Everyone knows that Hot Springs is home to world-class southern fare like barbecue from McClard’s, deep-fried catfish from Fisherman’s Wharf or fresh oysters from 501 Prime. What you probably don’t know is that we are home to all kinds of amazing restaurants and international offerings. From pizza to Pho noodle soup, tacos to falafel, the best eats in Arkansas are right here in Hot Springs.
Hot Springs is not the place to skip breakfast. With fresh, local food options all over town, it’s easy to start the day happy. For a diner-style breakfast with all your favorites, you can’t go wrong at the English Muffin or The Pancake Shop. Want to sleep in and do brunch? You’ll love the crepes at Alexa’s Creperie. Bourbon French Toast and mimosas make a delicious stat to the day from Best Cafe. Maybe just a big coffee and a quick bite? Start your day at Kollective Coffee + Tea.
Lunch in Hot Springs is always an occasion, whatever your tastes. For a delicate, inspired lunch, get a table at Cafe 1217, known for its fancy sandwiches and casual atmosphere. Spice up your day with tasty southwest cuisine and cocktails at the Colorado Grill. Prefer a light lunch? At Pho Hoang My you’ll find unforgettable noodles and Vietnamese cuisine. Starting the evening early? Grab some street tacos and drinks at Capo’s Tacos.
Sometimes you have to spoil yourself with a memorable meal, and Hot Springs has lots of ways to help you do just that. If you haven’t been there yet, make your reservation now at 501 Prime, a trendy fine-dining experience you’ll be talking about for months. Need some fresh air? The patio at Rolando’s is a magical atmosphere and the authentic Latin cuisine is exquisite. Feeling adventurous? Take a culinary journey at Vault or go perfectly simple with a steak at Bone’s Chophouse.
When you want pizza, nothing else will do. Luckily, Hot Springs has the best pizza in Arkansas hands down. If you get one slice of pizza in this life, order it from the legendary DeLuca’s Pizzeria. This is a must-eat pizza experience for anyone new to Hot Springs! Sam’s Pizza Pub is another great spot with great cheesy bread. Great pizza and great prices are easy to find at Rocky’s Corner, another popular hangout. Enjoy some fresh local brew with your pizza at SQZBX (pronounced “squeeze box”) or mellow out with friends and family at Grateful Head.
Want to make your dinner plans a little more private? Have a picnic! Check out The Savory Pantry and fill your basket with delicious local fare of all kinds, like fresh bread dipped in locally sourced olive oil from Evil O. Everything’s local here. Did you save room for dessert? You’ve got to try the cupcakes at Fat Bottomed Girl’s Cupcake Shoppe, hand-dipped ice cream from Scoop’s Ice Cream, or something sweet, fluffy and tasty from the Ambrosia Bakery.
That brings us to the caffeine food group, and Hot Springs is home to lots of unique cafes and coffee shops to give you some pep every morning (and early afternoon). The Red Light Roastery is a local hotspot for great coffee by the cup or by the pound. If you want a fresh, delicious meal with your favorite roast, check out Kollective Coffee + Tea or Java Primo. Looking for something more exotic? Argentinian Coffee & Wine Bar is the place for you. Need some time for yourself? Coffee Love is the perfect place to relax, read a book and sip great coffee.