Wendy Kelley
For traditional Southern comfort food, look no further than Cathead's Diner. The restaurant is set to open this spring and is already causing a buzz with its pulled pork doughnut sandwich.

No trip to the Greater Little Rock area would be complete without indulging in Southern favorites like sweet tea; fried food; dishes made with fresh, local ingredients; and some of the best barbecue you’ll find anywhere. Whole Hog Café’s award-winning ribs, in particular, are wildly popular. Meanwhile, new kids on the block Cache, Buenos Aires Grill & Cafe and Petit & Keet are stirring up buzz for unique and delicious dishes.

While the bad news is you’ll have a tough time deciding where to start your dining adventure, the good news is that Little Rock’s long list of options includes many interesting and award-winning menus spanning all kinds of cuisine. And no matter what you choose, you’ll find something Southern at every restaurant — the hospitality.

American/Continental

42 Bar and Table at the Clinton Presidential Center
1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 537-0042
Most popular menu item: The Presidential Club

Our renowned on-site restaurant, 42 bar and table, offers a variety of dining selections for Clinton Center visitors and locals alike. Featuring unparalleled views of the lighted pedestrian bridge and a menu with a delicious blend of local favorites and internationally-inspired cuisine, 42 bar and table ensures a presidential experience for every guest. Admission fees are NOT required to dine at 42 bar and table and free valet parking is available during dinner hours. Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday; Dinner: 4:30-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; Bar: 4:30 p.m.-midnight Thursday-Saturday.


@ The Corner - A Modern Diner
201 E. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 400-8458
Most popular menu items: Breakfast - Up & @ ‘Em; Lunch - The Corner Poutine

@ The Corner is a family owned restaurant operated by three sisters and a mother who have taken the old-school diner feel and matched it with modern expectations of cuisine: Fresh, local, farm-to-table ingredients with innovative menus for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch. Open Tuesday-Friday (Breakfast 7-10:30 a.m., Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m.); Weekend Brunch (Saturday 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.).


All Aboard Restaurant & Grill
6813 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 975-7401

Unique dining experience — All Aboard custom-built trains travel overhead and deliver fresh and healthy meals directly to your table. All Aboard is family friendly with healthy and gluten-friendly options. Open 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.


Athletic Club Sports Bar & Grill
11301 Financial Center Parkway, Little Rock
(501) 312-9000
Most popular menu items: Pizza, chicken quesadilla

Serving lunch and dinner, the Athletic Club Bar & Grill features fresh pastas, salads, sandwiches and regional favorites. With two huge-screens, 10 televisions and complete satellite coverage, the bar covers virtually every major sporting event and is a great place for a watch party. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.


Big Orange: Burgers, Salads & Shakes
207 N. University Ave., Little Rock (501) 379-8715  
17809 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock (501) 821-1515 
Most popular menu items: Atom Bomb Burger with Sweet Potato Fries and a slice of Market Pie

Bold burgers, inspired salads and layered, old-fashioned shakes are the draw at this Promenade at Chenal restaurant. Try a bucket of the hand-cut Kennebec potato chips or the truffle-garlic-herb fries with a juicy, delicious burger or a fresh, crisp salad, like the BLT wedge. And don’t forget dessert: the lemon icebox shake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Full bar available. Hours vary by location.


Big Whiskey’s
225 E. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 324-2449
Most popular menu item: Big Whiskey Burger

Big Whiskey’s is a game day destination with a full bar that is popular with the happy hour, lunch and dinner crowds. With Arkansas’ only whiskey on tap, Big Whiskey’s proudly serves spirits from the local Rock Town Distillery. Patio seating is available. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, 11 a.m.-midnight Wednesday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday.


Boulevard Bread Co.
1417 Main St., Little Rock
(501) 375-5100
Most popular menu item: Sandwiches

This bakery/cafe specializes in European-style bread and pastries, hard-to-find artisan cheeses and house-made sauces and spreads. Everything is made fresh daily in house using local produce. You can also stock your pantry with European and local specialty items. Italian-style coffee, wine and beer are available. Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday.


Boulevard Bread Co.
1920 N. Grant St., Little Rock
(501) 663-5951
Most popular menu items: Coffee, hamburgers

This bakery/cafe specializes in European-style bread and pastries, hard-to-find artisan cheeses and house-made sauces and spreads. Everything is made fresh daily in house using local produce. You can also stock your pantry with European and local specialty items. Italian-style coffee, wine and beer are available. The bistro serves full dinner menu and craft cocktails. Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.


Boulevard Bread Co. Bistro
1920 N. Grant St., Little Rock
(501) 663-5949
Most popular menu items: Coffee, burgers

This bakery/cafe specializes in European-style bread and pastries, hard-to-find artisan cheeses and house-made sauces and spreads. Everything is made fresh daily in house using local produce and vendors when possible. You can also stock your pantry with hard to find pantry items. Italian-style coffee. Dinner service begins at 4:30 p.m. Full bar, craft beers on tap, late night hours. Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.


Brewski’s Pub & Grub
315 Main St., Suite 100, Little Rock
(501) 372-2739
Most popular menu item: Juicy Brewski Burger

Brewski’s Pub & Grub is a cozy, hip sports bar and grill with free pool and shuffleboard! Open 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Wednesday and 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday.


Cache Restaurant
425 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 850-0265
Most popular menu item: Grilled pork chop with maple glaze

Upscale and modern, Cache Restaurant is in the heart of the downtown River Market with daily handcrafted lunch specials. Lunch offerings include delicious burgers, salads and sandwiches at an affordable price. Dinner features inspired meat and seafood dishes. Little Rock Soirée calls the wine list “masterfully curated by the in-house sommelier — the best in town.” Open 11 a.m.-last dinner seating 9:45 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5 p.m.-last dinner seating 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.


Cafe@Heifer
1 World Ave., Little Rock
(501) 907-8801
Most popular menu item: Smokehouse Burger

Café@Heifer is the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch. Choose from an array of breakfast classics and savory lunches, options including soups, salad, sandwiches and pizza, as well as daily chef specials. Local produce and meats are highlighted in many menu offerings. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Canvas at the Arkansas Arts Center
501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock
(501) 907-5946
Most popular menu item: Shrimp and Grits

Located inside the Arkansas Arts Center, Canvas creates unique American Fusion dishes served in a fine dining, relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant offers an a la carte menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, hot entrees, daily specials and homemade desserts at moderate prices. The restaurant is handicapped accessible and non-smoking. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.


