The Local Dish on Dining in Downtown Little Rock & Argenta


109 & Co.
109 Main St. | 374-3710

109 & Co. has charcuterie boards, appetizers, paninis and desserts. Also serving custom cocktails. Open 4 p.m.-midnight Mon.-Thurs. and 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat.

4Square Cafe & Gifts
405 President Clinton Ave. | 244-2622

Going green has never tasted so good at 4Square Cafe & Gifts. The menu offers a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan items including soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps, as well as snack time and dessert favorites. 4Square Cafe proudly uses local produce in all of their ingredients, making it some of the freshest cuisine in town. Catering, carry-out and delivery are also available. Open in summer 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sun.; in winter 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sun.

Big Whiskey’s
225 E. Markham St. | 324-2449

Located in the heart of downtown Little Rock, Big Whiskey’s is a game-day destination with a full bar and Arkansas whiskey from local Rock Town Distillery on tap. Big Whiskey’s also offers burgers, bar fare and hearty dinner plates, making them popular with the happy hour, lunch and dinner crowds. Patio seating available. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Tues., 11 a.m.-midnight Wed.-Thurs. and 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat.

The Bistro
521 President Clinton Ave. | 975-9800

Eat. Drink. Connect. Serving American food, bistro-style, whether it’s grab-and-go for someone on the run or guests dining in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The Bistro offers fresh, seasonal options that are satisfying favorites. The Bistro serves Starbucks beverages and also has a full-service bar. Open 6:30-9:30 a.m. Mon.-Fri., 7-10 a.m. Sat.-Sun. and 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Sun.

Bookends Cafe at Cox Creative Center
120 River Market Ave. | 918-3091

Bookends Cafe is located within River Market Books & Gifts. The menu includes made-to-order sandwiches, salads, coffee and espresso beverages. Come in for a bite to eat, grab some dessert and leave time to browse in the bookstore while you’re here! Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Boulevard Bread Co.
1417 Main St. | 375-5100

Boulevard Bread Company is dedicated to the art and craft of preparing world-class cuisine, artisan breads, European-style pastries and authentic Italian-style coffee. Menu items are prepared using organic, seasonal and locally grown products. In addition, Boulevard Bread Co. is committed to providing hard-to-find gourmet pantry items, artisan cheese, olives and charcuterie to customers. Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Bray Gourmet Deli & Catering
323 Center St., Suite 150 | 353-1045

Located in the Tower Building, Bray Gourmet serves breakfast and lunch and offers catering. Sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, desserts and catering are available at this user-friendly, fast-casual eatery in downtown Little Rock. Open 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri.

Buffalo Grill Riverdale
1611 Rebsamen Park Road | 296-9535

Known for large servings, affordable prices and fast service, Buffalo Grill serves burgers, hand-cut fries, fresh sandwiches and other American favorites in a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere. It’s not just a grill though, the restaurant’s menu offerings include vegetarian dishes and a wide selection of salads. Open 11 a.m. till close daily.

Cache Restaurant
425 President Clinton Ave. | 850-0265

The menu at Cache implements classic European techniques, incorporating local, sustainable and organic products. Delicious choices include fresh seafood, pasta and steaks. Make sure you sip one of their creative cocktails with dinner or after-work drinks. Open 11 a.m.-last dinner seating 9:45 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 5 p.m.-last dinner seating 9:45 p.m. Sat., brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

1 World Ave. | 907-8801

Inside Heifer Village, next to Heifer International’s World Headquarters, this restaurant serves lunch for diverse tastes, including an array of salads, soups, sandwiches and pizzas prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients. Visitors to Heifer Village have the option of dining inside or on the patio. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Canvas at the Arkansas Arts Center
501 E. Ninth St. | 907-5946

Located in the Arkansas Arts Center, Canvas serves American cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal and locally grown products. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

Capital Hotel Bar & Grill
111 W. Markham St. | 374-7474 |

A legendary watering hole, under the guidance of Chef Marc Guizol the Capital Hotel Bar & Grill’s focus on locally sourced regional comfort food has made it one of Little Rock’s most popular restaurant. Discover house-made pimento cheese, spiced pecans and charcuterie complemented by pre-Prohibition cocktails, intriguing wines by the glass and select craft beers. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.

