There are a lot of places in Arkansas that could be considered a void for restaurants. In many cases, a single family-run diner, dairy bar or even a Sonic might provide the only prepared sustenance outside of the home kitchen. The quality of these places can be great or iffy, but for local diners who have no choice, they are simply there.

The Monte Ne Inn Chicken Restaurant is the only restaurant in the vicinity of the ruins of Monte Ne and the only steady restaurant on the way out to Horseshoe Bend (though there is a small seasonal pizza joint along the way). The menu never hit’s the table at the eatery — because if you go, you’re going to get the exact same thing everyone else is going to get, a filling family-style dinner of fried chicken and all the fixings, brought to your table and refilled until you are stuffed.