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Northwest Arkansas Top 10 Hidden Treasures Oct 2017

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
(479) 273-3813

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
(479) 643-3307

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
Decatur, AR
(479) 752-3592

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 $
105 AR-59,
Gentry, AR 72734
(479) 736-8720

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
(479) 249-6570

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.

Purr Catfe
1641 W 15th St #15, Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 301-0993

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.

Hiwassee Store
13471 W Highway 72
Hiwasse, Arkansas, AR 72739
(479) 787-9661

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.

Sulfur Springs
Cellar Creekside Sulfur Springs  $$
134 Wood Ave
Sulphur Springs, Arkansas
(479) 298-0009

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
(479) 282-2060

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
(479) 750-0400

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.

Northwest Arkansas Top 10 Best Pubs (With Food) That ROCK!

Looking for Northwest Arkansas Top 10 Best Pubs? Pubs offer the atmosphere of a friendly neighborhood bar, yet most of them serve tasty pub fare, and some of them have full service kitchens that offer extended menus. Most offer plenty of TVs for relaxing with friends around a sporting event. Northwest Arkansas has many pubs, but when you select from the Top 10 list below, you’ll be choosing one of NWA’s very best:


Beef ‘O’ Brady’s $$
2500 SW 14th St #108, Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 268-4545

Beef’s is a family-friendly neighborhood pub and sports bar. There are plenty of TVs throughout for viewing games and hanging with friends. The wings are simply delicious, and the rest of the food is pretty darn good too. You’ll love Beef’s!

Beef 'O' Brady's Pub Bentonville Arkansas

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Scotch and Soda $$
121 W Central Ave, (479) 319-6874

Scotch and Soda has over 300 different whiskeys including a wide variety of bourbon, scotch and other whiskeys. They also have craft beer with one or two local brews on tap. The eats menu is limited, but you can still find something for everyone. A beautiful new addition to downtown Bentonville.

Scotch & Soda Pub Bentonville Ar

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The Forge $$
407 SW A St, (479) 254-3699

This is an Irish restaurant and pub. Beautiful decor and furnishings are uniquely hand forged owners. Authentic Irish food is beyond delicious, especially White Chocolate Bread, Shepherds Pie and Reuben Rolls. Draft beer is cold, really cold with a good selection on tap. place to gather with family and friends. Service is exceptional, and
there is a kid’s menu.

The Forge Bentonville

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Pedaler’s Pub $$
410 SW A St, (479) 268-3285

Has screaming good wood-fired oven pizzas, salads and sandwiches,indoor and dog friendly patio seating, cold brews and friendly, helpful service. All around great atmosphere and a good place to enjoy an outing with friends.

Peadler's Pub

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Apple Blossom Brewing Company $$
1550 E Zion Rd, Ste 1, (479) 287-4344

With seating for 250, this is the largest brewpub in Arkansas. Produces 12 different brews including the flagship beer, Armstrong American Pale Ale, Mockingbird Black IPA, Sturdy Hippie IPA and others. Serves soups, salads and sandwiches. Bread is baked fresh every day.

Apple Blossom Brewing Company Fayetteville Arkansas

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Cork and Keg $$
509 W Spring St, (479) 966-4383

Located next to Walton Arts Center Parking lot. This is a terrific spot for dinner and drinks before a show and happy hour through the week. Wine, cocktails and draft beer are served, and the menu consists of light pub fare. Atmosphere is relaxing and intimate, and the service is excellent. Try the spinach artichoke dip for a taste sensation.

Cork & Keg Fayetteville Arkansas

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Foster’s Pint & Plate $$
2001 South Bellview Road Suite 2, (479) 621-0093

Foster’s is a lively, modern upscale gastropub sporting 84 taps of craft brew. They pride themselves on flatbreads and handhelds made from only the freshest of ingredients, including organic meats, vegetables and cheeses. Catch the live music on the patio, but get there early to save your spot.

Foster's Pint & Plate Rogers Arkansas

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Growler USA $$
4204 S JB Hunt Dr #40,  (479) 633-8233

With 100+ taps of local, regional and specialized microbrews, you’ll be sure to find several beers that suite your taste buds at Growler’s. Has a full-service kitchen which turns out exceptional food including a variety of beer bites, salads,handhelds and main dishes. Also has outdoor seating.

Growlers USA - Rogers

Growlers USA – Rogers

Levi’s Gastropub $$
224 S 2nd St, (479) 372-6640

Located in the basement, Levi’s has gourmet bar food including appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, steaks and made-to-order donuts for dessert. It provides a truly different bar experience in a fun atmosphere and has live music on the weekends. Terrific place to enjoy a night out with friends and family.

Levi's Gastrolounge & Low Bar

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Saddlebock Brewery $
18244 Habberton Rd, (479) 419-9969

Offers a wide range of beers including ales, lagers, porters, stouts and bocks. Steaks prime rib and burgers are simply out of this world, and are made from the grain fed beef raised right on the owner’s land. Service is friendly and efficient. Housed in a barn, it’s a fun atmosphere.

Saddlebock Brewery Fayetteville Arkansas

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Best Top 10 Barbecue in Northwest Arkansas - Bentonville/Rogers/Fayetteville/EurekaSprings 2017

Barbecue, one of the best loved foods in Northwest Arkansas, is widely represented throughout the area.  Slow, perfectly cooked, smoked beef, chicken, pork and sausages are served up practically everywhere.   Regardless of how you like your barbecue, you’ll find a favorite spot from the Top 10 list below.