Capitol Bistro
1401 W. Capitol Ave., Suite D | 371-9575

Capitol Bistro offers breakfast and lunch items, including quiche, sandwiches, coffees and the like. Open 7:30 am-2 pm Mon.-Fri.

Capitol Smokehouse & Grill
915 W. Capitol Ave. | 372-4227 |

The Capitol Smokehouse & Grill is your headquarters for some of the best smoked meats and homestyle plate lunches in Little Rock. Eat in, take out or catering. Capitol Smokehouse has you covered for all of your group needs. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Copper Grill
300 E. Third St. | 375-3333 |

Copper Grill offers casual dining inside or outside on the attractive patio. Enjoy a specialty cocktail or a glass or bottle from the Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Cotham’s in the City
1401 W. Third St. | 370-9177

The original Cotham’s Mercantile in Scott was built in 1917, earning a reputation for its hubcap hamburgers and onion rings, which have won many awards and were featured on the Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food.” Just blocks from the State Capitol, government officials are among Cotham’s many loyal patrons. The hubcap burgers remain on the menu, as do other Southern favorites, like fried okra and chicken and dumplings. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Dave’s Place
210 Center St. | 372-3283

Dave’s Place is family owned and operated, featuring soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch. Friday night features continental dining with a new menu every week. Live jazz most Friday nights. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-9 p.m. Fri.

Diamond Bear Brewing Co.
600 N. Broadway St., North Little Rock | 708-2337

Diamond Bear Brewing Co. has been brewing award-winning craft beer since 2000. They have private rooms for special events, live trivia nights on Wednesday at 7 p.m., flat screen TVs, BAGGO, board games and darts. Pets are welcome on the “petio.” 6-packs, 12-packs, cases and growlers available Tuesday-Sunday. Restaurant is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; bar open until 10 p.m. on weekends. Brewery tours 5 p.m. Fri. and 4 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro
200 S. River Market Ave. | 375-3500

Exciting and unique, Dizzy’s welcomes and comforts downtown diners with quantity, quality and an array of choices that include pastas, salads, quiches, dinner specials, sandwiches, burgers and scrumptious desserts (try the Italian wedding cake). Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

EJ’s Eats & Drinks
523 Center St. | 666-3700

This downtown eatery is known for its big sandwiches and salads, homemade soups made every day and half-pound burgers. Open 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. for brunch.

Flying Saucer
323 President Clinton Ave. | 372-8032

With 75 draft beers and more than 130 varieties of bottled beer, the Flying Saucer boasts the largest selection in Little Rock. The pub offers an extensive menu, including bratwurst plates, salads, wraps and gourmet cheeses. Open 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri., 11 a.m-1 a.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun.

Forty Two at the Clinton Presidential Center
1200 President Clinton Ave. | 537-0042

Forty Two, the Clinton Presidential Center’s on-site restaurant, offers a variety of dining selections. Enjoy a delicious and affordable lunch featuring seasonal and locally grown ingredients. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

400 Broadway St., Regions Bank Building | 372-1919

Arkansas’ oldest restaurant; owned and operated by the Franke family since 1919. Franke’s specializes in Southern cuisine and from-scratch cooking. Famous for their slow cooked roast beef, homemade chicken and dumplings, hand battered fried okra, macaroni and cheese, eggplant casserole, locally grown fresh vegetables and homemade desserts. Open 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
300 President Clinton Ave., Suite D | 372-2211

Mason, Tennessee’s now legendary Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is, well, world famous for their hand battered, cooked-to-order chicken. The 50-year-old, closely-guarded recipe is a family secret Little Rock is recently proud to share. It is truly a one-of-a-kind meal. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.

