New restaurants in Northwest Arkansas are opening fast and furious right now. This list includes restaurants and food trucks in Bentonville, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville and Springdale. Some have just opened and some have been open for a couple months.
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.
Airship Coffee at The Pumphouse $
802 NW A St,
The newest Airship Coffee location gives off a fun neighborhood coffeehouse vibe while offering their popular coffee along with food, beer and cocktails.
The innovative space lets you enjoy great views from the inside and outside along with the perfect place to bring your laptop for some “work time” while at the same time being family friendly. This may become your new favorite coffee place in Bentonville.
801 SE 8th St, @ 8th Street Market
Island Vibes is a Caribbean themed food truck that serves authentic Jamaican food and drinks. It is located at the 8th Street Market outside of Bike Rack Brewing.
The jerk chicken, curry goat, oxtail, plantains, pepper steak and curry chicken in addition to Jamaican lemonade and sodas are great choices!! Also have veggie options. Staff is friendly.
Señor Shreddy’s $
901 SW 14th St, (479) 448-3343
Señor Shreddy’s is a food truck that offers authentic Mexican food. They are located at Bentonville Brewing Company. Their birria tacos are amazing! The service is efficient and friendly.
Tony’s Taste of Chicago Hot Dog Food Truck $
105 SE B St, Bentonville, AR 72712
This awesome food truck serves authentic Chicago favorites. Menu includes authentic Chicago Style Hotdogs gyros, pizza puffs and more. The owner is super friendly and delivers an excellent product. Check Tony’s Taste of Chicago out.
Eureka Springs Eats and Treats $$
2051 E Van Buren, (479) 363-6188
This cozy little hidden gem is easy and relaxing, the owners are kind and welcoming and the food is flavorful and delicious. The menu includes sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, sweets, Italian food and a little BBQ. There is everything to like about this place.
Bonus.. It is open late and they have an awesome kids menu.
85 S. Main Street, 479-239-2124
Saddle Up serves tasty American food including burgers, tacos, catfish, chicken dishes and steak. Stop by and enjoy the inviting atmosphere, friendly service, reasonable prices and good food. Image at top of the page is courtesy of Saddle Up.
So Good Kitchen Eureka
2 Pine St, (479) 244-8723
So Good Kitchen has been around for several months, but we wanted to make sure it got a shout out because it is an amazing farm to table place to eat,
This farm to table restaurant prepares incredible food, combining a blending of flavors along with fresh quality ingredients to create delicious salads, smoothies, burritos or bowls, sandwiches and desserts. They offer dishes for both vegans and meat eaters.(keto and food allergy friendly too).
Seating is limited but you can take your food and eat next door at “Brews”.
The Deja Brew Bistro (Located at The Eureka Springs Brewery)
96 Ridgeview Rd,479 325 8931
The Deja Brew Bistro is located inside the beer garden of the Eureka Springs Brewery. They serve burgers, sandwich wraps, salads, appetizers and bone in wings
Pesto’s by Lance
1830 N College Ave, (479) 263-5937
Pesto’s by Lance is the reimagined and re-opened Pesto’s Italian restaurant. They serve classic Italian cuisine, a nice wine and cocktail selection and provide attentive friendly service.
Central BBQ (Fayetteville)
417 West Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Suite 220,(479) 841-2196
Central BBQ in Fayetteville is an award-winning barbecue joint based in Memphis, Tennessee. Don’t forget the banana pudding is scrumptious! The staff is friendly and the prices are reasonable. It is a great place to sit, relax and enjoy your food.
MeMe’s Twisted Potato and More
509 Prairie Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
MeMe’s Twisted Potato and More is a food truck that serves 100% farm to table vegan food that is flavorful and a great value. Their dishes consist of vegan burgers, lasagna, street tacos and more, much more.
Please note, their food isn’t fast food, it is hand-crafted and orders take around 30 minutes. It is simply amazing.
Umai Hot Pot & Asian Cuisine⠀
4408 W Walnut St #5, (479) 202-9781
Umai Hot Pot and Asian Cuisine specialize in preparing hot pot, a popular Asian dish that features a simmering pot of broth and a selection of meats, vegetables, and noodles.
In addition to hot pot, Umai offers our menu features a range of Asian dishes that showcase the flavors and spices of countries such as Thailand, Japan, and Korea.
