The Best Burger in Arkansas

Looking for the best burger in Arkansas? It is hard to beat a mouthwatering, melt in your mouth burger. One that has been seasoned and grilled to perfection and topped with flavorful cheese and dressed with your all time favorite fixings. Whether those are crisp lettuce and juicy tomato slices or crunchy pickles and onions, we usually each have our idea of the perfect burger.

Here, we have struggled through our differences of opinion to bring you the most regionally acclaimed burgers we could find in Arkansas. To make our top burger list, these burgers had to consistently receive top marks taste test after taste test! This was research we didn't mind doing, these burgers also were liked by the widest palette of tastes. So give our burger list for Arkansas a try. If you find a better burger in Arkansas let us know and we will make sure to try it out and weigh it against the competitors.

Also, we would love to hear what you think the best burger is to you, what qualities do you think are most essential? Or do you know of a burger joint that is the best kept secret in Arkansas and you want to share your love with the nation? We want to hear it, what you have to say is important to us!

  • Hunka Pie

    Hunka Pie

    Little Rock, AR

    Hunka Pie is a full dine in restaurant with 1/3 pound fresh ground beef burgers seasoned with special spices. The restuarant is dedicated to the owner's father and also features a pie list with over 50 flavors. They offer a breakfast and daily menu, both found online along with their list of pies. Hunka Pie also offers catering as well as a banquet room.

  • Cotham's


    Little Rock, AR

    With over a dozen best burger awards under their belt Cotham's, home of the hubcap cheeseburger, offers many menu options. Opened in 1984 with a new location opened in October of 1999 Cotham's has been voted as the best burger in the State of Arkansas by Food Network Magazine. They have also been featured on Tasty Travels and Man Vs. Food.

  • Capital Bar and Grill

    Capital Bar and Grill

    Little Rock, AR

    Located in the Capital Hotel and offering a southern style atmosphere Capital Bar & Grill is a long favorite of the locals. They offer a unique menu of southern comfort food including The Burger, 7 ounces of natural Creekstone beef with your choice of a variety of cheeses and house-made pickles. They seasonally offer background jazz entertainment three to four nights a week.

  • Bubba's Barbecue

    Bubba's Barbecue

    Eureka Springs, AR

    Bubba's Barbeque is a dine in or take out establishment with the slogan "It may not look famous, but it is!" Their menu, found online, features a selection of burgers, sandwiches, sides and dishes such as "Nick's Cluck & Squeal". You can follow Bubba's Barbeque on Facebook for daily specials and buy their Bubba's Barbeque Sauce at the register.

  • Hugo's Restaurant

    Hugo's Restaurant

    Fayetteville, AR

    Located in a basement since 1977 Hugo's offers lunch or dinner six days a week with a broad American menu of award-winning burgers in addition to their homemade french fries, nachos and crepes. They are known for their famous beer cheese soup and 1/3 pound charbroiled 100% Black Angus beef burgers such as the Bleu Moon burger, Guacomole burger and Nature's burger, a multi-grain vegetable burger.

  • Grub's Bar & Grille

    Grub's Bar & Grille

    Fayetteville, AR

    Kids 12 and under always eat free at Grub's Bar & Grille that offers food, TV, games and entertainment in addition to their 1/2 lb beef patty burgers that can include the Grub's Bar & Grille signature dipping sauce with an All-American meal menu featured online. Grub's Bar & Grille also offers The Mezzanine for private parties for any occasion.

  • Ej's Eats and Drinks

    Ej's Eats and Drinks

    Little Rock, AR

    Opened in 2002 by two University of Arkansas students Ej's Eats and Drinks is a downtown restaurant & bar with a cult following since the start. Ej's Eats and Drinks is known for their homemade chips, sandwiches, salads, secret-recipe soups and of course burgers all included in a fun atmosphere. They provide home delivery, dine in or take out with a printable online menu.

  • George's Restaurant

    George's Restaurant

    Fort Smith, AR

    George's Restaurant has been a local favorite for almost 30 years. The restaurant is very popular for its burgers and homemade fries, having recently been inducted in the Entertainment Fort Smith’s Hall of Fame for Best Burger. Most popular among all selections is the Big George. This burger is made up of triple meat and cheese served with George's fresh cut fries.

  • Cheeburger Cheeburger

    Cheeburger Cheeburger

    Where "big is better" Cheeburger Cheeburger lives up to it's motto with their Famous Pounder, a 20 ounce burger that can include eight types of cheese and over 30 toppings. If you're able to finish it you're picture goes up on the "Wall of Famers". Cheeburger Cheeburger also sports over 30 milkshake flavors, is voted best burger in town and offers the ability to have carry out as well as ordering online.

  • The Purple Cow Restaurant

    The Purple Cow Restaurant

    Founded in 1989 with it's original location The Purple Cow has stayed true to it's roots with it's food, atmosphere and decor. With 100% fresh ground beef burgers that include no fillers The Purple Cow offers burger options such as their Five Alarm Burger, Rodeo Burger and BBQ Bacon Cheddar Burger. They feature a main, brunch and kids menu in addition to daily specials all of which can be found online.