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It's good to be hungry when you're in Fayetteville, but it's hard to stay that way! Fayetteville’s authentic, diverse culinary scene continually expands thanks to a new wave of restaurateurs showcasing regional ingredients and reinventing traditional dishes. Unique culinary experiences include farm-to-table restaurants and artisan coffee shops that roast locally. Long-time staples to locals are must-try institutions for visitors that want to dive into a food culture that reflects Fayetteville’s personality.

Here, it’s a melting pot of local, international, and fusion flavors. From fine dining to food truck courts, comfort food to new favorites - whatever you or your crew are hungry for, Fayetteville serves it up!

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 all throughout Fayetteville.

Ready to get your grub on? Start scrolling below, or check our Dining Guide for a more comprehensive list.

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Our Dining Guide includes a list of the many great restaurants in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as well as features on some of our favorite spots. Download a copy or view our online flipbook.

 

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In addition to our Dining Guide, you can also find information about local restaurants, including hours of operation, reviews, menus, and more, using the following resources:

 

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Experience Fayetteville Pop-Up Lounge

Another installment of Experience Fayetteville’s “Pop-Up Lounge” series will be available for downtown guests Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 5-10 p.m. in Fayetteville. The lounge, located at Block and Meadow, is free to enter. It is a tented area that provides open-air seating for guests to enjoy takeout food orders from local restaurants and drinks from bars participating in the Outdoor Refreshment Area (ORA). 

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International Cuisine in Fayetteville

We celebrate International Education Week alongside the University of Arkansas this week (November 16-20, 2020) and international cuisine every day. A college town nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville draws students and visitors from all over the world who share their stories, cultures, and traditions in all of the best ways. In the travel and tourism industry, one of our favorite ways to celebrate Fayetteville is through the FOOD! Here, it’s a melting pot of local international and fusion flavors so whatever you or your crew are hungry for, Fayetteville serves it up.

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Experience Fayetteville Pop-Up Lounge

POP-UP PATIO: Looking to get a little fresh air this week? Experience Fayetteville is setting up a pop-up lounge so that you can do just that this Wednesday evening from 5 -10 p.m. off of Dickson St. and Campbell Ave. Gather your small quarantine crew and pick up your favorite food and drinks from nearby restaurants and bars and then pop into our patio space for a safe night out.

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Event date: February 01, 2020

Frost Fest 2020

For all those craft beer lovers out in the world, there’s nothing that warms the heart and soul more on a chilly winter’s day than a gathering of 45 or so breweries from multiple states—all ready to pour samples of their very best products. If this sounds like your version of nirvana, you’ll want to make solid plans to attend Frost Fest 2020 on Saturday, February 1.

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Great Places to Spend a Happy Hour in Fayetteville

The happy hour scene is a way of life in Fayetteville, Arkansas and the options for where to gather for everything from a simple ice-cold draught to gourmet-in-a-glass are many and varied. We can’t begin to name all of the fantastic independent places to try, but this list of a few crowd favorites spans every taste or mood—from casual to upscale. (Can you say time for an epic pub crawl??)

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