Arkansas is famous for its wild duck and hearty country-style dishes like fried okra and tomatoes and grits. But did you know that The Natural State also whips up a mean steak? From Fayetteville to Little Rock and beyond, there are tons of opportunities for a delicious steak dinner whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking to treat yourself. Here are our picks for the best steakhouses in Arkansas.
7 of the Best Steakhouses in Arkansas
1. Arthur’s Prime Steak House – Little Rock
Nobody does swanky steak dinners quite like Arthur’s Prime in little Rock. This sophisticated steak joint is known for their elegant atmosphere, top-notch service and award-winning steaks, wine and cocktails perfect for date night or marking an occasion. You’ll find a whole host of your favourite cuts from Australian wagyu to Japanese Kobe and dry-aged prime natural beef. They are commited to quality and keep the most important things like ageing and cutting in the house. To get started, treat yourself to an order of their Alaska king crab legs before moving on to any of their steak options. Cough, cough, NY Strip au Poivre with green peppercorn sauce.
2. Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse – Eureka Springs
Set in a historic log cabin complete with all the charm you’d expect, this cosy, quaint steakhouse is just the place to enjoy a delicious steak and seafood dinner. In addition to the unbelievable atmosphere and delicious steak picks, their wine and spirits list is the best around. Opt for their boneless, hand-cut ribeye that is marbled beyond belief; and be sure to ask for a whiskey pairing. Oh, and whatever you do, don’t forget to save room for their key lime tart for dessert.
3. Mister B’s Steakhouse – Rogers
Ask anyone in Roger’s where to find the best steak, and they’ll send you to Mister B’s Steakhouse. This cosy steak joint is run by a husband and wife duo who are committed to churning out the best steak dinners in the state. From the vintage 1930’s atmosphere to the intimate seating, the atmosphere doesn’t hurt either. Be sure to get started with a classic order of their shrimp cocktail complete with the zestiest cocktail sauce imaginable. And then move on to your steak choice, we recommend the tenderloin filet.
4. River Grille – Bentonville
Prime steaks and fine wine are what this Bentonville gem does best. For more than 20 years, River Grille has been dedicated to their winning hospitality, elegant atmosphere and delectable menu. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or looking for a prime date night spot, River Grille will always fit the bill. Get your night started with their famous honey bourbon pork cheeks alongside cheddar polenta cakes and brussel sprout slaw. Then opt for their 20 oz porterhouse or steak and lobster.
5. Chuck Steakhouse – Heber Springs
Chuck Steakhouse is the definition of a hidden gem. This cosy eatery perfectly marries all the best of diner and steakhouse to make one homey and atmospheric favourite. Known for their laid back, no-frills atmosphere, Chuck Steakhouse is the place you go when you want to feel at home and indulge in all your favourite homestyle sides. Their black Angus ribeye is a bit of a legend, and their potato soup cannot be missed under any circumstances.
6. Renzo’s Pasta & Italian Steakhouse – Fayetteville
Looking for an evening of delicious Italian wines with sizzling steaks and your favourite Mediterranean flavours? Renzo’s is the place to be. This super swanky Italian steakhouse marries the best of both worlds with picks like fried ravioli and minestrone soup alongside Florentino sirloin and petite filets. We recommend opting for the Tuscan rib-eye with gorgonzola butter topping and a wine pairing.
7. Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Rogers
Don’t let the chain status sway you. When it comes to great steak dinners, Ruth’s Chris is a household name across the nation, and it’s not without reason. From their 22 oz Cowboy Ribeye that’s marbled-beyond-belief; to the tender and hearty t-bone; to the classic petite filet and shrimp and so much more, it’s no wonder they are one of the best around. Want to really treat yourself? Opt for the tomahawk ribeye aka 40 ounces of USDA prime beef fit for a king and hand-cut tableside.