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Been Looking for fantastic new restaurants near me?   Every quarter there are a spate of new restaurants in Northwest Arkansas that are opening . For this reason, it is difficult to keep up with all the new openings even though many of them are excellent. One of the challenges of new restaurants is that it is often hard to maintain high quality food and service long enough for diners to realize that they are open for business. If you are a aware of a new business in your area, why not broaden your horizons and give it a try?
Your patronage may be just what it needs to stay in business.

Click here for UPDATED List of New Restaurants in Northwest Arkansas 


Indian Dhaba @NWA $
801 SE 8t St, (479) 224-8264

An amazing little Dhaba (roadside food stall) dishing up delicious, authentic Indian flavors in Bentonville’s 8th Street Market.  This is Indian food at its best, and the convenience can’t be beat. Drop by today for some Mater Paneer, Pava Lab Sliders, Vada pav and Daal.  

Crackerjack Gastro Lab NWA $
220 N Main Street, (479) 366-0111

Serving yummy food including gourmet popcorn like Sriracha, Ranch & Dill Pickle, delicious sandwiches with names like Beefcake (meatloaf) and Redneck Bait (salted pork and chicken liver pate) fresh salads and a Rigatoni Pasta full of various cheeses, this food truck will satisfy your hunger pangs while making your taste buds stand up and pay attention. Prices are right and portions are ample.  Stop by this happy place soon, you’ll be glad you did.

Louise at Thaden Field $
2205 SW I Street, Ste 100, (479) 250-0477

Located in the field house at Thaden Field.  Louise is a great concept with a wonderful atmosphere and amazing view.  Watch the planes take off and land while you are dining. Restaurant is open Tues – Sat from 8:00 am  – 9:00 pm and Sundays from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Serves all day and features diner style cuisine for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.


Hopping John’s Bistro $$
3290 N Lee Ave, (479) 313-6972

Fine dining bistro serving amazing appetizers, salads, steak burgers, chicken & waffles, steaks, seafood, pasta and desserts.  Great place for a family celebration or for a date night outing. Staff is friendly and keen to ensure that your experience with them is wonderful in every way.  Try the pork chop, you won’t be disappointed.

Sauced $
540 West Dickson Street, (479) 249-6042

Owned by the same professional people that own the delightful Grotto in Eureka Springs, Sauced is a new BBQ spot which shows great promise.  BBQ classics like ribs, pulled pork and brisket with handmade sauces including an incredible rub and a chipotle mustard sauce are on the menu.  This is one new restaurant you don’t want to miss even if you’ve never been fond of barbecue.


KOMODO (Modern Asian Cuisine)$
5204 W Village Pkwy, Rogers, AR 72758
(479) 268-6871

Amazing modern Asian cuisine served in a sleek, yet comfortable atmosphere, full bar with 15 taps of local craft brews and handcrafted cocktails and a superb, attentive staff are key to Komodo’s success.  Go with friends and try different dishes.  The Lemongrass Chicken, Mongolion Rack of Lamb and Pork Fried Rice are to die for.

Local Lime$
2103 S Promenade Blvd, Ste 10100, (479) 903-7300

Delicious dishes are inspired by Mexican street fare and are crafted from scratch using original recipes.  Ingredients are fresh and procured locally if possible. Drinks are hand crafted from premium tequilas, liquors and fresh-squeezed juices.  Margaritas are to-die-for as is The Prickly Strawberry Mai Thai. Chips and queso are addictive, and the house-made flour tortillas are simple delicious.  If you haven’t already, head on over to Local Lime this evening for a dining treat you won’t soon forget. Note:  Image at top of the page is courtesy of Local Lime.

Sharky’s Modern Mexican Kitchen $
3000 S Pinnacle Hills Parkway, (479) 319-4111

Who doesn’t love Mexican food?  While there are many Mexican restaurants in the area, Sharky’s ranks high on the list of top Mexican restaurants for a number of reasons including its commitment to using organic and all natural ingredients including wild caught salmon, all natural chicken and beef and organic greens, beans tofu, yams and quinoa.  You can literally taste the difference. Give Sharky’s a try soon.

Bites and Bowls $
1602 E Robinson Ave suite e, (479) 799-5907

A new breakfast and lunch spot featuring delish and unique waffles (savory & sweet), yogurt, smoothies, sandwiches, healthy fresh salads and more.  Staff is knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. If your kids have never had waffle pops, you must take them to Bites and Bowls. They will be begging you to return again and again.