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.

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.

Dining Key

Downtown North Little Rock Riverdale

The Heights Hillcrest/Midtown West Little Rock

Kid Friendly*     Vegetarian Options

Vegan Options     Gluten Free Options

*Kid friendly restaurants included in this list range in amenities offered
from kid’s menus and playgrounds/arcades to kids-eat-free dining specials. Call for info.


American/Continental

4Square Cafe & Gifts

405 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 244-2622
Most popular menu items: Soups, wraps, sandwiches
Going green has never tasted so good. The menu offers a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan items including soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps, as well as snack and dessert favorites such as smoothies, milkshakes and pies. 4Square proudly uses local produce, making it some of the freshest cuisine in town. Open in summer 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday; in winter 10 a.m.-9pm. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.


@ The Corner - A Modern Diner

201 E. Markham St., Downtown 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 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. 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.


Arkansas Ale House at Diamond Bear

600 N. Broadway, North Little Rock
(501) 708-2739
Most popular menu items: Pale Ale, The Fresno Club
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 and Big Rock Root Beer. The outdoor patio and North Lawn offer 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.


Arkansas Burger Company

7410 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 663-0600
Most popular menu items: Burgers, housemade fries, onion rings
Arkansas Burger Company is still among the top contenders in the best-burger debate. “Arkansiana” aplenty adorns the walls. The menu includes such carnivore-friendly fare as “The Rock” double cheeseburger, “The Hog” bacon cheeseburger, “The Cap City” mushroom burger and a foot-long chili cheese dog. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


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

17809 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, (501) 821-1515
207 N. University Ave., Little Rock, (501) 379-8715
Most popular menu items: Hickory Smoke Burger, sweet potato fries, pistachio shake
Bold burgers, inspired salads and layered, old-fashioned shakes are the draw at this 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; visit website or call.


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
1920 N. Grant St., Little Rock, (501) 663-5951
Most popular menu items: Sandwiches
This bakery/cafe specializes in European-style bread and pastries, artisan cheeses and house-made sauces and spreads. You can also stock your pantry with European and local specialty items. Italian-style coffee, wine and beer are available. Hours vary by location; call for hours.


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 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.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.


Cache Restaurant

425 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 850-0265

Dean Wheeler

Most popular menu item: Tomahawk rib-eye steak
Upscale and modern, Cache Restaurant is in the heart of the Downtown River Market. 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. Saturday-Sunday.


Cafe Africa at the Little Rock Zoo

1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock
(501) 661-7233
Most popular menu item: Double deluxe cheeseburger
Looking for a refreshing break during your zoo visit? Join us in Cafe Africa for a meal, a snack or just to relax. Cafe Africa is located across from the Civitan Pavilion in the heart of the Little Rock Zoo. It features menu items such as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, fries, soda, ice cream and other food items. Spring/Summer Hours: Kitchen Grill open 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Cafe closes at 4:30 p.m.; Winter Hours: Monday-Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Cafe closes at 2 p.m. and Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Grill closes at 3:30 p.m., Cafe closes at 4 p.m. Open daily except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Razorback game days at War Memorial Stadium.


Cafe@Heifer

1 World Ave., Little Rock
(501) 907-8801
Most popular menu item: Southwest Burger
This cafe serves lunch. Choose from an array of bakery goods, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas as well as daily 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.


Capers Restaurant

14502 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 868-7600
Noted among food and wine enthusiasts since opening in 1997, Capers’ accolades include “Best Outside Dining,” “Most Romantic” and “Best Wine List,” just to name a few. The diverse menu features a wide array of appetizers, soups, salads and creative entrees, including fresh fish and aged Angus beef. Full bar available. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


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 the Capital Bar & Grill features regional comfort food, including the famous pimento cheese, spiced pecans and chicken fried steak complemented by superb service. Daily Chow-Down specials at lunch. Craft cocktails, a rotating wine-by-the-glass program and very select beers are the foundation of the award-winning Capital Bar & Grill 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
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.


