above: the Palace Hotel and Bathhouse in Eureka Springs
Tie Dye Travels has many articles on Arkansas food such as one on the regional cheese dip served throughout the state.
In June, 2009, The Former Lady Travel and I were at the Little Rock, AR Target Store. We went to the Starbucks to get a cup of tea. When I asked to get two cups of black tea, the counter girl had to look up how to make it in the manual.
Sparks Soda Fountain- 105 N Main St, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712 (479) 273-1329-next to the….sigh…Walmart Museum.
Devalls Bluff, AR
Ms. Lena’s Pies – 2885 AR-33, De Valls Bluff, AR 72041-Fried pies and regular pies but open Saturdays only.
El Dorado, AR
Minute Man-318 W Main St, El Dorado, AR 71730 Closed Sunday (870) 862-7995-Lost in Time charcoal grill burger joint/mexican restauant. Used to be part of a big chain and now the lone survivor. The burgers come with a relish sauce. The storefront is Mid century Modern.
Flying Burger-704 S Timberlane Dr, El Dorado, AR 71730 (870) 864-0014-odd combo of retro style hand patties burger joint and fresh seafood restaurant. There are 2 locations.
Eureka Springs, AR
Two Dumb Dames Fudge Factory-33 South Main Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
(479) 253-7268-Fudge factory in the very cute Eureka Springs.
Fort Smith, AR
Ed Walker’s Drive-In & Restaurant ?-retro style dining room & drive in restaurant with French dip sandwiches, giant burgers & beer.
1500 Towson Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Most days · 10AM–12AM
Yellow Umbrella-1608 S Greenwood Ave ,Fort Smith, AR 72901 (479) 783-7929 Mon to friday 10:30 am – 4:00 pm closed weekends. seasoned crinkle cut fries. Heavy mustard on the burgers.
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Amusement Park
Park Address: 1701 East Grand Ave., Hot Springs, AK 71901
Phone Number: (501) 624-5411
McClard’s Bar-B-Q -505 Albert Pike, Hot Springs, AR 501-623-9665, closed Sunday and Monday. BBQ ribs smothered with French Fries, or Tamales with BBQ meat and condiments similar to Frito pie.
Lake Village, AR
Rhoda’s Famous Hot Tamales – 714 Saint Mary St, Lake Village, AR 71653 (870) 265-3108-Tamales, delicious burgers and Soul food. Get the Pecan Pie! Cash only Closed Sunday. Daily 8 am to 7 pm.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Mr. Mason’s BBQ which is the heir to the recipes of an earlier operation. 915 West Capitol at Chester Street.
Sim’s BBQ restaurants, noted for their thin, reddish, mustard-based sauce. Various locations around LR.
Cotham’s In The City, 1401 West 3rd Street, 370.9177-home of the hubcap burger, huge one pound monster.
Whole Hog CafÉ, 2516 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202. Well, you gotta have bbq, right? Good looking ribs.
Live Music-Sticky Fingerz Rock-n-roll Chicken Shack – 107 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 372-7707
Town Pump -1321 Rebsamen Park Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202 (501) 663-9802
White Water Tavern – 2500 W 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72205-: (501) 375-8400-beer, food and live music
The Local alternative paper is the Fayetteville Free Weekly.
Catfish Hole-4127 W Wedington Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72704-mostly fried seafood joint
Sassy’s Red House-708 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 856-6366-BBQ joint with really good sides
Dot’s Nashville Hot Chicken-617 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (615) 208-3272
Whole Hog Cafe -3009 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 442-0100-delicious saucy ribs.
Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese-326 N W Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 521-1669
Sit & Spin is a gorgeous retro style burger and salad joint but this might be the top of your list as you can eat and do laundry at the same time.-737 N Leverett Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 249-6570
A Q Chicken House- Southern-style chicken recipes , 1207 N Thompson St, Springdale, AR 72764
Hugo’s-25 1/2 N Block Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 521-7585-An everything but the kitchen sink overly decorated college hangout. Famous for grasshopper crepes for dessert topped with mint ice cream
Feltner Brothers -2768 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 935-4545-Slightly too stylized burger joint from the descendents of the whattaburger family.
Smoke and Barrel, (479) 521-6880 324 W Dickson St Fayetteville, Arkansas, Whiskey bar with live music
Drive In Theater-
112 Drive In-3352 Hwy. 112 N., Fayetteville, AR 72703, (501) 442-4542-Old drive in with classic stick it on your car speakers.
Clunk Records, 2147 North College, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Hillbilly Hideout -3202 Pence Ln, Ozark, AR 72949 (844) 240-7281-A little slick on the decor but a 24 hour restaurant off I-40 with homemade pie and the deep fried Heavenly Hog sandwich, Ham and turkey and two cheeses.
Mammoth Orange Cafe – 103 AR-365, Redfield, AR 72132 (501) 397-2347-Sunday Closed. Trashy travel LOVES giant oranges and its even more excited when the giant orange serves burgers, because normally giant oranges just serve orange juice. Great looking burgers. Also diner food for burger haters. Since 1964
Susie Q Malt Shop – 612 N 2nd St, Rogers, AR 72756 Cute drive in restaurant for ice cream, burgers and fries. Sunday Closed Daily 10:30AM–8PM (479) 631-6258
Eats-Taco Villa, 420 East Fourth Street, Russellville, AR 72801 ,(479) 968-1191-Tiny cash only hole in the wall mexican joint with the hyper regional queso and simple mexican food.
St Joe, AR
Eats-Coursey’s -Highway 65, St. Joe, AR -870-439-2503 -Smokehouse where they cure old fashioned hams and bacon. They also have has a small counter in back where you can have a sandwich made of ham, turkey, or peppered beef of their amazing smoked products. And get a summer sausage to go.
Wiederkehr Village, AR
Wiederkehr’s Weinkeller Restaurant-3324 Swiss Family Dr
Wiederkehr Village, AR 72821 (479) 468-3551-Out of time restaurant in a winery. Get the fondue which feeds many. Gorgeous.