Arkansas’s fifth most populous city and the home of Arkansas State University, Jonesboro is fast becoming a flourishing cultural center. Here we profile Jonesboro’s best local restaurants.
A casual restaurant from the outside, the Bistro on the Ridge offers a busy, welcoming atmosphere on the inside and an extensive menu. The bistro specializes in quick, yet high-quality, home-cooked dishes. For those in a hurry, the restaurant has an excellent range of sandwiches, with different and exciting combinations of ingredients. Their pimento cheese sandwich, with pimento cheese, crispy bacon, a fried green tomato and lettuce, all served on fresh, soft bread, is a wildly popular choice. It can be grilled for that extra dose of comfort. For those who wish to linger, the Bistro on the Ridge has warming, generously portioned dishes, as well as a list of daily specials for those who want to try something new.
Bistro on the Ridge, 914 Southwest Dr Jonesboro, AR, USA, +1 870-268-6780
An excellent alternative to the abundance of American cuisine in Jonesboro, Hiro offers a wide-ranging and enticing menu. It is filled with both Japanese classics and contemporary fusion dishes, mixing Japanese cuisine with local ingredients. Be sure to check out their United States sushi rolls, including the Philadelphia roll with cream cheese and the Kentucky roll with chicken katsu and honey sauce. Great emphasis is put on presentation, with each plate arriving at the table artistically presented, with an array of beautiful patterns and colors vying for attention. They make food that is almost, but not quite, too beautiful to eat.
Hiro, 3006 East Highland Drive, Jonesboro, AR, USA, +1 870-268-6622