68 Years Later, Neal’s Cafe Thrives
To call Neal’s Cafe a good place to eat is like saying people around here love the Razorbacks.
An understatement to say the very least.
For the last 68 years running, the Neal family has been Keeping it Local and keeping it fresh.
Micah Neal runs the place now, but it was his great-grandmother who originally set the table.
“My great grandmother’s uncle was Charlie George of George’s Chicken. She borrowed $5,000 from him to buy 40 acres. They were going to raise chickens,” said Micah.
That plan didn’t exactly work out though, because Grandma Neal was allergic to chicken feathers so she decided to open a cafe.
68 years later, the food is still made from scratch and going strong.
Now Micah continues the family tradition, and honors his family history.
“We don’t change a lot. My grandpa designed this building… He designed and built a lot of the tables.”
You’ll see young families looking for good home cooking, and old-timers trying to solve the world’s problems over a cup of Joe.
Even if they don’t the food is fantastic.
The family has huge omelets for breakfast with hash bowns and biscuits and gravy, or hash browns and grits.
The lunch is even better. They’re known for their fried chicken, chicken fried streak, and burgers that for some are too big to handle.
“We are known for our fried chicken cooked in iron skillets. It comes with three sides and most places have two. We serve brown beans that we grow in the back and we put bacon in there. It tastes fantastic.”
Micah says the double-cheeseburger is too much for most guys to finish. If you’d like to accept the challenge, head down to Neal’s Cafe. After all, 68 years of return customers can’t be wrong.