Restaurants near WalMart - Bentonville, Arkansas
Taj Indian Cuisine
Address: 310 S Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712
MON to THU (Morning) 11.00 AM to 02.30 PM
MON to THU (Evening) 05.00 PM to 09.00 PM
FRI (Morning) 11.00 AM to 02.30 PM
FRI (Evening) 05.00 PM to 09.00 PM
SAT to SUN (Morning) 11.30 AM to 03.00 PM
SAT (Evening) 05.00 PM to 09.30 PM
SUN (Evening) 05.00 PM to 09.00 PM
Specialties: North & South Indian authentic restaurant
Pepper Jacks is no longer open (although I have no idea why) so if you want a big burrito, The Flying Burrito (corner of 14th and Walton, same building as Starbucks) is your best bet in B'ville. Moe's was terrible, so it's no wonder they closed. The Station Cafe on the square is pretty good for a greasy burger and frito-chili pie. Try the ABC at Atlanta Bread; not a bad quick lunch. Gusano's Pizza is really good Chicago-style pizza, although they used more authentic sausage when they first opened in B'ville than they currently use. The Moosehead was really good until they cut back to the cheaper meats.
The Bonefish Grill (at Pinnacle) is really, really great. I recommend the Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer and the Icicle Aphrodisiac martini (vanilla vodka, passionfruit juice and a watermelon-puree popsicle).
Abuelo's, Copeland's, and Johnny Carino's are also favorites, and are all located on Restaurant Row, which any local can give you directions to.
And all the places you mention are chains and not reflective of the local food culture. I suggest James at the Mill or even Riverside Grill. This town has become a haven for expense account meals with all the Manufacturing Reps who HAVE to live there. So expect to pay a lot for not so interesting food. Walmart has its way with its hometown.
Agreed. In addition, to James at the Mill, consider going into Fayetteville for some great food.
Fayetteville is much less oriented toward chains so if you have time to get down there, I'd recommend it. I wholeheartedly agree on Bordino's. Also the Pesto Cafe (formerly Ghazi's, which is what some locals still call it) on College, tucked away in an old motel is excellent. Have to recommend Uncle Gaylord's for breakfast/brunch. Taste of Thai, just off the square is excellent.
Oseguera's in Springdale is a 10 minute drive, well worth it.
If you want to stay in Bentonville, eat at Doe's Eat Place (great steaks, fried dough biscuits and tamales) or the Sanctuary. If you are on an expense account, by all means for the Sanctuary. :-)
James at the Mill is another very good place, about 15 minutes from BV. They have a great wine list and it is another good place to eat on the expense acct. (www.jamesatthemill.com)
I have to disagree about Doe's Eat Place. I had an inedibly awful meal there a couple of weeks ago. The sides consisted of canned green beans and canned mushrooms. The biscuits were some kind of pre-made Pillsbury-like biscuit dough that was deep fried. And the dessert was frozen Sara Lee (or similar) cheesecake with Hershey's syrup on top. For the prices they charge I expect them to do more than open a can and dump it on the plate. The steaks and tamales are fine, but the rest of it isn't even real food.
Just over 3 miles from Wal-mart HQ is Whole Hog Cafe
at: 1400 SE Walton Blvd. Take a right turn at the light by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. It is in the row of shops behind KKD.
At whole hog we are talking BBQ done low & slow served in simple surroundings. You might hear some blues.
You should order the potato salad.
You could also try the Sanctuary - relatively new place on the Bentonville square. Extensive wine list, mixed menu, superb desserts. In Fayetteville, Ella's in a historic building on campus, has a lovely atmosphere and very good food - the artichoke soup is a favorite. And if you want some local color ask for directions to the Monte Ne Chicken House.
River Grill - Classy, expensive (exit 88 then east)
Basil Asia - Thai, excellent food, plain furnishings (Walton Blvd just north of Wal-Mart HQ)
Abuelo's - Upscale Mexican (Walton Blvd South, exit 85 then east)
Carino's - Italian (Restaurant Row, exit 85 then east then left)
Pepper Jack - Big burritos (102 & Moberly, exit 86)
Moe's - Big burritos (Walton Blvd at Rainbow Curve)
Simon's Pancake House - Coffee shop, breakfast (Moberly at Walton South)
Maria's - Mexican, popular with locals (Walton South in Rogers)
Jimmy John - Sandwiches (across the street from WM HQ)
re: Steve Drucker
I'd suggest trying the Ice House in Bentonville. Old ice factory converted to a nice restaurant (great sirloin) with a bar and music stage. I'd choose Oseguera's or La Huerta for Mexican. La Huerta has several locations. Oseguera's has a restaurant in Springdale close to 540 and one in Fayetteville on College.
The Marketplace in Springdale is good. The same people own a churrascaria type restaurant in Rogers named Brioso Brazil. Great if you're into the whole "eating various meats until you pass out" kind of thing.
re: Steve Drucker
I would definatly stear clear of the Ice house, unless you would like cheep overpriced food. They are a great bar and club, but I wouldn't reccomend them for any meal.
Osagaros is a great place for Mexican food.
River Grill prefers reservations.
Ruth's Chris is fabulous
Shogun gives you a great show with good Japanese food.
Anything out at the new Promanade Mall... Granite City, Fish City Grill, PF Changs
Crabby's just opened up near Village on the Creeks, it's fantastic!