Nestled in the heart of Arkansas, Fayetteville's culinary scene is a vibrant blend of traditional Southern comfort and innovative cuisine. From quaint cafes to high-end eateries, the city boasts a tapestry of flavors that cater to every palate. Whether you're in the mood for smoky barbecue, farm-to-table delicacies, or international fare, Fayetteville restaurants offer a unique dining experience that embodies the spirit of the USA. This gastronomic journey showcases the best of local produce, seasoned chefs, and warm hospitality, inviting both locals and visitors to savor each bite in the Ozark’s hidden gem.
Upscale setting for traditional Italian fare with seafood & vegan dishes plus craft cocktails.
Easily one of the best Italian restaurants we have here in Fayetteville. Love the location and intimate atmosphere. We came early because we know they don’t take reservations. We enjoyed the tortellini primavera, kids spaghetti & short rib special. Only gripe is that they serve drinks in plastic cups and glasses which I feel takes away from the otherwise fine dining atmosphere and feel of the place.
4 / 5
Oh where to begin…let’s start from the beginning. This place gets a lot of good reviews and we thought it’s must be good, but it was very disappointing. The good. The service was good, waiter was decent and very polite. The bread was very good-soft on the inside and a good crust on the outside. The tiramisu was average and small, and was told its it homemade. Wish I could have said more. The bad. A huge turn-off (for most) hair in your food. Ordered two Frutti di Mare. Visually looked good, but the red sauce was more of a soup than a sauce (why so much water) pasta was way overcooked, mussels were fishy and very few scallops, but the shrimp were good. Also ordered a Penne Arrabbiata, confirmed it’s a spicy red sauce, unfortunately it came with none and again pasta was overcooked and soggy-sauce was full of water. Appetizers were the calamari which was a little overcooked and the mussels in a garlic/white wine/butter mixture that was good with the bread. Another thing I find annoying is ordering a glass of wine and it’s not to the line provided on the glass-just get glasses without them or fill it. Someone should also clean the dead flies off the windows after they kill them. All of this for $160-not a good value. Will not be returning for another visit.
2 / 5
From the soft bread and oil/balsamic vinegar mixture, lasagna dip, and side salad, to the *customized* chicken and shrimp penne Alfredo - everything was incredible. My waiter was attentive and the food was prompt. I will say, the salad should be paired more with one of their vinaigrette or olive oil dressings rather than honey mustard - just a word to the wise.
5 / 5
Awesome. Aside from wonderful atmosphere and delicious food, Edward was fabulous friendly and professional waiter to our coworkers group of 4. Great job 👍Edward. I also took a cannoli home, forgot to take picture of it lol the best cannoli I've ever had and I am a baker and from New York City where I thought I have already tasted best Italian foods there but wow !wow !wow! Antonella' s gave an impressive experience a few nights ago. I will be coming back soon and this time will be a date night with my husband.
5 / 5
Both my girlfriend and I thought the food was amazing as well as the service. We almost didn't eat there because they looked busy and we needed to be somewhere in about an hour but my girlfriend said we should try. They sat us right away, and our server Cameron was quick to take our order. He knew we were on a time-frame and made sure to help us make it. Our delicious food came out quickly and was probably the best Italian food I've had in Fayetteville. We were out in plenty of time to get to our destination. I would highly recommend eating there!!!!
5 / 5
Casual chain with American fare, featuring burgers, a salad bar, cocktails & a convivial vibe.
We stopped in for dinner in July, 2023. We walked into a restaurant that only had one server. But she had a large amount of tables. The other employees helped where they could. Our server was named Chayanne. She was very up front in telling us that she was all alone as the lone server. So she asked us for understanding. Which of course we gave. We ordered our food. One of the other employees brought it out, but there were a couple of issues. I ordered a rare steak, but it was well done for example. But these people were working their behinds off. So I told Chayanne not to worry about it, I could eat it. It actually wasn't bad. In the end they discounted our dinner to make it right, even though we said it wasn't necessary. Tables kept coming in and some left because they were waiting. But I do not thing these employees turned anyone away. They had trouble clearing tables they were so busy. But they soldiered on. I will say that our dinner was not perfect. But everything tasted good and they did well in my opinion, considering the work load these people had. I cannot give them five stars because things were not perfect. But I gave them four stars across the board because they didn't give up, and did quite good considering the challenges they had.
