Nominees

Congratulations to all nominees! You are the true “taste-setters” among our state and we are proud to recognize you here. Don't see one of your favorites below? Be sure to nominate them in their respective category next year!

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Nominees

Meacham's Family Restaurant

Midtown Billiards

Minute Man

Molly's Diner

Monte Ne Inn Chicken

Moore's Dairy Creme

Morrilton Drive Inn Restaurant

Ms. Lena's Pie Shop

Mt. Fuji Japanese Restaurant

Munchy's

Murry's Resturant

Neal's Cafe

Nick's Bar-B-Q & Catfish

Oscar's Cafe

Ozark Cafe

Paizi's Gyros

Pancho's Mexican Restaurant

Patrick's Restaurant

Pickens Store & Restaurant

Pine Bluff Country Club

Pizza Barn

PJ's White River Lodge & River Run Restaurant

Polar Freeze

Ray's

Renee's Restaurant

Rocky's Corner

Rods Pizza Cellar

Rogue's Manor Restaurant and Lodging

Salem Dairy Bar

Sims Bar-B-Que

Skipper's Restaurant

Star of India

Steffey's Pizza

Stoby's

Stubby's BBQ

Sue N' Carol's Kitchen

Sue's Kitchen Express

Susan's Restuarant

Susie Q Malt Shop

Tacker's Shake Shack

Taco Villa

Taliano's Italian Restaurant

Taylor's Steakhouse

Terri-Lynn's Bar-B-Q & Deli

The Imperial Dinner Theatre

The Ohio Club

The Oyster Bar

The Pancake Shop

The Purple Cow Restaurant

The Rib Cage BBQ

The Skillet Restaurant

The Whippet Restaurant

Tommy's Famous' A Pizzeria

Town House Restaurant

Trio's Restaurant

Uncle Henry's BBQ

Vino's Pizza-Pub-Brewery

Who Dat's Cajun Restaurant

Wiederkehr Wine Cellar & Weinkeller Restaurant

Willy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers

Woods Place

Zaffino's By Nori


Proprietor of the Year

Meacham's Family Restaurant

Mona Lisa Cafe

Natalie's Cafe & Catering

Ohio Club

Ohio Club

Omar's Uptown

Ozark Mountain Smokehouse

Pasquales Tamales

Reid's Hometown Barbecue

Ristorante Capeo

Robertson Smokehouse

Rock-N-Java Coffeehouse and Gift Shop

Smokin' Bull

Star of India

Stilwell's Restaurant

Stroud's Diner

Sue N' Carol's Kitchen

Taco Mama

Tacos 4 Life

The Avenue Restaurant At The Waters Hotel

The Buckeye Cafe and Pizzeria

The Chopping Block Steakhouse

The Faded Rose

The Hive

The Oyster Bar

The Parsonage

Trio's Restaurant

Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie

Wallis BBQ

Whole Hog Café

Woods Place

Yellow Rocket Concepts

Yesdog Grill

Yeyo's El Alma de Mexico

YGFBF Kitchen Mobile Food & Catering Co.


Food-Themed Event

Mountain View Arkansas Bean Fest and Outhouse races

Mt. Nebo Chicken Fry

Our Lady of the Lake Church's Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Silent Sunday

Soup Sunday

The Next Course

Tontitown Grape Festival

World Championship Duck Gumbo Cookoff

World Championship Squirrel Cookoff

World Cheese Dip Championship


People's Choice


Gone But Not Forgotten

Mom and Pop's

Mrs. Miller's Chicken & Steak House

Perry's Truck Stop and Restaurant

Pete's Place

Pig Pitt

Pruitt's Cafe

Restaurant on the Corner

Rocky Mountain Grill

Saigon Cuisine

Sawmill Depot Restaurant

Sergeant Major's Chicken

Shaddon's BBQ

Smokey Joes

Spero's Restaurant

Suzie Wong's

The Duck Inn

The Station Cafe

Uncle John's

Wes Hall's Minute Man

Ye Ole King Pizza

Your Mama's


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Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Mel’s Steaks and Catering

