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Burgers, especially cheeseburgers are probably the most popular food item on any restaurant menu. As a nation, we do love our burgers whether they are grilled, fried, char-broiled or baked. 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 Updated

BENTONVILLE

The Station Cafe $
409 SE 6th St, (479) 273-0553

The Station Cafe relocated off the Bentonville Square to its new address on SE 6th Street. The setup and service system is the same, and the tasty steak burgers and fries are spot on, just like before. There is a good sized patio space now, and the service is both friendly and efficient. If you haven’t been to the new digs yet, stop in, you’ll find everything the same except for the building. The Station Cafe serves Black Angus Steakburgers. Mercy! These burgers are in a category all by themselves.  Try the Double Steakburger with fries for a filling, tasty meal.  Once you’ve had the pleasure of tasting them, you’ll become a regular.

Station Cafe Burgers Bentonville

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

Eureka Springs

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 food truck in Rogers that offers their incredible burgers.

Rockin Pig Saloon Burger Eureka Springs

Rockin Pig Saloon Burger

Sparky’s Cafe $$
147 E Van Buren
(479) 253-6001

From their tasty burgers cooked from freshly ground meat, to their huge list of beers to their friendly outdoor patio service, this burger joint in Eureka aims to please. The cooks are uncanny in their ability to cook your burger just the way you like it. If you are a picky eater, just tell your server exactly what you want.

Sparky's Roadhouse Cafe Burger Eureka Springs

Sparky’s Roadhouse Cafe Burger

Fayetteville

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. All in all, 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

Rogers

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.   Staff is friendly, attentive and efficient.

Big Orange Burger

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.  The playlist is varied, and seems to be just what everyone is needing at the moment.  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

Springdale

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

Big Sexy Food $
205 E Johnson Ave, Springdale, AR 72764

Brent Hale, owner and chef consistently brings the concept of fine dining to the food truck scene. More than a dozen different, outrageous and delicious burger creations are served. Inspired burgers like the Mac-n-Cheese, The Shroominator and Pizza My Heart  offer amazing, tantalizing flavors to tickle the taste buds while satisfying your deepest hunger pangs. Expect the extraordinary when you sample Big Sexy’s burgers, they are filled with scrumptiousness to rival the best in the world. Big Sexy has locations in Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville Arkansas.  Springdale location has indoor seating options.  These burgers are simply unbelievable!

Big Sexy Food

Photo Courtesy of Big Sexy Food

Honorable Mention

The Natural Muse $
1500 S Walton Blvd, (479) 319-6357

Fresh, never frozen, organic burger and chicken and sensational seasonings make this place a healthy meal option. Fries are to die for, service is efficient and friendly, portions are ample and the place is clean. Great place to feed yourself and your family a healthy burger option. 

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers $
4300 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR, (479) 936-9797

What makes Red Robin Gourmet Burgers so great? When you have people driving from miles around just to eat here, there has to be some very good reasons. The burgers are beyond delicious, they are simply mouthwatering, food allergies are accommodated without it being a big deal (the entire restaurant is GF), the service is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. In addition, it’s a kid friendly spot where table games are provided for the little ones. All good reasons to make the extra drive to eat where the entire family can enjoy a delightful experience.

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  Angus Jack

Be sure to check out all of the delicious burger places in Northwest Arkansas by simply clicking on the city below.


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