Bald Knob Things to Do
Usually on mother's day weekend. The city's annual festival features a parade & carnaval. There is the strawberry competition & the crawfish eating competition.
Bald Knob Hotels
3505 HWY 167, Bald Knob, AR 72010
Bald Knob Restaurants
Kelly's Restaurant: Kelly's Restaurant
Not bad. We were driving home after a great three day weekend in Arkansas and it was getting late and we were very tired because we were on the road all day. It was starting to get slightly dusk and it was Sunday evening so we noticed their Neon Lights welcoming us to the Restaurant and it reminded me of something my parents would have stopped at during one of our many road trips growing up. So, I whipped my car into the parking lot and got a space near the front. There was a few vehicles in the lot but it didn't look crowded because the private parking lot is large.
We entered into the restaurant thinking this might be really good. The building looked large and the Neon lights mentioned Seafood and Steaks so HECK YEAH!!! We entered into the "TWILIGHT ZONE"...
It was like stepping back into time. The Room was large with a huge salad bar down the middle and booths and tables scattered into sections through the large room. There was only ONE diner eating at the restaurant but there was about 2 dozen cars in the parking lot..Tony and I looked at each other and I said ..."MUST be a lot of cooks in that Kitchen" but Tony said, "NAH, there must be a back party room or something"
We were greeted immediately and took to a table across the vast room. Which is good, because I hate sitting near the front door, but heck I am not a fan of sitting at the kitchen swinging doors either. I asked her if we could sit somewhere else, and she looked around the room like she was looking for a clear table..."WHAT?" So, I walked over to about mid room and sat down and she followed.. She stood there for a minute and said "WHAT WILL YOU HAVE?"
Sort of made a flash in my head of the old TV show, where Flo says "KISS MY GRITS!!!"...lol !!!
I said I would like to have unsweetened tea with lemon and lime and Tony asked for a Budweiser...she said "CAN I SEE YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD?" Tony and I looked at each other..."Do you mean his ID?" I asked ...she said "NO HONEY, HIS MEMBERSHIP to the DRINKING CLUB"...Tony and I laughed..she said "WELL YOU CAN PAY $10 to join and drink here and the beers are $4 each.." Tony said you want me to pay you $10 just to drink here, and I am passing through and will never be here again? She smiled and said "IT's the LAW"..Tony asked for a sweet tea and rolled his eyes.. We both ordered the OPEN FACED ROAST BEEF Plate...it was fair, not horrible and not to die for...but just OKAY!!! The Neon lights are to bring you in...once your in...You at their mercy!!! We ate paid the ticket left a $1 tip and said NEVER AGAIN!!!!!
Go try it yourself and if you live near by and it might be worth the $10 drinking membership...but not for Tourist!!!!Related to:
- Food and Dining
Who Dat's Restaurant: Cajun can't be beat!
This place is ran by some of my school friends & their parents, from New Orleans. He KNOWS how to cook the stuff & man is it amazing. I know people who drive 2-3 hours just to eat at this place!
Favorite Dish: Alligator
This place has the best foot long hotdog in the world. I've been addicted to them since about age 3. This is a local family business & I have had friends from Memphis (2 hours away) know of this place & actually stop at it every time on there way to Heber Springs. If you like a good burger & onion rings, with ice cream to finish off.. stop here NOT SONIC!
Favorite Dish: Foot Long hotdog with onion rings