Medusa Bar & Grill
709 W Emma Ave, (479) 334-7253
Medusa is a local bistro on Emma in downtown Springdale. They bring a new and different experience with food and mixed drinks. The menu is a combination of steak, seafood, and south of the border flavors.
Open for lunch and dinner, with dining inside or on the outside patio.
Carmelitas Modern Mexican Cuisine NWA $$
7022 W Sunset Ave #5, (479) 334-5307
Carmeltias is a refreshing restaurant that serves Mexican food that is bursting with flavor. They offer amazing home-made salsas that will rock your world. Some of their more popular menu items include west coast style quesabirrias, crunchy Tacos Dorados and Carne Asada Fries.
The owners and staff are friendly and inviting. Check this place out and enjoy great food while dining inside or outside on their patio.
National Chains That Have Recently Opened:
1003 S Walton Blvd, (479) 364-0651
Family-favorite restaurant known for their ButterBurgers, Fresh Frozen Custard & Wisconsin Cheese Curds.
Crisp and Green
1401 S Walton Blvd #11 (479) 268-3959
Fast, casual, healthy restaurant. Enjoy made-from-scratch salads, grain bowls & smoothies crafted with fresh ingredients daily.
1401 S Walton Blvd, (479) 208-4975
Fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers, fries & hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait.
Upscale Brazilian chain restaurant featuring all-you-can-eat grilled meat carved tableside & a salad bar.
NEW RESTAURANTS APRIL 2023
Beach BBQ $$
1080 SE 14th St, (479) 553-7278
Beach BBQ is a barbeque restaurant that offers a variety of dishes like pulled pork, sliced brisket, pork butts and smoked short ribs that are cooked slowly over wood fires. The mac and cheese is soo good! The smoked turkey is quite tasty too.
They have local draft beer and delicious crafted cocktails.
Lady Slipper $$
138 SW 2nd St, (479) 715-8499
Lady Slipper, located just off the square in Downtown Bentonville welcomes you with a warm, upscale, wonderful vibe! They offer original creations inspired by Spanish, French, and Latin American traditions. Their shareable plates include offerings from the Gulf Coast to Spain and Paris.
Lady Slipper doesn’t end with their incredible food, join them for inventive cocktails, Champagne, local beer, and eclectic wines to make your evening complete.
901 SW 14th St,(479)-326-3011
NOLA/NOSH is located inside of Bentonville Brewing Company. Their menu features Cajun and Creole cuisine with traditional dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish étouffée as well as modern twists on classic recipes. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating options available.
Trailside Coffee Company $
10 Riordan Rd,
A coffee shop located inside of the Phat Tire Bike Shop that serves locally roasted beans as well as beans roasted from different parts of the United States. Trailside has delicious lattes, Cappuccinos, mocha, frozen coffees and more.
They also offer locally baked goods, breakfast burritos, homemade ice cream, fresh cold brew, Italian sodas, teas, smoothies, and local beer!
Disco’s Grill $$
2100 E Van Buren,(479) 434-8227
Disco’s Grill is a food truck that serves delicious burgers, sandwiches and fries that will rock your world!. Lots of Vegan options too. Friendly service. Check them out. They are located in the parking lot of Eureka Uniques Antiques & Collectables.
Isabellas Italian $$$
908 E Rolling Hills Dr, (479) 435-9555
Isabella’s Italian is a cozy, family-owned Italian fine dining restaurant located in midtown Fayetteville. The menu features traditional Italian dishes such as homemade lasagna and chicken parmesan. If tenderloin is your thing, the Oscar Style Beef Tenderloin isn’t to be missed. The mind blowing cheesecake seals the deal!
Perfect for a date night or special occasion. The food, ambience and service is exceptional.
Note: Image at top of the page, courtesy of Isabellas Italian.
Akira Ramen Bowl Food Truck $
617 N College Ave, (479) 427-9869
Akira Ramen Bowl is a food truck located at the Yacht Club Food Truck Court. They offer a wide variety of delicious, authentic Japanese ramen bowls to satisfy any cravings.
Made with fresh ingredients and traditional techniques, each bowl is packed with flavor and comfort. From classic tonkotsu broth to spicy miso and vegan options, there’s something for everyone.