Capital Bar & Grill
111 W. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 374-7474
Most popular menu items: Pimento Cheese, Spiced Pecans, Chicken Fried Steak

Little Rock’s legendary watering hole and most popular dining spot features regional comfort food, including the famous pimento cheese, spiced pecans and chicken fried steak complemented by superb service. Craft cocktails, a rotating wine-by-the-glass program and very select beers are the foundation of the award-winning beverage program. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.


Capitol Smokehouse & Grill
915 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock
(501) 372-4227
Most popular menu item: Home-style plate lunch

Barbecued ribs and pulled pork sandwiches are the main draw at this cozy restaurant, but the menu includes a variety of other delicious options as well. Try one of the daily Southern specials, like chicken and dressing, meatloaf, chicken and dumplings or fried chicken, paired with traditional sides like squash casserole, fried okra, baked beans, candied sweet potatoes and more. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Cathead’s Diner
515 Shall Ave., Little Rock
(501) 613-7780
Most popular menu item: Ferneau’s fried chicken and donuts

Cathead’s Diner serves Southern-style comfort food featuring our namesake big biscuits alongside fried chicken, smoked pork and fun donuts in Little Rock’s East Village. Our lunch is served cafeteria-style, made from scratch in our chef-driven kitchen and brunch is always something new and fun with a side of booze. Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.


Ciao Baci
605 N. Beechwood St., Little Rock
(501) 603-0238
Most popular menu item: Chef’s 5 course tasting menu

Located in historic Hillcrest, Ciao Baci serves delicious tapas, entrees including fish flown in straight from Hawaii, locally grown produce and desserts. With a fantastic selection of specialty cocktails and martinis, and Arkansas’ largest selection of half-bottles of wine from around the world, it’s become known as one of Little Rock’s hot spots to see and be seen. Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday and 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday.


David’s Burgers      
Locations across greater Little Rock
Most popular menu items: Hamburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, fries

The foundation of David’s traditional hamburger is incredible 100-percent U.S. Choice Chuck steak with the highest standard of quality control. David’s fries are hand-cut potatoes made fresh throughout the day. Hours vary by location; refer to website. Closed Sundays.


Diamond Bear Brewing Co.
600 N. Broadway St., North Little Rock
(501) 708-2739
Most popular menu items: Pale Ale & The Fresno Club

Inside the brewery, Arkansas Ale House offers Southern Americana-inspired fare, a gift shop and expanded taproom. A barrel-aging room for special events allows diners a look behind the scenes of their Gold Medal award-winning brews and a beer-centric menu. Diamond Bear offers a bar full of craft beers, small variety of wines, spirits and Big Rock Root Beer. The outdoor patio and North Lawn offers lawn games and inside darts and board games or watch the big game on big screen TVs. Private taprooms accommodate groups 25-125. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Bar open until 10 p.m. on weekends.


Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro
200 S. River Market Ave., Little Rock
(501) 375-3500
Most popular menu items: Award-winning cheese dip, truffle ravioli, chicken spaghetti

Continuing a 17-year tradition in The River Market, Dizzy’s serves moderately priced, from-scratch Euro-American culinary creations in an artsy, laid-back venue. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge
315 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock
(501) 353-0775
Most popular menu item: Totchos - Crispy tater tots, house-made pulled pork, refried beans, Monterrey Jack, chipotle aioli

Dust Bowl Lounge is a premier nightlife spot with retro 1970s-inspired bowling, bars and outdoor patios. Come roll! Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday and noon-2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday.


The Faded Rose
1619 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock
(501) 663-9734
Most popular menu item: Filet mignon

The Faded Rose offers a taste of New Orleans in the heart of Little Rock. Steaks and soaked salads are the mainstays at this comfortable restaurant long known for its menu and service. Grab a po’boy or a plate lunch at midday, and enjoy a selection from the generous wine list with dinner. Dishes include black & blue filet, rib-eye ala rosa, shrimp, catfish and crawfish étouffée. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Flying Saucer
323 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 372-8032
Most popular menu item: The German Plate

Proud to offer more than 240 beers with 100 different brewing styles, the Flying Saucer boasts the largest beer selection in Little Rock. The pub offers an extensive menu, including bratwurst plates, salads, wraps and gourmet cheeses, as well as music on the weekends. Open 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday.


Franke’s Cafeteria 
11121 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
(501) 225-4487
Most popular menu items: Roast beef and egg custard pie

Celebrating 99 years, Franke's is Arkansas' oldest restaurant. Serving downhome favorites cafeteria-style, Franke's specialties include banana pudding, peach cobbler, slow-cooked roast beef, mashed potatoes, eggplant casserole, slow-cooked ham, macaroni and cheese, beef liver & onions, karo nut pecan, fried okra, country fried steak and more. Try the Lite Plate or the Veggie Plate. Kids eat free on Wednesday and Saturday. Open 10:45 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.


Franke’s Cafeteria
400 Broadway St., Regions Bank Building, Little Rock
(501) 372-1919
Most popular menu items: Roast beef and egg custard pie

Celebrating 99 years, Franke's is Arkansas' oldest restaurant. Serving downhome favorites cafeteria-style, Franke's specialties include banana pudding, peach cobbler, slow-cooked roast beef, mashed potatoes, eggplant casserole, slow-cooked ham, macaroni and cheese, karo nut pecan, fried okra, country fried steak and more. Try the Lite Plate or the Veggie Plate. Kids eat free on Wednesday. Open 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Gandolfo’s New York Deli 
17801 Chenal Parkway, Suite A, Little Rock
(501) 830-4071
Most popular menu items: Rockefeller Reuben, soups and salads

The Gandolfo’s Deli is a New York-style deli restaurant located in The Promenade at Chenal shopping complex. We have famous New York sandwiches, fresh salads and soups. We slice our meat daily, use fresh ingredients and promote locally grown produce. Open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.


Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
300 President Clinton Ave., Suite D, Little Rock
(501) 372-2211
Most popular menu items: 2- or 3-piece White Plate

Mason, Tennessee’s now legendary Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is, well, world famous for their hand battered, cooked-to-order chicken. The 50-year-old, closely-guarded recipe is a family secret Little Rock is proud to share. It is truly a one-of-a-kind meal. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.


Ira’s Restaurant
311 Main St., Little Rock
(501) 406-5857
Most popular menu item: Grilled tuna over red Thai rice and ginger infused spinach topped with wasabi mousse and crispy noodles

Located in the historic Rose building (circa 1900) is Ira’s, downtown’s finest restaurant. Ira’s offers an eclectic menu featuring our unique take on catfish, prime steaks, fresh seafood, exciting appetizers and mouthwatering desserts. Combine that with craft cocktails and a fine wine list and you will see why Ira’s is the downtown place to dine. Open lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, happy hour 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and dinner 5-closing Monday-Saturday.


