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Fayetteville offers eclectic fare at local restaurants and national chains alike. If you're looking to be adventurous with your next meal, Fayetteville will not disappoint. Whatever cuisines you're craving, chances are we have it here.

Looking for a romantic dinner for two? Hoping to linger over a candlelit dinner and a bottle of wine? Prefer a casual atmosphere? Traveling with the whole family? Spice things up with Cajun food, savor a juicy burger or enjoy some fresh organic flavor. Make your way through a world of flavors - Thai, Chinese, American, vegetarian, Mexican, BBQ - pretty much anything you could want.

Prefer food on wheels? Fayetteville has many food trucks located around the area. A gathering of both food trucks and other mobile vendors offering tacos, soups, pastries and more can be found at the Yacht Club on College Street and Shulertown on Dickson Street.

It's good to be hungry when you're in Fayetteville, but it's hard to stay that way.

 

Oh, lovely Thai food, that beautifully balanced, tantalizing combination of salty, sweet, sour and bitter...ranging from sinus-clearing spicy to delicately flavored. Thai meals are made for group sharing and experimenting with wonderful fresh flavors—plus any leftovers only improve overnight for a next-day snack. Fayetteville is full of authentic Thai restaurants to satisfy even the most seasoned (pun intended) foodie, and we’ve got several to recommend.

Meat lovers, rejoice! We know the list of ways to make an exceptional steak is at least as long as the number of cuts to choose from—and how beef lovers rank their preferences regarding either topic certainly provides fuel for a couple of hotly contested debates. No matter where you land with your meaty opinions, if there’s a cut of steak your mouth is watering for, we’ve got an array of Fayetteville, Arkansas locations to cure your craving. Check out these favorites:

There’s a fair number of folks who might misguidedly believe that all of the top bars are highfalutin places found in major cities—but word is out to the contrary, thanks to Esquire magazine. In the publication’s “Best Bars in America, 2019” article naming “twenty-seven places to grab a mighty beverage,” near the very top of the formidable list is one of Fayetteville’s favorite watering holes, Maxine’s Tap Room.

Fayetteville has long enjoyed a reputation of offering some solid dining options for those who embrace a plant-based diet. While most local restaurants do offer or are willing to adapt their offerings to include vegetarian or vegan fare, there are a number of independent kitchens that really show the veggie love.

May, 2019

PIE. A simple, unassuming little word—yet the very mention of it conjures up such happy emotion! Meringue, cream, fruit, chocolate, crisp, nut, silk, caramel and even savory…do you lean toward a perfect flaky crust, perhaps the classic graham cracker or, dare we say it, fried into a heavenly, crunchy packet of goodness? We could argue for days about which is the best, but that would be precious time lost when considering how many glorious pie options exist for the tasting in Fayetteville. Here are a few for you to conquer: