Looking for the unique, the hidden treasures of NWA? Want to experience something so special that you’ll remember being there for a lifetime? Many different types of experiences are on the Top 10 list below, check out one or all of them:
The Crumpet Tea Room & Restaurant -Bentonville $
1140 N Walton Blvd, Ste 3
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
Famous for delicious orange rolls baked fresh every morning, fresh fruit and delicious chicken salad. For a perfect light lunch try the SSS (salad, soup, ½ sandwich). Open from 11 – 2 weekdays only.. Service is friendly and efficient and informative about the area.
Pig Trail Bypass Country Cafe $$
4223 Highway 16
Elkins, Arkansas, AR 72727-8939
Oh my, being of the Pig Trail is a terrific experience, but chowing down on a Hoosh Burger along the way makes it a fantastic experience. This place is a cafe, general store and gas station combo, and the food, including the burgers, Mexican food and pizzas, is made and served with love. Stop in long enough to chat with Hoosh, the owner, who is full of all sorts of information about the area.
Backdoor Club & Grill $
1190 S Highway 59
Located behind TNT Express in Decatur, AR, Backdoor features great food and brews. Appetizers, salads, wings, wraps, sides, sandwiches, burgers (killer burgers), baked potatoes, dinners and a kid’s menu are all available. The staff is neighborly and efficient and will help you celebrate almost any occasion. Karaoke is happening on Thursdays and some Saturdays.
Little Debbie Company Store $
Gentry, AR 72734
Little Debbie Company Stores have been around long enough that we all get a little nostalgic just thinking about getting our hands on some of those tasty Swiss rolls, Oatmeal Cream Pies, Mini Frosted Donuts, Chocolate Cupcakes, Fruit Pies and more. Many people make a regular run to the friendly Little Debbie Company Store to stock up on snacks for the family. If you have a powerful sweet tooth, do yourself a favor and visit Little Debbie’s.
Sit & Spin $
737 N. Leverett Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Laundry day can be a bummer, but not when you head on over to the Sit & Spin, a 24-hour, eco friendly, self-serve laundromat and restaurant that serves up scrumptious donuts, sliders and local beers in a funky, fun atmosphere. Complimentary laundry soap and fabric softener are provided, the machines take cards and there’s music too.
1641 W 15th St #15, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Purr Catfe partners with local shelters to help facilitate socialization and successful placement of homeless felines in the area. If you think you might see a feline in your future, you can visit Purr Catfe’s lounge where for a small fee, you can watch many homeless kittens and cats at play. It also provides delicious beverages including Cold Pressed Coffee, tea and cold drinks.
13471 W Highway 72
Hiwasse, Arkansas, AR 72739
For awesome food, big portions, cold beer, excellent customer service and a friendly patio, you just can’t beat the Hiwassee Store, which is also a gas station and convenience store. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the place is always busy, an excellent indication of how good the food is. Burgers, sandwiches, salads and dinners are served, and the prices are very reasonable. Note: Picture at top of the page is courtesy of Hiwassee Store.
Cellar Creekside Sulfur Springs $$
134 Wood Ave
Sulphur Springs, Arkansas
Open Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 6:00 pm, the Cellar Creekside offers the tranquility and romance of a meandering stream, rich history, excellent food, impeccable service and great local entertainment. Make reservations early, as they do book out.
Euro Bistro $$
115 N Dixieland Rd #4, Rogers, AR 72756
Euro Bistro specializes in authentic European food including German Cuisine like Wiener Schnitzel , Currywurst, Bratwurst and Strudel. Additionally they also serve up some great pizzas and German beers. The atmosphere is fun, more like a disco, and there are games to play. Great place for a date night!
Rose Stop International Delicacy $
1003 S Pleasant
Springdale, AR 72764
You’re in for a real treat when you visit this unique International grocery, bakery, and gas station. This is a great place to find Mediterranean, Persian and South American food items. Specialties include homemade felafel sandwiches, hamburgers, pie, freshly made Gyros, Baklava, and frozen Middle Eastern meals.