The Rail Yard LR

1212 E 6th St Suite 1, Little Rock
(501) 372-9273

Recent Reviews

Steven Walker

It wasn't bad at all. The table was pretty cool, beer caps. It's small so seating area is a little jammed but still enough.

coconutladenswallow .

We've only been once so far and my impression was that they pay a little more attention to the bar than the food - not a bad thing - just not what we expected until we entered. They make a great pulled pork and a solid (if a little fatty) brisket. The stovetop beans are great, the other sides were so-so at best. We might go again, but we'll try other places first.

Paul Wilson

Excellent environment to eat BBQ with some serious food to back it up! My only problem was with the brisket plate I ordered. I asked for moist brisket, meaning little on the fatty side. When it arrived the brisket was not cut correctly against the grain. That can absolutely ruin the eating experience for brisket. Since the brisket smoked well and had excellent flavor it didn't bother me as much. For other customers who are not as forgiving as myself, please learn to cut beef correct.

Trey Willis

Our server was prompt and friendly, bit of a hidden gem with a huge outdoor seating area.

Shaneka Smith

This is a very unique place. Good food. Great people. Great service.

Stewart McEntyre

Great place with great BBQ in the revitalized LR East Village. Another BBQ option (except closer to work 😁 for lunch during the week). Staff is quick and nice. I would highly recommend the Cuban sandwich (Wed. special) or the Bull & Boar anytime!

Kathleen Ashe

I wish there was a no star rating . The place was real cute and had a great “hangout” atmosphere but we never saw our waitress... as a former waitress all i can say is the waiting staff was pretty horrible. Our waitress literally told us for 20 mins that she was coming to get our order yet she waited on other tables and then once we got our food we never saw her. We finally went inside to pay and the other waitress couldn’t even find her. They have no system showing if you paid or not. I swear if we weren't honest people we could have easily dined and dash. Again, cute place, love the concept, but waiting staff needs huge improvement. I also didn't like the fact that since their WiFi was down they couldn’t take card payments. They had us write down our card info.....since they have already lost my trust i didn’t feel comfortable doing that! Thought that was pretty unprofessional too.

Adrian S.

If you are in the mood for a delicious bloody mary meal, The Rail Yard is your spot! I stopped in and immediately experienced the hospitality. Once I had my Bloody I was in Heaven. If you also want good food I recommend the wings (Buffalo). Overall really pleased at what this establishment had to offer.

Nick F.

Awesome environment! BBQ is pretty good and decent beer selection. They have local food trucks and a large outdoor area with yard games to hangout at.

Margaret H.

A friend recommended this restaurant. I went at lunchtime and sat outside. I had a lovely visit with a friend and an hour later our food came out. I ended up having to take it back to my office to eat. They kept apologizing for the wait but the kitchen had been "slammed". I could have believed them if I hadn't walked through the restaurant to leave and a lot of my co-workers who arrived later than us were already eating. The food was good but the experience was not.

Thomas K.

I have yet to meat(pun intended) a price of meat there that I didn't like. The flavors of everything are so good you just want to keep eating even when you are stuffed. And the service is top notch even when it's a busy Saturday night and the have a party of 100 to deal with they still made my two person party feel welcome and special.

Victoria S.

Great atmosphere and friendly service. A little salty but still great food! Had the Almost Famous nachos and the mix of slaw, brisket, and jalapeños was great. Boyfriend had the Bull & Boar and he loved it.

oleg karaduta

Nice place to have a fast sip o' beer. Non obvious parking though. Strange way of running the credit card without a signing the final check. Check your credit card afterwards for auto 20% gratitude. Or more. You'll never know. Otherwise pretty cosy, especially outside (if it's not too hot/humid). Huge TV's inside streaming soccer games on regular basis is a huge plus.

Brenda Shepherd

Great place to go hear live music. Nice big outdoor seating area and good trucks for your eating pleasure.

Shannon Deckard

What's not to Love!!! Excellent BBQ indoor/outdoor seating, games,Craft beers, food trucks rotate in and out Fun environment young and old

Melissa Johnson

I really, really love this place but absolutely do not understand why it closes at 10 pm on weekend. If not for that it would get 5 stars.

Jan Crowe

Best pulled pork sandwich I have ever had (I am from TX) plus smoked beans had just enough kick to them and slaw was good. Real busy but waitress kept our drinks filled plus constantly telling us when to expect our meal. Large portions and friendly atmosphere.

Sean Dailey

Great atmosphere. Awesome patio. Food trucks plus house food gives you plenty of options.

Ron P.

Nice place. Kitchen closes at 8:00 which wasn't posted and several others came in after also. Food looked excellent but was dry and over peppered. Bbq sauce and beans were over peppered. Maybe a drug screening policy needs to be in enforced also.

Elizabeth R.

Finally made it here - rumors are true, the barbecue is excellent, great service, good beer selection. We had brisket and pulled pork - both really good. Sides were solid - slaw, potato salad, etc. We will be back!

Melody M.

