This month, AY is bringing you the Readers’ Restaurant Winners Bucket List, dedicated to all of your favorite restaurants around Arkansas. This week, AY About You President and Publisher Heather Baker and Nichole Niemann with Arkansas Style stop by Waldo’s.


Waldo’s Chicken & Beer recently opened its new Little Rock location beside Bass Pro, so the girls are extra excited to be eating there for the day!


With every menu item made from scratch, Niemann goes for the restaurant’s famous cheddar biscuits and chicken tenders.




“The cheese, the chili, the chicken is breaded. Isn’t that so good?” Baker asked. “You’ve gotta smash one in the little biscuits.”


Next up, Baker goes in on the nachos – an item only recently added to the menu.




“It’s got the rotisserie chicken on it, so healthy nachos, right?” Baker joked. “Loaded up with some homemade slaw… it’s so good.”


The Fowl Mouth Chicken Sandwich is another crowd favorite.




“The heat, you can taste it. It’s so flavorful,” Baker said.


Niemann goes for a healther option – the rotisserie chicken.




“So tender and juicy, and look at the little sauce that goes on it,” Niemann said. “That’s got a little heat, too. Delicious.”


Baker, who prefers a little more crunch, tries the fried chicken.




“Mmm!” Baker said.


Both of the ladies opt for the chicken scratch salad next.




“Warm, a little crunchy, a little snap,” Niemann said. “They have slivered almonds on there, homemade croutons, you’ve got your ranch.”


Niemann was extra excited to try the chicken wings. It’s something she said she has trouble making at home.




“Mmm!” she said, so intrigued by the buffalo sauce that she didn’t even bother dipping it in ranch.


As for side items, the mac-and-cheese is one of Baker’s favorites.


“This mac-and-cheese is actually made with grated cheese. They make it fresh [and] it’s one of my go-to’s,” Baker said. “Fresh and yummy.”




Now, the menu item you can’t go wrong with: the tenders.


“This is something everybody needs to order when they come in,” Baker said.




Overall, Waldo’s Chicken & Beer has great drinks, a great drive-thru and guaranteed satisfaction.


You can watch Baker and Niemann try out even more local favorites Wednesdays at 2 p.m. on KARK.