Arkansas-based Tex-Mex chain; where cheese dip was invented; serving Central Arkansas since 1935; created after a visit to Mexico, based on American and Mexican cheeses; spice mix, which gives the dip its distinctive flavor, includes paprika, cumin and others
Pastas, Cajun dishes, Southern favorites and salads, all with large portions and reasonable prices; quirky, eclectic and somewhat elegant menu. La Petite Roche, winner of the professional category in the 2010 World's Champion Cheese Dip Festival; a "green" restaurant that has to-go containers made of corn stalk and starch or sugarcane; recycled roll towels, simple cleaners, environmentally friendly detergents, energy efficient lighting; recycling of cooking oil
A Little Rock tradition since 1961; various barbecue sauces to choose from, hickory-smoked meats; chili, hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, soups. In addition to barbecue, Chips is known for the homemade pies and spicy cheese. GROUPS: off-premises catering available
A burrito bar specializing in huge burritos and margaritas; also on the menu are tacos, nachos, taco salads, four types of salsa and two varieties of cheese dip; kid's menu, full bar, patio dining
"Healthy food for healthy people since 1985;" continental cuisine; cheese dip made with fresh tomatoes, spices and real cheese; salads, pasta, known for their hand-rolled, award-winning tamales, brick oven pizzas, burgers, pasta, soups and sandwiches; includes gluten free and vegan; lemon ice box pies, bread pudding
Nationally recognized, award-winning restaurant with an eclectic, upscale menu of American gourmet cuisine named "Nouveau Schizophrenic;" international food with a Southern twist includes white cheese dip with roasted green chilies and spinach; grilled meats, fresh seafood, pastas, wood-fired, brick-oven pizzas; sandwiches soups, pot roast, chicken fried steak, home-style vegetables, chicken and dumplings; homemade desserts, Sunday brunch Selected "One of the “Best Neighborhood Restaurants in America” by
Bon Appétit Magazine; featured on Rachael Ray’s “Tasty Travels;” Named by Southern Living as "A rising star." GROUPS: catering available on and off premises for 30 or more
A trip to Mexico led to the opening of the first Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant in West Memphis. Family-owned since its inception in 1956, the tradition continues with original recipes including their “addictive” cheese dip.
Menu features Mexican, seafood, Italian and steaks; the restaurant is popular for its cheese dip and the Cow Pen special, a rib eye with homemade Cow Pen Sauce. Sunday lunch buffet specials feature old-fashioned Southern cooking with seasonal vegetables straight from the Farmer’s Market. GROUPS: banquet room available
Menu includes homemade yellow cheese dip made even more famous when American Idol Kris Allen named it his favorite when appearing on the television show; spicy white cheese dip; soups, sandwiches, salads, homemade desserts including Possum Pie; becomes a grill in the evenings. Named in March 2009 Esquire Magazine as one of the best breakfast places in America.
Popular neighborhood restaurant; since 1979; eclectic menu includes salads, soups, burgers, cheese dip; American and Cajun cuisine, variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers, seafood, Italian, vegetarian; outdoor dining available
Homemade salsa, cheese dip and chips made from family recipes handed down through generations; appetizers, salads, soups, award-winning chili; steaks, seafood, chicken, burgers; array of homemade desserts may include chocolate, coconut or caramel pies, fried pies, Reeses Peanut Butter Cake, white chocolate strawberry cake, Italian creme cake, strawberry creme torte, Oreo cake; breakfast served during duck hunting season; primary dining room seats up to 160; private party rooms seats up to 40
Classic, authentic Mexican food; made daily with fresh ingredients; fajitas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, hand-rolled tamales; nachos, queso dip, bean and queso dip with chorizo, Mexican green chile cheeseburger; salads; flan, cake, pie; drink specialties
Authentic Mexican; white dip with queso anejo and queso Chihuahua; salads, soups, egg dishes, enchiladas, tacos, burritos, Chile Relleno, tamales; fish and shrimp specialties; stews; flan, Los Dorditos desserts
Award-winning Mexican cuisine; 1st place Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Best Cheese Dip; live music, bar; extensive lunch and dinner menus; yellow cheese dip made with three cheeses and mesa white cheese dip, a favorite from the old Blue Mesa Grill.
Tortillas made from scratch daily; dips, salsa; tortilla soup; burritos; fried stuffed avocado; culce de leche, sopapillas; white cheese dip which can also be ordered as fajita queso, topped with beef or chicken. Menu also includes a variety of Italian dishes
Barbecue chicken, pork and beef; seafood; catfish with all the trimmings; homemade fried green tomatoes, onion rings; cheese dip and salsa, salads; homemade fried pies (including coconut) and cobblers for dessert.
American cuisine; nachos, homemade salsa, and chips; classic yellow cheese dip, chili cheese dip, Tortilla Flats; steaks, burgers, salads, variety of sandwiches; outdoor dining available; in business since 1981
Large variety of burgers, sandwiches, wood-fired oven pizzas, several dips including Ro-tel, steaks, seafood, huge array of appetizers, salads, pasta, side orders, home cooking such as country fried steak, turnip greens; homemade desserts; catering available
Popular local hangout; cheese dip, picante sauce, vegetarian, tacos, nachos, taco burgers,
Features an eclectic menu and decor; Mexican dishes include six different salsas, queso rojo, nachos; continental offerings include French, Persian, Spanish; steaks, seafood, sandwiches, burgers, vegetarian, salads, don't miss the bowling lane and pins on the ceiling;
Local Tex Mex tradition since the late '60s; cheese dip, nachos, burritos, tacos, combos, salsa; cheese crisps (crispy fried flour tortilla topped with shredded cheese, salsa, and jalapeños then heated until the cheese is melted).