Jimmy’s Serious Sandwiches
5116 W. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 666-3354
Most popular menu item: The national award-winning Garden Sandwich

Just across from War Memorial Stadium, Jimmy’s has been a Little Rock favorite for 33.3 years. With a choice-laden menu, no diner will leave unhappy. Meat-lovers will enjoy Jimmy’s Club-Mex stacked with turkey, hot pepper cheese and bacon. Locals rave about the national award-winning Garden Sandwich, a fresh and flavorful combination of cheese, sunflower seeds, mushrooms and Jimmy’s special spinach spread on pumpernickel. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.


Loca Luna
3519 Old Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 663-4666
Most popular menu items: Steaks, seafood, Southern classics

This local hot spot featured in Gourmet, Bon Apetit, Southern Living, the New York Times and on Food Network’s “Rachel Ray’s Tasty Travels” is a modern eclectic bistro serving international cuisine with a distinct Southern flair. Staples include grilled aged Angus beef, premium meats and poultry. Super-fresh seafood, plus brick-oven pizzas, eclectic appetizers and delicious wild stuff designed by Chef Mark Abernathy. Casual cool with moderate prices. Check out daily gourmet Southern-style plate lunches, a “bargain priced” wine list and the top award-winning Sunday brunch. Full bar available. Open for lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday and for dinner 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 5:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


Murry’s Dinner Playhouse
6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock
(501) 562-3131
Most popular menu item: Fried chicken (when available)

Murry’s Dinner Playhouse has offered an all-you-can-eat buffet and Broadway’s best comedies and musicals since 1967. Tickets range from $23-$37 and includes dinner, show, coffee, tea and tax. Full bar available. Open 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Sunday and special Wednesday matinees open at 11 a.m., show starts at 12:45 p.m.


One Eleven at the Capital
111 W. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 374-7474
Most popular menu item: Five-course Express Lunch

Savor the culinary master touch of James Beard Award-winning Chef Joël Antunes in One Eleven where the finest available ingredients are meticulously prepared and offered in a contemporary Bistro style setting. Breakfast daily 6:30 a.m.-10 a.m.; brunch Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5:30-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 5:30-9:30 p.m.


Paninis & Company
207 N. University Ave., Suite 210A, Little Rock
(501) 744-5842
Most popular menu items: Smoothie Bowls

Voted Best Juice Bar in Arkansas! At Paninis & Company, we offer a truly unique experience by only using premium ingredients with zero non naturals or added sugars in our fresh juices and smoothies. Come try one of our nearly 20 handcrafted sandwiches, salads, soups and appetizers. Catering is available for groups of all sizes and is sure to be a hit. Open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.


Petit & Keet
1620 Market St., Little Rock
(501) 319-7675
Most popular menu item: Bone-in Berkshire Pork Chop with roasted sweet potato sautée

Popular new hot spot created by Little Rock’s award-winning restaurateurs, Jim Keet and Louis Petit featuring a wide variety of unique, elevated comfort classics such as Tempura Calamari and Panko Crusted Avocado with Crab Ceviche appetizers. The entrees include Charred Miso Salmon, delicious steaks and a Bison Burger. Innovative twists on classic cocktails, a superb wine list, large bar and the best patio in Arkansas. Reservations accepted. (501) 319-7675. Open 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 4-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Pinnacle Valley Restaurant & Party Rooms
8501 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock
(501) 673-3900
Most popular menu items: Catfish, fresh hand-patted burgers, ribs

Locally owned and operated community restaurant near Maumelle Park and Two Rivers Park. Three minutes from Cantrell Road. Casual family friendly dining. Off-site catering and two private party rooms available Monday-Sunday with AV, podium, and event planning services. Open weekends: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Catering and party rooms available seven days per week.


Prost
322 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 244-9550
Most popular menu item: Prost Burger

Our plush seating will give you the perfect view of the game on one of our big screen TVs. Challenge your friends to a game of pool or beer pong or just sit back and chill. Try one of our many draft beers, including two local brews, and enjoy a bite from our full-service kitchen. Open 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday.


The Purple Cow
11602 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock | (501) 224-4433
8026 Cantrell Road, Little Rock | (501) 221-3555

Catering to the kid in everyone, this restaurant is known for its soda fountain and all the specialties that come with it: malts, shakes and sundaes. The Purple Cow serves a wide spectrum of meals, but the emphasis is on burgers, sandwiches and entree salads. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Weekend brunch served 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


Red Door
3701 Old Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 666-8482
Most popular menu items: Seafood, steaks, Southern classics

A small- and large-plate creative menu with a modern Southern twist is the idea behind nationally recognized Chef Mark Abernathy’s newest restaurant and hot spot. Menu items include premium grilled meats, dynamite ribs, super-fresh seafood, chicken-fried, hand-cut ribeyes, lamb chops, hearty soups, pizzas, pastas, burgers, salads and delicious appetizers and desserts. Four LCD TVs show sports events in the “happening” bar. The breakfasts and Saturday brunch are bustling and a must for visitors. Open for brunch 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Open for dinner 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; happy hour 4-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Closed Sunday night.


"Sack It" by Franke's
400 Broadway St., Regions Bank Building, Little Rock
(501) 372-4177
Most popular menu items: Sandwiches, salads

Hot off the Grill, Sack It will cure your breakfast and lunchtime blues. Breakfast is made to order, featuring any breakfast sandwich you can create, made-to-order omelettes, buttermilk pancakes and scattered hash browns. For lunch, the Grill serves specialty sandwiches, Phillies, cheeseburger combos, cookies and a soup and salad bar. Open 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill
322 Main St., Little Rock
(501) 379-8019
Most popular menu item: Chopped salmon salad

Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill serves healthy food with great flavor cooked to order on a wood fired grill. Samantha’s is the first in Little Rock to have all wine and beer on tap — 32 beers and 20 wines tapped through its top-of-the-line system. The upstairs private mezzanine dining room is available for special events including rehearsal dinners, birthday and company parties. Main dining room reservations are booked on the hour reserving only one-third of the restaurant to leave room for walk in business. Dining room hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday with the bar open till midnight on Friday and Saturday including a late night appetizer menu. Complimentary valet offered Tuesday-Saturday.


South on Main
1304 S. Main St., Little Rock
(501) 244-9660
Most popular menu item: Hot chicken sandwich

South on Main is a cultural experience that includes a restaurant and performance venue featuring the best of Southern cuisine and culture. With a kitchen helmed by Chef Matthew Bell, the restaurant offers a sophisticated but unpretentious atmosphere and a creative and accessible menu. Open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday for brunch.


Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
107 River Market Ave., Little Rock
(501) 372-7707
Most popular menu item: Chicken Fingerz

Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack is a live music venue, restaurant and bar with vibrant, eclectic decor. Locally owned and a Little Rock original. Drink specials. Table, booth, bar and patio seating is available. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday and Monday, and 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


Table 28
1501 Merrill Drive, Little Rock
(501) 224-2828
Most popular menu item: Quail Pops

Experience the innovative creations of Executive Chef Scott Rains at Table 28, featuring Modern American Cuisine with a twist. Open 4-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 4-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.  


Trio’s Restaurant & Catering
8201 Cantrell Road, Pavilion in the Park, Little Rock
(501) 221-3330
Most popular menu items: Trios Chicken Salad, Peck’s Salad, Voodoo Pasta, Enchiladas

Proudly serving Arkansas for 32 years. Lunch menu features fresh soups, entree salads, daily specials, unique sandwiches. Eclectic dinner menu offers specials with fresh fish, steaks, pastas, enchiladas, seafood, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Full bar with extensive craft cocktail, wine and beer menus. Dinner reservations any size, any time; lunch reservations accepted for parties of five or more. The Pavilion Room is available for private events. Open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-close Monday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.


Willy D’s
322 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 244-9550
Most popular menu item: Chicken wings

Little Rock’s premier hot spot, Willy D’s features three environments under one roof! Sing along in the greatest piano show in Arkansas, play pool and lounge in Prost, or dance all night in DEEP. With four full bars and a full kitchen, there is no need to go anywhere else. Open 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Argentinian

Buenos Aires Grill & Cafe
614 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 904-2133
Most popular menu items: Empanadas, choripan, mixed grill, cuatro leches cake

Family owned full service restaurant offering authentic Argentinian food to the central Arkansas area. Unique cuisine, crafted with passion. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Asian/Sushi

A. W. Lin’s Asian Cuisine
17717 Chenal Parkway, Suite H101, Little Rock
(501) 821-5398
Most popular menu items: Honey Sesame Chicken, Hot and Spicy Fish

This fine dining atmosphere is the perfect setting for your next meal. From traditional Chinese and Japanese dishes to sushi, sashimi, and Thai curries, you are sure to find a new favorite dish. Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Benihana
2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock
(501) 374-8081

Benihana is world-famous for making the  dining experience complete. Delicious meals are prepared at the table, and guests can enjoy the finest hibachi-style steak, chicken or seafood. Call for reservations; groups are welcome. Full bar available. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday, and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Sunday.


Kemuri
2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
(501) 660-4100
Most popular menu items: Black Cod, steaks, desserts

Kemuri is not just a sushi lover’s paradise, but a full-scale restaurant serving exciting and delicious dishes that you would expect to find in New York, Tokyo and Los Angeles. It has some of the freshest seafood and smoked meats you will find anywhere. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 4:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday.


Poke Hula
425 E. Third St., Little Rock
(501) 246-3369
Most popular menu item: Hula House Bowl

Poke Hula offers fresh sushi bowls known as Poke (Po-Kay) bowls. A fusion of Hawaiian and Asian influences. Choose from one of our signature bowls which offer predetermined ingredients for maximum flavor or build your own. The possibilities are endless when you build your own unique bowl. Facebook: Poke Hula / Instagram: Poke Hula Inc. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.


Sushi Cafe
5823 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock | (501) 663-9888
11211 Cantrell Road, Little Rock | (501) 954-7866

This modern eatery serves new-world interpretations of market-fresh fish, grilled steaks and great cocktails in a small and lively setting, with a rich and sophisticated ambiance. More than 180 cafe creations and full bar are available. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5 p.m.-close Monday-Sunday.


Three Fold Noodle & Dumpling Co.
611 S. Main St., Little Rock
(501) 372-1811

Three Fold is a noodles, dumpling and buns eatery that utilizes Chinese culinary traditions with Western innovations in sustainability. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday.


Wasabi Sushi, Bar & Grill
101 Main St., Little Rock
(501) 374-0777
Most popular menu items: Playboy roll, ichiro roll, monkey brain

Wasabi offers a variety of specialty sushi options. Try the wasabi roll, which consists of tuna, salmon, yellowtail and red snapper with spicy crab on top, sriracha, spicy mayo and eel sauce. Full bar available. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Barbecue

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ
12005 Westhaven Drive, Little Rock | (501) 954-7427
2947 Lakewood Village Dr., North Little Rock | (501) 753-3737
Most popular menu items: Ribs, pork, catfish

Made famous in Memphis, Corky’s opened in Little Rock in 1996 and has been serving award-winning ribs and barbecue, as well as famous catfish, burgers, salads, tamales, wraps, grilled chicken, tilapia and more. A convenient drive-thru, two meeting rooms, a full bar and great bulk and catering prices. Open 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Check for winter hours.


Hickory Joe’s
400 E. Third St., Little Rock
(501) 404-2020
Most popular menu item: Authentic Arkansas barbecue

Hickory Joe’s has returned to Little Rock’s River Market. Famous for serving legendary Arkansas hickory-smoked meats and original recipe Shack Sauce, Joe and Ruth Finch are bringing their recipes back to the city. Visit HickoryJoes.com for more details.


Shack BBQ & Blues
313 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 374-1441
Most popular menu item: Hickory-smoked ribs

First opened in 1934 near the state capitol, The Shack has returned with a new location in the River Market District. From curbside service and take-out to catering, The Shack is proud to continue serving legendary Shack Sauce and hickory-smoked BAR-B-Q. The Shack is Back. Open 5 p.m.-close Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday.


Sim’s Bar-B-Que
1307 John Barrow Road, Suite A, Little Rock
(501) 224-2057

Founded in 1937, Sim’s is famous for its smoked meats and barbecue sauce. The meat is slow-cooked to maximize its Southern flavor. The sauce, seasoning and cooking techniques are Sim’s Bar-B-Que staples. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday.


Whole Hog Café
2516 Cantrell Road, Little Rock | (501) 664-5025
12111 W. Markham St., Little Rock | (501) 907-6124
14524 Cantrell Road, Little Rock | (501) 673-3000
Most popular menu item: Regular Pork Plate with baked beans and potato salad

An Arkansas favorite since 2000, Whole Hog Cafe prepares the same award-winning recipes that won top honors in the 2000, 2002 and 2008 Memphis in May World BBQ Championships. A selection of six regional sauces complement Whole Hog’s pecan-smoked ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and chicken. Beer and wine are available. Visit WholeHogCafe.com for hours of different locations.

