Arkansas - Route 40
My daughter and I will be driving from Little Rock to Memphis on Wednesday March 25.
Would really appreciate any recommendations for good chow-places near Route 40.
We are looking for good LOCAL cooking - NO French, Italian, Thai, Sushi etc.
We crave home cookin', b-b-q, Southern, soul food - you get the idea.
Thanks to one and all! Your advice makes road trips infinitely better!
Craig's in Devall's Bluff AR. About 10 minutes off I-40. Excellent ribs. Written up in Road Food, but didn't change a thing due to the popularity. Lots of locals.
Exit 202 south will take you to Biscoe, which is on US 70. Two miles east of Biscoe - just before the river, turn right (south) on the dirt road. About 300 yards on the left (park on the right) is a place whose name I have forgotten. They serve Fried Catfish for lunch and dinner Thursday-Saturday. Very tasty and very reasonable prices served in a floating restaurant with three sides open to views of the river.
While I've never eaten there, I've also heard great things about Craig's. Also, there's a place right across the street that sells homemade fried pies.
There are also PLENTY of places if you wait until Memphis. I recommend Alcenia's (home cooking), Gus's fried chicken, Payne's BBQ, Central BBQ, BBQ Shop, Soul Fish (catfish) or Blues City Cafe (steaks, ribs, catfish and DELICIOUS tamales with chili).