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Celebrate the Ozarks: Eureka Springs abounds in good eats

By Steve Grant, sgrant@ky3.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:22:38 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 03 2013 03:25:23 PM CDT

There is no shortage of places to dine here.

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -

There's no shortage of places to dine here, and if you want a taste of Eureka Springs, try the places in the historic district.

If you're looking for local favorites, try Local Flavor, a favored place with locals and tourists alike. Featuring locally produced food, Local Flavor is casual dining with a wide variety of offerings. There's usually a bit of a wait for a table, but most say it's worth it.

Another local favorite that's a bit off the main drag is the Oasis. It's a breakfast and lunch place, a small place big on southwestern food. On the wall of the Oasis, décor recalls the ‘60s in Eureka.

For nightlife, a fairly new place is under the New Orleans Hotel that picks up on the spirit of the Crescent City. It's called Vouz la vous. It's become the quite the scene for New Orleans-style music and night life.

Another fairly new spot, the Stone house, is a gathering place for wine, European beers and appetizers. It's a friendly place where locals love to chat up visitors.

"It's really fun and we appreciate everyone who appreciates it!” said Stone House co-owner Amanda Shoeman.

The owners took pride in creating the wood features and metal work, in what was once a stone house, thus the name of the place.

"It's really a labor of love,” said Shoeman.

We got around to visit only those four, but there are many more. Autumn Breeze, Bubba's, DeVito's, and Rogue's Manor all feature award winning menus and wine lists. Sparky's is famous for its flavorful chocolate truffles. And, the favorite dining destinations of Harley riders are the aptly named Pied Piper Pub, and the Rockin' Pig Saloon.