Where to Eat in North Little Rock: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Leida Jutras

North Little Rock is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in the central part of the state. The population was 62,304 at the 2010 census. North Little Rock, along with Little Rock and Conway, anchors the six-county Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area (2014 population 729,135), which is further included in the Little Rock-North Little Rock Combined Statistical Area with 902,443 residents.
Things to do in North Little Rock

1. Whole Hog Cafe North Little Rock

5107 Warden Rd, North Little Rock, AR 72116-7015 Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 501-753-9227
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 304 reviews

Whole Hog Cafe North Little Rock

Whole Hog Cafe North Little Rock features excellent pork, beef and chicken barbecue and pecan wood smoked ribs that you will love! Don't be surprised to see owner Rich Cosgrove making the rounds in the dining room making sure your dining experience is exactly what you wanted. Come let us serve you and don't forget to try the potato salad. Come see us!

Reviewed By HaPPy t - Little Rock, Arkansas

My husband & I have been eating at this location of Whole Hog since it first opened. We love it & can't say enough good things about it. I've had I guess everything on the menu through the years & can't really think of anything...MoreWell, all I can say is WOW! Can't thank you enough for the incredible review. Please let me know who this is when you come in next time. You made my day!

2. Kemuri Restaurant

2601 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72205-3990 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 66 +1 501-660-4100
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 194 reviews

Kemuri Restaurant

Kemuri is the most creative restaurant to hit the Little Rock scene in decades! Kemuri is not just a sushi lover's paradise, but a full scale restaurant serving some of the most exciting and delicious dishes that Arkansas has ever seen and at a level you would expect to find in New York, Tokyo, and LA. It has some of the freshest and tastiest seafood and smoked meats you will find anywhere. Located at the top of Hillcrest, Kemuri specializes in providing guests the ultimate dining experience. From tantalizing ingredients, to our unique grilling methods and sauces, we are able to give guests a full spectrum of flavors that allow them to have a selection of unconventional recipes. At the heart of the kitchen is Chef Greg Wallis, the master crafter behind our dishes. Also featured is the extraordinary sushi creations of Chef Alex from our sister restaurant, Ocean's, in West Little Rock. With years of experience and talents of our chefs, ranging from all areas of culinary arts, Kemuri is taking the dining experience in the Little Rock area to a new and unexplored level. The ambiance and flavor of the restaurant measures up to its exclusive and highly regarded dishes. But do not take our word for it, come and try for yourself. We look forward to serving you.

Reviewed By travfirst - Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Each time we go to Japanese restaurant we have a ‘standard’ order of sashimi and rolls. At Kemuri our waiter Rachel spent time to explain the menu items, and we ordered several new to us appetizers. We were happy with our selection, quality of food, and wonderful presentation. We enjoyed every course, and definitely would recommend this restaurant.

3. Kilwins Little Rock

415 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201-1621 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 501-379-9865
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

Kilwins Little Rock

Reviewed By md115 - rockville

The ice cream at Kilwins is really good.

Both the Coconut and Chocolate Chip (?"Arkansas Swirl") were excellent.

I rated 4 stars instead of 5 stars because of the exorbitant ~$9 charge for 2 cups of ice cream and disinterested servers.

New York City prices and attitudes.

I'll return once I save some money.

4. Brave New Restaurant

2300 Cottondale Ln, Ste 105, Little Rock, AR 72202-2052 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 20 - SGD 52 +1 501-663-2677
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 598 reviews

Brave New Restaurant

We welcome you... Again! We're serious about quality dining, but in a relaxed atmosphere. We've won a lot of awards for best overall restaurant, best views, best servers, but we'll never rest on our laurels. The best compliment you can pay us is to come back, and bring your friends! You can count on us to use the freshest and highest quality ingredients - always. We may occasionally improvise, or even run out of an item, but we will never offer you less than the best. Freshness also offers some flexibility to accommodate special health needs (check out the number of gluten-free items!), And we will do so to the best of our abilities.

Reviewed By stilliwonder - Little Rock, Arkansas

Consistently at the top of the Little Rock dining scene. Tonight our group had avocado shrimp appetizers, the special, seared scallops and pecan encrusted trout— not a miss in the bunch. Extensive wine menu, great lunch spot as well. Chef Brave himself is always making the rounds. Yes it feels like a weird location when you are parking but once inside it all feels right. The main dining room or patio for ambience — overflow dining needs some decor or better lighting or something. Not up to other standards. If I had booked for romantic dinner I’d have been disappointed .