Kent Walker Artisan Cheese
323 S. Cross St., Suite C | 301-4963

Kent Walker Artisan Cheese isn’t just a cheesemaking operation, they are a full-service cheese shop as well as a wine and beer bar. Come try their exceptional imported cheese, have a glass of wine and a cheese plate. Enjoy live music in the evenings on their outside patio. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun.

Loca Luna
3519 Old Cantrell Road | 663-4666

Nationally recognized Chef Mark Abernathy’s legendary flagship. For 20 years this eclectic “upscale casual” bistro has been one of Little Rock’s hottest dining destinations. Known for creative dinners, gourmet Southern plate lunches, Saturday and Sunday brunch, the best stocked bar in town and a private party room that seats from 50-75. Open for lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; for dinner 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and Sat.-Sun. brunch 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Lost Forty Brewing
501 Byrd St. | 319-7275

Lost Forty Brewing is a craft microbrewery rooted in Arkansas. They craft beers as unwavering, wild, and uniquely Arkansas as the land itself. Lost Forty offers an in-house restaurant with a view of the brewhouse and canning line. The Southern American meets German Beer Hall menu is offered seven days a week for lunch and dinner, as well a full brunch menu on Sundays. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.

Mason’s Deli & Grill
400 President Clinton Ave. | 376-3354

Mason’s Deli & Grill serves cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, turkey burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, cannolis and more. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; Farmers Market Season 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.

Mugs Cafe
515 Main St., North Little Rock | 379-9101

Mugs Cafe is a place to eat and drink without the pressure to consume and move on. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Next Level Events
1400 W. Markham St. | 376-7700

Whether it’s once a month for corporate lunches, once a year for holiday parties, or once in a lifetime for a wedding reception, Next Level Events has been one of Little Rock’s premier private events facility for over 20 years—providing unmatched products and services to our clients and their guests. Next Level Events’ specialty is designing, developing and delivering any cuisine our client desires. Hours are determined by specific event.

One Eleven at the Capital
111 W. Markham St. | 374-7474

Savor a gastronomic journey into the country’s heart where James Beard Award-winning Chef Joel Antunes melds his food experiences from five continents with the discipline and devotion to the soil learned at the knee of Paul Bocuse and his early teachers, complemented by his signature culinary flare. The state’s most extensive wine list will provide an idea accompaniment. Open for breakfast 6:30-10 a.m. Sun.-Fri. and 6:30-11 a.m. Sat.; brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun.; lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; dinner 5:30-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. and 5:30-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. The Lobby Bar will be open all hours that the restaurant is serving.

Power Restaurant & Lounge
220 W. Sixth St. | 374-5100

This upscale eatery in the heart of downtown Little Rock offers an extensive wine list, wine-pairing service, a selective menu with a modern twist and an after hours lounge with live music and drink specials. Open 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

322 President Clinton Blvd. | 244-9550

Prost’s plush seating will give you the perfect view of the game on one of our big-screen TVs. Challenge your friends to a game of pool or beer pong or just sit back and chill. Try one of the many draft beers, including two local brews, and enjoy a bite from full service kitchen. Open 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Tues., Thurs.-Sat.

Red Door
3701 Old Cantrell Road | 666-8482

Mark Abernathy, proprietor of both Loca Luna and Red Door, is a nationally recognized chef with 40 years of experience. For 20 years, these eclectic “upscale casual” bistros have been two of Little Rock’s hottest dining destinations. Abernathy changes about 15 percent of each menu once a year. Open for brunch 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. Open for dinner 5-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and 5-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; happy hour 4-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Closed Sunday night.

Reno’s Argenta Cafe
312 Main St., North Little Rock | 376-2900

Reno’s offers appetizers, sandwiches, salads, gyros, wraps, gourmet pizzas, burgers and specials. Live music every weekend. Open 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Mon.-Sat.

Rivershore Eatery
400 President Clinton Ave. | 244-2326

Rivershore Eatery serves fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches, soups, pizza, nachos, ice-cream and smoothies. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. seasonal. Service window also available.

