Local Flavor

Time to eat! Discover the wide array of dining options available near WBU.

Picked out your favorite college hangout yet?  Our area gives you a lot to choose from, ranging from the personality of locally owned diners to tried and true chain restaurants. Explore the many options, and don’t be afraid to try something new. The discovery is half the fun!

Restaurants with a Williams BLUE notation offer discounts to those with a valid ID from WBU.

Map of Walnut Ridge Area Restaurants

Adriana’s Mexican Restaurant
118 Abbey Road (formerly SW 2nd)
A Williams student favorite.
GOTTA TRY: Ranchero Special
Williams BLUE: 10% WBU discount.

Art & Culture Frozen Yogurt & Dark Side Coffeehouse
106 Abbey Road (formerly SW 2nd)
Ideal college hangout with coffee, latte, frozen yogurt and daily lunches.
GOTTA TRY: Frozen Lebowski, Storm Trooper
Williams BLUE: 10% WBU discount.

China Express
501 NW Hwy. 67B
Locally owned Chinese restaurant with buffet.
Williams BLUE: Free drink with purchase of dine-in buffet.

Daylight Donuts
941 W Free St
Located just behind Lawrence Memorial Hospital, this is a popular local stop for morning goodies.

Don’s Steakhouse
Adjacent to Walmart
Very popular local spot for steaks, catfish and burgers.
GOTTA TRY: Ribeye Steak, Catfish
Williams BLUE: 10% WBU discount.

Heard’s Market
2435 Hwy. 63
(Between Hoxie and Portia)
Heard’s is worth the drive, with outstanding deli sandwiches and great burgers at lunchtime. But bring cash; they don’t take plastic.
GOTTA TRY: Cheeseburger w/Pepper Jack

KFC
401 NW Hwy. 67B
Williams BLUE: 10% WBU discount on regularly priced menu items.

La Casita Grill
738 Hwy. 67 North
Williams BLUE: 10% WBU discount.

Main Street Pizza
207 W. Main Street
Recent addition in Downtown Walnut Ridge.

McDonald’s
Hwy 67B North
Williams BLUE: Small French fries with purchase of sandwich for WBU students & staff.

Moni’s Steakhouse & Grill
115 W Elm
Popular local spot for both breakfast and lunch, plus Friday night karaoke!
GOTTA TRY: Sunrise Special Breakfast, Plate Lunch Special
Williams BLUE: 10% WBU discount.

Ole Hickory
Hwy. 67 S
Hoxie
Longtime barbeque establishment in Hoxie.
Williams BLUE: Free drink with meal for WBU students & staff.

Parachute Inn
Walnut Ridge Airport
Eat from the buffet or order from the menu, all while dining in a Boeing 737 fuselage.
Williams BLUE: 10% WBU discount.

Pizza Den
Hwy. 67 S
Hoxie
A longstanding dining tradition for WBU students, Pizza Den specializes in pizza, poboy sandwiches and homemade chips.
GOTTA TRY: Pepper Steak Poboy, Homemade Chips

Pizza Hut
Hwy. 67B
Williams BLUE: Medium 1 topping for $6.99, or large 1 topping for $8.99 for WBU students & staff.

Polar Freeze
Hwy. 67B
A Walnut Ridge legend, known for its barbeque sandwiches, burgers and milkshakes.
GOTTA TRY: Chocolate Malt, Fried Pickles
Williams BLUE: 10% WBU discount.

Subway
3 locations:
Walnut Ridge Walmart
801 NW Texas St. in Hoxie
Hwy. 63 in Imboden

Wonderful Chinese Super Buffet
700 W Main
Williams BLUE: 10% WBU discount.

Map of Pocahontas Area Restaurants

Bella Piazza
102 W Everett
(On the Square)
Authentic Italian food in ample portions, located in downtown Pocahontas.
GOTTA TRY: Spaghetti & Meatballs

Brown’s Barbeque & Catfish
4007 Hwy. 67 S
Great stop for barbeque and other home cooking specialties.
GOTTA TRY: Barbeque Burrito

Burger King
1604 Hwy. 67 S

China Star Super Buffet
2609 Hwy. 67 S
Locally owned Chinese restaurant noted for its large buffet.
Williams BLUE: 10% WBU discount.

Don’s Steakhouse
Adjacent to Walmart
Very popular local spot for steaks, catfish and burgers.
GOTTA TRY: Ribeye Steak, Catfish
Williams BLUE: 10% WBU discount.

El Acapulco
Hwy. 67 S
Adjacent to Walmart
Well known and popular local Mexican fare.
Williams BLUE: Free drink with meal for WBU students & staff.

Fro Yo & Joe
2305 Thomasville Suite B
Across from Pocahontas High School
Frozen yogurt & toppings, coffee and snow cones, plus a comfortable to place to do some studying.
Williams BLUE: 10% discount.

Junction 166 Café
3071 U.S. 62
Popular local spot for breakfast and lunch, located west of Pocahontas on Hwy. 62.

McDonald’s
1504 Hwy 67 S
Williams BLUE: Small French fries with purchase of sandwich for WBU students & staff.

Pizza Hut
Hwy. 67 S
Williams BLUE: Medium 1 topping for $6.99, or large 1 topping for $8.99 for WBU students & staff.

Rancho Bravo
726 Hwy. 67 S
Locally operated Mexican restaurant at the intersection of Highways 67 and 62.
Williams BLUE: 10% WBU discount.

Pocahontas Donuts
2026 Hwy. 62 W
Convenient stop for pastries on the west side of Pocahontas.

Subway
1003 McQuay
Williams BLUE: 20% WBU discount.

Taco Casa
1141 Hwy. 62 W
Popular local spot known for a wide range of food, including steaks.

Wendy’s
Hwy. 67 S
Williams BLUE: 10% WBU discount.