Eureka Springs Restaurants – Local Favorites
Best Eureka Springs Restaurants Open Year Round
Eureka Springs is an intimate destination in the Winter. This picturesque mountain town hosts visitors all year round. In fact, the winter season is one of the best times to visit particularly if you are into great food. Eureka Springs is home to many independently owned and award-winning restaurants. Great tasting, creative dishes inspired by the region draw the largest crowds making it more difficult to experience during the peak summer season. The winter season means smaller crowds. Because many Eureka Springs restaurants are careful to use locally sourced food, this also means that the winter season brings a seasonally curated menu that is unavailable at other times of the year. Here are some of the best restaurants in Eureka Springs that are open through the holidays and beyond. Don’t miss these local treasures and enjoy their unique menus.
Ermilio’s Italian Home Cooking at 26 White Street on the Historic Loop
There is a reason that home is in the name. Ermilio’s kitchen turns out Italian food that tastes like your mom makes (if you had an Italian mom who cooks amazing food). Simply put, Ermilio’s makes comfort food, perfect for cold (and even rainy or snowy) evenings. Open from 5pm to 9pm every day, Ermilio’s menu features dishes like Mom’s Homemade Meatballs in Red Sauce and Uncle Sal’s Favorite Ravioli. See the full Ermilio’s restaurant menu here. Don’t forget to ask about their specials.
Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse at 2883 Highway 23 North
Hand cut steaks from beef grown on Creekstone Farms are served elegantly in a charming cabin built in the 1860’s. The cozy surroundings are elevated with the quality of offerings making Gaskins both comfortable and exquisite. Gaskins is open 5pm -10pm and takes reservations. Don’t miss trying the burgundy mushroom soup made the same day and check out the great selection of wine. See the full Gaskins menu here.
Skybar Gourmet Pizza at 75 Prospect Avenue on the top floor of the Crescent Hotel
Voted the Best Eureka Springs Pizza, Skybar has hands down, the best view as well! Open daily from 11am-11pm, the Skybar also delivers if you are in the mood to stay put. The Napoli pizza is just one of many speciality pizzas but Skybar will customize your toppings and has some great tasting standbys too! Pair pizza with a craft beer from the Northwest Arkansas Region. See the Skybar menu here.
Nyx Café Restaurant and Bar at 85 S Main Street
A new Eureka Springs hang out serving lunch, dinner, and drinks. Still gathering steam, this place is sure to be a hit this winter. They are open 11am-11pm so check it out anytime! See the full Nyx Menu here.
Mud Street Café & the Mud Street Annex where Main and Spring meet
Head underground to one of Eureka Spring’s most unique restaurant locations. Mud Street Café is open 8am- 3pm Wednesday-Monday. Their newest location is above ground but features a glass floor with the natural spring running below. Both locations are at the corner of Main Street and Spring Street downtown just feet from each other. See the Mud Street Café menu here. Check out the local spirits. Mud Street serves Bloody Mary’s made from a locally sourced mix and also features regionally made moonshine.
The Gravel Bar at Wanderloo Lodge at 216 W Van Buren
Offering a limited menu Sunday thru Thursday 4pm-10pm, full menu Friday and Saturday until 9pm, with a limited menu continuing until midnight. Check out their Winter menu!
Aquarius Taqueria at 91 S Main Street
This popular gluten free option has wonderful service, food, and people! See the full Taqueria Menu here. Winter hours are Thursday and Sunday noon-8pm and Friday and Saturday noon-9pm!
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
The Crystal Dining Room in The Crescent Hotel is open every Monday – Friday for dinner. The restaurant prides itself on Recreating American Classic Dishes served in a authentic and interesting atmosphere. The highest in service and quality is delivered with an affordable price.
Upscale American Fare. Welcoming intimate celebrations to larger parties celebrating big days.
For Breakfast, The Crystal Dining Room is serves a wonderful breakfast buffet Monday – Friday ($14.95) and a Breakfast Feast on Saturday and Sunday ($19.95)
#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
Fire takes time
“The grill has always held my attention the most. The love for the flavors has only developed over the years” – Chef Slane
The accidental purchase of our Wood Fired Grill for a low cost spun the idea into what you see today. The idea of having a menu that is centered around a wood fire is a blessing and dream come true. Every dish you experience will have touched the grill in some way.
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