5. David's Burgers

3510 Landers Rd, North Little Rock, AR 72117-2539 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 13 +1 501-353-0387
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 287 reviews

David's Burgers

Though the name David’s Burgers may be a fairly new name to you, it’s actually rooted in a deep family history of restauranteurs, tradition and craftsmanship. David Alan Bubbus created David’s Burgers as a tribute to his father, David Bubbus Sr., who had become a master butcher at the age of sixteen. Mr. Bubbus Sr. grew up in Central Arkansas and began his career in the meat industry at the age of five working for Johnny Jacobs Meat Market in North Little Rock. He managed his first restaurant, the JaMar in Pine Bluff, at the age of nineteen in 1963 and opened his own restaurant, El Matador, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in1967. For over half a century, Mr. Bubbus Sr. has been instrumental in developing numerous restaurants, restaurant chains and even franchises (such as Chicken Country) throughout Arkansas while bringing his knowledge, passion and insistence of quality to the plates of millions of patrons. David Bubbus Sr. is the Butcher Boy.David’s Burgers is founded on the knowledge and principles of David Bubbus Sr. along with the traditions and craftsmanship found in master butcher shops. The black and white pictures you see on the walls are our family pictures. They’re our way of welcoming you into our home and we hope they will take you back to a time when things were simple and straightforward, which is what we’re all about. We are the only hamburger restaurant with beef that is handcut from US Choice Chuck and ground for that days use. You can see our US Choice Chuck displayed proudly in a nostalgic butcher case at our entrance. We never include trimmings, fillers or other inferior beef by-products. The foundation of our traditional hamburger is simply incredible beef with the highest standard of quality control. Our fries are hand cut potatoes made fresh throughout the day. There’s an amazing amount of passion and detail that goes into our food. It’s our hope that you have an extraordinary experience with excellent service and we sincerely thank you for being our guest!

Reviewed By Kim F

The atmosphere here is unique but there's nothing special about the burgers. The fries are actually pretty good though. It's pretty overpriced too. You can get a better burger pretty much anywhere that isn't mcdonalds, burger King, etc.

6. Riverfront Steakhouse

2 Riverfront Pl, North Little Rock, AR 72114-5653 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 501-375-7825
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

Riverfront Steakhouse

Reviewed By westlablonde - Sherwood, Arkansas

We go here when we want a great steak. The filet's are wonderful. The salad bar is the best! What a selection. We miss our favorite server "Robin" but found Steve to be very efficient and friendly as well. We've never had a bad experience or a bad meal there.

7. American Pie Pizza

4830 N Hills Blvd, North Little Rock, AR 72116-7621 Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi American, Pizza, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 5 - SGD 13 +1 501-753-0081
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

American Pie Pizza

At American Pie Pizza, we only use fresh ingredients to make our famous Thin Crust Pizzas. We also have fresh Salads, Pasta, Wings, Appetizers and Desserts. There is something sure to please every member of the family at American Pie Pizza. Speaking of families, we our family owned and operated and cater to any family, small or large. We serve Ice Cold beer, including some top notch craft beers We also have some really good wine selections available. Come in, check us out. We're sure you will leave happy and full.

Reviewed By Gerie K

My family recently purchased American Pie Pizza for takeout. We ordered small salads with Ranch Dressing. The Ranch Dressing was good but the salads have only lettuce and cheese and the lettuce was not fresh tasting. We also ordered a Mozzarella Cheese Pizza and the Hog Wild Pizza. The most unique thing about these pizza's are the they are thin crust with a unique flavor. The toppings themselves were not impressive. The pizza was alright but nothing really great about it. We also ordered the chocolate chip pizza with peanut butter. Again, the dessert is o.k. but nothing really impressive about it.

8. Ristorante Capeo

425 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114-5327 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 17 - SGD 52 +1 501-376-3463
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Ristorante Capeo

Ristorante cápeo offers simple italian dishes made with the freshest ingredients prepared in an open kitchen. Chef eric isaac trained in various regions throughout Italy cultivating a passion for their food and wines. Our staff, menu & wine list endeavor to share a taste of this passion and presentation.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

The menu is diverse and well executed. Everything on it is wonderful, but the lasagna is especially good, and it is somewhat unique. The wine selection is quite good but not unreasonably priced; other local restaurants charge more for the same bottle. The place is usually sold out so make a reservation.

9. @ The Corner

201 E Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201-1627 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 501-400-8458
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

@ The Corner

Reviewed By NWA_RichHightower - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Excellent menu (see pic). Long lines so get here early. Definitely worth the wait. Fantastic prep and service. Interesting menu choices featuring local favs.

10. Santo Coyote

2513 McCain Blvd Ste 1, North Little Rock, AR 72116-7600 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 501-753-9800
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 197 reviews

Santo Coyote

Reviewed By summersail - Amelia Island, Florida

We had a nice dinner here. Table side guacamole was good but no better than what we have had elsewhere. Chicken fajitas were very good. Portions were large. Food prices were reasonable. The premium margaritas we had were tasty but didn’t seem to have much alcohol, so pricey for the quality. Our server was fantastic. She made the experience wonderful. Wish I remembered her name. We had a great conversation with her.

Would definitely eat here again if we were in the area.

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