Cheers in the Heights

2010 N. Van Buren St., Little Rock
(501) 663-5937
Most popular menu item: Chopped salmon salad
Located in the Heights, Cheers offers a menu of American cuisine with a hint of Cajun flair, complemented by a boutique wine list. Cheers is an intimate neighborhood restaurant offering hand-cut steaks, daily seafood specials, homemade soups, Kobe beef burgers and an array of original sandwiches and salads. Indoor or patio dining. Open 11 a.m-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


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.


Copeland’s

2602 S. Shackleford Road, Suite A, Little Rock
(501) 312-1616
Most popular menu item: Crab Cake & Shrimp Alfredo
Experience the spirit of New Orleans at Copeland’s Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and incomparable flavor of New Orleans in the casual, yet elegant atmosphere. Enticing aromas waft in from the cheesecake bakery, while an array of sumptuous desserts greets you as you enter the waiting area. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.


Copper Grill

300 E. Third St., Little Rock
(501) 375-3333
Most popular menu items: Filet mignon, salmon filet
Little Rock’s premier downtown restaurant and Wine Spectator award winner since 2007, Copper Grill offers a relaxing dining atmosphere, a beautiful street-side patio and a friendly bar. Whether you’re looking for a convenient business lunch, dinner and drinks before a local show, or a gourmet dining experience, you will love Copper Grill. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday.


Cotham’s in the City

1401 W. Third St., Little Rock
(501) 370-9177
The original Cotham’s Mercantile in Scott was built in 1917, earning a reputation for its hubcap hamburgers and onion rings, which have won many awards and were featured on the Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food.” Just blocks from the state capitol, government officials are among Cotham’s many loyal patrons. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday.


David’s Burgers

River Market, Little Rock, (501) 400-8371
6000 W. Markham St., Park Plaza Mall, Little Rock, (501) 664-4956
3510 Landers Road, North Little Rock, (501) 353-0387
102 Country Club Parkway, Maumelle, (501) 734-8668
101 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock, (501) 227-8333
6 Bass Pro Drive, Suite 700, Little Rock, (501) 455-6159
1100 Skyline Drive, Conway, (501) 327-3333
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. Its staff wants every guest to feel welcome and to have an extraordinary experience with exceptional service. Open 10:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10:45 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.


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. Sip a Malbec or Carmenere and watch the trolley roll by. Dizzy’s has a caravan of wickedly good food and guilty pleasure. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-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 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.


Forty Two at the Clinton Presidential Center

1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 537-0042
Most popular menu item: The Presidential Club
Located inside the Clinton Presidential Center, Forty Two offers a variety of dining selections for center visitors and locals alike. Stop by to enjoy a delicious and affordable lunch featuring seasonal and locally grown ingredients. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday.


Franke’s Cafeteria

400 Broadway St., Regions Bank Building, Little Rock, (501) 372-1919
11121 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, (501) 225-4487
Celebrating 98 years, Franke’s is Arkansas’ oldest restaurant. Serving downhome favorites cafeteria-style, Franke’s specialties include egg custard pie, peach cobbler, slow-cooked roast beef, mashed potatoes, eggplant casserole, slow-cooked ham, macaroni and cheese and more. Try the Lite Plate or Veggie Plate. Open 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday (Broadway Street). Open 10:45 a.m.-8 p.m. daily (Rodney Parham).


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.


Kent Walker Artisan Cheese

323 S. Cross St., Suite C, Little Rock
(501) 301-4963
Most popular menu items: Cheese and charcuterie board
Great food and drink are Kent Walker’s life’s passions. Proudly offering the highest quality cheese possible in the full service cheese shop and tasting room in downtown Little Rock. We sell our own cheese along with a variety of great imports. Enjoy a cheese and meat plate, sip a glass of fine wine or a pint of local brew. There are official tours every weekend afternoon. Local musicians are featured on the patio. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Tours are 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Loca Luna

3519 Old Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 663-4666
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 Southern flair. Staples include grilled aged Angus beef, premium meats and poultry, fresh seafood, brick-oven pizzas, eclectic appetizers and delicious wild stuff designed by Chef Mark Abernathy. 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.


Local Union

1501 N. University Ave., Little Rock
(501) 660-4200
Most popular menu item: Tempura-battered chicken tenders
Local Union is Little Rock’s newest full service bar, restaurant and private club located in the heart of the The Heights on the first floor of the Prospect Building (in the former Salute Bistro). With locally sourced food, making the experience feel like being at home. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. lunch Monday-Friday and 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


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: 5-Course Express Lunch
Embark upon a gastronomic journey into America’s heart. 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 item: Reuben
Paninis & Company offers fresh sandwiches and salads with house made dressings. We partner exclusively with Boar’s Head meat and cheeses, ensuring the highest quality meal with no added nitrates. All of our sandwiches are made to order. Catering will be available soon. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.


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. Pinnacle Valley Restaurant has casual, family-friendly dining. Offsite catering is available and two private meeting rooms are available Monday-Sunday with AV, podium, and event planning services. Open weekends: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Catering and party room/meeting room available 7 days per week.


Prospect Sports Bar & Grill

5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, (501) 603-0080
Most popular menu item: Prospect’s Signature Smoked Wings
Little Rock’s premier celebration and gathering spot. The best sports watching experience in the central Arkansas area with an eclectic menu made fresh in the kitchen daily. Sports, games, great food and fun — all in one location. Party rooms available. Open 11 a.m.-midnight daily.


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.


Red Door

3701 Old Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 666-8482
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. 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.


Reno’s Argenta Cafe

312 Main St., North Little Rock
(501) 376-2900
Most popular menu items: Burgers
Located in the heart of historic Argenta, Reno’s offers appetizers, sandwiches, salads, gyros, wraps, gourmet pizzas, burgers and specials. Full bar available; live music every weekend. On the trolley line and located near Verizon Arena and Dickey-Stephens Park. Open 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Saturday.


Rocks Bar & Grill

201 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
(501) 223-3000
Most popular menu items: Burgers
Rocks Bar & Grill, located inside Crowne Plaza Little Rock Hotel, offers classic American cuisine featuring the finest steaks available. Locals and guests alike enjoy the friendly service in a sophisticated atmosphere. Open 7 days a week.


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 grill for fast and fresh grill to plate. They are 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 tap system. Book the upstairs private mezzanine dining room for your special events. Reservations taken for seating until 6 p.m. Dining room hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday. Saturday lunch opens at noon. Bar is open until midnight Friday-Saturday.


South on Main

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

Amy Bell


The Tavern

17815 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
(501) 830-2100
Most popular menu items: Signature smoked wings
The Tavern Sports Grill is a place where you can enjoy good food and great sports! Located at The Promenade at Chenal, the Tavern has an authentic menu, happy hour specials, two projection screens, many more HD TVs and free Wi-Fi. Voted “Best Wings in Arkansas” by USA Today and 16 beers on tap! Full bar available. Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday.


Trio’s Restaurant & Catering

8201 Cantrell Road, Pavilion in the Park, Little Rock
(501) 221-3330
Most popular menu items: Trio’s Chicken Salad Plate, Voodoo Pasta
Proudly serving Arkansas for more than 30 years, Trio’s lunch menu features fresh soups and entree salads, daily specials and unique sandwiches. An eclectic dinner menu offers global fusion specials with fresh fish, steaks, pastas and enchiladas. Full bar with an extensive craft cocktail, wine and beer list. 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: Prost burger
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.


YaYa’s Euro Bistro

17711 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
(501) 821-1144
Most popular menu item: Bruschetta
The taste of The Mediterranean is just part of the unique flavor of YaYa’s. It’s also in the sounds of live music on the patio Thursday through Sunday and in the attentive service, creative cocktails, award-winning wine list and weekend brunch. Host a party in one of our two banquet spaces or call us for catering! Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.


Asian/Sushi

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.


Chi’s Dimsum & Bistro

6  Shackleford Drive, Little Rock, (501) 221-7737
17200 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, (501) 821-8000
3421 Old Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 916-9973
The Chi Family has been serving central Arkansas’ most authentic Chinese cuisine for 35 years. Come enjoy a taste of the freshest, most flavorful recipes in Arkansas. Now serving Little Rock and surrounding areas with four convenient locations. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.


Kemuri

2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
(501) 660-4100
Most popular menu items: Black cod, hand-cut 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. Located at the top of Hillcrest, Kemuri specializes in providing guests the ultimate dining experience. From tantalizing ingredients, to unique grilling methods and sauces, Kemuri gives guests a full spectrum of flavors. 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.


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. The modern fusion, full-flavored dishes reflect Sushi Cafe’s “East meets West” style. 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.


Wasabi Sushi, Bar & Grill

101 Main St., Little Rock, (501) 374-0777
Most popular menu items: Playboy Roll, Ichiro Roll
Located in downtown Little Rock, 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-Saturday, closes at 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Barbecue

Capitol Smokehouse & Grill

915 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock
(501) 372-4227
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.


Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

12005 Westhaven Drive, Little Rock, (501) 954-7427
2947 Lakewood Village Drive, 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 make Corky’s the perfect choice for your group! Open 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Hickory Joe’s

400 E. Third St., Little Rock
Scheduled to open in middle to late 2017, Hickory Joe’s will return 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.


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 unique ingredients that make Sim’s Bar-B-Que a unique eating experience, and great food and unmatched service keeps locals and visitors coming back. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday.


Whole Hog Cafe

2516 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 664-5025
12111 W. Markham St., Little Rock, (501) 907-6124
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

@ The Corner - A Modern Diner

201 E. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 400-8458
Most popular menu item: Breakfast - Up & @ ‘Em; Lunch - The Corner Poutine
@ The Corner is a family-owned restaurant operated by three sisters 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. 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.). 


Andina Cafe & Coffee Roastery

433 E. Third St., Little Rock
(501) 376-2326
Most popular menu items: Omelets
Andina Cafe & Coffee Roastery serves breakfast all day, prepares daily lunch specials and also has hot and cold sandwiches. Open 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.


la Madeleine Country French Cafe

12210 W. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 221-7777
Most popular menu item: Chicken la Madeleine
From our signature fireplace to crave-worthy traditional French fare, la Madeleine welcomes guests to relax, visit with friends and family, and enjoy a taste of the French countryside. Our signature pastries and unique recipes are made fresh in our kitchen daily. Open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. 


La Terraza Rum & Lounge

3000 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
(501) 251-8261
Most popular menu item: 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.


Rocks Bar & Grill

201 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
(501) 223-3000
Most popular menu item: Burgers
Rocks Bar & Grill, located inside Crowne Plaza Little Rock Hotel, offers classic American cuisine featuring the finest steaks available. Locals and guests alike enjoy the friendly service in a sophisticated atmosphere. Open 7 days a week.


Trio’s Restaurant & Catering

8201 Cantrell Road, Pavilion in the Park, Little Rock
(501) 221-3330
Most popular menu items: Trio’s Chicken Salad Plate, Voodoo Pasta
Proudly serving Arkansas for more than 30 years, Trio’s lunch menu features fresh soups and entree salads, daily specials and unique sandwiches. An eclectic dinner menu offers global fusion specials with fresh fish, steaks, pastas and enchiladas. Full bar with an extensive craft cocktail, wine and beer list. 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.


YaYa’s Euro Bistro

17711 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
(501) 821-1144
Most popular menu item: Bruschetta
The taste of The Mediterranean is just part of the unique flavor of YaYa’s. It’s also in the sounds of live music on the patio Thursday through Sunday and in the attentive service, creative cocktails, award-winning wine list and weekend brunch. Host a party in one of our two banquet spaces or call us for catering! Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.


Zetêo Coffee

610 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 733-2324
Most popular menu items: Espresso drinks, drip coffee, bacon, egg & cheese croissant
Zetêo Coffee will offer specialty coffees from Onyx Coffee Lab, breakfast and lunch items, sweet treats as well as a few local craft beers and wines. This will be the second location for Zetêo Coffee, with their first location being situated in the heart of downtown Conway. Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-close Friday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Brewery/Brew Pub

Blue Canoe Brewing Co.

