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10 [UNIQUE] Restaurants in Arkansas that are unforgettable

The Natural State has a lot to offer and these unique restaurants in Arkansas should not be missed. Here, you can dine in a river boat, on the edge of a cliff or in the same restaurant where Al Capone once visited.

Sometimes you don’t want ordinary. You want to dine in a unique place. You want amazing food. You want a unique restaurant in Arkansas. The Natural State knows a thing or two about unique things. Not only do we have amazing waterfalls, cool places to camp and outstanding Arkansas fishing, we also have amazing restaurants!

Unique Restaurants in Arkansas

These 10 unique restaurants in Arkansas were voted as being friendly, unique and delicious!

Dondie’s White River Princess

Just admit it. You have always wanted to eat supper on a restaurant that looks like a river boat. Right?

I thought so. Lucky for you, we have just that in Arkansas. Dondie’s White River Princess in Des Arc is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that looks like an old fashioned river boat and they serve up some amazing food too.

unique arkansas restaurant Dondie’s White River Princess
Dondie’s White River Princess in Des Arc. Photo credit: Dondie’s

In fact, Dondie’s was named as one of the BEST catfish restaurants in Arkansas!

You’ll find Dondie’s White River Princess here:
203 E Curran St
Des Arc, AR 72040

Cliff House Inn

Good food makes a wonderful meal. Good food with a spectacular view makes an unforgettable experience!

The Cliff House Inn in Jasper, Arkansas over looks the Arkansas Grand Canyon. And by “overlooks” I mean that this restaurant sits right on the edge of the cliff so you’ll never miss that amazing sunset during supper again!

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The Cliff House Inn overlooking the Grand Canyon in Arkansas. Photo credit: Noel Pennington / Flickr

The Cliff House Inn is also one of several FAMOUS restaurants in Arkansas.

Cliff House GPS Coordinates:
35.94536, -93.16241

Charlotte’s Eats & Sweets

If you ever ask an Arkansan, “Where can I get the best pie in Arkansas?” they will always tell you to head on over to Charlotte’s Eats & Sweets in Keo.

What makes this Arkansas restaurant so unique is that all of their cakes, pies and cobblers are homemade daily. No shortcuts are made at Charlotte’s. It’s one of the few places in Arkansas where you feel like you’re getting a slice of pie that your grandmama would have made…if you’re grandmama was a fantastic cook, that is.

You’ll find Charlotte’s Eats and Sweets here:
290 Main St
Keo, AR

The Ohio Club

Wouldn’t you like to sit in the same place where Al Capone or Babe Ruth sat and visited with friends? Yes, you can do that in Arkansas too.

Since 1905, The Ohio Club has been serving up one-of-a-kind experiences for folks from all over.

“For over 100 years the Ohio Club has been the place to be. It all started in 1905 as a Bar and Casino. The Ohio Club has been a stop off place for many a celebrity. Al Capone, Bugsy Segel, Bugs Moran, Lucky Luciano, just to name a few of the gangsters, and it was also visited by many Major League ball players since they had spring training in Hot Springs in the early 1900’s. Babe Ruth was the most famous to visit.” -source

The Ohio Club in Hot Springs
The Ohio Club in Hot Springs. Photo credit: The Ohio Club

You will find The Ohio Club here:
336 Central Ave., Hot Springs,
Arkansas 71901
T / 501-627-0702

Hot Springs, Arkansas is also home to cool places to stay and unique Arkansas made gifts!

Superior Bathhouse Brewery

Rose Schweikhart over at Superior Bathhouse Brewery is one smart cookie. She took the vacant and historic 100 year old Superior Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs and made it to one of the best breweries in Arkansas.

Not only that, this brewery also serves up some delicious food! My personal favorite is the Fancy Grilled Cheese.

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Superior Bathhouse Brewery in Hot Springs

You’ll find Superior Bathhouse Brewery here:
329 Central Ave.
Hot Springs National Park,
Arkansas, 71901

Don’t miss this: An Honest Review of Superior Bathhouse Brewery

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

All Aboard Restaurant & Grill

All Aboard has been named a unique restaurant in Arkansas because a food train delivers your meal to your table. How cool is that?

I still remember the first time we took our kids here. It was such a memorable experience and our food was so good!

“Whether it is the veggie burger, home-cut fries or strawberry salad, each meal is made to order with the freshest ingredients. Where possible, we use locally and organically grown ingredients. Then we get your food to you fresh – whisked along a complex rail system right to your table.”source

You’ll find All Aboard Restaurant & Grill in two locations:

20320 I-30 N. #170
Benton, AR 72019

Little Rock:
6813 Cantrell
Little Rock, AR 72207

Steinhaus Keller in Hot Springs

If German food is your thing, Steinhaus Keller is where you’ll get the best in the most unique environment. You will completely forget that you’re in Hot Springs!

“As you wind your way down the into the bedrock of Spencer’s Corner you are transported to Germany. With our old world grotto feel of exposed rock and barreled ceilings, it’s a true German Rathskeller. The lush biergarten located in the atrium of the building features full service dining, heaters/fans, and a pet friendly environment.”source

Feel free to wear your lederhosen too.

You’ll find Steinhaus Keller here:
801 Central Ave Ste 15
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Taylors’ Made Cafe in Conway

If you’re looking for a friendly environment where everybody knows your name, you’ll love Taylors’ Made Cafe! In another life, the building was a one stop gas station. Now, it’s one of the most popular places to eat good food and listen to live music in Conway!

Pro tip: Don’t miss the banana pudding!

You’ll find Taylors’ Made Cafe here:
283 Highway 365
Conway, AR 72032-9241

Toad Suck Buck’s

Toad Suck, Arkansas many have a Funny Arkansas Town Name but that doesn’t stop it from being one cool town with a unique Arkansas restaurant.

Everyone loves the live music, good food and friendly environment here! So, don’t miss the opportunity to eat at this great steakhouse in a unique Arkansas town.

You’ll find Toad Suck Buck’s here:
11 Roaring River Loop
Toad Suck, AR 72070

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