Eat

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.

Deep fried, pan fried or pressure fried. Crunchy, juicy or crispy. Legs, wings, breasts or thighs. No matter how you like fried chicken, one thing is certain: Fayetteville’s got it.

A popular thing to do for travelers is experiencing the local culture, and what better way to do so than through food. After all, “you are what you eat,” right? Foodies visiting Fayetteville are always in for a treat, since Fayetteville has such a variety of culinary options, from fine dining to eclectic restaurants to farm-to-table to food-truck courts. Luckily for fried-chicken lovers, pretty much every kind of eatery in Fayetteville has delicious fried chicken.

When you’re in Fayetteville enjoying the many things to do, like biking the trails, shopping and taking in the entertainment and nightlife on Dickson Street, it’s important to fuel up with good food. Lucky for you, Fayetteville has a wide variety of restaurants that specialize in everything from quick eats to fine dining.

If you’re looking for a clean and refreshing option for lunch, dinner or anything in between, Fayetteville’s salad scene has got you covered! (Let’s face it, we should all eat more salads, right?) And, most of the best places to eat in Fayetteville serve fantastic salads. Here are a few to get you started.

April, 2018

Looking for a perfect patio to soak up the sun and enjoy a bite and drinks with friends? Look no further than Fayetteville, Arkansas, home of beautiful weather year round and incredible food — and plenty of drink specials!

April, 2018

Located in the Uptown District, JBGB (JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewery) has become one of the most popular establishments in Fayetteville, as it’s offers four things locals and guests love: food, beer, games and music.

In fact, it’s outdoor gaming area includes shuffle board, baggo, ping pong, bocce ball, sand volleyball and a wading pool, making it a virtual playground for adults. Considering JBGB is also a craft brewery, it’s no wonder people love going there — and staying for a fun night!

March, 2018

Northwest Arkansas is a mixing pot of various cultures, thanks to both the University of Arkansas and the unique spirit of Fayetteville. Mexican food has become a staple in town, and the options for authentic and affordable Mexican cuisine are boundless.

Being in the South, Fayetteville is home to many Southern traditions, including family-owned Mexican restaurants. While we can’t promise to end the “cheese-dip vs. queso” debate, anyone who respects a high-quality Mexican meal can agree that Fayetteville’s local options are top-notch.