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Parachute Inn

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10 Skywatch, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476-8146
+1 870-926-2502
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast on our Arkansas road trip. It's honestly just like a regular diner that spread into a retired airplane! The atmosphere is cool (because you get to eat on a plane) and the food was just like average diner food. It was definitely fun to get pictures in the cock put and it's worth going just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Had a fun time with my son and granddaughter! The fried chicken, seafood buffet, and chicken fried steak were good! My granddaughter enjoyed "flying" the Southwest 737.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We had to go s little out of our way to get here but it was worth the trip. It's an old Southwest 737 converted into a restaurant and it was just "plane" and simple fun! The hours are quirky just breakfast and lunch on Tues, Wed and Thurs and I do believe they serve dinner buffets on Fri, Sat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Cool concept. Would have loved to have eaten there if we had not already had lunch prior to stumbling on this gem.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Small family restaurant off the beaten path but worth the visit! Great for kids and young at heart! Eat in the regular restaurant or on the attached full size airplane that has been converted into a restaurant. Original airplane seats, cockpit, etc. Kids and adults can sit in the cockpit and have fun touching all the buttons they'd like! Can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We enjoy experiencing "different" restaurants and we just plain had fun at the Parachute. Maybe we would be considered "campy," but we even sat in the cockpit and took photos. The food was excellent. The fried green tomatoes came with an excellent sauce and the catfish was expertly cooked. We certainly did not experience bad food or smells so maybe... More 

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Little Rock, AR
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I have been wanting to drive up to Walnut Ridge to eat here with my boys for quite some time. This place was given the title of one of the wackiest restaurants in America. I mean, how cool is it to eat on a real plane?! We drove up and immediately noticed what bad condition the plane is in. I... More 

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Arbyrd, Missouri
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We had eaten here a few years ago. But I would not recommend it now. The food was terrible and the place was dirty. Our silverware was place on a table that had something sticky on it. My husband and I went and got another set of silverware off the buffet table. We were disappointed and will not return. It's... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The experience of eating in an airplane was great. The food was terrible. The table was dirty. There was a terrible smell in the cockpit of the airplane.

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Thank Malinda M
Batesville, Arkansas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Good food reasonably priced where else can you eat inside of a Boeing airliner. The novelty of a restaurant inside of a plane is worth the trip

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Skywatch, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476-8146
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Walnut Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 870-926-2502

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?