4 Places in Metro Little Rock to Find Down Home Cookin'
Allen and Amelia Sims opened the original Sims in 1937. Since then, the barbecue joint has made a name for itself for their spectacular ribs and world-famous sauce. Be sure to grab a bottle for keeps.
Try: The ribs
More to savor: Whole Hog Café is another beloved barbecue spot.
The Oyster Bar
The Oyster Bar has become a Little Rock mainstay after being open for more than 40 years. Some of the menu favorites include the legendary shrimp gumbo and their signature Cat-touffée.
Try: Shrimp Gumbo
Pro tip: Bring some quarters for the retro jukebox.
A recent inductee to the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, this little blue building has been serving up some of the state’s best catfish since 1905. Crowd favorites include the Big Bone Buffalo plate and the catfish filets.
Try: Big Bone Buffalo plate
Doe’s Eat Place
Doe’s, a former hangout of President Bill Clinton and his staffers, is an unassuming steakhouse located in the heart of downtown. The no-frills eatery is famous for their perfectly cooked Porterhouse and housemade hot tamales served with chili on the side.
Try: Beef tamales