Top 10 Restaurants In Paragould, Arkansas

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Bethany Currie

Paragould is a small Arkansas town with a number of historical sites. The town played a part in the economic expansion of the area in the 1800s due to its railroad links, and it still has plenty of picturesque architecture from the time. Check out The Culture Trip’s suggestions for places to eat when passing through Paragould.

Paragould County Courthouse

1. Kiss the Cook

Restaurant, American

Although not open during the evenings, Kiss the Cook is an ideal place to grab a tasty breakfast or lunch. The restaurant specializes in homemade fare and offers a catering service. It has built up a great reputation in Paragould for serving tempting dishes such as salads, sandwiches, and other light bites using the freshest of ingredients. Owned by a Paragould local and almost always busy with customers, Kiss the Cook is a lovely place in which to get a feel for the town.

2. Red Goose Deli

Deli, Restaurant, American

With an extensive menu using the finest ingredients and offering regional classics, Red Goose Deli is owned and run by a local family. The menu ranges from classic burgers and other dishes straight off the grill to lighter sandwiches and salads. The portions are generous and offered at a great price, too, while the personal and friendly service adds to the all-round experience. A lovely family option, with plenty of choices for all tastes.

Price: Mid-range

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm

Watch out for: The burgers

3. Skinny J’s

Restaurant, American

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Skinny J’s of Paragould is set in a lovely old brick building which makes for a cool and relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant primarily serves burgers and steaks, plus classic American cuisine: hot wings, bacon cheddar burgers, New York strips, and cheesesteak sandwiches are all popular favorites. The restaurant is a little more expensive than many other local food joints, but the huge portions as well as its location in the fashionable downtown area of Paragould justifies the prices.

4. Avanzare

Restaurant, Italian, American

Avanzare is a classy Italian restaurant run by Italian-Americans, ensuring authentic flavors. The menu features classic dishes, including pizza and pasta, plus some more refined options such as grilled salmon and sausage parmigiana. Although there are plenty of pizza joints in the town, Avanzare is the only truly Italian restaurant, and it serves outstanding food.

5. Roy’s First & Last Chance

Bar, American

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Roy’s is a great local bar and grill, with a friendly and welcoming small-town atmosphere. The burgers are amazing and ready to be enjoyed in a fun atmosphere, where diners can enjoy a game of pool, catch the game, or mingle with friendly locals at the bar. Over the years, it’s become a Paragould icon, and it even sells its own range of Roy’s merchandise. A must-visit for those wanting to experience the real Paragould.

6. Brick Oven Pizza

Restaurant, Pizzeria, American

Serving crispy bases, generous toppings, and tasty sauces, Brick Oven Pizza offers some of the best pizzas in the area. The ingredients are fresh and packed with flavor, and the restaurant also offers takeout. Not only is this spot a great place for pizza, but it also has an extensive range of brews available, so it’s popular as a place grab a drink. Guests can choose from the pizza menu or mix and match their own choice of toppings, making Brick Oven Pizza a great place to bring picky eaters.

7. Larry’s Pizza

Restaurant, Pizzeria, American

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Famous for its pizza buffet, Larry’s Pizza is a popular choice for families or large groups. The restaurant offers more than 20 specialty pizzas, including unusual topping combinations such as cheeseburger or loaded baked potato. The buffet is in an unusual format: instead of diners having to leave their seats, the servers come around with the pizzas and take orders for special requests. A fun option for a slightly alternative dining experience, with great pizzas, too.

8. Terry’s Café

Cafe, Diner, American

For a true taste of the south, Terry’s Café serves the southern favorite: fried catfish. With a traditional diner-style interior, guests can enjoy its famous fish dish or, alternatively, an American breakfast (featuring bacon, hash browns, grits, and more) or lunch buffet. Terry’s Café has been in Paragould since the 1940s; truly a Paragould institution.

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