Maggie McLemore
Count Porkula

Home to Diverse Cuisine from Around the World 

Explore authentic Northeastern Chinese cuisine from Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co. in Little Rock (and a new location in West Little Rock!), deliciously rich Mexican food from Baja Grill in Benton, and savory Japanese cuisine from Kohana Asian Restaurant in Conway. 

Serving up authentic North Indian cuisine since 1993, Star of India has stolen the hearts of Little Rock locals from the start and is a must-eat. Hidden gems like Verona Italian Restaurant in Conway, India Cafe in Bryant, La Terraza Rum & Lounge and Zangna Thai Cuisine in Little Rock mean there is so much more to enjoy across the Metro. 

Enjoy traditional Irish grub at O’Malley’s Irish Grill in Conway or Hibernia Irish Tavern in the Breckenridge neighborhood of Little Rock. Mama’s Gyros Grill in Sherwood has “some of the best Greek food” according to Google reviews, and Leo’s Greek Castle is a beloved Hillcrest staple in the popular Little Rock neighborhood. 

El Sur Street Food Co. went from a small food truck traveling all over town to opening its first brick-and-mortar in SoMa, a neighborhood just south from the heart of Downtown Little Rock. Yeh Mon: Authentic Jamaican Restaurant can also be found Downtown, and is the perfect place to satiate those jerk chicken cravings.

Dean Wheeler

Above: A dumpling from Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co.

Top-rated Takeout that Locals Love

  1. KeiHiro Hibachi and Sushi Japanese Steak House
    Neighborhood: North Little Rock | @keihirohibachiandsushi
  2. Fantastic China Chinese Cuisine
    Neighborhood: The Heights | Place your order by calling  (501) 663-8999
  3. Italy in Town
    Neighborhood: Benton |
  4. La Hacienda in Little Rock
    Neighborhood: Riverdale |
  5. Hibachill Food Truck
    Neighborhood: Cabot | @hiba.chill

Chris DellaPace
Follow @sadcoak on Instagram and Twitter to find out where Slader’s Alaskan Dumpling Co. is serving each day.

Most-Loved Food Trucks

Perfect for grabbing a quick bite with your coworkers between meetings or spicing up date night, these Metro food trucks are some of the best in the business! 

Slader’s Alaskan Dumpling Co.

Don’t miss these buttery, curry-covered Pel’meni-style dumplings at this Downtown Little Rock-based truck (or keep an eye out for it at local festivals and events).

Smoke Beast BBQ

Are you craving lip-smackin’ barbecue? Smoke Beast’s slow-smoked meats and homemade sides are sure to satisfy and keep you coming back for more.

The Twisted Noodle

This Metro newcomer cooks up indulgent Italian fare, from garlic-y crostinis to spaghetti and meatball sandwiches to melty flatbreads and rich cheesecakes.

Tacos Godoy

For authentic Mexican tacos, nachos, cheese dip and more – try Tacos Godoy food truck located in Little Rock, or their restaurant located in West Little Rock. 

The Prickly Pickle

Unique spot for fried pickles and other Southern, fried favorites. Try the “Fried Kool-aid Pickles” or the pickled okra. Travels the Metro from Bryant to Little Rock to Conway to Camden.

Juicy J Chicken & Fish

Classic fried catfish, shrimp, hush puppies, chicken strips, fries and hefty sides of coleslaw served hot and fresh.

The Cajun Trouxth

For those craving traditional New Orleans savory gumbo, The Cajon Trouxth you covered! Spot this food truck in Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood and Mayflower. 

Lili’s Mexican Street Food

From mouth-watering street tacos to Mexican ramen to warm you up on cooler days, this women-owned street food truck can cater for any event and can be found in the heart of Little Rock.

Wil Chandler
Loblolly Creamery food truck caters local events.

Where to Find The Food Trucks

Chase down this delicious fare and more at local festivals, like the Black Food Truck Festival at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (Downtown), as well as at The Rail Yard in East Village and the Food Truck Stop at Station 801 (Downtown). You can also find food trucks at North Little Rock’s The Filling Station NLR, The Quarry Food Truck Lot in Cabot and check out the Conway Food Truck Scene on Facebook to follow along with the latest in foodies news.

Date Night Hot Spots

Want a romantic night out? Check out these incredible, locally-owned restaurants perfect for a night out on the town. 

George’s Little Rock

Welcome the newest addition Italian restaurant to The Heights neighborhood. Follow their Instagram @georgeslittlerock to solve the password to their Speakeasy “Barnaby.” 

Pasta Grill

Try out the long-loved Italian restaurant for a special date night in the heart of the Downtown Conway. 

Petit & Keet

Sip on delicious cocktails and enjoy the rustic-chic atmosphere of West Little Rock’s popular American cuisine. 

Ciao Baci

Featuring a revolving menu, fine wine and crafted cocktails sits this quaint restaurant in the Hillcrest neighborhood. 

Brave New Restaurant 

This upscale new American restaurant with gorgeous river views is the perfect place to spend a much-needed date night. Plus, you’ve got to try their chocolate crème brûlée!

ROBER :: Cocktails + Culinary

Located in Benton, enjoy dinner and cocktails by the fireplace at ROBER. Order their famous Charcuterie board with seasonally rotating jams and spreads. 

Cache Restaurant

Try eclectic dishes such as braised rabbit and duck pappardelle in the heart of the River Market. 

The Pantry Crest

Little Rock locals adore this home-turned-European restaurant found in the Hillcrest neighborhood. You can also find The Pantry’s second location in West Little Rock on Rodney Parham. 

The Rogue Roundabout 

Enjoy a seasonal dinner menu with crafted local small-batch beverages at the Rogue Roundabout Brewery in Conway.

YaYa’s Euro Bistro in Little Rock

Modern European food can be found in West Little Rock’s Promenade shopping center where you can enjoy oak-fired pizza and Mediterranean food. Stop by on Sunday mornings for their famous all-you-can-eat brunch!

Newest “Night Out” Hot Spot

Bread, Cheese, Wine (BCW LR) offers its guests a one-of-a-kind experience in the Downtown Little Rock SoMa neighborhood. Enjoy a specially curated wine selection that perfectly pairs with a wide selection of grilled cheeses and more.

Family-Friendly Dining

Experience locally-owned family-friendly restaurants and festivals all year long!

David’s Burgers

Enjoy mouth-watering smash burgers any way you like with unlimited deep-fried french fries! (Check out its sister restaurant, Jess’s Chicken).

The Purple Cow Restaurant

Stop by this nostalgic diner that can be found all over the Metro with classic decor serving up burgers, onion rings and their famous purple milkshake.

Big Orange

Located in West Little Rock and Midtown, this family-friendly establishment offers savory burgers, salads, milkshakes and beers.

U.S. Pizza Co.

Founded in 1972, families have been enjoying U.S. Pizza’s thin-crust pizza made by old-fashioned stone hearth pizza ovens for over 50 years. The locally-owned restaurant had a multitude of chains across the state, but it all started in the Metro.

Stoby’s Restaurant

The family-oriented diner serves Southern-style American brunch, breakfast and dinner and has been serving the Conway community for decades.