Breakfast/Brunch

Delicious Temptations
11220 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
(501) 225-6893
Most popular menu items: Eggs Benedict, pancakes, chicken salad

Delicious Temptations is west Little Rock's premier destination for breakfast and lunch! Serving the area for more than 37 years, owner Tony Niel offers a wide variety of delectable dishes for breakfast, lunch and dessert. Open 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily.

Brewery/Brew Pub

Blue Canoe Brewing Co. LLC
425 E. Third St., Little Rock
(501) 492-9378
Most popular menu item: Slider sampler

Blue Canoe Brewing Co. offers a variety of handcrafted foods that accompany and complement our hand-crafted beers. Open 4-9 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.


Damgoode Pies and Damgoode Pies & Taproom  
2701 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock | (501) 664-2239 
6706 Cantrell Road, Little Rock | (501) 664-2239 
Taproom: 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock | (501) 664-2239
Most popular menu items: The Hog, The Underdog, Stuffy Crust

Damgoode Pies, as in Pizza Pies, has a bountiful selection of homemade sauces, crusts, toppings and award-winning signature pies. Also voted as Best Pizza in the Arkansas Times Readers’ Poll for 11 years! There are three locations in Little Rock with the River Market location housing our brewery, Damgoode Brews! Delivery and online ordering are also available. Hours vary by location.


Fassler Hall
311 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock
(501) 246-4757
Most popular menu items: Housemade sausage, handcut fries

Fassler Hall is a German-inspired beer hall located in Little Rock. Enjoy homemade sausage, German beer and our expansive beer garden. Open 11 a.m.-late, daily.


Flyway Brewing Co.
314 Maple St., North Little Rock
(501) 350-8868
Most popular menu item: Bacon Wrapped Quail Sliders

Flyway Brewing is a micro-brewery with tasting room and restaurant. Open 4-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday.


Lost Forty Brewing
501 Byrd St., Little Rock
(501) 319-7275
Most popular menu items: Turkey Reuben, smoked chicken salad, house-smoked ribs

Lost Forty aims to craft beers as uniquely Arkansas as the land itself. Offering an in-house restaurant, the Southern American meets German Beer Hall menu is offered seven days a week for lunch and dinner, and a full brunch menu on Sundays. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.


Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.
822 E. Sixth St., Little Rock
(501) 374-2791
Most popular menu item: Cajun Burger

Open seven days a week and features four year-round beers and 12 rotating beers, all brewed on site. Enjoy Cajun-inspired sharables with a friend, or try a unique burger or signature sandwich while dining on the covered patio. There's also a spacious beer garden for live entertainment and playing a game of Baggo. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.


Stone’s Throw Brewing
402 E. Ninth St., Little Rock
(501) 244-9154

This neighborhood nano-brewery is the creation of four friends with over 40 years of combined brewing experience. The onsite taproom features 14 drafts and locally made bar snacks. Open 4-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Also available for private events.


Vino’s Brew Pub
923 W. Seventh St., Little Rock
(501) 375-8466

Vino’s is also Little Rock’s original brewpub, serving a wide range of handcrafted ales and lagers, as well as a variety of wines and homemade root beer. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Live entertainment on weekends. Family friendly with outdoor seating available. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Sunday, and 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday.

Catfish

Flying Fish
511 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 375-3474
Most popular menu items: Fried Catfish Combo Basket, Grilled Plates

The Flying Fish serves fresh catfish, shrimp and Gulf oysters, ceviche, snow crab legs and a wide selection of grilled and fried fish in a fast, casual format. Chicken, salads and burgers, as well as beer, wine and frozen margaritas are available. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


The Oyster Bar
3003 W. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 666-7100
Most popular menu item: Red beans & rice

Your friendly neighborhood seafood joint since 1975, with a menu that features legendary gumbo, fresh Gulf oysters, catfish, shrimp, po’boys, grilled fish options and a nice selection of salads. Daily specials are offered, and a private party room is available — call for details. Come enjoy a glass of wine, the coldest beer and best jukebox in town. Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday.


Soul Fish Cafe
306 Main St., Little Rock
(501) 396-9175
Most popular menu items: Catfish Basket and Blackened Salmon

Southern bona fide goodness that prides ourselves on serving up the best catfish in town with a large menu with something for everyone. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Free valet Tuesday-Saturday after 5 p.m.

Dessert/Coffee/Tea

Andina Cafe & Coffee Roastery
433 E. Third St., Little Rock
(501) 376-2326
Most popular menu item: Omelets

Andina Cafe & Coffee Roastery serves breakfast till 11 a.m., prepares daily lunch specials and also has hot and cold sandwiches. Dinner menu begins at 5 p.m. Open 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.


Cupcakes on Kavanaugh
5625 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
(501) 664-2253
Most popular menu item: Red Velvet Cupcake

Cupcakes on Kavanaugh, located in The Heights, is Arkansas’ original Cupcakery. Baked from scratch daily with only the finest all natural ingredients including organic milk, real madagascar bourbon vanilla, sweet cream butter, and fresh cracked eggs. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Occasional Sundays.


Dempsey Bakery
323 S. Cross St., Suite B, Little Rock
(501) 375-2257
Most popular menu item: Club sandwich

Dempsey is a gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free and nut-free bakery. Breads, desserts, cakes, pies, sandwiches and soups are made daily. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.


The Green Corner Store
1423 Main St., Suite D, Little Rock
(501) 374-1111
Most popular menu item: Tea Latte Specialty Drinks

Serving over 30 types of quality, loose leaf teas that have been sourced worldwide then formulated and blended in the Savoy Tea Lab in Fayetteville. Selection includes black, green, and white teas plus caffeine free rooibos and herbal teas. Sweet iced tea drinks and tea latte specialty drinks, pourover coffee, rotating flavors of kombucha on tap and a variety of gluten-free, local pastries, light lunch and snack options are available. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.


The Joint
301 Main St., North Little Rock
Cafe: (501) 372-0210
Reservations: (501) 372-0205
Most popular menu item: Paninis

The Joint is a unique theater and coffee shop that offers custom coffees and blended drinks as well as pastries and snacks. Use our free Wi-Fi and relax in the cafe or out in the courtyard. Then return for cocktails in the evening while you enjoy a variety of entertainment Tuesdays through Saturdays. Open 7:30 a.m. until late Tuesday-Friday and 8:30 a.m. until late Saturday.


Loblolly Creamery
1423 S. Main St., Little Rock
(501) 396-9609
Most popular menu item: Ice Cream Sundae

Loblolly gets a kick out of making small-batch ice cream, fizzy sodas and other fine lollies. Inspirations are the gardens, farms and markets of Arkansas. Every recipe is built from the ground up, using quality, seasonal ingredients. Loblolly wants to share it all — bites, sips and mountainous scoops. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Monday. Check Facebook page for accurate hours.


