza, Chinese, BBQ and more can be found when you choose to frequent

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Chunky Dunk: A Milk and Cookies Truck $ 693 W North St, (479) 841-3269

Wicked Wood Fired Pizza $ 372 W Dickson St, (479) 466-2759

Dot’s Nashville Hot Chicken 617 N College Ave, (615) 594-6172

Zuppa Zuppa Soup Kitchen $ 412 South Government Ave, (479) 595-4898

Open Thurs - Sun, Chunky Dunk sets the bar for what delicious cookies should taste like. Fayetteville folks and customers throughout the region flock to this most unusual milk and cookies truck to sample their cookie creations and various types of milk. Stop by the truck once, and your kids will make sure you are hooked for life!

If you like your chicken spicy, then you simply must stop by Dot’s where you can get some of the most delicious hot chicken you’ve ever put in your mouth. Spiciness ranges from mild to hot, and the medium will bring you to tears. The breading is flavorful and the chicken on the inside is moist and tender. Dining at Dot’s is bound to be an experience you’ll repeat often.

Open until 3 AM Wed - Sat, Wicked Wood Fired Pizza, located right down on Dickson Street, puts out delicious crispy pies baked in an Italian made oven, which fires to over 700 degrees. These signature pizzas will keep your taste buds popping and begging for more. Try the Wicked Supreme first and then try all the rest.

Handcrafted, scrumptious gastric creations including original recipe soups, fresh made salads and crostini are the backbone of Zuppa Zuppa. Only the freshest of ingredients are used from local growers and producers. The menu flexes from day to day, giving you a chance to sample more of the many culinary savory creations coming out of this popular food truck.

Ying’s Chang Hmong & Chinese Hot Food $ 4782 N College, (479) 966-7789

Frickin Chicken $ 372 W Dickson St, (479) 571-0008

Especially known for its large portions and hot, fresh, delicious Asian food, this little food truck in Springdale is quickly becoming a favorite stop for residents, newcomers and visitors to NWA. If you enjoy Asian fusion at reasonable prices you’ll love Ying’s Chang Hmong & Chinese Hot Food.

Located in Shulertown (off Dickson) in Fayetteville, Frickin Chicken is the finest piping hot fried chicken on the bone you’re likely to find in NWA. Hot fried chicken and waffles - umm sooo good! They are open until 3 AM Thurs - Sat., perfect for late night bites. The owners dish out friendly hospitality regardless of the hour, and for every adult meal they offer one free kid’s meal.

Green Goat $ 617 N College Ave, (479) 310-5444

Offering a lively patio complete with deck and umbrella’s, and some of the very best Cuban, vegan and vegetarian food you’ll find anywhere. Everything on the menu is a taste sensation, but try the Classic Cuban and the Monster Veggie Sandwich and let your tastebuds have a ball. For dessert, try The Banana Heath Crepe.

Punjabi Kitchen 2060 N Crossover Rd, (479) 445-2003

Great place to get fresh, authentic Indian food in Fayetteville. Customer service is excellent, and owner is friendly and accommodating. Try the Palak Paneer and the Chicken Tikka Masala. Try it once and you’re bound to become a regular.

South In Your Mouth 693 W North St, (479) 236-8322

As you might expect, South In Your Mouth serves up amazing southern and west Texas food that will tickle your taste buds and have them begging for more. The Southern Poutine is ever so tasty as are the Hickory Smoked Spare Ribs. If you haven’t tried this food truck yet, do yourself a favor and plan to stop by soon.

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l o we l l La Carreta Food Truck $ 515 S Bloomington St, (479) 502-4868

This local taco truck has tasty tacos at very reasonable prices. Five bucks buys you a huge burrito or quesadilla. Close to J.B. Hunt, it has outdoor seating and takeout.

Ho n o r a b l e M e n t io n Cathead Biscuits 418 S Government Ave

This fun little food truck is all about biscuits. You haven’t lived until you’ve had one of these delicious fresh baked taste treat delights. With names like Grey Frog, Debutante, Mother-In-Law and Kitten Heads, these biscuit creations are off the chart amazing. Service is friendly too!

Harvest Moon Pies 418 South Government Ave.

This is pie crust like your Granny used to make, and it is nothing short of perfect. You won’t find crust like these anywhere. Harvest Moon Pies is a new food truck in Fayetteville, and one that is gaining in popularity by the second. They make both savory and sweet pies that are melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. The only thing wrong with these pies is you can’t leave them alone. They are that yummy!

Top 10 gluten-free restaurants in Nwa Title copyare becoming more and more popular. Research shows that eighteen million Of necessity, restaurants featuring a Gluten Free menu or at least a partial GF menu Americans have gluten sensitivity. Until recently, that meant eating something that tasted like cardboard looks. But no more, today restaurants are featuring dishes that are GF and taste great too. Below are the Top 10 Gluten Free restaurants in NWA:

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Crepes Paulette 213 NE A St (Foodtruck); 100 SW 8th St, Suite 4 (Storefront) (479) 250-1110

Mockingbird Kitchen 1466 North College Ave, (479) 435-6333

Crepes Paulette makes their scrumptious crepes from buckwheat, which is really not a wheat at all, but is, instead, related to sorrel, knotweed and rhubarb. All the crepes at Crepes Paulette are made from naturally gluten-free 100% organic buckwheat, giving the gluten intolerant a wide variety of crepes to choose from.

Preacher’s Son 201 NW A St, (479) 445-6065

Matthew Cooper, Executive Chef, has a Celiac condition, which has prompted him to learn how to cook gluten free. The entire menu is 100% GF. Matthew’s signature dishes are beautifully presented, and taste divine. Try the Pork Shank, a popular favorite, or if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try the Spiced Strip Steak.

Mockingbird Kitchen in Fayetteville offers many GF, vegan and vegetarian options on its rotating seasonal menu. It works with local suppliers to procure ingredients for its amazing dishes. Save room for dessert, Mockingbird’s pies are to-die-for.

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe 95 E Joyce Blvd, (479) 521-8291

Taziki’s makes over 100 items fresh daily. It is committed to bringing the freshest and the tastiest Mediterranean-inspired food possible to NWA, and surrounding communities. Menu selections include many GF, vegan and vegetarian items. You will love this place. photo credt: Crepes Paulette

PF Chang’s 2203 S Promenade, Ste 13100, (479) 621-0491

PF Chang’s offers Asianinspired flavors in a clean, modern setting. The menu is littered with GF items. Do tell the restaurant manager about your food allergy when you are first seated, so arrangements can be made in the kitchen to accommodate your needs.

Snack Lab 102 SE 28th St Suite 2, (479) 268-5353

Snack Lab has a fantastic selection of grab-and-go GF bowls and smoothies. Pick up something for breakfast, lunch or breaks.

Eleven at Crystal Bridges 600 Museum Way, (479) 418-5700

You won’t find a more beautiful lunch setting anywhere, and the overhead menu has GF items clearly marked for you to choose from. In addition, the staff will convert any menu item to GF upon request. Eleven’s practice is to accommodate allergy restrictions. Dining at Eleven is a rare experience whenever you choose to go whether it’s brunch, lunch or dinner.

eureka springs Aquarius Taqueria Tequila & Mezcal Bar 91 S Main St

This is a Mexican food spot where the entire menu is gluten free. Tortillas are made fresh as you order, and the food is simply marvelous regardless of what you choose. This Eureka Springs hotspot is also a great place to meet with friends over some delicious margaritas.


s p r i n g da l e Angus Jack 2638 W Sunset Ave, (479) 717-2940

Angus Jack’s looks like a fast food spot, but it definitely is not, it just serves good food fast. The buns are gluten free, and so very delicious. There are many burger options to choose from, and they also have a chicken and grilled cheese option. People drive many miles just to have an Angus Jack’s burger..

Black Apple Crossing 321 E Emma Ave, (479) 751-0337

Black Apple Crossing is the state’s first cidery. It produces naturally gluten free hard apple cider. This cider is beyond delicious, it is awesome. Stop by soon and have a flight of this amazing cider.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Buttered Biscuit 1403 SE Moberly Ln, Bentonville, AR, (479) 319-4822

The Buttered Biscuit’s menu caters to patrons with dietary restrictions including those that need to eat Gluten Free. For a list of GF items, just ask your server.

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Top Hidden Treasures in NWA Northwest Arkansas has many little, out-of-the-way hidden treasures dotted throughout the area. Who doesn’t enjoy discovering for the first time delightful, unique shops and stores that promise to be lifelong gems that you’ll return to again and again?

Below are the Top 10 hidden treasures in Northwest Arkansas.


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Ozark Mountain Bagel Co. $ 3600 Guess Who Blvd, (479) 319-6688

Patricks’s Hamburger $ 3976 Elm Springs Rd, (479) 751-9245

Open for breakfast and lunch, this awesome bagel, sandwich, soup and salad spot is fast becoming the place in town to enjoy a great tasting meal. The Bagels are New York-style (water-boiled & then baked), and are they ever delicious. The cream cheeses are fresh-made and tasty. In fact, everything on the menu is spot on, and the owners and staff are the friendliest people you’ll find anywhere.

Skylight Cinema 350 SW A St, (479) 367-7629

Opening Thursday, Nov 9th, Skylight Cinema offers a unique movie going experience including the options of a full restaurant and full bar. Patrons are asked by professional wait staff if they will be dining in, and can eat their dinner and have a cocktail or a beer while they are watching the movie. Entree prices range from $10 - $12 and sandwiches come with a side and range in price from $8 - $10. Tipping is optional. Seats are ultra comfortable and recline. This is the premier movie experience.

bella vista Bella Vista American Legion Post 341 1889 Bella Vista Way, (479) 268-5090

With over 650 members, Post 341 offers a variety of services to its members and to the community. There’s always something fun going on including live music with some great bands on Saturday nights, fish on Friday evenings, Taco Tuesdays, Saturday morning breakfast, karaoke nights, dances and many other special events. There’s also a beer garden too. This is a super place for vets and for people of the community too.

fayetteville Cave Springs Coffee Company 2036 N College Ave, (479) 248-2020

Offering delicious Onyx coffee, pastries from area bakeries, and sandwiches from Chef Miles James of James at the Mill fame, this is a unique spot to meet with friends or chat it up with your neighbors. There’s plenty of seating, Thursday night Trivia, and music some evenings too. Pay this locally owned shop a visit today, and I’m betting you’ll become a regular.

Nellie B’s Bakery 2421 N Center St, (479) 305-3735

Have you been missing the taste, texture and flavor of a genuine croissant? Look no more, this charming little mother and daughter duo bakery turn out melt-in-your-mouth croissants that even the French would rave about. Why settle for less, when right here in Fayetteville you can have the most beautiful and best tasting cakes, delicious fresh sandwiches, pastries, cookies, bread pudding, pies, soups, salads and croissants on the planet? They will bake a cake for any special occasion, and it will be something you’ll be proud to serve.

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Patrick’s is home to the real old fashion burger. They are priced right, and they are delicious. Patrick’s has been in business for more than forty years, and loyal customers have been frequenting Patrick’s for many of those years, and wouldn’t eat a burger from any other place. That’s how special they are. Sandwiches and a variety of hot dogs are also on the menu.

ozark Ozark General Store 117 County Road 5241, (479) 292-3351

Be willing to take a short drive to reach this quaint old country store (listed in the Arkansas Register of Historic Places), gas pump and restaurant. The burgers are a full ½ lb, and they are juicy and delicious, and the pies are simply heavenly. People drive from all over the country just to experience this one-of-a-kind establishment (the oldest continuously operated store in Arkansas).

s i l oa m s p r i n g s Ziggywurst $ 214 N Wright St, (479) 373-6688

For some of the tastiest German food to be found anywhere, try Ziggywurst in Siloam Springs. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and they take pride in their service and food. If you enjoy great schnitzel and German beer, you will absolutely fall in love with this place.

l o we l l Spotted Goat Resale Store 112 E. Monroe, (479) 361-3099

From the first moment you step into this enchanting store, something about it lures you to explore the various booths throughout the store, but there’s one booth right in the front corner that tempts you to come in and see what it’s all about. Rick Smithson, artist in residence, designs and creates unique pictures made entirely of different types of stamps. Rick’s pictures are becoming increasingly more popular as more people see them at stamp gatherings and crafts fairs. Want something unusual for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life? Drop by the Spotted Goat Resale Store and take a look at these amazing made-from-stamps pictures.

rogers City Pump 623 W Walnut, (479) 202-5507

A fantastic new happening space in Rogers, AR. The brilliant concept features indoor seating, patios, beer, wine, soda and a variety of top-notch food trucks including Big Sexy Food Truck, Boondock’s Grill, Loafin Joe’s, Takashimura Habachi Express and Willy’s Country Store. Open from 11:00 AM to around 8:00 PM weekdays and 11:00 AM to about 9:00 PM on the weekends. If you haven’t been yet, you’re missing out!

Top 10 international Restaurants in NWA Northwest Arkansas is fast becoming a world mixing bowl. Restaurants and food trucks representing every type of cuisine you can imagine are creating and dishing up authentic international food. Chinese, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Italian, Greek, German, Mediterranean and Japanese food are all commonplace in NWA.

See the Top 10 list below for an international restaurant near you:



Sushi House - Japanese $$ 2501 SE 14th St #5, (479) 271-0370

China Cafe - Chinese $$ 2600 W Pleasant Crossing Dr #80, (479) 246-0888

Thai Basil - Thai $$ 3301 S Walton Blvd, (479) 273-3955

Havana Tropical Grill Restaurant - Cuban $$ 1207 W Walnut St, (479) 899-6334

Sushi House is known for its fresh and delicious sushi. Owners and staff are very friendly and efficient. Typically, free samples other than the dish you’ve ordered, are brought to your table just to see if you might like to try something different. These people work extra hard to see that you have a fantastic experience with them.

At Thai Basil, only the freshest of ingredients are used and everything is cooked to your order. Be prepared to wait a couple of minutes longer in order for your food to be prepared. If you enjoy Thai food, don’t hesitate to give this restaurant a try. From the first moment you walk through the door, you’ll be treated like royalty.

fayetteville Rolando’s Restaurante - Latin $$ 509 W Spring St, (479) 251-1650

A Neuvo Latino restaurant offering excellent Cuban food including dishes like Pollo Chuchaqui and Tencha’s Taquitos. Also features a full bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Great place for a date night or to gather with friends.

Petra Cafe Mediterranean $$ 31 E Center St, (479) 443-3090

Serving lunch only Monday Saturday, Petra features superb Mediterranean food including raving good falafil, hummus and specialty platters and sandwiches. Turkish coffee is served. Excellent spot for authentic Mediterranean food. Atmosphere is warm and friendly and service fast and efficient.

KJ Sushi & Korean BBQ - Japanese/Korean $$ 3223 N College Ave, (479) 301-2008

Great spot for authentic Sushi and Korean BBQ. Beer menu is also offered. Try the Babinbop, Crab Rangoons and Chicken Teriyaki.

Khana Indian Grill - Indian $$ 2101 N College Ave, (479) 287-4736

Super spot for authentic Indian flavors including dishes from various parts of India. The Balsmati rice dishes are excellent as are the curries and Naan bread. Also has a good selection of cocktails with Bombay Sapphire and Titos Vodka.

Specializing in a wide variety of Chinese food including fried rice, noodles, soups and more. Try the Orange Flavor Chicken, the Seafood Delight or the House Special Soup. They also have a menu of Szechuan cuisine. This is a great place for delicious, yet reasonably priced Chinese.

A fun, lively bar and eatery featuring delicious authentic Cuban cuisine, amazing mojitos, Latin music and dancing. Great place to relax with friends or to enjoy a date night.

Saiwok Vietnamese Street Food Vietnamese $$ 2882 W Walnut St, (479) 202-5961

From the moment you walk through the doors, all the staff makes you feel welcome to this beautiful modern Vietnamese restaurant. Everything on the menu is fresh and so very delicious, The staff is knowledgeable and efficient and is very willing to take the time to explain the menu. The soups are out of this world. Try Saiwok once and it will become one of your favorites.

s p r i n g da l e R and R Curry Express $$ 2576 W Sunset Ave, Ste C

Springdale has a terrific North Indian restaurant featuring the finest of flavorful Indian curry dishes. Expect consistently delicious Punjabi food whenever you visit, and you can also expect friendly, knowledgeable service too.

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Cabañas Restuarant $$ Salvadoran & Mexican Restaurant 609 S 8th St, Rogers, AR, (479) 340-1140

This Salvadorean and Mexican restaurants serves fresh, authentic, delicious food, and the service is friendly and exceptional. Try the yummy fried avocado appetizer and the homemade natural waters for a truly different culinary experience. Life is good when you eat at the Cabañas.

Pupuseria Salvadorena $$ 1400 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR (479) 631-8911

If you enjoy authentic Salvadorian food, you will love the food at Pupuseria Salvadorena. The list of pupusas is long and varied. Don’t let the basic restaurant look put you off, the food really is delicious. In general, be prepared to wait a bit for your food, but your wait will be worth it.

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Top 10 Savory Italian Restaurants in NWA Oh my! Does Northwest Arkansas have a wide array of restaurants specializing in Italian food? Yes it does, and they serve up some of the most delicious dishes you will find in the country.

If you enjoy great Italian food, you will not be disappointed when you elect to dine at one of the Top 10 restaurants on the list below.



Fiamma 1873 $$$$ 101 W Central Ave, (479) 268-4935

Napoli’s Italian Restaurant $$ 4408 West Walnut Street #5, (479) 270-5320

Extensive wine list, fabulous cocktails, intimate ambiance, great food and impeccable service characterize this downtown Bentonville Italian restaurant. Steaks are exceptional, as are the Pan Seared Scallops.

eureka springs Devito’s of Eureka Springs $$ 5 Center St, (479) 253-6807

Located in Historic Downtown Eureka Springs, Devito’s of Eureka Springs, in business for 27 years, offers farm-raised trout and Italian specialties. Dine overlooking East Mountain in their glassedin porch, choose intimate street-side dining, or try their newest addition, sky-view dining on the roof-top. Trout are obtained from their own family-owned trout farm making it a true farm-to-table restaurant. The trout gets a huge nod, but so does the seafood fettuccine.

Ermilio’s $ 26 White St, (479) 253-8806

Located on the upper Historic Loop in an old Victorian home, Ermilio’s has long been a Northwest Arkansas favorite for quality Italian food. The restaurant features a hearty pasta menu. Salmon, a hard item to do just right, is done perfectly.

Café Amore’ $$ 2070 East Van Buren, (479) 253-7192

Chef Katherine Zeller creates delicious Italian cuisine at Cafe Amore located on East Van Buren. Popular menu items are the pizza, the lasagna and the creme brulee. One patron describes it as “a little treasure hidden in the hills of Eureka Springs.”

fayetteville Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria 2036 N College Ave, (479) 301-2688

At Bocca’s you’ll find delicious hand-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas and sauces made from fresh locally grown ingredients. Salads are fresh and scrumptious as are the house-made dressings. Delivers consistently awesome food and service each and every time you visit. Gluten free options are also available.

Bordinos $$$ 310 West Dickson St, (479) 527-6795

Located on West Dickson St., Bordinos is an upscale restaurant offering refined Italian menu items, delicious deserts, wine flights and a weekend brunch. A great romantic dinner venue, it is also appealing to parties. Try the steak, and even if you are not eating bread, taste the profiteroles. Make reservations as they do tend to get crowded.

The Pesto Café $$ 1830 College Ave, (479) 582-3330

With pestos made from the freshest ingredients including, the finest extra virgin olive oil, farm fresh herbs, pine nuts, hazelnuts, and walnuts, The Pesto Cafe’ located on College Ave, specializes in amazing Italian creations guaranteed to tempt your appetite. Enjoy relaxing to fun live acoustic music on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Try the Eggplant Parmesan, you will be glad you did.

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Located on West Walnut St, Napoli’s Italian Restaurant serves some of the best Neapolitan style pizza in NWA. Even people from NYC rave about it. Try the Sausage Pizzaioa once, you’ll be hooked for life. Known in the region for its authentic Italian food, their pasta is amazing as is their Alfredo sauce.

s p r i n g da l e Fratellis $$ 1008 W Sunset Ave, (479) 347-7562

A welcome addition the Springdale restaurant scene, Fratellis offers amazing classic Italian fare done right and delicious pizzas to please everyone in your family. The rolls are out-of-this-world, the various Italian dishes are spot on. The owners take pride in their freshmade cuisine, and also their service. The portions are large and the prices are affordable. Try the Lobster Ravioli and the Chicken Murphy.

Venezia’s Italian Kitchen 2009 N Thompson St, (479) 419-9499

The food at this charming Springdale Italian restaurant rivals the food in Italy. Delicious bread and marinara sauce are at your table as soon as you are seated. The menu offers authentic New York style pizza, amazing pasta, and heavenly cheesecake. The owner is friendly, and determined that all customers have an excellent experience from the moment they walk through the door. Atmosphere is cozy, service is attentive and portions are large. Try the Chicken Tuscany.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Venesian Inn $$ 582 West Henri De Tonti Boulevard, Springdale, AR (479) 361-2562

In business for more than 60 years and located in Tontitown, the Venesian Inn prides itself on serving only authentic Italian food, homemade rolls, Southern fried chicken and delicious steak entrées. Its diverse menu has something for everyone. Experience a little taste of Italy when you choose to dine at the Venesian Inn. Bring a friend and a very healthy appetite and try the spaghetti and fried chicken combination.

Vetro 1925 $$$ 17 East Center St, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 966-4649

Vetro 1925 Ristorante, located on East Center Street in a charming old renovated building with exposed brick, offers classic Italian flavors & wine in a classy atmosphere. The presentation and service are excellent. Try the cannelloni or the Spaghetti Carbonara made in the Roman way.

Top 10 Late Night Restaurants in NWA It is no longer true that you can’t get a decent meal after 8pm in Northwest Arkansas. More and more restaurants are seeing the benefit of extending hours to accommodate late night diners, which makes it convenient and nice to be able to entertain and dine at a later hour.

The Top 10 late night eateries below offer excellent food and drinks and a place to enjoy a meal with friends and family:


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The Hive $ 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6575

Wicked Wood Fired Pizza $ 372 W Dickson St

Located inside the beautiful 21c Boutique Hotel, The Hive offers late night dining surrounded by spectacular art. Chef Matthew McClure, an award winning chef, is in command of the kitchen and the food is totally amazing. Try the fried chicken, it may be the best in the country. Open until 12:00 am.