Ok place to meet people if you drink water! $7 for a can of angry orchard! Even worse on the drink menu was rail mule for $8 so got2?, one for my son and I , $21.98. I asked how $16 became &21.98, was told the extra was liquor tax!!! WTF . Almost $6 liquor tax, the waitress said , almost proudly, we have the highest liquor tax around! Sorry won't be back unless I'm drinking water!!

Patrick S.

Stumbled across the Rail Yard and love the atmosphere. It's definitely the new hot spot in a growing area. The BBQ is great and the prices are all fair. I love the outside hang out area and can't wait to come check out live music one day!

Mike J.

If you haven't been here yet you are missing out! This is easily the best new bar in the central Arkansas area. They always have Count Porkula BBQ but they also bring in other food trucks in there outside area, which is DOG FRIENDLY!! They do live music and even trivia on Wednesdays. I definitely recommend this place to anyone who just want to get out eat good food and unwind with friends and family. Ill be back soon!

Rob S.

Very cool place. Indoor seating and outdoor activities. Connected to Count Porkula so always BBQ available and there are also rotating food trucks.

Brianna W.

Absolutely amazing new spot in LR! Big open outdoor area, nice intimate seating inside. And the BBQ is out of this world! The rib was fall of the bone tender and the smoked wings are so flavorful! Try them Naked and order sauce on the side the BBQ sauce put on the tables is also a must try. Friendly and efficient staff, GM checked on our table twice. My new favorite spot.


This is some seriously good BBQ. I got the brisket sandwich and it was absolutely delicious! Staff was super nice and professional. Service was fast and everything was correct as ordered. Restaurant was clean and nice looking. They have a wonderful outdoor seating area too. If you like BBQ (or want to) I highly recommend coming here.

Judi M.

Omg! If the decor & ambiance doesn't make you want to come back... the food definitely will! This place is a must!

Jason B.

This is the best place to go and hang out to have a drink in Little Rock. Atmosphere is great and the BBQ is even better. Far and away the Best BBQ in town!! Highly recommend and I will definitely be back!! Weekly!!

Little R.

This place is awesome. Can't find a better more relaxed place to enjoy the day. Food from Count Porkula is amazing. This is a must try if you are in Arkansas.

Wayne B.

Great place to have a beer and enjoy the outdoors they have a large outdoor area and serve local craft beers highly recommend

Michael E.

With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, I can't think of a better place to hang out other than The Rail Yard. It feels like a neighborhood back yard. I went with some friends on Easter Sunday and the place was action packed. It was full families, dogs, and people looking to have a good time. They had some awesome live music playing, some great libation slanging, and of course pretty good BBQ. I had the smoke sausage and cheese tray with the house made pickles. I suggest you check this place out before it gets too hot in the summer time.

Jessica Harris

My husband and I have been here a couple times. The atmosphere is pretty great when there is an event going on. The patio is awesome—clean and well put together. We had the BBQ today and it was pretty good. The service was great and prices were surprisingly reasonable! We also love that the patio is dog friendly and we can bring our pups!

Doogerauoy Sihtdaer

So I've eaten here twice since they've opened and here are my thoughts. Surroundings and settings, very nice and clean. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and quick service. The food was very good.

Ashley Almand

My friends and I went to the opening night of trivia and had so much fun! The atmosphere was fun and relaxed, our server was charismatic, and the food was incredible. We couldn’t have asked for a better evening when gathering a group of friends together. The outdoor area also provides a cool new experience that Little Rock is lacking. 10/10 would recommend!

Jonida zeqo

Got sent to this place by the chef and owner at Cathead diner when we decided to have a late lunch and his diner was closed.

Jesse Macom-Teague

Updated: The owner reached out to me and though I've not replied as of yet that says a lot to me. I'm not some big important person but they in my opinion treated me like I was important enough to try to make things right. Anyone who is willing to do that is worth a second shot. Like I say below, the place looks cool as all get out, and I really was looking forward to the "yard" come spring and summer. I added a star just for the prompt willingness to reach out to me. Sometimes we forget about the growing pains we went through in our own businesses and or new ventures.

April D. Smith

The service was superb. But the menu is not consistent because it relies on food trucks to stay stocked. I would've liked better beer choices.

Adelia Kittrell

We’ve been here several times already for lunch. I’ve gotten the baked potato and the nachos- always with pulled pork- and it’s always been fabulous. Great addition! I like the food truck model too!

Roscoe Fletcher

Really nice place with a cozy atmosphere and delicious food. The staff was very welcoming, polite, and helpful

Anja B.

My husband and I and our two dogs loved this place! The backyard is dog friendly with water bowls even! Food can be ordered from the food truck(s) or inside. We had the pulled pork on top of a potato. It was good food and very family friendly pricing. It was cold outside but there were tables with fire in the center to sit around and stay warm by. It's a fun place to go and just be yourself, dogs and all. Kids welcome too! Great stuff for kids in the food trucks and plenty of space for the kids to run around, which is totally appropriate here. Have fun!