Memory Lane Cafe

Mexico Chiquito

Minit Shop-Oakhurst

Minute Man

Leslie shell station

Mona Lisa Café

Monte Ne Inn Chicken

Moore’s Dairy Crème

Neal’s Café

Oaklawn Jockey Club

Oark General Store

Old South Restaurant

Ole Southern Smokehouse

Ozark Café

The Parsonage 322

Paul’s Bakery Inc

Pea Farm Bistro

Peppermill Cafe & Grill

Phil’s Family Restaurant

Pine Bluff Country Club

Polar Freeze

Postmasters Grill

The Purple Cow Restaurant

Ray's

Razorback Ribs

Red Apple Inn & Country Club

Riverbend Restaurant

Rocky’s Corner

Seaton’s Scott Place

Seventh Street Market

Shangri La Resort

Sims BBQ

The Skillet Restaurant

Skyline Café

Smokin’ Rick’s Hickory House

Spudnut Shoppe

Steffey's Pizza

Stoby's

Sue 'N Carol's Kitchen

SugarDumplin’s Cupcakes

Tammy Lou’s Café

Taqueria Karina Café

Terry Powell’s Grocery & Station

Terry’s Cafe

Tommy’s Famous… A Pizzeria

Trio’s Restaurant

Uncle Henry’s Bar B Que

The Village Steakhouse

Vino’s Pizza and Brewpub

The Whippet Restaurant

White Pig Inn Barbecue

White River Cafe

Woods Place


Proprietor of the Year

Chris and Wendy McDonald

Buddy and Lori Merritt

Michael Dampier

Adrianna Morissette

John Myers

Rob Nelson

Jason Pannell Owens

Ben Parker and Jaye Vang

Louis Petit and Jim Keet

Steve Reid

Chuck Taylor

Joel and Amber Tipton

Michael Tolson and Zaid Guerra

Justin Wilson


Food-Themed Event

MHS Chocolate Roll Contest and Festival

Nog-off

Harvest Texarkana - Taste of Texarkana

World Champion Squirrel Cookoff


People's Choice

Mel’s Diner

Mike’s Place

Minute Man

MJ’s Restaurant & Catering-to-Go

Natalie’s Cafe & Catering

Neal's Cafe

Neon Moon

Ole Sawmill Restaurant

Ole Sourthern Smokehouse

The Parsonage 322

Pasta Grill

Pea Farm Bistro

Petit & Keet

The Pizza Cafe

Postmasters Grill

Pure Joy Ice Cream

Rainbow Cafe

Rebels Smokehouse

Reid’s hometown BBQ

Renee's Cafe

Robertson Smokehouse

Rock-n-Java

Rocky's Corner

Samantha's Tap Room and Wood Grill

Serenity Farm Bread

Seventh Street Market

The Silver Dollar Grill

The Skillet Restaurant

Skylark Cafe

The Smokin' Bull

Smokin’ Taters BBQ

The Southern Table

Star Of India Restaurant & Bar

Susan's

Suttle’s Road Hog BBQ

Swaha Lodge and Marina

Swain’s Diner

Tacos 4 Life

Tailgaters

Tammy Lou’s Café

Tusk and Trotter

Uncle Henry’s BBQ

Wade’s Burgers & Fries

The Wooden Spoon


Gone But Not Forgotten

The Next Level Kitchen

Pier 27

Purity Barbeque

Sharecroppers

Watkins Restaurant

Wayne's Confectionary





Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Mexico Chiquito

Monte Ne Chicken Inn Restaurant

Pickens Store and Restaurant

Presley's Drive In

Rocky’s Corner

Rod's Pizza Cellar

Sims Bar-B-Que

Stubby's Hik'ry Pit BAR-B-Q

Tacker's Shake Shack

Taco Villa

Taylor's Steakhouse

The Faded Rose

The Filling Station

The Grapevine Restaurant