Pedaler’s Pub $ 410 SW A St, (479) 268-3285

Has delicious brick oven pizza, burgers and sandwiches, local craft beer, wine and mixed drinks. Casual, friendly atmosphere with top notch service, make this a favorite late night pick. Open until 11:00 pm.

eureka springs Pied Piper Pub & Inn $ 82 Armstrong St, (479) 363-9976

The Pied Piper is a bar and grill, late night restaurant and nightclub featuring excellent food, great drinks, friendly service and live music. Try the fish and chips with housemade tartar sauce. Open until 12:00 am.

fayetteville Con Queso’s $ 2016 M.L.K. Jr Blvd #8, (479) 249-8495

A casual fusion taco restaurant featuring an array of traditional and fusion tacos and specialty dips. Try the Los Cobos or Gameday and give the Cozumel queso a whirl.

Frickin Chicken $ 372 W Dickson St

Frickin Chicken is a food truck serving some of the best fried chicken on the bone you will ever taste. From the first bite you take, this chicken will knock your socks off. Stop in on your way home from a fun time down on Dickson Street. Open until 3:00 am.

Theos $ 318 N Campbell Ave

Known for excellent food including delicious appetizers, and fantastic mixed drinks whipped up by highly skilled bartenders. Wait staff is knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Patio is inviting, laid back and casual. Theo’s is also a top choice for a late night romantic dinner. Open until 1:00 am.

Expect fast, fresh and scrumptious late night wood fired pizza from this Dickson Street food truck. Patrons love this little food truck. Open until 3:00 am.

rogers Hapa’s Hawaiian Bar & Grill $ 105 S 3rd St, (479) 633-8213

Looking for a late night spot that offers a fun atmosphere, cold brews and creative cocktails, excellent food and live music? Hapa’s in downtown Rogers is just the place you’re looking for. This Hawaiian Grill and Tiki bar has Hawaiian comfort foot and Tiki-style drinks. It’s open til 12:00 am.

Lucy’s Diner $ 511 W Walnut St, (479) 230-5829

Lucy’s Diner is open 24 hours a day. Breakfast is served 24 hours a day, and the food is always fresh and hot. Great little place to stop by after a party or late night on the town.

honorable m e n t io n JJ’s Grill $ 1271 N Steamboat Dr, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 443-0700

Open from 11:00 am - 2:00 am Monday - Saturday, JJ’s offers a varied, made-fromscratch menu including killer burgers and sandwiches. Live music is provided free of charge, and JJ’s is a good choice for kicking back and having fun with family and friends.

Farrell’s Lounge, Bar and Grill $ 311 W Dickson St Ste 101, Fayetteville, AR

Farrell’s Lounge, Bar and Grill, GastroPub and Sports Bar is open late every day of the week including Sunday’s. From wild Alaskan Salmon to mouthwatering cheeseburgers, Farrell’s chef-driven kitchen turns out excellent perfectly cooked food. Open until 1:00 am.

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Top 10 Mediterranean restaurants in NWA This simple food is plant-based including vegetables, nuts, fruits, grains, beans, seeds, spices and olive oil. Rich in fish, chicken and legumes, Mediterranean cuisine offers a healthy way to eat. Restaurants specializing is this delicious food are scattered throughout Northwest Arkansas.

Check the Top 10 list below for an outstanding restaurant near you:


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Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe $$ 1000 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 715-0647

Little Greek Restaurant $ 4201 N Shiloh Dr, (479) 442-4700

Taziki’s specializes in food-to-table cuisine, gluten free menu items, and expert catering to meet your every need. They serve delicious, inspired, beautiful Mediterranean food. Try the Grilled Lamb and Herb-Roasted Pork Loin. So delicious!

Zary’s Acropolis $ 905 NW 13th St, (479) 273-3872

Specializing in authentic Greek and Mediterranean food like Moussaka, Spanakopita, Dolmas, and Gyros, the Acropolis Greek & Mediterranean Restaurant in Bentonville provides the people of NWA an amazing place to develop a taste for these traditional dishes. They also serve an amazing breakfast selection, and the staff is warm and friendly.

eureka springs Cottage Inn $$ 450 W Van Buren, (479) 253-5282 Restaurant chef-owner, Linda Hager, put travels to the Mediterranean to good use when she was creating the atmosphere and cuisine for her fine dining restaurant in Eureka Springs. Relax in a serene casual country setting as you sample one of her many delicious dishes. Open Thurs - Sun from 5 PM 9 PM. Try the Roasted Rack of Lamb roasted to order, or make a reservation for one of her famous Sunday dinners.

fayetteville Emelia’s Kitchen $$ 309 W Dickson St, (479) 527-9800

Who could have guessed she might find some of the best Greek food in the region in a mall? Conveniently located in the Northwest Arkansas Mall, Little Greek Restaurant features addictive Gyros, Dolmas, Hummus and Fried Pita. They also have fresh, fresh salads, and will make them up for take-out for dinner at home or for special occasions. Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Petra Café $ 31 E Center St #101,(479) 443-3090

Open for lunch only and has a dine in or carry-out service. Fabulous food and friendly service in a quaint intimate setting. Fans travel from around the region just to eat at Petra’s Cafe. Try the Mayo Platter.

Tangiers Mediterranean Food & Café $ 2800 College Ave, (479) 301-2211

Enjoy exceptional homemade Mediterranean cuisine with Middle Eastern flavors in this small adorable restaurant. Food is heavenly and authentic, servers are friendly and knowledgeable, and prices are great. Some say the Baklava is the best they’ve ever had. Give the gyros a try, you’ll be glad you did.

s p r i n g da l e Greek Kaffe $ 812 N Thompson St, (479) 347-2524

For fantastic Greek food, do yourself a favor and give the Greek Kaffe a try. The food is simply amazing, the portions are large, the service is warm and friendly and the price is very reasonable. The tzaiki sauce is out-of-this-world, and literally everything is fresh. If you’re a fan of really good Greek food, you’ll enjoy dining at the Greek Kaffe.

Enjoy an upscale dining experience as owner George Ouyoumjian delights in serving excellent Mediterranean cuisine inspired by his mother, Emelia. Wait staff is friendly and attentive as is management. Open for lunch and dinner and weekend brunch. Try the Lamb Kabobs and the hummus.

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K-Fash Mediterranean Cuisine $ 1220 N Lindell Ave, (479) 443-1980

Vivace Mediterranean Cuisine $$ 1100 SE 14th St, (479) 273-5500

Specializing in Iraqi Mediterranean food including delicious fafalel, tabouli, bangin kabobs, lamb chops, Shawarma and so much more. This is a small, order-at-the-counter spot, but don’t let that stop you from trying it out. The food is fresh, perfectly prepared and tastes absolutely delicious. Excellent place to sample the real deal at affordable prices.

Kosmos Greekafe $ 2136 N College Ave, (479) 521-7482

Expect amazing food and wonderful friendly people at Kosmos, a fast-casual Greek/Mediterranean restaurant serving authentic Greek and Mediterranean food. The food manages to please even the experienced palate of those native to Greece. In a hurry? There is a drive-through. Try the Chicken Souvlaki with Rice.

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Get ready for a unique fine dining experience in a friendly atmosphere. Food is excellent, presentation is beautiful, and the service is impeccable. Greek and Mediterranean along with French, Middle Eastern and American (New) are served. Vegan and vegetarian diets can be accommodated. The Cedar Salmon served on a wood block is awesome.

Top 10 new Restaurants in NWA New restaurants are opening at a breakneck pace in Northwest Arkansas, making it difficult to identify and select the Top 10, however, having said that, our ability to have our mystery diners check them out yields an accurate list of the best new restaurants in NWA. Make it your goal this quarter to dine at some of the restaurants on the Top 10 list below:


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TrickDilly $ 2500 SW 14th Street, Suite 10, (479) 276-1391

Meez & Kini 2117 MLK suite 2, (479) 435-6022

After operating a successful food truck in Bentonville, TrickDilly has traded in its four wheels to four walls. Offering a greatly expanded menu including its famous Fancy Pants tacos, quesadillas, delicious sides and yummy chocolate and apple pies, this new brick and mortar continues to specialize in outstanding cuisine and spectacular event catering. If you’ve missed their food truck, now is your chance to experience the same great flavors indoors.

centerton Rincon Garibaldi $ 401 W Centerton Blvd, (479) 795-4305

If you’re a stickler for authentic Mexican food, you will not be disappointed at Rincon Garibaldi’s. From the extra chunky guacamole appetizer to the amazingly affordable lunch specials to the delicious Carne Asada Steak, everything is prepared fresh and served hot or cold just the way it is supposed to be. If you haven’t visited this Centerton spot, make plans soon to take your family to some of the best Mexican cuisine in the area.

eureka springs Bombaldil’s Cafe $$ 580 West Van Buren, (479) 363-6024 Don’t be afraid to entertain your guests at Bombaldil’s. Beautiful presentations, fresh locally sourced ingredients, amazing food, delightful ambiance and superb service all combine to make Bombaldil’s Cafe the perfect choice for a dinner outing in Eureka Springs. Burgers and sandwiches are delicious too.

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fayetteville Dot’s Nashville Hot Chicken $ 617 N. College Ave

Fresh, locally sourced produce and chicken are the beginnings of the various menu items at Dot’s. If you like hot Nashville-style chicken you’re destined to be a regular at Dot’s. The hot chicken is always on the menu, but scrumptious, fresh sides like mac & cheese and cheesy polenta rotate. Three different levels of hotness are offered, and it’s a good idea to tri mild or medium to start with.

Doomsday Coffee & Roasterie 1378 N College Ave, (479) 935-9833

Doomsday Coffee & Roasterie is a vet owned and operated coffee house. Coffee hounds rave about the robust coffee that is so flavorful that many patrons don’t need cream or sugar. Eats include muffins, cinnamon rolls, tamales and housemade to-die-for quiches. Service is both friendly and knowledgeable, and you can trust the recommendations of the crew. Give Doomsday a whirl, you’ll be hooked.

This delightful new Mediterranean restaurant offering fresh and flavorful cuisine including amazing stuffed grape leaves, a tasty Gyro Plate, a scrumptious shrimp dinner plate and so much more. Everything is fresh and made to order, and the staff is eager to please. I’m betting that you will be delighted with Meez & Kini.

rogers Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria $$ 2011 S Promenade Blvd., Suite 440, (479) 899-6736

Get there early or be prepared to wait, but know that the wait will be well worth it. The owners, chefs, and waitstaff are all there to make your dining experience with them an experience to be remembered. With an emphasis on locally grown produce and freshness on everything it serves, the house-made pastas, breads, mozzarella, sauces and wood-fired pizzas are all taste sensations, and the creations from the bar are dazzling. You can’t go wrong when you choose the new Bocca’s in Rogers.

Bolder Coffee $ 4200 West Green Acres Road, (479) 621-6300 Unique coffee house offering locally roasted coffee, espresso drinks, tea frosts and more. Characterized by super friendly people, great munchies and terrific energy. Great place to hang with friends, family or colleagues. Gets your morning started off right and is a friendly place that is guaranteed to lift your spirits anytime. Come see for yourself why Bolder is better.

Persephone on Wheels $ 321 S Arkansas St, (479) 715-9032

Yes, this is a food truck, but it is definitely not typical food truck food. Chef Michael Robertshaw leads the culinary team in turning out some of the best tasting fafalel, Mediterranean street food and gyro creations to be found in the area. The portions are ample, the prices are right so why not pay the Persephone on Wheels a try real soon. The entire family will love this spot.

Mirabella’s Table $$ 4200 S 48th Street, Suite 10, (479) 899-6190

A sister restaurant to Tavola Trattoria and Table Mesa Bistro, Mirabella’s Table offers amazing Italian cuisine including creative pasta dishes, steaks, sandwiches, desserts, fresh baked bread, many pizza varieties, an inspired wine selection and exceptional service. It is a welcome addition to the restaurants of Rogers, and one you must try soon if you haven’t already.

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Top 10 Pizza joints in NWA Almost everyone likes pizza of some sort. Northwest Arkansas has plenty of pizza joints that serve every kind of pizza imaginable. Wood-fired, Chicago-style, Italian-style, NWA has them all and more.

Regardless of what your favorite pizza is, the Top 10 pizza joint list below will not disappoint you.


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Pedaler’s Pub $$ 410 SW A St, (479) 268-3285

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza $ 2012 S Promenade Blvd, (479) 636-1880

Wood fired pizza to write home about. Located in downtown Bentonville, and killing it with their delicious pizzas. Definitely give them a try.

bella vista Gusano’s Pizza $$ Chicago Style Pizzeria since 2004 19 Cunningham Corner, (479) 876-6969

Gusano’s has some of the best authentic Chicago-style pizza outside of Chicago. Has flakey crust and perfectly blended flavors. Enjoys a premier sports bar reputation.

eureka springs Cafe Amore $$ 2070 East Van Buren (Hwy 62E), (479) 253-7192

Cafe Amore serves delicious, fine Italian cuisine. The menu devotes an entire page to mouthwatering pizzas including a gluten free option, but the pizza is not all that is superb, the pasta dishes are equally as varied and scrumptious. Date night or any night, this place will win over your tummies and your hearts.

fayetteville Z’s Brick Oven $$ 2730 N College Ave, (479) 935-4299

Said to be Z best pizza around. The Z Bread is very, very tasty. Try the Margherita pizza and the Bruschetta. They are both out of sight.

Wood Stone Craft Pizza $$ 557 S School Ave, (479) 444-1947

“Absolutely the best pizza I have ever eaten” is echoed over and over when Wood Stone is mentioned. The salads are out-of-thisworld too. You’ll be doing yourself a favor by checking them out Here’s where you find out what real pizza is all about.

Wicked Wood Fired Pizza $ 372 W Dickson St, (479) 466-2759

For pizza that is cooked in an Italian made wood fired oven, you must try the pies served up at Wicked Wood Fired Pizza, a food truck, conveniently located right on Dickson Street. Deliciously unique, their pizzas will keep you coming back time after time. The Tuscan Chicken Pizza is to-die-for.

rogers The Rail – A Pizza Company $$ 218 S 1st St, (479) 633-8808

The Pig Wings are very good here. Order a variety of pizzas, all will be delish. This place probably has one of the best Caesar Salad’s in town. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and great atmosphere ensure a terrific experience each time you stop in.

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If the sound of 3 types of crust, 6 homemade sauces, 7 cheeses, 15 meat options, and 48 toppings appeals to you, then you will likely become a fan of Uncle Maddio’s. They also offer made-to-order gourmet salads and yummy warm cookies in their family friendly eatery. There is something different in the air at Maddio’s, the staff is genuinely friendly and keenly focused on making your experience with them something you’ll want to repeat often.

s i l oa m s p r i n g s Fratelli’s $ 118 S Broadway St, (479) 599-9197

Fratelli’s has true Italian-style, hand-tossed pizza made from flour imported from Italy. They make authentic wood-fired pizza providing a pizza experience you won’t forget.

s p r i n g da l e Guido’s $ 363 W Henri De Tonti Blvd, (479) 361-9101 Locals consider Guido’s a staple. The pizza is good and filling and large enough for a small family. The service is friendly and efficient. Make your own party with the jukebox in the corner. You’ll have a good time at Guido’s.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar $$ 10 Mountain St, Eureka Springs, AR, (479) 253-6723

Great place to kick back with friends. Has a welcoming atmosphere, a wide variety of pizzas, friendly efficient service, full bar, good beer selection, and live music. Both locals and visitors to Eureka Springs love to frequent this unique establishment.

Johnny Brusco’s New York Style Pizza $$ 700 SE Walton Blvd #10, Bentonville, AR, (479) 268-6748

If you’re not from New York, you might be wondering what is different about a New York-style pizza? Basically, it’s a hand-tossed pizza with a thin pliable crust except on the edge where it is wide and crisp. It typically can be folded over and eaten with one hand. Johnny Brusco’s also has delicious calzones, strombolis and craft beer. The atmosphere is fun and the service is friendly and efficient. Great place to take the family for pizza.

Top 10 Pubs (with food) in NWA Pubs are known for their awesome craft beer and creative drinks selection, bar food that actually tastes great, friendly atmosphere and as places to kick back and relax with friends. Northwest Arkansas has many excellent existing pubs and more are being opened all the time.

Check out the Top 10 list below to find a fantastic pub near you:


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Beef ‘O’ Brady’s $$ 2500 SW 14th St #108, (479) 268-4545

Cork & Keg $$ 509 W Spring St, (479) 966-4383

Beef’s is a family-friendly neighborhood pub and sports bar. There are plenty of TVs throughout for viewing games and hanging with friends. The wings are simply delicious, and the rest of the food is pretty darn good too. You’ll love Beef’s!

Scotch and Soda $$ 121 W Central Ave, (479) 319-6874

Scotch and Soda has over 300 different whiskeys including a wide variety of bourbon, scotch and other whiskeys. They also have craft beer with one or two local brews on tap. The eats menu is limited, but you can still find something for everyone. A beautiful new addition to downtown Bentonville.

Located next to Walton Arts Center Parking lot. This is a terrific spot for dinner and drinks before a show and happy hour through the week. Wine, cocktails and draft beer are served, and the menu consists of light pub fare. Atmosphere is relaxing and intimate, and the service is excellent. Try the spinach artichoke dip for a taste sensation.

rogers Foster’s Gastropub $$ 2001 South Bellview Road Suite 2, (479) 621-0093

Foster’s is a lively, modern upscale gastropub sporting 84 taps of craft brew. They pride themselves on flatbreads and handhelds made from only the freshest of ingredients, including organic meats, vegetables and cheeses. Catch the live music on the patio, but get there early to save your spot.

The Forge $$ 407 SW A St, (479) 254-3699

This is an Irish restaurant and pub. Beautiful decor, and furnishings are uniquely hand forged by owners. Authentic Irish food is beyond delicious, especially the White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Shepherds Pie and Reuben Rolls. Draft beer is cold, really cold with a good selection on tap. Terrific place to gather with family and friends. Service is exceptional, and there is a kid’s menu.

Pedalers Pub $$ 410 SW A St, (479) 268-3285

Has screaming good wood fired pizzas, salads and sandwiches, indoor and dog friendly patio seating, cold brews and friendly, helpful service. All around great atmosphere and a good place to enjoy an outing with friends.

fayetteville Apple Blossom Brewing Company $$ 1550 E Zion Rd, Ste 1, (479) 287-4344

With seating for 250, this is the largest brewpub in Arkansas. Produces 12 different brews including the flagship beer, Armstrong American Pale Ale, Mockingbird Black IPA, Sturdy Hippie IPA and others. Serves soups, salads and sandwiches. Bread is baked fresh every day.

Growler USA $$ 4204 S JB Hunt Dr #40, (479) 633-8233

photo credit: Scotch and Soda

With 100+ taps of local, regional and specialized microbrews, you’ll be sure to find several beers that suite your taste buds at Growler’s. Has a full-service kitchen which turns out exceptional food including a variety of beer bites, salads, handhelds and main dishes. Also has outdoor seating.

Levi’s Gastropub $$ 224 S 2nd St, (479) 372-6640

Located in the basement, Levi’s has gourmet bar food including appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, steaks and made-to-order donuts for dessert. It provides a truly different bar experience in a fun atmosphere and has live music on the weekends. Terrific place to enjoy a night out with friends and family.

s p r i n g da l e Saddlebock Brewery 18244 Habberton Rd, (479) 419-9969

Offers a wide range of beers including ales, lagers, porters, stouts and bocks. Steaks prime rib and burgers are simply out of this world, and are made from the grain fed beef raised right on the owner’s land. Service is friendly and efficient. Housed in a barn, it’s a fun atmosphere.

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Top 10 Restaurant Game Night - trivia in NWA What better way to sharpen your mind and have fun at the same time than to play Trivia at one of the local watering holes. Many local establishments offer Trivia nights. If you’re looking for something fun to do in the early or middle part of the week, pit your memory skills against other patrons, have a burger and a couple of cold ones.

Check out the Top 10 list below for weeknight live Trivia in NWA:

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Gusano’s Chicago-Style Pizzeria 19 Cunningham Corner, (479) 876-6969

Core Public House 2558 Mission Blvd, (479) 445-6404


Grubs Bar & Grille 220 N West Ave, (479) 973-4782

Tuesday night’s at 7:00 PM is the place to be for Trivia in Bella Vista. The pies are our out-of-this-world good, the service is both friendly and efficient and the beer is cold. You’ll have a good time testing your wits at Gusano’s.

Smitty’s Garage Burgers and Beer 100 E Joyce Blvd, #102, (479) 301-2046

No better place than Smitty’s for some killer burgers, cold beer and Trivia on Wednesday night’s at 8:00 PM. This popular Fayetteville spot offers a laid back atmosphere, friendly service and fun games of Trivia. Challenge Entertainment supplies a great list of questions. Come on out and test your skills.

Smoke & Barrel Tavern 324 W Dickson St, (479) 521-6880

Looking for some friendly fun on Tuesday nights? Head on over to Grubs for some great burgers, wings, cold beer and Trivia from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

rogers Growler USA 4204 S JB Hunt Dr, (479) 633-8233

Growler USA, America’s Microbrew Pub has live Trivia hosted by Challenge Entertainment on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. This popular sport’s bar has 100 brews on tap including a huge selection of craft brews and some fabulous bar food too.

This popular Fayetteville fun destination hosts a great Trivia night from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM every other Wednesday night. Enjoy awesome drinks, beer and food while you’re there. Service is friendly and attentive.

Mellow Mushroom 5204 W Village Pkwy, Ste 1, (479) 464-8008

Fossil Cove Brewing Co. 1946 N Birch Ave, (479) 445-6050

Wednesday nights are Trivia nights at Fossil Cove where some of the best tasting microbrews in the area are brewed and served. Meet all your friends for a T-Rex and one of the best pub Trivia games in the area.

Core Public House has a laid-back atmosphere, a great line-up of locally brewed beers, casual neighborhood feel and Trivia on Sunday’s at 4:00 PM. Great place to relax with friends and compete in a friendly game or two.

A family-friendly atmosphere, stone-baked pizza, great craft beer, excellent service and Trivia on Thursday nights starting a round 7:00 PM. Who could ask for more?

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Damgoode Pies 37 E Center St, (470) 444-7437

Live Trivia at 7:00 PM on Monday nights is happening at Damgoode Pies in Fayetteville. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes are offered, so come on out and test your memory for the little unimportant things. While you’re there sample some of the very best pizza to be had anywhere.

Brick Street Brews 208 W Walnut St, (479) 633-8483

Offering a large selection of local craft beer, casual & friendly environment, exceptional service and Trivia on Tuesday nights. The pub is conveniently located in downtown Rogers, and is a place where you’re always treated like a regular.

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Top 10 rogers restaurants Looking for an awesome dining experience? One that features out-of-this-world food, has a friendly ambiance and offers impeccable service?

