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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.

Meat lovers, rejoice! We know the list of ways to make an exceptional steak is at least as long as the number of cuts to choose from—and how beef lovers rank their preferences regarding either topic certainly provides fuel for a couple of hotly contested debates. No matter where you land with your meaty opinions, if there’s a cut of steak your mouth is watering for, we’ve got an array of Fayetteville, Arkansas locations to cure your craving. Check out these favorites:

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.

Fayetteville has long enjoyed a reputation of offering some solid dining options for those who embrace a plant-based diet. While most local restaurants do offer or are willing to adapt their offerings to include vegetarian or vegan fare, there are a number of independent kitchens that really show the veggie love.

May, 2019

PIE. A simple, unassuming little word—yet the very mention of it conjures up such happy emotion! Meringue, cream, fruit, chocolate, crisp, nut, silk, caramel and even savory…do you lean toward a perfect flaky crust, perhaps the classic graham cracker or, dare we say it, fried into a heavenly, crunchy packet of goodness? We could argue for days about which is the best, but that would be precious time lost when considering how many glorious pie options exist for the tasting in Fayetteville. Here are a few for you to conquer:

May, 2019

When visiting with Fayetteville locals and University of Arkansas graduates of every generation, mention of the “Old Post Office” or the “OPO” brings forth a multitude of memories relating to the vintage 1911 centerpiece of the Historic Fayetteville Square. Since the last mail was delivered from the building in the 1970s and the site was placed on the national register of historic places, the OPO has been a home to an array of businesses and provided a beautiful backdrop to countless photo ops.