The Meteor
1001 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
(501) 664-7765
Most popular menu item: Latte

Specialty coffee, baked goods (made in house), and ingredient-driven food options, including sandwiches, salads and soups. We also offer beers on tap and a curated selection of wine. Open winter: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; summer: 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. every day.


Nexus Coffee & Creative
301B President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 295-7515
Most popular menu items: Lattes, Nitro Coffee, local baked goods

Nexus Coffee & Creative serves specialty coffee and tea along with local baked goods, craft beer and wine offerings, house-made paninis, shareables and desserts. We also offer live music every Saturday. Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Ethnic

Cafe Bossa Nova
2701 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 105, Little Rock
(501) 614-6682

Since 2002, chef and owner Rosalia Monroe carefully prepares her specialties using only the freshest ingredients, many of which are imported directly from Brazil. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for Sunday brunch.


La Terraza Rum & Lounge
3000 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
(501) 251-8261
Most popular menu items: Paella and Arepas

La Terraza proudly serves Latin American and Mediterranean cuisine and also specializes in Venezuelan fare. Hours are subject to change based on demand. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Sunday Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Late night hours subject to demand.


The Pantry
11401 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
(501) 353-1875

The No. 1 restaurant in Little Rock on TripAdvisor.com. A perfect spot to meet, enjoy delicious rustic central European cuisine and linger over that second bottle of wine. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 4 p.m.-midnight Monday-Saturday.


The Pantry Crest
722 N. Palm Street, Little Rock
(501) 725-4945
Most popular menu item: The Schnitzels

The Pantry Crest offers Czech and German classics as well as delightful appetizers, burgers, salads and flatbreads. Award-winning desserts are worth saving room for or taking home. The full bar serves signature cocktails, imported beers, microbrews and wine. Open 4 p.m.-midnight Monday-Saturday.


Santo Coyote
2513 E. McCain Blvd., Suite 1, North Little Rock | (501) 753-9800
11610 Pleasant Ridge Road, Suite 110, Little Rock | (501) 225-1300
Most popular menu items: Famous Molcajete, House Special La Poblana

Mexican food with south-of-the-border flare, Santo Coyote specializes in home-cooked Mexican food from the state of Jalisco. From fresh tableside guacamole, homemade flour tortillas to fajitas, enchiladas, steaks and fresh ceviche, and can’t forget Blue Coyote Margarita! Grab your amigo and head to Santo Coyote. Facebook:
@SantoCoyoteAR, @SantoCoyotePleasantRidge. Open 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday (McCain Boulevard). Open 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday (Pleasant Ridge).

Farm-to-Table

Ira’s Restaurant
311 Main St., Little Rock
(501) 406-5857
Most popular menu item: Grilled tuna over red Thai rice and ginger infused spinach topped with wasabi mousse and crispy noodles

Located in the historic Rose building (circa 1900) is Ira’s, downtown’s finest restaurant. Ira’s offers an eclectic menu featuring our unique take on catfish, prime steaks, fresh seafood, exciting appetizers and mouthwatering desserts. Combine that with craft cocktails and a fine wine list and you will see why Ira’s is the downtown place to dine. Open lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, happy hour 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and dinner 5-closing Monday-Saturday.


The Root Cafe
1500 S. Main St., Little Rock
(501) 414-0423
Most popular menu items: Breakfast - Biscuits & gravy with 2 eggs; Lunch - Cheeseburger

Award-winning breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch made with farm fresh, Arkansas ingredients and served in a casual, family friendly setting! Open 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday brunch. Dinner 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.


Trio’s Restaurant & Catering
8201 Cantrell Road, Pavilion in the Park, Little Rock
(501) 221-3330
Most popular menu items: Trios Chicken Salad, Peck’s Salad, Voodoo Pasta, Enchiladas

Proudly serving Arkansas for 32 years. Lunch menu features fresh soups, entree salads, daily specials, unique sandwiches. Eclectic dinner menu offers specials with fresh fish, steaks, pastas, enchiladas, seafood, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Full bar with extensive craft cocktail, wine and beer menus. Dinner reservations any size, any time; lunch reservations accepted for parties of five or more. The Pavilion Room is available for private events.

Open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-close Monday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

German Beer Hall

Fassler Hall
311 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock
(501) 246-4757
Most popular menu items: Housemade sausage, handcut fries

Fassler Hall is a German-inspired beer hall located in downtown Little Rock. Enjoy homemade sausage, German beer and our expansive beer garden.
Open 11 a.m.-late, daily.

Greek/Mediterranean

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe
12800 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock | (501) 225-1829
8200 Cantrell Road, Little Rock | (501) 227-8291
3929 McCain Mall, North Little Rock | (501) 218-8822
10800 Bass Pro Parkway, Little Rock | (501) 455-6228
Most popular menu item: Salmon Feast

Fresh, casual and delicious. Taziki’s Mediterranean-inspired menu includes a full variety of meat and seafood grilled to juicy perfection, crisp salads, tasty gyros and unique sandwiches — all made from scratch including our original marinades and sauces. Nice selection of wines and beer too. Catering available for 10-1,000 people. There are also two locations in Northwest Arkansas. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.

Irish

Cregeen’s Irish Pub
301 Main St., North Little Rock
(501) 376-7468
Most popular menu item: Fish and Chips

Arkansas’ first authentic Irish pub, Cregeen’s was named to a list of the Top 10 Irish Pubs in the United States and offers a family friendly, smoke-free atmosphere with a large selection of food, beer, wine and whiskey. Live music is featured on most weekends. Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday.


Dugan’s Pub
401 E. Third St., Little Rock
(501) 244-0542
Most popular menu item: Fish and Chips

Little Rock’s best Irish pub, located at the corner of Third and Rock streets in the River Market Tower. It opens to a tremendous lunch crowd and keeps going till 1 a.m. most days. The kitchen is open late, serving up authentic Irish and American favorites. There’s live music on Friday and Saturday nights with no cover charge. There are also several flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Open 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.

Italian/Pizza

American Pie Pizza
4830 North Hills Blvd., North Little Rock | (501) 753-0081
10912 Colonel Glenn Road, Suite 7000, Little Rock | (501) 225-1900
9709 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock | (501) 758-8800
Most popular menu items: Deluxe Salad and the Hog Wild Pizza

Come and enjoy the fun, family oriented atmosphere of American Pie Pizza, voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Kids Place” by the North Little Rock Times. The menu includes specialty pizzas, salads, sandwiches, pasta, dessert, cold beer and wine. Book a party, or just come by to see the game on the big-screen TV. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.


