Ozark Cafe

Newton Countiesí favorite food destination.

We are the only Restaurant with live music every Saturday night on the square in Jasper, Ar.

The over 100-year-old cafe (est. 1909) nestled in Jasper Arkansas features burgers, steaks, and omelets; specialties include a deep-fried hamburger and the Excaliburger, a 1/2-lb. burger sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches and an Ozark sauce; includes a meeting room, a soda fountain and theater, fronts the town square. Selected by New York Magazineís Grub Street blog as Arkansasís entry in their list of the Top 50 foodie destinations. named the cafeís chocolate gravy as Arkansasís Must Try Foods from the 50 States.

The Ozark Cafe is on of Jasper Arkansas only Landmark, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the second oldest restaurant in Arkansas and is located near the Buffalo River on the square in Jasper Ar.

When you pull up a chair to enjoy our classic country meals, we hope youíll taste the difference right away. Freshly made, flavorful meals is what we have been doing for over 100 years. We use quality ingredients and recipes some folks might call time-tested and traditional like our hand-cut fries, country green beans and home made chili. We make our salads fresh daily and use only grade ďAĒ eggs. We are happy youíre in our neck of the woods and hope you make yourself at home.


Ozark Cafe

            Downtown Jasper since 1909

Ozark Cafe Staff

Buffalo National River
Upper River Area

Phone:  870-446-2976
Website: htto://
GPS:  36.00849,-93.187049
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Ozark Cafe, Jasper Arkansas

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Nearby Destinations:

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Ponca Elk Education Center (in Ponca)  (870) 861-2432    
GPS:  36.02215, -93.36141  (14.8 miles, 21 mins
AGFC elk education center, nationally recognized facility
Open daily 10 - 4:30 PM, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Boxley Valley Elk Herd (Highway 43 & 21)      Web
GPS:  35.97717, -93.40219  (18.9 miles, 27 mins)

Home of Arkansas' famous elk herd, arguably the most viewable in the southern US. Mornings and evenings, fall rut exceptional.
Lost Valley Hiking Trail  (3 miles south of Ponca on 43)   
GPS:  36.00297, -93.37295  (16 miles, 22 mins)

NPS  The most popular hiking trail in the upper Buffalo River area. Barrier free stretch, suitable for families. Eden Falls, native american shelter, waterfall in cave, outstanding spring wildflowers.
Smith Creek Preserve (3 mi. south of Church on 21)    Web
GPS:  35.93548, -93.38612  (22.4 miles, 31 mins
Nature Conservency, hiking trail 500 ft. descent in 1 mile. Two track road, hiking trail, very scenic spring fed creek with outstanding spring wildflower show. Popular with photographers.  Remote.
Hawksbill Crag  (6 miles up Cave Mtn. road)  
GPS:  35.88816, -93.4698  (27.2 miles, 57 mins)

Popular 3 mile round trip with 200 ft elevation change. Most photographed Arkansas Landmark. Trail can be rough, a few seasonal creeks.
Centerpoint Trailhead (5 miles north of Ponca on 43)      
GPS:  36.09222, -93.334693    (21.3 miles, 30 mins)

This trailhead is popular with hikers and horsemen. It is one of two ways to famous Hemmed In Hollow, the dangerous Goat Trail, Sneeds Creek Trail, and Granny Henderson's cabin. Big elevation changes, not for out of shape hikers. 1,000 ft descent. For most, this is an all day hike requiring frequent rest stops.

Nearby Towns:

GPS:  36.23026, -93.10802  (19.4 miles, 28 mins)

Harrison is a small town of 12,000 that offers many services not available at Ponca or Jasper. Most businesses are north of the square. For emergency car repairs it would be the closest destination.

Day Trips:

Branson, MO 
GPS:  36.64465, -93.22709  (54.2 miles, 72 mins)

Nationally famous entertainment destination on par with Nashville, TN. A popular day trip with local visitors to see national acts, and old time country entertainment.
Eureka Springs, AR
GPS:  36.39489, -93.74231  (61.2 miles, 82 mins)

This is Arkansas' Victorian Village, built on a mountain with multiple springs and gardens city-wide. A must-see small town with too many attractions to mention. An outstanding day trip to a town with many art galleries, unique shops, other attractions.
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