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“Late evening? Go here!”

Ed Walker's Drive-In
Ranked #18 of 258 Restaurants in Fort Smith
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
ASSARIA
Level 6 Contributor
73 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Late evening? Go here!”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Cars were still parked around this place so we pulled in for a late bite. The French Dip sandwich was my choice, Roast Beef and Swiss was my husbands. We were very happy! The sandwiches were hot and the fries piled high. The roast was served dry - ask for au jus (ketchup is for the fries). The breads were soft and perfect. The RBS was served on a salt and pepper roll that was unique.

Lots of atmosphere and very reasonably priced. Can't wait to go back and try the beautiful cakes and pies!

Did I mention that they offer car-hop service including ice cold beer? Set outside or inside, the food is a treat!

  • Visited November 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“OK”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

OK>>> The French dip is excellent. The secret ingredient....... SALT (shhhhh... it's a secret) The beef is lean and fat free which is excellent, but overall, really, Arby's does as well. The onion rings are below par, being battered and over cooked. It's hard to mess up an onion ring and they don't... but they also don't make them as good as they can be made. Overall, this is a nice little place, with quality food, but not really up to the hype. Better than Burger King, McD, etc though so don't pass it by.. .just don't expect it to be a memorable place

  • Visited October 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level 6 Contributor
407 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“GOOD FOOD, GOOD SERVICE”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

I had the French dip and my wife had a spicy chicken sandwich. Both were very good, service was great. Onion rings were very good. Would go back again to try more menu items. Great desert selection.

  • Visited October 2013
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Van Buren, Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“I love this place”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Been eating here since 96. A classic drive in with a twist. drive in type food, definitely a University of Arkansas lovers dream that has been around for ever. Just a frendly fun place to eat aand relax.

  • Visited October 2013
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Dallas, Texas, United States
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Good Ambiance, food was good, fried pickles a bit greasy”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We picked this restaurant on our vacation to Fort Smith, AR. We wanted to go somewhere different and had heard their food was good. It is a bit rustic, can definitely tell it has been around for a long time (which is partly what brought us here). The kids wanted to sit in one of those big red bench like seats. They thought the Jukebox was real cool as well.

The waitress was real nice, and the food was good. We ordered the fried pickles as an appetizer, the top part of the basket was good, but when you got to the middle and then the bottom they were very greasy. My wife ordered the French Dip and said she really enjoyed it. The kids and myself had burgers and they were fine,

For a family of 4, we ended up paying just under $50.00, which is about what we expected. Overall not a bad place to eat, if you are looking for something that is a bit different and not a part of a regular food chain. Just be warned if you are on a diet or trying to eat healthy, this may not be your place.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Jimmy S
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