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The Root Cafe

1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
+1 501-414-0423
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
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Reviewed yesterday

I absolutely LOVE The Root! Every time my son comes into town, we absolutely have to find time for a Root breakfast. I have also enjoyed both breakfast and dinner there a number of times with friends. The food is always fresh and delicious!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Annie_S59
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The reviews were mixed within my party. I loved it because it’s funky, eclectic and retro. Shhh, it’s a DIVE, featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives and has a huge popularity with the local. It is a small restaurant with a huge dinner crowd that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Anazeteo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant serving healthy and local foods. A great meal and a great place to eat. Be sure and take your friends.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bbemckenzie1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Root is your place to go for locally sources food in a casual environment. If you like shiitake mushrooms, then the this your place. Dinner is a nice addition as they offer main entrees and terrific burger options. Mixed drinks are a hit and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to The Root Cafe. Staff & food were fabulous . Looking forward to our next trip there

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hikerjmr
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Ate dinner for first time there and was very happy with the experience. Seating is cozy, as usual, but it was nice to be seated instead of the usual lunch rush. We got there very early, 5:30, and got right in. There was a line...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maria J
Reviewed 17 November 2018

We're originally from the area, but moved away about 10-years ago. While back on a visit, we met friends at The Root for breakfast twice. The food was very good & fresh. They use pretty much all locally-sourced fresh ingredients. We arrived right at opening...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Teresa G
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

The Root Cafe food is very good and tasty. Nicely presented in a funky atmosphere. Local food is the rule there

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Eclectic hip place -- funky décor, off-the-wall menu and drinks. most of the food is locally sourced and uniquely blended together. even the drinks are local with a great selection.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LJ A
Reviewed 11 November 2018

If you like to eat at hidden gems, or on tv the call them triple D, then this is one of those places. Great Fresh food, and very relaxing atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RTG-travlin
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Nikki W
18 July 2016|
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Response from ansilva12 | Reviewed this property |
They do have gf bread options on request from a local bakery, DEMPSY's :)
5 December 2015|
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Response from MGRichter | Reviewed this property |
Joy to my heart. Glad you enjoyed it.
19 August 2015|
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Response from MGRichter | Reviewed this property |
The Cafe is laid back and family friendly too. You can order from the menu or they can assist with any variation. The corner lot where the Cafe is located is big enough so it is not so much street front. If you want to eat... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 501-414-0423
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