Bella Vista

Rhythm and Q $
1721 Forest Hills Blvd, (479) 268-6858

Many customers drive from miles around just to enjoy the unique barbecue served at the local chef owned and operated Rhythm and Q. It’s been open only a few months, but has already established a rabid fan base. Diners love the perfectly smoked meats, delicious sides and flavorful sauces. The

Baby Back Ribs are meaty, tender and tasty. For you music lovers, there’s live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Note: The hours are a little tricky.

Rhythm and Q Bella Vista Arkansas BBQ

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Fred’s Hickory Inn $$
1502 N Walton Blvd, (479) 273-3303

If you are craving a memorable Pit Bar B-Q experience in NWA, take your family, friends and visitors to Fred’s. You just can’t get better friendly service, atmosphere or real pit BBQ. They are also known for their mouthwatering steaks and authentic Italian food.

Fred's Hickory Inn Bentonville

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Smokin Joe’s Ribhouse $$
2504 E Central Ave, Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 621-0181

Particularly known for its award-winning genuine pit barbecue, Smokin Joe’s Ribhouse offers specialty sandwiches, burgers, ribs, pulled pork, BBQ plates and classic sides.  This is BBQ at its best, taste it once and you’ll be hooked for life.

Smokin Joe's Ribhouse Bentonville Arkansas

Smokin Joe’s Ribhouse Photo Courtesy of Joe Andrews

Whole Hog Cafe $$
1400 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 271-6566

Award-winning, World Champion BBQ – Menu includes some of the best pork, chicken and beef BBQ. Try the jumbo pulled pork sandwich, which is always a hit!

Whole Hog Cafe Bentonville AR BBQ

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Eureka Springs

Rockin’ Pig Saloon $$
2039 E Van Buren, (479) 363-6248

A full service dining, drinking and entertainment establishment serving BBQ, burgers and wood-fired pizzas in a fun atmosphere. Try the pork ribs and baked beans.

Rockin Pig Saloon Eureka Springs AR

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Herman’s $$
2901 N. College Rd, (479) 442-9671

Everything at Herman’s is fresh and handmade. The ribs are juicy and tender, the kind that fall off the bone and melt in your mouth. The steaks are hand-cut and aged to perfection, and Nick’s Shrimp Remoulade with homemade sauce is delicious beyond words. Open for both lunch and dinner with a deck where you can watch the BBQ being grilled, Herman’s has 45 years of experience cooking and serving up delicious BBQ.

Lucky Luke’s BBQ $$
1220 N Garland Ave, (479) 521-7550

Stoked for a really good BBQ sandwich? Some say this is the best pulled pork in the region. Their pork, kielbasa sausage and chicken is premium quality and smoked right on the premises. Lucky Luke’s is a friendly, very casual, BBQ joint that specializes in good food and knowledgeable, efficient service. A favorite with the U of A crowd, they are also a good choice for your catering needs. Try the rib or pulled pork sandwich once, and you’ll be hooked.

Lucky Lukes BBQ

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Sassy’s Red House $$
708 N College Ave, (479) 856-6366

Known far and wide for having the perfect BBQ sauce. Try the barbecue nachos as an entree instead of an appetizer. Service is terrific too.


Pit Master’s BBQ $
Frisco Station Mall 100 N Dixieland, (479) 202-5344

The entire menu is made fresh daily, and no smoked meats are precooked, frozen and eventually thawed out. Pit Master’s BBQ maintains the integrity and just smoked flavor of meats by slow smoking every morning. Don’t miss the all-you-can-eat ribs deal on Thursdays, and get there early as folks begin to line up early for this tasty special.

Pit Masters BBQ

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The Big Rub Urban Eatery $
Inside Walmart Supercenter
4208 South Pleasant Crossing, (479) 282-1405

Delicious urban BBQ, sandwiches, homemade sides, and street tacos made from the freshest ingredients to be found anywhere. Smokehouse and Brisket taco are awesome as is the Jordan (large portion) sandwich. Great tasting barbecue, convenient location and reasonable prices make this a regional favorite.

Big Rub Urban Eatery BBQ Bentonville and Rogers Arkansas

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Honorable Mention

Pop’s BBQ $
318 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR 72756, (479) 633-8150

Get ready to be WOWED when you first taste the BBQ ribs from Pop’s. These are ribs that make you feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven. Pop’s is operating as a food truck directly across the street from the Rogers Chamber. If you haven’t yet sampled Pop’s BBQ, you absolutely must give it a try.

Tyler’s Craft BBQ $
109 N. Arkansas, Rogers, AR 72756 (479) 409-7423

If your idea of BBQ is tender, moist pork with a light pecan smoked flavor, you simply must try one of the handcrafted BBQ sandwiches served out of this local food truck. Slaw lovers, this is your chance to try some of the most delicious Wasabi slaw you will ever put in your mouth.

