A taste of Arkansas
Any local will tell you that the best food around can be found in the dives and mom and pop shops that offer up the food that Arkansan’s love the most. Venture past the chains and sample all of the great local restaurant that we have to offer.
BBQ is a staple in Arkansas, and you will find smokehouses across the state in local favorites such as Jones Barbecue Diner, McClard’s Barbecue, and Burge’s. Stop in at Rhoda’s Famous Hot Tamales and Pies and get what they make best – you guessed it – tamales and pies. For a little taste of Italian, you can go to Venesian Inn for their famous fried chicken and spaghetti. You can try the original cheese dip at the home of Ark-Mex cuisine when you visit Mexico Chiquito. And of course, no trip to Arkansas would be complete without trying a purple milkshake at the Purple Cow.