Looking for the Top 10 restaurants in Fayetteville Arkansas?

Here is the list businesses can’t pay to be on, and contains the very best places to eat in Hog Country.

Being a popular college town, Fayetteville AR attracts students from across the country, which may help account for the variety of great dining options.

There is upscale dining, Italian restaurants, top shelf burgers and sandwich joints along with many other delicious cuisine types.

Below are the Top 10 Restaurants in Fayetteville AR

Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria $$$

2036 N College Ave, (479) 301-2688

Characterized by fresh housemade pastas, breads, salads and sauces, wood-fired pizzas, friendly professional service, upscale casual atmosphere, a comfortable patio and an amazing bar; Bocca is a favorite dining destination for those looking for a premier dining experience in Fayetteville. This is a great place for date nights, out-of-town guests or a group of friends. Expect to have fun and a memorable meal when you dine at Bocca.

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Bordinos Restaurant and Wine Bar $$$

310 W Dickson St, (479) 527-6795

Located on famed Dickson Street in the heart of Fayetteville’s entertainment district, this exquisite restaurant is the very spirit of Fayetteville. It offers an exquisite fine dining experience, featuring distinctive, delicious food and drinks, efficient and friendly service and a gorgeous atmosphere. Menu items do change with the seasons, and there is a full bar and an expanded wine list. Want to celebrate a special occasion? Bordinos is very good at making your occasion a memorable experience. Weekday lunch is available Tuesday – Friday and brunch is served Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are recommended.  Private dining rooms and catering options also available.

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Eclectic Kitchen $$

1218 Garland Ave, (479) 935-3027

Low key eatery and bar featuring small plates, steaks, fresh seafood including oysters, craft cocktails.  Don’t be put off by the building, the food is amazing regardless of what you order, and the service is spot on.  If you haven’t tried it yet, you are missing out.

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The Farmer’s Table $$

1079 S School Ave, (479) 966-4125

Endeavoring to source organically and locally wherever possible, The Farmer’s Table, a breakfast and brunch cafe is typically hopping with folks craving a signature Arkansawyer, hash skillet or a stack of the sweet potato pancakes (seasonal). When you step through the door at The Farmer’s Table, you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time to the days when your grandmother used to sit you down to a nice breakfast. If there is a wait, there’s self-serve coffee in the corner.

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Hammontrees Grilled Cheese $

326 N West Ave #8, (479) 521-1669

Dine-in or take out, this wildly popular Fayetteville vegan, vegetarian gourmet grilled cheese sandwich joint creates amazing grilled cheese sandwiches (19 different types of cheese), scratch-made daily soups and fresh locally sourced salads. Only the highest quality ingredients are used, ensuring that your have a top-notch experience with them.

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Hugo’s $

25 1/2 North Block Avenue, (479) 521-7585

Located just off the Historic Fayetteville Square in the basement, Hugo’s offers an amazing burger experience, famous homemade fries, and a wide selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Hugo’s has long been considered one of the best restaurants in Fayetteville AR. The staff is both cordial and efficient. Taste just one burger from Hugo’s and you’ll be hooked for life.

Mockingbird Kitchen $$

1466 North College Ave, (479) 435-6333

Specializes in a seasonal menu of New American food and family-inspired recipes created from local Ozarks ingredients. Housemade soups, hot sandwiches, fresh crisp salads, chef created desserts and a full beverage menu including wines, local brews and signature cocktails combine to make this a top-notch restaurant.

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Pesto Cafe $$

1830 N College Ave, (479) 582-3330

A small Italian restaurant with a fun, funky atmosphere serving huge portions of authentic Italian dishes accompanied by their tasty Caesar salad and house-made light Caesar dressing. You can’t go wrong with any dish on the menu, but be sure to try the shrimp scampi on one of your visits. The wait-staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive as your meal moves along. Pesto Cafe  is one of the top Italian restaurants in Fayetteville AR.  This is another restaurant that will have you coming back even if you move out of town.

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Theo’s Fayetteville $$$

318 N Campbell Ave, (479) 527-0086

Theo’s is a chic, upscale dining destination and bar with a smart lounge and delightful patio. A place to eat, drink and socialize, Theo’s treats every customer as a welcome invited guest. Elegant food in the Contemporary American style including their fresh made selection of delicious share plates, fresh salads and amazing main plates is their specialty. Happy hour, Mon – Fri, 5 – 7 PM. Martini Night – Thursday.

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Wright’s BBQ

2212 Main Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72704

Wright’s BBQ has well-prepared and seasoned, mouthwatering ribs, brisket, pulled pork and sides including slaw and mac-n-cheese.  There is typically a line outside even on cold, dreary days, but not to worry, the line moves along very quickly, and the food, oh yes the food is so worth waiting for.  Seating is very limited, and plan to rub shoulders with your neighbors, but that will be alright because you’ll be talking BBQ. This place will hook you in from the first bite, so plan to be a regular.

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Honorable Mention

Thep Thai $

1525 S School Ave
(479) 443-0029

Guests native to Thailand all agree that Thep Thai creates the most authentic Thai natural food to be found in NWA. You can taste the freshness in everything from their soups to their delicious curries and noodle dishes. The atmosphere is beautiful and the wait staff and owners are pleasant and efficient. You’ll love your visit to Thep Thai.

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Vetro 1925  $$$

17 E Center St, (479) 966-4649

Vetro 1925 is fast becoming the restaurant of choice for NWA residents and visitors passing through. Executive Chef Alan Dierks leads the culinary team in mixing classic technique with fresh seasonal ingredients sourced locally whenever possible. Fresh made breads, savory grass fed beef and veal, line caught seafood and made-from-scratch ravioli and malfatti are all daily fare. Service is impeccable from start to finish.

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