Northwest Arkansas Things To Do This Weekend August 25-27th

This is mega events weekend across Northwest Arkansas.  WOW!  There’s so much to choose from including the hugely popular Fayetteville Roots Festival, 33rd Annual Frisco Festival, Eureka Springs VW Show Weekend 25th Anniversary, 3rd Annual Dickson Street Slide and Terra Studios Fire & Flow Jam to name just a few.  Live music is also alive and well in several venues including LIVE Music with Photosphere at Two25 Art & Wine Gallery and StrapJacket Live at The Meteor.  Additionally, there’s a wide variety of other activities and events to choose from.  Get up, get out and take advantage of some of them!  NWA is rockin’, don’t you agree?

Scroll down the list below and schedule now to attend some of these fun things to do in NWA.

Friday, August 25th

Event: Barista Sport
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Onyx Coffee Lab
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Event: LIVE Music with Photosphere
Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Location: Two25 Gallery & Wine Bar
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Event: StrapJacket Live at The Meteor
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Meteor Guitar
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Eureka Springs

Event: Eureka Springs VW Show Weekend 25th Anniversary
12:00 pm – 
Eureka Springs
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Event: Fayetteville Roots Festival
Time: Check schedule for times
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Event: 2017 KUAF Ice Cream Social
Time: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Location: 9 S School Ave, Fayetteville, AR
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Event: 33rd Annual Frisco Festival
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Rogers
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Event:Open Mic and Art Exhibit!
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Arts Center of the Ozarks
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Saturday, August 26th

Bella Vista
Event: Champions on Wheels – Fundraiser For NWA Women’s Shelter
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Bella Vista Lake
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Event: Dogs Days at the Farmer’s Market
Time: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Location: Downtown Bentonville Square
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Event: Our 2nd Birthday Bash!
10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Three Dog Bakery
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Event: Giant Telescope “First View”
Time: 11:00 am- 1:00 am
Location: 801 SE 8th St,
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Event: Artinfusion Excursion » 211 Café Exhibition with Demara Titzer
3:00 pm- 5:00 pm
211 Cafe’
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Event: House of Songs Ozarks Opening
Time: 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Location: 508 SE C street Bentonville Arkansas
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Event: Eureka Springs VW Show Weekend 25th Anniversary
12:00 pm – 
Eureka Springs
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Event: Fayetteville Roots Festival
Time: Check schedule for times
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Event: 80s Night at the 112 DriveIn
8:15 pm – 12:30 am
112 Drive-In, Inc., 3352 N Highway 112
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Event: 33rd Annual Frisco Festival
Time: Check Schedule
Location: Downtown Rogers
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Sunday, August 27th

Eureka Springs
Event:Eureka Springs VW Show Weekend 25th Anniversary
12:00 pm – 
Eureka Springs
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Event: Fayetteville Roots Festival
Time: Check schedule for times
Location: Click here for locations
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Event: 3rd Annual Dickson Street Slide
Time: 10:00 am- 8:00 pm
Location: W Dickson St
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Event: Terra Studios Fire & Flow Jam
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12103 Hazel Valley Rd
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Top 10 Gluten Free Establishments in Northwest Arkansas

Gluten is the general term for the proteins found in wheat.  It is the glue that holds food together, and it is found in many foods we regularly consume.  Many people today are gluten intolerant, and to accommodate their dietary restrictions, many restaurants have added a section of GF items to their menus.  The establishments on the Top 10 list below offer GF menu selections:

Crepes Paulette $
213 NE A St (Foodtruck) or 100 SW 8th St, Suite 4 (Storefront)
(479) 250-1110

Crepes Paulette makes their scrumptious crepes from buckwheat, which is really not a wheat at all, but is, instead, related to sorrel, knotweed and rhubarb.  All the crepes at Crepes Paulette are made from naturally gluten-free 100% organic buckwheat, giving the gluten intolerant a wide variety of crepes to choose from.  

Crepes Paulette

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The Preacher’s Son  $$
201 NW A St, (479) 445-6065

Matthew Cooper, Executive Chef, has a Celiac condition, which has prompted him to learn how to cook gluten free. The entire menu is 100% GF.  Matthew’s signature dishes are beautifully presented, and taste divine.  Try the Pork Shank, a popular favorite, or if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try the Spiced Strip Steak.

The Preacher’s Son Restaurant Bentonville AR

The Preacher’s Son – Photo Courtesy Cammy Jo McCain

Snack Lab $
102 SE 28th St Suite 2, Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 268-5353

Snack Lab has a fantastic selection of grab-and-go GF bowls and smoothies.  Pick up something for breakfast, lunch or breaks.  

Snack Lab Bentonville AR

Snack Lab

Wild Grains for Baking $
1111 S Walton Blvd, (479) 640-6090

Imagine an entire bakery devoted to creating delicious Gluten Free breads, pastries and more.  Wild Grains for Baking does just that without losing any of the flavor typically associated with quality breads, muffins, cakes and scones.   Everything they make is GF, flavorful and moist.  They also have vegan options, and they will take special orders for any occasion.

Eureka Springs
Aquarius Taqueria $$
91 S Main St, (479) 253-6888

This is a Mexican food spot where the entire menu is gluten free.  Tortillas are made fresh as you order, and the food is simply marvelous regardless of what you choose.  This Eureka Springs hotspot is also a great place to meet with friends over some delicious margaritas.

Mockingbird Kitchen $$
1466 North College Avenue, (479) 435-6333

Mockingbird Kitchen in Fayetteville offers many GF, vegan and vegetarian options on its rotating seasonal menu.  It works with local suppliers to procure ingredients for its amazing dishes.  Save room for dessert, Mockingbird’s pies are to-die-for.

