Whether you’re dining on a deck overlooking the river or driving thru for fast food, Dardanelle’s restaurants have something for everyone. Food trucks to Family dining, selections include Chinese, Mexican, Italian and down home southern cooking. You’ll feel right at home with the city’s superb food and friendly service.

Catfish N’ Restaurant

For many years Dardanelle has been the home of the Award Winning “Catfish N’ Restaurant” Built in 1971, Catfish N has been more than a “Little Cabin on the River.” It has been a destination spot for those seeking home cooking at its finest. We have conveniently located just off Scenic 7 Byway on the west bank of the Arkansas River at Dardanelle. Catfish N has been serving up the best catfish ‘n fixins since 1971 in the heart of the best bass fishing in the country. Overlooking the scenic Arkansas River, you can unwind and enjoy the view while feasting on our Southern-style, home cooking.

Catfish N is a family-owned and operated buffet-style restaurant, where the family recipes and dedication to quality have remained the same. Located just one mile south of the Dardanelle Lock and Dam, Catfish N offers the best casual dining priced to keep you coming back for more.

In the world of mega-chain restaurants, local flavor is becoming a thing of the past. Our staff prepares all our sauces, breading, dressings and sides from scratch. The cobblers remade from the owner’s grandmother’s special homemade recipes and our famous hush puppies have been rated the “best ever” in several national publications. We invite you to our “Little Cabin on the River” and experience Southern cuisine at its finest.

Front Street Grill

Front Street Grill, if you are looking for fun, food, and entertainment don’t look any further then downtown Dardanelle. Monti Kist brings the best in entertainment, food, and adult beverages. If you like good music, good food, dancing, karaoke and just a lot of down-home fun then make your way to Front Street Grill. Check out the nightly specials like Crab Leg Night, Crawfish Night, Pizza Night just about any night you can find the best all-around at Front Street Grill.

Fowlers Restaurant

Home cooking at its best. From old fashion plate lunch specials to good’ol juicy hamburgers and fries Fowlers is as about as down-home as it gets. Drop in and give them a try, you can’t go wrong with home-cookin’. Located on 2nd street behind the Court House.


Tarascos Mexican Restaurant is located on Front Street downtown Dardanelle, serving authentic Mexican food full of original fresh flavors. If Mexican is what you want then Tarascos is a great choice. Tarascos now serving adult beverages.

Wind Taste Chinese Restaurant

If Chinese cuisine is what you have a taste for then Wind Taste Chinese Restaurant (next to Walmart) is where the chopsticks and the ice tea come together. Serving tasty food presented buffet style. The locals say the food is reasonably priced, kept fresh on the buffet, and the staff takes care of the customers. Stop by and give them a try, we think you will be glad you did.

Dardanelle has several top chain Fast Food Restaurants, Several great Food Trucks, Italian Restaurant and so much more. So when visiting or just passing through take time to enjoy the choices in great food and friendly folks.