Downtown Little Rock has many great restaurants. There's the trendy River Market area (and the market itself), the hip South Main area and everything in between.
This list isn't in order of best to worst, because the best restaurants downtown include many styles, price ranges and types of food. It's hard to pick a best with such a variety.
01 of 09
No best of List in Little Rock would be complete without the Capital Hotel. They constantly serve excellent food in a fine dining setting. They are pricey, but make for a special evening out. The lunch menu is reasonable.
If you are near the Capital Hotel and looking for something with a little less of a fine dining air, try the Capital Bar and Grill. They are a little less pricey and always great.
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03 of 09
I was a little disappointed when I found out the Flying Fish wasn't unique to downtown Little Rock (Memphis has one too), but it doesn't stop me from loving this place. The place has no pretense at all. You order at a counter and wait for your number to be called. Everything fried is available here from catfish and hush puppies to okra. They also have some healthier seafood options and chicken. The atmosphere is a can't miss, but it's very casual.
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Cothams, the Box and Midtown Billards
I can't list just one downtown burger, so I'm cheating. Cotham's is probably the most famous burger place in Little Rock. They've been featured on Man Vs. Food for their hubcap burgers, which can go up to about four pounds. They've got a pretty good normal sized burger. The best burger in the city? That's debatable. They are worth checking out.
The Box is often called the best burger in the city by locals. There's nothing fancy here, just a solid burger and great fries.
Midtown Billiards doesn't get enough credit for having great burgers. It could be their location is a little off the beaten path for most. It could be that they're most famous for staying open and serving food (like burgers) later than anyone else. You wouldn't expect to find one of the best burgers in the city at 2 a.m., but you might just find in here.
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08 of 09
Hanaroo Sushi Bar
If you're looking for Asian cuisine, specifically sushi, downtown, you don't have much of a choice. Hanaroo is one of the best places to get sushi in the city, and they are very reasonably priced.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
If you want a unique place to sample of Little Rock's best craft beer, Lost Forty is the place. Lost Forty is a craft brewery with a restaurant. The restaurant has unusual communal seating. Everyone shares several large tables. They have some individual tables, but they are harder to get. Located at 501 Byrd St.