Mockingbird Kitchen Restaurant Fayetteville Arkansas

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Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe $$
95 E Joyce Blvd, (479) 521-8291

Taziki’s makes over 100 items fresh daily.  It is committed to bringing the freshest and the tastiest Mediterranean-inspired food possible to NWA, and surrounding communities.  Menu selections include many GF, vegan and vegetarian items.  You will love this place.

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

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PF Chang’s $$
2203 S Promenade, Ste 13100, (479) 621-0491

PF Chang’s offers Asian-inspired flavors in a clean, modern setting.  The menu is littered with GF items.  Do tell the restaurant manager about your food allergy when you are first seated, so arrangements can be made in the kitchen to accommodate your needs.

Angus Jack $$
2638 W Sunset Ave, (479) 717-2940

Angus Jack’s looks like a fast food spot, but it definitely is not, it just serves good food fast.  The buns are gluten free, and so very delicious. There are many burger options to choose from, and they also have a chicken and grilled cheese option.  People drive many miles just to have an Angus Jack’s burger. Note: Burgers are 1/2 Price after 5:00 pm on Wednesdays.

Angus Jack Restaurant Springdale Arkansas

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Black Apple Crossing
321 E Emma Ave, (479) 751-0337

Black Apple Crossing is the state’s first cidery.  It produces naturally gluten free hard apple cider.  This cider is beyond delicious, it is awesome.  Stop by soon and have a flight of this amazing cider.

Black Apple Crossing Cidery Springdale Arkansas

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Honorable Mention
Buttered Biscuit  $$
1403 SE Moberly Ln, (479) 319-4822

The Buttered Biscuit’s menu caters to patrons with dietary restrictions including those that need to eat Gluten Free.  For a list of GF items, just ask your server.

Northwest Arkansas Top 10 Thrift Stores That Will Save You a Bundle

Are you a bargain shopper? Do you enjoy saving on necessities like clothing,accessories, shoes, furniture, home decor and more? You’ll love shopping the well-stocked and friendly stores of Northwest Arkansas. Check out the amazing Top 10 list below for a thrift store near you:


DEB Project Deserving Enriched & Blessed – Thrift Boutique
1140 N Walton, Bentonville, AR, (479) 544-9397

A wonderful non-profit that supports the children of Northwest Arkansas with clothing and accessories. Want to shop for top quality clothing at bargain basement prices and have the proceeds go towards helping NWA children in need, shop this spotless, well organized thrift store.

DEB Project Deserving Enriched & Blessed - Thrift Boutique Bentonville Arkansas

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Helping Hands
320 Airport Rd, (479) 273-2511

Helping Hands of Bentonville sells good to new quality clothing, shoes, jewelry and other accessories, household items and more. This store helps
Benton County residents in need and its sister project, the Food Pantry Garden, helps feed some 900 families each month. Great cause and really
good items at reasonable prices.

Helping Hands Thrift Store Bentonville Arkansas

Helping Hands

Eureka Springs

Good Shepherd Doggie Thrift Store
124 W. Van Buren, (479) 253-9115

Another quality thrift shop that benefits the Good  Shepherd Humane Society, Arkansas a non-profit, no kill dog Council of the  and cat shelter dedicated  to saving the lives of every Blind Thrift  adoptable dog and cat in Store  the Eureka Springs area. Clothing, furniture, jewelry, art, collectibles and other seasonal items are currently being sold. If you love animals, why not shop here first?

Good Shepherd Doggie Thrift Store 

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Beautiful Lives Boutique 
1108 N. College Ave, (479) 601-7277

Beautiful Lives Boutique in Fayetteville is a nonprofit women’s thrift shop & and upscale boutique benefiting hurting women and children near, and as far away as Kenya. Lovely, gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories can found here.

Beautiful Lives Boutique Fayetteville Arkansas

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Peace at Home Thrift Store
1200 North Garland Ave., (479) 973-9571

Peace at Home Family Thrift shop benefits the Peace at Home Family Shelter, which provides emergency shelter and supportive services to those fleeing domestic violence and their children. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, furniture, clean linens, household items, accent pieces, books, working small appliances and seasonal items are sold.

Peace at Home Family Shelter Thrift Store Fayetteville AR

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Goodwill in Rogers
4301 Pleasant Crossing Blvd, (479) 636-0257

Goodwill in Rogers is a huge, clean, well laid out store. You can find clothing for men, women and children, household goods, home decor, furniture and more at this fantastic new store.

Goodwill Thrift Store Rogers Arkansas

Goodwill Thrift Store

Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, Thrift Store
1622 S 8th St, (479) 621-6116

This thrift store benefits the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, which provides many services and shelter to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Items sold are clean women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes, furniture, household goods and appliances.

Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter Thrift Store

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Samaritan Shop Rogers
2115 W. Walnut, (479) 246-1060

The Samaritan Shop benefits the hurting and hungry of Northwest Arkansas. You’ll find bargains almost every single time you come in. Items sold are clean clothing,appliances, seasonal decor, books, exercise equipment, framed art work and much more.

Samaritan House Rogers Arkansas

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Arkansas Council of the Blind Thrift Store
419 E Robinson Ave, (479) 756-3908

This thrift store benefits the Arkansas Council of the Blind. Items sold are varied and include household goods, clothing, shoes, socks, tools, furniture and more.

