Drinks and Dining

Our carefully curated dining guide for Mena. This list contains all of our absolute favorites that you have to try while you’re in town. Click the titles of any of the restaurants to learn more.

Our local brewery – great beer, coffe, and magically good pizza!

A spectacular local treat created by our very own Derek Campbell. Derek is a Mena native who spent time in Seattle crafting his brand of brews so that he could bring it home to Mena and share it with us and as well as the thousands of people who visit Mena annually!  Things you don’t want to miss in Mena – Their PIZZA & beer! (serves alcohol)

Southern Seafood + Cuisine

Up and coming southern seafood restaurant in downtown Mena. Amazing food, great hospitality, and a quirky aesthetic that just feels like home. Must try the catfish and the “set up”!

Fine Mexican dining with a fun and casual atmosphere

Papa Pablanos is among our personal favorites in Mena! Our favorite dish is the chicken or beef fajitas. (serves alcohol)

Unique eatery and art gallery with sandwiches to die for

A wonderful and unique eatery and art gallery. Located on Main Street, American Artisans is the home of the chicken melt sandwich that is to die for! Try the tomato bisque and their home made potato chips!

Delicious, consistent, slow smoked BBQ

This food truck always hits the spot. Fast, affordable, delicious BBQ that everyone will love. Our favorites are the fries deluxe mixed and the ribs!

BBQ and steakhouse

There is a fantastic steak to be had at The Branding Iron! (serves alcohol)

Mexican food restaurant

La Villa is definitely a strong contender in the local Mexican food category. Our favorite dish here is the Ranchero Special (any variety of that dish)

Modern café serving breakfast and lunch

A local fave that you MUST try!  Coffee, sandwiches, soups/salads

Coffee, ice cream, and sandwiches

A “must do” coffee shop located on Main Street! Stop by for desert or a snack!

Dine in a Vintage Bank Vault with an all New Menu!

You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu at The Vault! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all to die for. We love their gourmet coffees and their breakfast burritos! 

Small town café experience serving breakfast and lunch

The Skyline Café is a favorite among locals and travelers. It has been an icon of restaurants in Mena for many many years. It has been in business since 1922.

Unique and delicious BBQ, and classics with a twist

Chicollo’s serves food as unique as the town itself. Serving unique twists on your favorite dishes, most featuring their delicious BBQ! Try their pulled pork!

Italian food and drinks

An absolute treat, wonderful dining experience, a great environment and a must do if you are in Mena – located on North US 71.  Open Sundays too – Fine Italian dining (serves alcohol)

Restaurant and private club

A casual dining experience with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Try the Huge Burger if you’re hungry! (serves alcohol)


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