Eureka Springs, AR
• Local Flavor Cafe
The quiche and the Greek salad at Local Flavor Cafe, near the courthouse on South Main Street, top our list of lunchtime favorites. Deliciously filling, they still leave room for a slice of homemade cheesecake or baked fudge (yum!).
• Rogue’s Manor
For a romantic evening, dine in the atrium-like sunroom. Specialties include custom-cut steaks and fresh seafood. If you like oysters, order them as shooters or pan-fried, and don’t pass up the house-made bread pudding.
Arrive early at this comfy Italian restaurant in a former private home. Diners often line up a half hour before the door opens at 5 p.m.
• Mount Victoria Bed & Breakfast Inn
Some of the best breakfasts in town come with your room, especially at the Mount Victoria. Chris McCants rules the kitchen, turning out such eye-openers as Poached Pears with Raspberry Sauce and signature Smoked Turkey Breakfast Pastry with Vidalia Sauce.
• Mud St. Cafe
This little underground cafe serves generous breakfast omelets (veggie, Mexican, Greek, or traditional ham-and-cheese) and garlic-cheese grits; it also claims to have the best coffee in town.
For modern comfort and quiet, we like Arsenic and Old Lace Bed & Breakfast Inn, operated by Doug and Beverly Breitling. Built in the 1990s, it perches on a hill north of downtown and offers spacious rooms (The Tree-Top Suite is fabulous.) with walk-in showers, whirlpool tubs, televisions, and telephones with data ports. Mount Victoria Bed & Breakfast Inn, in one of the town’s lovely old homes, combines a great location (on the mountain above downtown) with delicious breakfasts and suites that feature whirlpool tubs with house-made bath products and flat-panel TVs. Ask innkeeper Lisa McCants for her insider shopping tips. Just down the street, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa gets our nod for local atmosphere. Several rooms are haunted (especially rooms 218 and 419). Even if you don’t stay overnight, sign up for the evening ghost tour.
Wilson & Wilson Folk Art Co.: www.wilsonandwilsonfolkart.com or (479) 253-5105
1905 Basin Park Hotel: www.basinpark.com or 1-800-643-4972
Bath Junkie: www.bathjunkie.com or (479) 253-9696
Zarks: www.zarksgallery.com or 1-877-540-9805
Mountain Eclectic: (479) 363-9059
Vintage Cargo: www.vintagecargo.net or (479) 253-5943
The Art Colony: www.eurekaspringsartists.com
Local Flavor Cafe: www.localflavorcafe.net or (479) 253-9522
Thorncrown Chapel: www.thorncrown.com or (479) 253-7401
Rogue’s Manor: www.roguesmanor.com or 1-800-250-5827
Ermilio’s: www.ermilios.com or (479) 253-8806
Mount Victoria Bed & Breakfast Inn: www.mountvictoria.com or 1-888-408-7979
Mud St. Cafe: www.mudstreetcafe.com or (479) 253-6732
Arsenic and Old Lace Bed & Breakfast Inn: www.eurekaspringsromancebb.com or 1-800-243-5223
1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa: www.crescent-hotel.com or 1-800-342-9766
Ghost Tours: www.eureka-springs-ghost.com or (479) 253-6800
Eureka Springs Visitor Information Center: www.eurekaspringschamber.com or 1-800-638-7352