The Root Cafe
1500 S. Main St. | 414-0423

With a focus on local foods, the Root offers award-winning breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch. Fresh, seasonal menu items, locally roasted coffee and Arkansas beers are offered in a relaxed and homey environment. Open 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. for brunch.

Sack-It Grill
400 Broadway St., Regions Bank Building | 372-4177

Hot off the Grill, Sack-It will cure your breakfast and lunchtime blues. Breakfast is made to order, featuring any breakfast sandwich you can create, made-to-order omelettes, buttermilk pancakes and scattered hash browns. For lunch, the Grill serves specialty sandwiches, cheeseburger combos and a soup and salad bar. Open 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill
322 Main St. | 379-8019

Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill serves healthy food with great flavor cooked to order on a wood grill for fast and fresh grill to plate. They are the first in Little Rock to have all wine and beer on tap—32 beers and 20 wines tapped through its top-of-the-line tap system. Book the upstairs private mezzanine dining room for your special events. Reservations taken on the hour. Complimentary valet Tues.-Sat. 5 p.m. till close. Dining room hours 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and Sat. brunch open at 10 a.m. Bar open till midnight Fri.-Sat. including late night appetizers.

Skinny J’s
314 N. Main St., North Little Rock | 916-2645

Skinny J’s is a barstaurant in the heart of Argenta that serves everything from a perfect burger and beer to a celebratory steak dinner and even your favorite Sunday brunch. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun.

South on Main
1304 S. Main St. | 244-9660 |

South on Main is a revolutionary cultural experience that includes a restaurant and performance venue featuring the best of Southern cuisine and culture. With a kitchen helmed by Chef Matthew Bell, the restaurant offers a sophisticated but unpretentious atmosphere and a creative and accessible menu. Open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Tues.-Sat. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. for brunch.

Sports Page
414 S. Louisiana St. | 372-1642

One of the oldest continuously operated restaurants in Little Rock, the Sports Page is known for its thick, juicy burgers, enormous foot-long chili dogs and unique triple-decker sandwiches. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Town Pump
1321 Rebsamen Park Road | 663-9802

Town Pump serves some of the best burgers, chili dogs, monster-size chili fries and cold beer. Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sun.

Willy D’s
322 President Clinton Ave. | 244-9550

Arkansas’ No. 1 piano show can be found at Willy D’s Dueling Piano Bar. Voted “Best Bar” by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, they have two full-service bars and a full kitchen to meet your needs. Don’t forget to visit Prost and DEEP Lounge inside of Willy D’s. Open 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Tues.-Sat.


2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock | 374-8081

Benihana is famous for making the dining experience complete. Delicious hibachi-style steak, chicken or seafood meals are prepared at the table. Call for reservations; groups are welcome. Benihana can accommodate groups of 20-80 individuals. Tour of restaurant and discussion of Japanese cuisine included. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Fri.; 5-10 p.m. Sat.; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Sun.

Hanaroo Sushi Bar
205 W. Capitol Ave. | 301-7900

A downtown mainstay, Hanaroo serves a variety of noodle dishes, maki and bento boxes. We recommend the honeymoon roll, the himachi hot maki and the butter tuna roll. Open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat.

The Southern Gourmasian
219 W. Capitol Ave. | 313-5645

The Southern Gourmasian is an award-winning food truck and rustic-chic downtown eatery. They bring a unique and delicious dining experience to downtown Little Rock, melding Asian ingredients and cooking techniques with Southern favorites such as their famous Spicy Chicken & Dumplings and Korean Fried Chicken with braised greens and cornbread. Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri. and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.

Three Fold Noodle and Dumpling Co.
215 Center St. | 372-1811

Three Fold is a noodles, dumpling and buns eatery that unites Chinese culinary traditions with Western innovations in sustainability. They are committed to making food that tantalizes the taste buds and fuels the body. Try the spicy pork dumplings! Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

101 Main St. | 374-0777

Located in downtown Little Rock, Wasabi offers a variety of specialty sushi options. Try the spicy wasabi roll, tuna and pepper wrapped in eel with salmon on top or a drink from the fully stocked bar. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat.


