Northwest Arkansas has many little, out-of-the-way hidden treasures dotted throughout the area. Who doesn’t enjoy discovering for the first time delightful, unique shops and stores that promise to be lifelong gems that you’ll return to again and again?
Below are the Top 10 hidden treasures in Northwest Arkansas.
OZARK MOUNTAIN BAGEL CO. $
3600 Guess Who Blvd, (479) 319-6688
Open for breakfast and lunch, this awesome bagel, sandwich, soup and salad spot is fast becoming the place in town to enjoy a great tasting meal. The Bagels are New York-style (water-boiled & then baked), and are they ever delicious. The cream cheeses
are fresh-made and tasty. In fact, everything on the menu is spot on, and the owners and staff are the friendliest people you’ll find anywhere.
350 SW A St, (479) 367-7629
Recently opened, Skylight Cinema offers a unique movie going experience including the options of a full restaurant and full bar. Patrons are asked by professional wait staff if they will be dining in, and can eat their dinner and have a cocktail or a beer while they are watching the movie. Entree prices range from $10 – $12 and sandwiches come with a side and range in price from $8 – $10. Tipping is optional. Seats are ultra comfortable
and recline. This is the premier movie experience.
BELLA VISTA AMERICAN LEGION POST 341
1889 Bella Vista Way, (479) 268-5090
With over 650 members, Post 341 offers a variety of services to its members and to the community. There’s always something fun going on including live music with some great bands on Saturday nights, fish on Friday evenings, Taco Tuesdays, Saturday morning breakfast, karaoke nights, dances and many other special events. There’s also a beer garden too. This is a super place for vets and for people of the community too.
CAVE SPRINGS COFFEE COMPANY
2036 N College Ave, (479) 248-2020
Offering delicious Onyx coffee, pastries from area bakeries, and sandwiches from Chef Miles James of James at the Mill fame, this is a unique spot to meet with friends or chat it up with your neighbors. There’s plenty of seating, Thursday night Trivia, and music some evenings too. Pay this locally owned shop a visit today, and I’m betting you’ll become a regular.
NELLIE B’S BAKERY
2421 N Center St, (479) 305-3735
Have you been missing the taste, texture and flavor of a genuine croissant? Look no more, this charming little mother and daughter duo bakery turn out melt-in-your-mouth croissants that even the French would rave about. Why settle for less, when right here in Fayetteville you can have the most beautiful and best tasting cakes, delicious fresh sandwiches, pastries, cookies, bread pudding, pies, soups, salads and croissants on the planet? They will bake a cake for any special occasion, and it will be something you’ll be proud to serve.
SPOTTED GOAT RESALE STORE $
902 S 8th St, (479) 372-6550
From the first moment you step into this enchanting store, something about it lures you to explore the various booths throughout the store, but there’s one booth right in the front corner that tempts you to come in and see what it’s all about. Rick Smithson, artist in residence, designs and creates unique pictures made entirely of different types of stamps. Rick’s pictures are becoming increasingly more popular as more people see them at stamp gatherings and crafts fairs. Want something unusual for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life? Drop by the Spotted Goat Resale Store and take a look at these amazing made-from-stamps pictures.
PATRICK’S HAMBURGER $
3976 Elm Springs Rd, (479) 751-9245
Patrick’s is home to the real old fashion burger. They are priced right, and they are delicious. Patrick’s has been in business for more than forty years, and loyal customers have been frequenting Patrick’s for many of those years, and wouldn’t eat a burger from any other place. That’s how special they are. Sandwiches and a variety of hot dogs are also on the menu.
OARK GENERAL STORE
117 County Road 5241, (479) 292-3351
Be willing to take a short drive to reach this quaint old country store (listed in the Arkansas Register of Historic Places), gas pump and restaurant. The burgers are a full ½ lb, and they are juicy and delicious, and the pies are simply heavenly. People drive from all over the country just to experience this one-of-a-kind establishment (the oldest continuously operated store in Arkansas).
214 N Wright St, (479) 373-6688
For some of the tastiest German food to be found anywhere, try Ziggywurst in Siloam Springs. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and they take pride in their service and food. If you enjoy great schnitzel and German beer, you will absolutely fall in love with this place.
CITY PUMP $
623 W Walnut, (479) 202-5507
A fantastic new happening space in Rogers, AR. The brilliant concept features indoor seating, patios, beer, wine, soda and a variety of top-notch food trucks including Big Sexy Food Truck, Boondock’s Grill, Loafin Joe’s, Takashimura Habachi Express and Saigon Local. Open from 11:00 AM to around 8:00 PM weekdays and 11:00 AM to about 9:00 PM on the weekends. If you haven’t been yet, you’re missing out!