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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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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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Fayetteville Foam Fest

Fayetteville is Northwest Arkansas’ craft beer capital, as it’s home to several local breweries, bar crawls and a whole community of beer lovers. On Saturday, May 12 from 5-8 pm., the annual Fayetteville Foam Fest offers festival goers the opportunity to sample a large selection of beers from local, regional and national breweries.

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JBGB offers Craft Beer, Games, Summer Concert Series

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!

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8th Annual Dickson St. Pup Crawl

Many people bring their best friends along when visiting Fayetteville. And by best friends, we, of course mean dogs! After all, your other friends don’t get you like your dog does. One of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville for dog lovers and beer enthusiasts is the annual Dickson Street Pup Crawl. This year marks the eighth installment, which will be held Saturday, April 27, starting at 2 p.m.

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