It's good to be hungry when you're in Fayetteville, but it's hard to stay that way. Though some things have changed due to coronavirus, our local restaurants continue to provide unique culinary experiences. From curbside pickup to socially distanced dining, they are committed to following guidelines and keeping you and their staff safe.
Fayetteville’s authentic, diverse culinary scene continues to grow thanks to a new wave of restauranteurs showcasing regional ingredients and reinventing traditional dishes. Unique culinary experiences include thriving farm-to-table restaurants and artisan coffee shops that roast locally. Long-time staples continue to be must-try institutions.
Outdoor dining is available at many of our restaurants along with sidewalk cafes and public picnic areas. Plus, an impressive display of food trucks serving lunch, dinner, snacks and sweets can be found across several areas of town.
Ready to get your grub on? Start scrolling below, or here is a list of restaurants offering takeout, curbside and delivery services.
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.
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:
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.
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