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Looking for burgers in (Northwest Arkansas)  Bentonville, Bella Vista, Eureka Springs, Rogers, & Fayetteville Arkansas?  A burger or cheeseburger are probably the most popular food item on any restaurant menu.

As a local restaurant, making the Top 10 List for Burgers in NWA is one of the most difficult lists to make.  Why?  Because most restaurants offer burgers and the competition is stiff!  You will find the Top 10 burgers, followed by the best Old School Burgers, Dive Bar/Pub burgers and Food Trucks that serve wicked burgers.

Some of the best burgers in the country can be sampled in the restaurants and burger joints we’ve listed below:

TOP 10 Burgers in NW Arkansas


JJ’s Grill Bella Vista $$
12 Cunningham Corner, (479) 802-6455

JJ’s Grill has a happy, efficient staff, a  jammin vibe, and burgers that are absolutely delicious. These burgers are juicy, tasty and filling…you’ll love every bite. Keto options are available.

Go in on a game night and get a chance to get your burger for free. Winners are decided by a flip of a coin right at the table.

Go once for this wonderful experience, and you’ll be back time and again. Image at top of the page, courtesy of JJ’s Grill.

JJ's Burgers Northwest Arkansas

JJ’s Cheeseburger, photo courtesy of JJ’s Bella Vista


Tusk & Trotter $$
110 SE A St, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479) 268-4494

An American Brasserie housed in rustic-chic digs, Tusk & Trotter has a seasonal menu built around locally sourced produce whenever possible.

The Tusk Burger made with 44 Farms Beef is a mouthwatering treat that you will return to time and again, and the Housemade Pork Rinds and Pommes Frites are spot on yummy too.  Save room for dessert and coffee, a treat worthy of praise.

Service is friendly, patient and efficient.   All in all, an awesome restaurant, conveniently located right off the Historic Bentonville Downtown Square.

Tusk and Trotter

Image Courtesy of Tusk and Trotter


The Rockin’ Pig Saloon $$
2039 E Van Buren, (479) 363-6248

Visitors and Eureka Springs locals alike all rave about the burgers at The Rockin’ Pig Saloon. Starting with 100% fresh ingredients and all natural raised Wagyu beef, the burgers, grilled over an open fire, are nothing short of sensational.

People drive from miles around just to get one of their mouthwatering burgers.

The staff is friendly and efficient, and they are genuinely interested in making sure that you have a good experience in their popular restaurant. Rockin’ Pig also has a seasonal food truck in Rogers that offers their incredible burgers.

Rockin Pig Saloon Burger Eureka Springs

Rockin Pig Saloon Burger


Feltner Brothers $
2768 N College Ave, (479) 935-4545

Offering terrific, friendly service and  truly delicious burgers and fries, Feltner Brothers loves to treat their customers right.

Try the double cheeseburger for a mouthwatering delight. Grilled and fried chicken and franks are also on the menu as are killer onion rings.

Bottom line… Feltner’s is a great burger destination.

Feltner Brothers Burger Fayetteville Arkansa

Feltner Brothers Burger

Hugo’s $$
25 1/2 North Block Avenue, (479) 521- 7585

A Fayetteville institution, this basement located burger joint, in business since 1977, offers delicious burgers and a truly different assortment of appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

The French fries are homemade and should be ordered even though the burgers come with chips (order is big enough for two). Try the Bleu Moon cheeseburger, it will send you over the Moon!

Hugo’s is a local, regional and international favorite.

Hugo's Burger Fayetteville Arkansas

Hugo’s Burger

Smitty’s Garage Burgers and Beer $$
100 E Joyce Blvd Suite 102, (479) 301-2046

With over 15 TV’s, Smitty’s Garage is a place for fun while you are chowing down on one of the area’s truly great burgers.

When reasonable prices, great service, awesome atmosphere and 17 burgers plus a build-your-own come together under one roof, you have a winning combination that is really hard to beat. Try the bacon avocado ranch burger for a real treat.

Smitty’s also has a second location in Rogers, Arkansas. 

Smitty's Garage Burger Fayetteville Arkansas

Smitty’s Garage Burger


Big Orange $$
2203 S Promenade Blvd Ste. 3100, Rogers, AR, (479) 202-5339

Big Orange serves one of the best examples of the traditional big, old fashioned, juicy hamburger you can find.  In fact, you won’t find a better tasting burger in all of Northwest Arkansas.  Rockin’ Baker makes the scrumptious brioche buns and Dempsey Bakery in Little Rock provides gluten free buns. 

