Eat

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.

 

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:

May, 2019

When visiting with Fayetteville locals and University of Arkansas graduates of every generation, mention of the “Old Post Office” or the “OPO” brings forth a multitude of memories relating to the vintage 1911 centerpiece of the Historic Fayetteville Square. Since the last mail was delivered from the building in the 1970s and the site was placed on the national register of historic places, the OPO has been a home to an array of businesses and provided a beautiful backdrop to countless photo ops.

Buffalo wings. Hot wings. Whatever you call them, we’re down to eat ‘em! This delicious handheld food is so simple, yet so messy. It can be an appetizer or the main course. Some people are looking to fill up, and others are looking to test their limits by devouring plates of the best wings in Fayetteville.

In short, wings are what you make them and a bit of a culinary paradox — a communal experience that’s also very personalized, since everybody loves to meet up for wings but has their own favorite. Nowadays, with a seemingly endless array of flavors, finding the best wings can be a challenge. Lucky for you, many Fayetteville restaurants have great wings, so here are a few local favorites to get you started on your quest.