Looking for cheap eats in Bentonville AR, including (Bella Vista, Centerton and Pea Ridge Arkansas)?

Eating out can be an expensive proposition, especially for families. Thankfully there are a number of local restaurants and eat spots that offer good food at exceptionally reasonably prices. These are little-known eateries where you can feed the entire family for just a few bucks.

Check them out below and be pleasantly surprised when you treat your crew to tasty, yet reasonably priced, food:

Budget Restaurants in Bentonville:

Best of Northwest Arkansas Top 10

 

Bella Vista

Papa Mike’s $
2 Kingsdale Lane, (479) 855-8117

A Bella Vista favorite, serving inexpensive breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, soup, salad and much more. Get up early and head on over for a great breakfast before an active day. Papa Mike’s has a large dining area and also deck dining for those of you that like to eat outdoors. Staff are friendly and efficient, and are keen to make your meal a complete success. Image at top of the page courtesy of Papa Mike’s.

BENTONVILLE

Crepes Paulette $$
100 SW 8th St #4, (479) 250-1110

You are going to love Crepes Paulette! It is a fun French cafe located in downtown Bentonville. They serve sweet and savory crepes and soups.  The least expensive sweet crepes is $3.42 and the least expensive savory crepe is $7.53.  The small soup rings in at $2.92 and the large one at $3.42.

For extra fun, there is a large window where customers can watch as their crepe is prepared.  They make it look easy. Crepes Paulette offers indoor and outdoor dining.

Harp’s Deli $
1209 N Walton Blvd, (479) 273-2245

Great place to drop by and grab a fried chicken meal that includes two sides and a Martha Harp roll for $9.99 or a fried catfish meal with two sides and a roll for $12.99.  The Martha Harp loaded baked potato salad is made with  real sour cream, bacon, chives, cheddar cheese and fresh potatoes. the bowls are filled with corn, mashed potatoes, chicken, white gravy and cheese for $8.99

Las Fajitas Bentonville – Mexican Restaurant
Santa Fe Plaza, 1402 Shane Ln #2, (479) 464-8147

Taco Tuesday specials have been a big draw for several Mexican restaurants in Bentonville, but this one beats them all. You can get delicious soft or hard shell chicken or beef tacos for $1.00. Special is only on Tuesdays, so plan ahead to go then. Besides scrumptious tacos, their menu is filled with amazing traditional Tex-Mex specialties. Take the entire family to Las Fajitas in Bentonville, to see what all the buzz is about. They have two locations in Bentonville, and one in Bella Vista. Service is great, and the restaurant is clean.

Pho Thanh $
1204 S. Walton Blvd, (479) 254-9127

Unassuming restaurant featuring authentic Vietnamese food including such favorites as several varieties of beef noodle soups, Crab Rangoon, fresh spring rolls, Vietnamese sandwiches, a host of fried rice dishes and much, much more. When ordering The brisket Pho, get the large size for a $1 more. Twice as much for a $1 more, it’s hard to beat that.

Ron’s Hamburgers & Chili of Bentonville $
1702 S Walton Blvd #12, (479) 464-4420

Great choice for a cheeseburger for under $5. Many different specialty burgers are also on the menu as are a variety of sandwiches, boneless bite size fried chicken, hamburger steaks and wraps. Service is quick and professional. Every burger has Ron’s famous seasonings in it, which gives it an unforgettable taste. Ron’s famous chili is also on the menu. You’ll enjoy a burger from Ron’s.


Orient Express 2  $
1402 Shane Ln # 10, (479) 254-2929

Serving delicious Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, and offering a great lunch at affordable prices, Orient Express 2 serves amazing Pho, Pepper Steak, Beef & Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce, Szechuan Beef and so much more. Your tastebuds will jump for joy, and your wallet will thank you.

Spark Cafe Soda Fountain $
105 N Main St, (479) 273-1329

With a handy walk-up window, and located on the beautiful, historical Bentonville Square, Spark Cafe Soda Fountain is just the place to visit for an affordable ice cream. You can get a single scoop cone or cup for .99 or a single dip sundae for $2.95. Imagine taking the entire family out for a delicious Yarnell’s Ice Cream treat for under $5. The strawberry cones and hot fudge sundaes are out-of-this-world delicious. There are places to sit while you enjoy your ice cream all around the square.

Thai Kitchen $
707 SW A St, (479) 464-7288

Thai Kitchen in Bentonville has topnotch Thai food at reasonable prices. Everything is delicious and cooked to perfection. Owned and operated by a caring family, you can expect to be treated as a valued guest when you choose to eat at this popular Bentonville restaurant. If you like spicy, there are six levels to choose from. Try some of the curry dishes and drunken noodles, they are so very tasty.

Bentonville Cheap Eats - Thai Kitchen coconut soup

Thai Coconut Soup

Casey’s
2801 SE J St, Bentonville, AR
(479) 271-8641

We don’t often feature a chain establishment, but, in this case, Casey’s merits a place on our cheap eats Top 10 list. Casey’s has some of the best made-from-scratch pizzas that you’ll find anywhere, and they won’t cost you an arm and a leg. You can order online, or call ahead. There’s no dining area, so it’s delivery or takeout only. They also have delicious sandwiches and snacks.  Easy and smooth app!

Zary’s Acropolis $
905 NW 13th St, (479) 273-3872

This is a hidden gem for economy breakfasts in NWA. Avoid breaking the bank while satisfying your crave with authentic Greek food at Zary’s Acropolis in Bentonville. Experience the delightful flavors of amazing Greek and Mediterranean food any day of the week. Fresh ingredients are used throughout the menu, the freshness makes the difference.

CENTERTON

Sam’s Family Diner $
574 East Centerton Blvd., (479) 795-0120

Sam’s has excellent food whether you’re there for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Staff are well trained and knowledgeable about daily specials, which are ample, delicious and easy on your budget. The breakfasts and burgers are among the best in the area too. Treat yourself to the fast, friendly service at Sam’s and become, and I’m betting you’ll become a regular.

Cheap Eats Sam's Diner Centerton AR pork tenderloin sandwich

Pork Tenderloin Sandwich and Fries – Image courtesy of Sam’s Diner

HONORABLE MENTION Bentonville Cheap Eats

Wingstop
231 North Walton Blvd, Bentonville
(479) 271-8833

The home of  60 cent wings Mon-Tuesday, the Wingstop offers an assortment of wing packages, and also offers wings by the piece. You can order these delicious morsels either classic bone-in or boneless tenders online and pick them up to avoid a wait. They are available in 10 different flavors.

Braum’s 
2305 SE Walton Blvd
(479) 273-9696

A bag of 5 junior burgers for under $6.00. 5 Sausage biscuits for $5.99.

Little Ceasar’s
206 SW 14th St
(479) 273-9999

Hot and ready pizza’s for $5.00.

Sam’s Club Food Court
3500 SE Club Blvd
(479) 621-5537

You  don’t have to be a member to access the Food Court.  They offer hot dogs, pizza, pretzels and ice cream for bargain prices.

Wendy’s
814 S Walton Blvd
(479) 271-7234 

4 items for $4.00 or a $5.00 biggie bag.