4 / 5
The deconstructed kabobs didn't look like the pic on the menu, but the dish still tasted really good with nice flavors. The salad bar was low on or out of several ingredients, but they did work on refreshing it when I asked. It took quite a while to refresh (I had asked before my meal came out, and the salad bar was still being worked on when we finished our meal and left the facility), so that could be improved. Salad is an additional charge, so I think it should be kept up fairly well. The wait staff was pleasant and timely.
4 / 5
Excellent service, fresh salad bar, and a delicious meal. The sticky ribs is my favorite appetizer. I am always trying different entrées at Ruby Tuesdays. Today's blackened tilapia, zucchini and rice pilaf was a winner deserving of being repeated.
5 / 5
I’m always happy when you can ask for a modification to the original plate ingredients and they can actually make the menu item for you with the modification. Can you leave something out? Yes they can, because they make the dish when you order it, not fully prep all the items and have no option to make slight changes for a person diet. Salad bar was fresh, I see they added pumpkin seeds! And the food tasted like I had a home cooked meal. It’s great when you don’t feel like you just ate a gut bomb just because you ate out at a restaurant. Some places are just ‘good people food’ and that’s this place. You can be on a body building diet and eat here I think. High protein meals made with low fat/oil and fresh vegetables. Hard to find a place like that when eating out!
5 / 5
First and foremost: do not eat there after the sun goes down because the parking lot is totally dark. You need a flash light to even walk from your car to the front door. It is dangerous due to uneven ground and peddlers asking for money. There have been shootings at nearby hotels, and you cannot even see if someone is about to rob you or attack you because it is so dark. The food is typical Ruby Tuesday fare. They are short staffed, so you have to wait for everything. I am not complaining about that because everybody is short staffed. They also give you plastic silverware instead of real silverware, so I had a hard time cutting the chicken with the plastic knife and had to resort to eating with my hands. I would eat there more often if the parking lot were safer.
3 / 5
Local diner chain serving classic American breakfast & lunch fare in a warm atmosphere.
FANTASTIC Service was awesome, and the food was definitely worth the line. The chicken! The waffles! The bacon! 🤌 We ordered 4 different meals and tried food from everyone's plate because it was that good.
5 / 5
We ate outside and it was nice. The mimosas were great. I ordered chicken and waffles with strawberries and bananas. It's was amazing. They will also cook blueberries into your waffles if you ask. It was a great experience.
5 / 5
We stopped here for a Saturday morning brunch and I was pleasantly surprised. It was wonderful! They have many unique dishes for breakfast. The staff was kind, friendly, and attentive. I am excited to try their other dishes in the future.
5 / 5
Metro Diner will be my new spot to travel to in Fayetteville for breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast. The staff was very professional, friendly, and the cooks prepared our meals with expert precision 💯💯😁. If you're in the area, please stop by and check them out. Bravo Zulu 5 star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
5 / 5
Christopher Blount (Chrispy)
Our favorite place to dine in Fayetteville. Everything about it is perfect. We enjoyed lemon blueberry waffles and chicken, and a mouthwatering meatloaf dinner & peach iced tea. We finished with fried lemon blueberry bread pudding to go. Highly recommend👍. Good food & good people.
5 / 5
Tina L. Emanuel McLamb
Cafe chain for health-minded breakfast, brunch & lunch options such as omelets, salads & soups.
The food was ok.. A bit over priced ..one thing that was good that million dollar bacon! Thost churros sooo delicious coffee not to say. I gave 5 stars because my son loves this place and our waiter was amazing. The place is kept very clean. Like I have always said we all don't have the same taste butts. What I like you might not like...give a try and let me know you think?
