While the argument can certainly be made that chicken & dumplings is a year-round dish, there is something about the calendar turning to October that gets me thinking about one of the ultimate comfort food dishes. And in Central Arkansas, we have several options, with only one small hiccup: rarely do you find chicken & dumplings on a restaurant’s daily menu.
Most, if not all, places typically offer it on one day of the week, and sometimes only seasonally. With that in mind, I did a little research and tracked down when and where you can find this glorious dish. Per usual, I will encourage you to always check a restaurant’s social media and/or call, as things, especially nowadays, tend to change. Finally, this is a working list. If I have missed a spot, please send me a note and I will happily update. The more chicken & dumplings, the merrier.
BJ’s Market Café: Thursday
Blue House Bakery: Thursday
Bobbi D’s Southern Cuisine: Varies, please check social media for availability.
Cheers in Maumelle: Friday
Cheers in the Heights: Friday
Chicken Country (Jacksonville): Friday
Cotham’s in the City: Tuesday
Diane’s Gourmet & Gifts: Available under the “Casserole” section of menu.
Flint’s Just Like Mom’s: Wednesday
Holly’s Country Cooking (Conway): Thursday
Homer’s West: Thursday
J and J Diner: Varies, please check social media (or call restaurant) for availability.
Lindsey’s BBQ & Hospitality House: Varies, please check social media (or call restaurant) for availability.
Littlefield’s Café: Thursday
Milford Track: Friday
Pea Farm Bistro (Cabot): Varies, please check social media on availability.
Pig‘N-Chik BBQ: Monday
Rosie’s Pot & Kettle Café: Varies, please check social media on availability.
The Faded Rose: Friday (lunch service)
Trio’s: Thursday (lunch service)