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New restaurants in Northwest Arkansas are opening fast and furious right now. This list includes restaurants and food trucks in Bentonville,  Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Rogers  and Springdale AR. Some have just opened and some have been open for a bit longer. 

New restaurateurs are pouring their blood, sweat and tears into their dreams of owning a successful restaurant. Now that they’ve got it open, they just need a steady stream of customers, and that’s where we can help.

New Places To Eat In Northwest Arkansas

Even though you may be satisfied with the old tried and true, it would be great if you could frequent some of the new restaurants: You may just find a new favorite or two.


Bella’s Table $$
638 W Lancashire Blvd,  (479) 367-2509

Bella’s Table is a locally owned Italian restaurant and sister restaurant to the popular Table Mesa, Tavola Trattoria, Mirabella’s Table, Table on 6th and Table at Hickory Inn restaurants located in Bentonville. 

The menu consists of incredible Italian pizza and pasta dishes.  Bella’s also offers sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers, desserts and Airship Coffee.  Cocktails and desserts are quite palate pleasers.  The atmosphere is relaxing, the staff are friendly and provide excellent service.

Bella’s Table raises the bar for restaurants in Bella Vista. 

bellas table restaurant - Stella's Cake

Stella’s Cake -Image courtesy bellas table


Butter•Scotch Bakery & Bar $
104 E Central Ave,  (479) 367-2597

A new concept bakery and bar in downtown Bentonville. They offer coffee and tea with delicious fresh French pastries, cocktails inspired by desserts, and desserts inspired by cocktails!

The cocktail bar is located on the 2nd floor and serves dreamy cocktails.

Note: Flavors change every week so you can always be trying something new and exciting.

Danger Dave’s $$
310 South Main Street, (479) 553-7101

Danger Dave’s is a retro vibe sandwich shop and bar in downtown Bentonville, featuring fun indoor and outdoor hangout areas, and live music.

These aren’t plain Jane sandwiches that you eat and forget. These are unique creations that dance in your thoughts until you come back for more.

It is kid-friendly with an outdoor play area and has a dog-friendly patio.

Check out Danger Dave’s and spread the word!

danger dave's the grinder

The Grinder – Image Courtesy of Danger Dave’s

Waldo’s Chicken and Beer $$
700 SE Walton Blvd Ste 12, (479) 364-0492

Waldo’s Chicken & Beer is a fast casual chain restaurant that specializes in hand-breaded chicken, scratch-made sides and ice-cold beer.

You can order your chicken on the bone, on a bun, or in a bowl or a basket.  You can have your chicken prepared southern fried or rotisserie style and then paired with an option of  made from scratch Southern Sides.

The chicken is juicy and flavorful and the sides will rock your world!

Friendly customer service and excellent food!

Waldo's Chicken & Beer

Image Courtesy of Waldo’s Chicken & Beer


Amore Express (Food Truck) $$
7195 hwy 62 E, 479-981-0989

Amore Express is the food truck version of the beloved Italian restaurant Amore.  The owner (Katherine) has brought her top selling menu items and offers them at Amore Express. 

Be sure to try the famous Katherine’s Red or White Lasagna, Spaghetti & Homemade Meatballs, Fettuccine with Katherine’s Alfredo and Chicken, Garlic Bread, and slow death by chocolate cake.

slow death chocolate cake - Amore Express

Slow Death Chocolate Cake – Image courtesy of Amore Express

Bombadils $$ (Food Truck)
14610 US-62, (479) 244-8950

Bombadil’s is a former Eureka Springs cafe that now offers their creation via their popular food truck on the west side of Eureka Springs along Hwy 62.

They offer delicious farm to table food with a unique and innovative menu.  Bombaldil’s uses locally sourced produce when possible.

Their vegan dishes are incredible along with their gourmet mouth-watering burgers. The Peanut Butter Cheeseburger could change your life it is so good.

Friendly stafff and great service.  Delightful outdoor spot under the trees to enjoy your gourmet food.

Bombadil's Food Truck - Eureka Springs AR

Peanut Butter Cheese Burger

Harold’s Diner Soda Fountain & Farmacy $$
17 White Street, (479) 363-6470

This local gem is a refreshing treat for Eureka Springs!  It is a “Farm to Plate’, gluten free, plant based, 70’s style diner that serves incredibly delicious food along with genuinely kind customer service.  

Breakfast (biscuits and gravy, quiche) …oh my..Yum, Yum, give me some are dreamworthy. The burgers are second to none.  The food is simply delectable.