The Oasis

The Ohio Club

The Skillet Restaurant

The Spudnut Shop

Tommy's Famous ... a pizzeria

Trio's

U.S. Pizza Company

Uncle John's

Wagon Wheel Restaurant

Woods Place


Proprietor of the Year

Michael Dampier

Natalie Cox

Paul Wilson

Rob Nelson

Rodney Slane

The Bruno Family

Tom Caldarera

Tomas Bohm

Travis Hester


Food-Themed Event

Soup Sunday

Taste of Fort Smith

Taste of Texarkana

Tontitown Grape Festival

UA - Pulaski Tech's "Diamond Chef Arkansas"

World Cheese Dip Championship


People's Choice

Mel's Steaks and Catering

Mike's Place

Miss Anna's

MJ's Restaurant & Catering-to-Go

Mulan's

Natalie’s Cafe

Next Level Kitchen

Nima's Pizza

Omar's Uptown

One Eleven at the Capital Hotel

Pho Vietnam

Pho Vietnam

R&R's Curry Express

Renee's Cafe

Samantha's Tap Room and Wood Grill

Skylark Cafe

SugarDumplin's Cupcakes

Sweet and Savory Cafe

Tamale Factory

The Blue Pig

The Box

The Fish Bowl

The Sandwich Shop

TJ's Place

U.S. Pizza Company

Wilson Cafe

Wunderbus

Ye Olde King Pizza


Gone But Not Forgotten

Minute Man restaurants

Olivers' Restaurant & Bar

Osborne Family Barbecues

Perry's Truck Stop and Restaraunt

Shadden's Barbecue

Sir Loin's Inn

The Inbetween

The Shack




Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Mel's Diner, Mountain Home

Mexico Chiquito, Maumelle

Murry's Dinner Playhouse, Little Rock

Myrtie Mae's Café, Eureka Springs

Noodles Italian Kitchen, Fayetteville

P.J'S Rainbow Cafe, Mountain View

Pasquale's Tamales, Helena-West Helena

Skillet Restaurant, Mountain View

Skylark Cafe, Leslie

Skyline Cafe, Mena

Southern Girls BBQ, Pangburn

Tacker's Shake Shack, Marion

Taliano's Italian Restaurant, Fort Smith

The Backyard Barbeque Co., Magnolia

The Bistro Bar & Grill, Helena-West Helena

The Faded Rose, Little Rock

The Hook, Jacksonville

The Ohio Club, Hot Springs

The Terrace Mediterranean Kitchen, Little Rock

Tommy's Famous...A Pizzeria, Mountain View

Town House Restaurant, El Dorado

Trio's, Little Rock

Uncle John's, Crawfordsville

Wesner's Grill, Rogers

Yesterday's Restaurant & Bar, Morrilton

Zaffino's by Nori, Sherwood


Proprietor of the Year

Miles James, Springdale

Nori Menegaldo, Sherwood

Peter Brave, Little Rock

Robert Best, North Little Rock

Rodney Slane, Eureka Springs

Rosalia Monroe, Little Rock

Stephanos Mylonas, Little Rock

Teresa Lamkin, Camden

The Stephens Family, Little Rock

Tomas Bohm, Little Rock

Travis Hester, Little Rock

Wesley Douglas, Fayetteville


Food-Themed Event


People's Choice

Mike's Place, Conway

Mylo Coffee Co., Little Rock

Next Level Kitchen, Hot Springs

Parkview Pizza, Flippin

Samantha's Tap Room & Wood Grill, Little Rock

Serenity Farm Bread, Leslie

Sparky's Roadhouse Cafe, Eureka Springs

Tacos 4 Life, Conway

The Root, Little Rock

The Village Steakhouse, Star City