Whether you’re looking for a great steak, fish, Cuban, Vietnamese, Italian or chicken restaurant, you’ll find it on the Top 10 list below: Bonefish Grill $$ 3201 S Market St, (479) 273-0916

Enjoy great tasting seafood cooked to perfection when you choose to dine at Bonefish Grill in Rogers. Amazing food is not all Bonefish has to crow about, the bar is manned by experienced mixologists capable of producing unique thirst quenching flavors just for your drinking pleasure.

Catfish John’s $$ 601 W Hudson Rd, (479) 631-6908

Catfish John’s specializes in Southern-fried catfish and hushpuppies. The fish comes out piping hot and the hushpuppies are tasty and cooked to perfection - crispy on the outside, but done in the middle. Consistency is key in the restaurant business, and at this catfish house, you can count on great food whenever you choose to visit.

Crabby’s $$ 1800 S 52nd St, (479) 273-0222

An upscale fresh seafood and steak restaurant with an amazing bar. Staff is friendly and efficient and knowledgeable regarding the menus. Has a romantic ambiance that is perfect for commemorating an anniversary or for a date night or for any special occasion.

Havana Tropical Grill Restaurant $$ 1207 W Walnut St, (479) 899-6334

Ever been to Havana? This restaurant is the closest bit of Havana you’ll find this side of Florida. The Cuban food is awesome and authentic down to the smallest detail, and the bar creations, especially their famous mojitos, are both colorful and tasty . At the Havana, you can also enjoy Latin music and dancing. A can’t miss spot in Rogers.

Levi’s Gastrolounge $$ 224 S 2nd St, (479) 372-6640

For a unique dining experience in a fun atmosphere, visit Levi’s in the basement of the Poplar Plaza Building in downtown Rogers. Treat yourself and your friends to gourmet bar food, beverages from the full service bar, live music and TV’s.

Mister B’s $$$ 1043 W Walnut St, (479) 636-3122

The home of consistently perfectly cooked steaks and fresh seafood, Mister B’s is a fine dining destination extraordinaire. Dine in a cozy, romantic atmosphere where all steaks are cooked to order. Have a glass of wine from Mister B’s extensive wine list while you wait the extra few minutes it takes to cook your steak just the way you like it. Excellent restaurant for a special occasion or date night.

Monte Ne Inn Chicken $$ 13843 AR-94, (479) 636-5511

A legendary restaurant with just one menu served family style, but don’t let the limited menu put you off, this is some of the best eating you will ever put in your mouth. Menu includes Southern-fried chicken, bean soup starter, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cole slaw, homemade rolls and apple butter, and then, if you have room, and for an extra charge, decadent desserts like homemade cobblers and scrumptious pies.

Napoli’s $$ 4408 W Walnut St Suite 5, (479) 270-5320

Authentic Italian flavors, great service, friendly staff and reasonable prices, who could ask for more. The menu is loaded with savory traditional Italian fare; you won’t find better tasting Italian food in the area.

Ruth Chris $$$ 3529 S Pinnacle Hills Pkwy, (479) 633-8331

Widely known as a premier steakhouse, Ruth Chris serves photo credit: sizzling butter-topped steaks in SaiWok Vietnamese an upscale setting. Great for a romantic, intimate dinner for two or for special celebrations. Delicious, mouthwatering steaks and excellent service are the rule at this upmarket restaurant.

Saiwok Vietnamese Street Food $$ 2882 W Walnut St, (479) 202-5961

If you enjoy Vietnamese food, you will love Saiwok where you are treated as though you were the most important person in the world. The food is beyond exceptional, it may well be the best Vietnamese food in the country. Try the divine Vietnamese egg rolls and at least one of the Pho’s.

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Top 9 seafood restaurants in NWA Northwest Arkansas has fresh-caught seafood available in many of its fine dining restaurants. How can that be? Blu Fish House and Raw Bar located within Fresh Fish MarketPlace flies fresh fish from the docks of the east and west coasts on a daily basis. Individuals and restaurants buy fresh seafood from this one-of-a-kind marketplace, and the seafood can be served to you the same day it arrives.

Check out the Top 9 outstanding seafood restaurants below:


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Blu Marketplace Fish $$ 607 SE 5th St, (479) 273-5400

Mermaids Seafood $$ 2217 College Ave, (479) 443-3737

Blu is your place for the absolute freshest seafood in the area. The fish is flown in daily and has that just-caught flavor. Blu is a fish market where you can select your seafood from ice filled cases or large live fish tanks, and you may also dine in or order takeout. This is fun place to visit with out-of-town guests or the kids.

Flying Fish $$ 109 NW 2nd St, (479) 657-6300

If you enjoy fine fish, catfish or ocean fish, in a laid back lakefront atmosphere, you will love the Flying Fish. Selections include catfish, shrimp, oysters, crab, gumbo, Po’ Boys, shrimp cocktail, salmon, trout, and tilapia. Baskets include hush puppies and fries. The main selections are fresh fried catfish and shrimp and oysters, though the restaurant also offers a wide selection of grilled fish, shrimp cocktail, snow crab legs, burgers, chicken and crawfish. Beer, margaritas and wine also are served.

River Grille $$$ 1003 McClain Rd, (479) 2714141

Upscale, and well worth the price. Features steaks grilled to perfection, chicken and a good selection of seafood including halibut, a fresh catch (flown in daily), fresh Atlantic Salmon and Alaskan King Crab Legs. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairings. You can expect a great time every time at the River Grille.

eureka springs Local Flavor Cafe 71 S Main St, (479) 253-9522

Appreciated for its outstanding food, drinks and service. Seafood is prepared and cooked to perfection including the Crab Cakes, shrimp Diablo and Salmon are all delicious. You can expect a terrific experience when you choose to dine at the Local Flavor.

fayetteville Cafe Rue Orleans - Cajun & Seafood $$ 1150 N College Ave, (479) 443-2777

Casual restaurant offering classic New Orleans-style seafood dishes including such favorites as Shrimp Pontchartrain, Crawfish Etouffee and Eggplant Napoleon. Easy laid-back atmosphere, authentic flavors and impeccable service make this an area favorite. Make it a point to go there for Sunday brunch, your tastebuds will thank you for it.

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Upscale restaurant, known for its whimsical decor and Chef Todd’s expertly prepared and superb seafood cuisine featuring many seafood items including salmon, shrimp, fish of the day and scallops. A full bar run by experienced, creative mixologists, ensures that your beverages taste delightful every time. Live music provides a relaxing, entertaining atmosphere.

rogers Bonefish Grill $$ 3201 Market Street, (479) 273-0916

Outstanding Rogers seafood restaurant featuring marketfresh seafood cooked over a wood-burning grill. Enjoys rave reviews from many repeat patrons stemming from excellent, top of the line service and excellent food. Seafood items include Chilean Seabass, Atlantic Salmon, Coldwater Lobster Tails and so much more. Try the Bang Bang Shrimp Appetizer.

Crabby’s $$ 1800 S 52nd St, (479) 2730222

Elegant ambiance, fresh seafood and fantastic drinks make this Rogers restaurant a great choice for a romantic evening or a fine dining experience for anyone. Chef insists on only the freshest photo credit: of ingredients whether he is Blu Marketplace Fish grilling scallops and shrimp to perfection or creating a colorful, crisp salad. This excellent restaurant consistently delivers flavorful, perfectly cooked seafood based food.

Fish City Grill $$ Pinnacle Hills Promenade, 2203 South Promenade Blvd #3110, (479) 636-8833

Prides itself on being your neighborhood seafood joint. Specializing in great food and friendly, attentive wait staff, Fish City Grill offers NWA residents and visitors from around the world some of the best tasting seafood to be found anywhere. Even Florida Gulf folks love this eatery. Try the Shrimpapalooza, if it is available, or the try the Serafin’s Fish Tacos.

Top 10 sandwiches in NWA A sandwich is a light meal typically consisting of meat or cheese and some vegetables between two slices of bread. There are ordinary somewhat bland ones or there are those delectable creations that tickle your taste buds so much that you never forget where you got that particular sensation.

The Top 10 list below contains sandwich specialty shops where cuisine memories are made:


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Bentonville Butcher and Pint $$ 1201 S Walton Blvd # 105, (479) 464-9933

IDK Cafe $$ 4301 S Pleasant Crossing Blvd

Known for their signature sandwiches like the Po’ Boy, Reuben and their Surf and Turf, this Bentonville butcher and deli does an excellent job putting out delicious sandwiches. They also have exceptional plate lunches, killer burgers, mouthwatering steaks, TVs for watching the game and great service. Place features a unique concept with the butcher shop and deli on one side and restaurant on the other.

Oscar’s Cafe 17 White St, (479) 981-1436

You haven’t eaten a chicken salad sandwich until you tasted one from Oscar’s Cafe. They are simply amazing. Whether you choose Oscar’s for breakfast or lunch, you will be served fresh and freshly made food served with a friendly smile. In addition to their Chicken Salad Sandwich, try the Muffaletta Melt.

fayetteville Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese $ 326 N West Ave, (479) 521-1669

A sandwich shop. Fayetteville’s original grilled cheese joint has innovative variations of the grilled cheese sandwich and the dog. Try the Italian Stallion or the Caprese Melt for a taste you won’t soon forget. There’s also a convenient location in downtown Rogers.

One of the very best sub places in NWA. Bread is made in-house, and the ingredients are fresh. Travelers love this place and so do the locals.

s p r i n g da l e Natural State Sandwiches 107 E Emma Ave, (479) 225-1103

Recently relocated from an award-winning food truck to a brick and mortar location, but still serving the best sandwiches ever created by man or woman. Every sandwich is made from fresh, organic, local ingredients whenever possible, and, oh my, do they consistently give your taste buds a royal treat. These sandwiches are piled high with pure unadulterated deliciousness. Head on over to Emma Ave and see what all the fuss is about.

Spring Creek Amish Market and Deli $ 501 E Emma Ave, (479) 756-6000

Little Bread Company $ 116 N Block Ave, (479) 527-0622

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Stone Mill Bread Cafe $ 2600 N. Gregg Ave, (479) -571-2295

Fresh ingredients, sourced from many different local farms, and in-house ground flour baked in their breads makes for a delicious sandwich right off the bat. They also have crisp salads and delicious homemade soups. Locals love this place! New location in Bentonville.

rogers Iron Horse $ 220 S 1st St, (479) 631-9977

s i l oa m s p r i n g s Fatiga’s Sub Station $ 811 S Mt Olive St, (479) 524-6277

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This is an Artisan bakery, coffee, and sandwich shop where everyone is welcome. They specialize in many madefrom-scratch items including a variety of hot, cold, and veggie sandwiches. They also offer an efficient catering service. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.

Uses fresh ingredients, and has excellent selection of delectable burgers, delicious flatbreads build your own sandwiches. out-of-this-world signature sandwiches, clubs and wraps and oh soooo good smoothies. Great spot for a quick nourishing meal. Also has a wonderful catering service.

Located in downtown Rogers, this is an incredible sandwich and coffee shop with a super atmosphere. There’s a wide variety of sandwiches to choose from, and some great soups too. Come alone or with friends and family, you’re promised a terrific experience. The staff is knowledgeable and very attentive.

Visiting the Spring Creek Amish Market and Deli is much more than hurriedly grabbing a quick sandwich for lunch, it is a pleasant memorable event, and one that you’ll want to repeat often. Their delicious sandwiches including the scrumptious chicken salad are made with fresh homemade bread, and served with kindness and a smile. NWA has a gem in this unique Amish market that also serves plate lunches, Amish butter, cheeses, meats, and homemade pies. If you haven’t tried it yet, you must drop by for lunch soon. Open Mon - Sat, 11 AM - 3 PM.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Foster’s Pint & Plate $$ 2001 South Bellview Road Suite 2, Rogers, AR, (479) 621-0093 Foster’s is a lively, modern upscale gastropub with 84 taps of craft brew. They pride themselves on flatbreads and hand held’s made from only the freshest of ingredients, including organic meat, vegetables and cheeses. Catch the live music on the patio, but get there early to save your spot.

Ramo d’Olivo 217 S Main St, Bentonville, AR, (479) 715-6053

A unique fun concept! Has wine bar, fine vinegars and olive oils, amazing deli and wonderful back deck with live music. Great fun spot to gather with friends and listen to some terrific live music.

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Southern Food Restaurants in NWA Southern food is found, as you might expect, in the South. This delicious food is characterized by down-home food preparation and cooking. Typical Southern dishes are fried chicken, chicken fried steak, grits, ham, buttermilk biscuits, peas, squash, mashed potatoes and gravy.

The Top 10 list below contains restaurants that specialize in lip smackin’ Southern food:


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Cracker Barrel $$ 2307 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 268-5907

Pea Ridge Cafe 467 Lee Town Rd, (479) 488-6014

Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is known for their country cooking and gracious, friendly service. The Cracker Barrel offers traditional country food like biscuits and gravy. Each restaurant has an on-site general store. Try their Buttermilk Fried Chicken Plate, you’ll be hooked.

Willliams Soul Food $$ 3404 SE Macy Rd, (479) 273-3922 Locally known for their delicious chicken and sides. The owners, the Williams family, are friendly and are usually there to ensure their customers experience real down-home food. Try their award-winning wings for a real tastetreat-delight and don’t forget the amazing desserts like the scrumptious Sweet Potato Pie, Pecan Pie, Buttermilk Pie or Coconut Cream Pie.

Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, the Pea Ridge Cafe has delicious down-home cooking, friendly atmosphere, fast and friendly service, large portions and consistency. Restaurants can be on off, but this one seems to be on all the time. In fact, you can pretty much depend on great tasting, fresh, food every time you come in. And if you’re a picky eater, just tell your server exactly how you’d like your food prepared. The cooks at Pea Ridge Cafe do an excellent job of making sure your food comes out just right.

rogers Monte Ne Chicken Inn $$ 13843 AR-94, (479) 636-5511

decatur Gallery Cafe $ 167 N Main St, (479) 752-3577

Gallery Cafe in Decatur specializes in home-style cooking and friendly service. The menu is packed with down-home selections including juicy burgers, chicken fried steak, biscuits and gravy, sandwiches, veggie dinner plates and cream and berry pies.

gentry Wooden Spoon $ 1000 S Gentry Blvd, (479) 736-3030

You may have to wait a minute or two to be seated, but the amazing down-home food will more than make up for the wait. Located on HWY 59 in Gentry, the Wooden Spoon specializes in excellent, taste-tripping food whether you’ve ordered their signature chicken salad, excellent meatloaf, or fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs. Their bakery items including, breads, cobblers, pies, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and cakes are made-from-scratch fresh daily. The chocolate Bread Pudding and the Red Velvet Cake are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The plain fact is, you can’t go wrong with any item on the menu

Favorite for all-youcan-eat fried chicken, bean soup, country mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, green beans, home-made rolls and apple butter served family style. In business for forty years, loyal customers keep coming back year after year. This is the only menu that is served. Reservations are encouraged.

s i l oa m s p r i n g s Cathy’s Corner $ 1910 US-412, (479) 524-4475

The management and staff at Cathy’s corner know how to ensure you have a terrific dining experience. The food is marvelous regardless of what you order, and the service is friendly and efficient. The burgers are awesome and the fries are perfectly cooked. Good food, good service and good prices can be expected at Cathy’s Corner.

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AQ Chicken House $$ 1207 N Thompson St, (479) 751-4633

Susan’s $ 1440 W Sunset Ave, (479) 751-1445

Neal’s Cafe $ 806 N Thompson St, (479) 751-9996

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Dishes up a variety of chicken recipes including delicious chicken and dumplings, classic pan-fried, BBQ, and charcoal-cooked chicken. It’s all served in a warm, down-home setting. Dessert is fried peaches. Yum! They have been at the top of the chicken favorite’s list for many years. Did you know that AQ stands for Arkansas Quality. Try it once, you’ll be back.

Since 1944 Neal’s Cafe has been specializing in delicious homemade meals including fried chicken cooked in the old iron skillets. Other standard southern dishes on the menu are catfish, chicken and dumplings, meatloaf, chicken pot pie, smothered steaks and homemade pies and rolls. And they may have some of the best fried pickles in the NWA area. Look for the familiar pink building.

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You can expect home cooking, great prices and a friendly, efficient staff at Susan’s. The cinnamon rolls are out of this world, so say their loyal customers. The pecan waffles can’t be beat, and are a local favorite. Open 7 days a week from 6 AM to 2 PM; breakfast is served until 2 PM.

Wagon Wheel Restaurant $$ 4080 N Thompson St, Springdale, (479) 927-1510

Fans think it is the best family restaurant in town. Homemade rolls, real mashed potatoes, country fried chicken are just a few of the favorite menu items. The owners do their very best to ensure that you have a good dining experience each and every time you come in.

Top 10 Sports Bars in NWA Sports bars are very popular and also very plentiful in NWA. What could be more fun than hanging out with friends, eating some great bar grub, knocking back a couple of brews and watching a much anticipated game?

The Top 10 Sports bars below offer all the elements of a fine sports bar:


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Beef ‘O’ Brady’s $$ 2500 SW 14th St, (479) 268-4545

On the MARK Sports Bar & Grill $$ 2588 N Gregg Ave, (479) 575-0123

Beef’s is a chain, family-friendly sports bar/restaurant that offers good food including their pizzas, flatbreads, burgers and more. It also has drinks to satisfy anyone’s preference, plenty of TVs, friendly and knowledgeable wait staff, menu to go, and catering. This is a great place to meet to watch the game with friends or to take the family after the game.

One Eyed Jack’s $$ 2308 SE 28th St, (479) 876-8898

With 55 TVs, this sports bar and grill pretty much has all the sporting events covered regardless of which game or other sporting event you are interested in. There is a full bar with great daily specials and a terrific happy hour. The food menu is typical sports bar fare including delicious burgers and fries. With pool tables and darts, this is a great place to take in a game with friends. The energy in the place is fantastic. You’ll have a good time here.

Customer service is a top priority at this unique cigar and spirits spot. Everyone is welcome, and every effort is made to answer your questions regarding cigars or drinks. There’s a 360 sq. ft. walk in humidor stocked with choice cigars, spirits include cocktails, scotches, premium bourbons, local craft beers and wines. Share a cigar and drink with friends in the comfortable lounge or sit on the spacious patio.

rogers Growler USA Rogers $$ 4204 S JB Hunt Dr #40, (479) 633-8233

Has a great selection of craft beer on tap including both local and regional varieties. This cool concept is a terrific way to sample from around 90 micro-brews and find your new favorite.

JJ’s Bar and Grill $$ 4500 W Walnut St #3, (479) 372-4460

fayetteville Foghorns $$ 1815 N Green Acres Rd, (479) 527-9464

JJ’s features a full menu including burgers, fries, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, tacos and complete meals and desserts. Cold craft beers, well-mixed cocktails and top notch bartenders characterize the bar. Local bands get a chance to play during Friday and Saturday nights, and there’s a terrific patio too.

Enjoy great atmosphere, beer, killer wings, music, and a cordial staff at Foghorns in Fayetteville. TVs are everywhere; you’ll be sure to catch your game or event here. Open mic is on Wednesday nights. 50 different sauces for the wings. Very popular spot.

Smitty’s Garage Burgers and Beer $$ 100 E Joyce Blvd, (479) 301-2046

For drinks, beer, fabulous burgers (try the Big G and the Sticky Finger), really good fries, fish tacos, and a terrific game day atmosphere, you can’t go wrong when you choose Smitty’s. If beef is not your thing, Smitty’s has several other kinds of proteins you can choose from for your burger. Great place to kick back, relax and watch the game with friends.

Farrell’s Lounge Bar & Grill $$ 311 W Dickson St #101, (479) 301-2220

This is an upscale sports bar and gastropub featuring 20 TVs, chef driven food, and full bar with more than 35 beers on tap. Farrell’s provides the perfect setting to have fun with friends.

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Twin Peaks $$ 2400 Promenade Blvd

Twin Peaks has the ultimate sports lodge atmosphere plus it has an amazing wait-staff composed of attractive women and delicious food and cold, cold beer to boot. Great place to relax with friends and co-workers after work, and it’s a super place for traveling salespeople to meet new friends.

s p r i n g da l e Buffalo Wild Wings $$ 6938 W Sunset Ave, (479) 419-5374

It is a well-known chain featuring many TVs, cold beer, awesome wings and other food, and a great place to gather with friends to watch the Hogs play. Try the Mango Habanero Wings.

Top 10 springdale restaurants The Springdale restaurant scene is coming alive. New restaurants are opening regularly and established ones are being rediscovered and becoming destination restaurants throughout the area.

Venture out to some of the Top 10 Springdale restaurants below for a great meal and a unique experience.

AQ Chicken $$ 1207 N Thompson St, (479) 751-4633

A long-standing Springdale restaurant, AQ Chicken is famous for its mouthwatering pan fried chicken. If you love chicken cooked Southernstyle, you’ll love AQ.

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Craving authentic Italian food, and not just the run of the mill old stand bys? You owe it to yourself and your family to visit Fratelli’s just as soon as you can. The fresh rolls with marinara dipping sauce are out-of-this-world, the Chicken Picatta is to-die-for, the salad comes out cold, crisp and clean, just as it is meant to be served and the staff is both friendly and professional. You’ll love this place.

Las Margaritas 2313 W Sunset, (479) 756-1088

Serves fresh traditional homemade Mexican food along with delicious Margaritas and cold beer. Wait staff is both friendly and efficient, making sure your meal moves along at an even pace. Restaurant is clean with ample seating. Try one of the tasty fruit-flavored monster margaritas. Neal’s Cafe $ 806 N Thompson St, (479) 751-9996 Known far and wide for its wonderful home cooking and mouthwatering homemade pies and other desserts, Neal’s captures the down home cooking feel to a tee. Try the Chicken Fried Steak. It is so tender you can cut it with a fork.

Patricks $ 3976 Elm Springs Rd, (479) 751-9245

A Springdale burger eatery, Patrick’s is home to the Old Fashion Hamburger, soft ice cream treats, homemade fried pies, reasonable prices and great friendly service. Patrick’s is a welcome departure from fast food chain fare.

Susan’s $ 1440 W Sunset Ave, (479) 751-1445

Susan’s is another longtime Springdale restaurant serving Southernstyle food and lots of it. Bring your appetite and leave satisfied whether you’re there for breakfast or lunch. Susan’s serves great omelets that are jam packed with delicious fresh ingredients, and burgers, lunch specials, and sandwiches that are prepared just right.

Taqueria Guanajuato $ 103 N Thompson St, (479) 750-194

A small roadside hole-in-the-wall serving excellent Mexican food including tacos, tortas, tamales, quesadillas, burritos and house specials. Service is friendly, quick and efficient, and prices are surprisingly inexpensive for the ample portions served.