5 / 5
Janifer Reyes-Antonio (Jan)
My husband and I love having day dates here. The food and drinks are always great. We love seeing our favorite server Susana! She’s always fast and so sweet. Her suggestions on food never disappoint. We love the rotating menu they do.
5 / 5
Gimme Your Food _ Gacha
Matthew's prompt response and attentive service truly made a difference in our dining experience. His commitment to ensuring our needs were met is commendable. From the moment we stepped foot into the restaurant until the end of our meal, Matthew's attentiveness was evident, and his quick response to any requests or questions we had added an extra touch of customer satisfaction. Overall, his exceptional service made our dining experience memorable and enjoyable. Keep up the good work, Matthew!
5 / 5
Loved this place. Brought my out of town family for some farm fresh food, and it wasn't disappointing at all. I'm fact it was so great to taste non fried food and healthier food and lower cost. I got breakfast tacos and a lavender juice... which was so good. Going back for sure.
5 / 5
First time going here. Upon entering we were slowly greeted (Hello, awkward stare) then I told her 2. Then She asked for a number so they could text us when a table was ready. Took about 36min for a table to be ready on a Sat around 1030. (We expect this) We were led inside but wanted to eat outside (it was cold inside.) but that would have made our wait longer. I'd recommend you announce inside or out when you tell them how many in the beginning to save some time. Food was ok. Everything was bland the pancake, the scramble. I added some salsa when I got home to the scramble and that made it better. My coffee thing wasn't to my liking but service received by waitress was great and the atmosphere is cool. Our food also came out fast, even with the crowd. Not worth the wait to me but our waitress, price, portion size, and the fruit was good. I won't be back be back but because this is one of the "highly recommended" breakfast spots I'd say try it and see if you find something you like.
3 / 5
Patrons crowd around the brightly lit bar to enjoy oyster shooters & a menu of steamed & fried fish.
Went for dinner for the first time Thursday night and both food and service were great! The steam pot was definitely worth the $$ and the alligator bites & popcorn shrimp apps were amazing as well! Will be returning to this establishment everytime we’re in the mood for good seafood!
5 / 5
Went here for dinner on Saturday night. Our waiter was friendly. Service was fast, accurate and professional. The food we got was good, some of it very good. The only reason it wasn’t 5 stars is the portion size of the fried flounder, one small piece, seemed small for the price.
4 / 5
Very nice place to eat excellent service. Unfortunately for me when my food arrived the vegetables were cold. It's definitely worth trying again.
4 / 5
Showed up at 1920. Was immediately seated for a party of 3 at a booth. The hush puppies were bright out immediately with a whipped spread with honey. Ordered alligator bites for appetizer and they were delivered about 1927. Alligator bites are very good and seasoned. Not overcooked and has the right texture to it. Placed order for two seafood combo with catfish and fish (blackened) with sides, fried chicken breast with sides and a kids shrimp and french fries at 1932. Food arrived at 1946 soooooooo roughly a little under 15 minutes. Our server Jessica was amazing. She was very attentive and very responsive to our request. She made the experience great. Definitely will be back again. Oh yes, let me not forget the great music selection of old classics cause they make for a great ambiance and overall experience. 5🌟s.
5 / 5
Jessica our server was very nice and patient with my mother. The seafood was hot and fresh and prompt. This is one of my moms fav’s for seafood.
5 / 5
This place gets an "A" in our book!!! The customer service was amazing and the food was even better. Great people, great proportions, and great prices!! We love to support our clients especially when we leave with a full belly.
5 / 5
Excellent service, everyone is so friendly. The grape leaves were the best I’ve ever had. Everything we had was delicious, made well and came out quick and fresh. We got the trio, lamb chops, grape leaves, village fries, and baklava (so fresh!).
5 / 5
10/10. Staff was very nice, the atmosphere feels warm and inviting. The food was absolutely wonderful. Everything was cooked perfectly. We got a very large order with apps, entres and desert and it all came out amazingly fast yet fresh. Did not exprlect that level of speed for a sit down restaurant. Not a single complaint and can not wait to go again! We had more food than shown in photo but we weresp excited for our food we forgot to take pics before we started digging in.
5 / 5
My colleagues and I went for lunch to celebrate our official last day of the school year. One person suggested Olea Mediterranean, and I quickly agreed. It was always on my bucket list. The staff was very accommodating of our total ignorance to what to order. 😆 Mr. Griffiths was only too happy to guide us and made suggestions. We ordered the lemon pepper chicken and the lamb chops. The chops were well seasoned and tender to the bones. The chicken was absolutely delicious. Will definitely try at home. I was a bit concerned about the serving size. I am from the Caribbean, and we usually give a generous portion of food. Nevertheless, I was filled, but as I told the manager, " The food was moreish." Meaning it was nice and we could eat some more. 😆 Highly recommend especially to our exchange teachers who would like to try something different 😀.
5 / 5
The hummus and pita bread were great. Tabbouleh salad was fresh and yummy. I perfer thick pieces of feta. But thar flavor was there. The greek fries were delicious. The spinach and cheese triangles were a bit dry, could use more cheese. Gyros were good.
4 / 5
Steaks & American eats plus wines & spirits in a cozy, unpretentious storefront setting.
We really enjoyed everything for my birthday brunch. The mimosa flight was so good. The food was on point. I had the Sammy, the bread was toasted perfectly, the chicken was moist and crisp, and the waffle fries were crunchy! My husband had the beef rib Benedict, English muffin toasty, rib meat was tender, and he ate the grits, which is amazing since he doesn't care for them. I'm definitely coming back. Shout out to our server, Annie you were great!
5 / 5
Overall excellent experience! The service was exceptional, our waitress helped us decide on drinks and entrees when we needed help. We got the pork belly as our appetizer and it was delicious. For entrees we got the steak tips and lamb. Both were delicious and cooked to perfection. For desert we got the banana pudding and creme brulee. Easily the best banana pudding I've ever had. Only negative thing I could really say is the prices are a little high but that can be understood with the quality of food. Definitely recommend for a tasty bite!
5 / 5
I’ve heard some good reviews about this place so my kids and I decided to give this place a try. We had a whole spread of food. I wanted to try a variety of food to really see what is the hype of this place. This place is a quaint and relaxing place to go to but it does fill up quickly. There is about 10 tables and seating is available outside. We were greeted by someone at the door with a friendly smile. The ambiance was welcoming. Please refer to the pictures as I don’t know what exactly we ordered. I wasn’t impressed by the food. I asked my kids how did they enjoyed their food and they weren’t impressed either. Everything seemed overcooked, oily, and/or overly salted. They did provide us with some mini muffins free of charge before our food came. They forgot to give me my coffee and they did apologize. I would like to try this place again as several of friends have said that this place has different menus. It might’ve just been an off day. Place is a bit pricy as we spent almost $90 for the 3 of us for breakfast. I’m glad I’ve tried it and will give this place another try one day.
3 / 5
MJ B Galendez
1st dinner out on the town...east of Hays St. Packed seating outside but inside was no wait. Sat down and perused the menu. Settlers requested. Meals arrived hot and fresh. Trout was upside down and atop mashed 🥔 potatoes. Drink-master visited our table and explained orders. Cordial employees...and rotating tabletop fan devices for the high fly nights outside. Had a nice time and had not been here in this downtown area since I was a ROTC cadet at advance camp.
4 / 5
I can’t say enough good things about Circa 1800! The food and cocktails are fantastic and the holiday dinners are so much fun. Every time I have someone come in front out of town, I take them to Circa. If you are thinking about hosting a private event there - do it!! Brandy went above and beyond to create a beautiful and customized event and Anthony created amazing and unique cocktails that everyone loved!!
5 / 5