111 W 8th Ave • 870.536.3488
One of Pine Bluff’s oldest and most popular restaurants, this is the place to get a steak that seems to melt in your mouth. The veggies and desserts ain’t bad, either.
212 W Barraque St • 870.718.5330
New and comfortably Old-World stylish, this is more than just coffee house. It’s a deli, an art gallery and a library. Inviting sofas and club chairs ensure your comfort for as long as you care to hang out.
502 Mallard Loop • 870.850.0256
There really is a Chef Lee and he’s been cooking in Pine Bluff for years. Now he has his own hibachi buffet restaurant with a large selection of freshly prepared Asian foods.
18 Chapel Village • 870.879.3150
A Pine Bluff institution, this place has offered catfish, shrimp and hospitality for decades. It’s on the far side of town from the airport, but definitely worth the extra few minutes’ drive.
1219 S Main Street • 870.510.5974
This downtown eaterie offers a concise menu of sandwiches and dinner platters featuring chicken, steak and shrimp, as well as an extensive selection of dishes featuring the barbecue that made them famous.
214 W Barraque • 870.592.0328
Miss Margaret got her start baking and selling beautiful cakes in an old place on Main Street. Now, she’s in a charming new/old shop, offering breakfast, burgers and lunch deli to compliment her sweet, baked temptations.
These retail outlets are a short, convenient drive from Pine Bluff Regional Airport.
Big Box discount store with groceries
Open 24 hours/7 days except Christmas
5501 S Olive St • 870.534.7054
Open M-F 9:00AM-9:00PM; Sat. 10:00AM-8:00PM; Sun. 12:00-6:00PM
2910 E Harding Ave • 870.534.7600
Big Box Home Improvement
Open Daily 7:00AM-9:00PM; Sunday 8:00-7:00PM
2906A E Harding Ave • 870.850.7702
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• New Cloud Nine® bedding
• On the House® hot breakfast
• Complimentary USA Today M-F
• Complimentary Coffee & Tea 24 hours
• Complimentary high-speed internet
• Free local calls and voice mail
• Meeting room for up to 80 people
• 24-hour business center
• Indoor pool and fitness center
• On-site guest laundry
• 32" flat-screen TV with cable/HBO
• Microwave and fridge
• In-suite coffee maker, hair dryer
• In-suite iron and ironing board
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Pictured above and left, DELTA RIVERS NATURE CENTER is the first of eight nature centers built in Arkansas by the state’s Game and Fish Commission. The visitor center, modeled on a waterfowl hunting lodge, is situated on 130 acres of bottomland between Lake Langhofer and Black Dog Bayou. Inside, visitors will discover a 20,000-gallon aquarium that replicates the underwater environment of an oxbow lake with a diverse population of native fish. Other exhibits include preserved specimens of birds, mammals and reptiles; displays that tell the history of The Delta, the changing characteristics of our rivers and the importance of our wetlands. There are also exhibits for hunting and fishing. Children love climbing onboard a vintage “biplane” and flying over various areas of The Delta as they learn about the wildlife and habitat.
Outdoors, visitors can observe feeding of fish, alligators and birds, including eagles; explore the fora and fauna of Jefferson County on four trails, ranging in length from an easy, quarter-mile paved walking trail to the three-quarter-mile primitive trail designed for hiking enthusiasts. All the trails offer splendid opportunities to see beautiful wildflowers (no picking, please) and various forms of wildlife at work and play in their natural habitat.
• Complimentary breakfasts
Full, buffet and continental
• Complimentary morning newspaper
• Complimentary high-speed internet
• Wifi free for IHG® Rewards Members
• Meeting room
• Business center
• Outdoor pool
• Fitness center
• On-site guest laundry
• Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite
• Microwave and mini-fridge
• In-room coffee maker and tea maker
• Hair dryer & bath amenities
• In-room iron and ironing board
Admission is free. A gift shop allows visitors to take home mementos of their visit. The nature center is located at 1400 Black Dog Road, just off Martha Mitchell Expressway in Pine Bluff. For more information call 870.534.0011 or visit their official website.
Take a look at a mode of transportation that never leaves the ground. The ARKANSAS RAILROAD MUSEUM, permanent home of steam engine 819, a 4-8-4 Northern-type locomotive that was the last built at the Pine Bluff yard. Along with the 1909 Baldwin-built 336, both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and both are housed at the Arkansas Railroad Museum. The collection includes several rare diesel locomotives, a complete steam wrecker train, cabooses, a snow plow and other examples from the railroad era of yesteryear.
Also housed in the vast structure are collections of railroad memorabilia and a working scale-model railroad layout.
Pine Bluff offers a variety of lodging options. We recommend these properties for the high standards that you expect to find at nationally branded hotels and suites and for their convenient access from the airport.
The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00AM until 2:00PM. (Hours may be curtailed during extreme outdoor temperatures.) Call ahead for special guided tours. Location is 1700 Port Road, just off U.S. Highway 65B. Phone 870.535.8819 or visit the official website.
★★★★★“Jimmy and Daniel took great care of my airplane while I stored it at PBF for a week. I couldn't have asked for a better overall experience. I also hear that the food at the restaurant is excellent, but didn't have a chance to try it.”
– C. Montgomery, June 22, 2016
For a healthful way to spend an afternoon enjoying magnificent lake views, visit the scenic LAKE SARACEN WALKING TRAIL that follows along the shoreline of Lake Saracen. The trailhead is located just east of the pavilions at Saracen Landing. Keep track of your mileage using mile markers placed along the trail. Less experienced walking enthusiasts will appreciate the benches placed conveniently along the trail. The trail is a recent winner of the Arkansas Governor’s Fitness Award.
Saracen Landing is one
of the newest public-use facilities in Pine Bluff, and
is part of the the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department. The centerpiece of the
park is a pavilion complex which is home to the Farmers Market. The pavilion may be
reserved for private events by calling the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department.
Saracen Landing is located at 200 Lake Saracen Drive in Pine Bluff, just off Martha Mitchell Expressway, across from the Jefferson County Courthouse.
If your palate is craving a different meal from home-style fare conveniently offered at Grider Field Restaurant inside the airport terminal building, there are several chain restaurants scattered across the city that will meet your needs for an easy, reliable meal. But for a taste of authentic local flavor, we invite you to try any of these one-of-a-kind Pine Bluff restaurants within a few minutes’ drive of the airport.
1 Saracen Resort Drive • 870.686.9001
Nearest the airport is Saracen Casino Resort, which is much more than a gaming establishment. It is a collection of dining experiences, from the world-class steakhouse flagship to a refreshing coffee shop.
Only 38 dining establishments in the United States are licensed to serve authentic Kobe beef, and the Red Oak Steakhouse is the first in Arkansas and first in The South. In addition to this delicacy, the restaurant offers an impressive array of entrées, accompaniments and desserts, as well as an extensive wine list, all served in an atmosphere of elegant sophistication.
Enjoy watching your favorite sports televised on the massive, 25-foot video wall in this fully operational brew pub that serves hearty burgers and baskets from the grill.
Looking for a heaping helping of your favorite dish, and all the trimmings? Look no further than Quapaw Kitchens, an endless buffet of delights for your palate.
Think of it as fast food with style! Breakfast, burgers, grilled sandwiches, and pizza by the slice or the whole pie. It’s all available 24/7, so no matter how late you arrive, you can grab a bite.
This is your destination for aromatic O-Gah-Pah brand coffee, served “straight” or as a variety of barista-style beverages, hot or iced. Cupcakes, donuts and pastries round out the offering.