Whether you call Chenal home or you’re just visiting this neck of the woods, make sure you stay for dinner. Options include everything from casual favorites like burgers and fries, to gourmet delights like fresh fish and scratch-made pastas. Plus, many of the area’s best restaurants have patios perfect for people watching and enjoying dinner al fresco.
Big Orange Burgers, Salads & Shakes
17809 Chenal Parkway | 821-1515
Bold burgers, inspired salads, hand-dipped and fresh-whipped shakes and soda-bottle floats. Full bar with 50-plus beers, amazing wine selections and craft cocktails. Each month Big Orange offers a new burger featuring an Arkansas-made ingredient. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (bar open till 11 p.m.) Fri.-Sat.
101 S. Bowman Road | 227-8333
David’s Burgers was founded on the knowledge and principles of David Bubbus Sr., along with the traditions and craftsmanship found in master butcher shops. The foundation of the traditional hamburger is incredible beef with the highest standard of quality control. There’s an amazing amount of passion and detail that goes into David’s food. Open 10:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and 10:45 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Del Frisco’s Grille
17707 Chenal Parkway | 448-2631
Del Frisco’s Grille specializes in new twists on classic American favorites. Stand-out starters, great lunch and dinner options, creative cocktails, and an extensive wine and beer list round out the can’t-miss offerings. And thanks to a heated and cooled patio, people watching and dining al fresco is a great idea year-round. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. lunch and 4-10 p.m. dinner Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. lunch and 4-11 p.m. dinner Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. brunch and 3-11 p.m. dinner Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. brunch and 3-9 p.m. dinner Sun.
17815 Chenal Parkway | 830-2100
The Tavern Sports Grill, at the Promenade at Chenal, is your place for sports, great food and drinks, and entertainment. Enjoy wings smoked, fried and tossed in your favorite sauce, as well as burgers, sandwiches, wraps, eggrolls and salads. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mon.-Wed.; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thurs.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sat.; 11 a.m.-midnight Sun.
A.W. Lin's Asian Cuisine
17717 Chenal Parkway, H101 | 821-5398
A.W. Lin’s strives to offer the best Asian cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere. From traditional Chinese and Japanese dishes to sushi, sashimi and Thai curries, A.W. Lin’s offers something for every Asian food lover. Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
17200 Chenal Parkway, Suite 100 | 821-7272
Master Chef Kiyen believes food should be prepared with the finest natural ingredients. With a background in biological oceanography, Kiyen brings a vast knowledge to his cuisine that is beautiful, delicious and healthy. Open 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30-10:30 p.m. Fri., noon-2 p.m. and 4:30-10:30 p.m. Sat., and noon-9 p.m. Sun.
27 Rahling Circle | 821-1828
Oceans specializes in some of the best sushi in town, featuring Alex Guzman, a well-established and highly respected sushi chef. Oceans guarantees the finest seafood in a pleasant and casual environment. You can always count on a fresh bowl of hot gumbo or New England clam chowder made daily. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-10:30 p.m. Fri., 4-10:30 p.m. Sat., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Sun.
Corky’s Ribs & BBQ
12005 Westhaven Drive | 954-7427
Enjoy Corky’s unique hickory-smoked ribs and barbecue, as well as their award-winning catfish, burgers, salads and more. Drive-thru, full bar and meeting rooms available. Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.
17819 Chenal Parkway, Suite C-129 | 448-2687
Café Brunelle is a locally owned coffee shop with a European twist, specializing in smooth coffee, unique sweets, fresh salads and sandwiches. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options available. Open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.
Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream & Treatery
17821 Chenal Parkway, Suite 113 | 448-2639
Maggie Moo’s, located at The Promenade at Chenal, hand-folds nuts, candy or fruit into specialty ice cream flavors, right in front of you. Try a famous ice cream cupcake or ice cream pizza. Smoothies, milkshakes, cakes and other treats are also available. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and noon-9 p.m. Sun.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
17801 Chenal Parkway, Suite B | 821-2230
Menchie’s specializes in self-serve frozen yogurt, with 14 rotating flavors and over 50 toppings. Their goal is to make you smile! Open noon-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and noon-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat..
YaYa’s Euro Bistro
17711 Chenal Parkway | 821-1144
YaYa’s Euro Bistro is more than just delicious food and friendly staff – it’s fun dining in a fine dining atmosphere. The menu is filled with delicious dishes made in their scratch kitchen, which means everything is prepared in-house. Hosting a special event? Let YaYa’s prepare a unique menu for any special occasion. They have banquet facilities to accommodate 15-80 people, or they can cater to any venue. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. brunch.
Bravo! Cucina Italiana
17815 Chenal Parkway | 821-2485
Bravo! is proud to serve Italian classics with a twist made with authentic old-world cooking techniques and high-quality ingredients – house-made pasta specialties, pizzas and flatbreads, steaks, chops and seafood. Bravo invites you to come join their atmosphere under a fun, family-friendly Roman ruin décor. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun..
16103 Chenal Parkway | 379-9157
Mellow Mushroom is proud to serve Little Rock with delicious pizzas, hoagies, calzones, burgers and salads. Providing quality food since 1974, Mellow Mushroom uses fresh ingredients in all its menu items. It’s more than just a pizza restaurant – it’s where Little Rock pizza lovers and beer lovers gather. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
16001 Chenal Parkway | 821-2489
Chuy’s serves authentic Tex-Mex food in an eclectic atmosphere full of color and personality. The menu offers family recipes from south Texas, New Mexico and Mexican border towns, all made to order from the freshest ingredients. Chuy’s has the reputation as the most fun and friendly spot to eat real Tex-Mex at a great price. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Local Lime: Tacos & Margaritas
17815 Chenal Parkway, Suite F105 | 448-2226
Diners can expect flavor-packed dishes inspired by Mexican street fare, Latin American flavors with a hint of Tex-Mex and delicious handcrafted cocktails made with premium tequila, mescal and juices. Each menu item served at Local Lime is crafted by restaurant chefs from scratch, using original recipes and prepared with premium ingredients (sourced locally whenever possible). The spinach enchiladas, followed by the 3 Rums Tres Leches cake is our go to! Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and Sun., and 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.
Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse
27 Rahling Circle | 821-1838
Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse features aged prime beef and Kobe steak, great seafood, soups, appetizers, salads, sides and scrumptious desserts. Professional service and an amazing wine cellar make Arthur’s the perfect place for a wonderful meal. Open 5-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 5-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 5-9 p.m. Sun., and 10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Sun. brunch.