A Southern City Revival: Breathing New Life Into Wilson, Arkansas

Wilson Cafe is the sweetheart of the square, located on one end of town center. … The veggie plate and an array of fresh salad selections also show up on the menu, all featuring ingredients sourced from Wilson Gardens, which is located no more than 100 yards from the cafe. The sleek interior is unexpected, boasting a rustic-industrial vibe, complete with shiny white subway tile work, industrial piping and rich, wooden tables and accents.

A Southern City Revival: Breathing New Life Into Wilson, Arkansas

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ARKANSAS SIGHTSEEING: Wilson rebirth includes new archaeological museum

With a listed population of 903, Wilson can lay claim to having the best restaurant of any Arkansas community with fewer than 1,000 people. A recent dinner at Wilson Cafe included flavorful shrimp and grits, a tender 14-ounce rib-eye steak that looked even larger, and a bottle of sibilant Riesling from Germany's Mosel vineyards.

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The American road trip you need to take

If you’re looking for more homestyle options, Wilson Cafe serves grilled shrimp salads, sandwiches and mac ‘n’ cheese, plus the sort of American pie (think coconut or buttermilk) that would convert even the most dedicated lover of the meat variety.

The American road trip you need to take

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24 Hours In Wilson

You're not going to believe this, but these days the tiny cafe that seats a couple hundred people for lunch and dinner every week, tops, rivals any restaurant in Arkansas when it comes to decor and the quality of its fare. Inside, the place looks like something out of Architectural Digest, with every inch refurbished and every tile, cup, spoon, sink, light fixture and bit of trim carefully chosen to suggest an upscale take on a classic Delta diner of yore. The menu, meanwhile, reflects Cartwright's 15 years working in some of Memphis' best restaurants.

24 Hours In Wilson

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The Wizard of Wilson

He's passionate about his food, sourcing premium ingredients like certified Angus beef, organic produce and choice domestic seafood. The kitchen makes everything, from the hush puppies to the whipped cream on the bread pudding, from scratch. We can attest, the food is delicious, consisting mostly of upscale takes on classic diner fare. The fried catfish and fries, in particular, were perfect and delectable.

The Wizard of Wilson

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