We all love it when a new restaurant opens up but when you find a restaurant that has been open for a long time that tells you something. It will tell you that the food is great and locals love not just the food but they love the owner and staff too.

From a look at the list, the great state of Arkansas is not only the Natural State but it is a natural at great food too.

The Oldest Restaurants Are Located All Over The State

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You would think that all the oldest restaurants would all be in Little Rock since it is the capital and has the biggest population in the state, but actually, you will be surprised at where these old restaurants are located.  They are sprinkled all across Arkansas.

How Old is The Oldest Restaurant in Arkansas?

There are four restaurants on the list that are over 100 years old. The oldest restaurant in the state is 115 years old and still going strong. Unfortunately, there were a few of the oldest restaurants in the state that closed in the past two years so it looks like COVID stopped their great run.

# 6  Skyline Cafe in Mena Open Since 1920s

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Open for breakfast and lunch. But breakfast is super popular here.

#5  Myrtie Mae’s, Eureka Springs, Open Since 1920s

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Located in beautiful downtown Eureka Springs this eatery serves up great homestyle food.

#4 Lassis Inn, Little Rock, 1931 (but It's been said as early as 1905)

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Looking for fried catfish this is your place. It also served as a place for African Americans to come to during the Civil Rights movement where they could feel safe and talk freely.

#3  Jones Barbecue Diner, Marianna Open Since the 1910s

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Here is a cool fact: This diner is believed to be the country's oldest black-owned restaurant.

#2 Ozark Cafe, Jasper Open Since 1909

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According to their Facebook page, New York Magazine's Grub Street listed this cafe in their list of the Top 50 foodie destinations.

#1  White House Café, Camden, 1907

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This one has award-winning steaks, plus meatloaf, roast beef, chicken fried steaks and of course burgers. It also has pool tables and a TV to watch sports. Can you believe it's 115 years old? Wow!

Have you been to any of these? Let us know!

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