Top 5 Arkansas Burgers

We asked our readers — distinguished diners and burger conesseiuers alike — to tell us who makes the best burgers in the state. Then we set out on a mission — one delicious bite at a time — to find out why.

photography by Ashlee Nobel

Hjem = Yum.

Hjem’s burger is composed of ½ pound of flavorful and tender wagyu beef, served on a custom-made brioche roll with Jarlsberg cheese, juniper mayonnaise, fresh spinach and a fresh thin slice of beet. The bun and the burger are very rich, so we serve it with a salad versus chips or fries,” said owner/executive chef Matthew Holland.

Hjem Restaurant

1 E. Center St. • Ste. 160 • Fayetteville
(479) 966-4344 •







Purple cow burger and shakeMore than Shakes

The Purple Cow is a lively '50s-inspired restaurant known for delicious burgers, sandwiches salads and milkshakes, notably the Purple Vanilla shake. We recommend a side of sweet potato fries served with a yummy honey-based dipping sauce. Purple Cow has two locations in Little Rock and one in Hot Springs.

The Purple Cow Restaurant

8026 Cantrell Road • Little Rock
(501) 221-3555 •







buffalo grill burger and fries

Simply Delicious.

With two locations in Little Rock, this local restaurant is known for delicious, yet simple menu items such as the chicken quesadilla, Ruben, club sandwich and, of course, their famous burgers. The cheeseburger is hearty and stacked high with your choice of cheese, mustard, lettuce, tomato, lettuce and pickle. It is served with chips and a pickle spear.

Buffalo Grill

1611 Rebsamen Park Road • Little Rock
(501) 296-9535



Feltner Bro's double cheese burger

Feltner’s is Fine.

What makes Feltner Brothers burgers so tasty? According to co-owner Chase Feltner, it’s the beef. “It’s fresh — never frozen — beef made especially for us, and we serve it with fresh vegetables. Each burger is made to order.” We sampled the single burger and the double cheeseburger with orders of fries and onion rings. Each burger comes with lettuce, tomato, pickle, purple onion, mustard, ketchup and mayo. There are also 13 other toppings available, including chili and jalapeno peppers. You’ll love it … plain or fully dressed.

Feltner Brothers

509 W. Spring St. • Fayetteville
(479) 966-4488



Cheeburger Cheeburger burgerGood Enough to Say Twice.

This chain, whose motto is “Bigger is Better,” and rightly so, is known for their top-notch burger. Little Rock boasts the only location in the Natural State where you can find Cheeburger’s enormous and tasty ground chuck patty.

Cheeburger Cheeburger

11525 Cantrell Road • Ste. 905 • Little Rock
(501) 490-2433 •








Reader Comments:
Jun 13, 2011 09:25 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Seriously? Beets on a burger?

Jun 13, 2011 09:35 am
 Posted by  AY Magazine

Yes, and it was delicious! They are sliced so thin they just add a nice crunch.

Mar 20, 2013 05:56 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Cafe 201 inside the Crowne Plaza Has an AMAZING burger. Try it out it is very very good. It is located on 201 south shackleford little rock.

Dec 22, 2013 12:29 pm
 Posted by  Arkansas Traveler

Papa Joe's has great burgers that are well worth the drive to Humnoke, AR.
This place has fantastic juicy burgers and amazing cheese dip. In fact, some of the best I've ever had. I highly recommend a visit to Papa Joe's

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