Arkansas Council of the Blind Thrift Store Springdale Arkansas

Arkansas Council of the Blind Thrift Store

Compassion NWA
2407 S Thompson St, (479) 717-5662

Sponsored by Cross Church, Compassion NWA’s, a 501c3 non profit, mission is to give 100% of its proceeds after operational expenses back to the community through various impact programs including its Free 2 Be program. Sale items are donated by individuals as well as companies, and many are new.

Compassion NWA Thrift Store Springdale AR

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Honorable Mention

Potter’s House
2101 Highway 412 E, Siloam Springs, AR, (479) 373-6373

Great place to find deep discounts on furniture, mattresses, clothing, home decor, hats, framed artwork, books, seasonal items and more. Sales are held often and inventory turns over quickly.

Best of NWA, Top 10

Top 10 Bentonville Restaurants That Take Dining To A New Level

Fortunately, Bentonville has some of the very best restaurants to be found in Northwest Arkansas. From fine dining to longtime standards to fish and Sushi restaurants, the restaurants listed below have one thing in common – delicious food prepared just the way you like it.

Doe’s Eat Place $$$
2806 S Walton Blvd, (479) 254-8081

Anyone would be hard pressed to find a better steak than those on the menu at Doe’s. Thick, juicy, flavorful, tender and cooked to perfection just the way you like them. These steaks are enormous, and most will feed two. Once you try one of Doe’s mouthwatering steaks, you’ll be hooked for life.

Doe's Eat Place Bentonville Steak Restaurant

Doe’s Eat Place – Bentonville

Fred’s Hickory Inn $$
1502 N Walton Blvd, (479) 273-3303

Mouthwatering award-winning, hickory smoked Pit Bar B-Q, expertly cooked steaks and amazing Italian food are the daily fare at locally owned Fred’s. Fred’s has a wonderful patio, just the natural setting to enjoy drinks before your meal. The staff is attentive, friendly and strives to make your meal a memorable one.

Fred's Hickory Inn

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Pressroom $$
100 NW 2nd St #100, (479) 657-2905

Located just off Bentonville’s Historic Downtown Square, Pressroom is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late night dining. It pulls together, under a delightful modern space, the atmosphere of a hip coffeehouse, amazing cocktail bar and smart restaurant. Foodies from across the country flock to the Pressroom for a chance to sample some of the delicious creations, and locals find the Pressroom the perfect place to gather with friends for coffee or drinks.

Pressroom Restaurant Bentonville Arkansas

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River Grille $$$
1003 McClain Rd, (479) 271-4141

Fine dining at its best can be found at the River Grille in Bentonville. Relax in masterfully upholstered chairs while you enjoy an expertly prepared meal of steaks, chops, seafood or poultry. You won’t find a more relaxed setting anywhere. The dining room features a warm fireplace, elegant wood paneling and dark wood floors. While you’re there, check out their schedule of Special Events including a four-course date night, Dining in the Dark, Brewmaster Dinner and wine tastings. A meal at the River Grille is the stuff of which memories are made.

River Grille Steakhouse steak bentonville arkansas

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Sushi House $$
2501 SE 14th St #5, (479) 271-0370

Let your taste buds be delighted, Sushi House offers premier Japanese cuisine that is sure to make your taste buds dance for joy. Once you place your order, the staff often brings out other menu items for you to try on the house. What a great way to expand Sushi House business and your palate at the same time. If you enjoy Sushi, you’ll love Sushi House.

Sushi House Bentonville

Sushi House

Table Mesa Bistro $$
108 E Central Ave, (479) 715-6706

An upscale Latin American style bistro offering a full range of unique menu items including entrees, burgers, starters and desserts. Try the Steak Madagascar or the Kiki’s Burrito and for dessert the Bananas Foster a la Mesa. Located right on the famous Bentonville Downtown Square, a meal at Table Mesa is not to be missed.

Table Mesa Bistro Bentonville Arkansas

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The Hive $$
200 NE A St, (479) 286-6575

Located in Bentonville’s 21C Museum Hotel, the Hive, under the direction of award-winning Chef Matthew McClure, offers refined country cooking with a focus on the traditional foods of Arkansas. Chef McClure makes use of locally sourced produce in his signature dishes. You’re sure to have a memorable meal when you choose The Hive.

The Hive Restaurant at 21c Bentonville Ar

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The Preacher’s Son $$
201 NW A St, (479) 445-6065

Amazing food, drinks, service and atmosphere characterize this beautiful Bentonville restaurant housed in a former church building complete with stained glass windows. Gluten free menu has many incredible dishes from which to choose including a scrumptious crab fritter appetizer. For an intimate yet friendly setting, don’t miss the cozy bar downstairs. Great place for special occasions and date nights.

The Preacher's Son Bentonville Arkansas

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Tusk & Trotter $$
110 SE A St, (479) 268-4494

Rustic, but chic and located only a block off the Bentonville Downtown Square, this award-winning restaurant is designed to accommodate families, traveling gourmets or a group of friends wanting a place to be together. Owner/chef, Rob Nelson, offers seasonal menus inspired by local fresh produce and other local ingredients. Even picky eaters will be delighted as the menu is filled with options for everyone to enjoy. Try the Fried Chicken and Waffles for a taste-treat you won’t soon forget.