Mrs. Mildred’s Kitchen $
4782 N College Ave, (479) 334-8677
Mrs. Mildred’s Kitchen is a food truck that serves up delicious bbq and hearty sides that will satisfy any appetite! The portions are large and the food is delicious. The brisket, the potato salad, really anything on the menu is incredible. The “Party Y’all Plate is the “BALM”.
NOTE: Only Open on Weekends 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kiko Rice & Noodle $
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. Beware: the Flaming Razorback Fried Rice is quite.. Hot, but tasty! The portions are large, bring your appetite.
Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom
3959 N Steele Blvd Suite 152, (479) 480-8900
Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom offers incredibly fresh pizzas cooked in wood fired ovens. Everything is made fresh throughout the day. They also offer a self-service taproom (largest digital tap wall in Arkansas) with an impressive selection of craft beers on tap, as well as a full bar with cocktails and wine options.
baked by kori $$
128 S 2nd St, (479) 352-0339
Baked by Kori is a new bakery that has taken baked goods to a new level. These delectable cupcakes, cookies and cakes are freshly baked every day with premium ingredients. Triple chocolate chip with pecan cookies and beautiful cake pops are just a few of these treats. Local delivery or pick up only.
5102 W Pauline Whitaker Pkwy Suite 315, (479) 335-2100
LOMA offers upscale authentic Mexican food dining along with handcrafted cocktails. The Ahi Tuna and Churros are quite popular. This gorgeous rooftop restaurant (located in Oneuptown) offers great views and a big city vibe.
The atmosphere is amazing, the food is flavorful and the service is excellent. LOMA has a popular sister restaurant in Fayetteville (TULA).
Pho Kitchen Grill & Bar $$
4505 AR-12,(479) 202-5195
Pho Kitchen Grill & Bar is a Vietnamese restaurant that offers fresh, authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Their menu includes traditional pho, vermicelli bowls, banh mi sandwiches, rice dishes, and more.
You can also enjoy their full bar selection of beer, wine, teas, and fun fusion cocktails. It’s a great atmosphere, the food is delicious and they provide good customer service.
Sabor DF Mexican Cuisine $
914 S 8th St Suite 107, (479) 399-6693
Authentic flavorful Mexican food! They offer portions that fill you up, affordable prices and are family friendly. Great prices, family friendly and best of all – portion sizes that fill you up!
Taste Tea Kitchen $
2100 W Hudson Rd Ste 7,(479) 278-2379
Taste Tea Kitchen Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Asian cuisine (including Hibachi, Bento Box, Korean Bibimbap, Thai Curry, Asian BBQ, fried snacks, Boba Tea, TT Coffee & Tea, Dalgona Coffee). Their fresh unique flavors and toppings are a delight to the taste buds.
5102 W Pauline Whitaker Pkwy Suite 310, (479) 278-2299
Wellington’s is a trendy upscale restaurant that offers American cuisine fused with international flavors, craft cocktails, wine and rare spirits. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a luxurious enclosed cigar lounge.
Mamma Sree Asian Food $
825 S Mt Olive St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Mamma Sree Asian Food is located in Griffin’s Food Court. They serve fresh and tasty Asian food. The fried rice is a big hit along with their Orange Chicken.
Rice Chef $$
403 US-412, (479) 373-1585
Rice Chef Restaurant offers authentic Sushi and scrumptious Asian cuisine. Everything is made fresh and flavorful along with reasonable pricing. Friendly and helpful customer service.
Segoku Hibachi & Sushi $
825 S Mt Olive St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Segoku has been open for a while, but we simply missed it. This is a food truck located at Griffin’s Food Court that serves high quality flavorful Hibachi food. The fried rice, steak, shrimp and chicken are simply delicious and to make it even better, their servings are generous and at a great price.
Casa Alejo $$
101 W Emma Ave, (479) 365-7222
Casa Alejo offers authentic Mexican cuisine that features a variety of dishes including burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas and nachos made with fresh flavorful ingredients. The food and drinks are delicious and the staff is super friendly. Guacamole is superb and the birria is on another level.
Casa Alejo is lively, welcoming and has a great vibe! Check it out soon, you will be glad you did.
Pleasant Counter $
907 S Pleasant St, (737) 400-1189
Pleasant Counter is a scratch kitchen that serves locally sourced tasty comfort food. Their sandwiches, burgers and salads are legit! The food is delicious and the owners and staff are friendly and provide great customer service.