425 E. Third St., Little Rock
(501) 492-9378
Most popular menu items: 4 x 4 American Pale Ale
Blue Canoe Brewing Co. offers a variety of freshly made salsas, dips, sandwiches, burgers, and weekly specials to 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 & Taproom

500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 664-2239
Most popular menu items: The Hog and craft beer
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 nine years! There are three locations in Little Rock including The Damgoode Brewery and Taproom in the River Market location. Delivery and online ordering are also available. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.


Flyway Brewery

314 Maple St., North Little Rock
(501) 350-8868
Most popular menu items: Bacon-wrapped Quail Sliders
Flyway Brewing is a micro-brewery with a tasting room and restaurant. Open 4-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and noon-9 p.m. Friday-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 Brewing is a craft microbrewery rooted in Arkansas, taking its name from the historic, storied forest that stands on 40 acres of Arkansas’s last truly virgin soil in Calhoun County. 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. Join them for one of the 12 beers on tap, delicious food and a unique experience. Cheers! 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
Our brew pub is open seven days a week and features four year-round beers and 12 rotating beers, all brewed on site. Enjoy some of our Cajun inspired sharables with a friend, or mix it up and try one of our unique burgers or signature sandwiches while dining on the best covered patio in Little Rock. After dinner, hop on down to our beautiful, spacious beer garden. Soak in the sun while listening to some live entertainment and playing a game of Baggo. “Rebel at Heart, Rebel in Hand.” 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, food from the Kent Walker Grilled Cheese Kitchen, and locally made bar snacks. Visit them on Facebook & Instagram and @StonesThrowBrew on Twitter for current selections. 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 Pizza Pub Brewery serves award-winning, hand-tossed, stone-baked, New York-style pizzas, calzones, sandwiches and salads that are consistently voted local favorites. 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. 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.


Cajun

Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

822 E. Sixth St., Little Rock
(501) 374-2791
Most popular menu item: Cajun Burger
Our brew pub is open seven days a week and features four year-round beers and 12 rotating beers, all brewed on site. Enjoy some of our Cajun inspired sharables with a friend, or mix it up and try one of our unique burgers or signature sandwiches while dining on the best covered patio in Little Rock. After dinner, hop on down to our beautiful, spacious beer garden. Soak in the sun while listening to some live entertainment and playing a game of Baggo. “Rebel at Heart, Rebel in Hand.” 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.


Catfish

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

12005 Westhaven Drive, Little Rock, (501) 954-7427
2947 Lakewood Village Drive, 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 make Corky’s the perfect choice for your group! Open 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Flying Fish

511 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 375-3474
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 mahi mahi and a nice selection of salads. Daily specials are offered, and a private dining room will cater to almost any gathering. 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.


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. Pinnacle Valley Restaurant has casual, family-friendly dining. Offsite catering is available and two private meeting rooms are available Monday-Sunday with AV, podium, and event planning services. Open weekends: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Catering and party room/meeting room available 7 days per week.


Dessert/Coffee

Boulevard Bread Co.

1417 Main St., Little Rock, (501) 375-5100
1920 N. Grant St., Little Rock, (501) 663-5951
Most popular menu items: 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. Hours vary by location; call for hours.


Copeland’s

2602 S. Shackleford Road, Suite A, Little Rock
(501) 312-1616
Most popular menu item: Crab Cake & Shrimp Alfredo
Experience the spirit of New Orleans at Copeland’s Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and incomparable flavor of New Orleans in the casual, yet elegant atmosphere. Enticing aromas waft in from the cheesecake bakery, while an array of sumptuous desserts greets you as you enter the waiting area. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 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. These little gourmet desserts disguised as cupcakes are 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. Cupcakes is perfect for an afternoon treat or for your wedding day. With 9-12 different flavors daily, Cupcakes on Kavanaugh is a perfect destination for everyone. 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 items: 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 Joint

301 Main St., North Little Rock
Cafe (501) 372-0210 | Reservations (501) 372-0205
Most popular menu items: Paninis
The Joint is a unique theater and coffee shop that offers custom coffees and blended drinks as well as pastries and snacks. Use the 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 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Check Facebook page for accurate hours.


