• Local Eats

  • Searcy Full of Local Flavor

    Breakfast and Lunch

    The Cookie Basket Grille and Shakery

    Often known for the cookies (hello lemon iced cookie) and elaborate indulgent jar shakes, but you won’t want to miss the homemade onion rings or scrumptious daily specials. Enjoy soup, salad, sandwiches, burgers, plate lunches, and of course great desserts for a lunch located right downtown on the square. Jesse and the crew also get creative and roll out some new flavors that are always worth stopping in for a taste. It’s southern dining that makes Searcy proud!

    Wild Sweet Williams

    A family owned baking house whose soft buttery pastries are authentic, unique, and delicious. But make your Advanced Orders or Take and Bakes ahead because they sell out fast. Rising extra early every morning to craft the sweet delicious treats, Lisa, Bill and the whole Family know how to add delight to your taste buds. In fact, the whole state knows of the scones, rolls, twists, babkas, kolaches, cinnamon rolls, chocolate rolls, tarts and more as they have gained statewide recognition with a number of articles highlighting the exquisite flavors.

    Burrito Day

    Locals love to have a made to order meal or catering from Burrito Day Café where their emphasis is on providing a fast and healthy meal to the community. They serve breakfast and lunch baja-style burritos, nachos, quesadillas, chips, salsas, guacamole, queso and much more made fresh daily!

    Savory Mobile Café

    Looking for something with gourmet style flavor and drive up convenience. Savory Catering's Mobile Cafe is serving up something fresh, local, convenient and hot—all in one quick and tasty dining experience. Offering gourmet cuisines and a variety of specialty food items. Vegan friendly and gluten free options. Chef Lauren makes delicious gourmet grilled cheese, tomato basil bisque, shrimp roll, and desserts that melt in your mouth. Savory Catering has long been a sought out favorite so Searcy is excited to have the Mobile Café.

    Chit, Chat, and Chew Café, or C4 by locals.

    Serves a variety of unique flavors you won’t find anywhere else. Enjoy churro waffles with chocolate gravy, donut burger sliders, Hawaiian hog burger, Elvis Smash, shrimp tacos, or a fried green tomato BLT along with traditional menu items for breakfast and lunch as well.

    Daisy’s Lunch Box

    Features southern soul food and home cooking from scratch like grandma made. Choose from daily specials and regular menu items like chicken pot pie, chicken poppyseed, spicy enchiladas, tacos, meatloaf, pork tenderloin, burgers, salads, and homemade rolls. Every meal comes with a cinnamon roll or a piece of cake to top it all off. Suzanne Raiford was even a recent winner of the General Mills Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest for her Strawberry Almond Shortcake roll recipe.

    This Guy’s Smoke N Grill

    Oh, those southern hushpuppies and fried catfish are calling your name. Order a smoked chicken half, pulled pork, beef brisket, sandwiches or burgers. It will all be delicious no matter what you choose. And don’t forget those sweet fried pies.

    More great breakfast & lunch stops

    Main Street Café, Slader's Alaskan Dumpling Co.


    Delicious Dinner Options

    Huckleberry’s Catfish Buffet

    Huckleberry’s Catfish Buffet has a long history of local families gathering in their dining room for generations. Visitors even come from miles around so they can enjoy crispy catfish fried to perfection. We know you’ll love the full buffet including shrimp, chicken, homemade cinnamon rolls, cobblers, and cakes as much as we do.

    Rock House

    Good Eats. Good Times. Come soak in the fun atmosphere and enjoy delicious food. Eat Like a Rock Star! At Rock House, we don't JUST have Rock 'n Roll playing over the speakers, we give our guests the Rock Star treatment! Open for lunch and dinner daily, we are hand-crafting our dishes with fresh ingredients and our dining area is fun and inviting. Enjoy our wide menu selection of burgers, tacos and flatbreads, steaks, salads, seafood and more while watching one of our 8 flat screen TV's with your co-workers, friends or family. Stop by today and Eat Like a Rock Star! Located at 1301 East Beebe Capps Expressway - Exit 45 in Searcy.

    KJ's Restaurant

    Treat yourself to a fresh cut steak or a pound of Snow Crab Legs at KJ's family owned and operated restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are lots of great menu options to please every palette including appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, lunch specials, and a full set of breakfast and dinner options.

    More great Dining

    Glenn’s Smokehouse, Barb's Bar-B-Q


    Sweet Treats

    The Soda Jerk Ice Cream Bar

    Step back in time with old fashioned soda fountain drinks flavored with homemade syrups and serving delicious Loblolly Ice Cream. Enjoy a fizzy cherry or ginger soda or an orange or cold brew coffee float for a delightful taste bud experience you won’t soon forget. Go all in on a great scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor complete with toppings like candied pecans, salted caramel sauce or the berry of the moment sauce.

