Restaurants in Little Rock

50% Off Fresh, Healthy, and Artful Cuisine at Cellar 220

Downtown

$25 $12.50

Chefs offer a menu focused on fresh and healthy handmade pastas, seafood entrees, and pizzas, locally sourced whenever possible

$10 for Mexican Food at Casa Mañana

Aberdeen Court

$20 $10

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Seafood entrees feature tilapia or shrimp prepared one of eight different ways alongside an extensive list of traditional Mexican dishes

Up to 54% Off at Pokey D's Bar-B-Que & Chicago Style Foods

Chicot West I-30 South

$20.48 $10

Southern and Chicago traditions align at eatery that dishes out rib tips, juicy polish sausages, and hearty italian-beef sandwiches

Up to 52% Off Sandwiches or Burgers at The Sports Page

Downtown

$16.50 $8

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Chefs at this 31-year-old establishment whip up cheeseburgers, BLTs, philly steaks, grilled cheeses, and fried bologna

Up to 50% Off at Next Bistro and Bar

Hillcrest

$20 $11

Diners sip drinks and nibble on small, shareable plates of caprese, pulled-pork nachos, fish tacos, and other bistro fare

$10 for Italian Food at Ciao Italian Restaurant

Downtown

$20 $10

(210)

Chef Tony crafts chunky, sugar-free marinara and sears premium Omaha beef at an eatery with cannoli imported from New York's Little Italy

Half Off Coffee and Wraps at Sufficient Grounds Cafe

Downtown

$10 $5

Baristas concoct cappuccinos, americanos, and tea brews alongside hot sandwiches, wraps, and breakfast eats in a café with free WiFi

$9 for Wraps at Great Wraps

Great Wraps

$5.99 $3

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Wraps with chipotle-chicken, philly-cheesesteak, or hummus-and-veggie fillings

Up to 56% Off Barbecue at W.T. Bubba's

Downtown

$32.96 $16

(21)

Southern barbecue such as pulled-pork sandwiches and smoked-burger sliders served with live country and Southern rock on weekends

$10 for Italian Food at D'Carlo Ristorante & Pizzeria

Little Rock

$20 $10

Housemade meatballs top spaghetti, linguine, and other Italian pastas and made-to-order dishes

Half Off Southern Food at Catfish City & BBQ Grill

Oak Forest

$20 $10

(5)

Cooks pair shrimp and catfish with slow-smoked pork or brisket and homestyle sides

Up to 52% Off Barbecue at Lindsey's Hospitality House

North Little Rock

$33 $16

(21)

Family-owned restaurant opened in 1989 serves barbecue classics, such as pork ribs and smoked chicken with fried okra, coleslaw, and yams

Half Off Mexican Cuisine at Blue Coast Burrito

North Little Rock

$30 $15

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Baja-style fish served in tacos, burritos, or salads, alongside LaTinga and grilled chicken, steak, carnitas, and fresh veggies and salsa

Half Off at Le Star Pizzaria

Sherwood

$12 $6

Specialty pizzas with toppings such as bacon-cheddar cheeseburger, barbecue beef brisket, and southwest grilled chicken

Up to 53% Off at Smitty's Bar-B-Que

Conway

$15 $7

(5)

In a relaxed atmosphere, diners carve into hickory-smoked ribs, chickens, and beef flanked by fried okra and mashed potatoes

50% Off at Nom Noms Mexican Grill-N-Chill

Hot Springs

$16 $8

(115)

Eatery serves homestyle Mexican dishes such as tortas and burritos and fresh ice cream with flavors like strawberry jalapeño and Milky Way

Select Local Merchants

With a reputation that includes titles such as the "Pie Guy" and "The Man Who Made 100 Different Pies in One Night," it's no great surprise that Chris Monroe—a dedicated pie lover and enthusiast—runs Hunka Pie. Open since 2007, the restaurant is dedicated to small-batch and handcrafted pies that boast flaky, hand-rolled crusts and are made without the preservatives found in big-batch bakeries. Equipped with the childhood pie memories and experience of growing up with three generations of pie makers, Chris claims the "largest selection of handcrafted pie in Arkansas." And judging from his list, he may be right. Interesting flavors such as chocolate hazelnut baklava and peach with rum glaze pop out alongside classic combinations such as southern pecan and key lime.

