Rogers, Arkansas: Your New Foodie Paradise

The culinary scene is red hot in Rogers, with new eateries—and drinkeries—popping up everywhere. From farm-to-table and brewhouses to authentic ethnic flavors, cooking studios and patios, local chefs are whipping up something good in Rogers.

Share an appetizer or get your own entree at Foster's Pints and Plate. They are known for their southern flair dishes and local craft beers and cocktails

Dishes at Foster's Pint and Plate

Share an appetizer or get your own entree at Foster's Pints and Plate. They are known for their southern flair dishes and local craft beers and cocktails

Burger

Share an appetizer or get your own entree at Foster's Pints and Plate. They are known for their southern flair dishes and local craft beers and cocktails

Chicken and waffles at Foster's Pint and Plate

Experiencing both chain restaurants and local eateries that you may not have access to back home. Here are some top recommendations for places you must try when enjoying a getaway to Rogers.

Burgers

First recommendation is the locally owned, long-time Rogers favorite, Sam’s Old Tyme Burgers on East Locust. Then there is regionally owned Lucy’s Diner on Walnut. Both feature old-fashioned burgers as well as many other items for your non-burger eating friends. Parkside Public on First Street in downtown (also locally owned by the folks who own Rail-A-Pizza Company, but more on that later). Be sure to try the Southern Slaw burger or the F26 (peanut butter on a burger is surprisingly good).

Italian

Rogers has several major chain Italian restaurants including Johnny Carino’s in the Scottsdale Center, Carrabba’s across from Embassy Suites NWA, and Olive Garden on 46th St.  A local place is Mirabella's Table on West Pauline Whitaker Parkway near the Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

Pizza

Feeling the need for a few slices of savory pie? Check out the following places that specialize in pizza. Bariola's Pizzeria is located near the Pinnacle Hills Promenade and is known for the best game day deals on appetizers and local craft beer. Another great local favorite is The Rail - A Pizza Company in downtown Rogers where The Dumpster is a popular choice. Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is located in the Pleasant Crossing area serving up famous deep dish pizza and a wide selction of beer.

Tea/Coffee

For great tea and coffee options, stop by Savoy Tea Company in the Pinnacle Hills Promenade. You will find great brewed tea but also the supplies to brew your own amazing tea at home. The Crumpet Tea Room and Restaurant on Village Parkway is delicious, especially the orange rolls. You must also try Onyx Coffee Lab at The 1907 and Iron Horse Coffee Company in Downtown Rogers. They offer dairy substitutes and also have sandwiches and other menu items for those who want more than a great latte.

Seafood

The fish tacos and tuna melt at Crabby’s Seafood Bar & Grill on 52nd Street are a staple to their menu. Bonefish Grill has the popular bang bang shrimp that you must try. Juicy Tails is a must when looking for your Cajun seafood favorites.

Mexican

Las Palmas in Downtown Rogers has a plentiful ala carte menu, perfect for those that are not a fan of rice and beans with dinner. Chuy’s Tex-Mex has an amazing white queso recipe and the décor is beyond fun! Mojitos Modern Mexican Grill is a local chain serving both Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican dishes with a Cuban flare.

Honorable mentions

Here are a few more recommendations for the next time you stop by Rogers:

  • Levi's Gastrolounge and Lowbar has a superb gourmet menu and full service bar. It is located in the basement of the Poplar Plaza Building, so be sure to stop by to experience the good food and the live music. 
  • Hammontree's Grilled Cheese serves up gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches using local food and a wide variety of cheeses.
  • One more final note: Northwest Arkansas is home to some fantastic local breweries including the Ozark Beer Company in Rogers and Core Brewing, which has a brew pub in Rogers.