    Tatty’s Sweets & More

    Enjoy breakfast pastries for your family or soup and sandwiches for lunch and so much more. Known for her famous chicken and dumplings and banana pudding, Tatty will keep you coming back for more lunch menu options like, chili, Hunter’s meat pie, soups, and sandwiches. Finish off your meal with a delicious cake or pastry.  You can even order a delicious cake for your next family dinner.

    Crème and Sugar

    Take all your sweet cravings over to Crème and Sugar where their goal is to be a one stop dessert shop for the whole family no matter their individual preferences. Sink your sweet tooth into delicious cakes, cookies, brownies, frozen yogurt, sno-cones, or ice cream. Or slurp down a frosty shake, bubble tea, frappe or yummy coffee drink.  Guaranteed fun flavors for every visit. 

    Chillz Frozen Yogurt and Soft Serve

    Create your own delicious signature creation, build a brownie turtle fudge Sunday, chocolate cookie dough caramel or personalize your coffee or coco with delicious toppings. Meet up with family and friends at Chillz locally owned and operated frozen yogurt and soft serve shop. A fun family friendly environment with great yogurt, soft serve, and lots of topping choices. They even have a party room available.

    Joyful Baking Co. Macarons

    You haven’t had a Searcy Joyful experience until you’ve tried one of Kaytlin’s French Macarons. Get a box full of yumminess in seriously amazing flavors like Blueberry Cheesecake, Butter pecan, Birthday Cake, Pumpkin Spice, Lemon Cup of Joe, White Chocolate Raspberry and so much more including fun seasonal flavors. The Joyful Ride is well known around the state, so when you see their pretty pink food truck, it’s best to get in line.


    Healthy Options

    Smoothin’ & Groovin’

    A groovy place where pure nutrition comes in a glass and where the good vibes never end. Eating healthy is delicious, fun and easy here. Vegan, plant based, and gluten free are just a few of the great menu options. Try a hot or iced tea blend with your smoothie bowl, granola, superfood latte, or white bean and kale soup not to mention delicious salad options. Don’t forget “Stay Groovy, Drink a Smoothie”


    Cultural Cuisine

    Whilma’s Filipino Restaurant

    Serves authentic Filipino cuisine where your family can enjoy being served kamayan style, a delicious meal spread across the table on banana leaves. Try Wilma’s addictive lumpia, curry chicken, fried rice, fried dumplings, lemon pork barbeque or the Pancit Bihon to name just a few of the fabulous options. Every dish looks like a magazine spread and tastes even better. In fact, Wilma’s has been featured in the pages of a magazine or two.

    Greek House

    Enjoy a delicious chicken pesto flatbread, chargrilled lamb platter or a tasty gyro! At Greek House they take special pride in the quality of our food and service, using only top quality, fresh ingredients in their recipes with a friendly, family atmosphere where you will always feel right at home. Enjoy!

    Venezia’s Italian Grill

    Searcy’s cozy, local restaurant bringing true Italian flavor right here to Searcy, serving pasta, pizza, delicious Italian homemade bread and much more.

    Guacamole Mexican Grill

    Sizzling fajitas, cheesy quesadillas and spicy tacos are mouth wateringly delicious in the beautiful setting of imported stained glass and ironwork. Enjoy authentic Mexican flavors like grilled steak and shrimp, signature enchiladas, nachos, chimichangas, or tacos. Start with cheesy queso or spicy salsa and end with creamy flan or crispy churros. 

    Casa Brava

    This “go to” lunch and dinner favorite is a local family owned and operated authentic Mexican restaurant serving Searcy since 2002. Try their steak fajitas, chimichangas, yolandas or any number of signature dishes. Always fast, friendly and delicious, you will quickly find your favorite must have menu item and return again and again.  

    More Great Cultural Cuisine

    Hubilai Mongolian Stir Fry, Bee Hibachi, Dora Express, Hunan Express, Noodles Sushi, Sushi Café, Country Garden Chinese Restaurant, El Almacen: The Warehouse, Mi Pueblito Mexican Restaurant, Mi Ranchito Fish & Seafood

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  • Upcoming Events

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      Burrito Day
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      Chillz Frozen Yogurt and Soft Serve
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      Chit, Chat, and Chew Cafe
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      The Cookie Basket Grille and Shakery
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      Creme and Sugar
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      Daisy's Lunchbox
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      Greek House
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      Guacamole Mexican Grill
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      Huckleberry's Catfish
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      Joyful Baking Co.
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      Rock House
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      Savory Mobile Cafe
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      Smoothin' and Groovin'
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      The Soda Jerk Ice Cream Bar
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      This Guy's Smoke N Grill
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      Venezia's Italian Grill
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      Whilma's Filipino Restaurant
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      Wild Sweet Williams Bakery