Venesian Inn $$ 582 W Henri De Tonti Blvd, (479) 361-2562

Serving homemade Italian food for more than 60 years, the Venesian Inn serves delicious spaghetti, chicken alfredo, lasagna, photo credit: fettuccine, steaks and Fratellis Italian Grill much more. Try the melt-in-your-mouth homemade rolls for a taste treat delight.

Venezia’s $$ 2009 N Thompson St, (479) 419-9499

Serves phenomenal Italian food including New York-style pizza in a friendly, delightful atmosphere. Venezia’s is also known for their large portions and reasonable prices.

honorable m e n t io n Marketplace Grill $$ 1636 S 48th St, (479) 750-5200

A family style restaurant featuring typical American food including soups, steaks, seafood, salads (large selection), baked potatoes, sandwiches and burgers. Pizza, tacos and pasta are also served. Everything on the menu is fresh and freshly made. Great place to take the family.

R & R’s Curry Express $$ 2576 W Sunset Ave #C, (479) 717-6500

A casual Indian/Pakistani restaurant featuring vegan, vegetarian and traditional Indian Curry dishes made with the freshest of ingredients including an array of flavorful spices. Known for its excellent, Punjabi food, patrons make it a regular weekly stop.

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Top 10 Sizzling Steak restaurants in NWA Most people can’t go very long without enjoying a perfectly grilled, tender, mouthwatering steak. Some people like them rare, some medium and some well done.

However you like your steak, the steakhouses on the Top 10 list below will serve up your steak just the way you like it:


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River Grille Steakhouse $$$ 1003 McClain Rd, (479) 271-4141

The River Grille, an upscale restaurant, has an impressive steak menu, intimate, quiet setting, and live piano music. Chef Lonnie Lynch turns out some of the best steaks you will find in the area. The restaurant is somewhat formal, so many visit the River Grille to celebrate special occasions.

Doe’s Eat Place $$$ 2806 S Walton Blvd, (479) 254-8081

Besides having some of the best steaks and tamales in NWA, the dedicated owner is almost always roaming around making sure every meal turns out as ordered. The casual atmosphere lends itself to meeting friends and having fun as you enjoy a cold one. Doe’s has more than 175 types of beer, a good selection of whiskies, and a good collection of fine scotch.

Tenderloin is available in 6, 8, or 10 oz. Portions are fork tender and cooked to your order every time.

LongHorn Steakhouse $$ 2206 S Promenade Blvd, (479) 246-0911

Offers delicious fresh, aged, and hand-trimmed mouthwatering steaks. Other menu items include starters, soups, salads, chicken, desserts, burgers, sandwiches, lamb chops, salmon, fresh baked honey wheat bread and tasty sides. All steaks are expertly grilled and seasoned to perfection. These are steaks you won’t soon forget. Try the legendary thirst-quenching strawberry margarita.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House $$$ 3529 S Pinnacle Hills Pkwy, (479) 633-8331

Ruth’s has an excellent selection of USDA Prime steaks from which to pick. Regardless of the cut you choose, you can be assured of a delicious steak cooked just the way you like it. The friendly, helpful wait staff is attentive and bent on every customer having a great experience each time they walk through the door.

eureka springs Grotto $$$ 10 Center St, (479) 363-6431

Grotto offers a unique, intimate setting and simply marvelous steaks cooked over a wood-fired grill. The Black Angus beef comes from photo credit: Creekstone known for their River Grille Steakhouse humane treatment of cattle. Try the melt-in-your-mouth boneless ribeye or the mouthwatering filet mignon. Oh my, you’re in for a treat.

fayetteville Ella’s $$$ The Inn at Carnall Hall, 465 Arkansas Ave, (479) 582-0400

Located in the Inn at Carnall Hall, Ella’s is an opportunity to experience fine dining in a historical environment. Sit back in the elegant dining room’s upholstered chairs, take in the exquisite ambiance, and look forward to a flavorful, cooked to perfection, Ribeye or Beef Tenderloin Filet.

Herman’s Ribhouse $$ 2901 College Ave, (479) 442-9671

As the name suggests, they are widely known for their ribs, but their steaks are equally as good. Eat in a cozy atmosphere where the friendly wait staff knows how to anticipate your needs as your meal moves along. You won’t be disappointed here. Give the 16 oz. Ribeye a try.

rogers Mister B’s $$$ 1043 W Walnut St, (479) 636-3122

People love this place for its cozy atmosphere, friendly wait staff, terrific owners, and consistently fantastic food. The Filet of

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Theo’s $$$ 3300 Market St #100, (479) 657-6720

You’ll love the atmosphere, delicious food, amazing drinks, and friendly, efficient service at Theo’s. Regulars reserve a table for special occasions, and are not disappointed as the staff goes above and beyond to ensure that you have a memorable experience.

s i l oa m s p r i n g s Callahan’s Steakhouse $$ 210 US-412 East, (479) 524-4674

Callahan’s has consistent delicious food, terrific service, and a warm inviting family atmosphere. Steaks are juicy, tender and mesquite grilled to your specifications.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse $$$ 2883 AR-23, Eureka Springs, AR (479) 253-5466

This restaurant enjoys rave reviews from around the region. Fans drive from Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas just to eat here, even savvy steak connoisseurs recommend Gaskins highly. The owners, Bert and Lisa, are fantastic people who really enjoy seeing their guests have a terrific dining experience. The mushroom soup is flavorful beyond description, and the Ribeye and Prime Rib are heavenly.

Top 10 sushi Restaurants in NWA Many diners prefer the delicious taste of Sushi, and Northwest Arkansas is fortunate enough to have a selection of outstanding Sushi restaurants, all of which create beautiful, scrumptious Sushi. While Sushi is a particular type of food, great Sushi is also an art.

Visit the Top 10 Sushi restaurants below to taste masterfully prepared and exquisite Sushi:



Blu Fresh Fish Marketplace $$ 607 S. E. Fifth St, (479) 925-5300

KJ Sushi & Korean BBQ $$ 3223 College Ave, (479) 301-2008

Looking for the absolute freshest sushi in NWA, look no more! Patrons of Blu have come to expect fish so fresh it tastes like it was just off the pier. Continuing to meet their customer’s expectations of bringing only the freshest of fish to NWA, the Raw Bar at Blu offers fresh, out-of-this-world sushi. The Sushi is so succulent that it will make your taste buds scream for more.

Gold Town Sushi & Korean BBQ $$ 1100 SE 14th St, (479) 273-1000

Excellent Korean BBQ and first-rate sushi are the staples of this incredible restaurant. Connoisseurs of truly authentic Korean BBQ and amazing sushi love this beautiful restaurant not only for its excellent food and friendly, impeccable service, but also for its consistency. Try the kimchee and the bibimbap.

This is Authentic Korean and Japanese fine dining at its best. The food can be favorably compared to the best in Koreatown in LA. Once you eat here, you will return time after time. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and very eager to please. Try the Dolsat Bibimbap, Tuna or Fire Roll, and the Shumai

Meiji Japanese Cuisine $$ 3878 N Crossover Rd, (479) 521-5919

Meiji specializes in authentic sushi using only the freshest of ingredients. The fish is flown in twice a week and the vegetables and herbs are sourced from local farmers. Enjoy the intimate dining room, sake lounge, bar, or patio. The menu also offers fresh oysters and tantalizing desserts. Service is friendly and efficient, and gluten free items are offered. Try the Teryaki Chicken.

rogers Pattaya Thai Sushi Rogers $$ 3600 W Walnut St, (479) 899-6222

Pattaya is a family owned and operated Thai food restaurant specializing in authentic Thai flavors and delectable Sushi. Service is friendly and efficient, and staff is happy to take the time to explain the menu.

Kobe Sushi & Grill $$ 1702 S Walton Blvd, (479) 254-7899

Enjoy choosing from fifty fresh sushi recipes. Chef J. Kuma leads a team of experienced chefs who are trained in Japanese cuisine concepts. Many lunch specials are offered like the Tuna Bowl and Bento Boxes. New customers quickly become regulars due to the consistent, excellent food and the friendly, efficient service. The fish is fresh, light, and flavorful. Try the Ahi Tuna Tower.

Sushi House $$ 2501 SE 14th St #5, (479) 271-0370

Serves fresh, excellent sushi in a clean inviting atmosphere. Staff is friendly and very attentive. On-the-house samples are offered along with your regular order. Gluten and dairy free options are also available. Try the Fuji roll.


Wasabi $$ 1023 S 8th St, (479) 636-6363

Phenomenal food, excellent friendly service, clean and pleasant atmosphere all combine to make Wasabi a top choice for sushi in NWA. People return again and again to this delightful sushi house.

s p r i n g da l e Blue Fin $$ 4276 W Sunset Ave, Ste B, (479) 717-2877

The Blue Fin Sushi Bar and Grill has a good sized menu offering taste-tempting sushi of every description. At least one person at your table should try the BBQ Roll, which is delicious beyond compare. The service is friendly and attentive, and there’s also a full bar.

Mandalay Asian Cuisine $$ 8 Brown St, (479) 267-9494

Experience Asian food at its best at this Farmington restaurant. The emphasis is always on fresh, delicious food at the Mandalay. Try the Orange Chicken for a scrumptious treat.

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Top 10 tacos in NWA Tacos come in an endless variety now and everything from a traditional taco of meat, cheese and lettuce to gourmet tacos containing a vast array of ingredients. Basically they are composed of either a flour or corn tortilla filled with other ingredients. All Mexican food restaurants serve tacos, but in recent years most restaurants have added tacos to their menus.

Check out the Top10 NWA tacos spots below:


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Table Mesa 108 E Central Ave, (479) 715-6706

Mangos Gourmet Taco Shop 2050 W Martin Luther King Blvd, (479) 301-2793

Table Mesa, a boutique style bistro, and the home of delectable dining creations with a Latin flair. The Tacos, including the Mahi Mahi and lobster tacos are scrumptious. They simply take gourmet tacos to a new level, and they have the capacity to get you hooked for life.

Ingredients are fresh. Flavorful tacos that are out-of-this-world delicious are served. Their only problem is they get busy and stay busy, so you might have to wait a few minutes to taste these taste tempting tacos.

Trick Dilly 2500 SW 14th St, Suite 10 Bentonville, AR 72712 (479)544-9119

rogers Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 4204 S JB Hunt Dr, (479) 899-8226

TrickDilly’s offers fancypants (non-traditional) tacos in a casual setting. Tacos like Korean, PorkDilly, General Tso, Adobo Chicken, brisket taco and many more are on the menu, and all are delicious. Try the loaded fries, they will have you coming back time after time.

Yeyo’s Mexican Grill $ 122 W Central Ave, (479) 381-1726

Fuzzy’s specializes in Baja-style tacos, both soft and crispy, including more than a dozen different varieties. Want to spice up your breakfast? Try the Huevos Rancheros or the Breakfast Tacos. Everything is fresh, delicious and addictive. Counter-service only, but orders come out quickly.

Social Taco $$ 2882 W Walnut Ste 1, (479) 633-8055

Yeyo’s offers the best of authentic Mexican street tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas and more from their brightly painted yellow food truck situated in downtown Bentonville. The produce used to make Yeyo’s delicious food is grown just a few miles away on the owner’s farm. Outdoor seating is provided and the service is efficient and friendly.

Can’t say enough good things about the Social Taco. It’s a chefdriven restaurant specializing in flavorful artisan tacos made with only the freshest of ingredients. The Margaritas are top shelf, the Sangria is housemade, and the local craft beer is cold.

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Taquería Don Güero 332 E Emma Ave, (479) 361-8073

Aquarius Taqueria Tequila & Mezcal Bar $$ 91 S Main St, (479) 253-6888

This amazing taqueria serves uniquely flavored margaritas, made with fresh juice, in a friendly atmosphere. All drinks are made fresh with each order, and are extraordinarily delish. All of their tortillas are handmade to order, helping to make their tacos and carnitas perfect. Try the blue corn tortillas, and I’m certain you’ll be hooked. To cap it off, the menu is gluten free to accommodate those with restricted diets.

fayetteville Con Quesos Fusion Tacos $ 2016 W Martin Luther King Blvd, # 8, (479) 249-8495

Flavor is the name of the game at Con Queso’s. Fusion tacos and tasty cheese dips are their specialties. Choose from a wide variety of tacos including fish, beef, several different types of chicken and portobello.

Los Bobos Taqueria 404 W Dickson St, (479) 799-8687

Only open Thursday – Saturday from 6 a.m. – 3 a.m, this is a good place to get your taco on late night in Fayetteville. Featuring a limited menu of scrumptious beef, marinated pork, chicken and Mexican sausage tacos and tortas, Los Bobos is an authentic Mexican Taqueria and a welcome addition to famed Dickson Street. A cash only establishment that serves authentic Mexican tacos and tortas (Mexican sandwiches). Try their scrumptious fish tacos, people drive from all over the region to eat them.

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s p r i n g da l e Amazing authentic Mexican food, including some of the best tacos you will ever taste is the daily fare at this conveniently located restaurant on E. Emma Ave. You can definitely get your taco on at this spot.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Sarita’s Tacos 3980 W. Wedington Dr., Fayetteville, AR

Outside appearances withstanding, this little family owned restaurant has superb authentic Mexican food including delicious tacos. Try the Tacos El Pastor (marinated pork) or the Tacos de Lenqua (beef tongue). Both are tender and full of authentic flavors.

Taqueria Guanajuato $ 103 N Thompson St, (479) 750-1949

Terrific friendly service, delicious authentic Mexican food and very reasonable prices are the rule here. Who could ask for more? Try them for Taco Tuesdays, you’ll be pleased.

Top 10 tex-mex Title in NWA copycuisine has spread all over the country and even into Canada. Once popular only on the border states to Mexico, this wonderful Tex- Mex is a spinoff of genuine Mexican food. Ingredients like wheat flour, yellow cheese, cumin, black beans and beef were added to traditional Mexican food to create this delicious food that is really Americanized Mexican food.

Check out the Top 10 NWA Tex-Mex restaurants below:




Maria’s Mexican Restaurant $$ 2503 S Walton Blvd, (479) 271-0920

Acambaro Mexican Restaurant $$ 2605 College Ave, (479) 442-3454

With seating room for 150, this is a family owned Tex-Mex restaurant offering a large variety of menu items including tasty appetizers, salads, dips, seafood, beef, chicken and pork dishes. Quesadillas, nachos, fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, combination plates, and tacos are popular. Groups from 50 to 500 can be catered. In the NWA area since 1999, two new stores have opened in Rogers and Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Glasgow’s $ 411 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 273-9958

A long standing Tex Mex restaurant, specializing in traditional Tex Mex cuisine including enchiladas, tacos, beans, guacamole and rice. Glasgow’s also has some American food including burgers.

Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant $$ 301 N Walton Blvd, (479) 254-8801 In business since 2012, Las Palmas serves a variety of delicious Tex-Mex food. The food is made from the freshest of ingredients, and good Mexican beer is on tap. Owners, the Reyes family, are determined to see that your meal is more than satisfactory each time you come in. They also do catering and have a terrific outdoor seating area.

Open seven days a week from 11 AM - 9 PM, but on the weekends it stays open until 10 PM. Many of their fans believe they make the best margarita in town. This could be because they stock a wide variety of tequilas. It is a friendly, casual restaurant featuring a large selection of all your Tex-Mex favorites. Parties and catering are welcome.

Mojito’s Mexican Grill $$ 100 E Joyce Blvd, (479) 527-9200

Open until 10 PM Mon - Thu; open until 11 PM Fri - Sat. This is a great place for mojitos (traditional Cuban highballs), beer, margaritas (there’s a good selection), and delicious Tex-Mex food with a Cuban twist. Menu items include Cabo Style Fish Tacos, Glazed Salmon, Fajitas, Chorizo Quesadillas and Tacos Carne Asada. Atmosphere is perfect for both a business lunch or a romantic date. Parties are welcome.

rogers Abuelo’s $$ 4005 W Walnut St, (479) 621-0428

Open from 11 AM – 10 PM Sun - Thu; and until 11 PM Fri - Sat. Abuelo’s has a large menu featuring made-fromscratch food including handrolled enchiladas, traditional TexMex, and family recipe house specialties.

bella vista Las Fajita’s $ Sugar Creek Shopping Center, 42 Sugar Creek Center, (479) 855-7048

Chuy’s $$ 4889 W Pauline Whitaker Pkwy, (479) 254-2489

Las Fajitas located in the Sugar Creek Shopping Center in Bella Vista enjoys rave reviews from its loyal customers. The portions are generous, their specials are terrific, and the service is great too. They have a varied menu selection. Try their fabulous house margaritas, and ask for the spicy sauce instead of their regular one. If you like Tex-Mex, you’ll love this sauce.

Open 11 AM - 10 PM Thurs - Sun and open until 1 1 PM Fri & Sat. Serves fresh, authentic TexMex and other authentic flavors from the border towns and south Texas area. Service is impeccable, ambiance is fun, food portions are large and delicious. You simply cannot go wrong by taking your family, friends or business associates here. Also check out the happy hour and large comfortable patio.

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Oasis $ 37 Spring Street, 479-253-0886

Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant $$ 2313 W Sunset Ave, (479) 756-1088

The Oasis has Ark-Mex rather than Tex-Mex, and the menu items include lots of meat dishes as well as their vegetarian and vegan options. The food is reasonably priced. Everything is fresh and tasty. The salsa is sold by the bottle, and people travel to Eureka just to stock up. The place is small, but cozy, and enjoys many great reviews.

Offers a varied menu of Tex-Mex food including appetizers, soups and salads, fajitas, quesadillas, tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more.

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Top 10 thai restaurants in NWA Delicious and healthy Thai food is plentiful in Northwest Arkansas. Dishes made from fresh, natural ingredients, spices, herbs and vegetables are on Thai menus.

Treat yourself and your family to some of this tasty cuisine at one of the Top 10 Thai restaurants below:


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Thai Basil $$ 3301 S Walton Blvd, (479) 273-3955

Thai Ginger $$ 903 N Bloomington St, (479) 202-5005

Everything on the menu is made to order from only fresh ingredients. Thai Basil enjoys rave reviews from its patrons. Kids eat free during dinner all week long, and they also honor birthdays, graduations and anniversaries. Try the, to-die-for, spring rolls.

Thai Cuisine $$ 1100 SE 14th St, Suite #8, (479) 544-9220

Thai Ginger offers Thai and Chinese food. Patrons love this restaurant. The food is delicious regardless of which menu item you select. The service is top notch, friendly and efficient. The food arrives on time, and is cooked to perfection. Try the Lemon Grass Chicken and the Mango Sticky Rice Dessert with Coconut Milk.


Characterized by fresh, delicious Thai food, friendly and engaged service and cleanliness throughout. Everything is amazing and literally bursting with complex flavors including the spring rolls, egg rolls, Pad Thai, Pad King and Masaman Curry. Thai lovers will not be disappointed when they choose to dine at Thai Cuisine.

Thailand Restaurant 104 N 12th St, (479) 636-2250

For Thai food at its best, visit Thailand Restaurant in Rogers. The service can be spotty, but if you have the time and patience and love excellent Thai food, this place will not disappoint you. Try the Pad Thai and the Panang Curry for delicious examples of their menu offerings.

eureka springs Thai House Restaurant $$ 2059 E Van Buren, (479) 363-6632

Serves consistently excellent food, and the entire staff is friendly and efficient. Many customers drive quite a distance just to get their favorite dish from this popular Thai restaurant. Try the Pad Thai Noodle Soup, you’ll be glad you did.

fayetteville Original A Taste of Thai $$ 31 E Center St Suite 100, (479) 251-1800

This restaurant has some of the most delicious Thai food in all of Arkansas. Whether you dine in or carry out, you are assured to have a memorable meal. Keeping step with today’s demand for healthier food, they also offer vegan, gluten free and allergy friendly menu items. Try the yellow curry and the spring rolls.

Thep Thai Restaurant $ 1525 S School Ave, (479) 443-0029

Specializes in vegetarian, vegan and Asian fusion. Patrons love, love, love the food and the friendly family staff. Thep’s offers consistent delicious food, and makes it their business to deliver only a high quality experience every single time you visit.

Thai Wok 2227 W Martin Luther King Blvd, (479) 442-3909

Noted for delicious authentic Thai food, large portions and reasonable prices. Fans travel from miles around just to eat at this place. Try the to-die-for Crab Rangoons, amazing Red Curry and the House Fried Rice.

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s i l oa m springs Thai City 110 US-412, (479) 238-0277

Serves delicious Thai food in a relaxed atmosphere. Service is typically excellent and the prices are very reasonable. Try the original Sticky rice and the Pad Thai. After just one visit, customers become regulars.

s p r i n g da l e Pattaya Thai Sushi 1210 W Sunset Ave, (479) 750-7755

Regular customers are rabid fans. They love everything about this restaurant including the amazing food, the service and the friendly atmosphere. Many say it is the best Thai and Sushi restaurant in Northwest Arkansas. Try the Pork Pad Thai and the delicious spring rolls.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Thai e-san Restaurant $ 2334 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 587-8177

Excellent choice for Thai in Fayetteville. You get fast, friendly service, awesome food and reasonable prices when you choose Thai e-san. Try the Red Curry and the Tom Kha.

Top 10 wings Title in NWA copy The wings are the favorite thing on many NWA restaurants. They are served as a hearty and flavorful appetizer or as a main dish at many local restaurants and sports bars. Typically they are battered and deep-fried, but can also be baked. There are many different recipes for wings including Sriracha, Buffalo, Jalapeno, Maple-chipotle, Jerk, BBQ sauce, Orange-glazed, Pineapple-teriyaki, Apricot-glazed and others.

Check out the Top 10 wings restaurants below for a tasty treat.


bella vista JJ’s $ 12 Cunningham Corner, (479) 802-6455

JJ’s has a variety of flavorful wings. You can choose from BBQ, Nuclear, Edwin, Buffalo or Jasmine, which are spun in sweet ‘n sour and topped with spicy sriracha. They also feature wraps, salads, killer burgers, samaches, soups, tacos and serious meals. The live music featuring local and regional artists, is phenomenal. JJ’s is an all around great place to kick back and have fun with friends and family.

bentonville Beef ‘O’ Brady’s $ 2500 SW 14th St #108, (479) 268-4545

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s serves some mighty fine wings with 11 different sauces to choose from. They really are a taste sensation that must be tried .Beef’s is a community oriented sports bar with 33 TV’s, a patio and a fun atmosphere.

Pedaler’s Pub $ 410 SW A St, (479) 268-3285

Popular and busy local restaurant primarily highly lauded for their wood-fired pizza, but also gets kudos for their amazing reasonably priced wings, served either fiery hot or garlic parmesan with your choice of two different dippin’ sauces.

