The food scene in NWA is HOT, HOT, HOT and we aren’t joking! It’s almost impossible to keep up with all the new restaurants that are opening in Northwest Arkansas. One day you drive by a vacant lot, and it seems, by the next day there’s a new restaurant open for business on that corner. All these new places need your support. Make it a point to visit at least one new restaurant every month. The Top 10 list below is not just a list of newly opened spots, it’s a list of top quality eateries that have already proven themselves in a very competitive market:

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Trash Creamery
401 SW A Street Suite 101

Trash Creamery in Bentonville offers a unique 80s themed ice cream concept. Pick your flavor either vanilla or chocolate, select either a cone or cup, “trash it” up from the more than 60 different exciting toppings. Retro games and toys are available for all to enjoy. Great place to celebrate any occasion with amazing homemade ice cream.

Trash Creamery Milkshake Bentonville AR

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Bar Cleeta
110 NW 2nd St Ste 110, (479) 553-7006

Characterized by a carefully curated wine list, delicious food and excellent service, this is the place to go in downtown Bentonville to create an evening to remember. The owners, a husband and wife team, are extremely eager that you have a delightful experience with them. Start out with one of the delicious (meant to be shared) small plates and a glass of unique wine and progress on to a fabulous dinner. You’ll love this place.  Note: Image at top of the page is courtesy of Bar Cleeta.

Spud Doctors
903 SW A St, ,(479) 257-0681

Fabulous food truck serving delicious spuds via baked potato or fresh cut fries. You can have them anyway you like them including many different scrumptious toppings. The Carne Asada and Philly on Fries are both out of this world as is the BBQ Spud. Friendly owners have a terrific concept and a system to get your food piping hot to you. Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Reuben Spud Doctors Bentonville

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1150 E Centerton Blvd, (479) 224-2245

If you enjoy real food, cold beer, great atmosphere, super value and caring owners, you will love TacoHolic. Street tacos are alive and well in this delightful Centerton Taco eatery. You won’t believe the taste, the variety and the value. Stop by soon to see what we’re talking about. You’ll be glad you did.

Tacoholic Torta Centerton

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Eureka Springs

The Farmhouse Pie Shop
567 Passion play Rd, (479) 244-5537

This is a real, down home, honest to goodness pie shop, serving both sweet and savory pies, muffins, cinnamon rolls, sausage rolls and quiche. The aroma wafting out of this wonderful new location is tempting people from miles around to come in and try these scrumptious pies. The crusts are out of this world and the flavors are just amazing. In fact, there’s nothing not to like about these pies. Take your taste buds by soon to see what all the buzz is about. 

The Farmhouse Pie Shop Eureka Springs pies

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Ozark Fried Chicken and Fish
139 East Van Buren, (479) 253-8888

Specializing in fried chicken, fish and incredible sushi. This duo-concept restaurant earns top marks for its wonderful Janpanese sushi and awesome fried chicken menu items. The service is friendly and efficient too. Whether you order eel rolls or fried chicken tenders, you won’t be disappointed. Drop by Ozark Fried Chicken and Fish soon and order anything on the menu. Whatever you order will be scrumptious, and we’re not kidding.

Eureka Springs Coffee House
11 N Main St, (479) 239-2010

Opening at 7:00 am every day and closing at 6:00 pm Sun -Thurs and 8:00 pm Fri – Sat, this full service coffee shop offers a full menu including pastries of every sort, waffles, wraps, soups and salads, grilled cheese, croissant sandwiches, smoothies, teas, coffee and much, much more. Has friendly staff and amazing prompt service. Perfect place to either hang out with friends or take the family. Everyone will enjoy this unique coffee spot.

Eureka Springs Coffee House

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Chicken Salad Chick
352 E. Joyce Boulevard, (479) 227-2658

Focuses on eleven different varieties of chicken salad, from savory to fruity and nutty to spicy. recipes. Service is both friendly and prompt, and the various chicken salads are are absolutely to die for. Eat in, take out or have your event catered. If you’re a chicken salad hound, you’ll love this delightful specialty concept restaurant. Stop by soon to sample some chicken salad for yourself.

Chicot Hibachi Express – Fayetteville
2155 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd , (479) 935-3316

Delicious Hibachi at greatly reduced prices served by super friendly staff. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, making it a great place to relax with family and friends. You may dine in or take out. This is one Fayetteville dining spot you’ll want to visit soon if you haven’t already. Get read to be wowed by the total experience.

Chicot Hibachi Express

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Eat My Catfish
32 W. Joyce Boulevard, (479) 326-9090

Specializing in fried catfish, crab legs, boiled shrimp, crawfish, po-boys and fried chicken, Eat My Catfish is the latest expansion of a small Central Arkansas chain, and it serves up some mighty fine grub including melt-in-your-mouth catfish and hushpuppies. You can’t miss it, it’s located in the space that Fuzzy’s Tacos used to occupy.


Ramen Nara
301 S Dodson Rd, Suite A, (479) 367-2992

Beautiful interior, wonderful wait staff, caring owners and management and delicious food with meticulously prepared (no MSG) ramen. Who could ask for more? Every authentic Japanese dish has a unique and satisfying flavor. Bring the family or meet there with a group of friends. Have fun sampling the various dishes, and be prepared to be hooked for good. 

Ramen Nara Rogers AR

Fatt Fingers
City Pump & Crossroads Tavern

Looking for the best chicken fingers and waffle fries on the planet? Look no more, Fatt Fingers food truck in Rogers has you covered. The garlic sauce is screaming delicious as is the Cobb salad. Some killer sandwiches are also on the  menu. Go by after a concert, they’ll be waiting on you with smiles and scrumptious chicken fingers. Two Rogers locations to choose from: City Pump or Crossroad Tavern. Check their Facebook page for hours.

Fatt Fingers KC Gobbler Rogers AR

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El señor de los tacos Bar & Grill
1612 s 8th street, (479) 372-6393

Especially known for their tasty street tacos, gorditas, quesadillas, tortas and burritos, this eatery offers the best in authentic Mexican street cuisine. The wait staff is prompt, helpful and friendly, offering excellent information about the various dishes served. Do your best to eat at this lovely new spot soon, you won’t be disappointed. 

El señor de los tacos Bar & Grill

Yankabilly Smokehouse
145 Industrial Cir W, (833) 468-2867

No Northwest Arkansas new restaurant list would be complete without at least one new BBQ joint, and oh boy, do we have a great one for you on this list. Yankabilly’s premium meats are slow cooked to perfection yielding a high flying treat your tastebuds won’t soon forget. Everything on the menu is made fresh from scratch. Try the Pulled pork, Brisket Burger and Baked beans first, and then try every item on the menu. This food truck has amazing customer service too. If you love barbecue, get out soon and give them a try.

Yankabilly Smokehouse Springdale ar

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