Bruno’s Little Italy
310 Main St., Suite 101, Little Rock
(501) 37-BRUNO
Most popular menu item: Lasagna

Since 1949, Bruno’s Little Italy has been Arkansas’ premier destination for authentic Italian cuisine — offering you generations of delicious family recipes, great service and a beautiful atmosphere. Come participate in the Bruno’s experience. Open 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


Cafe Prego
5510 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock (501) 663-5355
Most popular menu items: Salmon Alexander and our famous Chicken Prego

Located in a house in the historic Heights district, Cafe Prego is a local favorite. The eclectic feel of the restaurant is fabulous, the food is exceptional, and weather permitting, dinner on the patio is a must. The creme brulee is the best in town. We offer gluten-free options and have a great wine list. Open dinner 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 5-9 p.m. Sunday.


Ciao
405 W. Seventh St., Little Rock
(501) 372-0238
Most popular menu items: Meatballs, crabcakes, salmon

This charming downtown bistro features pasta, veal, chicken and fish in a quaint setting with low-key ambiance. Tasty, homemade desserts, fine food and wine, an able wait staff and relaxing surroundings have been constants at Ciao for more than three decades. Full bar. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.


Damgoode Pies and Damgoode Pies & Taproom  
2701 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock | (501) 664-2239 
6706 Cantrell Road, Little Rock | (501) 664-2239 
Taproom: 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock | (501) 664-2239
Most popular menu items: The Hog, The Underdog, Stuffy Crust

Damgoode Pies, as in Pizza Pies, has a bountiful selection of homemade sauces, crusts, toppings and award-winning signature pies. Also voted as Best Pizza in the Arkansas Times Readers’ Poll for 11 years! There are three locations in Little Rock with the River Market location housing our brewery, Damgoode Brews! Delivery and online ordering are also available. Hours vary by location.


Graffiti’s Italian Restaurant
7811 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 224-9079
Most popular menu items: Osso Bucco, lasagna

This candlelit, neighborly and artsy restaurant has been serving Little Rock for 30 years. Serving wonderful fresh Italian dishes with great seafood, beef, veal and chicken. Happy hour is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Private dining room available for rental. Open 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Gusano’s Pizzeria
313 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 374-1441
Most popular menu items: Moosehead Pizza

This family friendly, non-smoking restaurant and full bar in the River Market serves Chicago-style pizza, salads, sandwiches, cold beer and the kitchen is open late. Sports fans can watch their favorite games on more than 20 TVs, and large groups are always welcome. Drink specials and events all week long. Open 11 a.m.-close Monday-Sunday.


Larry’s Pizza
Corner of 12th & Center Streets, Little Rock | (501) 372-6004
Larry’s Pizza of LR: 801 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock | (501) 400-8260 
Larry’s Pizza of NLR: 5933 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock | (501) 812-5353 
Larry’s Pizza West: 12911 Cantrell Road, Suite 21, Little Rock | (501) 224-8804 
Most popular menu items: Fat Larry Supreme, Loaded Baked Potato, Chocolate Chip pizza

Delicious pizzas, sandwiches, salads and wings, including our incredible dessert pizzas. Buffets include our Famous Pizza Parade where our extensive selection of pizzas are served piping hot at your table. Make the pizza you crave with our list of unique ingredients. Serving central Arkansas since 1992. Check specific locations for dine-in, carry-out, drive-thru and catering options. Hours vary by location.


Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom
1318 S. Main St., Suite 100, Little Rock
(501) 374-7476
Most popular menu items: Buratta Appetize, Salsiccia Pizza

Raduno offers guests Neapolitan-style pizzas, salads and sandwiches using only the highest quality of ingredients. Raduno’s full-service bar features over 20 craft beers and wines on tap, making for a complete dining experience. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.


Ristorante Capeo
425 Main St., North Little Rock
(501) 376-3463
Most popular menu item: Osso Bucco

This intimate restaurant in the heart of Argenta boasts an extensive wine list and exquisite Italian cuisine prepared by an Arkansas native trained in Costigliole d’Asti, Italy. The restaurant is conveniently located at a trolley stop. Open 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Mexican

Baja Grill
5923 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
(501) 722-8920
Most popular menu item: Cuban Burrito

A casual, modern, California-style twist on Mexican favorites. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Cantina Laredo
207 N. University Ave., Suite 130, Little Rock
(501) 280-0407
Most popular menu item: Cameron Poblano Asada

This restaurant in Midtowne Shopping Center serves one of the freshest margaritas in the city, made with natural ingredients and quality tequila. Pair your drink with chips and some made-by-the-table fresh guacamole. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.


Chuy’s
5105 Warden Road, North Little Rock (501) 771-2440 
16001 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock (501) 821-2489
Most popular menu items: Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom Enchiladas, Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken

Chuy’s serves authentic Tex-Mex cuisine in an eclectic atmosphere full of color and personality. The menu offers family recipes from south Texas, New Mexico and Mexican border towns, all made to order from the freshest ingredients. Chuy’s has the reputation as the most fun and friendly spot to eat real Tex-Mex at a great price. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


The Fold: Botanas & Bar
3501 Old Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 916-9706
Most popular menu items: Three-taco plate, chips and cheese dip, four different tamales

The Fold combines the liveliness of a cantina with the casual cool of an upscale eatery; fully armed with a delightful menu of Mexican cuisine and full-service bar. Roll-up garage doors allow diners to enjoy the breeze when the weather permits, and the heated patio offers a year-round perch. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Local Lime: Tacos & Margaritas
17815 Chenal Parkway, Suite F105, Little Rock
(501) 448-2226
Most popular menu items: Citrus Ahi Tuna Ceviche, Carnitas Tacos, frozen margaritas

Serving expertly crafted tacos made with premium ingredients, Arkansas’ best frozen margaritas, cold craft beer, just-made guacamole, six original salsas and delicious artisan cocktails. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Sunday, and 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday.


Revolution Music Room
300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 823-0090
Most popular menu item: Beale St. BBQ Taco

Revolution Music Room is a music venue, special events venue, restaurant and bar. Table, booth, bar and patio seating is available. Open 4 p.m.-midnight Tuesday-Saturday and Sunday brunch begins at 11 a.m.