Frickin Chicken $ 372 W Dickson St, (479) 571-0008

Frickin Chicken stays open late for you night owls, and their chicken, including their wings, is sensational. Give your taste buds that delightful surprise they’ve been waiting for, and head on down to Dickson Street for some of the very best chicken wings you’ve ever tasted.

Lucky Luke’s $ 1220 N Garland Ave, Ste 1, (479) 521-7550

If award winning wings, hickory smoked meats and local craft beer sound good to you, then make it your business to visit Lucky Luke’s soon. Wings come naked, BBQ or Buffalo and are about a buck a piece.

Penguin Ed’s $ 230 S East Ave, (479) 521-3663

How about some freshly smoked BBQ wings from Penguin Ed’s. These wings are the bomb. They’re tossed in BBQ buffalo sauce and have a ranch or bleu cheese dippin’ sauce. Delish! Try some!

rogers Levi’s Gastrolounge $ 224 S 2nd St, (479) 372-6640

Say hello to awesome Duck Wings when you order wings from Levi’s Gastropub. You may have your choice of Dry Rub, Hot Creamy Parmesan, or Hoisin Miso. The place has atmosphere, friendly waitstaff and bartenders, and excellent food all the way around.

fayetteville Art’s Place $ 2530 N College Ave, (479) 443-7113

Art’s has killer mild, medium and hot grilled wings. These marvelous wings take a few minutes to come out, but they are truly a taste blast that is worth the short wait. It’s also a terrific place to hang out with friends, eat a mouthwatering burger and some fries, knock back a cold one or two and watch a game. The staff is friendly and so are the other patrons. This is a place where new people are welcomed right off the bat.

Foghorn’s $ 1545 W 15th St

Foghorns is a full-service sports bar with an awesome TV setup wherever you choose to sit including the patio. There’s live music, friendly staff, burgers, and award-winning wings with 50 flavors to select from. If you love wings, you’ve got to check this place out.

The Rail $$ 218 S 1st St, (479) 633-8808

Their wings are outstanding. Flavors include Parmesan Marinara, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Alfredo, Garlic Parmesan, Spicy BBQ and Thai. They rival the best in NWA, and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. This is a super place to hang out and have a brew or two while you’re enjoying you’re delicious wings.

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Top christmas events in NWA Exciting holiday events are scheduled from November through the end of December. No one is left out of all the fun No matter your age, there are holiday activities and events that you can enjoy including breakfast with Santa, Christmas tree lightings, Historical Downtown Square lightings, musicals, Christmas movies, symphonies and much, much more.

Use the list below to schedule the activities that sound attractive to you:

bentonville Event: Toyland First Friday Date: Friday, Nov 3rd Time: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Location: Bentonville Square More Information: Downtown Bentonville Inc Event: Ice Rink Opens Date: Saturday, Nov 18th Time: 12:00 Noon Location: Bentonville Square More Information: Bentonville

Event: Frosty Flicks - The Grinch Date: Saturday, Dec 2nd Time: 6:30 pm Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink More Information: Bentonville Parks and Rec Event: The 2017 Nutcracker presented by NWA Conservatory of Classical Ballet Date: Sat, December 2nd and December 3rd Time: Saturday, Dec 2nd at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, Dec 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

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Event: Lighting of the Square Date: Saturday, Nov 18th Time: Approximately 6:00 pm Location: Bentonville Square More Information: Downtown

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Event: Lighting Of the Tree at Lawrence Plaza and Skate Show then Open Skate Date: Saturday, Nov 18th Time: Approximately 6:30 pm Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice

Event: Christmas Open House Date: Saturday, Dec 16th Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Location: The Peel Mansion & Heritage Gardens

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Event: Bentonville Winter Market Date: Saturday, Nov 18th Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Location: Meteor Guitar

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More Information: Meteor Guitar Gallery Event: Skate –A-Long: Frozen Date: Sat,urday Nov 25th Time: 5:00 pm and 6:15 pm Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink More Information: Bentonville Parks and Rec Event: Ice Skate Shows: Figure Skating Demo Date: Saturday, Dec 2nd Time: 7:30 am for Demo, 8:00 am for Frosty 5K Race Race Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink More Information: Bentonville Parks and Rec

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Event: A Morning With Santa Date: Saturday, Dec 9th Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Location: Bentonville Community Center More Information: playbentonville.com Event: Frosty Flicks -The Santa Claus Date: Saturday, Dec 16th Time: 5:00 pm Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink More Information: Bentonville Parks and Rec

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Event: 51st Annual Silver Tea Date: copy Thursday, December 7th Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Location: Crescent Hotel More Information: EurekaSprings.org

Event: Lights of the Ozarks Date: Friday, Nov 17th - Saturday Dec 30th Time: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am Location: Downtown Historic Square More Information: http://Experiencefayetteville.com

Event: Christmas Parade of Lights Date: Friday, December 1st Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Christmas Parade of Lights Location: Downtown Eureka Springs More Information: EurekaSprings.org

Event: Choirs on the Square Date: Check Experience Fayetteville Time: Check with Experience Fayetteville Location: Downtown Historic Square More Information: http://Experiencefayetteville.com

Event: Annual Christmas Forest Tree Lighting Ceremony Date: Saturday, Dec 2nd Time: 6:00 pm Location: Crescent Hotel More Information:

Event:Jingle Bell Jog 5K and Reindeer Fun Run Date: Saturday, Dec 2nd Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am Location: Botanical Garden of


Event: 35th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes Date: Saturday, Dec 2nd Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Eureka Springs More Information: Eureka

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Event: John Two Hawks Holiday Concert Date: Saturday, Dec 2nd Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Location: The Auditorium, 36 So. Main

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Event: Ozarks Chorale Christmas Concert Date: Saturday, Dec 9th Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Location: The Auditorium, 32 S. Main Street More Information: OzarkChorale.org Event: Night of 1000 Santas Date: Saturday, Dec 9th Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Location: Basin Spring Park More Information: eurekaspringsdowntown.com Event: Winter Night Market Date: Saturday, Dec 9th Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Basin Spring Park More Information: eurekaspringsdowntown.com

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Event: Fine Art Holiday Market - Free Event Date: Saturday, Dec 9th. Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

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Event: Little Sprouts Holiday Hoopla Date: Wednesday, Dec 13th Time: 9:30 am and 10:15 am Location: Botanical Garden of

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Event: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Date: Dec 1st & 2nd Time: Fri 7:00 pm Sat 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm Location: Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center More Information: http://www.waltonartscenter.org Event: The Snowman: A Family Concert Date: Sunday, Dec Time: 2:00 pm Location: Walton Arts Center More Information: Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

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Event: SoNA presents A Very SoNA Christmas Date: Saturday, Dec 16th Time: 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm Location: Walton Arts Center More Information: Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

Event: Holiday Open House Date: Sunday, Nov 5th Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Location: Historic downtown Siloam Springs More Information: Mainstreetsiloam.org

rogers Event: A Rogers Christmas Date: Dec 2nd - Dec 30th Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Location: Historical Hawkins

Event: Small Business Saturday Date: Saturday, Nov 25th Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Location: Downtown Siloam Springs More Information: mainstreetsiloam.org Event: “Light Up Siloam Springs” Christmas Parade Date: Saturday, Dec 2nd Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Location: Historic Downtown


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Event: 33rd Annual Christmas Parade: A Hollywood Christmas Date: Friday, Dec 1st Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Downtown Rogers More Information: http://www.

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Event: Breakfast with Santa Date: Saturday, Dec 2nd Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am Location: Community Building More Information: www.hlofss.


Event: A Christmas Story Date: Dec 8th - 17th Time: 8:00 pm - Dec 17th at 2:00 pm

Location: AR Public Theater More Information:Arkansas Public Theatre at the Victory Event: St Nicks on the Bricks Date: Check with Main Street Rogers Time: Check with Main Street Rogers Location: The Caboose in Frisco Park More Information: Main Street Rogers Event: Holiday Movies Date: Saturday, Dec 22nd (black & white) & Dec 23rd (kids) Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Location: Victory Theater More Information: http://www.mainstreetrogers.com

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s p r i n g da l e Event:Christmas Parade of the Ozarks Date: Saturday, Nov 25th Time: 6:00 pm Location: Parsons Stadium, 1423 E Emma, Springdale More Information: http://rodeooftheozarks.org/ Event: Christmas on the Creek Date: Saturday, Nov 25th Time: Following the Christmas Parade Location: Downtown Springdale More Information: http://downtownspringdale.org/ Event:The Children’s Christmas Train Date: Saturday, Dec 2nd Time: 8:00 am- 3:00 pm Location: Emma Street Train Depot in Downtown Springdale More Information: http://www.amrailroad.com/

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consignment stores in NWA

Looking to add to your wardrobe or find that perfect accessory to compliment an existing ensemble at an affordable price? Northwest Arkansas has a plethora of consignment clothing shops that are just the places to shop. Merchandise is clean, sized and well organized. It is easy to go to the racks that offer the items you are looking for. Clothing for all occasions can be found at these delightful Top 10 shops below:

bentonville Little Darlings Children’s Store 401 SW 24th St, (479) 464-8492

Beautiful baby and kid’s furniture and other kindly and only slightly used kid’s items can be found at Little Darlings. This is a really cool place to find everything you need to clothe your baby or child, to deck out the new baby’s room or to completely redecorate an existing child’s room. You’ll enjoy shopping at this children’s consignment store as there is so much to choose from.

fayetteville A-Line Consignment Boutique 200 E Poplar St, (479) 442-2251

r o g e r s ( c o n t. ) to suite every occasion, and they’re open every day of the week. Chicos, Coldwater Creek, Hollister, Ann Taylor, Jones New York, Gap, Ralph Lauren, American Eagle, and Abercrombie are just some of the name brands you’ll find.

Clothes Mentor 4200 W Green Acres Rd #302, (479) 633-8322

Looking for some of the hottest trends? You’ll find like new designer women’s clothing, shoes and purses at the Clothes Mentor. Featured brands include favorite upscale brands like Banana Republic, White House Black Market and Coach. Their selection is very good and the stock fluctuates constantly. The Clothes Mentor is a great place to expand your wardrobe in the most costeffective way.

Once Upon A Child 4404 W Walnut St, Ste 10, (479) 372-4006

A-Line specializes in gently used clothing, purses, shoes and accessories. Want to update your wardrobe for a fraction of buying new? A-Line is just the place to help you replenish your closet in style. Everything from casual to formal wear is on the floor.

Pays cash on the spot for gently used kid’s items. This is a bustling resale shop where you can find kid’s clothing, shoes and other kid related items at deep discounts. Inventory turns quickly, so shop often. Open 7 days a week for your convenience.

CeCe’s Closet Women’s Consignment Boutique 246 E Sunbridge Dr, (479) 316-8141

CeCe’s is an upscale consignment boutique for women photo credit: offering clothing, accessories, Plato’s Closet shoes, jewelry and purses. The beautiful boutique is a store that you will return to time and again for just that perfect item you need to complete an ensemble. Especially noted for their wide selection and awesome service, you’re sure to find some delightful treasures at CeCe’s. Why pay more when you can shop at CeCe’s?

Plato’s Closet 3108 College Ave, (479) 251-1778

Smart spot to find trendy clothes for teens and young adult women and men at up to 70% off what you would pay in the Mall. Plato’s buys, sells and trades gently used clothing suitable for their clientele. Adorable outfits for any occasion are on the racks now. You’ll enjoy your shopping excursion to Plato’s.

rogers Clothing Connection 1001 W Hudson Rd, (479) 636-6122

Clothing Connection has more than 5000 consignors, and consigns more than 1000 items each week. It resales clothing for all ages, and also has a good assortment of jewelry, formals, prom dresses and other accessories

Pink Bag 1500 W Walnut St, (479) 936-7465

Pink Bag is an upscale consignment store featuring clothing, purses, shoes and accessories including little girls and infant items. Consignments are regularly taken on Mon - Weds from 10 5, and on Thurs and Fri by appointment only. If you want to look like a million, but have a limited budget, this is a terrific place to shop.

s p r i n g da l e Midtown Downtown 308 S Thompson TEMPORARY Location

Luxury guys and gals women clothing, accessories, shoes and purses boutique. They also have a variety of home decor and small furniture. Great place to drop off your gently used clothing and other items, and to shop for items to spice up your wardrobe.

s i l oa m s p r i n g s Cari’s Closet 205 A Main E, (479) 238-0009

Conveniently located in downtown Siloam Springs, and offering designer clothing and accessories for women of all ages including teens and twentysomethings. Has large inventory of prom and wedding dresses and also offers TUXEDO Rentals. If staying in style is important to you, shop Cari’s Closet before you even consider retail. You won’t find a funkier or more fun place to shop in NWA.

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Top 10 cycling shops in NWA bentonville


Mojo Cycling 2104 S Walton Blvd, (479) 271-7201

GPP Cycling 318 S 1st St, (479) 372-4768

Owner, Dave Neal, has had a love affair with bikes and riding bikes for as long as he can remember. Bikes suited to every cyclist’s preference including road bikes, mountain bikes, sport and fitness bikes, BMX bikes, and custom bikes along with components and gear can all be purchased at Mojo’s Cycling. Many bikes are stocked, but if you don’t find what you need on the floor, Dave will bring it in pronto. Mojo’s mechanics are Internationally Certified. Drop in to meet Dave and his staff, they’ll be happy to answer your questions regardless of how elementary or advanced.

Phat Tire Bike Shop 125 W Central Ave, (479) 715-6170

Bentonville’s premier full-service bike shop offers a full range of bikes, rentals, components, apparel, cycling gear, and it also has local craft beer on tap. In addition, it has a superior repair and service department staffed by knowledgeable Internationally Certified mechanics. At Phat Tire, its people make the difference. From its sales team to its service team, the entire operation aims to give you a terrific experience regardless of why you visit. Phat Tire also has a group trail ride the first Tuesday of each month. Phat Tire has locations throughout Northwest Arkansas.

eureka springs Adventure Mountain Outfitters 151 Spring Street, (479) 253-0900

Another full service bike shop offering bike sales, rentals, components, gear and professional service (owner, Denton West is a factory trained bicycle mechanic) and fitments. If Denton doesn’t have what you need, he’ll do the leg work, and get your needed item shipped to right to his shop. Drop by and visit Denton and other cyclists in the area.

fayetteville The Bike Route 3660 N Front St #3, (479) 966-4050

This Fayetteville full service bike shop’s mission is to see that every customer has a terrific experience whether shopping for a bike from its comprehensive inventory, ordering a bike, purchasing new apparel, finding components and other gear, or getting a sameweek repair. The people at TBR are dedicated to keeping you on the roads and trails and not in the repair shop.

Good Bikes 3300 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, (479) 935-3345

Good Bikes is a family owned, full service bike shop offering GREAT PRICES on new, pre-owned and consignment bikes. It provides full service on most makes and models, and it offers factory direct support and warranty work. Good Bikes is more than a bike shop, it’s a lifestyle. It participates in and helps organize events like moonlight rides and tailgating. Its motto is “Good people, good service, good bikes.”

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This is one-stop bike shopping at its best. It’s a full-service bike Shop including bikes, components, parts and service. It features free tune-ups on the bikes they sell for as long as you own your bike, and they also offer free 12-month financing with approved credit. It promises a bike for every budget, every need and every level. GPP also has a bike shop in Bella Vista and owns The Handlebar in Fayetteville.

Highroller Cyclery Rogers 402 S Metro Pkwy, (479) 254-9800

Bikes, components, gear, service, safety equipment, and friendly experienced staff combine to make this shop a top pick. Its people are patient and committed to helping you find the perfect bike, clothing, part or other product. If you’re not sure that cycling is right for you, or just not ready to buy one, its bike rental service is easy and convenient. The service department is second to none, offering repairs, tune-ups, suspension service and custom bike builds and fits.

s i l oa m s p r i n g s Dogwood Junction 200 Progress Ave, (479) 524-6605

Dogwood Junction specializes in providing bikes, trikes and recumbent bikes for everyone including those with balance issues, disabilities, surgery recovery and joint pain. Enjoy the beautiful trails in NWA while riding a vehicle tailored to fit your needs.

Cross Country Cyclery 108 N Broadway St, (479) 228-7359

This is a full service bike repair shop located in downtown Siloam Springs. If your bike needs a repair or a tune-up, bring it in and let David work his magic on it.

s p r i n g da l e Lewis & Clark Outfitters 4915 S Thompson St, (479) 756-1344

With shops located in Rogers, Springdale Fayetteville, Lewis & Clark Outfitters are perfectly located to serve NWA men and women cyclists. In addition to men’s bikes they also stock women specific bikes. Lifetime service, tune-ups, and warranty go with every bike sold and they also offer a 30-day test period and a price-match guarantee. Top bike brands are stocked and expert cycling advice is available.

Title Top 10 fishing resorts in NWA

A fishing resort can be enjoyed alone, with your buddies or can be a family vacation that will copy never be forgotten. There are many outstanding fishing resorts in Northwest Arkansas. Most offer, at the very least, lodging, qualified guide service and a restaurant. NWA fishing resorts also offer amazing scenery, unparalleled fishing opportunities and peace and quiet. See the Top 10 fishing resorts listed below to schedule the time of your life.

PJ’s White River Lodge & River Run Restaurant copy Lodge Ln, Norfork, AR, (870) 499-7500 384

This beautiful lodge and restaurant offer the attributes of premier fishing resorts. Fishing packages offer expert guide service, plenty of trout, lunch of fish you’ve just caught prepared and cooked by your guide, beautiful scenery, two world-class trout-fishing rivers, deluxe lodging and an on-site award-winning restaurant. River Run Restaurant specializes in the best of West Coast and Southern cuisine. Be sure to sample PJ’s Smoked Trout appetizer at least once before you depart. At PJ’s you’re sure to experience the fishing vacation of a lifetime.

Copper John’s Resort 469 River Rd, Lakeview, AR, (877) 828-7688

Located on the world famous White River and offering unequaled pristine waterfront fishing Copper John’s Resort, is the perfect place to relax in beautiful surroundings, catch big fish and getaway with family and friends. With 5 camper cabins, 5 larger completely furnished cabins, 26 full hookup RV sites, fishing tackle fly shop and fishing guide service, Copper John’s has thought of everything to make your trip an incredible one.

Spider Creek Resort 8179 AR-187, Eureka Springs, AR, (479) 253-9241

Situated on 50 acres and offering 19 cabins and 1 large RV pad, Spider Creek offers Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat fishing at its best in the Spider Creek Pool. Great for families and both large and small groups and even for those that are not fond of fishing. For those folks, there is a resort shuttle service for floating the White River and Eureka Springs shopping, sightseeing and restaurants. You simply cannot beat Spider Creek Resort for the best all around getaway experience.

Gaston’s White River Resort 1777 River Rd, Lakeview, AR, (870) 431-5202

World famous Gaston’s White River Resort is the consummate fishing resort, offering 2 miles of White River frontage, 79 cottages, 125-seat conference lodge, 70 boats, airstrip, tennis court, swimming pool, private club, gift shop, 2 nature trails, playground, game room, duck pond and a restaurant. Because the water stays the same temperature all year round, the trout are always active, making it easy to catch your limit regardless of when you plan your trip. Like many before you, stay at Gaston’s once and you’re likely to return year after year.

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Lost Bridge Marina 12861 Marina Rd, Garfield, AR, (479) 359-3222

While not a full blown fishing resort, Lost Bridge Marina is conveniently located between Rogers and Eureka Springs, AR on Beaver Lake (487 miles of natural shore line and 28,000 surface acres) close to the Beaver Lake Dam Site Campground. Boat rentals and fishing guides are available, and The Inn at Lost Bridge is only 1 mile away. Besides fishing, every conceivable fresh water activity is available from Lost Bridge Marina.

Stetson’s On the White 906 Marion County 7002, Flippin, AR, (870) 453-8066

Located along the White River, Stetson’s On the White Resort offers amazing fishing, stunning scenery, 23 cabins of varying sizes, White River trout fishing packages for families, small groups, reunions and corporate groups. On site amenities include guided fishing trips, bait and tackle shop, boat rentals, boat ramp, riverside pool, satelite/Wifi, easy river access, fully equipped kitchen, fishing licenses, wade fishing and option of home-cooked meals. Additionally, excellent Bull Shoals family attractions are only 6 miles away.

White Buffalo Resort and RV Park 418 White Buffalo Trail, Mountain Home, AR, (870) 425-8555

The camper cabins, deluxe cabins, deluxe lodge RV and tent camping are situated along the ½ mile White River frontage at the mouth of the Buffalo River. Vistas are among some of the most scenic in the stunningly beautiful Ozarks. Recreational opportunities include guided and day fishing, lunch on the river or on the shore, camp store, bait shop, swimming pool, playground, picnicking, canoe and kayak rentals and nearby Ozark attractions.

Sportsmans White River Resort 458 Marion County 7004, Flippin, AR, (870) 453-2424

Sportsman’s White River Resort offers 22 units on the White River, docks and boat rentals, incredible trophy trout fishing, best guides on the White River, exceptional service, delicious food from the Sportsman’s own restaurant, pet friendly policy, swimming pool and game room, on site snack and tackle shop and beautiful riverside park. This is the perfect place to kick back and relax with family, friends and groups.

Gene’s Trout Fishing Resort 324 River Acres Dr, Mountain Home, AR, (870) 499-5381

Located on the North Fork River just fifteen minutes south of Mountain Home, Arkansas and offering excellent trout fishing, relaxing atmosphere, guided trout fishing, riverfront cabins and lodging, office/retail store, 2 marine docks, cleaning stations, trophy kid’s fishing stream near by, boat rentals and free Wifi in every room. A terrific place to fish, enjoy the scenery and replenish

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Top 10 Flea Markets in NWA - North Flea markets are magical places where you can not only find almost anything you might be looking for, but you can also enjoy socializing with friends and family. The owners and clerks are knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful, and the atmosphere is upbeat and exciting. Most have some sort of music playing, and usually excitement is in the air. Check out the Top 10 Flea Markets - North for a fun time at a low cost.


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True Treasures 10770 AR-72, (479) 795-9396

The Cottage at the Barn 121 E Poplar St, (479) 621-0333

The Cannery 2606 E Central Ave, (479) 225-1808

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On the hunt for vintage home and garden items? Don’t miss the seemingly countless hidden treasures to be found among the constantly fluctuating inventory of vintage, shabby to nearly new furniture, gift items, holiday decor and so much more at True Treasures.

