On Monday the Division of Arkansas Heritage announced the finalists for the 2024 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Arkansas Heritage launched the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame program in 2016 to recognize the state’s legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events.

Here’s the finalists:

Gone But Not Forgotten:

  • Anderson’s (White County)
  • Juanita’s (Pulaski County)
  • Polar Freeze (Lawrence County)

Food-Themed Event

  • Arkansas Pie Festival (Sharp County)
  • Mayhaw Festival (Union County)
  • Mt. Nebo Chicken Fry (Yell County)
  • Slovak Oyster Supper (Arkansas County)
  • Soup Sunday (Pulaski County)

Proprietor of the Year

  • Crissy’s Pub Style (Saline County)
  • Doe’s Eat Place (Pulaski County)
  • Loca Luna and Red Door (Pulaski County)
  • Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie (Washington County)
  • Woods Place (Ouachita County)

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

  • Big Banjo Pizza Parlor (Jefferson County)
  • Brave New Restaurant (Pulaski County)
  • Charlotte’s Eats and Sweets (Lonoke County)
  • Dairyette (Montgomery County)
  • Daisy Queen (Searcy County)
  • Herman’s Ribhouse (Washington County)
  • Hugo’s (Washington County)
  • K Hall & Sons (Pulaski County)
  • Old South Restaurant (Pope County)
  • Ray’s (Drew County)
  • Taliano’s Italian Restaurant (Sebastian County)
  • The Dixie Pig (Mississippi County)
  • The Faded Rose (Pulaski County)

People’s Choice

  • Beech Street Bistro (Ashley County)
  • Bennett’s Seafood (Garland County)
  • BubbaLu’s (Garland County)
  • The Purple Banana (Benton County)
  • Top Dog Catering (Lonoke County)

You can vote for the People’s Choice category here.

Honorees will be inducted into the Arkansas Hall of Fame during a special event in September. The event details will be announced later this year. More information about the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame can be found here.


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