But though Chris and Hunka Pie specialize in pie, they also bring their A-game to breakfast, lunch, and dinner food, as well. They tout classic and creative burgers made with a third-pound of ground beef, some seasoned with secret spices, and others with more exotic flavors. The bombay burger adds garam masala to the mix, and the turkey burger's patty is seasoned with herbs. And though the restaurant was once relegated to a small drive-in counter, the restaurant's new digs invite patrons to sit and relax in the classic chrome and red of a former diner.

7706 Cantrell Rd
Little Rock,
AR
US

When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.

Today, Subway boasts more than 34,000 locations around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway’s website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutritional information and fastest mile time online.

3400 S University Ave
Little Rock,
AR
US

El Porton Mexican Restaurant has sated cravings for fresh, healthy ingredients for more than two decades, serving up authentic Mexican lunches and dinners that complement the bar’s array of 85 tequilas. Amid golden walls that evoke a warm afternoon in a tropical cantina, guests kick-start stomachs by watching chefs craft lime-infused guacamole tableside. From the kitchen, beef and shrimp fajitas sizzle, wafting aromas of onion and bell pepper that transform into cartoon hands to lure in noses. Warm days open El Porton's patio, where sunshine heightens the flavors of make-your-own combo platters spread with chile rellenos, tostadas, and burritos, as well as USDA steaks aged a minimum of 21 days. Tequila shots arrive in flights or individually, and customizable margaritas in flavors such as mango and classic lime pour forth from salt-rimmed glasses to accentuate entrees and fuel conversations about Mexico's hidden agave rivers.

12111 W Markham St
Little Rock,
AR
US

From the tomato-red columns running along the wall to the fresh green basil that garnishes dishes on its tables, the dining room at Palio’s Pizza Cafe bursts with color. Roma tomatoes, red peppers, and spicy, house-made red sauce paint thin, crisp pizza crusts. Farm-fresh salads host a kaleidoscope of colorful toppings, such as the Nutty Hawaiian's cashews, pineapples, and cranberries. By the entrance, the mural of a flamenco dancer brandishes a wine bottle like those used by waiters to pour out reds and whites. Above her head, the word Palio's unfurls like an artist's signature on canvas, lending a name to the colorful culinary scene.

Palio's chefs aim to make their dishes as healthful as they are vibrant. They craft crusts with whole-wheat or gluten-free dough upon request, and blend only fresh ingredients and locally sourced magic beans into their house-made pasta sauce.

3 Rahling Cir
Little Rock,
AR
US

Taste buds do the talking when it comes to making a burger, chicken sandwich, or grilled cheese at Cheeburger Cheeburger. That’s because customers, rather than cooks, design what's for dinner. After selecting a base—whether an all-natural Angus burger, a chicken patty, a veggie patty, or a type of cheese—customers deck it with their choice of 29 complimentary toppings such as roasted red peppers, steak sauce, and chopped garlic.

Customers can also build their own salad or garden diorama with a choice of 24 salad fixings. Freshly gilded fries and onion rings round out entrees. For dessert, cooks blend Edy’s Grand ice cream with syrup and candies to create 1 of 1,258,000 possible shake flavor combinations. Thanks to its neon color scheme and oldies music, the restaurant brims with a vintage ambiance.

11525 Cantrell Rd, # 905
Little Rock,
AR
US

After gigs in several well-respected Little Rock restaurants, David Bennett further honed his culinary skills at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute before opening Vieux Carre in January of 2006. David's parents and his wife Sarah greet patrons at the front of the house as he captains his culinary team as executive chef in the back, whipping up electric eats inspired by the cooking of New Orleans’ French Quarter, which fuses French, Italian, creole, and Cajun-style cuisine. Bennett serves his bistro fare in a historic Hillcrest space that was designed by lauded Little Rock architect Charles L. Thompson and once housed the Pulaski Heights town hall. Vieux Carre also hosts jazz brunches every Sunday, where feasts are paired with the jazz styles of Ted Ludwig on guitar and Joe Cripps on standing bass.

2721 Kavanaugh Blvd
Little Rock,
AR
US