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12 Best Burgers in Arkansas: Unforgettable Deliciousness

If you want juicy, out-of-this-world burgers, these restaurants serve the best burgers in Arkansas. You’ll never want to go to a big chain restaurant again!

I’ve had some really good burgers here in Arkansas. This state is not short on good cooks.

Honestly, I grew up on burgers from fast food restaurants. We mostly frequented McDonald’s.

However, once I entered high school, I started getting the dollar burgers from Wendy’s if I needed a quick meal. The perk to a Wendy’s dollar burger is that it came with a piece of lettuce and a slice of tomato.

It felt like a slightly healthier option and I liked getting a small serving of vegetables for my dollar.

(McDonald’s burgers only came with cheese and ketchup.)

Now that I’m a little older, I realize that I missed out. The best burgers in Arkansas can’t be found at fast food restaurants.

The best burgers in Arkansas are sometimes at out-of-the-way diners. Sometimes, they are at a place you have never heard of, but if you go once, you’ll start telling everyone you know.

Today, I’m going to let the cat out of the bag. I’m going to tell you where you can find the best burgers in Arkansas because I know you’re hungry!

Best Burgers in Arkansas

Now, the last time I wrote about BBQ in Arkansas, folks got upset because I left out their favorite restaurant. Let me just say that these restaurants were voted on by the Arkansans who love them.

If you don’t see your favorite restaurant listed, tell me about them in the comments. I would LOVE to check them out!

I don’t mind doing burger research.

1. Tisha’s Place in Heber Springs

If you’re looking for something amazing, stop by Tisha’s Place in Heber Springs. These folks know how to make hamburgers so good you just might faint.

You will find Tisha’s Place here

1289 Heber Springs Rd S
Heber Springs, AR 72543

2. Center Valley Grocery

When I asked Arkansans about who serves the best burgers in Arkansas, I was a little surprised when Center Valley Grocery was mentioned. I was expecting diners, not grocery stores.

But, apparently, I’ve got it all wrong!

Center Valley Grocery makes burgers that keep folks coming back time and time again. You won’t want to miss this!

You’ll find Center Valley Grocery here

5425 Sr 124
Russellville, AR 72802

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3. David’s Burgers

David’s Burgers has deep Arkansas roots. This restaurant was built by an Arkansas family who knows a thing or two about making great burgers.

Note: They grind US Choice Chunk in-house each day so that your burger is fresh.

Another perk to David’s Burgers is their hand-cut, never ending fries. I am so hungry right now just writing about it! Try them with David’s Sauce. You’ll love it.

Pro tip: A friend of mine says to add grilled onions and mushrooms to your burger for something extra special.

Here’s the good news, you’ll find David’s Burgers in 10 locations across The Natural State!

Visit their website for all the details.

4. Black Dog Meat Company in Booneville

Moo Pig Burger, ‘Merica Burger, Philly Burger, Bacon Smash, Triple Pepper Burger…Black Dog Meat Company knows how to combine flavors to make delicious craft burgers that never disappoint.

In case you’re wondering, the Moo Pig Burger is an unforgettable patty made with beef and bacon.

You’ll find Black Dog Meat Company here

253 N Broadway Ave
Booneville, Arkansas

5. North Bar in North Little Rock

What makes North Bar truly special is not only their dedication to high quality food but also their love for their customers.

They have something for everyone!

If you have any sort of food allergies or dietary restrictions, North Bar has you covered.

They have amazing food and mouth-watering burgers. Plus, they also have delicious menu items for vegans, vegetarians, and pescatarians.

Oh, and if you want a burger on a gluten-free bun, they’ve got that too!

We really wanted to open a great neighborhood bar and restaurant. We have over 16 beers on tap, most occupied by local breweries and an eclectic menu ranging from PB&J Burger to the Vegan Loaded Tofu club. We have over 15 vegan items and offer gluten free options as well from the local Dempsy Bakery. Our Desserts come from Flywheel Pies in Prescott, Arkansas, in a variety of flavors. Our very own Park Hill Blackberry Ale is made by The Water Buffalo Brewing Co. -source

You’ll find North Bar here

3812 JFK Blvd
North Little Rock, AR 72116

6. JJ’s Grill and Chill

JJ’s burgers are amazing. Trust me, I know!

