2019 AY Reader’s Restaurant Poll

 

Who’s Hungry?

There are no two ways about it; Arkansas is loaded with great restaurants. From hip new spots to time-honored haunts, there’s no reason to ever go hungry in the Natural State.

We know going out to eat costs you both time and money. And sometimes, you just can’t decide where to go. Ask a friend? Well, you can. But then you run the risk of letting a lousy night out ruin a friendship.

We know going out to eat costs you both time and money. And sometimes, you just can’t decide where to go. Ask a friend? Well, you can. But then you run the risk of letting a lousy night out ruin a friendship.

Let us help. Or better yet, let our readers help. No one knows the best places to grab a bite than readers of AY Magazine. It’s why we dedicate so much of our book each month to showcasing all the culinary crafts Arkansas has to offer. That’s why we’ve turned to our readers for the first-ever AY Readers’ Restaurant Poll.

We gave you 40 categories, ranging from best appetizer to the best atmosphere, and we let you tell us your favorites. You didn’t let us down. And we’ve compiled your favorites in this inaugural list.

We know what you’re thinking: can online voting be trusted? Don’t worry. We’ve installed the proper safeguards to ensure the sanctity of our results, making sure nobody voted twice. And some of you tried (you know who you are).

You will certainly recognize plenty of the names on this list. But we hope you’ll discover a new favorite, too. So, call the sitter and put on your eating pants. Tonight, we’re going out to eat!

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BEST PIZZA
U.S. Pizza Company
Statewide
uspizzaco.net

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BEST MEXICAN
Local Lime
Little Rock
Rogers
locallimetaco.com

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BEST TACO
Tacos 4 Life
Statewide
tacos4life.com

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BEST ITALIAN
Bruno’s Little Italy
Little Rock
brunoslittleitaly.com

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BEST MEDITERRANEAN
Taziki’s Mediterranean Café
Statewide
tazikiscafe.com

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BEST CHINESE
Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co.
Little Rock
eat3fold.com

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BEST JAPANESE
Kemuri Japanese Restaurant
Little Rock
kemuri-baru.com

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BEST THAI
Zangna Thai Cuisine
Little Rock
(501) 227-7785

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BEST FOOD TRUCK
Count Porkula
Little Rock
countporkulabbq.com

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BEST SEAFOOD
Ocean’s At Arthurs
Little Rock
oceanslittlerock.com

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BEST CAJUN/CREOLE
Maddie’s Place
Little Rock
maddiesplacelr.com

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BEST BARBECUE SANDWICH
Whole Hog Cafe North Little Rock
wholehogcafenlr.com

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BEST APP
The Pantry Eatery
Little Rock
littlerockpantry.com

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BEST BARBECUE RIBS
Corky’s BBQ
Little Rock
corkysbbq.com

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BEST DELI
Boulevard Bread Company
Little Rock
boulevardbread.com

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BEST FRIED CHICKEN
Cache Restaurant
Little Rock
cachelittlerock.com

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BEST BURGER
Big Orange
Little Rock
bigorangeburger.com

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BEST BRUNCH
Lost Forty Brewing
Little Rock
facebook.com/lost40beer

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BEST STEAK
Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse
Little Rock
arthursprimesteakhouse.com

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BEST BREAKFAST
The Pancake Shop
Hot Springs
pancakeshop.com

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BEST COFFEEHOUSE
Guillermo’s Gourmet Coffee
Little Rock
guillermoscoffee.com

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BEST DATE NIGHT
Ristorante Capeo
North Little Rock
capeo.us

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BEST DESSERT
Hoots BBQ & Steaks
McGehee
(870) 222-1234

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BEST KID-FRIENDLY
Purple Cow
Central Arkansas
purplecowlr.com

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BEST ATMOSPHERE
Heights Taco & Tamale Co.
Little Rock
facebook.com/heightstaco

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WORTH THE DRIVE
Delucas Pizzeria
Hot Springs
delucashotsprings.com

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BEST LATE-NIGHT DINING
Four Quarter Bar
North Little Rock
fourquarterbar.com

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BEST PATIO DINING
Petit & Keet
Little Rock
petitandkeet.com

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BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Sauce(d) Bar and Oven
Little Rock
saucedlr.com

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BEST DIVE BAR
White Water Tavern
Little Rock
whitewatertavern.com

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BEST CHEF
Jamie McAfee
Pine Bluff
pinebluffcc.com

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BEST COCKTAILS
Capital Bar and Grill
Little Rock
capitalhotel.com

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BEST RESTAURANT
Sonny Williams
Little Rock
sonnywilliamssteakroom.com

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BEST WINE LIST
One Eleven
Little Rock
capitalhotel.com

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BEST HAPPY HOUR
Fassler Hall
Little Rock
fasslerhall.com

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BEST BEER SELECTION
Flying Saucer
Draught Emporium
Little Rock
beerknurd.com

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BEST PLACE TO WATCH THE GAME
Prospect Bar and Grill
Little Rock
facebook.com/prospectsportsbar

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BEST LOCAL BREWERY
Lost Forty Brewing
Little Rock
facebook.com/lost40beer

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BEST PLACE TO IMPRESS OUT-OF-TOWNERS
Cache Restaurant
Little Rock
cachelittlerock.com

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BEST MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Taziki’s Mediterranean Café
Statewide
tazikiscafe.com

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