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Starving Artist Cafe

411 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114-5327
501-372-7976
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Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4th Street
Transit: We are located directly across the street from Trolley Stop #1.
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Colorado
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had a delicious meal surrounded by art on all the walls. The art was eclectic and for sale. The menu was varied and the food outstanding! The portions were reasonable and the service was good. The food is local and fresh - yea!

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is a friendly restaurant with great staff, healthy delicious food. They also have a radio show on Tuesday nights with Stories of the south.

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I like this place when I'm looking for something different- something local that's not a chain. The food is a unique cuisine and it's always excellent. The staff is friendly and laid back, and the atmosphere with all of the art is great. The food is a little pricey, but, it's worth it to have the local flavor and cool... More

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Orange County
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner here. Great atmosphere. Tons of paintings on the wall. Broad menu with interesting dishes, and attentive service from their young staff.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The atmosphere here is really cool. Local artists have their art hanging on the walls covering the entire restaurant. This place is the opposite of pretentious. Good service with a laid back attitude, inexpensive good food. The lunch menu is small but executed well. The goat cheese and tapenade starter is amazing, as well as the carrot and lavender soup.... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We decided to try the weekly Tales from the South radio show and dinner. The music was good, but the stories were definitely not on a par with Garrison Keillor or Mark Twain... The prices for mediocre food were pretentious. I got the advertised pasta with shrimp and sausage. The pasta was overcooked and mushy and there was ONE shrimp... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

In the words of my wife, the food "was not mind-blowing, but was well prepared". The owners have creatively carved out a "niche atmosphere" with the displayed art, and the Tuesday night program of live music followed by the half-hour of "Tales from the South" storytelling. We had made reservations for an August 2013 Tuesday; the seating area was close... More

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Nashville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Make a point to be at the Starving Artist Café on a “Tales of the South” night (the first Tuesday of each month). The food is fine, but it’s the experience of hearing writers read their own compositions that makes this event so memorable. These are memoirs, not tall tales, that can be touching, funny and emotional all in the... More

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Shingle Springs
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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Looking for an interesting place for lunch in North Little Rock, I stumbled-upon Starving Artist Cafe. A cup of chicken creole soup was ordered as a starter; penne pasta with shrimp and calamari was the main course. The food was fine and the service prompt and friendly.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Yes, can be a noisey and busy place for dinner but that is needed sometimes. We were able to get in the evening of the Fleetwood Mac concert so we were glad that they took our reservation at late notice. The service was great. Our food was very good. Used to go to their old LR location for lunch. It... More

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