As we all begin to step outside of our homes again, restaurants are some of the first places we’ll want to go. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite local restaurants that are newly reopened for dine-in service. Before you head out, remember that state regulations require diners to wear masks and that restaurants highly recommend calling ahead for reservations.
As time has passed since we first posted this blog, there have been many, many more restaurants to resume dine-in, to-go and delivery services. Check out our complete list of restaurants ready to serve you. If you know of any restaurants that are not on our big list, email us at [email protected].
Soul Fish Café
Main Street’s main source of catfish is back open for all of your seafood needs. What’s the first thing we’re ordering? The strawberry cake, of course!
This downtown diner isn’t on most people’s radar, but it’s a favorite of those who work downtown. We’ll be there soon to get one of their way-too-tasty burgers.
Stone’s Throw Brewing
Feeling an existential need to drink a cold beer on a patio that isn’t your own? Yeah, us too. That’s why you’ll find us at Stone’s Throw Brewing’s MacPark biergarten downtown.
Count Porkula at the Rail Yard
The undisputed kings of downtown barbeque are opening up their massive outdoor yard so we can all fill our cravings for ribs, brisket and pork butts.
Burge's Hickory Smoked Turkeys and Hams
We’d be lying if we said we hadn’t been craving some of Burge’s smoked turkey salad. Now that we can finally visit this Arkansas Food Hall of Fame winner in person, we’ll be the first in line.
Cheers in the Heights
One of midtown’s nicest patios is finally open again, and it won’t be long until we’re there with a glass of Cheers’ signature Sangria Flora in hand!
Hillcrest Little Bakery
You may not have had a chance to visit Hillcrest’s newest spot before quarantine, but now you do. They’re the place to go for all of your breakfast favorites.
Caché is well known as a hotspot in the River Market Entertainment District, and you can still get their fantastic food with their daily “Office Lunch” specials.
Diablos Tacos & Mezcaleria
If you feel like you’ve missed out on the past few months’ worth of Taco Tuesdays, you can get your fix at Diablos Tacos in the River Market. Couple them with all the best Mezcals and a killer patio and you’ve got yourself a winner.
No matter where you are in Little Rock, you’re never far from a Casa Mañana and now that they’re open again you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo all month long.
Who isn’t in the mood for a flavor-cation to the shores of the Mediterranean these days? From fresh salads to savory gyros, Taziki’s is the place to go for a flavorful meal.
The Purple Cow
Purple milkshakes are as iconic as it gets in Little Rock, and now that we can enjoy them again in the retro-inspired dining rooms of The Purple Cow, we’re all one step closer to feeling like a kid again.
US Pizza Co
It’s no secret that US Pizza Co. is famous for having some of the best patios in town, and that’s where you’ll find us with a pitcher of beer and a mountain of Stuffy Stix.
Arthur's Prime Steakhouse
We’re always down for one of the best steaks in Little Rock, and now we can enjoy Arthur’s wide range of steaks and extensive wine list from the comfort of its plush dining room.
Ocean's at Arthur's
From artistic flavor creations to the seafood standards we know and love, Ocean’s at Arthur’s is opening again to satisfy all of our sushi cravings!
Petit & Keet
On May 18, we’ll be able to return to West Little Rock fine dining favorite Petit & Keet. They’ve been churning out delicious family meals for weeks and we can’t wait to get back in their dining room.
Saffron Indian Cuisine
The whole spectrum of flavors in Indian cuisine are on full display at Saffron, whose newly reopened dining room is offering all of your Indian favorites for dine-in or to-go.
All of your Homer's breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites are waiting for you seven days a week. Not ready for the "full" dine-in experience, you can always grab a seat on the patio for that extra social distancing cushion.
You’ll find us in the dining room at Table 28 once they reopen on May 18th. Chef Scott Rains is always creating magic in the kitchen, and we can’t wait to see what he’s cooking up next.
Everyone knows that DownHome Restaurant is the place to go for stick-to-your-ribs food like mom used to make, so you best believe that we’ll be there next Wednesday for their signature fried chicken.
Ginger’s HandleBar Grill
From tacos to burgers to shrimp to larger-than-life salads, they’ve got it all at Ginger’s. You can now dine in or park yourself at one of their patio’s many picnic tables.
Are we missing your favorite local dine-in spot? We'd love to hear from you. Send us an email at [email protected] to get your go-to eatery on the list.
Still want your dinner to-go? You bet! Check out our list of restaurants offering to-go, curbside and delivery service.