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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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Place to Treat Yourself: Ice Cream in Fayetteville

It has been said, and aptly so, “Without ice cream there would be darkness and chaos.” – Don Kardong We’re happy to report that for many reasons all is well in the City of Fayetteville, not the least of which is the profusion of great spots to satisfy your sweet tooth with something spectacularly cold and delicious. We haven’t been able to pick a favorite, but are so very content to keep the quest alive. Here are some must-tries when nothing will do but sweet, creamy perfection topped with your heart’s delight:

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The Natural State of Beer - Arkansas Brewers Guild Conference

Brewers from throughout Arkansas are making big plans to converge upon Fayetteville July 12 and 13 for all things beer—as the Arkansas Brewers Guild hosts its popular annual conference “The Natural State of Beer.” There will be plenty to learn, people to meet and bottles to swap, and there’s no question one of the highlights of the gathering will be a chartered brewery tour to visit the veritable explosion of microbreweries in the region.

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History Happy Hour: Celebrating Dickson Street

It’s next to impossible to picture Fayetteville, Arkansas without calling to mind the city’s much-storied, always vibrant Dickson Street. To honor these few illustrious blocks running through downtown—and the special place they hold in the hearts of generations of locals, college students, alumni and visitors—the team at the Clinton House Museum is throwing a special Dickson-themed party.

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Best Thai Restaurants in Fayetteville

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.

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Maxine's Named a Best Bar in America

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.

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