Trio’s Restaurant & Catering

8201 Cantrell Road, Pavilion in the Park, Little Rock
(501) 221-3330
Most popular menu items: Trio’s Chicken Salad Plate, Voodoo Pasta
Proudly serving Arkansas for more than 30 years, Trio’s lunch menu features fresh soups and entree salads, daily specials and unique sandwiches. An eclectic dinner menu offers global fusion specials with fresh fish, steaks, pastas and enchiladas. Full bar with an extensive craft cocktail, wine and beer list. 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.


Zetêo Coffee

610 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 733-2324
Most popular menu items: Espresso drinks, drip coffee, bacon, egg & cheese croissant
Zetêo Coffee will offer specialty coffees from Onyx Coffee Lab, breakfast and lunch items, sweet treats as well as a few local craft beers and wines. This will be the second location for Zetêo Coffee, with their first location being situated in the heart of downtown Conway. Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-close Friday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Ethnic

Buenos Aires Grill & Cafe

614 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 904-2133
Most popular menu items: Empanadas, Choripan, mix grill
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 and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.


The Pantry Crest

722 N. Palm Street, Little Rock
(501) 725-4945
Most popular menu items: 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. The Pantry evokes warm European charm that makes it a favorite spot to Eat. Meat. Drink. Open 4 p.m.-midnight Monday-Saturday.


Farm-To-Table

@ The Corner - A Modern Diner

201 E. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 400-8458
Most popular menu item: Breakfast - Up & @ ‘Em; Lunch - The Corner Poutine
@ The Corner is a family-owned restaurant operated by three sisters 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. 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.). 


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, 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.


South on Main

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


French

la Madeleine Country French Cafe

12210 W. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 221-7777
Most popular menu item: Chicken la Madeleine
From our signature fireplace to crave-worthy traditional French fare, la Madeleine welcomes guests to relax, visit with friends and family, and enjoy a taste of the French countryside. Our signature pastries and unique recipes are made fresh in our kitchen daily. Open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. 


Greek/Mediterranean

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.


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

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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.


YaYa’s Euro Bistro

17711 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
(501) 821-1144
Most popular menu item: Bruschetta
The taste of The Mediterranean is just part of the unique flavor of YaYa’s. It’s also in the sounds of live music on the patio Thursday through Sunday and in the attentive service, creative cocktails, award-winning wine list and weekend brunch. Host a party in one of our two banquet spaces or call us for catering! Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.


Irish

Cregeen’s Irish Pub

301 Main St., North Little Rock
(501) 376-7468
Most popular menu items: 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.


Italian/Pizza

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 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


Cafe Prego

5510 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, (501) 663-5355
Most popular menu items: Salmon Alexander, 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. Offering gluten-free options and a great wine list. Also available through Chef Shuttle. Open dinner 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 5-9 p.m. Sunday.


Damgoode Pies

2701 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, (501) 664-2239
6706 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 664-2239
Most popular menu items: The Hog
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 nine years! There are three locations in Little Rock including The Damgoode Brewery and Taproom in the River Market location. Delivery and online ordering are also available. 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.


Damgoode Pies & Taproom

500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 664-2239
Most popular menu items: The Hog and craft beer
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 nine years! There are three locations in Little Rock including The Damgoode Brewery and Taproom in the River Market location. Delivery and online ordering are also available. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.


Graffiti’s Italian Restaurant

7811 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 224-9079
Most popular menu item: Osso Bucco
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 item: 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.


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.


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 p.m.-close Monday-Saturday.


U.S. Pizza Co.

5524 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, (501) 664-7071
2710 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, (501) 663-2198
3307 Fair Park Blvd., Little Rock, (501) 565-6580
9300 Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, (501) 224-6300
4001 McCain Park Drive, North Little Rock, (501) 753-2900
3324 Pike Ave., North Little Rock, (501) 758-5997
3600 Highway 5, Bryant, (501) 943-3333
109 Commons Drive, Maumelle, (501) 851-0880
8403 Highway 107, Building A, Sherwood, (501) 992-1512
Most popular menu item: Pizza
U.S. Pizza Company prides itself on offering made-to-order pizzas cooked in old-fashioned stone hearth ovens. Complementing the broad range of specialty pizzas are salads that were voted No. 1 in the state. Guests can also take advantage of sandwiches and carryout service. Beer and wine are available, and there is a full bar at the Hillcrest location. Open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday at all locations. Serving champagne brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.