Cross-Eyed Pig
1701 Rebsamen Park Road | 265-0000

Lovers of Southern barbecue will love Cross-Eyed Pig, where the meats are falling-off-the-bone tender, perfectly seasoned, and dripping with special sauce. The Pig offers catering and on-site cooking, as well as sit-down dining and take-out dining. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. daily.


Andina Cafe & Coffee Roastery
433 E. Third St. | 376-2326

Stop off at this little bistro for a cup of coffee or slice of cheesecake. The Andina staff prepares terrific lunches, including potato soup that is out of this world. Open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.

Boulevard Bread Co.
1417 Main St. | 375-5100

Boulevard Bread Company is dedicated to the art and craft of preparing world-class cuisine, artisan breads, European-style pastries and authentic Italian-style coffee. Menu items are prepared using organic, seasonal and locally grown products. In addition, Boulevard Bread Co. is committed to providing hard-to-find gourmet pantry items, artisan cheese, olives and charcuterie to customers. Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Community Bakery
1200 S. Main St. | 375-6418

Community Bakery is a place to meet, eat and greet. This spacious cafe offers a place to enjoy a quick meal or linger over coffee with friends. Breakfast includes donuts, danishes, croissants, bagels, muffins and cinnamon rolls. There are also breakfast and lunch sandwiches, soups and specialties, made-from-scratch European pastries and desserts, cookies and breads. Custom birthday, wedding and special occasion cakes available. Open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 7 a.m-8 p.m. Sun.

Dempsey Bakery
323 S. Cross St., Suite B | 375-2257

Dempsey Bakery is a 100 percent-certified gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free bakery. They serve lunch every day and sell beautiful desserts, breads and cakes. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.

The Joint
301 Main St., North Little Rock
Cafe: 372-0210 | Reservations: 372-0205

This 100-seat cabaret theater is home to nationally acclaimed trio The Main Thing, performing original sketch comedy every Friday and Saturday night year-round. Craft beers, wines, cocktails, specialty coffees and snacks are available. The Joint is also available for private events. Open 7 a.m. until late Tues.-Fri. and 8:30 a.m. until late Sat.

Kilwins of Little Rock
415 President Clinton Ave. | 379-9865

Kilwins offers 32 flavors of original recipe ice cream, waffle cones made daily, custom shakes, sundaes and gourmet coffee and also features a full selection of hand-made truffles, chocolates, turtles and sea-salt caramels. Open 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.

Loblolly Creamery
1423 Main St. (inside The Green Corner Store & Soda Fountain) 396-9609

Loblolly Creamery serves small-batch, handcrafted, artisan ice cream with local ingredients. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.

Mugs Cafe
515 Main St., North Little Rock | 379-9101

Mugs Cafe is a place to eat and drink without the pressure to consume and move on. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Sufficient Grounds Cafe
124 W. Capitol Ave., Union Plaza Building | 372-1009

One of Little Rock’s most recognizable homegrown coffee shops offers the freshest ingredients used in its wraps, sandwiches and homemade soups. Unique desserts pair perfectly with gourmet coffees. Catering, patio and Wi-Fi also available. Additionally, Sufficient Grounds is Little Rock’s only portable coffee house. Inside or outside 30-300 people, bring the full experience of the coffee house to your next event. Open 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.


Cregeen’s Irish Pub
301 Main St., North Little Rock | 376-7468

Arkansas’ first authentic Irish pub, Cregeen’s features a family-friendly, smoke-free atmosphere with a large selection of food, beer, wine and whiskey. Live music is featured on most weekends. Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-midnight Sun.

Dugan’s Pub
401 E. Third St. | 244-0542

Like the decor, the menu at Dugan’s Pub is a mix of customary and contemporary, from the traditional Irish to the southern fried. You’ll find lots of seating, several flat-screen TVs, a handsome bar and a two-sided fireplace. Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.


