The Wooden Spoon

For over 20 years The Wooden Spoon has served Northwest Arkansas the best pies, desserts, and home cooking around. Come on out to Gentry, AR to see why people love coming for dessert and staying for a meal. Just 20 minutes west of XNA airport.

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Located in Gentry, Arkansas

Welcome to The Wooden Spoon, your go-to destination for delicious homemade meals in Gentry, AR. We take pride in our ability to create mouthwatering dishes using only the freshest and finest ingredients available.

Our restaurant boasts a cozy and inviting atmosphere, perfect for a night out with family and friends or a quick lunch break. Our menu offers a wide range of options, including sandwiches, salads, soups, pies and entrees that are sure to satisfy any appetite.

At The Wooden Spoon, we specialize in home-style cooking with a twist. Our signature dishes include our famous chicken fried steak, meatloaf, and pot roast, all made from scratch with love and care.

In addition to our regular menu, we also offer catering services for all your events, big or small. Whether you're planning a wedding, corporate event, or a family gathering, we can create a customized menu that will impress your guests and make your event memorable.

So, come visit us at The Wooden Spoon and experience the comfort of home-cooked meals with a modern flair. We look forward to serving you!

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Daily Specials

Check out one of our daily specials!

Soup of the Week:

Chicken Enchilada

Handheld of the Week:

Southern BBQ Pork

Monday16.99
Special Entrée: Chicken Fried Chicken, Served with Two Sides and a Roll.
Tuesday16.99
Special Entrée: BBQ Meatballs Served with Choice of Two Sides and a Roll.
Wednesday16.99
Special Entrées: 1. Chicken Fried Steak, Served with your choice of two sides and a roll.
Thursday16.99
Special Entrée: Chili Lime Shrimp, Served with Choice of Two Sides and a Roll.
Friday16.99
Special Entrée: Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich with Choice of Two Sides
Friday Dinner 1. Smoked Tri Tip 2. Chicken Fried Chicken 3. Creamy Pecan Crusted SalmonTBD

Reviews

See what Northwest Arkansas has to say about The Wooden Spoon.

The Wooden Spoon
4.8
Based on 1094 reviews
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Jen FoxJen Fox
19:31 19 Jul 23
I have eaten here many times and it was wonderful as usual! Staff is always friendly and food is southern comfort! And I LOVE their flavored tea!
Mellissa JonesMellissa Jones
03:36 15 Jul 23
Fabulous, delicious, did not disappoint.... so glad that we made the short drive to eat at this charming restaurant. I always try to eat at local restaurants and so glad I do because of places like yours. Shelly was absolutely wonderful. All of the staff was so friendly and took the best care of everyone. We only had a short wait and had our meal in short time after ordering. Will definitely make this a place to go when in the area again.
Nicholas NeilNicholas Neil
18:44 28 Jun 23
Fantastic. The limited hours make it a challenge to eat here, but is certainly worth the effort! The service is kind and efficient. The food is very generous and delicious. The pies….. are to die for. Even if you are full from the generous portion, make sure to get a slice of pie to go! You will not be disappointed.
Andrea BarnettAndrea Barnett
18:10 18 Jun 23
Always delicious! The chicken fried chicken meal is my favorite, but you really can't go wrong. Love their peach tea. Also, their desserts are very tasty. I alternate between their chocolate pie and their coconut pie.
Rene JanssenRene Janssen
14:41 18 Jun 23
Best salad i ever had in my life. 6 layer lemoncake was really delicious. Share it because its BIG.
Will CarterWill Carter
19:14 06 May 23
The Wooden Spoon is always a NWA classic. Everything from their starters to desserts is awesome, and you can’t go wrong with anything, but I recommend the potato soup and club sandwich.
Brock HardcastleBrock Hardcastle
03:46 18 Mar 23
I love the Wooden Spoon. All the entrees are great and the desserts are INCREDIBLE. I got the dessert sampler with the bread pudding, key lime cake, and cobbler. As always, it put me as near to a state of culinary euphoria that you can humanly reach.
John ParkerJohn Parker
01:59 03 Jan 23
Food was great. It took 1.25hrs to get in though. They just don't move the people through fast enough so the line gets long. It took our waitress a good 10-15min to get to our table for drink orders. We ordered drinks and food at the same time, that's how long we looked at the menu.Ordered the daily special, chicken fried chicken, and it was amazing. The peach tea is amazing. Dessert was a carrot cake and caramel pecan cheesecake. The cheesecake is OMG good. The carrot cake was a little too sweet but still good.I paid for 2 meals, 2 drinks and 2 desserts and the total before tip was $59.29. In my opinion, thats too expensive for lunch at this restaurant in Arkanas even with dessert.
Tom AllenTom Allen
15:34 06 Dec 22
After many have told us we needed to try this place, we finally made it. It was a 55 minute drive and a 30 minute wait to see what all the talk was about. This building is actually a very old horse barn that was torn down and moved to Arkansas, The timber are incredible. All the staff are nice, prompt and professional. I had the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes after reading all the reviews. While it was very good, I was reminded later that my body doesn't like fried foods any more. I also had the peach cobbler. It was very different than any I have had before, it was cut in a square and firm. However it was excellent. It was a very good experience and if we are ever in the area again, we will stop by.
big michael kaufmanbig michael kaufman
15:27 29 Nov 22
The wooden spoon is an excellent place to eat! However it is so popular, if you want to eat in, I recommend that you prepare to wait in line for a good period of time. We love to go over and get many of the items that they have to go! They are frozen in the freezer and you can take them home and heat them up at your convenience! Since the owners are affiliated with a religious organization, their hours of operation in the evening and weekends are limited so check before you go! You want me to support it 🙂
Shane VaughanShane Vaughan
16:07 06 Oct 22
Very unique place. Made from scratch food and reminds me of my great grand mothers cooking. Check opening hours and come early, or else you will wait to be seated (but worth it no matter the wait).
Andrew CAndrew C
07:59 05 Sep 22
I visited friends in Arkansas during Labor Day weekend and am so glad they took me here to eat. Hands down one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life! The ribeye sandwich with pasta salad and gourmet potatoes was made to perfection and, by far, the best bread I’ve ever eaten. It would have been worth visiting Arkansas just to have eaten here!
Clarissa DClarissa D
04:33 02 Jul 22
Delicious! Just great! Great food, pleasant atmosphere, outstanding quality, and an all around awesome experience! This is quality food, not fast food, and so the price will reflect that. Expect to pay a minimum of around $15 per person and that price will increase if you order a soft drink or a dessert. ( The desserts looked delicious ) You may also experience a long wait time, so if you are in a hurry, this may not the best choice for you. However, at some point, you need to make this experience a priority.
paul childresspaul childress
23:32 15 Feb 22
Had the best Valentines day dinner. The food was fresh and seasoned to perfection. They were running behind for our reservation but it was Valentines night. Wait staff seemed a little over whelmed at times but with the food it made up for the wait.
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For over 20 years The Wooden Spoon has served Northwest Arkansas the best pies, desserts, and home cooking around. Come on out to Gentry to see why people love coming for dessert and staying for a meal. Just 20 minutes west of XNA airport.

Address      :      1000 South Gentry Blvd Gentry, AR 72734
Phone         :      479-736-3030
Email          :      General.Manager@woodenspoongentry.com

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