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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.

Northwest Arkansas New Restaurants – Top 10 – Updated


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!

Ozark mountain bagel sandwich

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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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.

7 Brew drive thru coffee rogers and bentonville arkansas

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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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