Your Guide to
the Best Little Rock Restaurants.
With over 700 Little Rock restaurants, we won't try to list all of them
here. Suffice it to say that if you're looking for a restaurant, Little
Rock, Arkansas is a great place to be.
What we will do is provide a link to the absolute best, most complete
Little Rock Guide to restaurants there is.
The most complete list of Little Rock
After you get through searching all the Little Rock food choices, come
back here and we'll tell you about our favorite restaurants in Little
Little Rock Restaurants.
picks for the best Little Rock American food restaurants are:
Canon Grill -
A nice little place housed in an old street
front building in the Hillcrest neighborhood. The main focus of the
menu is Tex-Mex which you might guess from the name. Just to keep
everyone happy they also have some great pasta dishes, salads, and
Grill - A long time favorite among North Little Rock
restaurants, there is now one on Cantrell Road in west Little Rock. The
main attractions are the burgers and home cut fries, but they balance
the choices with several huge salads. If I'm in the mood for something
lighter, the signature white chili is great. They also have sweet
potato fries that could almost double as dessert.
- Even the name sounds like fun. They have 2 locations in Little Rock,
one on Cantrell and one on Chenal Parkway. Sort of a cross between a
50's style diner and soda fountain. Specializing in 50's style food
meaning malts, shakes, and burgers. If you're watching the calories,
they also have salads and other low-cal healthier choices.
Well, these are our favorites. If you have a favorite American
restaurant in Little Rock, Arkansas, be sure and tell us about it
through our contact
Cuisine - Offering Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese dishes,
it's kind of like and Asian Sampler plate. If you want Asian but you're
not sure what kind, this is the place for you. As close as you can get
to a Vietnamese restaurant in Little Rock, Arkansas. Located on
Grampa's - Another
one of the many North Little Rock restaurants that has opened a
location in Little Rock. This one on Stagecoach Road. The crispy
all-you-can-eat catfish is what made them famous. They have added to
the menu now with a variety of steaks, chicken, and seafood. It's a
laid back, homey kind of place. Exactly what you want in a local Little
Rock catfish place.
US Pizza -
A long running favorite. I've been eating there
since it started in 1972 in a place the size of a closet in Levy. Now
with locations everywhere, you won't be far from one no matter where in
the Little Rock city limits you are. Great pizza, great sandwiches,
great salads. It's an institution among Little Rock restaurants. I
think I've said enough!
Flying Fish -
Located in the Little Rock River Market, this no frills seafood place
just delivers great food at reasonable prices. If you like it fried,
boiled, grilled or steamed, they have you covered. This ain't fine
dining, so just put on your t-shirts and jeans and dive in.
Cafe - In the category of barbecue food, Little Rock has
it's own style. The original place on Cantrell Road was started by some
award winning locals who did it their way until they got it right. You
have 6 sauces to choose from, or if you want to be a purist, none. My
favorite is the smoked pork tenderloin with mustard sauce.
Cuisine - When it comes to Chinese food, Little Rock has
plenty of choices. Most are all-you-can-eat buffets in strip centers.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. I've just always liked the
quieter atmosphere and privacy at Chi's. The food and service have been
consistently good for all the years I've been dining there.
The Villa - When I want
Italian food, this has been my choice for over 30 years. They have a
large variety of pasta dishes, great pizzas, and a reputation for some
of the best desserts in town. The recently added baked pasta dishes
have become some of my favorites. A favorite among Little Rock
restaurants for over 50 years.
Rose - A local Little Rock restaurant that even Rachel
Ray noticed on a trip to town. The menu has a New Orleans influence
that sets it apart from traditional steak and potato places. Even
though it was recently rebuilt, I still like the atmosphere at the
Rebsamen Road location. The one on Bowman is fine, but the large
parking lot and quieter area make for a more stress free experience at
Grounds - For a
change from the usual corporate coffee chains, this little place in the
Heights is a breath of fresh air. Located in a converted house, it's a
great atmosphere for sittin' and sippin'.
and Bar - Don't let the name fool you. Some of the most
exotic dishes in town are served up here. Self described as "world
cuisine", the menu leans heavily toward French. With Belgian born Denis
Seyer in charge, you can bet it's authentic.
Country Cookin' - I recently met a friend for lunch at
this little place. Since it was in a strip center off Shackleford, it
didn't really fit my idea of a home cooking kind of place. But ignore
the outside, and you'll find 4 entrees and 11 vegetables made just like
your grandma used to. The fried chicken has won awards, and the home
made pies aren't bad either.
Tequila's - One of many family owned Mexican restaurants
in Little Rock. This one just seems to be a notch above the others.
I've been patronizing this local Little Rock mini-chain since the first
one opened in North Little Rock nearly 15 years ago. There are several
locations now, but my favorite is the one on Rodney Parham.
- You can find this place right in the middle of the
Little Rock River Market District. It bills itself as a beer joint, and
there is lots of beer to choose from, but don't let that overshadow the
tasty sandwiches on the menu. Yep, Flying Saucer in Little Rock is a
pretty good place to sip a cold one, munch a sandwich, and watch the
world go by on the street outside.
Bakery - Cakes, cookies, pastries, pies. How much
temptation can you stand? Well if you do give in there are now 3
locations for this Little Rock kitchen. They have been an area favorite
for years for good reason.
Nightclubs that Serve
If somebody asks you "Where is Sticky Finger in Little
Rock?". Chances are this is the place they're talking about. One of
several clubs in Little Rock located in the River Market District.
This one caters to a somewhat younger crowd with a variety of live
music acts. Besides the obvious chicken fingers, the menu includes
"sammiches", burgers, salads, pizza, and even a few dinner plates. One
of the best Little Rock restaurants that does double duty as a night
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