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10 Eureka Springs Restaurants We Like (and you will too!)


On your visit to Eureka Springs, there is no shortage of Eureka Springs restaurants to choose from.  From breakfast to dinner and even snacks and drinks in between, there are plenty of options for every taste and budget.  Check out this guide to a few of our favorite Eureka Springs restaurants.

Known for their unique Italian menu and farm raised trout, check out DeVito’s of Eureka Springs.  This Italian favorite has been featured in The New York Times, Bon Appetit! and Southern Living.  They were voted Best Italian in 2012 by the Reader’s Choice Awards in the Arkansas Times.  The restaurant prides themselves on their homemade sauces and breads made fresh daily using family recipes and the finest ingredients.  Take in the views while you dine from their glassed in porch or from the Sky Dining deck four stories high overlooking the mountains.  The dinner menu features a variety of entrees including their award winning Trout Italiano.  Dinner begins nightly at 5:00pm with reservations being accepted for parties of 5 or more.

If you’re looking to dine out for Sunday Brunch, be sure to visit Local Flavor Cafe.  Located in downtown Eureka Springs on Main Street, Local Flavor Café is chef owned and operated by sixth generation native Britt Evans.  Locals have been enjoying the menu offerings since 1991.  Their brunch menu features classics like Eggs Benedict and French Toast to specialties like Quiche of the day and Gingerbread Waffles.  They also serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily opening at 11:00am and 9:00am on Sunday’s.  Local Flavor has an extensive wine list and full bar for enjoying during happy hour or with your meal.  Make a reservation for a seat on their outdoor patio and enjoy the Historic District of downtown while you dine.

Head to the highest point in the county and enjoy a meal at Sky Bar Gourmet Pizzeria.  Located on the 4th floor of the Crescent Hotel, this eatery offers great views with indoor and outdoor seating and a menu of gourmet pizza and heros.

For amazing views of Beaver Lake, check out The Horizon Lakeview Restaurant located on Mundell Road in Eureka Springs.  Their menu offers a variety of selections from Mango Mahi Mahi to Spaghetti and Meatballs, all served with choice of soup or salad and fresh baked bread.  The menu also offers beer and wine and a select dessert menu.  The Horizon Lakeview is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and is great for groups or casual outdoor dining.  Look no further than the Simply Scrumptious Tea Room and Emporium for a tasty lunch in the downtown area.  The tea room serves soup, salad, quiche, sandwiches and desserts all prepared fresh daily.  Simply Scrumptious is located in the Gingerbread Antique Mall and open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00pm.  After lunch, take a stroll through the gift shop to find unique gifts perfect for the home or garden.  Also serving lunch downtown is local favorite Mud Street Cafe.  Besides their breakfast and lunch menus, the restaurant is known for their award winning coffee drinks, full bar and desserts.  The location is also unique as it is located in a building from 1888 and features limestone walls and stained glass windows.  Voted as “home of Eureka Springs Best Burger” stop by the Balcony Restaurant and Bar.  Boasting views of the downtown area, their outdoor seating is perfect for grabbing lunch or enjoying an adult beverage.  When dining on the weekends, live music is set up for your entertainment.

For fine dining in Eureka Springs, check out restaurants like 1886 Steakhouse and Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse.  All three serve a full menu of steak and seafood options from their award winning in house chefs.  Stop in for a special occasion or a romantic dinner out for two.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas is home to many unique bed and breakfasts.  Arsenic and Old Lace is a Queen Anne Victorian style bed and breakfast set in the Ozark hills.  Offering five guest suites, this B&B is ideal for a romantic getaway or weekend away with friends.  The innkeepers serve a gourmet breakfast daily in the dining room for your convenience.  Check out their website for availability and to make a reservation.

Photo courtesy of Kenzie Campbell

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