The simple satisfaction a good meal can bring is nothing to take lightly. At least, that’s what the people and visitors of Russellville believe when they sit down at any of the local gems the town has to offer.
Food of all kinds and packaging can be appreciated and enjoyed, but the meals designed and executed by Russellville’s own need to be recognized.
- Old South: If home cooking and comfort is what you’re looking for, drive no further than the little white building with red trim and neon lights. Nestled off of East Main Street, this Russellville staple has been in business since 1947, and it has the National Historic Registry to prove it. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, various fried dishes (including green beans), hot rolls and homemade gravy will warm you up.
- Linh’s Vietnamese Cuisine: An authentic Vietnamese meal can sate any hunger. This family-owned restaurant prides itself on the comfortable atmosphere and signature dishes that keep people coming back for more. If you ask any regulars what they recommend, you’re likely to hear, “Try anything.” From the classic pho all the way to banh xeo (Vietnamese crepes), there are plenty of filling dishes to choose from.
- Daddy’s Smackin’ Wings & Things: Opened within the last couple of years, Smackin’ Wings is a newer addition to Russellville’s treasury of food, and it has quickly become a hot spot. Deviating from the classic buffalo and barbeque wings (though those are still popular items on the menu), the peanut butter and jelly wings are an absolute must to order. Strawberry or grape, pick your poison, and get sticky with it.
- Venezia’s Pizza & Pasta: A hot plate of pasta, garlic bread with signature sauce and a glass of wine is a recipe for relaxation. Made from scratch 40 feet away in the restaurant kitchen, the original and authentic Italian menu has a surplus of pastas, pizzas and salads to send you home with a smile. Videos of how their special marinara is made as well as a few of their featured dishes can be found on the restaurant’s FaceBook page. Get lost in the sauce!
- CJ’s Butcher Boy Burgers: “When all you do are burgers, they have to be the best!” CJ’s slogan captures the up-beat vibe of this 1950s-inspired diner. Shiny red booths, chrome trimming and hit songs from the era allow you to time travel while enjoying fresh ground in-house burgers with a milk shake on the side. Despite what the slogan says, they also serve chicken options as well as fresh salads to meet the needs of the whole family.
- Kob Jai Thai Restaurant
- Foodies Gyro Fusion
- Old Bank Sports Bar & Grill