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Almost every restaurant in the Northwest Arkansas offers at least one or two chicken menu items, but there are some that specialize in just chicken. Do you like it baked, broiled, fried, or served in an appetizing plate of dumplings?  You can grill it, bake it, bbq it, fry it, boil it, roast it, crockpot it, etc.

Thankfully, various restaurants in Northwest Arkansas have mastered chicken dishes that are on such a level, many have never even dreamed it could taste this good.

Below are the Top 10 restaurants that serve the best chicken dishes in Northwest Arkansas:


Tusk & Trotter $$
110 SE A Street, (479) 268-4494

Tusk and Trotter is a popular restaurant in downtown Bentonville, for good reason. They do food right!  The menu features a wide variety of gourmet comfort foods, perfectly cooked meats and hand crafted drinks.  A crowd favorite is  their fried chicken and waffles with an egg on top!  In addition, the chicken sandwich brings a  tantalizing taste treat delights to your mouth.

Try it once and you’ll be hooked.

Tusk and Trotter chicken sandwich

Image courtesy of Tusk & Trotter

Eureka Springs

Myrtie Mae’s $$
207 W Van Buren, (479) 253-9768

Myrtie Mae’s is located inside the Best Western Inn Of The Ozarks.  You haven’t eaten chicken until you tried Myrtie Mae’s famous Ozark Fried Chicken.  People drive from all across the state to eat some of this delicious chicken with all the fixins.  Try it, you’ll love it.


Chick’n Headz  $$
3162 M.L.K. Jr Blvd #9, (479) 435-9511

Chick’n Headz is a friendly family owned restaurant that offers delicious traditional and boneless chicken wings along with their in-house sauces. Their seasoned fries, hushpuppies and fried okra are very tasty. Chicken tenders and catfish will also fill your dreams.  Want more? They also provide vegan options.

Do yourself a favor and check out this gem of foodie goodness! 

Dot’s Nashville Hot Chicken $
617 N College Ave, (479) 445-5885

The popular Dot’s Nashville Hot Chicken Food Truck has relocated to Rogers in the Natural State Beer Company parking lot. It is, at once, crispy, juicy, tender and spicy hot to your taste.  If you haven’t been there yet, drop by soon to see what all the buzz is about. From the first bite, your taste buds will flip for joy.

Slim Chickens $
2120 N. College, (479) 935-4444

With a variety of chicken tender baskets served with Texas toast, fries and a medium drink, and their chicken and waffles dinner, they’ve pretty much got chicken covered. Their dipping sauces will make a fan out of you. Slim Chickens has multiple locations in Northwest Arkansas.

Southern Food Company $$
3575 W Wedington Dr, (479) 313-7646

If you love southern cooking touched with a little Cajun spice, you will love Southern Food Company where the menus are full of all the classic southern food items plus a few you may not have tasted before. All menus are liberally sprinkled with delicious chicken options. Welcoming atmosphere, and top-notch service are the norm.


Monte Ne Inn Chicken $$
13843 Hwy 94, (479) 636-5511

This long-standing chicken house serves family style and includes all you can eat fried chicken, delicious bean soup, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, homemade rolls and apple-butter.  It’s as close to grandma’s country dinners as you can get. Image at top of the page is courtesy of Monte Ne Inn.

Siloam Springs

Cathy’s Corner $
1910 U.S. 412, (479) 524-4475

This little roadside dinner serves some of the best homestyle cooking you will find in the country.  Staff is friendly and efficient, the place has top-notch management..


Neal’s Cafe $
806 N Thompson St, (479) 751-9996

In the famous pink building, the chicken is still pan fried in the old iron skillets of years gone by. For decades, Neal’s has been one of the top spots in the U.S. to eat fried chicken. They are known for tasty chicken that is juicy and moist on the inside, crispy on outside.  Don’t forget to dive into some incredible sides of mashed potatoes, okra and homemade pies.

Susan’s Restaurant $$
1440 W Sunset Ave, (479) 751-1445

Susan’s hand battered Chicken Fried Chicken is simply on another level of goodness! If you prefer, you can dive into a hearty chicken fried steak or enjoy a grilled Western Chicken entree. Bottom line, regardless of what you order, you can’t go wrong eating at Susan’s Restaurant.

Honorable Mention

Cracker Barrel $
2307 SE Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 268-5907

Featuring down home cooking, and old general store, the Cracker Barrel can be counted on to deliver several tasty chicken dishes including their fried and grilled chicken tenderloin, fried chicken livers and, of course, their delicious homemade chicken n’ dumplins.

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

Pleasant Counter is a scratch kitchen in Rogers, AR  that serves scrumptious food.  They have a fried chicken sandwich that will make your taste buds dance in delight!  The food is awesome and the owners and staff will make you feel welcome. A hidden gem you will enjoy!

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