Santo Coyote
2513 E. McCain Blvd., Suite 1, North Little Rock | (501) 753-9800
11610 Pleasant Ridge Road, Suite 110, Little Rock | (501) 225-1300
Most popular menu items: Famous Molcajete, House Special La Poblana

Mexican food with south-of-the-border flare, Santo Coyote specializes in home-cooked Mexican food from the state of Jalisco. From fresh tableside guacamole, homemade flour tortillas to fajitas, enchiladas, steaks and fresh ceviche, and can’t forget Blue Coyote Margarita! Grab your amigo and head to Santo Coyote. Facebook:
@SantoCoyoteAR, @SantoCoyotePleasantRidge. Open 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday (McCain Boulevard). Open 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday (Pleasant Ridge).


Tacos 4 Life Grill
2630 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
(501) 404-0144
Most popular menu item: Grilled chicken taco

Come experience delicious, chef-inspired tacos in a fresh, unique atmosphere, all for a cause! For every meal you buy, a meal is donated to a child in need. Eat locally, impact globally. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Viva Vegan
4601 W. 12th St., Little Rock
(901) 303-8453
Most popular menu items: Loaded Nachos

Casual dining, friendly and calm atmosphere. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Shakes & Wellness Drinks

Heights Nutrition
5307 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
(501) 766-8065
Most popular menu items: Caramel Butter Pecan Shakes and Heights Hooch Tea

Heights Nutrition serves shakes and wellness drinks. Healthy fast food! Open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.

Smoothie Bar

Paninis & Company
207 N. University Ave., Suite 210A, Little Rock
(501) 744-5842
Most popular menu items: Smoothie Bowls

Voted Best Juice Bar in Arkansas! At Paninis & Company we offer a truly unique experience by only using premium ingredients with zero non naturals or added sugars in our fresh juices and smoothies. Come try one of our nearly 20 handcrafted sandwiches, salads, soups and appetizers. Catering is available for groups of all sizes and is sure to be a hit. Open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Soul Food

Chicken Wangs Cafe III
9201 Maumelle Blvd., Maumelle
(501) 975-2455
Most popular menu item: Sampler platter

Chicken Wangs Cafe III is family owned and operated! We are way different than ordinary hot wing franchises — our food is fresh and handmade to order. We provide the most succulent wings, fried crispy and golden brown, dipped in your favorite sauce. Also try our homemade burgers, hand battered tenders, golden french fries and homemade desserts! Best chicken this side of the river! Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Steak/Seafood

Brave New Restaurant
2300 Cottondale Lane, Suite 105, Little Rock
(501) 663-2677
Most popular menu item: Walleye Pike

This award-winning bistro led by Chef Peter Brave continues to receive accolades, offering casual dining in a comfortable, art-filled atmosphere with a scenic view of the Arkansas River. The creative menu draws on a mix of herbs and sauces. Patio and private dining and full bar available. Reservations accepted. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


The Butcher Shop Steakhouse
10825 Hermitage Road, Little Rock
(501) 312-2748
Most popular menu item: 22 oz. Bone-In Ribeye

The Butcher Shop specializes in steaks, grilling only the finest grain-fed beef from the Midwest over hickory charcoal. The steaks range from the tender 6-ounce filet to the monster 25-ounce porterhouse. Fresh fish, pasta, chicken and seafood are also served. Accommodations for large groups and an extensive wine list are available. Open 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-9:30 p.m. Friday, 4:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday and 4:30-9 p.m. Sunday.


Doe’s Eat Place
1023 W. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 376-1195
Most popular menu items: Steak and hot tamales

Modeled after a no-frills diner deep in the Delta, this steakhouse became a local landmark of national renown after it become a popular hangout among staffers working on President Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential election campaign. Steaks served family style headline the menu, complemented by seafood, sandwiches, sides, Doe’s famous tamales and more. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, and 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday.


The Faded Rose
1619 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock
(501) 663-9734
Most popular menu item: Filet mignon

The Faded Rose offers a taste of New Orleans in the heart of Little Rock. Steaks and soaked salads are the mainstays at this comfortable restaurant long known for its menu and service. Grab a po’boy or a plate lunch at midday, and enjoy a selection from the generous wine list with dinner. Dishes include black & blue filet, rib-eye ala rosa, shrimp, catfish and crawfish étouffée. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Flying Fish
511 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 375-3474
Most popular menu items: Fried Catfish Combo Basket, Grilled Plates

The Flying Fish serves fresh catfish, shrimp and Gulf oysters, ceviche, snow crab legs and a wide selection of grilled and fried fish in a fast, casual format. Chicken, salads and burgers, as well as beer, wine and frozen margaritas are available. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


The Oyster Bar
3003 W. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 666-7100
Most popular menu item: Red beans & rice

Your friendly neighborhood seafood joint since 1975, with a menu that features legendary gumbo, fresh Gulf oysters, catfish, shrimp, po’boys, grilled fish options and a nice selection of salads. Daily specials are offered, and a private party room is available — call for details. Come enjoy a glass of wine, the coldest beer and best jukebox in town. Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday.


Petit & Keet
1620 Market St., Little Rock
(501) 319-7675
Most popular menu item: Bone-in Berkshire Pork Chop with roasted sweet potato sautée

Popular new hot spot created by Little Rock’s award-winning restaurateurs, Jim Keet and Louis Petit featuring a wide variety of unique, elevated comfort classics such as Tempura Calamari and Panko Crusted Avocado with Crab Ceviche appetizers. The entrees include Charred Miso Salmon, delicious steaks and a Bison Burger. Innovative twists on classic cocktails, a superb wine list, large bar and the best patio in Arkansas. Reservations accepted. Open 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 4-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Riverfront Steakhouse
2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock
(501) 375-7825
Most popular menu item: Filet

Riverfront Steakhouse’s elegant gourmet dining features USDA prime steaks and seafood, including whole lobster tail. The distinctive seared flavor of their steaks is from the unique infrared broiler system, used by restaurants such as Morton’s of Chicago. Fine wines and full bar available. Open 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Sonny Williams’ Steak Room
500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 100, Little Rock
(501) 324-2999
Most popular menu item: Aged Angus Steak

Whether you’re in the mood for a thick, tender, perfectly-seasoned aged Angus steak, our world-famous double-bone-in pork chop, or delicately-prepared, fresh seafood, our menu will delight you. And we have the perfect wines to pair with each course. Finally, enjoy choosing your favorites from our hand-crafted dessert selections. We guarantee you’ll remember this dining experience for years to come. Open 5-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Variety

Ottenheimer Market Hall
400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 375-2552

Little Rock’s Ottenheimer Market Hall and its outdoor pavilions anchor the city’s River Market entertainment district, and are home to a variety of shops, restaurants and the city’s largest Farmers’ Market. Eat in or take out as you enjoy its international food court featuring local vendors who specialize in a variety of cuisines, including American, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Middle Eastern and Thai, as well as freshly baked breads and desserts. There is also a small grocery in the hall. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.