David Yerby
The Fold: Botanas & Bar offers diners an eclectic vibe and delicious margaritas, perfect for enjoying a sunny day in Riverdale.

Riverdale is known for being a lot of things, including its role as the city’s design district. But what lures most people to this neighborhood are the incredible dining options (some with beautiful river views) and ample outdoor recreation opportunities.

Located in the city’s north-central area, Riverdale is home to the corporate headquarters of Dillard’s Department Stores. The neighborhood also houses Cajun’s Wharf, which has earned Little Rock landmark status for its many years as a restaurant and bar offering gorgeous riverfront views.

Golf at Rebsamen Park, cycling on the Big Dam Bridge, fetch with Fido at the riverfront dog park, live music at Cajun’s Wharf and dinner overlooking the banks and bluffs of the Arkansas River at Brave New Restaurant—it’s boundaries may not be far-reaching, but its small size conceals local treasures.

Murray Park, in particular, boasts soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, a large fenced dog park, a boat dock and pavilions. The city’s acclaimed 17-mile Arkansas River Trail runs through Riverdale; and its portion of the trail includes the famous Big Dam Bridge—a must see for any visitor. Take a bike ride to its center for an incredible photo op or keep pedaling across to experience North Little Rock’s Burns Park.

Vince Palermo
Find the perfect modern home accessory at The Urban Pad. The home furnishings boutique offers one-of-a-kind conversation pieces including rugs, furniture, accessories, art and lighting.

While visiting the “design district,” shop for décor, furniture and antiques — Fabulous Finds and Cynthia East Fabrics are two fun places

A few don’t-miss restaurants in this dining hub include The Faded Rose, known for its authentic Cajun cuisine; The Fold, a hip hangout known for its tacos; Chi’s serves up incredible dim sum; and Whole Hog Cafe, a world-famous barbecue joint popular for its incredible ribs, pulled meats, sides and signature sauces.

At 4,226 feet in length, the Big Dam Bridge is the longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge in North America built solely for that purpose. Eight observation areas offer views from as high up as 90 feet above the river.


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Places To Eat

  • Chi’s Dimsum & Bistro
  • The Faded Rose
  • The Fold: Botanas & Bar
  • Whole Hog Cafe

Places To Play

  • The Fold: Botanas & Bar