The Cannery has over 4,100 sq. ft. of indoor display, more than 1,600 of covered porch display and an acre and a half of ever-changing outdoor displays. You are sure to find just what you need or want as it specializes in hard-to-find cool stuff including an appealing mix of re-purposed, furniture, gifts, vintage, decor, antiques and much, much more.

l o we l l Belle’s 1005 N. Bloomington, (479) 659 - 8875

Be sure to stop in and check out this 10,000+ sq. ft. flea market with over 80 vendors. Belle’s is stocked with unique items ranging from antique furniture, glassware and collectibles to decorator items, toys and a great selection of original art.

rogers Abundant Treasures 1140 W Walnut St, (479) 936-7200

Abundant Treasures is filled with over 8,000 sq. ft. of exciting finds. Treasures include antiques, one-of-a-kind, DIY pieces, vintage, jewelry, tools and much, much more. Home, garden and personal use items are all there to be discovered.

Betty’s Attic & Jen’s Jewels 2511 N. 2nd St

Awesome Northwest Arkansas Flea Market with more than 60 quality vendors including Angie June’s Cottage Gifts, Mattorries Boutique, Shabby Paints, and Snap On Jewelry.

Outside The Box 1225 W. Hudson Rd, (479) 631-8974

Outside The Box is a really cool, clean, well organized store with amazing buys on furniture, home decor, collectibles, brand new “as seen on TV” items, bikes, clothing including children’s clothing, toys, tools and much, much more.. You could spend your entire day there looking through 150 rooms of wonderful treasures. If you can’t find it at Outside The Box, you’re just not shopping!

Rose Antique Mall 2875 W Walnut St # A, (479) 631-8940

Open 7 days a week, this 14,000 sq. ft. NWA flea market shopping jewel offers everything including shabby, rusty relics, retro, vintage, glassware, upscale furniture and much more.

Rusty Chair - Rogers 109 W Walnut St, (479) 586-2568

The Rusty Chair specializes in unique, hard-to-find items like military collectibles, antiques with attitude, retro, primitive, repurposed, old signs and more. Check them out, you’ll be happy you did.

Somewhere in Time 719 W Walnut St, (479) 636-0474

Welcome to a treasure hunter’s heaven. Located just steps from downtown Rogers, Somewhere in Time offers 13,500 sq. ft. of antiques, collectibles, primitives, shabby chic, vintage, repurposed, handsome crafts and more.

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If it is an unusual antique, vintage or even contemporary item, you are searching for, you will more than likely uncover it at The Cottage at the Barn. From the moment you walk through its doors, you’ll be impressed with its wide selection of insane, funky, fun, mishmash of curiosities.

Homestead Antique Mall 3223 W Hudson Rd, Rogers, AR, (479) 631-9003

Clean, well-lit, open 7 days a week, 100 + vendors, plenty of parking for RV’s and buses and friendly people at this Rogers Mall. You’ll find antiques, collectibles, furniture glassware, pottery, jewelry and much more.

Home Town Flea Market 2660 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR, (479) 633-8386

This is a friendly, popular flea market offering the typical variety of flea market merchandise. Clothing has become a big seller of late, and the store continues to have a fast turnover of its stock, making each visit to the store a new shopping experience. The booths are full and packed for the holidays, reserve a hour or two to see what they have. You’re sure to find great deals every time you stop in.

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Top 10 Flea Markets in NWA - South Flea Markets - South are located relatively close to the U of A. Like the flea markets in the North, merchandise covers everything from A to Z and back again, but in addition, there is much more merchandize targeted towards the college student. For example, these flea markets typically stock more inexpensive used furniture. A student could reasonably expect to decorate his entire dorm room for a few bucks. Check out the Top 10 Flea Markets - South below:


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Fayetteville’s Funky Yardsale 693 W North St, # 1, (479) 445-6545

Sassafras 4985 Highway 412 E, (479) 238-4340

If you are in search of an awesome flea market, then you have to check out Fayetteville’s Funky Yardsale. With over 10,600 sq. ft. and 150 booths to shop, you will find an affordable option and find that special item you may be looking for.

410 Vintage Market 410 N College Ave, (479) 521-2444

If you are looking for unique items, then be sure to check out 410 Vintage Market. Everything is laid out in an orderly fashion so you can see what they have without being photo credit: overwhelmed. Offerings Fayetteville’s Funky Yardsale include quality furniture, clothing, dishes, knick knacks and unique gifts.

Open 7 days a week and with over 250 vendors, Sassafras, is a fun and friendly boutique and flea market. You will find new, old, used, re-purposed and everything else including typical flea market finds, boutique clothing and jewelry.

s p r i n g da l e Me & The Flea 4388 N Thompson St, (479) 756-3532

There’s so much to love about Me & The Flea. The owners and staff are friendly and helpful, the merchandise is varied, clean and displayed so you can see everything. If you’re looking for a hardto-find item, there’s a very good chance you’ll be able to pick it up at a very reasonable price when you shop at this outstanding flea market.

In Retrospect 10 E Township St, (479) 521-2100

In Retrospect is a cool vintage mall that offers a wide range of unique, used and vintage items sold by a variety of vendors. This place has it all, they even sell free range eggs.

Midtown Eclectic 308 S Thompson St, (479) 750-2987

Lizzie B’s Vintage Shoppe Fayetteville 208 N College Ave ~ Warehouse, (479) 966-4022

Lizzie B’s now has two locations, both are on College. Enjoy an upscale vintage boutique that includes dishes, jewelry, unique furniture, decorations, gifts and more.

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Daisies & Olives Antiques, Vintage, Flea Market 129 East Buchanan (Business 62 - 62B), (479) 846-1800

Daisies & Olives is located in the historic Beverly Theater building in downtown Prairie Grove, Arkansas. Antiques, collectibles, furniture, primitives, gifts and other intriguing flea market items are sold.

The Summit Hill Cottage Shoppe 124 E Buchanan St, (479) 846-7777

Summit Hill Cottage focuses on Shabby Chic furnishings and furniture. They offer a wide variety of antiques, distressed pieces and one-of-a-kind small pieces.

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Home to approximately 300 consignors, and about 50 vendors at any given time, Midtown Eclectic is a very popular flea market. It sells furniture, home decor, handcrafted one-of-a-kind items and re-crafted, up-cycled merchandise. Don’t delay your visit. What is there today may very well be gone tomorrow.

Top Drawer Flea Market 1840 E Emma Ave, (479) 601-5092

This upscale flea market has a delightful mix of collectibles, antiques and bargains galore. The store is well organized and laid out for easy shopping throughout. If you’re looking for china, pottery, glassware, vintage or enamelware, you will not be disappointed. Top Drawer Flea Market truly does have something for everyone.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n 2 Gals Junk 120 S Broadway St, Siloam Springs, AR, (479) 228-1289

2 Gals Junk is located in downtown Siloam Springs. This delightful shop offers vintage and antique finds including jewelry, art, home décor, furniture, toys and more.

Top Microbreweries in NWA Luckily, Northwest Arkansas has not been left behind in the microbrewery industry. In fact, this area brews some of the best beer to be found on the planet. You’ll find taste tempting IPAs, Ales, Stouts and more at local breweries, and many offer the opportunity to watch your favorite beer as it is being brewed. Most offer food, tasting rooms, music and a chance to kick back and relax in a welcoming friendly atmosphere.

bentonville Bike Rack Brewing Company  410 SW A St, (479) 268-6648

Food Available: No Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon. CLOSED, Tues & Wed 4pm – 9pm, Thurs & Fri 3:30pm – 11pm, Sat 11am – 11pm, Sun 11am – 7pm Bike Rack Brewing, recently moved to 8th Street Market, and named for the propensity of the community to be involved in cycling, was the first microbrewery in Bentonville. Using local inspiration for it’s flavorful craft beers, the brewpub also has live music in its tap room, and plenty of room to hang with friends. The original location 410 SW A Street is still open and going strong.

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Apple Blossom Brewing Company 1550 East Zion Rd, (479) 287-4344

Food Available: Yes Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon -Thurs: 11am - 9:30pm, Fri-Sat: 11am - 10:30pm, Sun: 12 - 9pm The 250 seat brew/restaurant enjoys rave reviews about both the beer and the food. Whether you’re there to share a unique beer, an appetizer, a salad or a full meal, Apple Blossom Brewing Company serves up some of the very best in all categories. Their beer selection runs from favorite great pale ales and ESB’s to beers trending from the west and east coasts and Colorado. Food specials are created from the freshest ingredients to be found locally. Try the French Dip sandwich, which is said to be one of the very best in town.

Columbus House Brewery 701 N. West St, (479) 935-3752

brew room through the large windows. Great place to kick back and relax with friends. Try the Coffee IPA, available on tap and six-packs.

Tiny Tim’s Pizza & West Mountain Brewing 21 West Mountain St, (479) 442-9090

Food Available: Yes Tours Available: No Brewery Hours: Mon -Thurs: 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11-12am, Sun: 10am-10pm Located in the downtown area of Fayetteville, this pizza/pub has terrific pizza and some of the best craft brews in the area. Try the Meat Head Pizza and wash it down with one of their house brews or choose another locally brewed beer.

rogers Bentonville Brewing Company

1700 S. 1st St, (479) 903-7330 Mon - Wed Closed Thur - 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday - 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sat - 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sun - 1 pm -7:00 pm With a solid core of five delicious beers, Bentonville Brewing Company is keen on morphing average light lager beer and non-beer drinkers into craft beer lovers. Bottles are available now, and you can also find the production brewery’s beer in their tasting room and on draft in outstanding bars and restaurants throughout Benton and Washington Counties. Live music is available for special events only. Tours available on Friday and Saturday only.

Ozark Beer Company 109 N Arkansas St, (479) 636-2337

Food Available: No Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon - Thurs 6 pm - 10 pm, Fri 5 pm - 12 am, Sat 12 pm - 12 am, Sun 1 pm - 8 pm Owned and operated by loyal Fayetteville residents, Columbus House Brewery, located next to the trail on North Street, makes it easy for folks engaged in an active life style to stop by to enjoy one of their delicious cold ones. It’s one of the popular go-to places for locals wanting to enjoy excellent local brews, a terrific atmosphere and friendly bartenders. Experienced beer drinkers will enjoy the IPA and the Stout, and for the smoothest brew around, try the Brown. The place is Fido friendly too.

Food Available: No Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm Sat: 1pm-7pm, Sun: 2pm-6pm *Open for growler fills and tastings seven days a week, with pints available only on the weekends. These people pride themselves on producing some of the very best beer in NWA. You can bring your own food and relax in the sitting area with one of their excellent house beers. Nice and efficient folks make up the management and wait staff team, and your satisfaction is their primary concern. Even on Sunday’s, the tasting room and Tyler’s craft BBQ is open to serve you. Current patrons love this place and you will too.

Fossil Cove Brewing Co. 1946 N. Birch Ave, (479) 445-6050

New Province Brewing Company 1310 W Hudson Rd, (479) 246-0479

Food Available: Nomad’s Natural Plate on Wednesday, occasionally other days Tours Available: Yes, if master brewer is available Brewery Hours: Tues – Thu: 4-10pm, Fri: 4pm–11pm, Sat: 2-11pm, Sun: 2–10pm If you are looking for high-quality, locally-made beer, Fossil Cove Brewing Co. won’t disappoint you. Make it a point to sample some of their brews even if you have to go out of your way to try one. It’s a craft beer so flavorful that you’ll be coming back time after time. Ben Mills, the owner and brew master, brews some of the most flavorful beer in NWA. Curious customers can watch the

Food Available:Fri-Saturday nights and Wednesday night Tours Available: Upon request Brewery Hours: Mon - Fri 3 pm-10 pm Sat 12 - 10 pm, Sun 12 - 9 pm Stemming from the operating philosophy that brewing is a delicate balance between science and art, you could easily say that at New Province crafting the perfect brew is a drop by drop obsession. They are keen to have you, their customers, experience the taste sensation created by their perfectly crafted beers. Visit their taproom soon to sample the Philosopher IPA and the Yeoman Porter.

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Core Brewing and Distilling    2470 Lowell Rd, (479) 372-7780

Black Apple Crossing 321 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR (479) 751-0337

Food Available: No Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon-Fri: 3-9pm, Sat-Sun: 12-9pm An award-winning brewery featuring some of Arkansas’ most flavorful beer, Core Brewing now produces more than 500 barrels of beer sales per month, and it can be found in more than 500 locations. Stop by the tap room soon to try the Leg Hound Marzenstyle lager or the American Wheat. Both are great beers with amazing flavors. “Core Brewing has multiple pub locations in Northwest Arkansas including Fayetteville, Rogers, XNA, Bentonville and 3 Springdale locations including the main distilling location, HarBer and the Emma location.

s p r in g da l e ( c o n t . ) Saddlebock Brewery 18244 Habberton Rd, (479) 419-9969

Food Available: Seasonal food carts Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon-Thurs: 2-9pm Fri-Sat: 12-9pm, Sun: 1-8pm Located on the beautiful White River, Saddlebock was the first production brewery in NWA. For great brews by people who are particular about the kind of beers they produce, drop by Saddlebock Brewey to enjoy the view, unwind, relax and feast your taste buds on some of the most flavorful beer you will find in the Ozarks. The brewery features a unique design with a triple deck. Try the delicious flight of four, which has 4 oz. portions.

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Black Apple Crossing is the first cidery to open its doors in Arkansas. For those of you who don’t know, there are alcoholic and nonalcoholic ciders. Alcoholic ciders are called hard ciders and are fermented, while non-alcoholic ciders are called soft ciders or sweet ciders and are not fermented. Black Apple Crossing brews delicious, hard ciders. These ciders offer a completely different taste in adult beverages, and may actually convert some beer drinkers as they are gluten-free. The place is fast becoming a favorite for date nights, and it is also a great place to hang out with friends. They have a killer patio, a beautiful wooden bar, and there’s also an intimate space. You may order the cider in flights or by the glass. While no food is served, a food truck is typically nearby. Great new addition to Emma Street!

Top 10 Mountain Bike Trails in NWA

The mountain bike trails of Northwest Arkansas are second to none, and feature some of the very best scenic trails in the Natural State. Trails for every skill level are plentiful, and cyclists of every age can be found on the trails throughout the year. The 30-mile Slaughter Pen Hollow Trail, a loop trail located near Bentonville, AR is exemplary of the planning and execution of some of these stunningly beautiful trails. Check out the trails on the Top-10 list below for an exciting, picturesque ride.


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Trail: Slaughter Pen Hollow Trail is a 30-mile loop trail located near Bentonville, Arkansas and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and is accessible yearround. Directions/Location: Take Interstate 540 and exit at U.S. 71B in Bentonville. Follow U.S. 71B south for one mile to the parking lot on the left. Bike north on the concrete trail for one-half mile to the Slaughter Pen Hollow trail head. Description: Slaughter Pen trails are fast and have flow with enough technical stuff to make it hard. Note: Slaughter Pen plays host to the Slaughter Pen Jam, a three day festival with trials exhibition, rides, races, music, and food.

Trail: Mt. Sequoyah

bella vista Trail: Back 40

Directions/Parking: When you park at Lake Ann, you’ll be in the middle of this fantastic trail system. Regardless of where you start, you’ll end your ride with a great downhill back to the parking area. Description: A world-class and favorite cross country single track with awesome berms and some great downhills with some tech stuff and a little bit of everything else.

Trail: Blowing Springs

Directions/Parking: (from Town Center on Arkansas 340/Lancashire Boulevard): Take U.S. 71 south. Turn left on Dartmoor Road. Parking is off Blowing Springs Road before you get to the guard shack for the RV Park. Description: Blowing Springs trails are fast and have flow to make room for the new Back 40 Trail: Officially opening Oct. 15th. Access via Blowing Springs Park, it’s 40 miles of soft surface trails featuring bluffs, ravines, caves and rock outcroppings.

eureka springs Trail: Lake Leatherwood Location: 1303 Co Rd 204, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Description: Lake Leatherwood has over 21 miles of low impact multiuse trails. Note: Lake Leatherwood plays host to the annual Fat Tire Festival in Eureka Springs each July with 3 days of mountain bike racing and social rides

fayetteville Trail: Lake Fayetteville

Location/Parking: 71B take Zion road to Veterans Memorial Park. The trail loops around Lake Fayetteville, starting and ending there. Description: Lake Fayetteville is located on the north side of Fayetteville. It has a 5.50-mile loop that is family-friendly and is a good place to get a quick ride. It includes a hardwood forest, waterfall, wild flowers and is primarily used for mountain biking and trail running and is also accessible year-round.

Location/Parking: Parking is available at the intersection of Happy Hollow Road and East Paddock Road. Description: This popular 10-mile natural-surface trail is situated above downtown Fayetteville and winds its way through the forested hillside of Mount Sequoyah. It is considered technical with lots of rocks but the scenery is well worth it.

Trail: Mount Kessler

Location/Parking: Take exit 60 off I-49 and go south about one-half mile on Cato Springs Road, and turn right on Judge Cummings Road (WC 200). The parking will be on your right. Description: Mount Kessler is a lot like Sequoyah (unique and rocky trail) but a little more technical with some great scenery as well.

Trail: Devils Den State Park

Location/Parking: 11333 West Arkansas Highway 74 West Fork 72774. South of Fayetteville, Parking is available at the campground across Lee Creek from the Visitor Center. Description: Devils Den State Park has one of the oldest mountain bike trails in the State of Arkansas. The park also offers scenic hiking trails and camping and fishing. Note: Devil’s Den park plays hosts to the annual Northwest Arkansas Championship mountain bike race in the fall and a mountain bike festival each spring.

rogers Trail: Hobbs State Park Location: 20201 AR-12, Rogers, AR 72756

Description: Hobbs State Park trail system is really smooth with a lot of climbing.

Trail: The Railyard Bike Park at the Lake Atalanta Trail Location: 120 Lake Atalanta Rd, Rogers, AR 72756

Description: Lake Atalanta Trail circles the springfed lake, and takes you through some Ozark forest. The Railyard Bike Park has worldclass dirt jumps, wood ramps, 20-foot gaps and even railroad cars. Cyclists of every skill level can enjoy this park.

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Built for skilled mountain bikers, the Coler Creek Trail features 8 different lines, all starting from a central hub. Whether you want rocks, flows or jumps, you’ll be able to enjoy them all at the new Coler Creek Trail.

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Northwest Arkansas is crisscrossed with many beautiful multi-use trails, and the people of NWA regularly make use of the trails for jogging, biking, rollerblading, skateboarding and for walking on a sunny Fall afternoon. The 36-mile Razorback Greenway connects the cities of NWA, and can be accessed from many points throughout the different communities. In addition to this delightful trail, there are many other beautiful trails throughout the area that make use of the gorgeous terrain of the area. Make it a point to access one of the Top 10 multi-use trails below for a fun time:


Razorback Regional Greenway Trail System (36 Miles)

Razorback Regional Greenway Trail System is a 36-mile, mostly off-road shared use biking, hiking and pedestrian trail meandering from Bentonville, Rogers, Lowell and Springdale to Fayetteville. The popular shared-use 36-mile Razorback Greenway Trail system is the heart of the trail system in Northwest Arkansas. For easy access, see interactive map showing multiple trail heads at: nwatrails.org/map/.

fayetteville Scull Creek Trail (4.4 Miles) 2800 N. Gregg

Considered the backbone of the city’s growing trail system, Scull Creek Trail is a 12-foot wide paved surface lined with mature trees and lighting. The trail features a 650-ft. pedestrian tunnel, which happens to be the longest in the state. Scull Creek Trail also connects several other multi-use trails including Frisco Trail, Meadow Valley Trail, Mud Creek Trail and Clear Creek Trail. These trails together provide a continuous route throughout Fayetteville.

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Gulley Park Trail (1.5 Miles) 1850 E. Township

Tanyard Creek Nature Trail 2.2 Miles

Gulley Park is one of Fayetteville’s most popular parks. The 1.5mile Gulley Park Trail is a lighted hard-surface trail that is perfect for an easy jog or a leisurely walk and is also suitable for baby strollers. The park has a creek, sand volleyball court, gazebo, picnic tables, a large playground and large open areas that are great for picnics or playing with your dog.

The Tanyard Creek Nature Trail features a 2.2-mile loop complete with a swinging bridge and a view from above the Lake Windsor waterfall. It is located approximately 1.5 miles west of U.S. 71 on Highway 340 in Bella Vista.

Lake Bella Vista Trail (1.75 Miles)

This marked, paved 1.75mile trail features benches, picnic tables, a playground and a Disc Golf Course. The lake covers 22 surface acres and is approximately 8 feet deep. Located adjacent to U.S. 71, Lake Bella Vista Trail is perfect for bikers, walkers and dog walkers.

bentonville Crystal Bridges Trails and Grounds

Crystal Bridges 120-acre property has numerous, beautiful shaded multi-use trails. Be immersed in natural beauty, and be amazed by stunning sculpture gardens all along the trail including an overlook to Crystal Bridges, and a trail that takes you to Crystal Springs, the spring for which the museum derived its name.

eureka springs Lake Leatherwood Trail ( 1 Mile)

Lake Leatherwood Trail, one mile trail, is mostly flat and is perfect for the light hiker, runner or beginning cyclist. Lake Leatherwood City Park offers visitors 1,600 acres of beautiful Ozark Mountain countryside, an 85-acre spring-fed lake, hiking, picnicking, walking trails, mountain bike trails, camping, fishing, cabins and a small marina for boating, canoes and paddle boats, all of which add up to fun for the entire family!

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Lake Fayetteville Trail (5.9 miles) 1350 East Zion

Lake Fayetteville is a 194acre lake on the northern edge of Fayetteville. The trail is a 5.5-mile paved and soft surface multi use trail that features a pedestrian bridge and a waterfall. The park itself is 640 acres, and offers many recreational opportunities including hiking, picnicking, softball and other sports, as well as boating and fishing.

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Lake Atalanta trails and park opened October, 2016. The park includes the RailYard, 2000 ft. of boardwalk, 4 miles of hard surface trails, 10 miles of soft surface trails, nature area, serenity garden, 5 pavilions and restrooms.

s p r i n g da l e Lake Springdale Trail (.79 mile) Corner of W Pump Station road and Silent Grove road This asphalt trail is administered as part of the JB Hunt park. It is a collection of conjoining trails that encircle Lake Springdale.