Juice Bar/Smoothies

I Love Juice Bar

207 N. University Ave., Suite 210A, Little Rock
(501) 744-5842
Serving 100 percent whole fruits and vegetables. Smoothies and juices, salad, soup, smoothie bowls, essential oil shots, juice cleanses and more. Overwhelmingly gluten free and vegan while sourcing local produce and snacks. Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Mexican

Chuy’s

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 food 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 & 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 upon which patrons can take in the sights and sounds of the hip Riverdale design district Come for the food, stay for the atmosphere. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Heights Taco & Tamale Co.

5805 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
(501) 313-4848
Most popular menu items: Award-winning Ark-Mex-style cheese dip, The Spring Fling Frozen Mojito
Heights Taco & Tamale prepares your favorite Mexican and Tex-Mex inspired dishes with local, seasonal and Arkansas influences. Welcome to Arkansas’ destination for Arkansas-Style Mexican food. Welcome to your new favorite food group — Ark-Mex. Located in the heart of Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday (bar open later with smaller appetizer only menu).


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’s 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.


Tacos 4 Life Grill

2630 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
(501) 404-0144
Most popular menu item: Grilled chicken taco
Delicious, chef-inspired tacos in a fresh, unique atmosphere. For every meal you buy, a meal is donated to a child in need. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


Soul Food

Chicken Wangs Cafe III

9201 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock
(501) 975-2455
Chicken Wangs Cafe III is locally 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

Cajun’s Wharf

2400 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 375-5351
Most popular menu items: Steak & Tail, catfish platter
Cajun’s is known for its fresh seafood, aged Angus beef, Wine Spectator award-winning wine list and fun atmosphere, including their deck overlooking the Arkansas River. Cajun’s also offers a shuttle to local area hotels. Full bar available. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Bar is open 4:30 p.m.-close Monday-Saturday.


Copeland’s

2602 S. Shackleford Road, Suite A, Little Rock
(501) 312-1616
Most popular menu item: Crab Cake & Shrimp Alfredo
Experience the spirit of New Orleans at Copeland’s Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and incomparable flavor of New Orleans in the casual, yet elegant atmosphere. Enticing aromas waft in from the cheesecake bakery, while an array of sumptuous desserts greets you as you enter the waiting area. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-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
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.


Lulu’s Crab Boil

5911 R St., Little Rock, (501) 663-2388
Serving the best seafood experience in the central Arkansas area with handmade sauces that will smack your taste buds into overdrive. You’ll find the freshest seafood around. Come to Lulu’s for succulent king crab legs, our signature seafood boils, and the best seafood sandwiches and po’ boys in Little Rock. Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily.


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 mahi mahi and a nice selection of salads. Daily specials are offered, and a private dining room will cater to almost any gathering. 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.


Riverfront Steakhouse

2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock
(501) 375-7825
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.


Trio’s Restaurant & Catering

8201 Cantrell Road, Pavilion in the Park, Little Rock
(501) 221-3330
Most popular menu items: Trio’s Chicken Salad Plate, Voodoo Pasta
Proudly serving Arkansas for more than 30 years, Trio’s lunch menu features fresh soups and entree salads, daily specials and unique sandwiches. An eclectic dinner menu offers global fusion specials with fresh fish, steaks, pastas and enchiladas. Full bar with an extensive craft cocktail, wine and beer list. 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.


YaYa’s Euro Bistro

17711 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
(501) 821-1144
Most popular menu item: Bruschetta
The taste of The Mediterranean is just part of the unique flavor of YaYa’s. It’s also in the sounds of live music on the patio Thursday through Sunday and in the attentive service, creative cocktails, award-winning wine list and weekend brunch. Host a party in one of our two banquet spaces or call us for catering! Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.


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 vendors that 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.