A great crispy-off-the-griddle cheeseburger and hand-cut fries star at this family-friendly stop.
Gourmet burgers manufactured according to exacting specs (humanely raised beef!) and properly fried Kennebec potatoes are the big draws, but you can get a veggie burger as well as fried chicken, curried falafel and blacked tilapia sandwiches, plus creative meal-sized salads. Shakes and floats are indulgences for all ages. Adults will find a huge bar including craft beers and esoteric wine. It’s kid friendly, too, with a $4.95 tots' platter.
This contemporary Heights cafe would be right at home in Naples with the espresso machine, the tempting display of smooth gelatos (pistachio our favorite) and a wood-fired pizza oven turning out textbook Italian pizza with gorgeous blistered crusts and topped with choice ingredients. Plus, a salad bar to end all salad bars.
Unpretentious, extended happy hour, smoke friendly, good food, sports on TV — that pretty much sums it up.
Offering simple and satisfying cafeteria food, with burgers and more hot off the grill, plate lunches and pies.
Music on Sundays during brunch.
Excellent, locally-sourced bar food.
A pleasant spot in Hillcrest with specialty salads, steak and seafood. The soup of the day is a good bet. At lunch, the menu includes an all-vegetable sandwich and a half-pound cheeseburger.
Crispy thin-crust pizzas, frosty beers and heaping salads drowned in creamy dressing.
High-quality meats served on large sandwiches and good tamales served with chili or without (the better bargain).
A broad selection of Mediterranean delights that include a very affordable collection of starters, salads, sandwiches, burgers, chicken and fish at lunch and a more upscale dining experience with top-notch table service at dinner.
The third Indian restaurant in a one-mile span of West Little Rock, Taj Mahal offers upscale versions of traditional dishes and an extensive menu. Dishes range on the spicy side.
Impressive, upscale sushi menu with other delectable house specialties like tuna tataki, fried soft shell crab, Kobe beef and, believe it or not, the Tokyo cowboy burger.
There's much to celebrate in the Little Rock culinary scene: Boulevard Bread Co.'s fresh-baked breads. The cheap and delicious southwest Little Rock taco truck culture. Ashley's haute cuisine take on Southern traditionalism. A thin, massive slice of Vino's Special pizza. But our vote for the number-one-can't-miss-spot? Sims Bar-B-Que. It gets top billing, not just among the local barbecue pantheon (ahead of other favorites like Whole Hog and the White Pig Inn), but as our pick for the Little Rock restaurant for four reasons. 1. It's unique. Like we said, Little Rock does a lot of different types of food well. But with the possible exception of Ashley's and cheese dip, most all of our good food is not singularly good; if you've visited bigger cities, you've experienced it all. But unless you're a Carolina 'cue aficionado, you haven't sampled a sauce as sop-worthy as Sims' thin, vinegar-mustard-and-brown sugar concoction. And we can't imagine those Carolina boys pit-smoking spare ribs and whole chickens as tender as you'll find here. 2. It's stood the test of time; a 75th anniversary is just around the corner. 3. Greens and cornbread count as one side. 4. Beer comes in 40-ounce bottles.
The chefs will dazzle you, as will the variety of tasty stir-fry combinations and the sushi bar. Usually crowded at night.