Eureka Springs Restaurants – Local Favorites
A true vacation calls for at least one fine dining experience and the Crystal Dining Room delivers just that by recreating American classics in the beautifully historic Crescent hotel.
Walking into the Dining Room you are struck by the 14-foot-tall ceilings create a space of grandeur that first ushered in a gala on May 20, 1886. Crystal chandeliers add to the magic as the piano music floats across the room. Large windows flank the room and provide beautiful views of the garden outside.
The bar is fully stocked and the wine cellar full of award-winning drinks that will nicely complement any of the Dining Room’s finely crafted entrees.
Check out the full menu.
Between the friendly wait staff, the personal attention from the chef and the best bacon bound pork chops and smoked gouda mashed potatoes, you will leave on cloud nine asking yourself how you lived before this food experience.
A quick chat with Executive Chef, Thomas Shaffer revealed that before adding any new dish to the menu, a tasting is held and any changes needed are made. Recently they changed up the seasoning on the Prime KC Strip to a stone ground mustard compound butter.
This evolving menu is seasonal, which means the dishes are made with the freshest ingredients. There are even farm fresh options on the menu which are made from locally sourced ingredients. “Chef D Cuisine” David Gilderson and Chef Shaffer work to develop their dishes daily.
Open Monday-Friday from 5-8 the Crystal Dining Room is ready to dazzle you with fine dining in historic elegance.
Eureka’s BEST burger. The Balcony Restaurant’s unique location, on the “balcony” of the iconic Basin Park Hotel offers a unique bar and three dining areas while serving as a central stop during a great day of shopping. See the Balcony Menu.
Not to Miss: Eureka Springs’ Best Burger.
12 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
#1 Pizza in Eureka Springs. Dine al fresco on gourmet pizza atop the Crescent Hotel. A breathtaking view, fun atmosphere, cold drinks, gourmet pizza, legendary hero subs and the biggest calzone you will ever see. See the Sky Bar Menu.
Not to Miss: The Crescent Calazone
75 Prospect Avenue, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Not to Miss: Mud St. Cafe’s famous muffins…especially the Mud St. Muffin.
22 G South Main Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Eat where the locals meet. Local Flavor Cafe is an eclectic dining experience in downtown Eureka Springs. Owner and Chef Britt Evans is a 6th generation Eureka Springs native and loves serving fresh dishes with a regional twist. See Local Flavor Cafe’s Menus.
Not to Miss: Pear Pistou Salad
71 South Main Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Not to Miss: Specialty Spicy Burgers for the Brave.
147 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
French style food created from scratch beginning with Chef Dave Gilderson’s balcony herb garden. Fresh bread, gourmet coffee, unforgettable cuisine and elegant presentation make dining at the Grand Taverne a memorable dining experience. Located in the historic Grand Central Hotel. See the Grand Taverne Menu.
Not to Miss: Red Lentil Encrusted Walley with rice and chive butter sauce.
37 North Main Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Not to Miss: Rogues’ amazing selection of scotch and their flowerpot bread.
124 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Serves cupcakes that are 4x the size of regular cupcakes! Hard Scoop Ice Cream, Lemonade and Snow Cones. Colossal Cupcakes is run by high school students and is the brainchild of a local Eureka Springs’ student. Special Cupcake orders available for weddings or celebrations. See what they are baking today on Facebook!
Not to Miss: The Freshly baked Chocolate Brownie cupcake.
101 North Main Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas