Though the entrees at The Dixie Cafe make the biggest splash across its menu marquee, they're threatened with gastronomical upstaging by the southern-style eatery's 19 sides and scratch-made gravies. The chicken-fried steak, for example, is a tender, hand-breaded fillet that fully blossoms with flavor only after chefs smother it with cream gravy and cheddar cheese. And the Cajun grilled catfish's down-home taste isn't fully developed until it is paired up with bites of turnip greens, fried okra, or a homemade roll. The classic platter meals take advantage of this by pairing an entree with two sides, rolls, and jalapeño cornbread and can be ordered "light" for a portion that's smaller than the regular size and easier to toss in the air and catch in your mouth.
Cody’s Café’s menu touts hearty American fare that runs the gamut from made-to-order breakfasts to a host of thick sandwiches and juicy burgers for lunch. A stack of one, two, or three golden pancakes makes for an elegant hat ($2.29–$4.79), and Logan’s big breakfast ($5.99) suits up two eggs any style to impress fresh hash-brown debutantes with warm complements of biscuits and steaming country gravy. For lunch, patrons can confirm the length of a footlong shih tzu with super footlong hot dogs ($4.79) slathered with rich chili, cheese, mustard, and onions, then sample Cody’s old-fashioned cheeseburgers, available in regular ($4.59) or double ($5.99). To sustain vegetable fueled go-karts, customers can also partake in dinner salads ($2.99) or veggie plates, available in combinations of three ($4.59) or four garden residents ($5.59).
In 1956, residents of North Little Rock began catching mouthwatering whiffs of smoked ribs and chopped pork. Those aromas emanated from a spot called Lindsey's Bar-B-Q. Stepping inside, they found the source: a pit master named D.L. Lindsey Sr. Today, his son Donnie Lindsey II and his wife Eleanor carries on the family tradition at Lindsey's Hospitality House, located just a block away from his father's former eatery.
Lindsey II prepares many of the same specialties his dad served, including smoked chicken and racks of ribs paired with sides, such as glazed carrots and black-eyed peas. Patrons can relax in the dining room or arrange a catered feast in the restaurant's banquet room, which comfortably seats more than 200 people.
Over the last three decades, Charley’s has shuffled up standard decks of carbs in a fresh, innovative fashion. Though the soul of Charley’s spawns from the beefy abyss of the signature cheesesteak sandwiches ($4.99–$7.99), the entire menu is flavorfully filled to capacity with delicious grilled combinations. The chicken bacon club with provolone and all the fixins ($5.19–$7.59) is quaint for a stomach sublet, while the Italian deli deluxe carnivorously conquers with a bed of pepperoni, ham, turkey, provolone, and generous dustings of Italian seasoning ($5.19–$7.69). Diners can load their gastronomic cargo-carriers with a combo meal, complete with Charley's famously crisp fries, or ascend a mountain of abominably coated fries featuring cheddar, ranch, and bacon ($2.99), the ideal defense against yetis, yeti-sized hungers, and jitters felt during first dates with yetis.
It's not just cars that get refueled at Road Runner's convenience stores and gas stations. Road Runner's in-house Rudy's Grill serves juicy hamburgers, ice-cold drinks, and desserts that sate the hunger of humans and anthropomorphic cars alike. The shops can be found all across Texas and Arkansas. After guests fill their bellies and gas tanks, they can take their car through the high-tech car wash for a sparkling new shine.