Top Museums in NWA Museums of Northwest offer a variety of amazing experiences including the magnificent Crystal Bridges of American Art, The Museum of Native American History, The Scott Family Amazeum, Arkansas Country Doctor Museum and many others. Set aside time to visit some of the Top 10 NWA museums below:


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21 C Musuem Hotel Bentonville 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6500

Eureka Springs Historical Museum 95 S Main St, (479) 253-9417

This 104-room upscale boutique hotel is also the home of a contemporary art museum. It consists of curated rotating exhibitions, dynamic installations and live art events.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 600 Museum Way, (479) 418-5700

Crystal Bridges is a world-class museum of American art that combines the power of art with the beauty of nature. The museum is actively involved in collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works of American art spanning five centuries. Many famous works including Rosie The Riveter by Norman Rockwell and Kindred Spirits by Asher B. Durand can be observed in the free-to-view permanent collection. Even if you are not into art, you will enjoy the stunning natural setting with amazing architecture that lends a great view to the beautiful trails that surround the museum complex. The icing on the cake is that general admission is free to the permanent collection.

Museum of Native American History 202 SW O St, (479) 273-2456

Walk through America’s past as you visit the exhibits in the museum and gift shop. Divided into five different time periods including the Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, Historic and the Pre Columbian, there are relics from every time period. On display are relics dating back from over 14,000 years old to historic times. Great for the family and educational for the kids.

The Scott Family Amazeum 1009 Museum Way, (479) 696-9280

The Scott Family Amazeum, a hands-on museum for children and families. The dream of the Amazeum founders is to educate and engage the entire family in exploration, learning and fun to help prepare youngsters for their future years.

The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens 400 S Walton Blvd, (479) 254-3870

The Peel Mansion, built in 1875, as well as the gardens are a living display of that time period. Furnished with authentic artifacts and antiquities on loan from the Old State House and the Historic Arkansas Museum, it is a landmark of that era. It welcomes people to enjoy a look at historic Bentonville.

Walmart Museum 105 N Main St, (479) 273-1329

Located on the Downtown Square in Bentonville, the museum is in three parts, a museum, a working 5 & 10, and The Spark Cafe. Trace the origin and growth of Walmart, the world’s leading retailer. Experience the working 5 & 10. Enjoy interactives for all ages. Visit the 50’s themed Spark Cafe where the entire family can enjoy a delicious ice cream treat for under $5.

See photographs & art exploring the town of Eureka Springs when the healing waters were discovered. Current exhibits feature pieces from the Museum’s collection and loans from individual artists, including work by David Zimmerman, Elsie Freund, Catherine Osterhage, and Charlie Stehm. Also work by Gary Eagan, and four of his former apprentices, Stephen Beacham, Karen Foster, Sally Williams Gorrell and Jane Tucker are on display.

Fa y e t t e v i l l e Arkansas Country Doctor Museum 107 N Starr Ave, Lincoln, AR, (479) 824-4307

The fascinating museum was the former private home and clinic of three country doctors who lived in the space from 1926 to 1978. There is only one other country doctor museum in the United States. Exhibits include an antique horse buggy, medical instruments, a vintage car, and memorabilia.

Arkansas Air & Military Museum 4290 S School Ave, (479) 521-4947

Housed in an all-wood hanger that is almost as famous as the aircraft, the exhibits and memorabilia it contains, tells the colorful story of Arkansas aviation. It also has on display aircraft ranging from the golden age of aviation to the jet age, including Vietnamera Army helicopters and a Navy carrier fighter.

Clinton House Museum 930 W Clinton Dr, (479) 444-0066

The first home of the 42nd president of the U.S. offers a photographic and memorabilia peek into the Clinton’s life when they were proud residents of Fayetteville. You will also see campaign materials from his run for office.

Headquarters House 118 E Dickson St, (479) 521-2970

During the Civil War, this home was the headquarters for both the Union and Confederate armies. Today it is the headquarters for the Washington County Historical Society. Arrange for a tour of the home by calling 479-521-2970.

rogers Daisy Airgun Museum 202 W Walnut St, (479) 986-6873

The Rogers Daisy Airgun Museum is home to both the Daisy Air Rifle and the Daisy BB Gun. People of all ages enjoy this amazing collection. Older visitors can enjoy the Daisy models they used when they were younger, and youths get to see the latest in fascinating air guns, ammo and accessories. The gift shop has a limited selection of items that can only be purchased from the museum gift shop.

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s p r i n g da l e NWA Reptile Museum 809 East Emma Ave #B, (479) 544-4170

Rogers Historical Museum 322 South Second St, (479) 621-1154

This is a small museum with lots of history of the area. It is a super way to educate your kids about how things were done during the time of the city’s beginning, and up to and including the present. There are fun, hands on stations for the kids to learn and enjoy themselves. Great family, educational fun. Staff is patient and friendly.

p r ai r i e g r o v e Hindman Hall Museum (479) 846-2990

Museum and visitor center located on the grounds of the Battle of Prairie Grove State Park bring the history to life using interactive exhibits that interpret and detail the Battle of Prairie Grove. Learn stories about the battle, understand what part the landscape had to play, and hear about the devastating aftermath of the Civil War on the local community. Drive through the battle field, or walk the hallowed ground where more than 2700 men were killed.

Visit live animals. Bring your camera and take pictures as you see and touch a variety of live reptiles. See a very large Boa Constrictor, some little milk snakes or even a giant tree frog. A reptile lover’s paradise.

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History 118 W Johnson Ave, (479) 750-8165

The museum tells the history of NWA. It got its name from the pioneer community of Shiloh, which later became Springdale. The museum facilitates a research library, which houses a collection of over 500 thousand pictures. Also on the grounds are six buildings that highlight the lives of ordinary people who lived in the rural communities of the Ozarks. Additionally, there are also many permanent exhibits portraying the lives of these everyday NWA people.

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Top 5 Outdoor Adventure Shops in NWA If you or someone or else in your family like outdoor activities, the stores in NWA that cater to the outdoorsman maybe just the retail establishment you’re looking for. Gear for all types of outdoor sports and activities are stocked including fishing, hunting, camping, boating, archery, running, kayaking and much, much more is carried at these outdoor stores. Some are small independents and others are huge chains, but they all cater to the people who enjoy the outdoors. Check out the Top 5 Outdoor Adventure Shops in NWA below:



Gearhead Outfitters 608 W Dickson St, (479) 439-6146

Cabela’s 2300 S Promenade Blvd, (479) 616-1925

Gearhead Outfitters is widely known for their great customer service and willingness to take the time to put you in the gear that works for you. Patagonia, The North Face, Chaco, Birkenstock, Yeti, Merrell, Sorel and Mountain Khakis are just a few of the quality brands featured in all their stores. If you’re having foot problems, do yourself a favor and check out the remarkable customer service available to you at Gearhead’s. They have locations in Bentonville and Rogers too.

Pack Rat Outdoor Center 209 W Sunbridge Dr (479) 521-6340

With more than 80 brands to choose from, Pack Rat more than likely will have the items you need to make the most of your adventure in the outdoors. They are well stocked and experienced at bringing to the NWA community backpacking, travel, paddling, foot wear, clothing and climbing gear. Just ask any question about any of the products they sell, their customer service will either have the answer or find the answer for you.

Cabelas in Rogers is the ultimate outfitter whether you’re into fishing, hunting, camping, ATV’s, boats, archery and any activity that can be participated in outdoors. With 100,000 sq. ft. of space, a conservation mountain, gun library, boat shop, aquarium, cafe, fudge shop and bargain cave, you could easily spend the day in this wildly popular outdoor store.

s p r i n g da l e Lewis & Clark Outfitters 4915 S Thompson St, (479) 756-1344

Lewis & Clark has everything for the cyclist including bikes,clothing, footwear, gear and a full service bike shop. It also expertly outfits

Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters Evelyn Hills Shopping Center 1494 N College Ave (479) 521-7779

Uncle Sam’s has been serving the NWA area for 30 years. They have an fascinating mix of military surplus, clothing and accessories, outdoor sporting gear, backpacking, biking, rock climbing, hiking and caving gear. The store is jam packed with everything you might need to enjoy your outdoor excursion. Customer service is good.

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Top 10 Specialty Shops in NWA Looking for something unique, maybe even one-of-a-kind? You’ll probably find just what you’re looking for in a specialty gift shop. No big-box merchandise is in stock at these wonderful specialty stores. If you’re shopping for a person that is difficult to buy for, give one of the Top 10 NWA specialty gift shops below a try:


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Bleachers 110 E Central Ave, (479) 250-0296

Shindig Paperie 100 W Center St #5, (479) 521-1778

Bleachers exemplifies the creativity of a successful small business making it happen on the HIstoric Square in Downtown Bentonville. They sell quality NFL, NCAA, MLB, NBA and NASCAR apparel, your favorite team souvenirs, hiking and biking information, drink gear, Tim Ernst books and so much more in a unique sporting environment. The welcoming owners are typically on the floor to answer questions, and the rest of the staff is efficient and super friendly. This is definitely a terrific place to shop for the sports minded person in your life.

Junk Brands 1004 NW 11th St, (479) 715-4772

As the name suggests, Shindig’s is a paper company with many unique lines of greeting cards, personalized stationery, cards and gifts and invitations every conceivable occasion. They strive to stock lines that are American designed and produced. If you still love to send and receive a handwritten invitation, you will love this most unusual cozy little stationery store.

rogers Valere Rene Handbags 210 S 1st St, (479) 531-2243

Another unique specialty store operating out of Bentonville, Junk Brands is widely known for their trendsetting headbands. They also make Junk apparel, accessories and have a wide selection in their college and NBA stadium shop. In addition to their Bentonville retail store, they have an Photo Courtesy Arkansas Dept enormous online business. of Parks and Tourism

Rush Running 1600 SE J St #2, (479) 464-7866

The obvious choice for running and walking apparel, shoes and gear in NWA, Rush Running stocks more than 50 brands including all the top ranked brands that you love. A local, family owned store offering amazing customer service, which includes the use of Stride Analysis, a procedure that involves videoing you while you run on a treadmill. A sense of community and well being through running and walking is achieved in NWA by this company as it promotes these two individual sports.

three Dog Bakery 113 W Central Ave #101, (479) 268-5599

The original bakery for dogs, Three Dog Bakery offers all-natural, human quality, handmade treats for your canine friends. They also stock dog accessories including U.S. made rawhides and chews, training items, collars, leashes, beds, and furry friend novelty apparel. Dog owners love this store almost as much as their dogs.

Begun in the owner’s own dining room, this unique company designs and creates excellent-quality, handmade, fashionable lifestyle bags including totes, beach bags, makeup bags and custom handbags. Its customers rave about the beautiful designs, many even have a collection of Valerie Renee Handbags, and some have custom-made handbags. This is a beautiful store, stocked full of the bags and accessories you’ll love.

Russell Knives 2900 S 26th St, (479) 631-0055

A landmark along I-49 in Rogers, this award-winning company sells only the finest cutlery and is the oldest mail order knife company in the world. It is also the reigning authority on knives. Columbia River knife & Tool, Böker, Randall, Kershaw, Benchmade, Spyerdco, William Henry, Canal Street Cutlery and SOG are just some of the high-quality brands it sells. If you’re into knives, you must visit this unique store.

s p r i n g da l e Euna Mae’s 1503 Carley Rd, (479) 419-9690

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Euna Mae’s is a must-see housewares, grocery and kitchen supplies specialty store. You could easily spend the morning browsing the shelves looking for linens, dishware, cookware, gifts for the cook in your life, or hard-to-get jellies and jars of a good old southern kitchen staple, Chow chow. The store is warm and cozy and the owner knows how to dish out southern hospitality.

Fresh Harvest Tasting Room 512 Village Cir

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If you’re into healthy eating and you enjoy cooking, this place is a must visit for you. The oils, balsamics and staff are nothing short of outstanding. If you don’t know much about these items and would like to learn, the staff will gladly educate you. Fresh Harvest buys directly from the grower, enabling it to provide the freshest, most flavorful, and healthiest olive oils to be found at reasonable prices.

fayetteville Fayettechill 205 W Dickson St, (844) 244-6790

Moved and motivated by nature, Fayettechill creates and markets outdoor apparel for outdoor lovers who really want to experience their chosen outdoor activities in clothes designed for the outing. Their purpose driven clothes are comfortable, durable and fashionable. The Fayetteville store is a natural gathering place for NWA’s outdoor enthusiasts.

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Bathe 116 N Broadway St, Ste E, Siloam Springs, (479) 373-6363

This unique concept lets you create your signature scent, watch it being made into the various bath, body and pet products you regularly use when you bathe or shampoo your pet. Absolutely no harsh chemicals are used. Everything is simple, fresh and natural, which means no irritation to your beautiful skin. Try Bathe just once, and you may be hooked for life.

The Copper Pig 1364 E Augustine Ln B1, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 442-3790

The Copper Pig Gift Store in Fayetteville has a fun collection of eclectic gifts for every person and for every season. The staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the delightful merchandise. If you have someone to buy for, but don’t know what to get, the girls at The Copper Pig will help you find just the perfect gift.

Top 10 things to do in NWA

Keeping pace with the unparalleled growth of Northwest Arkansas, the things to do list is expanding every quarter. Visitors are flocking here from all over the world, newcomers are coming in droves to fill corporate jobs and residential building is clipping along at a rapid pace. Did you know that 4.6 million people visit the region annually and there are more than 500 thousand that are permanent residents? All of these people are looking for things to do, and NWA does not disappoint. Check out the Top 10 things to do below to experience the best of what this tiny corner of the state has to offer: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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Considered the top attraction of Northwest Arkansas, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a stunning 1.2 billion dollar wonder founded by Alice Walton, daughter of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart. Five centuries of American art are on display in the museum proper. Additionally, the beautiful rolling woodlands of the surrounding grounds also feature other American art. The amazeum is an exciting interactive museum for children, the young at heart and families. Children of all ages are inspired to learn as they engage with the various exhibits. Learn while playing is the idea. Kids love this place and beg to return again and again.

Walmart Museum

Located on the historic downtown Bentonville square, the Walmart Museum combines a working 5 & 10 store, a museum about the history of Walmart and its founder, Sam Walton and the Sparks Cafe, an old-time soda fountain. Prices are reasonable and the ice cream is yummy.

This modern 459-acre retreat for wildlife gives refuge to more than 130 big cats and other large animals, most of them victems of the exoitic pet animal trade. Turpentine gives a lifetime home to the animals is rescues. Guided tours are available every hour, and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can stay in one of the Safari lodges located on the premises. Great family fun! Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers offers upscale shopping, The Historic Downtown District in Eureka Springs is characterized by many unusual shops, art galleries, unique restaurants and delightful B&B’s and historic hotels. Fayetteville is home to the Northwest Arkansas Mall with more than 100 specialty stores. Boutiques both trendy and classic are scattered throughout the region as are fine antique stores and huge well organized flea markets and resale stores.

Culinary Opportunities Extraordinaire

You don’t have to be a foodie to enjoy all the culinary opportunities in NWA. Bentonville, Eureka Springs, and Fayetteville all have world-class chefs busy turning out signature dishes at premier dining destinations. In addition, the recently opened 8th Market District and the NWACC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program will support and enhance the exploding food scene in Northwest Arkansas.

Walton Arts Center

See and hear worldclass artists from around the world in this premier performing arts center. Located on famed Dickson Street in Fayetteville and close to the University of Arkansas campus, the Walton Art Center is the epicenter for the arts in Northwest Arkansas..

Dickson Street

Considered one of the top two entertainment districts in Arkansas, Dickson Street is not only photo credit: home to the Walton Arts Arkansas Tourism Center, but it is also home to a diverse collection of delightful bars, unique shops and excellent restaurants.


NWA is home to hundreds of miles of single track, multi-use and paved trails including some IMBA sanctioned trails. Trails like Slaughter Pen, Mount Kessler, Lake Bella Vista, Thunder Chicken, Lake Atalanta, Mount Sequoyah Woods, The Back Forty and the 36-mile Razorback Greenway offer riding opportunities for every skill level. Experience the amazing beauty of the Ozarks as you ride with the wind on your skin and through your hair. Good bike shops are plentiful and most rent bikes.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n The Jones Center

A 220,000 sq. ft. indoor recreational facility which includes an ice rink, two pools, fitness center and gym and soccer court. All are welcome.


If you enjoy sports, you’ll be in hog heaven watching the worldfamous Razorbacks play football and basketball, but if baseball is more to your liking, be sure to catch the Arkansas Naturals, a Minor League team based in Springdale.

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Top 10 thrift stores in NWA Northwest Arkansas has many thrift stores benefiting many worthy organizations and causes. Clothing, accessories, shoes, household items, home decor, furniture and much more can be found at these well-stocked, convenient and affordable stores. Shop the Top 10 list below for the best thrift stores in NWA:



DEB Project Deserving Enriched & Blessed- Thrift Boutique 1140 N Walton, (479) 544-9397

Goodwill in Rogers 4301 Pleasant Crossing Blvd, (479) 636-0257

A wonderful non-profit that supports the children of Northwest Arkansas with clothing and accessories. Want to shop for top quality clothing at bargain basement prices and have the proceeds go towards helping NWA children in need, shop this spotless, well organized thrift store.

Helping Hands 320 Airport Rd, (479) 273-2511

Helping Hands of Bentonville sells good to new quality clothing, shoes, jewelry and other accessories, household items and more. This store helps Benton County residents in need and its sister project, the Food Pantry Garden, helps feed some 900 families each month. Great cause and really good items at reasonable prices.

Goodwill in Rogers is a huge, clean, well laid out store. You can find clothing for men, women and children, household goods, home decor, furniture and more at this fantastic new store.

Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, Thrift Store 1622 S 8th St, (479) 621-6116

This thrift store benefits the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, which provides many services and shelter to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Items sold are clean women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, photo credit: shoes, furniture, household DEB project goods and appliances.

Samaritan House Rogers 2115 W. Walnut in Rogers

The Samaritan Shop benefits the hurting and hungry of Northwest Arkansas. You’ll find bargains almost every single time you come in. Items sold are clean clothing, furniture, appliances, seasonal decor, books, exercise equipment, framed art work and much more.

eureka springs The Good Shepherd Humane Society Thrift Shop 124 W. Van Buren, (479) 253-9115

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Another quality thrift shop that benefits the Good Shepherd Humane Society, a non-profit, no kill dog and cat shelter dedicated to saving the lives of every adoptable dog and cat in the Eureka Springs area. Clothing, furniture, jewelry, art, collectibles and other seasonal items are currently being sold. If you love animals, why not shop here first?

fayetteville Beautiful Lives Boutique 1108 N. College Ave, (479) 601-7277

Beautiful Lives Boutique in Fayetteville is a nonprofit women’s thrift shop & and upscale boutique benefiting hurting women and children near, and as far away as Kenya. Lovely, gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories can found here.

Peace at Home Family Shelter 1200 North Garland Ave., (479) 973-9571

Peace at Home Family Thrift shop benefits the Peace at Home Family Shelter, which provides emergency shelter and supportive services to those fleeing domestic violence and their children. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, furniture, clean linens, household items, accent pieces, books, working small appliances and seasonal items are sold.

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Arkansas Council of the Blind Thrift Store 419 E Robinson Ave, (479) 756-3908

This thrift store benefits the Arkansas Council of the Blind. Items sold are varied and include clothing, shoes, tools, furniture and more.

Compassion NWA 2407 S Thompson St, (479) 717-5662

Sponsored by Cross Church, Compassion NWA’s, a 501c3 non profit, mission is to give 100% of its proceeds after operational expenses back to the community through various impact programs including its Free 2 Be program. Sale items are donated by individuals as well as companies, and many are new.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Potter’s House 2101 Highway 412 E, Siloam Springs, AR, (479) 373-6373

Great place to find deep discounts on furniture, mattresses, clothing, home decor, hats, framed artwork, books, seasonal items and more. Sales are held often and inventory turns over quickly.

Top weekend getaways Time is of paramount importance when you want to spend the weekend away from the hustle and busyness of life. The many getaway opportunities NWA affords make it easy to plan and execute a quick and relaxing weekend without the necessity of long travel times. Within minutes or no more than an hour or two drive, you’ll find excellent weekend getaway options. Look at the Top 10 list below to find the mini-vacation of your dreams:

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Located just 49 miles from Eureka Springs and nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Branson, Missouri offers top notch, family friendly entertainment. Enjoy more than 100 live shows, and take the family to famed Silver Dollar City.

Beautiful Hot Springs, located in the stunning Quachita Mountains is set among several natural springs. Activities for every member of the family are available including museums, shopping, history, fine art, spas and baths, sports, gaming, theatre, outdoors, nightlife, dining and Lake Hamilton activities. For a fun weekend getaway for families, couples, groups, nature lovers and history buffs, visit Hot Springs.

e u r eka s p r in g s , A r kansas Eureka’s Historic Downtown Shopping District offers more than 100 specialty shops where you can literally shop til you drop, rest a few minutes, and then stroll the cobble-stoned streets and learn about the history and architecture of this beautiful, little Alpine-like village. Stay at one of the many B & B’s, tree houses, cabins or historic hotels. Conveniently located less than an hour’s drive from Bentonville, there are several gourmet restaurants to satisfy even the most sophisticated palate.

t u l sa , o k l ah o ma Located only an hour-and-a-half from Bentonville, Tulsa is particularly known for its fine Entertainment District offering nine blocks of trendy pubs and nightspots, unique shopping opportunities and superb eating establishments. Additionally, the Gilcrease museum, Tulsa Zoo and Indian casinos are located in the area..

c A S S V I LL E , m I S S OUR I Roaring River State Park 12716 FR 1090, Cassville, MO (479) 847-2539

With one of the premier trout fisheries in the country, the park offers some of the most stunning scenery and amazing trout fishing to be found in the region. Trails, lodging options and campsites are all offered. The park offers fun for people of all ages.

l i t t l e r o c k , a r kasas Little Rock is home to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. Even if you think your kids won’t enjoy it, take them anyway, they will have fun while they are learning. Additionally, the Little Rock Zoo is highly acclaimed and has a large selection of animals. Before you leave the city, take a ride on one of the vintage replica electric cars in the River Rail system.

a l t u s , a r kansas Located just an hour-and-a-half from Rogers and in the foothills of the spectacular Ozarks, Altus is the heart of the state’s wine country. Explore and taste the wine of four different wineries on this scenic weekend getaway. Each one offers a free tour and wine tasting opportunities. Some offer additional amenities including a restaurant, B&B, museum, RV parking, wedding package, and gift shop.

wes t si l o am s p r in g s , o k l ah o ma Home to the Cherokee Casino and Hotel, one of the best Indian casinos in Oklahoma, where you may try your hand at Texas Hold ‘Em, Blackjack, Omaha Poker, Seven-Card Stud and Poker, but if cards are not your thing, there are the slots. Ninety percent of the casino floor is devoted to slots. The casino also has a business center, Internet, restaurant, nightclub and it’s pet friendly.

