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Southbound Tavern

233 Cherry St, Helena, AR 72342-3503
+1 870-228-5009
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (17 reviews)
“meatballs” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
233 Cherry St, Helena, AR 72342-3503
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is well prepared and reasonably priced. Service is friendly and chatty.. My wife and I can recommend the French dip,any hamburger, Bubba's Cobb salad, and the jalapeno poppers. Others we talked to, raved about the 8 oz. filet. We chose to eat dinner here...More

Thank redneckersson5
Joel T, Owner at Southbound Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate feedback and we are so happy you enjoyed!

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I lived in Helena in the 70s and many of my friends still live in town. I have a friend who had an accident. I talked to a very friendly helpful lady on the phone. She was able to get the info and secure the...More

Thank bbwbax
Joel T, Owner at Southbound Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thanks for thinking of us for your gift card purchase. We sure do hope your friend gets better soon!

Reviewed 3 June 2018

That says it all, a local guy was playing the blues and he knew what he was doing. The food was plentiful hot and fast, good beer on tap. It was full of locals too.

Thank K H
Joel T, Owner at Southbound Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thanks! We are so glad you liked Southbound Tavern!

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Truly terrific experience from beginning to end. The food was delicious. Reasonably priced. The service was outstanding. Restaurant was clean. Will return.

Thank 189samuelh
Joel T, Owner at Southbound Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed the Tavern!

Reviewed 14 March 2018

Stopped by for lunch. There were plenty of options. I decided on the Reuben, and it was great. The cheese curds were good as well. Service was good and the owners are some of the best people I've ever met. We will most definitely return.

Thank Karen S
Joel T, Owner at Southbound Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thanks Karen! So glad to hear this. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Cold beer and spinach cheese dip was really really good. Came with guac and salsa and great. Pizza was sadly good flavor but frozen pizza crust is not your friend. It is really sad that a town of Helena’s past that downtown was a ghost...More

1  Thank Rzrbks69
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Favorite place in town. Excellent food and environment. They bring in different types of beers. They will also be cooking steaks soon.

Thank Stump64
Joel T, Owner at Southbound Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback! Steaks are now served, as well as a whole new set of menu items since your last visit. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 6 October 2017

We stopped in during the King Biscuit Blues Festival for lunch. They had a reduced menu but still plenty to pick from. The service was good and the food was very good. Try the BBQ meatballs. May sound like an odd combination but they're really...More

Thank Q5755DGbriank
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We needed this place in Helena. It has excellent pizza and sandwiches. If the thin crust is too crisp, try regular. Someone said the regular was soggy, well, they should have gotten the thin. Staff is good. Service is dependent on the crowd. It gets...More

Thank sarahelaine07
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The food was good but it is a pizza place - what we ordered was good but not impressive. I feel that if you love pizza than this is the place for you!

Thank Angela G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 48
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Cherry St, Helena, AR 72342-3503 (Formerly Southbound Pizza)
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 870-228-5009
  • E-mail
LOCATED IN HISTORIC HELENA, ARKANSAS, THE TAVERN PROMISES GOOD FOOD, GOOD MUSIC, AND GOOD TIMES! STEAKS, SEAFOOD, BURGERS, WINGS, PIZZA, CRAFT BEER & MORE! The Tavern is locally owned and operated with a doctorate in southern hospitality and masters in good food and fun. Whether you are looking to kick back with friends, listen to music, watch the game on the big screen, or just enjoy the food, we have what you are looking for!
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