Want more?  How about an old school soda fountain and their holistic farmacy for fuel on the go?

The owners are the real bring joy to every interaction.  Be sure to stop in and experience Harold’s Diner Soda Fountain & Farmacy, you will be so glad you did.

Note: Breakfast ONLY all day every Sunday

Harold's Diner Soda Fountain & Farmacy

Image courtesy of Harold’s Diner Soda Fountain & Farmacy

McGarity’s Restaurant & Saloon Irish Pub $$
2070 E Van Buren, (479) 363-6038

Wow! What a local treasure…  McGarity’s creates amazing authentic Irish food that will delight your taste buds!

The atmosphere is cozy and perfect for date night.

Parking is easy (but get there early, because it does fill up). The service is excellent.

Go experience McGarity’s soon, it could become your favorite restaurant in Eureka Springs.

Pauly’s Burgers $$
308 Village Circle, (479) 239-2047

Pauly’s Burgers is a fun, casual counter service restaurant that serves farm-fresh, quality house-ground smashburgers.

There are several burgers to choose from including a build your own burger.  The hand cut fries made from real potatoes are delish!

Dessert? Try the Gelato ice cream! They have a great selection and be sure and ask to taste test some flavors to get the perfect one for you.


Pizza Navona $$
60 E Main St, (479) 300-2009

Pizza Navona is owned by the good folks that own Geraldi’s, a much beloved Italian Restaurant in Fayetteville.  

They serve A M A Z I N G pizza, lasagna, sandwiches, salads and pastas.  Service is friendly and efficient.

The only thing missing is YOU!  


Baked by Kori $
644 W Dickson St # 114, (479) 332-4149

Baked by Kori has a location in Fayetteville. The much loved bakery and wine shop in Rogers has opened on Dickson Street. 

The Fayetteville location offers sandwiches, quicke, soups, granola, cookies, brownies, cakepops, cupcakes, sourdough bread, muffins, scones, toasts, and other baked items.

They didn’t forget liquid delights.  They also serve beer, wine and mimosas, Coffee and espressos drinks, teas, pressed juices and other beverages.
DoorDash is an option at the Fayetteville location.

Note:  It is hard to eat just one of anything Baked By Kori!

Crêpes Paulette Fayetteville $$
2341 N College Ave, (479) 332-0940

I scream for Crepes, you scream for Crepes, we all scream for Crepes Paulette!  What’s not to love about these delicious hand held creations of delight, both sweet and savory?

This much loved local Bentonville restaurant, now has a location in Fayetteville too.

The staff is kind, the food is delicious and service is superb.  The strawberry cheesecake crepe doesn’t play around, it is filled with taste bud ecstasy. Vegan options are available.

Don’t walk, meander, or lollygag, just run to your closest Crepes Paulette and enjoy eating happiness.

Crepes Paulette - fayetteville

Image Courtesy Crepes Paulette

FlavorSmith’s Craft Barbecue $$
50 E Township St,(479) 879-1902

Buckle in for some tasty BBQ!

FlavorSmith’s Craft Barbecue offers some of the most tender and flavorful bbq meat you have ever had.  The banana pudding is something that fills your dreams and the mac and cheese makes you beg for more!

The turkey, jalapeño sausage, pulled pork and brisket are excellent. If you aren’t sure what meat you want, just ask for a small sample to help make your selection.

Owner and staff are friendly and attentive.  There is limited indoor seating, but they have picnic tables outside. 

FlavorSmith's Craft Barbecue

Image Courtesy of FlavorSmith’s Craft Barbecue

Kiko Rice & Noodle $ (Food Truck)
758 W North St, (479) 317-0788

Kiko Rice & Noodle is an Asian fusion Food Truck that offers delicious dishes such as Chicken Teriyaki, fried wontons,  sushi, and more.

The owners are friendly and offer good customer service.

Beware: the Flaming Razorback Fried Rice is quite.. Hot, but tasty! The portions are large, bring your appetite.

Swag Báhn Mi (FOOD TRUCK) $
410 S Government Ave, (479) 387-1463

Swag Báhn Mi is a Vietnamese food truck that serves delicious, authentic Vietnamese food.  It may be some of the best Báhn Mi you can find, anywhere! The spring rolls are out of this world too. Several vegetarian options are available.

Customer service is more than just friendly, they make you feel like family.

Highly recommended!

The Daily Beet $$
339 N West Ave Suite 105, (479) 332-4138

Based out of New Orleans, The Daily Beet is a fast casual restaurant and juice bar offering a plethora of tasty healhty food options. 