If you’re up for a little adventure and a departure from the traditional burger offering, try the White Truffle & Pecorino served with fig jam.  Oh my!  This is deliciousness you will dream about.  Great place to take business associates, meet friends for a burger an drinks or a memorable date night.   

Big Orange Burger Rogers ar

Image courtesy of Big Orange, Rogers AR

ParkSide Public $$
112 S 1st St. (479) 636-7275

Located in downtown Rogers where parking is right in front.  Creative burgers and local microbrews on tap, who could ask for more? There are no less than 15 different burgers on the menu including a peanut butter version and a gluten free burger that is actually delicious.

This place is truly all you could hope for in a neighborhood pub.  Customers are made to feel right at home from the moment they walk through the door.  Even if you’re visiting or new to the area, you will feel right at home   from your first visit forward. 

Great casual place to hang out, chow down on a really good burger and toss back a couple of cold ones.

Parkside Public Burger Rogers Arkansas

Parkside Public Burger


Angus Jack $$
2638 W Sunset Ave. (479) 717-2940

Angus Jack offers made-to-order hamburgers made from hand-pressed Angus meat, wraps, sandwiches including a B.L.T. made from Applewood bacon, 22 different flavors of shakes made from hand dipped ice cream, frosties and a special menu for the kids.

Their buns are Gluten Free too. Be sure to enjoy their 1/2 Price Burgers every Wednesday night after 5:00 pm.  Angus Jack has a second location in Bentonville.

Angus Jack Burger Springdale Arkansas

Angus Jack Burger

Mothership $
327 E Emma Ave, (479) 365-7350

Mothership is located in downtown Springdale and serves a variety of juicy burgers and hand cut fries. The Classic Mothership Cheeseburger will get your attention!

If you are looking for a great atmosphere, friendly service and food that is extraordinary, check out the Mothership. Vegan patties are available too.

Pleasant Counter $$
907 S Pleasant St, (737) 400-1189

This family run restaurant serves amazing food using locally sourced ingredients. Their smashburger and waffle fries are heavenly and will fill your dreams with more of the same! Pleasant Counter has a small menu, but what they do, they do extremely well.

Friendly owners that serve incredible food is the secret of their success! Image at top of the page, courtesy of Pleasant Counter.


Ronda’s Roadhouse $
504 E 15th St, Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 935-3240

If you are looking for an awesome place to eat homestyle food, Ronda’s Roadhouse is it! They offer great food, friendly service and reasonable prices. The Roadhouse Bacon Double Cheeseburger is so big and delicious, it may need its own universe!. WOW!!


Art’s Place $
2530 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703
(479) 443-7113

Art’s Place, is a beloved dive bar in Fayetteville located on College Avenue. If you are looking for fancy or upscale, this isn’t your place. 

If you want an affordable delicious burger and fries, in an authentic environment,  then Art’s is your kind of place.  The bacon cheeseburger is so, so good, chili cheese fries, on and on it goes!

Great food, great service, great drinks,  Art’s Place is an experience you need to have.

Please note:  it is smoky inside.

Grubs $$
3001 S Market St, Rogers, AR 72758
(479) 268-4810

Grubs is a local family friendly pub with locations in Rogers and Fayetteville with a large selection of delicious burgers. If burgers are your thing, you will soon be enjoying a burger that you won’t soon forget. Throw in an order of onion rings if you really want to rock your world!!

Pedaler’s Pub $$
410 SW A St, Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 268-3285

Pedaler’s Pub is a local hotspot in Bentonville. They are known for their amazing appetizers, wood-fired thin crust pizzas, salads and drinks. A little known secret is their delicious burgers.

They offer several savory burgers including the classic cheeseburger and the Petit Jean burger that are so good  it might make you throw rocks at other burgers!

Service is great and staff are friendly and attentive. They offer indoor and outdoor dining.


Hiwasse Diner
13548 AR-72, Hiwasse, AR 72739
(479) 787-6809

Hiwasse Hilton Diner also referred to by locals as the Hiwasse Hilton offers yummy comfort food including delicious old -school cheeseburgers.   The service is friendly and you will be treated like a local even if you aren’t one. Portions are  generous, prices are great, food is tasty! Every reason to give them a try.

Susie Q Malt Shop $
612 N 2nd St, (479) 631-6258

A beloved local spot cherished by generations in Northwest Arkansas. It’s renowned for its old-school mouthwatering burgers, fries, shakes, sundaes, and more.

Simply place your order at the walk-up window and relax under the awning as you wait. Located conveniently on the route to Beaver Lake, it’s the perfect pitstop for lake-goers.