Bruno’s Little Italy
310 Main St., Suite 101 | 372-7866

Authentic and original, Bruno’s Little Italy is a perennial winner of “Best Italian.” An Arkansas favorite since 1949, Bruno’s features handmade pastas, veal, seafood, chicken and the ever-popular hand-tossed brick-oven pizza. Free valet parking. Open 5-10 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

405 W. Seventh St. | 372-0238

This pleasant and memorable downtown bistro features pasta, veal, chicken and fish in an elegant setting with low-key ambiance. Fine food, tasty house-made desserts, beer, wine and cocktails are all served by an able wait staff. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.

Damgoode Pies and Brewpub
500 President Clinton Ave. | 664-2239

Damgoode Pies, as in pizza pies, has a bountiful selection of homemade sauces, crusts, toppings and award-winning signature pies. The River Market location includes the Damgoode Brewery where they serve up some of the most delicious beer made in Little Rock. The patio has a beautiful view of the River Market and Arkansas River. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.

Gusano’s Pizzeria
313 President Clinton Ave. | 374-1441

This family-friendly restaurant in the River Market serves Chicago-style pizza, salads, sandwiches, cold beer, has a full bar and the kitchen is open late. Sports fans can watch their favorite games on more than 20 TVs, and large groups are always welcome. Drink specials and events all week long. Open 11 a.m.-close Mon.-Sun.

Iriana’s Pizza
201 E. Markham St., Suite 100 | 374-3656

Iriana’s Pizza serves hand-tossed pizza baked on brick, made with only the freshest vegetables and finest meats. Try one of their four grinder sandwiches served on homemade French bread. They also have salads, beer and wine. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Larry’s Pizza Downtown
Corner of 12th and Center Streets | 372-6004

A legendary dining destination since 2004, Larry’s is where downtown Little Rock does lunch. The menu includes delicious pizzas, sandwiches, salads and wings, as well as incredible dessert pizzas. The buffet includes their famous “Pizza Parade,” during which their extensive selection of pizzas are served piping hot at your table. Larry’s Pizza has been serving central Arkansas since 1992. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom
1318 S. Main St. | 374-7476

Raduno offers guests Neapolitan-style pizzas, salads and sandwiches using only the highest quality of ingredients. They also offer a lunch/happy hour and dinner menu. Raduno’s full-service bar features over 20 craft beers, several craft cocktails and wines by the glass or bottle, making for a complete dining experience, as well as a beer growler program. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

Ristorante Capeo
425 Main St., North Little Rock | 376-3463

Ristorante Capeo offers simple Italian dishes made with the freshest ingredients prepared in an open kitchen. Chef Eric Isaac trained in various regions throughout Italy, cultivating a passion for the country’s food and wines. The menu endeavors to share a taste of this passion and presentation. Open 5 p.m.-close Mon.-Sat.

Vino’s Brew Pub
923 W. Seventh St. | 375-8466

Vino’s award-winning hand-tossed, stone-baked New York-style pizza and calzones, sandwiches and salads are consistently voted a local favorite. Vino’s also is Little Rock’s original brewpub, serving a wide range of traditional, English-style ales and wines. Outdoor seating available. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and Sun., and 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.


Cotija’s Mexican Grill
406 S. Louisiana St. | 244-0733

Cotija’s serves fresh, authentic Mexican food in a restaurant in downtown Little Rock with lightning-fast table service, even during the lunch rush hour. Try the tamales. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Taco Beer Burrito at Blue Canoe Brewing Co.
425 E. Third St. | 492-9378

Funky, fresh, Mexi-themed entrees featuring slow cooked chicken, beef and pork in Blue Canoe brews with the best guacamole in town to pair with margaritas, BCBC beer, and wine all on tap! Open 4-9 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 4-10 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun.

The Fold: Botanas & Bar
3501 Old Cantrell Road | 916-9706

Stop in and have a bite to eat or something to drink. Happy hour is 3-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri. There are also weekly drink specials. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. and Tues.-Thurs., and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.


