Gravel Bar at Wanderoo Lodge

216 W Van Buren, Eureka Springs
(479) 363-6755

Recent Reviews

craig bernhardt

The Gravel Bar produces and serves beautifully applied twists and embellishments to traditional kinds of dishes. Topping twists to pizzas with flat bread crusts, extraordinarily great sandwich presentations and some enticing soups. Only thing missing are a couple of great salads. A great 4 star experience...add the music and it is 5 stars all the way!

Donna R.

Loved food, service and venue! We will be back. Highly recommend. Great drink menu.

Jim B.

We stayed at the Wanderoo Lodge (great value / recommend) and can't stress enough how awesome it was to have this place right across the parking lot. The bartenders were all great, and the craft beer selection is really good. Our room wasn't quite ready the first day we arrived a little early, so we waited in the bar. We found out the town is largely a cash town for everything from parking to food and the bartender broke a large bill for us. Later that night after going out of the town, we stopped in for another beverage. The next night they had live music, people started arriving about an hour early so we hurried over with about 30 minutes to go and grabbed a table in the small room next to the deck/patio where the band was setup. The servers were Johnny on the spot with drinks and food, checking in and making sure everyone was taken care of. The music was awesome, and the band was local, you could tell there were a lot of locals there, it wasn't just those of us staying there. A few things to note if you're staying at the motel. The locals DO come to this place on the live music night and a lot of them were taking motel parking spots. I was thinking how much it would suck if we hadn't already been parked to get back after a day of hiking or whatever and not being sure where to park or being able to park close to your room. In the bar, they had one window open from where we were seated into the deck/patio. We did not understand why they don't open all of those windows, we would have preferred to not have to look through glass to see and hear the band, but that's a small complaint and maybe there's a good reason they do it that way. I will say of the food options, the flatbread pizza needs some work. The crust is pretty floppy, and the slices are too big to pick up easily. You could try to eat it with a fork, but the crust doesn't cut easily either. And when you do get a piece cut (or if you're eating it with your hands) the cheese and toppings just kind of slide off. Overall, the flavor was good, we just struggled to figure out a good way to eat it without making a mess of our plate or our hands. Next time, we would probably just stick to the drinks and grab food elsewhere, but that's just us. Either way, you're in for a great time, with great vibes and great people.


Good pizza but no salad on the menu, nice environment, away from the historic downtown district. When we got there, the parking lot is limited and available to the Wander Lodge guests.

Patti B.

Not impressed, food was average, nothing to get excited about. No one is friendly and we have travelled across the county(USA) and this was the most unfriendly place we have been in. The female bartender was very nice, however that was about it. Have no desire to go back, will try someplace different the next time we are in Eureka Springs

Tina A.

Go here for the scene, not for the food. Service was good but the food was very underwhelming for the price. We got Nachos which were over priced for what was on them, and the Chzy chicken broccoli bowl which was tiny and I think had 3 pieces of overcooked Broccoli.

Taylor Bryan

Our first night in town while staying at the Wanderoo, we grabbed dinner and drinks at the Gravel Bar. We went on trivia night and that was super fun. I ordered the Buffalo chicken bowl and a margarita, then my husband and I shared a strawberry strudel-type dessert. Everything was absolutely delicious! The prices are a little high but still on-par for the tourist town. My only knock was that they were understaffed so our meal took 45+ minutes to come out. We weren’t in a rush and they were so very kind about it! We plan to stop by for drinks or food again while we’re here and would absolutely stop by anytime we’re in the area!Parking: Gravel parking shared with the Wanderoo hotel guests

Steve K.

Owners are great hosts and will ensure that your visit is enjoyable. Comfy bar with great food, live music and parking on site.

Christy Wortham

This was my second visit, and it's a fun laid back place. The food is simple and tasty. Drinks, wine, beer, live music, indoor and outdoor seating...all with a very cool vibe. You can also rent a little cabin, motel room, and water sports equipment.Food: 5/5

Calla Bjorklund Jarvie

A shop owner we talked to in Eureka Springs recommended this bar, and we are so glad he did! The people were so friendly, and the food and drinks were incredible. We could have stayed here all night!

Fernando C.

Awesome motel, awesome people, awesome food. We stayed here for a few days to explore the town, we can't say enough great things about our stay here.

Joshua Dugan

A favorite venue! The love music here is amazing (especially Mondays) and the energy of the bar is phenomenal. You'll make friends here! Definitely a favorite of us locals and tourists too! And the service team here is remarkable. They are able to manage huge crowds without compromising their service levels and always with a smile!Food: 4/5

Debi Pritchett Hart

Good food. Good music! Really laid back, lots of fun!


Staff are very friendly and my flatbread pizza was delicious. Even better was the dessert - I wanted to come back for that every night I was in Eureka Springs. There's a good beer selection and very good live music. It's got a friendly vibe with a nice outdoor deck. I really enjoyed the atmosphere.

Josh Dugan

Great music and people! Mondays are the best!

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