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Now is an ideal time to stay close to home and take a few quick food day trips throughout The Natural State. I live in Little Rock, so the only qualification for a restaurant to be included on this list is for it to be at least 30 minutes (but no more than an hour) away from our capital city.
What to Order: Fried catfish with “The Set-Up” (tomato relish, slaw, hush puppies, and beans), cheeseburger, coconut cream pie, and chocolate cream pie
What to Order: Jumbo double cheeseburger, fries, and chocolate shake
What to Order: Fried dumplings, spring rolls, chicken wings, spicy pork rice bowl, and chicken noodle bowl (with egg)
What to Order: Pulled pork sandwich, chopped beef sandwich, pork ribs, sides of slaw, beans, and potato salad, and Road Hog Potatoes.
What to Order: Any of their varieties of kolaches, babka, cinnamon rolls, cookies, scones, brownies, muffins, and baby cakes
What to Order: Chicken & Dumplings, cinnamon rolls, Soup of the Day, Rueben sandwich, Skylar Club, and cheese dip
What to Order: Onion rings, cheeseburger, French fries, cheese dip, chicken tenders, fried catfish, and pork ribs
What to Order: Lumpia, egg rolls, House Pancit Canton, House Pancit Bihon, Chicken or Pork Adobo, and pepper steak
What to Order: House-made pimento cheese sandwich, roasted pork sandwich, Club, chili, potato salad, and Cuban sandwich
What to Order: The Deluca’s Burger, Buffalo Caprese, homemade meatballs, The Patsy Searcy Pie, and The Lori Lane Pie
What to Order: Queso, guacamole, steak quesadillas, Super Burrito, enchiladas verdes, milanesa, and carnitas
What to Order: Caramel pie, coconut cream pie, strawberry cake, Italian crème cake, Reuben sandwich, and Keo Klassic
What to Order: Fried catfish, cheeseburger, fries, beans, cherry cheesecake, buttered Texas toast, coleslaw, and beans
What to Order: Any of their meats from the freezer case (to-go), ham, fried pork chops, burgers, beans, mashed potatoes, and grilled steaks
What to Order: Sliced pork sandwich with coleslaw, beef sandwich, coconut cream pie, and cheeseburger
What to Order: Grilled shrimp puffy tacos, rice, beans, guacamole & chips, carnitas burrito, and chicken flour taco
What to Order: Cortado, triple cheese grilled cheese sandwich, roasted red pepper soup, brownies, and personal pizza
What to Order: All fried pies (coconut cream, chocolate, cherry, apricot, raspberry, blackberry, and chicken pot pie)
What to Order: Iced coffee, mocha, chicken salad on a croissant, pimento cheese on a croissant, cookies, and strawberry shortcake (in season)
What to Order: Cinnamon rolls, Apple Frangipane Tarte, spinach salad with hot bacon dressing, Gerald’s Spinach Salad, and croissants
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