The plant-centric menu includes nutritious grain bowls, salads, superfood smoothies, açaí bowls, and cold-pressed juices. They use local and organic ingredients, while offering a variety of gluten free options.

Daily Beet offers fresh and unique food cominbations along with a friendly vibe.

This place is special, be sure to check out this hidden healthy gem.

Waystone Pizza $$
1200 N. Garland, (479) 935-3134

Waystone Pizza is a locally owned restaurant in Fayetteville, that serves fresh, tasty pizza, craft cocktails, salads and sandwiches.  Their fried spicy green beans are unique and heavenly! Try the breakfast pizza on the weekends, it is the BALM. Veggie pizza is quite good too.

Want more?   They also have various events such as live music, bingo, trivia and more on week nights and the weekend. I hear ya.. they are awesome..


Flashback Pizza & Milkshakes $$
105 S 3rd St, (479) 372-6013

Flashback Pizza & Milkshakes is a fun filled 80’s-90’s retro themed restaurant that serves quality pizzas that are delish, thick and delicious milkshakes.  Be sure to check out the awesome arcade games, board games and more. 

The staff is engergetic, friendly and provide great customer service.

Super fun refreshing place!  Get your happy on at Flashback Pizza and Milkshakes in downtown Rogers.

Flashback Pizza and Milkshakes 2000 X 1400

Image courtesy of Flashback Pizza and Milkshakes

House 1830 $$$
106 W Elm St,(479) 278-7016

House 1830 is a delightful authentic Southeast Asian (Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand) restaurant in downtown Rogers.

Not only is the food (appetizers and entrees) incredible and packed with flavor, the owner/chef stops by your table to share stories about the different dishes you have ordered.  

The atmosphere is chill and perfect for a date night.

Cocktails are fun and unique. 

Can’t recommend House 1830 highly enough.

House 1830 rogers ar

Image Courtesy of House 1830

Marsouls $$
525 N. 2nd Street, (479) 278-7165

Marsouls in downtown Rogers offers a blend of soul food with a modern, culinary twist!

Where to begin? The catifish, chicken sliders, collards, shrimp and grits, waffles and chicken are all amazing. Craving something sweet? Here you go, banana pudding and the apple dumplings will fill you with delight.

The atmosphere is welcoming and family friendly, along with a great outdoor patio.

Service is great.. everything to love about this place.

Trash Ice Cream $
310 S 1st St, (479) 278-7111

The popular Bentonville 80-‘s themed ice cream place, now has a location in downtown Rogers!

Choose from vanilla, chocolate, or dairy-free ice cream for the base of your sweet Trashy delight!  Next, pick the treats to TRASH UP your ice cream… you can add cereal, candy, cookies, and more.

Go ahead, you deserve a taste treat delight. We won’t tell. 🙂

Trash Creamery - Peanut Porkapocalypse

Peanut Porkapocalypse – Image Courtesy Trash Creamery


Cafe Con Chisme $
317 W. Emma Avenue, (479) 365-2223

Cafe Con Chisme is a family-owned coffee shop that offers a vibrant  fusion of flavors and traditions celebrating Hispanic heritage.  Give the Churro latte, chilaquiles, & flavored conchas a try.

Rein Sushi and Hibachi $$
101 W Johnson Ave # D,  (479) 361-8008

Rein Hibachi & Sushi serves modern Japanese cuisine in downtown Springdale.  Their sushi is made fresh to order, just the way you like it. Pull up a seat at their sushi bar and watch their chefs work their magic. 

They also serve up quality, delicious hibachi dishes like steak, lobster, seafood, and noodles.

Service is friendly and attentive. Portions are generous.

Note: Image at Top of the Page is Courtesy of  Rein Hibachi & Sushi

Rein Hibachi & Sushi restaurant springdale ar

Image Courtesy of Rein Hibachi & Sushi

The Toasted Yolk Cafe $$

5653 Gateway Ave A, (479) 307-9550

The Toasted Yolk Cafe is a regional chain with a new restaurant in Springdale, AR.

They specialize in serving up chef-inspired, made-from-scratch breakfast, brunch, and lunch classics as well as specialty dishes that pair perfectly with your favorite brunch cocktail from their full bar.

The Mimosas, Churro Donuts, Shrimp and grits are quite delcious and very popular.

The staff is friendly and efficient.  Check them out soon.

Toasted Yolk - shrimp and grits

Shrimp and Grits – Image Courtesy Toasted Yolk