Where to Eat in Ashdown: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Etsuko Causey

Ashdown (formerly Turkey Flats and Keller) is a city in Little River County, Arkansas, United States. The community was incorporated in 1892 and has been the county seat since 1906. Located within the Arkansas Timberlands between the Little River and the Red River, Ashdown's economy and development have historically been tied to the timber industry, a trend that continues to this day. Ashdown's population at the 2010 census was 4,723, a slight decrease from the 2000 census. The city's well-preserved history and proximity to outdoor recreation such as Millwood State Park draws tourists to the area. Although not within the Texarkana metropolitan area, the city's proximity to Texarkana impacts many areas of life in Ashdown.

1. Big Jake's BBQ

170 N Constitution Ave, Ashdown, AR 71822-2811 Takeout, Seating American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 870-898-2227
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Big Jake's BBQ

Another of the Big Jake's chain restaurants.

Reviewed By Seven7777 - Ball, Louisiana

We were traveling and stopped in based on TripAdvisor reviews. From the outside it doesn't look like much, but once you're inside, it's clean, decorated, and full of friendly people. The food was great. It wasn't the best barbecue in the world, but the portions were big and the flavors were spot on. They offer free pinto beans for dining in, and those were good too. We would return.

2. Jerry's Drive-In

1210 S Constitution Ave, Ashdown, AR 71822-8653 +1 870-898-2244
Excellent
58%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Jerry's Drive-In

Reviewed By x000n46n - Winterset, Iowa

Drove past this retro looking drive with car hops and haven't been to one for awhile so what the heck. Got a spot and ordered using the speaker, made me feel like a kid again. the prices were good, the service was awesome and the food tasted just like old time drive-in food. thumbs up

3. Medrano's Mexican Restaurant

1420 N Constitution Ave, Ashdown, AR 71822-8352 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 870-898-5980
Excellent
23%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Medrano's Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By MissHemphill

Apparently, they gave us someone's leftover chips. We were eating chips while waiting for the manager to return with chicken for our order. They ran out of chicken! Anyway, there was a huge wad of chewed gum in the bottom of our bowl of chips. The owner was very rude and unapologetic.

4. Fish Bowl

1409 Highway 32 E, Ashdown, AR 71822-8432 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff Seafood Dinner +1 870-898-2993
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
10%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Fish Bowl

Reviewed By GrammyKay_10 - Weatherford, TX

This place isn't convenient to anything except a few folks living or camping around Lake Millwood. About 10 miles from Ashdown and 30 miles from Texarkana, it's definitely worth the drive. We ordered the fried catfish. It comes with french fries, and a set-up of coleslaw, tomato relish, pinto beans & hushpuppies - all very good. You can order the catfish dinnner with 3 - 7 pieces. We ordered the 3 piece dinner to share, and paid $5 for an extra set-up. It was more than enough for both of us. The catfish filets were thin and crispy, just the way I like them, and very flavorful.

5. Poblanos Mexican Restaurant

402 N 2nd St, Ashdown, AR 71822-2755 +1 870-667-7111
Excellent
25%
Good
75%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By TallTexWally - Texarkana, Texas

Poblano's is a Mexican Restaurant on North 2nd Street, which is also Highway 32 Business. It's in downtown Ashdown, across the street from the Little River County Courthouse, and 2 blocks northwest of US Highway 71 and 59. It's a block and a half from the Kansas City Southern Railroad tracks. The restaurant was busy for lunch. There were tables and booths. The service was good. The owner and several employees were from Mexico, which added to the authenticity of the place. The food was tasty and affordable. It compares favorably to other Mexican restaurants I have visited. There were a few parking spaces next to the building, just off of the street, but not that many. When I arrived at 11:30 AM there was just one vacant space left. The limited number of spaces around the building was the only problem I found with this location. The menu offered many choices of dishes. It showed that they had another restaurant in Nashville, AR.

6. Sonic Drive-In

990 S Constitution Ave, Ashdown, AR 71822-8666 +1 870-898-8330
Excellent
67%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Angela N - Branson, Missouri

We ordered 7 milkshakes to go,and they had them out to us very quickly. The milkshakes very wonderful!

7. Herb's

116 Dutch Webster Dr, Ashdown, AR 71822 +1 870-898-2200
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By Johon Z - Alexandria, Virginia

We visited my aunt and she brought us here because it has a broad range of foods and a few salads typical of a family cheap eats diner. We enjoyed our selves and everyone found something they liked. The staff is super friendly, they enjoy them selves, and the food is cheap. Will certainly go back. Not a fancy place. But it's fried food. Fancy and fried don't go well together!

8. The Coyote Grill

596 Highway 317, Ashdown, AR 71822-8467 American
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By BeauxJ - San Antonio, Texas

Great Fun, Good Food, Good Prices!
The staff is awesome, and the people that hang out there are a lot of fun!
The food is as good as it gets, and the drinks are a nice touch. There is pool, darts, pinball, pacman, golden tee, and all the sports you can watch.
Bison meatloaf and bacon wrapped port tenderloin? I'll eat it all day!

9. My Kitchen to Yours

490 S Constitution Ave, Ashdown, AR 71822-3640 Lunch +1 870-898-2233
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By 1scrappyRN

This is a family owned and operated business that makes awesome home cooked lunch plates, sandwiches and salads with a kicker of frozen casseroles and side dishes to take home and bake later!!!!! We eat here a minimum of weekly! You will be back for more!

10. Angie's Tropical Sno

540 W Locke St, Ashdown, AR 71822-3352 Lunch, Dinner +1 903-278-2298
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Angie's Tropical Sno

Reviewed By Robert S

Careful you might break a sweat deciding what flavor snow cone you want and now have fruit smoothies mmmmmm.... don't worry they'll gladly let you sample any flavor. Great flavors and the smoothies are awesome so if your in town check them out.....

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