Barnette’s Daryiette $
111 W Tulsa St, (479) 524-3211

This nostalgic burger, hotdog, real ice cream, malt shop is still going strong after being in business since 1957. Generations have grown up eating classic burgers & shakes at Barnette’s. 

Portions are large, food is incredible and service is friendly.  Great choice is you want a great burger, fries, shake along with a feeling of yesteryear. 

Patrick’s Burgers $
3976 Elm Springs Rd, (479) 751-9245

Patrick’s is the home of the old fashion burger and a local favorite! Started in 1971, one family through four generations keep Patrick’s humming along. The cheeseburgers and fries are amazing, onion rings, handmade fried pies will melt in your mouth.

The restaurant not only serves delicious food, provides friendly service, and low prices they offer a unique experience with their unique down home restaurant.

Westside Burger & Grill
3896 Elm Springs Rd, (479) 419-9001

Westside Burger & Grill is a Mom and Pop burger place and a hometown favorite.  Everything is made fresh daily.  The burger and fries basket is so tasty.  Low prices, big portions, good food, friendly service will have you coming back for more!


The Fire Truck $$
405 SW A St, Bentonville, AR 72712

The Fire Truck is a unique food truck located in downtown Bentonville. They serve brunch Thursday – Sunday. Everything about this food truck gives you a great vibe! The food, the service, the atmosphere will give you all the feels.

The breakfast burger is an angus beef smashburger complete with a fried egg, fried onion strings, bacon, cheddar and chipotle honey remoulade. Gamechanger… that is what this place is!!

The Witching Hour $$
704 SW A St, (479) 802-2874

The Witching Hour food truck in downtown Bentonville is so fun and serves DELICIOUS burgers!  They offer a spooky vibe horror movie theme from the decor down to their menu.

Burgers are their specialty and they certainly don’t play around.   The burger foodie will find true love with the The Lord Cheddar Goblin Burger or the King of the Monsters Burgers. Tthe offer chicken or vegan options too.

Service is superb and … Don’t forget the fries, they are amazing!

El Gym Food Truck $
4782 N College, (479) 685-4972

El Gym Food Truck offers a variety of signature hamburgers with Certified fresh ground meat that are cooked to perfection. The burgers are on another level of GOOD! They may have the largest selection of burgers in Northwest Arkansas.

Check them out, they have it all.. friendly, efficient service, great prices and incredible food.

Rockin’ Pig Rogers & Pig Pen Entertainment Venue $$
2407 W Hudson Rd, (479) 633-8111

Rockin Pig Food Truck serves old fashioned smashburgers made from 100% Japanese Black Wagyu! These gourmet burgers served along with fries are incredible.

Everything about Rockin Pig is next level, the picnic tables under tents, the service, the quality of food and the incredible taste.

Rockin Pig Rogers is located next door to Pig Trail Harley-Davidson. Check them out! You will be glad you did.


Yankabilly Smokehouse Barbecue $$
3445 S Old Missouri Rd, (479) 315-4112

Yankabilly Smokehouse Barbecue located at the Boardwalk Food Truck Court could become your next favorite place to get a burger! Don’t let their focus on BBQ think they haven’t mastered the perfect burger.. Oh NO! Their mouthwatering burgers along with delicious Southern sides will please your taste buds like never before.

The food is delicious, portions are large, prices are reasonable, the owners are super friendly.

How Does a Restaurant Make The Best of NWA Top 10 List?

Good Question.. and one we get asked.. a lot.  The good news is the Best of NWA Top 10 Lists aren’t glorified ads.  Kind of refreshing, huh?  Like March Madness, every restaurant has an equal chance to win a spot on any particular list, and no one can pay to be on any of our Top 10 lists.

The Top 10 lists are created using a proprietary formula. So what does that mean?  We use a combination of reviews along with the experiences of our street team and plug these results in to our formula to give us the Top 10 in any particular category.

These lists are very popular, and being named to be on one helps increase a restaurants bottom line.

Of course, if restaurant management knew we were visiting their establishment to evaluate their food, they would give us VIP treatment, so our street team arrives unannounced, and pays for their food just like any other customer.  This procedure allows them to give honest feedback without any strings.  We are very diligent about making sure the Top 10 lists accurately reflects the best in any category.

Our street team eats at establishments all over Northwest Arkansas. They consist of college students, families with children, singles, professionals, locals, visitors, etc. which gives us a wide variety to make up our street team.  If you are interested in being part of our street team, please contact us here.

Note: Burger at top of the page is courtesy of JJ’s Grill.

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