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Top 10 Wine Bars in NWA

Wine bars in NWA offer relaxing atmospheres, top wine choices including wines of the region, scrumptious bar snacks and comfortable places to gather and catch-up with friends. Looking for a unique ambiance that suits your personality? You’ll find just the atmosphere you’re after at one of the Top 10 wine bars listed below:

bentonville Two25 Gallery and Wine Bar 225 S Main St, (479) 464-9463

This lively Bentonville spot offers a delightful mix of local and regional art, wine, live music, comedy, culinary art, Broadway sing a longs, friendly staff, “Nosh” boards and a wonderful welcoming environment. Have a glass of wine, a bite to eat and Friday and Saturday night live music on the deck. Excellent choice for a date night or an evening relaxing with friends. Two25 may be reserved for special events, parties, business meetings or other events.

Ramo d’Olivo 217 S Main St, (479) 715-6053

This New York-like trendy spot features specialty olive oils and balsamics, an extensive list of wines, local craft beers, a fun outdoor deck and patio, live music, tasty bites, amazing owners and friendly knowledgeable staff, outstanding deli and great location. Wine down Wednesdays offers wine by the glass for $1.00 off. Spaghetti night is on Mondays. There’s live music on the patio (check our Things To Do List for schedule). Ramo’s may be reserved for get togethers, weddings, meetings or other events. A must visit place for so many reasons.

Grotto features a seasonally inspired food menu, and an amazing wine, beer and cocktail selection with some wines being on tap. Professional Mixologists enjoy whipping up drinks including their Moscow Mules served in copper mugs, and their Fresh Mint Mojitos. Some Gluten Free beer is available. This place is top-notch from the ambiance to the food to the libations to the professional and impeccable service.

fayetteville Bordinos Restaurant & Wine Bar 310 W Dickson St, (479) 527-6795

Bordinos, an award-winning restaurant, is known for its chic environment, delicious classic and eclectic menu, wine, mixed drinks, beer, and weekend brunch. Their wine selection is beyond extensive, it is almost limitless, and you may buy it by the glass, flight, half bottle and full bottle.

Vetro 1925 Ristorante 17 E Center St, (479) 966-9649

Vetro 1925 offers refined Italian food and fine wines from around the world. More than 95 wines are available at any given time, making it easy for your server to suggest just the right one for your particular meal. If you enjoy exceptional Italian food paired with an excellent wine, Vetro 1925 is a must for you. Reservations are available via opentable.com.


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Brick Street Brews 208 W Walnut St, (479) 633-8483

The Stone House 89 S Main St, (479) 363-6411

Looking for a fantastic little wine and cheese bar? Owners, Rob and Amanda, feature amazing wines with cheese pairings, and good music on Friday nights at The Stone House. This is a terrific place to gather with friends.

Grotto Wood-Fired Grill and Wine Cave 10 Center St, (479) 363-6431

This is a wonderful place to enjoy craft beer from some of our awesome NWA breweries and fine wines from around the world while watching a game or listening to live music when there’s someone there to play (call ahead to see about the music). Cozy, convenient and fun downtown Rogers establishment. Food is bring-your-own.

s i l oa m s p r i n g s Creekside Taproom 100-2 East Alpine St, (479) 549-4000

Serving beer and wine from breweries and wineries in the NWA area, the Creekside Taproom is a fantastic place to kick back and relax with family and friends. No food is served, but you can bring your own.

s p r i n g da l e Sassafras Springs Vineyard 6461 E Guy Terry Rd, (479) 419-4999

Away from the busy energy of the cities, Sassafras Springs Vineyard has a fabulous wooded event venue, wonderful tasting room featuring wines and beer from the region and wines from around the world. Wine tasting flights are offered daily. This is a great place to meet with friends for a glass of wine and some great conversation. Staff is very efficient and friendly.

Tontitown Winery 335 N Barrington Rd, (479) 361-8700

The Tontitown Winery is located in an old 1917 home called the Taldo House. The wine tasting room is open 7 days a week and offers local wines made from Tontitown grown grapes. There is also a History Room devoted to the winemaking traditions of the Italians who founded the city of Tontitown.

h o n o r a b l e m e n t io n Cork & Keg 509 W Spring St, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 966-4383

Located adjacent to the Walton Arts Center Parking Lot on the corner of West and Spring, the Cork and Keg is a favorite place to enjoy food and drinks before or after a show, and it’s a terrific place for happy hour every night of the week. Wines are available by the half glass, glass or bottle. Vintage cocktails and craft beer are also available. Wine connoisseurs of all ages gather here to talk wine.

The Preacher’s Son 201 NW A St, Bentonville, AR, (479) 445-6065 The Preacher’s Son in Bentonville offers an extensive wine list and

includes wines on tap, by the glass or by the bottle. Your server is pleased to suggest wine pairings for your meal selection. Being housed in a restored church, the restaurant’s ambiance is characterized by beauty and serenity. Reservations are available via opentable.com.

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Top 10 B & B’s in NWA Delightful, comfortable, convenient, friendly and talented innkeepers, amazing breakfasts, relaxing. These are all terms that describe the best B&Bs, and these words easily describe the Top 10 NWA bed and breakfasts on the list below:


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The Victoria Bed & Breakfast

Cliff Cottage Inn

Just as the name states, The Victoria Bed & Breakfast exudes a Victorian charm for each person who enters. Not only is it spacious, but it also adjoins the opening of Bentonville’s famous Crystal Bridges Art Museum. With a delightful breakfast and endless coffee, The Victoria Bed & Breakfast is a wise choice for anyone who is in need of a comfortable break.

Cozy and quiet but still in walking distance to your favorite places to shop and dine, this getaway cottage is located in the heart of downtown Eureka Springs. With a gourmet breakfast delivered right to your suite, your choice of an individual cottage or an artist’s studio, and a complimentary beverage bar that features teas, coffees, or hot chocolate, your stay at Cliff Cottage Inn will undoubtedly be one to remember.

306 N Main St, (479) 273-3232

42 Armstrong, (479) 253-7409

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Heartstone Inn B&B & Cottages

The Inn at Bella Vista

Heartstone Inn B & B has various rooms and suites for you to choose from, along with a gracious welcome from the hosts who provide you with a gourmet breakfast each morning. Rooms offer chocolates, wine, and a private balcony that allows you time to unwind.

101 Chelsea Rd, (479) 876-5645

At 9,000 square feet, The Inn at Bella Vista offers a considerable amount of peace and tranquility and provides a view that overlooks the gorgeous mountains of Bella Vista. Its cordial hosts and location, a short distance from all of Bella Vista’s amenities, make it a great place to stay.

fayetteville The Dickson Street Inn

301 W Dickson St, (479) 695-2100

Located on famed Dickson Street in the heartbeat of Fayetteville’s entertainment district and within walking distance of some of the city’s most highly acclaimed attractions including the U of A, Walton Arts Center, and the Fayetteville square, The Dickson Street Inn is a top choice for visitors. The inn offers it’s guests warm comfortable rooms, a friendly accommodating staff, delicious plentiful continental breakfasts, a full service concierge service, and a lounge and decks for unwinding and many other outstanding amenities. Whether visiting Fayetteville for business or pleasure, you’ll be pleased that you booked your stay at this charming little 10-room boutique hotel.

Pratt Place Inn & Barn

2231 W Markham Rd, (479) 966-4441

Whether you are in need of a rustic barn wedding, an outstanding place to tailgate during football season, or simply just a weekend break, Pratt Place Inn & Barn is the place for you. With multiple guest rooms and an intimate cottage, this elegant inn is stretched across 140 acres and offers easy access to rivers, parks, festivals, museums, and more!

eureka springs 5 Ojo Inn Bed Breakfast 5 Ojo St, Eureka Springs, AR

(479) 253-6734 Situated on a acre of beautiful Ozarks land and only about a six minute walk from downtown, this lovely 1887 upscale, nine room B&B has all the modern amenities you would expect in to have in premier lodgings. Breakfasts are made from scratch every morning from only the freshest of ingredients. Hosts are friendly and knowledgeable about the area and things to do. Comfortable wrap around porches offer welcoming places to relax and read or just soak up the atmosphere. If you want to be pampered surrounded by old world charm, this is the place for you.

35 Kings Highway, (479) 253-8916

Hidden Springs Bed & Breakfast 23 Hillside Ave, (479) 253-8688

Located only four minutes from downtown, this 1902 Toby House B&B offers comfortable, well-appointed rooms, exterior private entrances, lovely deck & garden, freshly prepared breakfast delivered to your room daily at a time of your choosing, on site wedding specialist, and quiet relaxing atmosphere. Guests rave about this lovely accommodation, and often return year after year to recapture the experience of years gone by. Rock Cottage Gardens Bed & Breakfast Inn

10 Eugenia St, (479) 253-8659

Wonderful warm and cozy rock cottages, delicious accommodating breakfasts, delightful thoughtful hosts, wedding chapel and arrangements and so much more characterize this award winning B & B. Situated in a garden-like setting and close to downtown Eureka, Springs shopping, this is perfect for celebrating any occasion. Stay once, and you’re likely to make it a habit.

s i l oa m s p r i n g s Inn at the Springs

201 W University St, (479) 373-1897

Located in downtown Siloam Springs, this lovely Bed and Breakfast is within walking distance to John Brown University and delightful dining and shopping. Radiating old world charm from every room including the Sweetwater Tavern, a restaurant and full bar, this enchanting B & B features balconies off all rooms with views of the springs. It’s the perfect setting for weddings and other events.

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Top 10 extended stay hotels in nWA Guests look for a place where they can feel at home when they are away from home, and extended stay hotels meet that need. Typically these accommodations provide a place and a means for socializing with other guests. Barbecue grills are often provided so guests can enjoy a cookout, much like they would if they were at home. The Top 10 extended stay hotels below offer comfort, convenience and the opportunity to visit with fellow travelers.



Comfort Inn Crystal Bridges Bentonville 3001 NE 11th St, (479) 254-7800 South Walton Suites 1120 S Walton Blvd, (479) 845-4600 Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bentonville 911 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 271-6699

Homewood Suites 4302 W. Walnut St, (479) 636-5656 Staybridge Suites Bentonville - Rogers 1801 S 52nd St, (479) 845-5701 Mainstay Suites 301 S 45th St, Rogers, AR 72758 (479) 636-3232 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson 4304 W Walnut St, (479) 633-0055

fayetteville Candlewood Suites Fayetteville-Univ of Arkansas 2270 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, (479) 856-6262

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s p r i n g da l e TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fayetteville North/Springdale 5437 S 48th St, (479) 966-4400 Residence Inn by Marriott Springdale 1740 S 48th St, (479) 872-9100

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There is nothing better than an outstanding hotel with a great bar when you’ve had a long, hard day filled with travel and meetings. These hotels offer the convenience of checking in and staying put for the night, and they also provide a place to carry on business after normal business hours. The hotels on the Top 10 list below have great bars, friendly service and comfortable accommodations: copy

bentonville - 21 C - Courtyard Bentonville - DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Bentonville - Four Points By Sheraton - Hilton Garden Inn - South Walton Suites

eureka springs - The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa - Basin Park Magnuson Grand - Grand Central Hotel & Spa

fayetteville - Chancellor - Staybridge Suites Fayetteville/Univ Of Arkansas - The Inn at Carnall Hall - Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville

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Aloft Embassy Suites Holiday Inn & Suites Homewood Suites Hyatt Place

s p r i n g da l e - DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Springdale - Holiday Inn Springdale/Fayetteville Area

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Pet Friendly Hotels in NWA Many would not think of traveling without their pet, and Fido and Fluffy love the idea too. While not every hotel accommodates felines and canines, many do offer lodging to well behaved pets. Typically there are extra fees involved and many also have weight restrictions too. The best practice is to call ahead to make sure your reservation includes accommodations for your particular pet. Check out the Top 10 NWA hotels below for great lodging for the “entire� family.

bentonville 21 C Comfort Suites Courtyard Days Inn Econo Lodge Inn & Suites La Quinta Inn & Suites Microtel Inn Motel 6 Simmons Suites Home-Towne Suites Super 8 TownPlace Suites Value Place Wingate by Wyndham

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5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast Arsenic and Old Lace Basin Park Magnuson Grand Best Western Eureka Inn Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Kettle Campground & Cabins Main Street Inn Motel 62 Eureka Springs Pond Mountain Lodge & Resort Quality Inn of Eureka Springs Stone Meadow Resort The Retreat at Sky Ridge The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa Travelodge Eureka Springs

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Aloft Candlewood Suites Country Inn & Suites Embassy Suites Homewood Suites Horseshoe Bend Campground Hyatt Place Lost Bridge North Campground Microtel Inn & Suites Prairie Creek Campground Residence Inn by Marriott Staybridge Suites


Candlewood Suites Comfort Inn & Suites Econo Lodge Laquinta Inn and Suites Motel 6 Sleep Inn Southgate RV Park Staybridge Suites The Chancellor Hotel Towneplace Suites

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Extended Stay America Hampton Inn Holiday Inn La Quinta Inn Residence Inn


(479) 273-7100 2301 Oakwood Ave. l Bentonville, AR 72712

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top Unique Accommodations in NWA Northwest Arkansas has a plethora of one-of-a-kind accommodations. Does staying in a cabin on a wildlife refuge tickle your fancy? How about staying in a treehouse or maybe a haunted hotel or a castle? You can find all these and many more among the Top 10 unique accommodations below:

bentonville 21c Museum Hotel 200 Northeast A Street, (479) 286-6500 This is an elite 104-room boutique hotel. It houses a contemporary art museum, a cultural civic center, and a world class restaurant, The Hive. Relatively new, it offers some of the finest accommodations in the world. 21c is located on the northeast corner of the Historic Bentonville Square and is within walking distance to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Definitely a hot hotel for hip people!

eureka springs Eureka Springs Treehouses, Caves, Castles & hOBBITS 526 W Van Buren, (479) 253-9493 Located only 1.8 miles from Eureka Springs’ Historic District, this lodging is an exciting change from the chain accommodations you’ve stayed in before. These offer romance, fun and adventure. Be sure to check out their romantic packages. The Treehouses - Are surrounded by trees and are situated on top of cedar logs. Whichever theme you choose from Venice to New York, a visit to your deck will seem like you are in a forest. The Hobbit Caves - Whisk you away to a magical time when you will feel you’re in a romantic magical cocoon. The Castles - Designed after a 1600 century Castle, you’ll be transported to the time of romantic fairytales and secret passage ways that take you to the romantic jacuzzi tower. Livingston Junction Cabooses 1 Stonehaven Lane, (479) 253-7143 Recently restored and renovated, staying in one of the cabooses takes you back to yesteryear when traveling by rail was a common way to travel. Each caboose has its own private driveway, an outdoor hot tub on the large deck with hammock, grill and outdoor furniture. Mini-fridge, sink and microwave are included. They are cozy and comfortable and are surprisingly roomy. The Crescent (Haunted) 75 Prospect Ave, (800) 342-9766 Known as America’s most haunted hotel, The Crescent is located only 1 mile from Eureka Springs’ Shopping and Historic District. There are nightly ghost tours and videos. Amenities include spa, sky bar, seasonal pool and year-round hot tub. Things to do include trails that connect to the city trails, mountain biking, walking the promenade of the Elite neighborhood, visiting Harmon Park, which offers skate boarding, picnic area, kid’s playground and hiking. On the 4th floor there are archives of the hotel’s history. The Grand Tree House Resort 350 W Van Buren, (479) 253-8733 Located just 1 mile from Eureka Springs’ Historic District and only 2.1 miles from the Pine Mountain Theater, The Grand Tree House Resort is an upscale resort. The treehouses are built on stilts. They all come complete with kitchenettes equipped with toasters, mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. In addition, they have flat-screen TVs, DVD players, stereo systems and whirlpool tubs. Parking is free. Trolley stop is across the street. Treehouse Cottages 165 W Van Buren, (479) 253-8667 These beautiful hand-built cottages are nestled in the treetops less than a mile from Eureka’s historic district with its many shopping

e u r eka s p r in g s ( C o n t . ) opportunities and unique restaurants. There is also a 2nd location about a mile away. The cottages feature whirlpool tubs, hardwood floors, Persian rugs, handmade tiles, fireplaces, HDTVs and Wifi, and kitchenettes. One location has a stone terrace with a garden and waterfall that would be perfect for weddings, and the other location offers a private hiking trail. Guests rave about this place, saying the attention to detail is refreshing. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, (479) 253-5841 Sleep with the sounds of big cats roaring in the night. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge offers one of the most unique lodging opportunities in the country. Lodges have exotic names like Congo, Safari Lodge and Kalahari – Safari Lodge, and each lodge is decorated to reflect its name. The Refuge not only rescues big cats and other large animals from all over the country, they are busy educating the public about the conservation of these wonderful animals. Once you visit the Refuge, you will be committed to helping this non-profit organization in its rescue and education efforts.

fayetteville Inn at Carnall Hall 465 N. Arkansas Ave, 479) 582-0400 This is a unique boutique inn located on the campus of the University of Arkansas. It was the first women’s dormitory on campus. The Inn at Carnall Hall is located about a mile from downtown Fayetteville and just a short walk from famed Dickson Street nightlife. The rooms feature traditional decor, Flat-Screen HDTVs, and WiFi access. Some rooms also offer Jacuzzi tubs, work desks and sitting areas. Additionally, some offer spectacular views of the Old Main lawn with examples of every type of tree known to grow in Arkansas. The Inn at Carnall Hall strives to give every guest a taste of the best of Southern Hospitality. Ella’s restaurant features award-winning cuisine and serves 3 meals a day. Lambeth Lounge serves the Inn’s own private label wine, and the porches have relaxing rockers. The entire facility is smoke-free.

s p r i n g da l e Inn at the Mill 3906 Johnson Mill Blvd, (479) 443-1800 Described as a delightful mix of a comfortable hotel and a B & B, this is an Ascend Collection Hotel with 46 recently renovated rooms. Not far off Interstate 49, it is a modern wood-framed structure attached to a 19th-century water mill. Located less than 10 minutes from Fayetteville and about 15 minutes from Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club, amenities include sitting areas, Flat-Screen TVs and free WiFi. Each room is individually-decorated and may include marble bathrooms, antique furnishings, Jacuzzis, lofts and balconies, depending on the room. A contemporary, award-winning restaurant serves modern international cuisine. The continental breakfast is free. The staff is friendly, efficient, and helpful. During football season this place is booked solid, some people even book rooms a year in advance.

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Top 10 World Class Accommodations in NWA Stunningly beautiful surroundings and luxury accommodations to rival the best in the world can be found in Northwest Arkansas. The 21c Art Museum Hotel located just steps from the entrance to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a 1.2 billion dollar museum founded by Alice Walton is just one example of the Top 10 world class accommodations you’ll find on the Top 10 list below:



21c Art Museum Hotel 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6500

Chancellor Hotel 70 N East Ave, (479) 442-5555

Located within walking distance to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21c is a 104-room elite boutique hotel with a contemporary art museum, cultural civic center, and a world-class restaurant.

Doubletree Suites 301 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 845-7770

Home of a warm welcome and a tasty chocolate chip cookie. This is a beautiful all-suite hotel offering many amenities including restaurant, lounge, bar, pool, gift shop and fitness room.

The Victoria B and B 306 N Main St, (479) 273-3232

Exuding Victorian era charm, this spacious B&B offers a comfortable stay in gorgeous Bentonville surroundings. You can expect to be treated like royalty when you choose to stay at The Victoria, which adjoins the pedestrian entrance to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The breakfasts are fabulous, and include hand squeezed orange juice, fresh seasonal fruit, waffles, omelets, and endless hot flavorful coffee.

bella vista Cedar Lodge 18 Mason Ln, (479) 250-3124

Boasting 7 comfortable beautifully decorated bedrooms, this rustic but luxurious Lake Loch Lomond lakefront lodge is perfect for business retreats and family reunions, gatherings and other events. Tastefully furnished with many antiques and collectibles, the lodge has many desirable amenities including a fabulous boat dock and deck, kayaks & canoes, a picturesque living, dining and bar area, several decks, covered cabana, pool table, Foosball, 120” home theater projection system, game room, hot tub and sauna. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is only 20 minutes away.

eureka springs 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa 75 Prospect Ave, (800) 342-9766

The Crescent is said to be America’s most haunted hotel. Situated on 15 acres of beautiful Ozark Mountain woodlands, and built in 1886, this Victorian hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America. Beautiful, comfortable guest rooms, spa, pool, The Crystal Dining Room, Sky Bar Gourmet Pizza, Champagne Sunday Brunch, Crescent Confections, hiking trails, and Ghost Tours make this wonderful restored hotel a top choice.

Angel at Rose Hall Bed and Breakfast 46 Hillside Ave, (479) 253-5405

Located only 1.2 miles from the historic district of Eureka Springs, this plush modern Victorian-style B&B offers luxury suites, stunning balcony views, grand gourmet breakfasts in the communal dining room, warm knowledgeable hosts, and hot tubs. Wedding, elopement and getaway packages are available.

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Fayetteville’s newest luxury hotel in downtown Fayetteville and adjacent to the U of A offers stylish, modern, comfortable accommodations and amenities to rival the best anywhere. The rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed. Amenities include modern furnishings with pillow-top beds, complimentary highspeed wireless Internet access, business center, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, casual dining at the 6494 Bistro & Lounge, modern fitness center, concierge and room service. Be sure to check their incredible luxury suites.

Pratt Place Inn & Barn 2231 W Markham Rd, (479) 966-4441

Stretched across 140 acres, and offering easy access to rivers, parks, festivals, museums, Arkansas Razorback tailgating and more, the Pratt Place Inn has seven luxury suites featuring pillow-top beds, Persian rugs, Qing dynasty wedding chests, private verandas and marble bathrooms with walk-in showers. The inn also offers a concierge service to satisfy your every whim, three parlors, a cigar room and a lounge. The Barn has a 400-person capacity and provides the ideal setting for a wedding or other special gathering or event.

rogers Embassy Suites 3303 S Pinnacle Hills Pkwy, (479) 254-8400

Adjoining the John Q. Hammons Convention Center, this upscale, modern all-suite hotel offers every convenience imaginable including complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts, appetizers and beverages (served at the nightly Evening Reception). There’s also a fitness room, indoor and outdoor pools, snack and gift shop, concierge and valet service, bistro, 7-room spa, and full-service business center. Terrific place to stay or to host an event!

s p r i n g da l e / f a y e t t e v i l l e Inn at the Mill 3906 Great House Springs Rd, (479) 443-1800

This beautiful boutique hotel located just off I-49 in Springdale is attached to a 19th century water mill and has 46 recently renovated smoke free rooms. In addition, there’s a free continental breakfast, and a restaurant where locals love to relax and talk. Only 10 minutes from Fayetteville, the hotel is popular with visiting Arkansas Razorback fans.

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