Tusk & Trotter Bentonville Arkansas

Tusk and Trotter


MOD Restaurant & Social $$$
110 2nd Street Suite 110, (479) 544-9455

Experts in the art of mixing favorite Ozarks foods with modern cooking techniques the chef led team at MOD’s produces some of the most unusual and delicious dishes to be found in all of NWA. The menu rotates weekly and makes use of seasonal local ingredients. For a set rate of $39 per person, MOD features an unusual concept with starter options, a main course, Artisan bread and fabulous dessert. Cocktails are creative, hand mixed delightful experiences.

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Blu Fresh Fish Marketplace $$
607 S. E. Fifth St, (479) 925-5300

A unique fish house, restaurant and raw sushi bar with an upbeat atmosphere that is conveniently located in the Market District of Downtown Bentonville, Blu offers the freshest fish and other seafood to be found in all of NWA. Shipments of shrimp, lobster, crab, salmon, halibut are flown in daily. Imagine eating seafood so fresh that it is only hours off the dock. Customers may dine in, order takeout, or buy fresh to cook at home. Blu also features a good selection of wine and beer.

Oven and Tap $$
215 South Main St, (479) 871-2542

Open for weekend brunch, lunch and dinner, and located just a block off the famous Bentonville Downtown Square, Oven and Tap sports a custom built wood-fired oven for turning out scrumptious pizza and pasta fare and a unique tap wall, which pours forth cold craft beer and other delicious libations. A quality meal can be expected as Oven and Tap prides itself on attention to detail throughout including its atmosphere, service, food and drink. Reservations are advised.

Hot New Restaurants in Northwest Arkansas July - Sept 2017

You know how it is when you and your friends or family can’t make a decision about where to go for dinner.  Become an instant hero when you recommend one of the fascinating hot new restaurants that are popping up all over the place in Northwest Arkansas.  Want to ensure that you recommend one of the very best, choose from the list below for an outstanding restaurant that has a good chance of becoming one of your new favorites.


Natural Muse $
1500 S. Walton Blvd, (479) 319-6357

Into organic and grass fed eating? Feel guilty when you stop by your typical fast food joint for lunch or dinner? Feel guilty no more. Natural Muse is a fast food eatery that specializes in grass fed beef burgers and organic chicken sandwiches. They don’t even have a freezer in the place, which means the meat is always fresh, plus the meat is hormone and antibiotic free. They also feature non-greasy, fresh-cut fries. This busy spot is terrific for healthy eaters that want something on the fly that is also good for you.

Natural Muse Burgers Fries Chicken Sandwiches Bentonville Arkansas

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Fiamma 1873 Ristorante $$$
101 W Central Ave, (479) 268-4935

Fiamma Ristorante, Bentonville’s Italian, Mediterranean-inspired, farm-to-table restaurant offers an extensive wine selection, and some of the most tantalizingly delicious cuisine in the region. Everything is fresh, straight from the farms of the surrounding countryside. The flavors reflect the freshness of the ingredients. Try the roast lamb shoulder or the grilled quail.

Fiamma 1873 Bentonville Arkansas

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Ozark Mountain Bagel Company $
3600 Guess Who Blvd, (479) 319-6688

Ozark Mountain Bagel Company offers hand-crafted, made from scratch, water boiled and baked bagels to the people of NWA, and people just passing through. It you’re a transplant to Northwest Arkansas, you’re going to love these delicious New York-style bagels. Oh, and did I mention that the cream cheese is hand made. You’re going to love these bagels!

Wok the Wok $
405 SW A St., (479) 366-7971

Wok the Wok is the place to go for quick, but scrumptious Asian street food. This is a food truck in Bentonville, but the food is so much more than what you would expect from a simple food truck operation. The owners are super friendly, knowledgeable and efficient Try the chicken wings with spicy dipping sauce or the out-this-world basil chicken.

Wok the Wok Street Food Bentonville Arkansas

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Hurts Donuts $
1641 West 15th Street

Hurts Donuts are known for their oversized specialty donuts. This is definitely the spot to get your donut on! This place is open 25 hours a day and 8 days a week, you can’t get there when they’re not open. They serve every kind of donut you can imagine, and they are friendly to boot. Take yourself, take your friends, take your family, but whatever you do, get you some Hurts.

Hurt Donuts Fayetteville Arkansas

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JJ’s Beer Garden & Brewing Co (JBGB) $
3615 N. Steele Blvd, (479) 435-6502

An American food restaurant, bar and live music venue specializing in delicious food, craft beer, a fun outdoors area where you can play games like sand volleyball and shuffleboard and relax with friends, super summer concert series featuring well-known bands,excellent service and a friendly atmosphere. A great place for a night on the town or date night.

JJ's Beer Garden & Brewing Co (JBGB)

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Southern Food Company $$
3575 W Wedington Dr, (479) 313-7646

Southern Food Company in Fayetteville specializes in down home cooking just like your grandma used to make. From its scrumptious biscuits to it’s melt in your mouth cornbread, they are doing it right. They are open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, and they love to cook and serve their pure goodness to their many hungry customers. From the minute you walk through the door, you’re made to feel welcome and special whether it’s a busy brunch day or an evening meal. Everything is fresh made everyday, and just waiting to tempt your tastebuds.

Southern Food Company Fayetteville Arkansas

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7 Brew $$
2101 S. 52nd Street, (479) 358-9274

WOW! The coffee and smoothies are simply amazing, and the service is consistently efficient and friendly. If mornings aren’t your best time of day, you owe it to yourself to frequent this wonderful drive through coffee and smoothies establishment.

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Fratelli’s Italian Grill Springdale $$
1008 W Sunset Ave,(479) 347-7562

Owned by a local husband and wife team, Fratelli’s Italian Grill is the place to go for fabulous authentic Italian food. Every delicious dish comes out with beautiful presentation, so much so that you actually hate to dig in.. If you enjoy lobster, check out the Lobster Ravioli. Words cannot convey how divine it is.

Fratelli’s Italian Grill Springdale

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Northwest Arkansas Top 10 Clothing Consignment Boutiques and Stores

Consignment clothing stores also offer purses, accessories and shoes. They are a convenient, inexpensive and smart way to keep your wardrobe up-to-date so that you can feel and look your best for any occasion. While most items are gently used, with no flaws or spots, you can also find items that are brand new. In the Top 10 list of clothing consignment stores below, you’ll be sure to find many of the items you’re looking for at a tremendous savings.


Little Darlings Children’s Store
401 SW 24th St, (479) 464-8492

Beautiful baby and kid’s furniture and other kindly and only slightly used kid’s items can be found at Little Darlings. This is a really cool place to find everything you need to clothe your baby or child, to deck out the new baby’s room or to completely redecorate an existing child’s room. You’ll enjoy shopping at this children’s consignment store as there is so much to choose from.

Little Darlings Children's Resale Consignment shop Bentonville Arkansas

Little Darlings


A-Line Consignment Boutique
200 E Poplar St, (479) 442-2251

A-Line specializes in gently used clothing, purses, shoes and accessories. Want to update your wardrobe for a fraction of buying new? A-Line is just the place to help you replenish your closet in style. Everything from casual to formal wear is on the floor.

A-Line Consignment Boutique Fayetteville Arkansas

A-Line Consignment Boutique

CeCe’s Closet Women’s Consignment Boutique
246 E Sunbridge Dr, (479) 316-8141

CeCe’s is an upscale consignment boutique for women offering clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry and purses. The beautiful boutique is a store that you will return to time and again for just that perfect item you need to complete an ensemble. Especially noted for their wide selection and awesome service, you’re sure to find some delightful treasures at CeCe’s. Why pay more when you can shop at CeCe’s?

CeCe's Closet Women's Consignment Boutique

CeCe’s Closet Women’s Consignment Boutique

Plato’s Closet
3108 College Ave, (479) 251-1778

Smart spot to find trendy clothes for teens and young adult women and men at up to 70% off what you would pay in the Mall. Plato’s buys, sells and trades gently used clothing suitable for their clientele. Adorable outfits for any occasion are on the racks now. You’ll enjoy your shopping excursion to Plato’s.

Plato's Closet Consignment Store Fayetteville Arkansas

Plato’s Closet


Clothing Connection
1001 W Hudson Rd, (479) 636-6122

Clothing Connection has more than 5000 consignors, and consigns more than 1000 items each week. It resales clothing for all ages, and also has a good assortment of jewelry, formals, prom dresses and other accessories to suite every occasion, and they’re open every day of the week. Chicos, Coldwater Creek, Hollister, Ann Taylor, Jones New York, Gap, Ralph Lauren, American Eagle, and Abercrombie are just some of the name brands you’ll find.

Clothing Connection Consignment Shop Rogers Arkansas

Clothing Connection Consignment Shop

Clothes Mentor
4200 W Green Acres Rd #302, (479) 633-8322

Looking for some of the hottest trends? You’ll find like new designer women’s clothing, shoes and purses at the Clothes Mentor. Featured brands include favorite upscale brands like Banana Republic, White House Black Market and Coach. Their selection is very good and the stock fluctuates constantly. The Clothes Mentor is a great place to expand your wardrobe in the most cost-effective way.

Clothes Mentor Consignment ShopRogers Arkansas

Clothes Mentor

Once Upon A Child
4404 W Walnut St, Ste 10, (479) 372-4006

Pays cash on the spot for gently used kid’s items. This is a bustling resale shop where you can find kid’s clothing, shoes and other kid related items at deep discounts. Inventory turns quickly, so shop often. Open 7 days a week for your convenience.

Once Upon a Child Resale Consignment Children's Store Rogers Ar

Once Upon a Child

Pink Bag
1500 W Walnut St,  (479) 936-7465

Pink Bag is an upscale consignment store featuring clothing, purses, shoes and accessories including little girls and infant items. Consignments are regularly taken on Mon – Weds from 10 – 5, and on Thurs and Fri by appointment only. If you want to look like a million, but have a limited budget, this is a terrific place to shop.

Pink Bag Consignment Boutique Rogers Arkansas

Pink Bag


Midtown Downtown
315 W Emma Ave, (479) 751-3840
(TEMPORARILY RELOCATED to their sister store Midtown Mall 308 S Thompson in Springdale (3 blocks south) due to the Emma Street revitalization beginning in front of their location.

Luxury guys and gals women clothing, accessories, shoes and purses boutique. They also have a variety of home decor and small furniture. Great place to drop off your gently used clothing and other items, and to shop for items to spice up your wardrobe.

