Restaurants in Northwest Arkansas | Dining in Fayetteville

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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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Sushi in Fayetteville

Sushi is always a popular food choice, particularly during warmer weather and when having a night out on the town — when you need to fuel up but not get too full. Sushi is a creative outlet and a great excuse to meet up with friends for a bite-sized meal. Lucky for you, Fayetteville has some of the best sushi restaurants in Northwest Arkansas. Whether you already have a sushi obsession or are just getting started to this craze, we’re rolling out a list of some of the best sushi places Fayetteville. The summer season is a great time to try new kinds of sushi, so here are a few places to get you started.

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Fried Chicken in Fayetteville

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.

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Salads in Fayetteville

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.

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Ales & Tails

It’s darty season in Fayetteville! The annual Ales & Tails — an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil — will be held Saturday, April 7, at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The event is a fundraiser for our local furry friends at the Humane Society of the Ozarks, Lib Horn Animal Shelter and Ranger’s Pantry Pet Food Bank.

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Mexican food in Fayetteville

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.

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