Savor the Flavor: Top Restaurants in Rogers, Arkansas
Picture this: It’s a beautiful day out. You’re hungry for more than just food – you want an experience.
You ask around for the best restaurants in Rogers. Suddenly, your taste buds tingle at the sound of sizzling prime steaks from Ruth Chris Steak House. Southern comfort food is calling your name from Catfish John’s.
But wait…the scent of old-fashioned fried chicken from Monte Ne Inn Chicken drifts by. How will you ever choose?
Get ready for a tasty adventure exploring these scrumptious food havens!
Heirloom at the 1907: Upscale Dining in Rogers
If you’re seeking an upscale dining experience, look no further than Heirloom at the 1907.
This restaurant brings a taste of luxury to the downtown area. But it’s not just about elegance; Heirloom prides itself on using locally-sourced ingredients.
According to their website, dinner consists of 4-5 full courses as well as a handful of snack courses that make up their 7-10 course menu.
A Unique Dining Experience
Located within the restored 1907 building, Heirloom seats a max of 20 people. This is not a drop-in-anytime type of restaurant. They open reservations on the 15th of each month at 11am for the following month. Needless to say, you’ll want to plan ahead if you want to dine here.
This combination of fine cuisine served in a historical setting makes every meal here more than just dinner—it becomes an unforgettable culinary journey
The menu is inspired by flavors from around the world with a focus on using healthy ingredients. They lean towards using less animal protein, and more on healthy fats and unrefined salts and sugars. What’s also nice is they have samples so that you can try before you buy.
It’s a neat place to eat right next to the railroad tracks and cute gift shop inside.
Susie Q Malt Shop
Nothing beats a good ole’ Susie Q burger after a long day at the lake. This iconic establishment has been serving up delicious meals and sweet treats in Rogers since 1960 and offers an authentic 50s diner experience.
Their menu is filled with classic American fare like juicy burgers, hot dogs, and of course – their famous malts! Made from scratch using real ice cream and served in old-fashioned glasses with whipped cream on top – their malts as delightful to look at as they are to sip on.
Worth noting; they do NOT have indoor seating and are only open during the warmer months.
The Fat Chef
Next time you go camping or boating in the Prairie Creek area, add the Fat Chef to your agenda for premium steak dinner. This mom & pop shop is locally owned and operated. With the closure of Mr. B’s steakhouse, The Fat Chef may be the only non-franchise steakhouse in Rogers, and one of the few in NWA.
If you’re looking for something cheap and fast, they are admittedly not the place to go. However, if you’re looking for great food, great service, and a pleasant atmosphere, they are worth a try!
As you would expect from any steakhouse worth their salt, the price point for a steak is around $50 – $65 (similar to Ruth Chris).
Ruth Chris Steak House
Feeling steak, but wanting to stay in-town? Visit Ruth Chris.
Known for serving sizzling butter-topped steaks in an elegant setting, they’re perfect for special occasions or a romantic night out. Their signature USDA Prime steaks are served on 500° plates!
Ruth’s menu also includes lamb chops, lobster tail and other seafood dishes which pair perfectly with their extensive wine list.
Local Lime: Fresh Mexican Fare
Local Lime (personal fav Mexican restaurant) offers a variety of Mexican dishes including tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos – all made with fresh local ingredients that are locally sourced.
Get some tasty grub, then go catch a flick at the Malco or burn a hole in your wallet shopping at the promenade.
This vibrant and colorful restaurant is another tex-mex favorite.
No meal at Chuy’s would be complete without sampling their signature hand-rolled tortillas. Watch as skilled chefs roll out each tortilla by hand before cooking them on a traditional comal. If you’re a chips and salsa fan, you gotta’ try their spicy ranch.
With its funky décor featuring hubcaps hanging from ceilings and Elvis memorabilia adorning walls, coupled with upbeat music playing all around – eating here feels like one big fiesta!
Located next to Local Lime, if you’re in the mood for some scrumptious burgers and shakes, check out the Big Orange.
They have everything from classic beef patties to innovative veggie options. The “White Truffle & Pecorino Burger” with its decadent truffle aioli and the vegan-friendly “Falafel Burger” are crowd favorites. Don’t forget their hand-spun milkshakes – the Dulce De Leche shake will leave you craving more!
Catfish John’s, established in 1988 is renowned as one of Arkansas’ best places for Southern-style catfish dinners. With friendly service and homey atmosphere this place ensures a delightful experience!
Their signature dish is the catfish fillet, breaded and fried to perfection. However, their menu also includes shrimp, crab cakes and chicken options for those wanting a little variety. (p.s., their hush puppies are 😋).
Monte Ne Inn Chicken
A local favorite since 1970’s Monte Ne Inn Chicken serves family-style all-you-can-eat meals in a rustic setting that feels like home. You’ll be served bean soup followed by pan-fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy along with other homestyle sides. It’s southern comfort at its best!
The Rail: Unforgettable Pizzas
The star attraction at The Rail is undoubtedly their handcrafted pizzas. Prepared with fresh ingredients and baked to perfection, each slice delivers an explosion of flavors.
While pizza might be their specialty, The Rail also offers a variety of other delicious dishes such as salads and sandwiches which are equally impressive – making this spot ideal even if not everyone in your party is craving pizza!
Ambiance & Service
What sets The Rail apart is its unique ambiance with its rustic décor and cozy atmosphere. Plus, the friendly staff are always ready to go above and beyond to ensure your experience is nothing short of exceptional.
If you’re a sports enthusiast and love dining in an energetic atmosphere, then Walk-On’s is the perfect place for you! This restaurant brings together the best of both worlds – great food and exciting sports.
A Menu That Scores Big Points
The menu at Walk-On’s offers burgers to seafood dishes inspired by Louisiana’s rich culinary culture. Some fan favorites include their signature Cajun Queseaux and Krispy Kreme Donut Bread Pudding!
But it’s not just about the food here – Walk-on’s has big screen TV’s everywhere
No “best of” list is complete if you don’t include an Italian restaurant. Mirabella’s features an array of traditional Italian dishes made with fresh ingredients, from pasta to pizza and risotto. Their culinary team takes pride in creating meals that honor the rich tradition and flavors found throughout Italy.
They offer wines from all over the world but have a special focus on selections from various regions across Italy.
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