Midtown Downtown

Siloam Springs

Cari’s Closet
205 A Main E, (479) 238-0009

Conveniently located in downtown Siloam Springs, and offering designer clothing and accessories for women of all ages including teens and twenty-somethings. Has large inventory of prom and wedding dresses and also offers TUXEDO Rentals. If staying in style is important to you, shop Cari’s Closet before you even consider retail. You won’t find a funkier or more fun place to shop in NWA.

Cari's Closet Consignment Siloam Springs Arkansas

Cari’s Closet

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Top 10 Flea Markets in Bentonville & Rogers Arkansas

Looking for quality Flea Markets in Bentonville, Lowell and Rogers Arkansas? If you’ve never visited a flea market before, you’re in for a surprise. They are typically a series of rooms or stalls filled to the brim with all kinds of things including tools, clothing, furniture, kitchen ware, collection items, toys and so much more. They are a fun way to spend a couple hours or even an afternoon. You’ll typically find the exact thing you’ve been looking for, and at a greatly reduced price. Check out the Top 10 Flea Markets – North for a list of outstanding flea markets:


Cannery Market
2606 E Central Ave
(479) 225-1808

 Cannery Market Bentonville Arkansas

Cannery Market

The Cannery has over 4,100 sq. ft. of indoor display, more than 1,600 of covered porch display and an acre and a half of ever changing outdoor displays. You are sure to find just what you need or want as it specializes in hard-to-find cool stuff including an appealing mix of re-purposed, furniture, gifts, vintage, decor, antiques and much, much more.

True Treasures
10770 AR-72
(479) 795-9396

On the hunt for vintage home and garden items? Don’t miss the seemingly countless hidden treasures to be found among the constantly fluctuating inventory of vintage, shabby to nearly new furniture, gift items, holiday decor and so much more at True Treasures.

True Treasures Flea Market Bentonville Arkansas

True Treasures


Belle’s Antiques
1005 N. Bloomington
(479) 659 – 8875

Be sure to stop in and check out this 10,000+ sq. ft. flea market with over 80 vendors. Belle’s is stocked with unique items ranging from antique furniture, glassware and collectibles to decorator items, toys and a great selection of original art.

Belle's Plantation House - Rogers Arkansas

Belle’s Plantation House


Abundant Treasures
1140 W Walnut St
(479) 936-7200

Abundant Treasures is filled with over 8,000 sq. ft. of exciting finds. Treasures include antiques, one-of-a-kind, DIY pieces, vintage, jewelry, tools and much, much more. Home, garden and personal use items are all there to be discovered.

Abundant Treasuers Flea Market Rogers Arkansas

Abundant Treasures

Betty’s Attic & Jen’s Jewels
2511 N. 2nd St.
(479) 633-8311

Awesome Northwest Arkansas’ Flea Market with more than 60 quality vendors including Angie June’s Cottage Gifts, Mattorries Boutique, Shabby Paints, and Snap On Jewelry.

Betty's Attic & Jen's Jewels

Betty’s Attic & Jen’s Jewels

Rose Antique Mall
2875 W Walnut St # A
(479) 631-8940

Open 7 days a week, this 14,000 sq. ft. NWA flea market shopping jewel offers everything including shabby, rusty relics, retro, vintage, glassware, upscale furniture and much more.

Rose Antique Mall

Rose Antique Mall

Rusty Chair
109 W Walnut St
(479) 586-2568

The Rusty Chair specializes in unique, hard-to-find items like military collectibles, antiques with attitude, retro, primitive, re-purposed, old signs and more. Check them out, you’ll be happy you did.

Rusty Chair

Somewhere in Time
719 W Walnut St
(479) 636-0474

Welcome to a treasure hunter’s heaven. Located just steps from downtown Rogers, Somewhere in Time offers 13,500 sq. ft. of antiques, collectibles, primitives, shabby chic, vintage, re-purposed, handsome crafts and more.

Somewhere in Time Flea Market Rogers Arkansas

Somewhere in Time Flea Market

The Cottage at the Barn
121 E Poplar St
(479) 621-0333

If it is an unusual antique, vintage or even contemporary item, you are searching for, you will more than likely uncover it at The Cottage at the Barn. From the moment you walk through its doors, you’ll be impressed with its wide selection of insane, funky, fun, mishmash of curiosities.

The Cottage at the Barn - Rogers Arkansas

The Cottage at the Barn

The Rusted Rooster
1029 W Walnut St
(479) 631-0009

Collectibles, antiques, furniture, local handmade artisan works, vintage and more are housed within the Rusted Rooster. Whatever your shopping pleasure, you’re sure to be successful when you browse this longstanding Rogers antique mall.

The Rusted Rooster

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Outside The Box
1225 W. Hudson Rd., Rogers, AR
(479) 631-8974

Outside The Box is a really cool, clean, well organized store with amazing buys on furniture, home decor, collectibles, brand new “as seen on TV” items, bikes, clothing including children’s clothing, toys, tools and much, much more.. You could spend your entire day there looking through 150 rooms of wonderful treasures. If you can’t find it at Outside The Box, you’re just not shopping!

Want more? Here are the Top 10 Flea Markets in Northwest Arkansas – South – (Springdale, Fayetteville, Siloam Springs and Prairie Grove)