“Looking for something local? Do your mouth a favor and experience the variety JJ’s has to offer. Bring your family in for great food and free live music. Our kitchen is open until 10PM.” -source

P.S. They have awesome kids meals here too!

JJ’s also serves some of the BEST wings in Arkansas.

Read all about it here: 9 [AMAZING] Restaurants That Serve The BEST Wings in Arkansas

JJ’s has multiple locations. A fan favorite is in Fort Smith.

You’ll find JJ’s here

5400 Phoenix Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72903

While you’re in town, check out these AMAZING things to do in Fort Smith, Arkansas!

7. Bluebell Cafe and Country Store in Story

This cafe basically does it all. They are a deli, diner, feed store, trail shuttle service, live music venue and they sell gas.

They are a one-stop shop for everything you need including some of the best burgers in Arkansas! Once you try their burgers, you’ll crave them forever!

Located just minutes from Lake Ouachita, the Ouachita River, Muddy Creek Wildlife Area, Womble Trail and the Ouachita National Recreation Trail we’re here for you! Need Ice? Gas? Sunscreen? Bug spray? Cold Drinks? Hot Meals? Sandwiches? Dine in? Take out? Breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Dessert? You’ve gotta try our pies! Need Milk? Eggs? Bread? Newspaper? Trail Shuttle Service? Just wanna hang out, listen to live music and visit with neighbors? We’re here before the sun comes up and stay till supper time, even on Sundays! Y’all Come! -source

You’ll find Bluebell Cafe and Country Store here

8 Highway 298 E
Story, AR 71970

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8. Ozone Burger Barn in Ozone

Everyone will tell you that the size of burgers at the Ozone Burger Barn is huge and it’s so-o-o-o good!

You’ll never forget this spot.

A bonus is that Ozone Burger Barn is on the way to and from a lot of great hiking trails!

You’ll find Ozone Burger Barn here

14429 Highway 21
Ozone, AR 72854

9. Ozark Cafe in Jasper

Ozark Cafe is over 100 years old and has been serving up some of the best eats in Arkansas. If you’re looking for something tasty (and crazy), try their excaliburger!

The Excaliburger is a 1/2-lb burger sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches and an Ozark sauce. -source

The Ozark Cafe was first opened in 1909. It has served the people of Newton County and surrounding areas for over 100 years. We have adorned our walls with photographs and newspaper articles to keep those memories alive. Thanks to the many people who have graciously shared these memories with us. Just pull up a chair and sit a spell. It won’t be long before you hear some of the stories of the past and probably you will be making a few memories for someone to share in the future. -source

You’ll find Ozark Cafe here

107 E Court St
Jasper, AR 72641

10. Oark General Store in Oark

The Oark General Store is a unique restaurant in Arkansas that you won’t want to miss for two reasons. First, this restaurant is the oldest continually-operating store in Arkansas. Second, they serve up the best burgers you will find anywhere.

You will find Oark General Store here

117 County Road 5241
Oark, AR 72852 ·
(479) 292-3351

It has also been named one of the most unique restaurants in Arkansas!

11. The Shack in Jessieville

The Shack in Jessieville has been pleasing hungry Arkansans since 1972. Whether you want a delicious burger or amazing catfish, The Shack can make it happen.

If you have any room left after your amazing burger, you’ll love their desserts. Personally, I’ll take the carmel shake any day!

You’ll find The Shack here

7901 N Highway 7
Jessieville, AR 71949

The Shack has also been named one of the BEST catfish restaurants in Arkansas!

12. CJ’s Butcher Boy Burgers in Russellville

Fresh ground in-house chuck shoulders and hand-cut fries, CJ’s knows how to make burgers the right way!

Their menu is simple because they keep the focus on their delicious burgers and, boy, am I glad!

Be sure to grab a malt to go with that awesome burger!

You’ll find CJ’s here


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