Brave New Restaurant
2300 Cottondale Lane, Suite 105 | 663-2677

Peter Brave’s award-winning bistro continues to receive accolades, offering casual dining in a comfortable, art-filled atmosphere. Diners enjoy a scenic view of the Arkansas River while feasting on unique entrees. In addition, the restaurant has a deck outside that seats 60 and a private dining area. The creative, varied menu and specials are an artful mix of herbs and sauces. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Cajun’s Wharf
2400 Cantrell Road | 375-5351

Cajun’s is known for its fresh seafood, aged Angus steaks, Wine Spectator award-winning wine list and outdoor seating area that overlooks the Arkansas River. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and 5-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Bar is open 4:30 p.m.-close Mon.-Sat.

Doe’s Eat Place
1023 W. Markham St. | 376-1195

Modeled after a no-frills diner deep in the Delta, this steakhouse became a local landmark of national renown after it became a popular hangout among staffers working on President Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential election campaign. Steaks served family style headline the menu, which also includes a varied list of seafood, sandwiches and sides. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. Fri. and 5:30-10 p.m. Sat.

The Faded Rose
1619 Rebsamen Park Road | 663-9734

The Faded Rose offers a taste of New Orleans in the heart of Little Rock. Steaks and soaked salads are the mainstays at this comfortable restaurant long known for its menu and service. Grab a po’boy or a plate lunch at midday, and enjoy a selection from the generous wine list with dinner. Dishes include black & blue filet, rib-eye ala rosa, shrimp, catfish and crawfish étouffée. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

Flying Fish
511 President Clinton Ave. | 375-3474

Flying Fish offers a relaxed, healthy and varied menu including catfish, salmon, gulf oysters, ceviche, snow crab legs and a wide selection of grilled and fried fish, and more. The restaurant operates under a fast-casual format, and food is cooked to order. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

Heritage Grille Steak & Fin
3 Statehouse Plaza | 399-8000

Enjoy bold flavors, juicy steaks and excellent wine while dining at Little Rock Marriott steakhouse. Call for hours.

Maddie’s Place
1615 Rebsamen Park Road | 660-4040

Chef Brian Deloney takes Little Rock dining to new levels with fresh adaptations of comfort food with a New Orleans influence, served in a funky, informal, family-friendly environment. Don’t miss the shrimp po’boy! Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

Riverfront Steakhouse
2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock | 375-7825

Riverfront Steakhouse features USDA prime steaks and seafood. A unique infrared boiler system, used by restaurants like Morton’s of Chicago, gives the steaks a distinctive seared flavor. Open 5-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and 5-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

Skinny J’s
314 N. Main St., North Little Rock | 916-2645

Skinny J’s is a barstaurant in the heart of Argenta that serves everything from a perfect burger and beer to a celebratory steak dinner and even your favorite Sunday brunch. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun.

Sonny Williams’ Steak Room
500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 100 | 324-2999

Sonny Williams’ Steak Room is located in downtown Little Rock and is locally owned and operated. They serve only the finest aged beef, freshest seafood and game complemented by a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Voted “Best Steak” from 2006-2014 by local publications. Open 5-11 p.m. Mon.-Sat.


Little Rock River Market Ottenheimer Market Hall
400 President Clinton Ave. | 375-2552

Breakfast and lunch spots in the heart of the River Market District, offering an eclectic mix of authentic Mexican, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Thai and American favorites, including burgers, soul food, coffee and pastries. The current list of restaurants includes Bangkok Thai Cuisine, Bea Blessed Bakery, Big on Tokyo, Casa Manana Taqueria, Garden Square Cafe & Grocery, Indian Feast, Jay’s Pizza, Mason’s Deli & Grill, Middle Eastern Cuisine & International Pantry, Old Mill Bread & Flour Co., Rivershore Eatery, Sweet Soul Southern Cuisine. The hall is open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

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